For World Doula Week, a song
KEEPERS
Value and price not one in the same
Not for witnessing, watching
Absorbing the blame
Lighten up heavy hands, unwind twisted words
Cradling all of your heart
And the invisible third’s
We are the keepers
Deep breathers, light sleepers
We are the holders
Come stand on our shoulders
The darkness, the doubt, the muck and the fears
They grip out of you
And get stuck in the mirrors
Partners and strangers
Searching for clues
Step it up or hang back
Bite your tongue or push through
Love gets lost in translation
Let me interpret for you
Floating in and out of intimacy
A hand to hold
A heart I sold
I fold so no one sees me
We are the keepers
Deep breathers, light sleepers
We are the holders
Bolstering soldiers
We are the keepers
Deep breathers, light sleepers
We are the holders
Come stand on our shoulders
The song, Keepers, was written by DTI doula Liz Wagner Biro and Blaze Pascal, and features DTI doulas Danielle Moeser and Alison Hayes Wehr. Production by Amanda O’Keefe and Engineering by Roo O’Donnell.