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When Reconciliation Grows

I am weird

I am sure

Stepping on toes

Like no one knows

Presumptuous moment

Is not one that I chose

A little history

Is as far as it goes

But to people that don’t look close

It might seem that I pose

*

I can’t even pose for a camera

Never mind lie

The truth that I have for ya

Won’t ever die

**

I am wild for a while

Fighting off woes

Like no one knows

Controversial moment

Is not one that I chose

With surprising history

I’m caught in the throes

People not close

who just suppose

Might end up being

unfortunate foes

But not intentionally!

I’m a loving guy

The truth I keep mentioning

Won’t ever die

**

Truth won’t die

Although it may change form

From different angles

It may be a storm

*

Wake up

To see truth and be reborn

When evening comes

Pray for a sky that’s orange

*

Rest all those

Living

Suffering

Awake all those

Forever drifting

Find truth within

Never let it be torn

Reconcile all

With those forlorn

**

How can we meet

Your challenges together?

We can’t even say

what we want to say

When we talk to each other

How can you overcome

Pain

Tears, fears and jeers

Without developing

Irritation

Agitation

Anger or disconnect?

How do we find progress when

communication won’t get through

to those who can help

and even our understanding

can turn out to be untrue?

**

Menacing lies

Lead to complete chaos

Destruction of

Our free space and

a constant struggle that is real

Look ahead to tomorrow

Find a righteous feeling

Battle for the better world

That chaos can conceal

Hold on tight

Life depends on time

Breathe and calmly flow

Be kind to our mind

Clear thoughts lead to fair actions

When reconciliation grows

**

I am ignored for sure

Sinking to my new lows

Like no one knows

The most elusive moment

Is the one that I chose

Connects to history

Like a raven to swarming crows

All the people’s codes

Are just thorns to our rose

*

The blooms that grow slow get

Hidden to the naked eye

The truth that we don’t know yet

Won’t ever die

***

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Kindness Prepares Best (Fall into Peace)

Breathing calmly now

I hold on to my goals

Quickly

I throw away any hate and fear

And safely walk across hot coals

Let’s become the rock that rolls

Acknowledge the world that’s full of souls

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to fairness

We have the keys

Kindness prepares best

To hold back the beast

In others or ourselves

Like steam

Now release

**

Breathing calmly now

I hold out for good feelings

I aim for strength

And really, for a sense of cheer

For all of our daily dealings

Our love should hit the ceiling

Acknowledge the world

We all need healing

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to rareness

And life’s mysteries

Kindness prepares best

To help out at least

For others & ourselves

Like heat

Now release

**

Hot to the touch

Our engines keep on running

Cool down enough

We find a shared life that is stunning

*

Hold on to who we are

Breathe in

I see a shooting star

*

Explode into the atmosphere

Speeding faster

than a hot rod car

*

Drive safe so

We can get far

*

Be kind

We all share the road 

And carry a heavy load

Be the best of who we are

So our energy won’t corrode

**

Breathing calmly now

I hold on to my goals

Firmly shut down any hate and fear

and patch up old potholes

Let’s become the clock that tolls

Acknowledge the world that’s full of souls

**

Rise into awareness

Fall into peace

Be open to repair messes

In our realities

Kindness prepares best

So our gears don’t seize

In others or ourselves

Like years

Now release

***

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Colours Remain Like Thoughts We Believe In

Hello to the onlookers

Who mistook me for dead

And to you like an angel

Hovering over my head

*

I’m starting a new season by reaching towards the sky

Clouds and rain will follow

Leaving summer

As Autumn begins to cry

It’s not like we will

Never see those

Sacred days and months again

Future years and memories

Have so much to explain

**

Energy radiates

Every season

Every day changes

And we leap into action

Some days: A hiding place

Some wild within reason

Life can have stages

Of deep satisfaction

Colours remain

Like thoughts we believe in

Yellow, orange and red ranges

In Autumn’s attraction

Blue and green may stay late

In trees and skies for all ages

Black of night pierced by light

Colours can take away dangers

**

Hello to the passerby

Please don’t pass on my mission

And to you like a saviour

That will always listen

*

I’m right into this season

I’m reaching up to the sky

Stars and storms will follow

Leaving summer

As Autumn leaves will fly

It’s not like we will

Never see those

Sacred shades and suns again

Future years and memories

Forever will remain

**

Energy radiates

Every season

Every day changes

And we rise into action

Some days: A saving grace

Some mild and quite pleasing

Life can have stages

Of cool interaction

Colours remain

Like thoughts we believe in

Yellow, orange and red ranges

In the sun’s reactions

Blue and green may stay late

In fields and skies for all ages

Even black of night dreams with light

Colours

Should not make us strangers

***

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Top Shelf

Listen closely

To yourself

Do you want change

Or something else?

It can’t stay the same

How can we all

share the wealth?

We all want to be comfy-cozy

*

Fine if you worked all day

or if you are on a break

Some things we earn

Make no mistake

But all those other things

We don’t have to take?

**

No more gloating

About what sells

We need change

To something else

It can’t stay the same

How can we share more health?

Many won’t make it

Just by coasting

*

Fine if we are getting paid

Or if we have it made

Some things we earn

Make no mistake

But all those extra things

We just can’t forsake?

**

I’m always posing

Whether I want to or not

I put ‘styling’ clothes on

They’re all store-bought

I want to think I’m cool

With what I’ve got

But mostly because

I care a lot

I may be boasting

Take your best shot

**

Listen closely

To what time tells

Make a change for the better

As if there is nothing else

Some things

May stay the same

But best to share the wealth

If just for health

Best to open up and share

From our top shelf

***

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Love Never Fails When We Keep it New

I say stuff

In conversation sometimes

It might not mean that much

No matter what I say to you

I don’t mean to seem out of touch

Intentions may come through

Thankfully in the clutch

I hope we can always get along

But it might not be as such

Ungrounded opinion in the world is a major crutch

With which we should never judge

*

I’m not saying my opinion is a gem

Anchored in the ground

I sometimes shoot out there

like an arrow

that never will be found

But with best of intentions

for kindness to resound

*

If we could always do the same

And take much better aim

Healthy discussion will come round

Together our hearts will pound

And wellness will abound

*

I wish we could always get along

for all of time

Make it through

All the details

None of us

Going off the rails

If we could be true about who is who

With best intentions

Forget some actions

Lost in the moment

I am me and you are you

Let’s find a plan in what we do

Love never fails

When we keep it new

*

But thats just my opinion

A personal point of view

Yet when I think about it

I know that it is true

I’m no sentimental fool

I don’t just speak from my heart

At times

I just don’t care what’s cool

My brain still stays smart

We can be tough enough to refresh

Discover new love

Embrace it as a rule

I might say stuff 

Science and an art

Language is a tool

***

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We Hope in This Life

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those

Living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

We can impede

The loss of all of us

Kind logic helps us heed

Helps our caring nature lead

Until our best group effort is complete

**

I try every day

To respect everyone in every way

Sometimes opinions clash

Sometimes we are not okay

Sometimes I seem like a jerk

I am underpaid

Clear as can be

Unions may strike

Nothing comes for free

Except our blood, sweat and tears

With no pay hike

Working hard

Being kind

May be rewarded in time

We hope in this life

**

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

We can only plead

With the voice of all of us

Kind logic helps folks heed

Helps a more caring nature lead

Until our group effort picks up speed

**

I try every day

To respect everyone in every way

Sometimes opinions clash

Sometimes we are not okay

Sometimes I’m treated like a joke

My intentions underplayed

Not clear as can be

Visions we may like

No one else can see

All of our blood, sweat and tears

As our feelings spike

Working hard

Being kind

May be rewarded in time

We hope in this life

**

With care we can be freed

From excruciating need

It would help if we can

Get through to those living oblivious with greed

*

When one of us suffers

All of us will bleed

From the heart

Caring with our creed

With the goals of all of us

Kind logic helps more heed

Helps this caring nature lead

Until our group effort can succeed

***

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All the Life

I think of you

It’s all I can do

And when I wake up

The day is new

It moves so smoothly

And we do what we do

*

You are beside me

But when you’re not

I have a sense you’re there

I need you a lot

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

I work to make this happen

Love isn’t always easy

We reason with love

And then it is pleasing

*

Night soothes with love

As it gets so heated

Day fights for love

So we are never freezing

*

When it is alright

We hold on tight

Or roll with the flow

with the keys to the light

Opening up with our kind insight

**

I think of all of you

It’s all I can do

And when we work smart

We make it through

Life moves

Now soothing

And we do what we do

*

We stay tight together

But when we just can’t

I have a sense you are there

The distance is spanned

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

Stay real to my self

Share my whole soul

All the way

Work hard, play hard

Increase our peace 

Each night and day

*

The moon in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

**

I work to make this happen

Love isn’t always easy

We reason with love

And then it gets more pleasing

*

Night can soothe with love

Even blacked out completely 

Day lights up love

Bright in any season

*

When it is alright

We hold on tight

Or roll with the flow

with the keys to the light

Opening our world with kind insight

*

The sun in the sky

The Earth below

I love the people around me

And all the life that I know

I work hard to love

All the life that I know

***

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If You Only Knew

Here I am

Bold as dawn

Rise and shine

On the horizon

*

The day ahead

Is blazing red

My eyes are fine

Wild visions surprise us

*

Which way do we turn

So we won’t burn

Our bridges

With our intense eyes that defy us?

