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Once again my heart is tried;
Once again I saw joy that could not hide.
Once again the stark cold of reality splashes my face;
Once again I must chose the winning path of the race.
Once again I thought I could have it all;
Once again my selfish desires are shattered against the wall.
Once again I leave behind my desire;
Once again I burn it upon a pyre.
Once again I arise from the ashes;
Once again the opportunity for joy did not turn into a crisis.
Once again a turning point presented itself;
Once again I do what I know is best for myself.
Once again change is around the bend;
Once again mixed signals to God I cannot send.
Once again my wings shake off the rain;
Once again I am ready to fly again.