Waves (Power of a Star)

Waves you’re sending me

Float like sunlit clouds

Pitch black night is hidden by your

Candlelight so proud

I reach out to hold the flame

Kind, friendly and dream-enhancing

I’m beseeched to join the waves

Time-mending and fire dancing

Flowing moves

Glowing grooves

Power of a star


Waves I’m sending you

Seen as unfit by crowds

Rich life sights are contrast to my

Daily fights and doubts

I reach out to hold the days

Wild, blending and future-glancing

I’ve preached that kindness saves

Rhyme lending and cure advancing

Peace improves

Good love soothes

Power of a star


Stretching across our horizon

Waves of energy churn

Painted dream

All eyes are on

Through haze

Life grows clear as they burn

Vision plays in soft clouds

Lake carries us on its back

Spirit holds mountains

The sky’s long


Proud in a crowd

Won’t look back



of a star


Waves we send out

Pound down like top hit songs

It’s light I’m driven by

In your Courage and right from wrong

I reach out to shout and proclaim

Mind caring and Nature-romancing

I’m pleased when true love saves

Time pending on new trends chancing

Flowing moves

Glowing grooves

Power of a star


Oh Canada.

Your soul reaches out to me

Pierces with sultry vision

Your smoky summer sky

Twisting pride of centuries

In furious and vaulting tension

Sacrificed in a tinderbox

Fierce tears of

Silenced smoke that seethe

And pool in your sacred basin

Nothing I say will be enough

How can I bring you comfort?


Disintegrated feelings between

Respect and communication

Water should meet mind’s eye

Dousing dry responsibility

of obscure passing mention

Hypnotizing neglect of loss

Sheer crease in

Paper-horizon agrees

Fuel in hazy lazy writing

Nothing I say will be enough

How can I please you?


I love our world

and our sun

and our Canada

Can we share

All our care

Can we work and plan it out?

Can we be friends?

Common sense

Love can span the sky

No in between

In this scene

Those above must

Do more than try

It is our Earth

and our sun

and our Canada

Free the land

and the sky

Only for Peace and Love

We must stand on guard


Your soul reaches down to me

Inspires me in my mission

Until the day I die

Shimmering shapes of histor

show no care or apprehension

Ravishing fire of lightning shock

Frees fear with

Ravaging rage of the breeze

News is charged and biting

I say too much

How do I heal and hold your beauty?

Invest Only in Peace and Love Dealings


What do I see

As I step out my front door


Nature reaching heights in beauty

That don’t come easy


In some ways

We are spoiled like kids

Brilliant rewards but bitter battles

Starting low at the ground

Brave in the system

Each day we enjoy

And suffer

Only Peace and Love matters


What do I see

As I step into the world


Nature teaching rights in duty

That don’t come easy


Surely, we are loyal to this

Resilient species

Even a natural rival

Hard to see like the wind

Built in the system

Each day fight or flight

We’re tougher

As for Peace and Love I fall


What do I see

As I step into the future


Nature preaching insight so moody

It won’t flow easy


To understand we toil in fits

In millions of mirrors

Images of a martyr

Stand alone or are found

We are the system

Each day perception

Our buffer

Feeling makes Peace and Love smarter


What do I see

And What is the truth?

Because looks can be deceiving


What I hear

Is water lapping

against the shore

at the side of a lake

and it soothes


Spirits embraced

Are not seen or known

We wander down

Truth isn’t shown

The enchanting sound

Is a flag that’s flown



All I see

Is driven by need

Energy flowing to or from it


What we need

Is what we’re tapping

Feet on the ground

Won’t hide a mistake

That we choose


Spirits displaced

That aren’t seen or known

Let’s clamber down

For truth to be shown

Admit and reach out

Specifically those



What do I see

As I live my life today


Nature reaching heights in beauty

That don’t come easy


In some ways

Life is royal and rich

Filling finances and freezing feelings

Shunning those fallen down

Forgot by the system

Each day we enjoy

And suffer

Invest only in Peace and Love dealings


Include Everyone (Sunshine After a Very Wicked Storm)

Never know the name of the game

Or the social norm

until I’m playing again

Oh the pain!

Life is like sunshine after a

Very wicked storm

or a picnic in the rain

How I’m praying


Include Everyone

Have some fun

Bring it on

Don’t forget the storm

When it’s gone

Bring it on

Ride again


Never mind the mess

Are you impressed

By the social storm?

Help yourself

Just say when

I’m all in

Whatever you want

Let your

Welcome be well-worn

Permanent fixtures are blessed

In the end


Include Everyone

Have some fun

Bring it on

Welcome’s warm

Threads we don

Bring it on

Comfort’s best


Welcome sounds of the Earth breathing

The sky sighs as the storm is leaving

The air is fresh with renewed energy

Day glistens

Life launches from trees

Sparkling fresh

Each creature

Wakes up bright from dreaming

Birds Twitter

Bees achieving

Frog announces peace for now

Then a collective “Wow!”


