A Song for Freedom within Togetherness, and Togetherness within Freedom

A Song for Freedom within Togetherness, and Togetherness within Freedom

- a song, by Lucy Hinton

As our branches grow outward

Reaching apart

The roots grow inward

Right to our heart

We are all different

And we’re the same

All pieces of oneness

With our own names

I reach out for your hand

As you take mine

We stand in our land

And the needs of our time

We’re many peoples

And we are one

And we share the same earth

And the same sun

Each of our stories

Belongs to us all

Scrapes us out deeper

That we are more full

So here I give praise to

The road and the hearth

We need our togetherness

And to walk our own paths

And in learning to love you

I learn to love me

And in the heart of relationship

I learn to be free