*

Intentions set and wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

**

Here I am

Holding on

Despised but kind

With my disguise on

*

The day instead

Mistake has shed

My allies were blind

Dying suspicion defines us

*

Which way do we turn

So we can learn

Our privileges

While our bent allies still decry us?

*

Intentions set and wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

*

If you only knew

How much I care for you

Hidden behind behaviour through 

The blackest night and sky that’s blue

My work to love

You may decide untrue

Chances I get to prove to you

Are far and few between

*

If you only knew

**

Here I am

Cold & gone

Defined behind

With what they have their eyes on

*

The day has sped

Straight through their head

My tries denied

Spiteful derision grinds us

*

Which way do we turn

When we just yearn

For a fair image

While they penalise and defile us?

*

Intentions set

And wishes true

As I work to love you

If you only knew

*

If you only knew

How I’ve been true to you

***

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A Game We Play

We don’t know how to help

Because we are not allowed to say

We have to conform

To the social norm

Our work culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

No situation is that tense

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

Strength will come again

**

Do you know what I mean?

Let’s keep it clean

Streamline the connection

by sharing hard facts

We are more productive together

If contributions are clever

Caring more for safety and wellness

With understanding covering

More and more and defining

the very protection of all of

Each other’s

Straining, aching and loaded

Bold

And breaking

Backs

**

We don’t know how to help

When we are not allowed to say

We have to conform

To the social norm

Our daily culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

No sitting waiting on the fence

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

Strength will come again

**

Sometimes it’s the way you say it

Sometimes it’s where you are

Sometimes it’s the sky who is listening

And for moments you shine like a star

*

Our mind hinges on time

Opens to the space around us 

And between us and who we are

*

If we get up and speak up

About our best

Intentions together

Into forever

We will get

Very far

**

What is fact?

Here it is

The story on the table

Truth can heal

Choose it wisely

Only for better wellness label

A belief as a fact

Standing tall

No harmful fiction

Well maybe a fable

But have a chat

No pure lie addiction

Let’s put it all

on the table

*

Look hard

Weigh the options

Create as much

Good health as we can

**

In fact we are clearly

Able to learn

So let’s

Always

Work for the best new plan

*

Modern culture can be

a game we play

Winning joy and

Losing pain

Rules and common sense

Healthy communication

Shouldn’t hesitate

This situation we comprehend

Let’s ease that into

I want to please you

So our strength will come again

***

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What My Mind Has to Say

There are moments in life that we

don’t like to think about

Like when a mistake is made

Throwing shade 

That makes us fill with doubt

Why do we have to think of

Unfair, unhappy things?

Often to get through them

And understand what stings

So we can heal it

Maybe we can’t repair it

But we can try

And get by

And feel better in time

**

What we think

Is what makes us

*

Defines our feelings

And our actions

Only mood can overtake us

Despite our logic

Good or bad stuff

*

We can make someone’s day

We can get carried away

If we are programmed that way

By genetics and experience

And what goes on each day

And what our mind has to say

**

There are moments in life

that we would like to think about

Like when the day has gone great

Made the grade

Thoughts we can’t live without

Why do we have to think of

Unfair, unhappy things?

We see them to get thru them

Patient understanding 

So we can feel love

It’s like we graduate it

When we try

And get by

And feel better in time

**

What we think

Is what makes us

*

Defines our feelings

And our actions

Only mood can overtake us

Despite our logic

Good or bad stuff

*

We can make our own way

We can get carried away

If we are programmed that way

By what we eat and how we sleep

And what goes on each day

And what our mind has to say

**

Overflowing mood of peace

Can overtake stormy times

If I am fearful

Or angry

Or sad

I find the wave of strength that’s glad

Gratitude to breathe

And think the thoughts I choose

*

I choose my mood

I choose to impact others

in a positive way

I choose my own healthy

Work and play

I choose

what my mind

has to say

***

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Until Forever’s Known

Crazy world keeps spinning round

It won’t stay the same

Till we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

I’ve been on my own

But I’m never alone

*

All our friends are in our head

Won’t ever leave

Not better off dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the path is shown

We turn to stone

And roll until

Forever’s known

**

Feeling heavy

Wearing years of armour

Feeling steady

But setting off the alarm

And waking all the dragons dreaming

I want all of this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Trying to turn the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

But I’m back in the dungeon again

**

Blazing world

keeps bringing us down

It stays the same

When we’re on the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

We may be on our own

But we are never alone

*

All our enemies are in our head

Won’t have to leave

We may want them dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When a solution’s shown

No sticks and stones

We stand until

Forever’s known

**

Feeling heavy

Wearing years of armour

Feeling steady

But setting off the alarm

And waking all the dragons dreaming

I want all of this world

And treasure gleaming

Now I’m out of this world

Never bruise the other cheek

As I make it through the week

I begin to speak

But I’m back in the dragon’s hold

**

Amazing world

When winning’s found

It’s always the same

When we hit the ground

Getting down low

The grind we all know

Here we are on our own

We will never be alone

*

All our thoughts are in our head

They never leave

No dreams are dead

Open our eyes to get ahead

When the river’s shown

We throw the stone

And sink until

Forever’s known

***

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Kind and Calm Persistence

Sometimes I say stuff that is off the wall

Sometimes your opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to brace ourselves

and prepare for the fall

*

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

But if you’re ever in trouble

Make sure you call

**

Reaching out to you

Is the first thing I will do

Whatever I can do

To make a difference

*

I may seem too much

I don’t want to fall out of touch

Let’s share our loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure all’s fine

Always put it on the line

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

**

Sometimes I tell stories that seem way too tall

Sometimes my opinion doesn’t matter at all

Sometimes we have to face the world

and tear down the wall

*

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re in constant struggle

Reach out

Don’t fall

**

It’s all how you take it

Life is how you make it

If you’re falling down and out

Find strength and stand tall

Reach out and call 

*

Find the best for all

One life may seem small

But we are all connected

We can be protected

When we all

Share kind and calm persistence

**

Reaching out to share

Is the best way we can care

However I can care

To make a difference

*

My words may seem too much

I don’t want to seem out of touch

I try to share a loving touch

In everyone’s best interest

*

Check in to make sure

We’re on time

Always caring for the mind

Try to be more kind

All we need is calm persistence

***

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Nice Things

I walk through life

like many others

We focus on the day

as we try to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Nice places and nice people

*

I talk true life

That we can discover

We know the games to play

And we work to make our way

Hearts set on nice things

Fair faces and lives we keep full

**

Then I look down

And see the hard side of town

I work for my life

But theirs’ can’t be found

*

I walk through the field

But I can’t see the ground

The life that is there

does truly abound

How can we save it

When there’s no help around?

*

I have to look up

Raise my head

Hope I’m stepping fine

Impossible to believe

The human race isn’t kind

**

I walk through life

like many others

We have a focus that must stay

as we try to make things okay

Hearts set on cool things

Quaint places and kind people

*

I talk through life

About what we can discover

We know the things to say

And we work to make our pay

Hearts set on nice things

Happy faces for more people

***

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Remorseless

Sometimes the world is so blind

To what is yours or what is mine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like the courses

Or the buildings

They’re remorseless

*

How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because their’s came with money?

*

Those with much less

have no chance

Those with too much

just think it’s funny

**

Sometimes it’s hard to feel fine

When your life is on the line

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like water sources

and the forests

Taking them with Earth’s wild horses

*

How can they lay claim

To everything in the world

Just because they have spare money?

