Randall Williams: Let it go
In 1953, a white-haired woman sold all her possessions, and began walking tens of thousands of miles around the United States for peace. She called herself Peace Pilgrim, and she walked for almost thirty years. She was fed and sheltered by the people she met, and many commented how she changed their lives. We may never know how many people have been touched by her example. It’s basically the same stuff that Jesus was saying to his followers -- go about your work, just let go, and trust that you’ll be taken care of.
By Randall Williams
With the shirt on her back,
She walked almost thirty years
With just a pen, some letters, and a comb.
She didn’t want for meals,
For family or friends,
For all she ever needed on the road.
She let it go.
“Take no scrip,” he said,
Let love take you in,
Feed you and offer you a home.
He tried to keep them up all night
One last time,
Then he turned on his heels and let it go.
He let it go.
I’ve met people on five continents
And the thing that doesn’t make much sense,
It seems that they’re more free, the less they own.
They let it go.
I look around at stuff I own,
The ways that I fill up my home -
I wonder if it keeps the fear at bay.
What about the ones who walk,
Who live the life, not just the talk,
Maybe I might do the same someday,
If I just let it go.
Musician’s website: http://www.facebook.com/randallwilliamsPosted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed