Peaceful Path

Many urgent moments

Without peace of mind

“Hurry get it done”

they say

“But Take your time!”?

Rushing to get ready

Rushing out the door

Trying to be steady

So we can work some more

Run errands

Fight traffic

Then Rush to get home

Calm seconds

I think:

Rushing’s wrong but when in Rome?

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Many converging moments

With my peace of mind

“Slow down, be as one”

they say

“But don’t waste any time!”

Focus on each second

Focus on your work

Just try to reckon

Stop acting like a jerk

Speak calmly

Be perfect…

Focus on what you do

Be charming

I know:

Focus fast

for all of you

Because this is what we do

Until Everything is new

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Everything is new

Morning colours exploding

Lines of symmetry, outstanding angles

Fresh vision is exposing

Fine glimmers free from tangles

I don’t rush past the moment

I slow down to see fall blooms

The smell of open air outweighs the fact that winter looms

I keep baseless fear in check

I stay present with injury

Call it a “a pain in the neck”

and nothing worse than it may seem

I try not to stress on tomorrow

Or look too far back

I look for assistance to borrow

Not the power hungry to attack

I have a certain awareness

Not always on a dime

The system forgets fairness

Nickels a waste of time

Should be a small penny

To be cared for by all of those

To find good Love and not lose touch

Or let resentment superimpose

To dollars be defensive

Share all that we still have

Music

Friends

Hard work

Common sense to a Peaceful path

Tricks to Health, Share the Wealth

First waking up, I yawn

A land of dreams just gone

Look at this mixed-up world again

There is no saying tricks they’re playing

my friend

Am I laughing or crying or somewhere in the middle?

Is life tragedy or

a fine-crafted riddle?

Is it sorrow I borrow

until we can play again?

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At first I was a pawn

Those days are nearly gone

Look at this mixed-up world again

There’s no selling tricks I’m telling

my friend

Am I laughing or crying

or somewhere in the middle?

Will catastrophe hit

if I don’t take lead fiddle

One more arrow from my bow

until we can play again?

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The day can seem so bland

Until news gets out of hand

Look at this mixed-up world again

There’s no way old tricks are ok

my friend

Is my straight face out of place

as if I have a muzzle?

Our friendship gets buried

in a forsaken puzzle?

Love shows tomorrow

Like time is on the mend

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Play for keeps

Laugh and sing

Fight a battle

Queen or king

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Play for keeps and be yourself

The world with you has no one else

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Why don’t we take control?

Everybody show our soul

Deep inside we shine the same

On the outside

is just a game

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Play for keeps and be yourself

Trust that you will share the wealth

Find ways to keep your health

The world will someday share the wealth

Isn’t that Enough?

Nothing I can do

Nothing I can say

Can take the pain away

Today

No matter how I try

Even if I cry

Some things I just can’t change

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Every day we work to make a dollar

Still we don’t make enough

I work hard in every way

So I can fight

for what’s right

Isn’t that enough?

In this life

Today

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Where’s the peace we all want?

Wrapped up in individual needs?

So much conflict for what we insist is ours

Can’t we get the things we deserve without greed?

Are they locked up in our head?

So much we think we want and need

Why can’t we settle for what’s best?

Life for us

because we’re together

indeed

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Let’s see that

Let’s talk it out

Let’s change the world

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Only what I do

Only what I say

Can take the pain away today

It matters how I try

Just make the plans fly

Some things we have to change

Why should we have to make a dollar?

So long as we work together

I work hard in every way

And I fight

For what’s right

Isn’t that enough?

Fair Play Sky

If baying at the moon

Or playing our best tune

Good spoken word all day

And absolutely every morning

I will embrace the sky

Though people wonder why

And the sky holds me tight

Without scorning

I have done the same

Life surely is a game

Sportsmanship and Ethics are the core thing

Fair play

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If praying for peace soon

Or playing our best tune

For tokens good all day

And absolutely every weekend

I will embrace the sky

A vision for the eye

And the sky holds me tight

As I am peeking

You have done the same

Life is more than just a game

Peace, good will and comfort we are seeking

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Fair’s fair

I don’t care

What the cheating kind say

How can you draw blood from a stone

Or make a broke person pay?

