Why

by Laura Marie

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Question everything. Once upon a time, a man told me I should not question what I was taught to believe and, also, the things he wanted to teach me to believe. That was the moment I knew I would never believe that man. And, yes, he was a pastor. Or, called himself one anyway. I think it's just that I'm more comfortable with people who are searching for answers than those who think they have them all. There were times in my life when I felt absolutely helpless and relied on other people to tell me exactly which way was up and which down. I'm forever grateful for the people who helped me find my way and for those who shared and share their questioning and their conclusions without needing me to come to the same ones. Ultimately, we have to find our own inner sense of direction and I do that by testing it repeatedly to find where it's solid and where the weak spots exist. I do that quite a bit. Why do I believe what I believe? I know this: I don't need you to believe what I believe. But I do need us to respect each other as our beliefs may vary. And I do need to know we can agree not to destroy each other over our beliefs. And I do hope we can support each other and sometimes even guide each other lovingly away from acts of hate and toward acts of love. <3

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These days
I’m in a better place
Every step intended, every movement mine
And I don’t see you
Because my eyes are focused forward
I’m not looking for another place to hide

So this is for the people passing by
who never bother asking
why – They never get it
why – I’ll never let them
in to tear me into pieces
make mistakes of all my reasons
why – they never see it
why – they don’t believe in
why

The take away
Is that there’s no mistake
We’re all just walking through the mazes in our minds
And here’s the break through
If you go looking for the truth
You know you’ll have to be uncomfortable with mine

So this is for the people passing by
who never bother asking
why – They never get it
why – I’ll never let them
in to tear me into pieces
make mistakes of all my reasons
why – they never see it
why – they don’t believe in
why

I’d be alone, go away
Let them have their judgement day
I’d rather have my hell to pay
than follow blind
And who knows where I’ll go
Let them fight over my soul
I’d rather never really know
Than close my mind
If God intended heaven
To be far beyond my question
Well then, why’d he leave it here for me to find?

So this is for the people passing by
who never bother asking
why – They never get it
why – I’ll never let them
in to tear me into pieces
make mistakes of all my reasons
why – they never see it
why – they don’t believe in
why

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released November 14, 2018

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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