And When I Rise

And when I rise, let me rise,
Like a bird, joyfully
And when I fall, let me fall,
Like a leaf, gracefully

When I stand, let me stand,
Like a tree, strong and tall,
And when I lie, let me lie,
Like a lake, reflecting all.

When I resist, I will resist,
Like the sea, relentlessly.
And when I speak, I will speak,
like the wind, loud and free

Words: Based on poem by Wendell Berry
Music: Seth Martin