The Owl…

OH NIGHT

Painting by: Tori Jordan

 
Who’s that watching with big round eyes

Plumage tuft out

Hear the word from the wise

Timid little creatures try to hide in the dark

Akin to my senses

Like fire to a spark

Air flows around as I leap into flight

In search of tomorrow

This ballet through the night

Stars winking down from the heavens above

Moonlight aglitter

Asleep is the dove

Epic nocturnal celestial my prey

Clasp by the talons

That sleep through the day

Haunted by what they can’t see nor can hear

Drifting eyes peering downward

Unsuspected the fear

Until dawn flinches with her first morning wink

Gliding back to my haven

I alight with a blink

As hungry mouths waiting for what I have cast

Into the trees heart

I succumb to the last

Always fight…

APOGEE

 

I am so lonely… solitude my life

My heart on a string swinging slow

Dissolving by minutes in struggle and strife

Trying hard not sink down too low

 

Intimidating as this whole life may be

There is always temptation and pride

In the end it rushes to set itself free

And bring us along on the ride

 

Try hard as I will fighting back as with club

Fire demons who come from below

Forget not thee now, tis Beelzebub

Who will take me and make me his show

 

But oh on the cheek does the sun shine on thee

Bringing warmth and loving through rays

Fear not, He is Lord, He will protect me

From that vulture who lives on his prey

 

Now Satan will argue you’re his if he wants

And he’ll lie to gain you his faith

But know in the mind that it’s there that he haunts

With the Lord he will lose if you sayeth

 

So as the spell sunders to bring my will low

Understand that a fight still exists

For free will is ours to push or to tow

Shake my head, shake my will, shake my fist

 

And fall not unto the scathing false prophecy

I will not give in to those ways

Fight I will, it is mine, this life my apogee

Always win as I sing the Lord’s praise

 

Before I was happy… a song

DON’T LET IT FALL

Don’t let it fall….

But if you do…..

Don’t let it hit so hard

That it breaks in two….

 

I know that you tried….

To work this out….

Maybe another time

Another place

We could have been what it’s all about

 

Hearts they break everyday

A specialty in this world

You thought that I was yours

And I thought that you were my girl

But heads are turned

All the time

Part of a bigger plan

You may not have been the woman for me

And I guess I was not your man

 

Sliding into the station

Crossing the lines of hearts

We couldn’t make it work

When we were together

It’s never gonna work

Now that we are apart

 

So maybe I thought I loved you

And you thought you loved me too

I guess we learn life through living

What else are we gonna do

 

Hearts they break everyday

A specialty in this world

You thought that I was yours

And I thought that you were my girl

But heads are turned

All the time

Part of a bigger plan

You may not have been the woman for me

And I guess I was not your man

Yeah, you may not have been the woman for me

And I guess I was not your man

 

Don’t let it fall….

But if you do…..

Don’t let it hit so hard….

That it breaks in two…..

No sadness here… a song

TEARDROPS

 

There’s a crying in the distance

As a tear falls to the wind

There’s a heart that’s lost its reason

To ever love again

 

But in the still cool waters

There are gentle little rings

That reach out for the one whose tears

Are causing it to sing

 

And teardrops start the flowing

They bubble up in springs

Every river running… carries teardrops on its wings

Into the ocean currents

Into the clouds that bring

Teardrops from the Heavens

Washing you…….And washing me…..

 

Hearts they break for many reasons

Some are broken hard

When a heart so breaks to pieces

Words are just a start

 

 

You reach out to hold a friend

As they take their last breath

Tears they stream down from your eyes

There are so many left

 

And teardrops start the flowing

They bubble up in springs

Every river running… carries teardrops on its wings

Into the ocean currents

Into the clouds that bring

Teardrops from the Heavens

Cleansing you…….And cleansing me…..

 

Don’t fret upon spring showers

Blessed, the drops come down

Replenishing your heart of hearts

Inside where love is found

 

An infinite supply of tears

Sent from round the world

One teardrop is just the start

For every boy and girl

 

And teardrops start the flowing

They bubble up in springs

Every river running… carries teardrops on its wings

Into the ocean currents

Into the clouds that bring

Teardrops from the Heavens

Cleansing you…….And cleansing me…..

Teardrops from the Heavens

Cleansing you…….And cleansing me…..

Teardrops from the Heavens

Cleansing you…….And cleansing me…..

Quickie write… ha

SAY GOODBYE

An elixir on high

Broken down rainy sky

Kissed by sun

Ocean’s fun

Fly oh fly

Say goodbye

Headed downhill

Took the bitter pill

Always in a rush

Oh, my brain never hush

Fly oh fly

Say goodbye

Sentient being

Feel the stinging

Captured in the jar

Left me with this scar

Fly oh fly

Say goodbye

Hear the silent song

Where do I belong

Cast of lies

Still denies

Fly oh fly

Say goodbye

Too late here am I

Lost it is my life

Didn’t heed the sound

Now, here underground

Fly oh fly

Say goodbye, say goodbye

Think about it…

MORTALITY

Chaos breaks the final horizon

A celestial end to life

Transient are the shadows arising

Intrinsic the days gone by

Coffered are souls

Innocent’s finale

Ascend to descend

Lunar pull

Canvassed in light

Dark tides are drowning

Ceased levitation

The fool

Dream turns nightmare

Nightmare awakens

Walking among us

Reality

Farwell neighbor

Farwell nature

Farwell life

Morality

Inspiration…

LITTLE WALKER RESTOFELLY

Little Walker Restofelly
Carries all that weight
How a heart that small
Can hold it all
A mystery to this day

Lessons learned from such a lad
Though tiny he may be
Gives hope, though sad
To a mum and dad
So sit, and watch, and see

Effort though
A lot it takes
Within him “never quit!”
The wonder of his astral mind
’Tis far beyond our wit

Lost in wonder
I gaze upon his body
Oh so frail
Small he is indeed my friend
Hope powerful as a gale

Oh, little Walker Restofelly
A monument in course
His shortened days
Astute in praise
To God he claims his source

The days they flew
His life cut short
How fortunate are we
That little Walker Restofelly
Lived that we might see