Our Own Skull

Slow turning wheels of the distanced brain

Psychosis deeper in those that are sane

Footsteps… Bones are creaking… as the floor board warps

Another dimension I’m going to, when my body’s a corpse

Glowing apparition of a spiritual superstar

Ongoing metamorphosis has gotten us this far

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Words drip off his tongue like blood from a vial

Says what’s channeled through him, he just wants you to smile

Strangest thing, they once thought he did

Was misunderstood from when he was a kid

If he spoke to the dead or worshipped the grave

They beat him down until he’d rant and rave

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Earth splits open and spirits bellow out

Zombies from all directions when we have self-doubt

Faces in the rain like mirrors in the dark

The monster he’s become like fire from a spark

Sinister views of stigma

Trouble, a friend of mine

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say he’s Frankenstein

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Beauty and kind energy, wilder than most

Rise and shine like the sun, one powerful ghost

From torture chambers of the deepest dungeon

A waft of salvation, for a room so pungent

Spirits climb higher to eternal life

Bonds of suffering cut free by the daily bread knife

Thread of spiders’ cut 🕷

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Sorry, I guess ‘Normal’ has left the building

More than a ghost, a door-mouse, back with a guilt-thing

A full-on rat has crept into my head

Like the one my black cat dropped off in my bed

No tricks just treats from this creepy twit-stalker

I hope you can laugh at our zombie-walk shocker!

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Witch’s verse was a curse, wove my crush on tombs

Mysterious life kills me fast, like poison mushrooms

Some strains take away sunshine, take me to body bags

To be resurrected, by toothless bearded hags

Then when I died in 1992, all I could say was “I love all of you”

And I still do

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If we could put all our inner fire in one big pot and stir

I think we’d find an answer and maybe a cure

We all want to be ok inside our own skull

To me we need to reach out in ways that don’t ever get dull

Share music and poetry and honest words spoken

Both daring and caring and let no hearts be broken

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From an open crypt, I hear the dead’s calm call

Visions and voices come from a handheld crystal ball

Vampire sighs when we see our reflection

October frost on our breath and mystic protection

Werewolves watch over us and creepy clowns cower

Halloween Eve, we break through unholy power

True to the Seasons

Seasons change

Shiny familiar faces

Fall away

Not gone

But instead feeding the future

Breaking down and touching the roots of our

Winter days

Ice of

Our feelings

Loss of

Yesterday’s frost

Makes way for calm sleep

To dream in peace

(save the rustling wind)

and

Wake up rejuvenated again

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Feelings true

Kind and resilient faces

Here anew

Not lost

But rather healing for the future

Breaking thru and touching roots of our

Soul and fate

Haste in

Our feelings

Tests of

The day’s pressure

Gives way to calm deeds

To dream of peace

Get caught up in the wind

and

Soar until we are strong again

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There is no match for our feelings

Words fail

Empathy strives to catch up

Seasons forever change

Yet understanding grows

Connection

Keeping pace

Compassion

The utmost joy shared together

Or worst suffering

We fight to get hold of

and

Kindly remove hurt like roots of an invasive weed

and shake the dirt free

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Petals drop

Vibrant pleasant faces

Wash away

At no cost

Freely drifting to the future

Breaking clean yet known in roots of

Timeless days

Easing

Feelings of

Loss of

The inevitable frost

Makes way for memories

To dream for peace

Embrace the refreshing wind

And

Stay true to the changing seasons

Shared Vision

Rise

through the haze

was dreaming

Cloudy days

I can clearly see

the page that needs reading

Search the lines

Find designs

Calm consideration for life is inspiring

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Learn

Forever

in a moment

Strong endeavor

Words are potent

Think it clever

To share visions with others and be kind

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Sail

through the blue

best breathing

Deep truth

I can clearly see

a line of news that needs reading

Search the skies

Find what lies

Calm consideration of life is defining

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Learn

Forever

in a moment

Long endeavor

Minutes potent

Think to never

Share sad visions with others in absent mind

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Dive

through the night

sun leaving

Out of sight

I can clearly see

Rights no one has been reading

Search my eyes

Find no surprise

Calm consideration of life is not hiding

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Learn

Forever

in a moment

Wrong endeavor

Cynics potent

Let’s share visions with others only for peace of mind

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Visions seen in fragments

until imagination and the world we know

Connect

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With the help of language and

Good communication and the world we know

Connects

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Seeing thru our own eyes

Learn

Forever

in a moment

One endeavor

Love is potent

When we share vision with others to be kind

A World in Waiting

For a world in waiting

She holds the spotlight

Putting new night in a calm trance

she casts her spell of kindness

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Lifts a key and turns

As her angel rises

Timid waking hearts of a hopeful horizon beat furiously, fondly

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A reflected vision

Sun and Moon forever fuel our dreams

and Love

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For a world in waiting

She can be elusive

Hiding sometimes behind clouds and trees

Her gravity still grips us

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A key jangles

In deep material

Bold, un-breaking hearts of the new day march to a beat of their own

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Yet still influenced

By Sun and Moon who forever fuel our dreams

And Love

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As we perch in our morning places

We know the need for nourishment and exercise

We venture out

Let the day welcome us!

And have our backs

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Flutter & frolic with no fear

This is a branch we can share

When we follow the same sun

And are sheltered by the same moon

And We focus on Peace, Love & fairness

Barking Sense, Biting Defense

I’ve been uncertain

Just now being heard

It often takes more than

a calm, agreeing word

With all our

Endless

Individual needs

Sometimes we can’t help

biting the hand that feeds

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We wait and wait for the offering to come down

No surprise that we’re chomping at what comes around

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Shout an offhand remark

Fast as a ‘Yelp’

My loud incessant bark

Bared teeth asking for help

Life’s not a walk in the park

I’m here to protect

If I bite a hand that feeds

It’s by accident

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At times I leap at an empty hand

Or a fist flying past again

If I bite hands that feed

It’s instinct right then

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I’m not still hurting

Just got word and

We can work it out

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A kind voice firmly heard

With all our

Vast

Individual needs

Give us trust and we won’t bite a hand that feeds

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I’ll try not to leap at an empty hand

But let it fill up

and come back again

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I’ll try to wait

so patiently

And let you know

If you missed me

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Shout an offhand remark

Fast as a ‘Yelp’

My loud incessant bark

Bared teeth asking for help

Life’s not a walk in the park

But I’m here to protect

If I bite a hand that feeds

It’s by accident

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At times I leap at a reaching hand

Or a foot kicking past again

If I bite out of need

It’s instinct right then

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