Saturday, April 26, 2014

SACRED

Barefoot in shorts, and
A straw cowboy hat --
A night vision to behold.
At a loss for words
I avoid people and the uncertainty
That speaking to them brings.
I spend the night with other animals,
With birds, box turtles, and buffalo
                                    Walking and stopping.
                                    Not thinking, but listening…
And the mynah birds say
                                    Everything is sacred.
And the buffalo say
Everything is sacred,
That is the first truth.
And a turtle pipes up,
This truth is sacred
Listen, they all say
Can you hear it
Listen, listen,
Then you tell me
If everything is sacred
                                    So I stop
                                                And I listen…
                                                I hear it
                                                Yes, I hear it
                                                I hear the truth.
The first truth.


                                                Everything is sacred.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tears For You


I’m caught up in a joke, the one I love just turned to smoke.
You’re stuck out on a limb, ‘cause I know you don’t love him.
Every other night, you and him just fuss and fight.
It’s such a waste of time, and I always end up crying

Tears for you / Tears for you
                                    Tears for you / Tears for you

Either way we’ll learn. Either way our hearts will burn.
Then the tide will turn, we’ll forget what we have learned.
Just remember this… don’t forget the way we kissed.
Don’t forget my love; just remember there’s no other…

                                    Tears for you / Tears for you
                                    Tears for you / Tears for you

You think you’ve got a choice… it doesn’t really work like that.
It’s just a bunch of noise. There’s no rabbit in my hat.
Really no surprise, we’re better off without those lies.
Let’s give it one more chance. I promise you that I won’t cry…

                                    Tears for you / Tears for you
                                    Tears for you / Tears for you

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