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Many Rivers To Cross…

Many rivers to cross

But I can’t seem to find my way over

Wandering I am lost

As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross

And it’s only my will that keeps me alive

I’ve been licked, washed up for years

And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won’t leave me alone

It’s such a drag to be on your own

My woman left me and she didn’t say why

Well, I guess I’ll have to cry

Many rivers to cross

But just where to begin I’m playing for time

There have been times I find myself

Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I’ve got many rivers to cross

But I can’t seem to find my way over

Wandering, I am lost

As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I’ve got many rivers to cross

And I merely survive because of my will…

I have poured over the lyrics of this song on many occasions. The one line that gets me every time is: “and it’s only my will that keeps me alive”. It couldn’t be more true. It would be easy to assume that a person suffering a mental health illness is in fact a victim, defeated and has no will at all, whilst at times this could be true, never underestimate the true strength and will they do really have. It takes a lot to continue with life when your mind and body just wants to die.  I enjoy listening to the many versions of this song, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Cher being my top 3.

 

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The only way to combat mental health stigma is to talk openly about mental health illness and educate ignorance. Let's see if we can do our bit and share our experiences...

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