I Used To Stand So TallI used to stand with fervent love beneath my own intent,I Used To Stand So Tall by TannerJohnEvans
And hold above my head a stone too large for my own strength;
I held it long and held it high, with arms so stout for care.
Forever's longer than I knew, for time conquered at length.
I see the people breaking down, I cry to watch their fall--
To detritus they decompose, they crumble piece by piece,
And even when a single chip or chunk may topple down,
I wish to hold with mighty hands, that perishing may cease.
Oh, hands have I, but merely two; enough to support one,
But quick glance at the world around reveals my poverty;
Too many friends and strangers falling down before my eyes.
A hundred hands could not support the mass of their debris.
And so I said, with sorry eyes, my wisdom is not free,
For into it I pour a measure of my sanity,
I give it out for kindness--care--I give it out with love.
And out it went 'til what was left was mere humanity.
I found I could not take a state where I could not give help
To those whom deser