“IF YOU CAN ONLY LIFT ONE FINGER YOU STILL CAN POINT THE WAY!”
November 19, 2010
When doctors told me a few weeks ago that I would never walk again or have the use of my hands, except for one finger which I use to type my blog, I was devastated. I felt sorry myself for a few days, and then as I was checking out FACEBOOK I ran across artist/photographer “Lezlie Sokol”s page and saw this cloud painting of hers that moved me to tears. It made me think about a song I once wrote and reminded me that there is always hope and if you can only lift one finger…you still can point the way!
I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN
Words and Music by Artie Wayne
My back’s against the wall and I’m down to my last dime
I swear I can’t recall when I’ve had a harder climb
But like a rubber ball I’ll bounce back every time…and I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN
I know when I’ve been used like a steppin’ stone
Battered and abused…left out here on my own
But I don’t feel I’m used, only feel I’ve grown more profound…I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN
I’ve had men try and break me…women try and shake me
At times I let ‘em take me for a ride…
But when the fantasy wears thin and reality steps in
You gotta’ go within…’cause there’s nothin’ left outside.
But I’ll rise above the crowds of darkness and despair
And though I see dark clouds I know there’s a sun up there
Drums of courage beating loud and there’s victory in the air
All around…hear the sound…feel the ground…and
I’M AT MY BEST WHEN I’M DOWN.
Copyright 2005- Artie Wayne-Wayne Art music http://artiewayne.com
Painted clouds at the top…photographed, colored, and designed by “Lezlie Sokol”, ~ © 2010 by Gwynn Graphix & Painted Cloud Photography http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1581289451558&set=a.1461857505834.64834.1215335979#!/profile.php?id=1215335979&v=info
EXTRA SPECIAL GOOD NEWS!…AFTER HEARING ABOUT MY PROBLEMS, NUANCE DRAGON VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE SENT ME THEIR TOP OF THE LINE PROGRAM, AND NEXT WEEK THEY’LL HOOK ME UP WITH SOMEONE FROM THEIR COMPANY WHO’LL TEACH ME HOW TO USE IT! http://nuance.com
THANK YOU DRAGON, I PROMISE THAT IN A FEW WEEKS, I’LL BE BACK ON THE BLOG. THANKS TO MY LOYAL READERS AND SUPPORTERS, AND OF COURSE THANKS TO GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY THANKSGIVING! REGARDS, ARTIE