*

Those with much less

Search for a chance

Those with too much

Just keep them running

 **

Sometimes wealth thinks it’s by design

But they’re the ones that have no spine

They keep so much to themselves

With nothing else

on their mind

*

It’s the resources

Like world forces

Fight for the people?

Every dinner with five courses

First thing next

Their own raise, he endorses

And still they feel completely remorseless

***

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No Outcast

Artwork by Lee Matuga

Roving through the days

And I fell flat on my face

Nothing you can say

Can make me feel out of place

I was down before

Hitting the hard cold floor

The fact I’m standing now

Should mean a whole lot more

*

Climbing steepest stairs

Reach the top again

If I ever have to come back down

It won’t have been in vain

*

The framed paintings

down the hallways

Are not the same as before

They change all the time now

They are in my head

While I’m waiting at the door

*

I look to the future

Stay safe from falling fast

Climb up to the attic

To recognize the past

A window is the present moment

With great care

Good times can last

We look forward still

To every new thrill

And hope expectations

can be surpassed

If I get down and out

I won’t fill with doubt

No way to be outclassed

Clear as day

I’ll be okay

I am no outcast

***

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A Different Peace of Mind

I may be different

But we are all out there

The ideas I have

Aren’t out of place

I may try to lift them

And that’s not uncommon 

Don’t look at me

like I’m from outer space

*

I know I’m different

There’s no doubt there

The ideas I have

Are keeping pace

I may have to shift them

If they get forgotten

Don’t discount me

Like I’m a hopeless case

**

We may be drifting

Put the pedal to the metal

The world is shifting

As the dust settles

We find that fear

is left behind

When greed and hate

Are sent back to the grind

Clearing up

To an open road

And an open time

Fast machines

Blasting off the line

Shivers running

Down our spine

Help us find

Our peace of mind

**

Do I seem different?

I’m feeling out there

The ideas I have

You don’t have to chase

I may try to gift them

Right from the bottom

Don’t look at me

Like I have no taste

*

We are all different

Good to know you’re out there

The ideas we have

Build up home base

We may be different

But together we’ve caught on

You don’t have to tell me

We can all win this race

**

We may be drifting

*Shakes a pan handle

for the metal*

The world is sifting

Will the dust ever settle?

We find that folks

Get left behind

When greed and hate

Culture our mind

Clear it up

To an open path

And an open time

Riches in kind rivers

It’s not just gold that will shine 

Silver linings

We design

Help us find

Our peace of mind

***

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Is it Me or is it the World?

My world depends on me

Just like I depend on my world

I have my identity

Inside my head it’s curled

& in society it roams

You know, like our phone away from home?

Hope I’m free from broken bones

What did they say about sticks and stones?

My passive aggressive tendency

Is not really me

Is it the world?

*

The world pretends it’s me

Just like I pretend I’m the world

I have my sense of peace

Inside my head, a pearl

And in society it’s shown

U know, like our phone’s most welcome ringtone

Of the best contact known

Or my newest coolest poem

A massive ego messes more than me

It’s really not me

Is it the world?

*

Is it the world

That no one else can see?

Is it the world

That comes crashing down on me?

Is it the world

or is it me?

*

Is it the world

Where we can all be free?

Is it the world

Challenging constantly?

Am I up against the world

Or can I flow with it

Patiently?

If this is the world that will always be

I can only

Just be me

*

My world extends to me

Just like I extend to my world

I have my intensity

Inside my head it’s hurled

And in society it’s known

You know, like our phone when it can’t be postponed?

As we get into the zone

Catch every thing that will get thrown

The blasted progressive immensity

It could be me or

Is it totally the world?

***

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Think Out of This World

It’s high time we find a world

Sublime in our mind

I’m talking a constant shape of life

Where more folks are feeling fine

You move across the sky

Weaving intricate designs

There’s no stopping now

You are out of this world

*

You draw me close to you

No eclipse can be viewed

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

**

It’s the right time to design a world

Prime in our mind

I’m talking a safe escape to a life

Where more folks are feeling fine

 *

We move across the sky

With painstaking design

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

 *

We all do what we do

An eclipse hides our view

Reality is tapping out

We are out of this world

**

Defy the gravity

Within our atmosphere

Work through our hesitation

Charge through when it’s clear

Blast off into reality

Take it as it comes

Realize our dreams

Focus on the nature of things

Until the illusion succumbs

Life’s not always as it seems

We are not alone here on Earth

We are never alone

Above in the stars

In any galaxy

Or universe

**

Despite time we define the world

Chime in with our mind

I’m talking about building a greater life

Where more folks are feeling fine

*

We move across the sky

With our ultimate designs

There’s no stopping now

We are out of this world

*

Grey black or blue, we make it true

Total eclipse comes into view

Reality reaches out

Together forever

We are out of this world

***

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Balancing Books with Daily Life


Can I tell the story of my day?

I’m going to tell it anyway

It started out the same

Which means that things

were going okay

With room for potential chaos

And as usual, we have to make ends meet

And as usual, we make our way

But I fell for a second

When I couldn’t see the outcome

I wasn’t stopping

I stayed up 

Assured myself

No doubt

Just be more CALM

*

As I tell my story of this and every day

I wonder if you will follow

as I make my way

My thoughts may seem too slow

But I would never know

Unless you said out loud to me

“Hey, let’s get on with the F’n show”

And as I speed up fast

My meaning you should grasp

If you hold on tight to this insight

Clearly you may pass

This is simple math

We are all in the same class

*

We fight for what’s right

But it depends on the light

That shines through our own looking glass

Whatever we see

In our right to be free

Depends on the questions we ask

If we remain silent

When our world is violent

We won’t find the keys that we need to

reach peace

Telling a story

May seem boring

But might truly combat

the blind hate and greed

*

So I wake up to the morning

Greet the day with a hot coffee

After dreams

My mind is as black as night

or a full-size photocopy

Sunrise gleams and finds me with its light

Her optimism’s caught me

I get showered, shaved and ready

Put on the T-shirt my kids bought me

*

Wearing jeans usually

or shorts in the summer

Comfort clothes when I can

Still not quite an ordinary strummer

Normally check our emails on my laptop

And do projects on my phone

A blast of words can change a lot

I am grateful to have a home

Pit stick, brush teeth

Put active treads on

My sole has stones like no one knows

A quick bite and then I’m gone

*

Down the walkway

Thorny bushes glowing warm

As sun trickles down the stems

The morning is brightened 

My senses heightened

As I stop to admire

Life’s next round of gems

I pronounce my love

For all life from above

And get in my dated SUV

I will always be free

With my love and me

No matter the road

or sharp-turning system

*

Many years driving

Leaving and arriving

Experience that would shatter an image

Now it becomes clear

We can wipe off the smear

I take more care in my mileage

Than those thinking they’re styling

That tailgate and lear

In my rear view mirror 

And for decades that matter I care more

In my daily pilgrimage

*

Now when I get to work

They don’t think I’m a jerk

For sharing my destinations and travels

Despite a few quirks

Like unpredictable smirks

To my loving heart this fascination unravels

I support youth and fight for the truth

For kids extra-challenged and disabled

Arm chair judges should eliminate their unfair gavels

And big money should come to the table

*

People need help

While money is

Sitting idle

Banking for generations that may never exist

Many people suffer

Adults and kids

Despite all

The resources locked away

While our lives are dismissed

Think about the wealth

And the best use for it

How can they deny wellness

When the money would not be missed?

*

Organize money into wellness machines

Teams that work together

Who know what “best health” means

Each one of us working towards

More functioning and less suffering

More pleasure and peace

Where our bills of health are clean

And clearcut deprivation of resources doesn’t come between

I work to do my part and try to make the scene

*

People we help

Find increased health

Functioning in their own life better

For anyone we reach out to

Aim to increase their wealth of good feelings

Help everyone be their own go-getter

In our minds we can boost our own mood

Find ways to extend that to others

If we are kind we can choose to share food

If we are smart we help them discover 

*

Coming home from work

Traffic is bad

Many folks seem to have no patience 

Sometimes I’m included

But I’ve concluded

That ridiculous gas stations

And unfair tax dissipation

In rooted for riches

Confused and paranoid

Greedily over-protecting

Wealthy, devoid

Of care

And understanding of means

For actual wellness creation

*

Home without question 

Should absolutely be

Where the heart is

Everyone needs to have one

It’s absolutely key

Where the day starts and ends

Where there’s safety 

And there with care

Surely health builds

Work cannot progress without passion

And that’s truly free

But it must be harnessed

Before we can grab on

To who in fact we truly are

*

Our experience of health is a certain identity

It is what we make it

Sometimes it’s all we can ever be

Every person exists in their environment

Time and space

Prime time and place is

How our life is spent

We are all one of a kind

Trying to keep pace

Every mind and face 

In my opinion heaven-sent

*

As I arrive at home

With this poem 

I hope you know

Just what I’ve meant

My better half knows

And it shows

But what about the government?