Fair’s fair

Be aware

With your riches, think it’s funny

How can you leave millions alone

When you’ve got all that money?

Face the facts top hats

Fair play is the name of the game

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I’m trying to avoid ruin

By playing my best tune

No joking, that’s my way

absolutely makes my life deep and

I will embrace the sky

Until the day I die

And the sky holds me tight

Without speaking

You have done the same

Taken a break from the game

But kindness and what’s right are never sleeping

Daily Tightrope Ride

Tightrope ride

Yahoo!

Life with the most?

Path far above

Mean cats and coyotes

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Watch out!

Careful

not to cross the line

Take good care

& work to save time

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It’s telephone wire

So we won’t get burned

Skip on the high voltage

I don’t think I’ll return

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I must bring food to my home fast

Secure a safety net

so my squirrel world will last

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Truth not seen

Written between lines

Picture cut off

By massive grape vines

Pain for a day

Big bosses scoff

Pain forever more

HR writes losses off

Barriers to work

Offer no help to cope

I’m still so productive

Folks think it’s a joke

NO ONE sees the precarious plight

Because I manage to keep up the fight!

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Been zapped and crushed

For days couldn’t walk

Yelled at

Excluded

Like what I say is a shock

I’m an A1 worker

Stick up for the fight

Told I’m delusional and

don’t report right

Factors at play folks can’t understand

My intense spirit seems out of hand

The truth of the matter

Should refresh my brand!

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Let’s talk

What’s new?

A Mental Health plea

Widespread issue

Is not right to me

I try to live true

In a sick society

What more can I do?

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No more do I want

Than to all get along

Work hard and play hard

Play a favourite song

Bring it in now!

Share all the wealth

So we can each find

our own better health

Good Love Won’t Cease

If I move forward today

I might catch on fire

I still stand up high

and let life inspire

Top of the stairs

I wonder where to look

I’ll chase things that move

Like the wind or a brook

I won’t chase a star

That won’t shine bright

I won’t chase

a thread of darkness

into the night

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If I take to the sky

I’ll decide where to go

I’ll follow the wind

To places I know

The season is ending

The first leaves have fallen

Been so busy working

I’m covered in pollen

One thing is clear

As I use my sixth sense

Without light to follow

Year’s end could be tense

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So I race up a tree

Chasing whatever may move

Then come back to Earth

and get back to my groove

One thing for sure

I’m not a mean stalker

I’m just a cool cat

Quick to purr, pure rocker

I’m brought in at night

Then I don’t disappear

Find stars in my eyes

So we won’t shed a tear

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I’m touched by joy

You brilliant visitor

Many faceted eyes

Seem truly exquisite or

Mystic as we chat

An angel leaves to go

There is no chase

Forget the race

And we’ll be fine I know

Reach to the future

Wave a sign of peace

The world changes dramatically

Have faith, Good love won’t cease

Everybody Breathe

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*As a note, I’ve been skydiving eleven times and engaged in some amazing cliff jumping, but would never recommend these activities for others. They were thrilling for me and skydiving is so peaceful when your chute is open; The whole world as far as the eye can see becomes vivid and vibrant, at your touch, yet far below. I survived in one piece. This is the song:

I’m falling from the skies

Won’t be criticized

Try to find the truth

And for days we’re hypnotized

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Everything is what it seems to be

We are what we want and need

Moments are deeper than the sea

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Underneath we face the day

On the surface be okay

Everybody breathe so peacefully

Everybody breathe

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I’m hanging from a thread

Not better off dead

Think about tomorrow

And ways to get ahead

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Be calm, the future’s every day

Let the moment be ok

Everybody breathe as is we’re free :||

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Everything is what it seems to be

We are what we want and need

Moments are deeper when we’re free

Breathe

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I’m diving off a cliff

Like a wicked guitar riff

Fighting for our life

And what we can do for it

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Our life is only here today

Have fun, work hard to be okay

Everybody breathe

Just breathe.

