I dance around the table seeking home,
You try your best to let me sleep in my hole.
When all is done we will all sleep at night
and awaken for a new game tomorrow.
The Stranger - undated (20:47)
The stranger stalks us in our darkness,
I can run and hide but the darkness follows.
I only seek the path to the light,
Help me find the bright blue sky with the sun shining above
Green grass makes my feet feel as id I were floating on air,
Look around and see my perfect world that would be.
Water runs over my wheel, I turn the mighty stone so it may grind the
wheat. When my work is done the flour will be gathered and used to make
bread to feed many.When I smell the fresh scent of the bread I know my
toil was not in vain.
As a dart seeks its target I look for the truth and meaning of life.
While one may fly a short distance and another may travel many miles,
hopefully both will find the end they seek; truth today.
The Wall (15:56)
I stand alone on the dark ground, my brothers and sisters are placed
next to me. As more and more family are added, our wall begins to be
stronger. When the final course is laid on top, we will all be as one
Ribbons of Silence (20:49)
Though my ribbons and medals may show where I have been,
not one can talk and say what I have seen or done.
Pain endured and help rendered, our ideals remain the same.
We have a vow to uphold, remain strong and true;
In the end we shall all be judged on our actions and deeds.
Rainstorm Ponderings (19:07)
As the clouds loom above I look forward to the showers that will follow.
As spring arrives the flowers will awaken from their winter slumber and
bless us all with their colors and scent of renewal.
The dark grey granite wall looms above; should I try to overcome the
obstacle or walk around it? Should I take on the challenge and fail it
would not be in vain, it's better to try and fail than to just walk
around the mountain.
Looking around the forest I see one majestic tree standing alone. It
watches over the rest of us to keep us safe and warm. Let no harm come
to my grove that I watch over.
As my thoughts run through a pen, water will continue to flow, hot or
cold, dark or light, they must be let out. Should no one see the stream
it still flows along its own path. Day and night it will persevere until
it finds the lake where it can at last rest.
The dark grey clouds are approaching over the horizon, should we welcome
the rain to feed the earth or seek shelter from the upcomming storm? As
I stand in the field and watch, there shines a stream of light through
the clouds. The warm rays of light slowly melt away the greyness. Leaves
unfurl and animals come out of hiding to find the warmth. Together we
all gather in the glade and rejoice. Another cycle has begin.
Was the duty that I was called upon to do worth the sacrifice I made? It
matters not what I think, all I must do is obey my orders hope that the
best I can do will help us all.
Darkness has fallen around us, but there is light at the end of the
tunnel. If we are strong and one, we can prevail over the darkness and
see the light of day. Our light will shine again.
The demons beckon at night; when I awake in a cold sweat I expect them
to go away but even in the morning's new light they persevere. A mighty
battle continues, I seek to send them to the darkness and they try to
break into the light. Hope and faith will keep them at bay so the sun
will continue to shine.
The dragon soars above me, her talons reaching out for me, is she here
to help or hurt me? I look into the dark eyes and decide my fate, she
will help. I stand fast as she approaches with those large wings
flapping and blowing in the soil around me. At last I stand in front of
the beast, the only question I'm asked is "How may I help?" I ask for
and am granted one boon; to travel with her to the land I still seek.
Sparrow - undated (11:27)
The lone sparrow sails over the new spring grass,
all I look for is food for my chicks.
The sun is bright, the air is brisk;
what a glorious day to sail above in the blue sky.
Road Trip - undated (02:40)
A SHORT ROAD TRIP
Renewal - undated (02:10)
As the March showers fall to feed my flowers,
so do my tears cleanse my soul.
Renewal can be found in both.
Rapids - undated (18:25)
As I look upon the rushing water I see an obstacle.
With plants, animals & earth, I see the nourishment and renewal:
Should we view the rapids of life as an obstacle
or a challenge to be embraced,
to help us grow anew with more strength and vitality
Let us pass the rushing water
and wander on the fresh meadow beyond.
No matter how high the mountain peaks may rise,
the sun will shine above in the new morning,
food to be found and peace of mind.
It's time to wander the meadow of life and smell the flowers,
should it rain, take solace
that the flowers & trees will grow to feed us again.
As I look out from the safty of my cave
I wonder what beast I must face today.
Food is scarce... I must forrage out and find it,
weak of will & tired of hunger I must go.
With no skins or weapons I must persevere.
Bright Side (16:21)
My soul is strong & true, but yet my will fails me.
How weak we can become at times.
Look not for the clouds but search the sky that will shine above
and bless us all with warmth again.
Today's sunlight shall fade and tomorrow's shadow will arrive.
One light & one dark, who shall prevail?
What a quandry we live with.
A coin toss?
A card draw?
What is left?
ONLY TO THYSELF BE TRUE!
Brain Wash (09:21)
The farther I travel the clearer my path becomes,
I must continue along this winding path until the desert finds an end.
What shall happen when the path narrows and the end is near,
light or dark no one can tell;
Move forward & look not back, choices good or bad are predestined
and made for reasons above us all.
Learn to accept & not to try and change
what must & will be.
Shooting Trap (07:05)
As my clay bird takes sudden flight
I pause, take aim, and fire.
I hope my shot is true
so I can score again.
As I hope to be true with aim and time
another bird has fallen.
As I lie here in the darkness my friends come to talk;
"Come see the light" they say,
but all I see are the dark clouds on the horizon.
A welcome breeze may arrive soon and clear the clouds away,
let the new light shine through.
Goodnight my friends, I will see you another day.
The sea laps against my shore,
the cool ocean breeze blows through my trees.
Soon the rain will come and cleanse us all.
I'm not an island of one, but one part of an island.
As ashes fall upon my burdened shoulders,
I struggle to go on, my journey is long.
I must not fail, not for my weakness. I shed the ashes;
walk tall with a mighty stride & finish the quest,
for the ash is only as heavy as we let it be.