Never be the one without sun

Try to be socially warm

And have good fun

And get work done

Life can be chaotic like a

Very wicked storm

or a good reason to run

Or having none


Include Everyone

Make some fun

Bring it on

Don’t forget the storm

But when it’s gone

Get it on

Till you’re done


Do it again

Bring it on

Embrace the Place Where Shadows Stay


Parades like a peacock

Around social circles

Inside he hides humility

That won’t show in his purpose


Fading fast in heavy grass

Head down as the tale perks up

His pride won’t die, he has ability

Because of love in surplus


Nothing done wrong

Life like a song

Just Peace and Love he worships


Obeys the hand he got

Ignores social knock-offs

Aim to prove all he sees

Their bluff to him: a lost cause


She rakes in wins as he begins

But they make him nervous

Her cry inside no others see

Because no tears will turn up


No fallen rain

A hidden pain

No truth can be as pure as


Amazing claim he makes now

Desperate to connect

Stakes a life on dreams

At least ones he can protect


Lends his ears to love he hears

Music and folk he respects

Strength resides in bends and slides

Quick-picking flies how he reflects


A web she weaves

He never leaves

His soul she resurrects


Sustains breath in his sprit

and prays no one objects

Here, there and everywhere

Simple jealousy upsets


Each day-to-day he lives and pays

Experience he can’t forget

Skeptics unfairly stop and stare

What they don’t get, they reject


View of the sun

We each have one

The image that projects


Home is where the heart is

Everywhere we go

But if our heart is hidden

Home we may never know


She was treated wrong

All day long

When she reached out

They turned away


Rules of fools

Didn’t allow

True words she would say


So her heart

Was hidden away

and her shadow came to play


Chastised like a spider

At home an outsider

Inside she hides humility

That’s what they’ve denied her


All she tried they’ve defied

They aren’t the ones to guide her

Her pride won’t die


She needs a web that’s wider


Create a norm

Instate a storm

Include each and every rider


Invading as a glider

Social justice-minded

Applied fine agility

To find a spot beside her


Caring wide for those he spied

Sharing words that wouldn’t chide her

In moments they had solidarity

But our system is the great divider


No human bond

Or care beyond

The majority decider


Rain could still immerse us

In our social circles

Lives with more tranquility

Trapped beneath the surface


The pain’s the same as curses

Unspoken words or verses

Public codes of civility

Stigma will never nurse us


Feeling unsaid

Love left for dead

While the richest fill their purses


A bright bird becomes demure

Larger-than-life tourist

Why project misery?

Their caring is the surest


The purest words are rarely heard

From social usurpers

Power lies with such hostility

Our culture kills or cures us


We need magic

That isn’t tragic

Kindness that conjures us


Kind is a heart making good

Anywhere it goes

But if a heart is hidden

Hope may never show


He was treated wrong

All day long

When he reached out

They made him pay


Fuelled by rules

They sat and frowned

True words they wouldn’t say


So their hearts

hid away

and his shadow came to play


Day fades far behind trees

Beyond social safety

In night they fight fragility

Boundary in dreams


Goals of peace just won’t cease

Labeled disordered or diseased

Kindness treated as disability

Blind system is a beast


No caring voice

Or sharing joys

Blood-thirsty rich do as they please


Moon peaks past tired trees

Mirrors social deep-freeze

Awake always in fear’s proximity

Tears shine and can’t appease


Lone star greets, Our eye meets

Adheres to day’s defeats

Strive to stifle anxiety

Vision with no light cheats


Save grace

To change this place

Fierce Hope never retreats


Sunrise with acute focus

Today still seems dangerous

No social responsibility

Politician rich and famous


Those we chose no one opposes

Approach a door and it closes

Attack a lack of accountability

So clear no one chose this


Pride past dollars

Lifelong scholars

Stigma in control imposes


Disgrace that is ludicrous

Unfairly overtaken indigenous

Allies denied connectivity

Kind people treated heinous


Striking poses and We know this

Few between truly show this

Pray, don’t say “futility”

Optimism thrives like roses


Ever-fertile Earth

Cultural rebirth

Sun and moon that tows us


Home is where the heart is

Everywhere we go

If our hearts are hidden

Home we never know


People treated wrong

For so long

Try to reach out

But get turned away


Rules uncool

Not allowing

True words we have to say


So our hearts

Get hidden away

Embrace the place where shadows stay


Digging Out the Bottom of a Well

You have no idea

But how could you tell?

Hard to see

the ingenuity

I’m digging out the bottom of a well


Shovels and pitchforks

You can hunt me down

I’ll be right here if you take a look


But you probably won’t see

Past the distance

Just me

Water’s rising

And it’s darker than all Hell


I had no idea

But how could I tell?

