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Unnecessary Things
Annie Kennedy, 2004

I see the sunlight glisten on the open road.
The sky is wide: the clouds have loosened off their load.
I hear the whispering in the wings:
'Leave behind unnecessary things'.

In all of history hidden down through the years
And in the mystery contained in our human tears
We seek the grace of a quiet place
Beyond unnecessary things.

The earth is singing as she breathes through every brand new leaf.
Her light is woven in the fabric of an ancient grief.
At loss of soul that searched for gold in
Unnecessary things.

She spins her vision and she lays it soft upon the land.
All who shelter in her trembling will take her hand.
To set it right we must unite against
Unnecessary things.

The weather's changing I can feel the breeze begin to blow.
It comes to strengthen something we already know:
the joy that will be when we are free from
Unnecessary things.

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