Love can conquer… a short song

 

ONE BOOK CLOSED

(A duet)

 

If I open up my heart to you

Enough to let you in

If you saw it all and really knew

Inside of me and where I’ve been

 

Seeing all the good and bad

And broken many times

Scars of happiness and sad

Could you walk beside this life

 

And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

 

You see I understand you

Even better than you think

If I open up my heart to you

And let you look inside of me

 

Broken and scarred over

You will see it many times

If I let you see inside of me

Could you walk beside this life

 

And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

 

And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

We’ll be writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

Can you guess? What inspired this poem?

DISTORTIONS

What is this world gazing down upon me

Distortions of blue, gold, silver and green

Partisan lights reflect in my eyes

Jostled and blotted intrinsic disguise

Rippling in ebb consort concubine

Disheveled in shadow eroded in time

Swept unlike gusts hither and too

Never beginning, never is through

Eclipsing, elipsing infinity’s voyage

Ever increasing its girth from the spoilage

Bodies of weightlessness ascend to descend

Refractions surrounding what’s now and what’s been

Constellations of hijinks slink into view

Further oblique and ever anew

Soliciting proctor has come in his turn

Taste for the ember and retching the burn

Serenity lags a short distance away

Reaching in vane too much line to pay

Sensing the keenness for all their subsistence

Mustn’t give in to self-inflicted resistance

Malice afoot creeping closer and closer

Hardening soul striking back at the vulture

Kicking in battle fighting hard for the course

Autonomy waits with the minion’s divorce

Tranquility now but one stroke away

Alas breaking through to the warm summer’s day

Strength…

THE STORM

When the waters recede after the storm

When the sun is again on the rise

When you shed the last tear after your heart has been torn

You can rebuild what was lost on the tide

Don’t get trapped in the folly like the wind in a sail

On a ship that you never sent out

Take a deep breath and smile at your coup of the gale

Let the strength from within expunge doubt

Your season has come as if on angel’s wings

Open eyes acute to their aim

Akin is the precious and new life it brings

Breaking down and eroding false shame

So take to your oars and row for your life

Lest you slip back in the white-capped waves crashing

The anchor is lost and the past has swept by

Secure your hold true with tight lashing

Into the current adrift is your lot

The bearings point true in your course

With the North Star solidifying your plot

In the heart you will find your true source

God checking in…

I SAW GOD TODAY

 

I had a visit from God today

A shock to the senses you see

I was staring into the mirror, and…

He was staring back at me

In words I managed “Hello Lord”

He smiled then replied back “Hi”

Nothing much said for a moment then

Then I glanced up and asked him “Why”

Why are you here in this steamed up room

What have I done wrong now

He just grinned at me and plainly said

“We haven’t talked much in a while”

At that I started realizing the words

As they cut through me like a knife

Not looking up to behold His glory

Saddened I began to cry

As if a hand laid upon my shoulder there

Releasing me from that pain

My heart found its rhythm, warmth and care

Looking up I saw Him again

He was smiling at me like I was the one

Of all His creation on Earth

Encompassed by the Father’s love for His son

I know I’ve been His since my birth

Realizing the splendor of His Holy being

I suddenly dropped to my knees

With hands held high my eye’s now seeing

I proclaimed Him, Lord and King

Again a gentle touch, or so it seemed

Was upon my shoulder again

Arising I looked into the mirror at me

God was no longer looking back from within

As I stood there in my euphoria alone

Every sense of my being aware

I wondered if I had really seen my Lord

And why had I seen Him there

Not wanting to withdraw from this moment of awe

I relived that very brief scene

Of chatting away with the Lord my God

Then kneeling I began to sing….

Alleluia…

Alleluia…

Alleluia…

Allelu-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-yah…

Fitting for today’s world… a song

DIRECTION

There is an angel

Looking upon me

Not looking down

Not looking down

 

There is a blessed

Soul here beside me

In this I’m found

In this I’m found

 

And in my heart there is a longing

To bring about peace and love

And in my heart there is a yearning

Fully guided from God above

And in my heart there is a rhythm

A pace set for you and me

And in my heart there is direction

Wide open eyes for all to see

 

Pass on the kindness

You have in your heart

Pass on the blindness

Let ignorance starve

 

 

It starts within you

Like seeds of a tree

Spread out all around you

A love that is free

 

And in my heart there is a longing

To bring about peace and love

And in my heart there is a yearning

Fully guided from God above

And in my heart there is a rhythm

A pace set for you and me

And in my heart there is direction

Wide open eyes for all to see

 

Know when you’re lonely

Strength lies in your faith

Exuberance fills you

Twas given in grace

 

On High how we praise Thee

Upon bending knee

Hands clasped it’s amazing

What you’ve done for me

 

And I as your vessel

To do what you will

A tool like a chisel

A heart that is filled

 

And in my heart there is a longing

To bring about peace and love

And in my heart there is a yearning

Fully guided from God above

And in my heart there is a rhythm

A pace set for you and me

And in my heart there is direction

Given to man who is free

 

And in my heart there is a longing

To bring about peace and love

And in my heart there is a yearning

Fully guided from God above

And in my heart there is a rhythm

A pace set for you and me

And in my heart there is direction

Given to man who is free

Bad relationship…. a song

MACBETH

When I woke up you weren’t here

And I went searching everywhere

I didn’t know you’d really go

It wasn’t clear, it wasn’t clear

So I made the bed up tight

After a long and restless night

I wasn’t sure what next to do

Was it me or was it you

 

Now my eyes are clearing

In the light of day

The sun is shining brightly

And I’m on my way…

 

I’m taking back my life

Too long upon that knife

The razor sharpness of your tongue

Cutting me up cutting me down

No longer stabbed to death

I’d love to quote Macbeth

“Is this a dagger which I see…”

No longer me, no longer me

 

 

 

My life is headed to a place

A simpler one I know

All this confusion in my life

It had to go, it had to go

And in the middle of this mess

Slicing away while in a dress

Not the sweetness of a girl

No, just a sharp and angled whirl

 

I’m taking back my life

Too long upon that knife

The razor sharpness of your tongue

Cutting me up cutting me down

No longer stabbed to death

I’d love to quote Macbeth

“Is this a dagger which I see…”

No longer me, no longer me

I’m taking back my life

Too long upon that knife

The razor sharpness of your tongue

Cutting me up cutting me down

No longer stabbed to death

I’d love to quote Macbeth

“Is this a dagger which I see…”

No longer me, no longer me

Dark…

ANOTHER CLAIM

The darkest corners in the night

Never shadows, never light

Fear is frightened by the sight

Growing deeper in the blight

Helplessly this hold will wane

Shielded by a carapace feign

Creeping, seeping all in vain

Kept off-balance by the sprain

Destination loss of sense

Vertigo for recompense

Mended paths from where, from whence

Fogged the mind profound and dense

Withered the little creatures there

Like dead leaves of a snow filled air

Too despoiled to even care

Catch the whisper of despair

Endlessly the depths they grow

Echoed spaces down below

Sweat breaks out from head to toe

What lies afore… Soon to know

Catch unlikely in this game

Descending through the horrors flame

No one will hear a last refrain

The venture wins another claim