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If there was ever

The other side of pain

The other side of pain, is love

If there was ever a time

That you felt lost and confused

How can I remind you

That you can only be found, once you are lost

And how can I remind you

That confusion is the seat of knowledge

If there ever was a time

That you felt alone and scared

How can I remind you

That you can only feel alone, once you have felt togetherness

And how can I remind you

That fear is the thing which drives you

If there was ever a time

That you felt angry and deceived

How can I remind you

That at least you have something worth fighting for

And how can I remind you that truth comes from knowing deception

If there ever was a time

When you felt exhausted and hopeless

How can I remind you

That you can still do your best, even when you are tired

And how can I remind you that you can only feel hopeless if you once felt the grace of hope

If there ever was a time

When your breath was shallow and your mind was scattered

How can I remind you, that to access depth you must experience shallow

And how can I remind you that you can find peace in chaos

And

If there ever was a time

When you felt unloved

How can I remind you

That the only way to feel love

Is to love yourself

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