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Michelle Young

You may wonder why I’ve posted this here. When I was a child, a school friend of mine used to sing a song I never learned, but I remember the opening line and the music to that line, not enough to sing it, sadly. Here it is. It’s a John Donne poem set to music, so please don’t focus on the gender specificity here:

No man is an island,
No man stands alone,
Each man’s joy is joy to me,
Each man’s grief is my own.

We need one another,
So I will defend,
Each man as my brother,
Each man as my friend.

I saw the people gather,
I heard the music start,
The song that they were singing,
Is ringing in my heart.

No man is an island,
Way out in the blue,
We all look to the one above,
For our strength to renew.

When I help my brother,
Then I know that I,
Plant the seed of friendship,
That will never die.