We are fine for a while

Then we’re up against

All of it again

Some folks are way deep down

And may not be found

And what the F is going on for them?

***

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A Better Fate

Everyday here is Go, Go, Go

Day in Day out

Time is all that we know

We work hard for the rest

It just goes to show

It turns out for the best

When kind efforts flow

*

Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

Don’t work for greed or spite or hate

Work for peace and love and a better fate

**

The day begins

It’s time to go

Weigh in

No doubt

Time to let the world know

Climb out

Nothing suppressed

Every living soul shows

Many try to be best

Some just go with the flow

*

Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

Take the lead

Or ride along

Don’t wait

Work for peace and love

And a better fate

**

Day rolls along

Soon morning’s gone

And we head into afternoon

Its never too soon

To be perfectly in Love

Consider what you really want to do most

Work with goals that bring peace

So calm moments won’t cease

Mix excitement in these

Day glows more soon

Evening arrives with  the moon

Day turns to night

New day’s alright again

With consideration we stay more in tune

**

These rhythms work fast and slow

Breathe in

Breathe out

Time is all that we know

Please take notes

There will be a test

Our results will show 

Life turns out for the best

When kind efforts flow

*

Good plans

And follow through

Working for wellness

Should be all that we do

People we meet

Our guides or a mate

Work for peace and love

And a better fate

***

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What is couth?


What is couth?

You know what I mean?

Can I speak the truth

Or is it too obscene?

*

I am going to be

perfectly blunt

This is not just another

publicity stunt

I mean business this time

I’m not F’n around

When we’re on solid ground

I’m going to town

I’m speaking my mind

You will hear the sound

*

You don’t need to get out and push

And Please no more

beating around the bush

This ride is streamlined

If we keep up with the times

They may not always be fast

But you can’t

Rush the cush

If your mind is racing

That’s a bit too much

Strong calm is couth

You know what I mean?

Get in the groove

Like a well-oiled machine

**

I’m going to be totally up front

These thoughts are for all of us

while we’re on the hunt

There is no beating time

As the world spins around

Peace, not Lost

Should be found

Only locked doors

Freely pound

Work hard to be kind

And less folks will feel down

*

Best if we all

could keep hearts in touch

Misunderstanding

is truly

Such a crutch

**

Deep inside all can be fine

If we keep calm thoughts

more of the time

This is something that we should discuss

We can’t fuss if it’s plush

Like my mind gets hasty

If I’m out of touch

Kindness is couth

You know what I mean?

Walk a while in their shoes

Don’t stomp them with greed

*

Couth is an angle

A perspective

A tradition

Sometimes accepted by many

Sometimes by just a few

If our world has plenty

We must still keep an open mind

To respect those with less and share any view

Any view that isn’t harmful

No matter how new

In what others do

People are couth

You know what I mean?

Give everyone their dues

So we can grow synergy

***

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Full of Dreams

Working steady

I know you’re there

So aware

But I can’t really think about it

*

The space that separates us

Is not what it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can never live without it

*

When I’m close to you

My energy is high

Every day me and you

Meet up in the sky

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

**

Playing hard

I know we’re there

And you care

And I just want to think about it

*

This place that creates us

Is just what it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can’t even live without it

*

When I’m close to you

Our energy gets high

Every day I’m knowing you

My love can never die

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

**

We all rise into forever

Or sink into the moment

We have the choice

whether or not

To embrace our life with passion

*

Logic and love

Go well together

Leading us further

Into a good life

*

Passion can come from our dreams

Not quite what it seems

Like hidden sunbeams

Winding forest streams

*

Play hard to understand life

Think of love first and

Embrace all life with passion

**

Living the life

You know we’re there

So aware

And I quite often think about it

*

The phase that elates us

Is more than it seems

It’s full of dreams

And we can never live without it

*

When I’m close to you

My energy is high

Every day me and you

Find ways to get by

Every day we are together

Life is so much better

***

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A Bridge

People make a bridge

to carry precious freight

The river rushes underneath

Calmly vessels wait

This link spins fast turning

like a store’s revolving door

The world opens up and may seem rich

with a natural resource

but there’s a hitch

We must keep connected

Crossing our courageous course

*

People make a wish

And complain if it is late

In privilege some believe

They deserve a better fate

Heads spin fast and turn

Away from more necessary chores

They pillage the world

And may seem rich

with less care at their core

but what they miss is

How we are each connected

Causing consequences

on our own accord

*

We do what we think is best

Sometimes

People just don’t care

Truth is that often

We would care for the rest

But we largely remain unaware 

Unable to see

or hear

Past barriers

Sometimes it’s hard to understand each other

In the messages sent

And lessons learned

Our world hinges

on the viewpoints that we discover

*

Pay attention to every angle

To get the best view

We may need to think out of the box

I am trying to make it seem easy

To get the best view

An open vision

Helps us get past the locks

Willing to look at all sides

Helping others to see the same

The banks and bottom are sure guides

But the human perspective is our only frame

*

People build a bridge

To connect to a new place

Sometimes to give them much more peace

Enter a calm head space

The key spins fast turning

At the core resolving more

The world we need opens

and may seem rich

With new moral supports

But if that’s our wish

And we are so connected:

Be cool, keeping calm and considerate

on everyone’s crash course

***

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Home-Base

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until my day is spent

And I am in my home

My tasty honeycomb

*

What are you doing here?

How come you’re all alone?

*

I thought I made it clear

I’m just another drone

I just go where I’m going

Doing what I’ve been shown

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until this poem’s sent

Will you leave me alone?

While I am on my phone?

*

What are you doing here?

Why do you take that tone?

*

I thought I made it clear

I am in my zone

I just know to keep words going

Oh my!

How time has flown!

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will as you be here?

*

Until the summer’s end

But I am not a clone

From this year’s earth I’ve grown

*

What are you doing here?

How has your seed been sewn?

*

I thought I made it clear

My colours are my own

My life flows where it is going

My past

Is my backbone

**

We are not all the same

But we all work together

Whether we want to or not

We can make it better

Sometimes we need our space

If folks get up in our face

But we can make it through the day

And work to love this place

If we share kind words for Earth

Like a warm embrace

Fist bump or send a letter

The world is

Everyone’s home-base

**

Hello sweet friend

Nice to see you again

How long will you be here?

*

Until I catch the wind

And all the future’s known

Only then will I be going

*

What are you doing here?

A rock that’s never thrown?

*

I thought I made it clear

These words aren’t etched in stone

The sands of time are flowing

And this is my only home

***

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Everyone’s Feeling

The world is screaming

We can’t be fearing

Every day like it’s our last

I may be dreaming

But my dreams have meaning

Balance the day to get us past

Compassion is reaching

At every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the current moves fast

Push as a team

Work hard

Achieve

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

Then there’s less questions to ask

*

The world is hardened

Some are starving

Every day could be the last

We share our garden

But my garden’s just starting

To balance the day and get us past

Compassion is reaching

Every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the wind moves fast

Kindness is a seed

Work hard

Believe

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

It shouldn’t seem like such a task

*

Compassion is reaching

At every chance, reaching

To care for life

Don’t let another moment pass

*

Compassion is teaching

Carefully teaching

To care  for life

Beyond any notion of class

*

Justice is a dream

Work hard

Conceive

Balance everything we do

For everyone’s feeling

The potential of simple consideration is vast

*

The world is spinning

We could be winning

If we live every day like it’s our last

If I’m grinning

Things are beginning to

Balance the day and get us past

CompassIon is reaching

Every chance, reaching

To care for life

As the hours move fast

Persistence succeeds

Work hard

Achieve

Balance everything we do

Foe everyone’s feeling

Reach out with compassion

No questions asked

***

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Crunch Time

It’s crunch time

We’re under pressure

It’s crunch time

Won’t get down forever

It’s crunch time

Now is the time

We make things happen

Or fall

by the wayside

*

Another day, another dollar

But they take

every cent we have

What we do is nothing new

Can you believe it’s true

So we can have a laugh?

**

We run the rat race every day

And then work for all the night

What I do is all for you

Can you believe it’s true

So we can make it right?

