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"Ode to Self" 1952-

It's my birthday! December 15th! It's been a crazee 2020 with COVID-19! I made it! The only thing that's been constant is "CHANGE". That's what 68 years has taught me! CHANGE...Be ready for it, embrace it! Sam Cooke's "A CHANGE IS GONNA COME", lyrically sums this birthday year up for me. Have a listen I added a few personal comments!:-)

A Change Is Gonna Come https://youtu.be/CYJLT1z0jNQ

(I do not own the rights to this music.)

Sam Cooke

I was born by the river (Hampton Roads, VA)

in a little tent (Fort Monroe Hospital)

Oh, and just like the river

I've been running ever since (Running hard, time to slow down!)

It's been a long

A long time coming (68 years, dreams for ‘70’s)

But I know a change gonna come (Has never failed.)

Oh, yes it will

It's been too hard living (But it always works out!)

But I'm afraid to die (That was before I re-introduced myself to Jesus!)

'Cause I don't know what's up there

Beyond the sky (Got some folks waiting!)

It's been a long

A long time coming

But I know a change gonna come

Oh, yes it will

I go to the movie

And I go downtown

Somebody keep telling me

Don't hang around

It's been a long

A long time coming (Nothing for you yet? Live a while!)

But I know, a change gonna come

Oh, yes it will

Then I go to my brother (and ‘Sister-girlfriends in the past)

And I say, brother, help me please (Sistah please won't ya help a Sistah out?)

But he winds up, knockin' me (words’ll do it every time)

Back down on my knees

Oh, there been times that I thought

I couldn't last for long (before Jesus and a new mindset!)

But now I think I'm able, to carry on (I know I can!)

It's been a long

A long time coming

But I know a change gonna come (Change is sooo good for the soul!)

Oh, yes it will ( I’m ready!)

© 2020 Michelle Morgan Spady m@michellespady.com