Love Her So (The Earth We Know)

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I walk through the forest

Dive into a haze

Avoid future wasteland

Recognize the rays

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Our sun’s scorching beams

Dull as a hammer

Pound to the depths

Nails dressed in fiery glamour

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Clutching tight can scratch skin-deep

May hidden beauty rule

Love our world to balance life

Simple steps to keep us cool

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I love my Earth

She’s all I’ll ever have

Even the universe

Can’t give me any more than that

I love her so

More than just for show

If we all love the Earth we know

She’ll never go

Love her so

*

Open eyes to the future

Rainfall for tomorrow

Dive deep into truth

No lies from leaders borrow

*

Reflection of today

In the skies and in the lake

There is no second chance

Our vision can mistake

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If we all love the Earth we know

She’ll never go

Love her so

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I walk thru the forest

Swim through greedy haze

Now but not forever

Must plan for future days

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In the line of trees

Waking to tomorrow

A good grip balances life

Rain to remove sorrow

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Words on top of decades

Truth weighs in on waste

Future sold for less than gold

No fair trade with all this haste

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Cut back with frivolous stuff

Stick to what we need and know

Talk about what we stand for

It’s easy come and easy go

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I love my Earth

She’s all I’ll ever have

Even the universe

Can’t give me any more than that

I love her so

More than just for show

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Love her skies

Love her seas

Love her Rock

Love her trees

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She’s all we will ever have

If we love the Earth we know

She’ll never go

Love her so

Under Together

Standing under a sunflower

Just for a minute

Feel like the Cheshire cool cat

Time is not finite

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In mere moments I’m scrambling

Crawling deep down a hole fast

As from merciless fire

A new bat from Hell blasts

and We are in it

sharing

For certain seconds

or hours

Forever

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Gripped by reality

Of twisting smoke

Or bright hope

We greet the world with knuckles

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Safer to lead with work and strength

Than clenched palms

Of ownership

If we feel like we desire all that

Set up a risk limit

and Never tire of that

All for one

one for all

Progress

This is entirely that

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Best when

Standing under the sun’s power

To bear it and grin it

From afar admire or chat

Love still is in it

With common sense of science

Not wallowing in mire, a rat

Mindless contagion

Cozy like a vampire brat

Imposing rage in

People who want

to float in

good emotion

and Contribute

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Well:

Good emotion

Progress

We find it from working together

Maybe at a distance

Finding out if it’s safe

Then let’s inquire about that

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No matter how you spin it

Humanity is connection

If life’s a game

That’s how we win it

I choose to admire this fact

and Let life inspire impact

Get Back-Home, Save the Kids

Whether sun shines or rain falls down

The sky pleases and holds our integrity

Keeping it together like where I’m from

Battle seasons like in Winnipeg city

We know ice arrives

And summer will swelter

Brave pieces of life

Build future shelter

Help Nature heal like a medicine meant to be

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With vision in life no pain hits town

The mind’s eye eases it instead of sun

Cup raised in ice like champions

No cool life can freeze up in Edmonton

We know ice arrives

And summer will melt it

Brave pieces of life

Just like how we felt it

Have patience and good emotion will get it on

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With optimism nature will come around

Our love and care for life builds beauty

No missed chance or wasted moment

In PoCo, Coquitlam or Moody

Pure nature arrives

And summer has held up

Brave pieces of life

Makes me just belt out

I have passion and truly feel it’s my duty

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Lived in these places longer than most

Have also travelled from coast to coast

Fortunate and still trying to give back

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Stories to tell from Manitoba’s White Shell

I’ve had a hard sell and been through Hell too

Genuine

How I get back

Pull pieces together

True help from the weather…

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Feel fine

When I get back

Pull pieces together

Won’t chase a feather

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Flown Down Under for free

Lived hill-life Burnaby

Now money’s tough

No complaint

That’s rough

Spent much time on a beach in Florida

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Met Morrison’s ghost

More times than most

At tables I’m ready to chalk it up

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As sun shines or rain falls down

We believe love

And play all the hits

We grow stronger when time is found

It’s ok

Seize the day

Maple Ridge

Life has surprises

As summer tells us

Brave pieces of life

When winter wells up

Tears of grey

Go away

Respect nature and play

Every way and day

Save the kids