Friday, March 11, 2011

THE BROKEN ONES

Jerry Salley, Vip Vipperman, & JB Rudd

Maggie came home one day
With a raggedy Raggedy Ann
She said “Momma
Look what I found in the neighbor’s garbage can”
Had a missing left arm
And a right button eye
Hanging by a thread
She carried it up to her room
And laid it on her bed with her other dolls

She loves the broken ones
The ones that need a little patching up
She sees the diamonds in the rough
And makes them shine like new
It really doesn’t take that much
A willing heart and a tender touch
If everyone loved like she does
There’d be a lot less broken ones

Twenty years later in a shelter on 18th avenue
A 17-year old girl shows up all black and blue
Needle tracks in her left arm
Almost to weak to stand
She says, “I am lost and I need help”
As Maggie takes her hand and says come on in

She loves the broken ones
The ones that need a little patching up
She sees the diamonds in the rough
And makes them shine like new
It really doesn’t take that much
A willing heart and a tender touch
If everyone loved like she does
There’d be a lot less broken ones

If you call her an angle
She’ll be quick to say to you
She’s just doing what the one
Who dies for her would do

Love the broken ones
The ones that need a little patching up
She sees the diamonds in the rough
And makes them shine like new
It really doesn’t take that much
A willing heart and a tender touch
If everyone loved like she does
There’d be a lot less broken ones

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