*

It’s crunch time 

Can’t feel the pressure 

It’s crunch time

Won’t get down forever

It’s crunch time

Now is the time

We make things happen

To get ahead

And feel alright

*

Another day we hit the wall or

Make the grade

And give it all

Break on through

Crunch time’s not new

It’s like it’s always something

*

Crunch time

goes on and on

Crunch time Is

here forever

Life’s no free ride

It’s our only endeavour

And we get through times so much better

When we stay close

Here together

Crushing It

CRUNCH

***

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Optimistic Devotion (Out of the Gloom)


Brutal days

Stress that stays

Work to get through other ways

 *

Painful hours

Healed by powers

Optimism found in

the light that showers

Out of the sky

or in the room

Anything that brings gratitude

Out of the gloom

The spark for life

The glint in our eye

Optimism pushes our energy

Into the light

**

Futile phase

Find new days

Work to get thru

Discover sure ways

 *

Wasted hours

Cleaned by powers

Optimism found in

the rain that showers

Out of the sky

W/ this insider’s view

Calm angles help

Our Attitude

Out of the gloom

The taste of life

The way to get by

Optimism flows with energy

Keeps our levels high

**

Calm through all weather

I’m sinking deep down

Unrealistic to think

That I’ll never frown

Yet I plan excitement into my day

Why can’t I plan peace

Through blue, black or grey?

Aim to be strong

Breathe deep and stay bright

Even torrents of grief

Fires raging in our life

Storm or boredom

I’ll never sway

Optimistic devotion

Can be calm either way

Let’s stay

**

Super grace

Saves our days

Work to have a love that stays

*

Grateful hours

For amazing powers

Optimism found in

the praise that showers

Out of the sky

We must assume

Things go better

When we’re in the mood

Out of the gloom

For love of life

Calm words we can find

Optimism boosts our energy

With kind insight

**

Calm through forever

If we can think deep down

Unrealistic to sink

So fast into a frown

I’d rather plan enjoyment into my day

Why can’t we plan peace

Past blue, black or grey?

Aim to be strong

Breathe deep and find light

Need torrents of relief

To quench fires raging in our life

Storm or stardom

I’ll never sway

Optimistic devotion

Calm and cool either way

***

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Go Big or Go Home

Go big or go home?

Remember

Every single one of us

is huge on our own

Towering over the world below

Looking down we see

The ground and Earth

Beneath us

There should never be

A departure in value

Because of who or what we are

To determine our personal worth

We are who we are

Large, vital energy since birth

Each soul a superstar

*

Go big or go home?

Remember

Every single one of us

Stakes our place all alone

Some cowering in the world we know

Looking around we see

Country, town and Earth

Believe us

There should never be

Deserted.value

Because of who or what we are

To determine our version of worth

We are who we are

Large, life energy to verse

Each soul a superstar

*

Conventions of language

Drive our actions

And our judgment

We subject others to exclusion

Because we just want profit

Twist words like knives

Though we may not know it

We all have massive spirit

Sometimes we just can’t show it

 *

When we find core meaning

Realistic about intentions

We get past more pain and misery

To find new dimensions

*

Our truth is fragile

Like any life in time

Robust for minutes made of iron

Perspectives happen

Some within our control

Some

Not as much

*

Environment

And our constitution

Determine how we react

How we appear and how we adapt

When we connect with others we should aim to respect

The person beyond the image

And the essence to protect

*

Go big or go home!?

Remember

Every single one of us is

Flesh, blood and bone

Empowered when

Our world can grow

Lost and found we see

As we pound the Earth beneath us

There should never be

A denial of value

Because of who or what we are

To determine what we are worth

We are who we are

Large life energy

Into the universe bursts

Each soul a superstar

***

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Carry Our Lucid Thoughts

Ephemeral existence

But that’s just what it seems

These moments here

Just waiting

Last forever in dreams

Wings smooth like paper

Carry our lucid thoughts

We radiate energy all the time

Whether we want to or not

We may show our cold side too boldly

While we aim for a fire too hot

*

A fatal persistence

Life is just as it seems

These moments here

Equating

To our eternal dreams

Wings in view then fading

Carry our lucid thoughts

We perpetuate energy for all time

Whether we want to or not

We may show the untold side we’re holding

And preserve the life that we’ve caught

*

Reaching out for an ideal

But the move is out of style

The seconds we find most real

Should never hide our smile

Or our deep sense of wonder

That we recognize with our inner spark

Find strength not fear in thunder

As half the world hides in the dark

Then connects to light and

the electric beat

Of our magnetic heart

*

An unflappable resistance

Not as futile as it seems

Less moments here

Debating

Who has the better dreams

Wings to keep us stable

Carry our lucid thoughts

Evaluate energy all the time

Whether we want to or not

We all show a solid-gold side

Behold it

As we think life is hitting the spot

*

Infallible insistence

No matter what it seems

These moments here

Elated

As we fill all our dreams

Wings dive thru night’s vapor

Carry our lucid thoughts

Elevate energy for all time

Whether we want to or not

We may show a sold-sign

unfolding

Plan Wisely

Some heights can’t be bought

*

Reaching out for an ideal

Try to extend privilege

The seconds we find most real

Shouldn’t have that hitch

Develop a deep sense of wonder

To share and kindle our inner-spark

Summon strength not fear when we’re under

As half the world is left in the dark

Stretch to connect our light and

the electric ideas

Of our poetic heart

***

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The Climate the Day Brings

Always sun rises

Each sky, new disguises

Wearing grey or blue

Sharing light

And the climate the day brings

*

Weather determines mood

At times, a rude awakening

Life has surprises

All the time

Like a storm or sunshine:

The next big breaking thing

*

Celebrations we find or

Battles ongoing

Pleasure and joy

Or troubles that ache and sting

*

Always love rises

Each high will entice us

Snaring me and you

Caring right

With insight the day brings

*

Events determine mood

Thunder a new awakening

Lightning that guides us

All the time

Like a storm then sunshine:

The very next waking thing

*

Celebrations we find

Or battles ongoing

Pressure or annoyance

Or good vibes to make us sing

*

Now is forever

We know the feeling

Find grace in the moment

In our core, as we’re dealing

*

Now is for ever

Hopefully healing

From the ground to the sky

From the floor to the ceiling

*

Find life in the moment

With caring caresses

Now is forever

Accept

Challenges

Not stresses

Choose what is best

Always every moment

*

Always life rises

Each cry to the sky says

Dare to be so true

Baring Might

For time that the day brings

*

Health determines mood

Body

Mind

True awakening

Lifelines supply us

All the time

Like a storm or sunshine:

The next give and take thing

Celebration we find or

Battle ongoing

Passage and voyage

Balance when we fake nothing

***

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Thinking Out Loud

I am thinking out loud

It is just me all alone

Family and friends I love

In distant dreams or at home

Where I live and where I stay

With my world all the way

I find thoughts

A saving grace

Existing here in time and space

Strategy for peace in this place

Want us all just to be feeling

Hearing

Seeing

More concern for our well-being

*

I am sinking down proud

It is just me all alone

Everyone I love

In driving dreams, bright at home

Where I work and where I play

With my world all the way

I find words

Right in my face

Listen here to time and space

Strategy for peace in this place

Need us all just to be feeling

Hearing

Seeing

More confidence in our well-being

*

I am thinking out loud

Speaking with this tone

I am sinking down proud

Into the river like a stone

Where we’ve all been thrown

By everyone we’ve known

Not feeling

Hearing

Seeing

What we’re feeling and clearly being

Existing in time and space

Where’s the strategy for peace in this place?

Or is it just me all alone?

