Don't Force The Hand

from by Vanessa Hartley-McDonald

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Don’t force the hand
Don’t tell the tale
Until you have
Enough to say
Details come ‘round the block
The wind makes sails
Hang taut
Yet relaxed enough to obey

Don’t push the boat
Out for display
Don’t pretend
That your path has already been paved
Death claims and trickery plays
The same old game
You know their place
But you still avoid them like the plague

Don’t tell the world
“I know my way,”
And, “I have been
“I’ve been here before
“And I’ll climb out again”
Be true to what’s inside of you
And your pale blue veins
You are human
You’re the same
You have fear and love and faith

Now let’s talk straight


from Passivity, released February 26, 2014
Violin composed and performed by Annalise Lam
Harmonica composed and performed by Henry Slim



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Eleanor Verses. Singer and writer of songs from Bristol. I like all sorts of music - my sound's a mix of jazz, folk and soul.

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