Hard to see

through the mystery

I’m digging out the bottom of a well


Visions and voices

As water rushes

You’ll understand if you send down the bucket


But you might not see

Past mistake and misery

The water’s for you

Since today’s hotter than all Hell


I never thought life would get to this

Me explaining

why I’m digging


Only drink on some days

I hope the new well pays

There’s rain

but the drought is not a figment


Converging streams

Beneath the clay

Raging rapids hidden away

So I dig faster

till a higher level stays


Many thought I’d never surface

Buried me deep

That’s why I’m digging


For me drinking’s OK

But I’d like the chance to bathe

There’s trickles

But the flow is insignificant


Emerging clean

Was always pure

Rising rivers are for sure

So I hold my breath

Till a cleansing current cures


We had no idea

But how could we tell

Hard to see

The sanity

When I’m digging out the bottom of a well


Shovels and pitchforks

I’m getting way down

I’ll be right here if you take a look


I hope you will see

Past the distance

Just me

My eye’s shining

As metal sparks on rock in our Hell


I have an idea

That I’d like to tell

Plain to see

Our chemistry

As I dug out the bottom of the well


Vision and voices

Our love gushes

We understand and fill our hearts

Not just our cup


And now you can see

Past mistake and misery

The water’s clean

and Sparks of light

Get us thru all Hell


Making Today’s Adventures OK


You can brighten my day

By saying my name

Playing my game

In these new adventures


You can lighten the way

Finding new fame

Grinding the shame

and then just dispense with

All false pretences

Stop raising the bar

For those down so far

Or kept out by fences

Or schools too expensive


I can brighten the day

If you do the same

True love won’t be tamed

In our grand adventures


We can light up the way

Forgetting the blame

Protecting the flame

and then get intense with

Our uncommon senses

Not chasing a star

We are who we are

Every last one of us


This is our chance to make it

Life happens just once

Let’s engage it


Embrace love and faith

Let’s do this together

Just need to keep pace

Lend a hand to forever

Help save this place

No matter what happens

Life is a promise

Not meant to be broken

Don’t break it

Let’s make it


Let’s brighten today

By taking new aim

Staking a claim

Our new adventures


Let’s light the way

With a flash and a frame

Be so glad we came

and not apprehensive

A dream comprehensive

Like an amazing car

With the door ajar

Climb in and commence with

Love that’s extensive

It makes today



Common Rarities

So common are the bright colours of life

We don’t even notice their bold beauty

Perched on years as if we can’t fly high

Looking precarious as if it’s our duty

Standing out to show off our difference

Vulnerable to seem too bright

To the sky we may lift up our plans

As the Earth crawls through the night


So common are the fine workers of Earth

They don’t even notice our dedication

Squirming for years as if we don’t have a worth

Looking ahead with no hesitation

Fitting in despite all our difference

Vulnerable to be in the light

To the sky we may lift up our plans

And for dreams we patiently fight


So rare to get a word in edgewise

Or share a story of what we’re about

Diverse wellness is certainly the best prize

Include health, peace and love without doubt

Together we climb up to new heights

Or dig energy of Earth below

Guided by sure stars and cool nights

A sun ray is free and with calm care we grow

No Kind Soul Should Feel Out of Place

From dark to light

I wriggle and writhe

I dig through the earth

To reach up to the skies

With darkness we close

up for the night

Warmth within grows

and dreams hold us tight

Tulips open again

with morning grace

Designed for beauty

Each colour and face

No kind soul should feel out of place


From Spring to Fall

I creep and crawl

I fly for my life

My big world seems small

With winter we hide

Climb or hit the wall

Back to the Earth

Fresh wings will haul

Sunlight shines again

With eternal grace

Designed to reach

Every corner and space

No kind soul should feel out of place


Soul comes from drive

To be alive

To share and thrive

For Love we strive


We must live life together

Care more and save face

Don’t squish our boots

on beauty and kindness


With grace we share

All of the Earth

We must leave extra space

For those that have fallen behind us

So that the sky can find us


Clear as day and night

What’s wrong and right

We share the earth

We share your light

With bias we choose

Reasons to fight

No resources to lose

So keep kindness in sight

Good sense comes round again

Our human grace

Designed to survive

With wellness keep pace

No kind soul should feel out of place

Life is All About You

Time has reached this point

We can never turn back

Convenience shields our eyes from

Atrocity and devastation

From within and around

Certain truths attack

A fair chance to live life well

With warmth and celebration

Many lose their lives in this place

To injustice and

Casual desecration


From my perspective

It’s easy to unpack

Convenience to be despised

I try

Reciprocity and appreciation

But within and around

Certain truths attack

A fair chance to share life well

With warmth and celebration

Together we lose true equity

to Injustice with

Demographic suffocation


I am no one

To many

But I know about you

I heard what happened to you

Life is about you


I am no one new

But I know about you

I hate what’s happening to you

Life is about you


In the land you live in

Save your faith and never give in

Push for peace

All around you

It will seem so hard to do

Strive for health

And to be you

Life is all about you


If my ways have hurt you

I hope that you have kept track

Convenient are the lies

Oblivious toxicity and


From within and around

Certain truths attack

A fair chance to live life loud

With warmth and celebration

Many of us have lost truth in this place

To injustice and

Casual allocation


In the land we live in

We must never give in

Push for peace

Far and true

Find hope in what you do

Nurture strength

And be you

Life is all about you