grateful

for the Moonlight falling

through the trees

and for this ground beneath my knees

for the memories of love I have known

forever grateful

and for the pain

and all we have lost

for the sorrows

we have caused

still we whisper grateful

so very grateful

to have loved at all

forever grateful... yes

forever grateful... yes

to hear the birds at dawn

they're singing, "grateful"

so very grateful

to have lived at

forever grateful... yes

forever grateful... yes

 

to hear the angel's song

they're singing, "grateful"

so very grateful

to have loved at all

 

they sing to me

they sing to be at all

 

they're singing, "grateful"

so very grateful

to have loved at all

come to me, yet

 

it hasn’t come to me yet 
but when it does i will know

and i’ll open my soul 
and i’ll give you what i

have to give 

it hasn’t come to me yet 
but when the world sets me free 
i will know how to be 
and i’ll show what you haven’t seen yet 

it hasn’t come to me yet 
but it’s all been said before i guess 
so i’ll be still and know who i am 
but it’s all been said before i guess 
so i’ll be still and know that i am 

and i’ll say, thank you for love 
thank you for friends 
thank you for all that there is 

another day, another night 
another year you’ve set aside 
another drowning of the tide 
that brings the life you’re yearning after 

another moment passes by 
another cloud forms in your eye 
until the storm breaks and the dam 
around your heart is flooded open 

then all the years will fall like tears 
flowing great rivers of devotion 
and all the scars will fall like stars into an 
indigo, indivisible blue ocean 

of course, there really is no time 
and all our sufferings but a lie 
against the grandeur of an ever churning, 
undulating motion… 

grace

black & blu

 

for all the colors who have

suffered indignations

i offer a prayer i hold as true

for all the hughs of light

who braved the inquisitions

a bitter sweet song of fortitude

 

from all the time that i have spent

in comtemplation

one reoccurring though rings true

 

that to you, you, you

i owe undying gratitude

for being the hope & sum of you

 

and to all my friends

in you the whole world's born again

i give it all up to you

and to all my friends

i see the whole world born again

so i'm givin it all up to you

 

looking back behind the shame

and deprivation

starvation of love can be so cruel

but from the shadows of our dard

and lowly places

a shimmer of love retains the truth

that from where inside of me i find

this consoluation

i offer this prayer i hold as true

 

and to you, you, you

i pledge undying gratitude

this prodigal son returns his due

...

if i could be a prism of your life reflected

without a smudge of attitude

i would be a victory of the light perfected

but as it is...

 

i'm black & blu

 

             lovin you

 

              im lovin you

                   so badly it hurts

this is my world

this is my world

 

when the sun flares

and the moon glares

i'll be there

i'll be thre

 

some souls

never let go

their holding onto the shores

of becoming

 

but guess what

here come the waves

here come the waves

here come the waves

of becoming

you

 kalyana (wind song)

  hu...

    calling on a wind song

   kalyana wind song

 

wind song calls

but i've been away

and i've been away

from you so long

 

and you

have you been away too

too long to hear her call

 

the wind song calls us all

and you, to you, she calls

 

and the cool rain falls

to calm it all

 

i can hear her calling

sometimes so strong

i can hear her call from within my bones

she calls me home

 

heya-nana-mama-she calls

 

wind song

bird song

cloud song

whale song

 

and the moon calls

to the sun call

and the stars, they call us all

 

hu... wind song

 

and i know i've been away

but i can hear her calling

she calls to you

wont you call her too

she calls to you

all my love

 

we've traveled far

to find this place

where weary souls

find a warm embrace

 

all my love

all my love

comes from this place

 

we've traveled far

from outer space

to bring you love

and a warm embrace

 

all our love

all our love

comes from this place

 

we've traveled far

from inner space

to calm the war

with a warm embrace

 

and unto you

we sing and pray

from this place

 

may all your bombs

turn into birds

and

     fly

         away

sunflowers & wood

 

if i share my love it's true

that if i do

i share the world with you

fallen petals, grains of sand

your hands reveal the truth

 

at our essence we are all just hands

searching for grains of truth

in your presence i can understand

my journey begins with you

 

and i share my love it's true

that if i do

i share the oceans too

we're drifting in the sand

and our hands reveal the truth

in a moment we will all be free

free to begin to choose

 

love is letting go of all i knew

and all i believed as true

 

and it wont take too long

this feeling so strong

this love everlasting

like sunflowers & wood

can make us feel good and

we're feelin the the same way

 

we know a thing or two

about the way the world moves

she moves in you

in our hearts the flowers bloom

in pots & pans and bowls of clay we make

from weathered wood & throwaways

 

and if i say the world is blue

and if i do, i see this blue in you

it's blue like pebbles in the sand

that our hands reveal as truth

 

so what can i say

in the crash of a wave

i picked out a few things

like from ego to heart

is where love truely starts

and we're feeling the same way 

 

thousand memories

 

there's a thousand memories

in my mind

of a land i've only dreamed of

where the trees are tall and open wide

to a sky of endless rainfall

there's a thousand words

in verse & rhyme

that paint a world of natural beauty

i can see them clearly in my mind

and the only words, they move

but they don't compare

to the beauty of what's real here

in a thousand years the world can change, some for the worse, some for the better

but the fire in our hearts remains

the only truth that burns forever

and that truth lives on

as the beauty of what's real here