Friday, May 15, 2015

Dust (reprise)

Sorry I haven't posted for a long while.  I have more content that I hope to upload soon.  This is my attempt to turn my poem "Dust" into a song.


And she walks down to the shore
Up to the edge of the waves
The distance to the sunset
Is matched only by her gaze

And no strings bind her
That would keep her from going where she wants
And I hope peace finds her
But I fear there is nowhere she belongs

And her home is like the dust from God's fingers
Cast everywhere, but never stopping to linger

All empires crumble to the ground
But men still seek to build them tall
There all built on foundations unsound
She knows as she watches them fall

But they still laugh at her
Cause she has nothing in their eyes
But it doesn't matter
Because she sees through truth's disguise

And her home is like the dust from God's fingers
Cast everywhere, but never stopping to linger

It's hard to love this girl
Who's happy to pass me by
But I want to see her unfurl 
The love that she carries inside

And I want her to spread her wings
That she's so afraid to unfurl
I want her to laugh and sing
And spread her love throughout the whole wide world

And her love is like the dust from God's fingers
Cast everywhere but never stopping to linger

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ghost Song

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a long time.  Eastwind only has one place on the edge of the community where I can access the internet and I rarely get up here.  Here's a song I just wrote.  I don't have a recording yet, but we do have a recording studio which i should really become familiar with.
Ghost
The ghost of the past
The size of the life it encompasses
 Pulls you back
As you try to anticipate how it will haunt you next

But you must realize
That you are more than the flesh and blood that
Hold you back
Awaken to the dawn burning in your eyes

Let go of your ghost
Its just a memory that fades when you
Open your eyes
To the new day that surrounds you

Even the dark
Can’t banish this light
the present reveals
When you silence your mind

And realize that you are
All that fills your eyes


I spent a lifetime haunted by
A ghost I could never escape
Until I looked into God’s eyes
And from my slumber I did wake

And I realized that even when this body passes away
That I would never die because only my ghost dissipates

Until that day
Nothing meant anything to me
And darkness reigned
So long as I desired not to see

But when I opened my eyes
that moment I glimpsed the divine
I was changed
And my mind was clarified

And all I felt was love
For all I could see

All lives have these moments where
Everything falls into place
But then they disappear as they came:
Without a trace

But if you let go of your desire
Ghosts wont chase those moments away
And you’ll live forever in this love
That greets you like a brand new day

So let go of your ghost
Its just a memory that fades when you
Open your eyes
To the new day that surrounds you

Even the dark
Can’t banish this light
the present reveals
When you silence your mind

And realize that you are
All that fills your eyes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Walk Down Mainstreet

Walking Away From Mainstreet
Beckoning you to come in,

It painstakingly carves out an emptiness it claims was always there:

Tomorrow's freedom 

Transformed

Into the uncertainties of a daily life passing away into ghosts.



Ghosts that carve their space

To pull you inside

To deny you an untouched happiness they promise you on shiny surfaces

Behind the windows' ephemeral glass

Shimmering mirage: inside a love that will only pass.



Desecrate its temple: 

Do not walk inside.

Turn away and look into my eyes.

My love bought only when you relinquish all that buys:

Embrace the fullness by pulling away your guise.



Life tread on water with futures unplanned:

Tell me, have your feet touched upon these lands?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Unkown



I could only tell you what it's like to be there
And yet you will never know how it can be felt
I would only try to explain what cannot be said

Describe the unknown
The unknown

I could only try to show you how it might be
But still your heart would not be able to see
I might leave you to yourself to think about that

Think of the unknown
So unknown

I can feel this place that is somewhere out there
It is this place that asks for nothing in return
All it ever asks is for me to feel right at home
And without words

I will gladly stay
In the unknown

You might think that some words
Would not dare to fail me
And yet there are none that I can
Try to bring about
You could only try to make me talk about it,

But it stays unknown
It's unknown

All it ever asks is for me to feel right at home
And without words

I will gladly stay
In the unknown

I will never try to find words where there are none,
And yet some will try to follow where I have been
I will always try to keep this place inside me

Where it is unknown
It's unknown

Thursday, February 27, 2014

All I see Is Fire

Life:
Illumination
Smoldering embers waiting for a flame,
For a moment of clarity,
Burning bright in the night of time.

Illumination is the night
Pushing forward life's eternal movement:
Sustenance of Being in the twilight of its revelation

Present is the flame
Brighter in the immanence of its realization,
In the clarity of its all embracing love
Cast aside by the ignorant
In favour of the darkness: its own creation.

Embrace me in this love
As we walk together in our fire
Through these lands of embers and darkness
Wanting nothing more
Than to see this whole world in flames.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Life Sized Ghost



 
Lyrics:
  
Place your dreams where they're meant to be 
Name your price to be at ease
To comply is to lose our innocence
Now I am not so innocent

Life size ghosts 
Have come rushing through the cracks
Life size ghosts
They have come to push you back

Cut your ties they have lived to die
Trace your hand round an untouched land
Or watch fortune's skill
As it becomes invisible
Now will you be invisible?