Focus, you say! How! How on
This great big earth, this ball of uncertain destiny.
Swirls of colorful, gleaming
lights, illuminating my core.
Jack hammers, sledges,
pitchforks; stabbing, jabbing, piercing.
Watchful eyes, rendering no
rest. An eye for an eye lay
Dogs eating dogs. Mind boggling offenses, oppression,
loveless nations, deceitful
The root of all evil, rejection,
Who can find me? I’m here, all alone, looking in
Lost in the sauce, too many
Do this; Do that; Go here; Go there; Pay attention! Leave me alone!!
I need to go find my way; then
maybe I can focus.
DANCING A JIG
a jig; holding onto my wig.
what a place; I can hide my face.
lights are bright and need to be turned down low.
want to get my groove on and take it real slow.
shoes are cramping my style,
a granny and this stuff is wild.
my hair down just a little, you see!
out at a place where I can just be me.
can’t stay long, I have to pickle my fig;
wanted to get out for a while
go dancing a jig.
The tree stands barren,
awaiting a change in season.
The land is abandoned,
without cause or reason.
Darkness looms amidst a deserted
All has disappeared without a
Barren, not even a heron.
No sign of life, not even
Where are all the people?
Where is the voice calling in
Where has hope of the land
Emptiness abides, a desert
Waiting for a season, waiting
for a reason;
A reason to return to a
Rebuild a community, and
construct a plan.
A plan of attack.
Tear down the old shacks.
"Plant a garden",
said she, and fertilize the tree.
DOGGY IN THE WINDOW
Doggy in the window, can you come
out and play?
It's nice outside, or do you have
Are you at home alone, or is
someone in there grown?
Have you seen Joan, my cat?
She's kind of orange, and sort of
I like your castle, you must have
such pride. Can I come inside?
If someone comes, I’ll run and
I Promise not to break anything
or stay too long.
And I’d never do anything wrong.
I have a bone, we can play catch.
When I throw it, you run and
I have a cookie. I'll share it with you.
Please come and play with me, I'm
feeling kind of blue.
I need a friend right now and I
think you do too.
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
In the midnight hour, I wait
patiently for my date.
It’s late; she’s late; melted
shake, frozen lake.
Where can she be? Did she forget about me?
Ten o’clock has come and gone.
She’s taking much too long.
I’ll put on some music and play a
I’ll continue to wait for my beautiful flower
way into the midnight hour.
patiently, displaying our virtuous side.
waiting to be seated, while we confide.
we won’t have to wait too long;
breakfast has been hours gone.
out of church you see, and of course;
we are very hungry.
We won’t put up a fuss and
definitely not going to cuss.
wish they’d hurry up,
cause our stomachs are talking to us.
Sista; How you doing to day?
I’m doing good, just trying to get some grub;
after I eat I’m gonna go jump in the tub.
finish working out and
tired and hungry, she shouts.
wrong with the service in this place?
ya’ll still waiting?
to cause a fuss?
We’ll just wait patiently, we wont to be virtuous.
Sleeping, walking, slumbering,
You are a ghost in the night,
casting shadows in the gleaming light.
Awake from your sub-consciousness, delicate one;
Tune in to the reality of your
No! I'd rather sleep and maneuver
in an unknown state!
It's beautiful, peaceful and
Leave me alone! The dawn is quickly
Let me bask in the serenity of my
peaceful and serene sleep,
until the breaking of a new day
awakens my soul;
and, beckons my mind to the
of meaningless charades.
Taking a detour and creeping by.
The shutters are closed; I must
be quick as a fly.
Don’t want to go home, what a
I’m a decent guy, but, sometimes
mud is my name.
Had a fight last night and I know
it’s my fault.
Can’t seem to get it right, she
cried all night.
What can I do to make it alright?
Maybe I’ll pray and tell the Lord
Or go to confession and make
I’ll take my girl with me. We can do this thing together.
After all we’re birds of a
feather, sticking together
in any kind of weather.
I have to keep my head on
straight and avoid the lour;
then I won’t have to take a
MEAGER DWELLING PLACE
Hello, I live here. Do not judge a book by it's cover. Waiting inside is my lover. Patience, kindness, gentleness,
awaits. After more than 30 years, we
still go on dates. The tree outside does not grow
money; but inside, there is always lots
of sugar and honey. Come in and have a sit down. Be surrounded by delights, never