*

Diving down to the river bed

Bottom of the day

I rest my head

Calm alone

Tears we shed

Rushing past like all I’ve said

Blending in

Resting here

We may stay, never moving

Or in time

We may tumble

Rolling years can be soothing

But for some

Faith we’re losing

Way down low, egos bruising

Resilience looks up

With vision choosing

Optimism instead

*

I am thinking out loud

It is just us all alone

The world that we love

In distant dreams and at home

Where we live and where we stay

With our world all the way

Let’s find thoughts

A solid base

Existing well in time and space

Strategy for peace in this place

Want us all just to be feeling

Hearing

Seeing

Way more care for our well-being

***

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True Justice

Things are tight
It’s still alright
If we keep in sight
Caring for humanity is
True Justice
*
Totally
Promoting social missions
Celebrating
All our caring visions
Making calming
Peaceful sounds
Reach to every corner of the town
We are all
Getting down
Try to
Make it alright Now
**
Things are tight
It’s not alright
It’s quite a sight
The way folks fight against
True Justice
*
Loaded and
Corroded social missions
Corrupting
Many of our Visions
Making hurtful
Lying sounds
There’s nasty feelings all round town
We are all
Getting down
But it’s
Just Not alright Now
**
What’s not alright
Is preventable harm
Work hard to avoid that
With care and healing charm
Instead of turning a cold shoulder
Say something
Take action
At least take small chances
To improve life here
To get more satisfaction
For all involved
Communicate with reason and ration
To get more problems solved
Treat true justice as a passion
**
Things are tight
It can be alright
Even out of sight
But we must work hard to find
True justice
*
Showing more devoted social missions
Clearing up and sharing visions
Making connections
Engaging sounds
In the country and in the town
We are all
Getting down
*
Judge less for more truth
To make more lives alright now

***


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The Truth Won’t Hide

The sun way back in outer sky

If too dry

We fry

Smoke rising high

Sun goes away for shorter days

Freeze us up

To another phase

To keep us safe I try and try

If I lie

I die

Way down inside

To save this place 

We all try and try

To just get by

Don’t ask why

Just save face

The truth won’t hide

*

The clouds come back

The sun gets shy

Passing by

So high

Low waters rise

Rain comes to stay for too many days

Pleases us in other ways

To clear the haze I try and try

If I lie

I die

Way down inside

To save head space

We all try and try

To just get by

Don’t ask why

One saving grace:

The truth won’t hide

*

The truth of the matter

is what as you have before you

Sense the reality

That matters the most

Every time I see you 

You are out of this world

Sharing all your values

As we are getting so close

Some things are hidden

Like sun behind the clouds

Emerging

Glorious and ever-lasting

The truth you learn to know

is what matters most

*

The sun is back in outer sky

Clouds try to

Apply

Cloaks rising high

Clear skies appear for a moment that stays

Speeds us up in subtle ways

To keep the pace I try and try

If I lie

I die

Way down inside

To win this race we all try and try

We just get by

Don’t ask why

Clear cut case

The truth won’t hide

***

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A Week’s Worth

Calm blanket of clouds

A quiet awakening

Peering out

to welcome the week

The sun is not shy

Just has yet to shed

That grey robe

Glowing w/ vibrant shapes

Of drifting dreams

Sinking into the day and

Landing loudly in our life

Or vanishing into

Waves of the future

To be seen again

Tomorrow

*

We stay shining and proud

And never forsaken

No fear and doubt

Only kind goals we seek

The sun will not lie

But hides for the best

Across today’s globe

We row on oceans and lakes

Drift calm on sunbeams

Each moment sunlight breaks

Truly thirsting for light

Aim to relish all the

Days of the present

That the future

Will borrow

*

Work week passes by

Living poetry

Look up to the sky

Endless possibility

Chasing stars

Connectin dots

Dreams go further

Sharing thoughts

Energy travels

From origins intense

Resting light or expanding

If we spare more moments

Common sense to share

Stars, moon or sun

Strength in understanding

I hope your weekend is fun!

***

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Lover of Life (Love Builds Life Strong)

Lover of life

We need you so much

No other as wise

You have a caring touch

*

Some folks ignore loving feelings

And think at times, that’s so smart

But we protect

Ourselves and each other

By keeping love in our heart

*

Discover the sky

With sea and Earth clutch

Kindness keeps dreams high

Bad attitude just a crutch

**

Lover of life

We feel your colours

Let us see through your eyes

A view that is all yours

*

Some folks avoid loving feelings

But in time realize love’s worth

We learn from

Ourselves and each other

The joy of laughter and mirth

*

Discover the sky

The sun and moon fuller

Kindness keeps spirits high

Being mean is just dim and duller

**

Lover of life

We need you so much

Lover of life

With your caring touch

Lover of life

We feel your colours

Lover of life

The view is all yours

*

Discover the sky

With sea and Earth below

Discover the sky

With sun and moon higher

There’s nowhere you go

Where you won’t be inspired

And everywhere you go

You are the one that inspires

With your love and desire of life

**

If we desire Peace and Love

Why do we always start

With the push and shove?

*

Lover of life

We need you so much

No other as wise

You have a caring touch

*

Some folks bury their loving feelings

And think at times

that they are gone

*

But we can save

Ourselves and each other

By caring more

Love builds life strong

***

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We Challenge Fate

Sometimes

A day comes crashing down

Sometimes

I blast off like a rocket

Every day changes

Not entirely dangerous

Just once in a while

We challenge fate

And good love stays with us

Our life comes in stages

At times

completely outrageous

Every now and then

And again

The world wants to play with us

*

Sometimes courage

Comes crashing down

Sometimes

I cast off ‘cause I’m shocking

Every hour changes

But there’s always a strain on us

Just once in a while

We challenge fate

Good love always stays with us

Our life comes in stages

At times we must be extra brave as

Even now and then again

The world can be saved by us

*

We challenge fate

To cut the losses

Come out ahead

Bearing no crosses

We follow society

Sometimes too blindly

I can’t grow so high and free

Without a world behind me

But I have to think for myself

The known best way to survive

To confirm with the world

that’s grown with me and through me

Act kindly and wisely

The only way to survive

*

Sometimes courage

Comes crashing down

Sometimes

Light flashes like a ghost in the socket

Every second changes

Darkness like chains to us

Just once in a while

We challenge fate

Good love always stays bright for us

Our life comes in stages

At times

So much for our brain just

Every now and then again

The world fuels the flame for us

*

We challenge fate

To fight bad bosses

Come out ahead

Real world dice tosses

We follow society

Sometimes so kindly

Our care shows jut like hide and seek

Finding the world behind me

Now I have to launch myself

The known best way to survive:

To confirm with the world

that’s grown with me and through me

Act kindly and wisely

The best way to survive

***

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Perfect Storm and Breaking Light

The perfect storm

can seem

exceedingly normal

But in an instant

it can become

completely difficult

*

When it’s thrown into the mix

It’s nothing you can’t fix

*

The driving force of my nightmare

Sifts for a good dream

With a twist

*

The source of my delight

Or the bane of my existence

When crashing down like this

*

I have never missed

*

A perfect storm

Can be totally unusual

But in an instant

Can become all reality

*

House of straw or wood or bricks

Pull no punches and no tricks

*

The pounding rain of darkest clouds

Shifts to gentle steam

When sun-kissed

*

A healing light eternal

Cleanses pain from existence

When reaching out like this

*

Releasing a clenched fist

*

All is calm    

Relax now

Roll with waves as they charge up

*

The perfect calm can seem exceedingly chill

Within instants

It can stretch out

Deep into forever

*

Still play hard and get our kicks

Work to get in all our licks

*

The soothing voice inside our head

Lifts us past each sun beam

You get the gist

*

Faith happens day or night

The main part of our existence

When chasing dreams like this

*

Each day we can find bliss

*

Perfect storm

Relax now

Roll with eternal waves

All is calm

Just ask how

Roll with waves as they charge

Then surge with clouds

As they open

Crashing down

Till we are soaking

Crackling lightening

Silence broken

Thunder above

Clear words are spoken

*

An intense change of energy 

Arrives day or night

The calm we know first is

The breaking light

***

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Loving Persistence (We Can Improve It)

Here we are

Having a good day

Everyone

Without question

Wants to feel OK

How do we make it happen?

Improve our existence?

Share our life and Have our say?

*

With loving persistence

*

How do we Maximize life

for all included?

Work hard to Follow our heart

And Think it through

So we can improve it

**

Here we are

Just going along

Everyone

Eventually

Does something wrong

Why does it happen?

To improve our existence?

Spelling nistake

or worst day ever

*

Keep loving persistence

*

How do we make the best of life

For all included?

Work smart and follow our heart

Think time through

So we can improve it

**

Improve the situation

Say what you mean

Do what you have to do

To improve the current scene

Take every ounce of energy

To make a positive difference

Do what you have to do

To keep your heart pure and clean

Plan the best moves

To help the most

For yourself

And for all others

Create only good news

Keep love close

For ourselves

And for all others

*

Here we are

Making our own way

Every one

In the world

Wants to feel OK

How do we make it happen?

Improve our existence?

Live our life and have our say?

With loving persistence

*

How do we get the most out of life?

For all included?

