Stephen Fuller *** Poetry, Essays

“… With You, upon Listening to Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Where I Take a Level UP Challenge Poem by Stephen Fuller.

…With You

Welcome, child, to this life. Fear it.
The bombs, the walls, the hate, the…
Everything that wants to rule your world.

Smile winsome child cross the tethered bridge
To the woods awaiting you across this gorge
Behave while everything comes tumbling down.

I need to stop, to breathe, to believe.
I cannot take one step across without faith
That on the other side it will be better
Than what the indecisive, the blind, the gods
Who want to rule the world with greed built.

Storms will come, child, but carry on, let them
Toss the foundation, nothing lasts forever, but
Believe I will find you because I will find you.

So with breathe drawn take the next step across
When on the other side you will find me standing
Ready to take it all on, to build something new…

(C) 2020 Stephen Fuller

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you

Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
Everybody wants to rule the world

It’s my own design
It’s my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most

Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

There’s a room where the light won’t find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do I’ll be right behind you
So glad we’ve almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world

I can’t stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world

Say that you’ll never, never, never, never need it
One headline – why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world

All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

Songwriters: Chris Hughes / Ian Stanley / Roland Orzabal
Everybody Wants to Rule the World lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management
Challenges:
Eugi
Sadje
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13 Responses to ““… With You, upon Listening to Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Where I Take a Level UP Challenge Poem by Stephen Fuller.”

  1. Chris Hall

    Great poem! Plus that’s my favourite song ever: it’s ‘our song’ from when I first met my husband… way back. It made my morning listening to it again πŸ™‚

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  2. Sadje

    Thanks Stephen. I have read it and liked it too. I also commented on it, though I cannot see my comment. This is so beautifully written. Indeed we need faith to cross the bridge.

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