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TO THINE OWNSELF ANEW
It's OK to get high,
fine to get low,
all right to be alive
and good to die.

The truth
is the truth
is the truth.
Realms of shadows,
we summon with our minds.
What we see
with hearts and souls.
are the real things,
casting light
into our lives.
Seek them out.

We can believe
all the lies we see
with our eyes,
yet if we just try
(a little bit harder)
we'll rely upon
what we know
with our hearts.

Living our lives
with no plan,
point of reference,
or code of conduct,
then we are free.
We've escaped
the world of the insane.
(Gate gate paragate)

We see clearly again,
what we once knew
has always been so,
waiting for you
to be true to thine
ownself anew.

                             ---Jack Oakes

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