Saturday, August 17, 2019

What Dust


What dust this is, this life; what filth we wallow in.
Ah, to live is but to suffer until death.
No purpose lies beneath, no reason, no reward.
Still I covet every heartbeat, every breath,
Every chance to simply gaze upon your smile, dear,
Every chance to hear you whisper in my ear.

This wicked world could burn to ashes overnight
And I would die without a worry or a care
If you were but by my side in the inferno
With my fingers buried in your flowing hair.
For the flames will never touch us where we lie, dear,
Our embrace will keep us safe, so have no fear.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Reinventing Time


With a sunrise purity
we begin each day,
only to be soiled by its passing.
Death steals from us
our most beloved, admired,
and all of life seems suddenly a lie.

The only thing left
is to reinvent time itself,
as the ocean’s waves crashing on the beach
reinvent the sandy shore line.
For time is not what we think it is,
the world is not as firm as it seems.

We can stop the earth from turning
and arrest the rivers’ flowing;
we can halt the hands of time
if you’ll just sit here with me.

Pendulums swing, gears turn,
stars explode and die
as quickly as a life begins and ends,
as quickly as an eye blink.

There seems no point, no goal
greater than to grasp a lover’s hand
and walk toward the next dawn
with that one true companion.

We can stop the earth from turning
and arrest the rivers’ flowing;
we can halt the hands of time
if you’ll just sit here with me.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

I Will Follow You Down


I am the shadow of your shadow
You cannot lose me
You are the dream of my dreams
I’ve never been without you

I will follow you down,
As far as you can take me.
Just promise you’ll never forsake me
Or leave me alone.

My confusion has never been clearer
The face in my mirror was never
This happy before you shone your light
Into my darkened corner 

As far as you can take me.
Just promise you’ll never forsake me
Or leave me alone.

I am the door into you
And you are the door into me
We open each other to find ourselves
Waiting there inside
Lit from behind by soul love glow
Welcoming arms outstretched

I will follow you down,
As far as you can take me.
Just promise you’ll never forsake me
Or leave me alone.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

My Baby


Everything is mixed up, the whole wide world is upside down                            
Yeah, it’s enough to make you think that the whole damn thing is being run by some kind of clown    
No one knows why one girl falls while another one gets to fly                                                      
Or why one boy gets to laugh while the other one has to cry                                                        
But we all know the world seems a whole lot less crazy                                                                     
When you’ve got someone who holds you and who whispers, “you’re My Baby”                 

And if you’re that lucky, if you’ve got that sort of thing
It don’t matter if she shares your name or if she wears your ring             
Just as long as when you smile at her, she smiles back
And just as long as when you kiss her, she kisses you back
Because we all know the world is a whole lot less crazy
When you’ve got that certain someone who calls you “My Baby”

Yes, we all know the world is whole lot less crazy
When you’ve got someone who calls you “My Baby”

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Ps 23.2


I have no shepherd,
Nor do I want one.
I have no desire to lie down out of doors,
Though a walk beside a calm river sounds nice.
No one has jurisdiction over my soul;
And I recognize no one’s righteousness,
By any name or for anyone’s sake.
Surely, I have walked through some dark valleys, and I have seen death,
But I believe in no evil;
There is only us, my Love and me.
No staff or rod could comfort me;
Comfort requires something much softer.
I prepare my own table, in communion with all, and I recognize no one as ‘enemy’.
I cleanse myself daily, to remove life’s stains;
I have all the food and drink I could wish for.
I am less good than most, but desire always to
Show mercy and forgiveness to all.
And I will dwell in the heart of my Love
Forever.

Monday, January 21, 2019

One True Word


In our beginning there was one true word,
and the word was with us, and it was good

I’m not as greedy as I seem
I only need your memories
I only need your dreams

whisper to me that one true word,
the one real clue to why I’m living

I’m not interested in your original sin
I only want your primal light
I only need your first bright smile

whisper to me that one true word,
the one that blazes from inside

the wonder of that certain touch
the magic of loving flesh on loving flesh
not any hand, but just the one
the one that knows, the one that loves

whisper to me that one true word,
the one that touches where no one else can reach

You keep my word, and I’ll keep yours
Whisper mine to me, and I’ll shout right back to you
The one true word, the source of it all

The one true word is with us still
it remains forever true
Just whisper it to me, that one true word

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Abundant Soul


She has a soul of boundless wealth,
See it there, in her deep, green eyes,
Like looking into the deepest depths.

(We’re told we will find heaven in the sky;
Hell below, with the buried dead.
But the deeper we go the closer we get to paradise.)

She runs, and when she runs
She is contained within her running;
Contained, and yet still free,
Free from the world, contained and free.

I hold her, and when I hold her,
She is as if contained within my arms,
But she is not contained, not limited.
Fluid and strong she remains, and free.

She is an angel without wings
She is the song that I sing
An angel without wings
The only song I sing

Deeper and deeper we delve
Down and down we slide
Deeper and deeper we delve
Guided by the light of her eyes