The great stories
The truly moving heartfelt tales
The ones you hear
And tell
So many times
And yet they never lose their shine
They give us form
Guide us
Teach us lessons
Give us a glimpse of what might be
We owe so much
To stories that really matter
We owe them growth
We owe them a better future
We owe a debt
Made of the fabric of our lives
And we pay it
With our deeds and words and triumphs
And we pay them
By creating and by telling
The great stories