Work hard to follow our heart and think it through

So we can improve it

We can improve it

***

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Our Image of Time

Communication urges change

With a certain intensity

in the atmosphere

We are changing gears quickly

May seem like organized chaos

Except for the daily pay-offs

We need to get ahead again

And be who we are

*

In today’s rush

Each one of us:

An intense soul

Should try to stay in touch more

Your image is elusive

**

Conversation produces change

With a certain intensity

in the atmosphere

We can overcome fear this way

But we may need an entire day-off

Before we can offer our pay-off

Just so we can get ahead again

And be who we are

*

In today’s rush

Each one of us:

An Intense soul

Should try the truth so much more

Our collective image is elusive

**

Moments alright

When we realize life

Where we are connected

And can think to ourselves

“This will work out fine

Forever this time”

And together our interaction means much more

In our environment

What we imagine means much more

Flies through our minds

Truly staggered like trees

Along rivers that wind

Peace can be elusive

The image we find

Is what matters

**

Calm discussion provides change

With a certain intensity

in the atmosphere

We are changing gears quickly

May seem like organized chaos

Except for the daily pay-offs

That get us far ahead again

so we can be who we are

^

In today’s rush

Each one of us:

An intense soul

Should try to stay calm much more

The image of peace is

Never forever Elusive

**

Moments alright when we realize life

Where we connect

And think to ourselves

“This will work out fine

Forever this time”

And together our action means much more

Every day what we imagine means much more

Grows in our mind

Once planted like trees

Along rivers that wind

Peace can be elusive

A calm image in time

Is what matters

Our image of time is what matters

***

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The Trouble with Peace

Thinking vigilant

On thousands of days

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

*

Surrounding us

Fences to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Glaring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a turn in the road

And oncoming traffic

Or a distant train harmlessly passing

*

The world seems so volatile

In thousands of ways

Even when there is mostly peace

In sight

Right here

*

Surrounding us

People to protect us

or them

If we had an understanding

We wouldn’t be

Staring at the possibility

Of trouble

Like a well-written code

And oncoming traffic

Or an unbreakable chain

Forever lasting

*

The road to the future

Has two sides

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

and

Don’t cross the line

If we can make our turn safely

Or go on straight through

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

and

Don’t sweat the small stuff 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

*

In thousands of days

In thousands of ways

Peace is in sight

Within reach, so hold tight

Surrounding us

Confidence protects us

There is no ‘them’

if we have an understanding

We won’t be

Carrying the possibility

Of trouble

Like the heaviest load

And oncoming traffic

That is empty again

And thinking of crashing

*

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

There’s way too much conflict

We do need to be tough

But we need more compassion

And consideration

Not fierce disregard

No lack of attention

That comes down too hard

No drawing of lines

Unexplained

that confuse

We need a better understanding

Sharing more of our views

*

The path to the future

May show or hide

And it’s fine

So long as we get there

And share our fair time

If we live and learn when fate leads

And enjoy some times too

We don’t need to always worry

Or have a negative view

We work hard to beat the odds

Stick together when life gets tough 

Trouble with peace is there isn’t enough

***

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Our Quotient (Kind Urges)

There’s no holding back

These feelings inside

It’s never easy to wait

And for more seconds hide

With joy to anticipate

*

True love always splurges

Every ounce we carry purges

Then the growing hollow soul

Fills again

Overflows and merges

As oceans make us whole

Love’s wave reflects and surges

**

There’s no keeping track

Of all of our mind

It’s never easy to rate

Every moment in time

With care we hesitate

*

Society converges

A new shared-view emerges

Then the flowing shallow soul

Is found again

Quickly grows and burgeons

As the sky makes us whole

Love’s rain fills us with kind urges

**

Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

Or end up crashing

*

Depends on the view

Of society and you

Thunder rolling

And lightening flashing

*

Open skies and rolling oceans

We should hide less emotions

Cause no problems

That’s the notion

With true love and soul devotion

**

Don’t give people flack

For trying to be kind

It’s never okay to hate

Let calm open your mind

And with patience elevate

*

In true love

Only kindness urges

And every move we make emerges

Then the knowing fellow-soul

Connects again

Starts to show in surges

And the Earth becomes more whole

Love’s ground awakens new kind urges

**

Kind urges are smashing

No matter how dashing

They can turn out beautiful

And end up crashing

*

Depends on the view

Of society and you

Mountains rolling

And seasons flashing by

*

Open minds and rolling notions

We should dig more emotions

Cause no problems

Good life our quotient

With true love and soul devotion

***

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A Mission

Building blocks for the future

Plans piled up from the past

Optimism forged in brighter days

Soul-fire not forgotten fast

Passion for life and the living

We all should learn to share

Some people aren’t so forgiving

Let’s work hard to make them aware

It takes just one kind thought to make a difference

One crucial moment to care

*

Say what you want

And think the same

Every thought carries a lot

As they grow and remain

Thoughts can be shared

And lead to many actions

Thoughts can make people well

As we conceive every last one

Realize that a better future

has a lot to do with

our decisions

Like bricks that we build with

Kindness a mission

***

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One Step at a Time

On the doorstep

A shy little spider

Want some more webs

Can I come inside yet?

*

We climb the walls

Or crawl under the floor

And always want more

What the corners are for

The ceilings and halls

The creepy critter crawls

Creating a family

As the future falls

Tightly wrapping us up

*

Between the cracks 

Timid creature dives down

The world attacks

The other side of town

While we’re underground

*

We climb through rocks

Try to get to the core

And always want more

Beneath the surface

Ignored

Our feelings seem small

The creepy critter crawls

Craving a fantasy

As the future falls

Including all of us

*

In such a hurry

To make good things happen

We hope to never worry

I think I see a pattern

It would really help us out

If you share the benefit of the doubt

If you accept our effort

Where will the moment take us?

I think that’s what it’s all about

It is how we take it

One step at a time

Deeper into our mind

*

Thinking things out

While we’re hanging around

No shred of doubt

When the sky is our ground

*

We climb through thoughts

Flying high for a score

And always want more

In and out through the door

Engine never stalls

The creepy critter crawls

Cradle no fallacy

As the future falls

Sticking to all of our plans

*

Raising such fury

To make good things happen

We never have to scurry

If we stick to the pattern

It would really help us out

If we share the benefit of the doubt

If we make the effort

Where will the moment take us?

I think that’s what it’s all about

It is how we take it

One step at a time

Deeper into our mind

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Feasible Plan

Falling away from the future

That they had planned for me

Once beaten by words

not deserved

I made my plans long ago

I’m wondering 

but I’m not sure

How they still

Can not see

I made it clear with no fear

Still they think that they ought to know

What is possible for me

And the way it should be

*

Pulling away from the past

Finally found understanding

Time created with words

We now observe

I made my plans

clearly shown

I’m wondering

but I’m not sure

If they have

Just been seen

Love stays near with no fear

Life should show what it ought to show

What is possible

And the way it should be

*

The way it should be

Is no one left behind

No one should be left out

In the search for peace of mind 

The love we have

should

Extend to everyone it can

by Realizing that

Progress together

Is the

Only feasible plan

Anything is possible

A thought that we ought to know

and Understand

*

Hauling into the current time

Leaving ways that don’t stand for me

Don’t exaggerate with words

Or throw a curve

Those plans hard as stone

Never wandering

I am so sure

That we can

Still be free

Peace grows clear with no fear

Be sure you know what you ought to know

What is possible

And the way it should be

*

The way it should be

Is no one left behind

No one should be left out

From discovering peace of mind

The balance we have

should

Extend to everyone it can

by Realizing that

Including each other

Is the

Only Feasible Plan

Everything is possible

A thought that we ought to know

and Understand

***

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Staying Aware

When we first came here

We were outside the circle

Maybe we just seemed to be

A little bit too square

Now a key to life that I can see

Something that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

As we calmly stay aware

*

Step just past fear

To get by any hurdle

Mind over matter sets us free

In the vision that we share

Now a key to life that I can see

Something that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

Understand more when we care

*

What’s your sign?

We’ve crossed the line

Life’s so fine

When it’s yours and mine

*

Find peace for everyone

*

Get smart

Be kind

Get with the times

So they don’t come undone 

Work hard

Have fun 

and be the one

The one that makes a difference 

*

When we first came here

We were outside the circle

Maybe we just seemed to be

The definition of a square

Now a key to life that I can see

Advice that I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

Sharing our mind’s free

When we calmly stay aware

*

We stay aware of today

Awaiting the future

And also aware of the past

Aware of the changes

As we take a deep breath

Aware that the day goes by fast

We set our mind free

When we work for our goals

We rejuvenate

When we have fun and play

The best way to connect with

our kind of people

is to share goals as we seize the day

*

What’s your sign?

We’ve crossed the line

Days are fine

When they’re yours and mine

*

Find peace for everyone

*

Stay smart

Be kind

Lead with good times

When they won’t come undone 

Work hard

Have fun 

and be the one

The one that makes a difference 

*

Step just past fear

To get by any hurdle

Mind over matter sets us free

Like the resources

That we share

Now a key to life that I can see

A suggestion I find fair

Have fun

Work hard

To keep our mind free

We understand more

When we care

*

HaveFun

WorkHard

Care more to set our mind free

The key to life is

Staying aware

***

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Did You Say Magic?

Painting by Lee Matuga

Did you say magic?

We strive for divine functions

To boost our energy

Promote joy

And share exquisite moments

*

Lives have fallen away from

Kindness and goodwill

*

Suffering and pain

Derive from avarice

And lack of compassion

*

We need courage

To bring the balance back

*

Optimism and empathy

Cascade down mountains of

Faith, virtue and integrity

***

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New Days

Brave colours emerge

As the shadows of winter have retreated

Today is the face of new life

Like a new wave rippling

Past the clouds

To challenge the sordid storms of yesterday

Striking with intense rivulets of life

Unearthing buried dreams

Flourishing in our mind

and in our heart

*

Appropriate attire?

We dress for success

But a name itself 

Can rise from battling stress

Clamber to safety

or descend to our calm place

We are never too far from finding our ground again

Bitter days struggling lead to

New occasions

We shine again and at least contemplate peace

*

Stare through the protective darkness

Of the trees

Branches of life between us

Shelter eyes

Or fully shade

Days otherwise

Bare to the blinding brilliance of

Our closest star

Life-giving

And healing yet

Dangerous if too direct

Energy flowing

Impossible to live without

Like water and

Our thoughts

*

Laughter from above

Joined by a chorus far below

Rumors of change

Echo in the sun’s plans

But from where we stand

Excitement remains sparse

Onlookers still shiver

Fretting unseasonable weather

As if we are unprepared

And make light of the situation

Smiling full-heartedly

And with optimism

Hoping others follow

*

Some look down on

Spring flowers

Frown on the significance of

Sharing color

Frilled and flowing shapes

Reach out with the

Serious aesthetics of

Optimism and whimsy

Extend far past the sardonic rumbles of cynical critics

The detrimental frosty grips lose their touch as

Warmth arrives

*

Holding fire

And isolating energy

Waves reflect light

Intense like spirit

Through forever changing seasons

Heated vision comforts

Days impacted by neglect

Cold shoulders of the shore

Fade in and out of existence

New days

Trees rise as

Years submersed

Shapes drift

High and low

Bobbing until washed up

Or sinking till the end of time

***

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Find Heaven Past All Hell

I cannot forget today
Yesterday: Maybe
But the future ahead
Is carried by the river
*
All things past
Even those left for dead
Can still strike a note
Make me shake and shiver
Excitement
Good or bad
But now I summon the energy
To bring tomorrow’s joy
For all of us waiting here
We hope life will deliver
*
The strangest thing I said
Went right to your head
And I’ll never get to explain how
The river bed rolls
And now the ground starts to move
The skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I am reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
*
We can’t forget today
Yesterday is fading
And the future ahead
Is carried by the river
*
All things last
Once they get in our head
And can still strike a note
Time, gold or an old wood sliver
Fragments, Good or bad
Cleanse or craft connections
Now I summon the energy
To find tomorrow’s peace
With faith waiting here
We know life will deliver
*
The strangest thing I said
Seemed to go over your head
And I’ll never get to explain how
The river rocks roll
And now the ground starts to move
Vast skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I am reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
*
Heaven beyond Hell
I thought it would never drop
Future stories to tell
Today must stay on top
I can’t get down
Without the sound
Beauty and movement
The river never stops
I want you to be forever well
The river starts to swell
Taking us straight through
Heaven past all hell
Find Heaven past all hell
*
I can’t forget today
All these current changes
And the future ahead
Is carried by the river

*
We will never know
How the river rocks roll
Until the river comes flowing through
And now the ground starts to move
Life’s skies are shifting for the world we choose
I want to say
One time for sure
I’m reaching out to you
I want you to be well
Find Heaven past all Hell
***

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Awake

Awake to the world

with an

Unpredictable reaction

And a focus closely tied

To our deepest dreams

*

Ideas 3-2-1

Launch spontaneous compassion

Compose what we do

Based on life’s pure mystery

*

Soaring high above

And crashing moments later

Life has highs and lows

If today is any indicator

**

Develop your good love

A better focus makes life greater

Waves rolling high above

And crashing moments later

*

Running across the flat ground

And sinking into the sand once stretched-out

We search the earth for perfection

But it’s our dreams that we have planned out

*

Awake to the world

**

Awake to the world

with a

Ground-breaking reaction

And a focus closely tied

To our deepest dreams

*

Ideas 3-2-1

Launch spontaneous compassion

Elevate what we do

Based on our pure empathy

*

Riding high above

Storm crashing moments later

Life has calm and chaos

If today is any indicator

**

Develop your good love

Better focus is a rushing breaker

Waves rolling high above

And crashing moments later

*

Washing over the dry shores

Then reaching back to the sea with their hands out

Waves change when energy transfers

A new day once our dreams’ waves have fanned out

*

Awake to the world

**

Plan the day ahead 

With a good attitude

Focus on your dreams

And remember what’s new

*

As the tides recede

Take all you need

And share good vibes with

Everyone you can think of

*

Awake to the world

Like a natural reaction

And a focus closely tied to our deepest dreams

***

On the Go

The fall has almost come

Reminds me of a song

Let’s all just get along

“Summer’s Almost Gone”

*

The vision in my eyes

Opens like the spring disguised

The winter fills with ice

Let’s make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the sky

Each year seasons flow

Loving clouds

Prepare well

Teach clear reason

On the go

**

Soon the rains will come

Torrents with gusts so strong

Let’s all just get along

An awkward instant’s almost gone

*

The sound reaching my ears

Is washing away my fears

Good music is good advice

Let’s make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the rivers

Each day currents flow

Loving rhythm

Cleanse us well

A great common cure

On the go

**

Words

Hurtful to those hard done by

Pointless to those

Privileged and uncaring

Some people are caught in a storm

Some people are unaware

but I have high hopes

an opinion is forming

When I say

“Let’s all just get along” and

“Lets make the future nice”

I may be unrealistic to many

But don’t you wish we had that life?

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Is it unrealistic to try a little harder?

Even aim for some kind of giant step?

Is it unrealistic to try to care a whole lot more?

And keep all stereotyping in check?

*

As the year goes by

Try to feel alright

And be thankful if we do

Dig in to understand

Even lend a hand

Words lead to actions

Intentions to follow through

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The fall has almost come

Reminds me of a song

Let’s all just get along

Guess it’s time to “Ramble on”

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The vision in my eyes

Arrives like the spring’s best tries

The winter fills with ice

Lets make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the sky

Each year situations flow

Loving issues

Prepare well

Teach clear reason

On the go

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Clear Reason On the Go

The fall has almost come

Reminds me of a song

Let’s all just get along

“Summer’s Almost Gone”

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The vision in my eyes

Opens like the spring disguised

The winter fills with ice

Let’s make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the sky

Each year seasons flow

Loving clouds

Prepare well

Teach clear reason

On the go

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Soon the rains will come

Torrents with gusts so strong

Let’s all just get along

An awkward instant’s almost gone

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The sound reaching my ears

Is washing away my fears

Good music is good advice

Let’s make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the rivers

Each day currents flow

Loving rhythm

Cleanse us well

A great common cure

On the go

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Words

Hurtful to those hard done by

Pointless to those

Privileged and uncaring

Some people are caught in a storm

Some people are unaware

but I have high hopes

an opinion is forming

When I say

“Let’s all just get along” and

“Lets make the future nice”

I may be unrealistic to many

But don’t you wish we had that life?

**

Is it unrealistic to try a little harder?

Even aim for some kind of giant step?

Is it unrealistic to try to care a whole lot more?

And keep all stereotyping in check?

*

As the year goes by

Try to feel alright

And be thankful if we do

Dig in to understand

Even lend a hand

Words lead to actions

Intentions to follow through

**

The fall has almost come

Reminds me of a song

Let’s all just get along

Guess it’s time to “Ramble on”

*

The vision in my eyes

Arrives like the spring’s best tries

The winter fills with ice

Lets make the future nice

*

Speak kind words to the sky

Each year situations flow

Loving issues

Prepare well

Teach clear reason

On the go

***