HOOKS STORY

POINTS LIGHT

A story.  A unique situation. Original.  Sequel.  Dramatized.  1977.

Strength of Heart

THE HEART

TODAY I AM LIVING INSIDE MY HEART’S DIVINITY. THIS IS WHAT MY DOING AND WORK HAS UNCONDITIONALLY GRACE ME WITH. I, ON THE DECK, AM STARTLED BY THIS DAWN CONFRONTING ME.

WHO AM I? AMAZED OF THE DARKNESS. STRIPPED AND QUAILING IN THE SUNSHINE.  DELIVERED FROM HAUNTING THE NIGHT. UNSOUNDER WHEREON OUR DAYS ARE SHIPPED.

IT IS NOT JUST THE PASSING OF YEARS BUT THE RIPENING WISDOM OF LIVING. IT IS NOT JUST A TOLL TAKEN BUT A WELL OF RECEIVING AND GIVING. IT’S NOT JUST THE PEOPLE CAME AND GONE BUT THE HEART’S MANY FACES AND FORMS. IT’S NOT JUST A WEATHERING OF STALLS AND STORMS.  IT IS NOT JUST THE LUCK OF SURVIVAL BUT THE BRAVE CONQUERING OF STRIFE. IT IS NOT JUST THE PASSING OF SO MANY YEARS BUT A GATHERING OF LOVE AND LIFE.

YOUR GREATEST POWER IS THE POWER TO BE. TO BE MORE LOVING. TO BE MORE JOYOUS. TO BE MORE FRIENDLY. TO BE MORE SENSITIVE. TO BE MORE FORGIVING. TO BE MORE TOLERANT. TO BE MORE HUMBLE.TO BE MORE PATIENT. TO BE MORE HELPFUL. TO BE A GREATER HUMAN BEING.

INSPIRATION

HELLO GROOVY

FROM THE HEAVENS TO THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA. SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN THERE’S ROOM FOR YOU AND ME. HOW CAN THIS BE THE END, THERE’S BEEN A START. FONDNESS SATISFIED A PASSIONATE HEART. CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE TIMES. WE MELTED INTO ONE. THIS IS THE WAY I DREAMED LOVE. I IT’S A FALSEHOOD TO SAY THERE IS NO YOU AND ME.

FROM A DISTANCE. YOU LOOK AT ME. I GAZE AT YOU. SO CLOSE, SO FAR. WE CANNOT TOUCH. WE CANNOT KISS. I’VE NEVER KNOWN. A FEELING, A LOVE LIKE THIS.

MAYBE YOU NEVER EXPECTED ME TO FEEL THE SAME. TRUST ME. IT’LL BE AS IF IT’S MEANT TO BE. GRABBING AT THINGS, I CANNOT HOLD. I CANNOT KEEP. I’VE FALLEN TOO FAR. I’VE FALLEN TOO DEEP.

THE TEARS I’M CRYING ARE NOT THE TEARS OF REGRET. THEY ARE THE TEARS THAT CLEANSE THE SOUL. LIFE’S LIKE A TREE, GROWING BEFORE YOUR EYES.

SOMEWHERE ON YOUR JOURNEY COMES THE LAST DROP. DON’T TELL ME THAT’S NOT A DREAM. DON’T TELL ME NOT TO FEEL THIS WAY.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU. TO HOLD YOU. TO WANT YOU. TO LOVE YOU. NOW AND FOREVER. THIS IS THE WAY IT HAS TO BE I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT.

DOES MEAN I CAN BELIEVE. CAN PROVE IT. CAN MEAN IT. CAN FEEL IT. NOW AND FOREVER.

LEADERSHIP IS A QUALITY LEARNED. A QUALITY DEVELOPED BY HARD WORKING. DEVOTED TO ENCOURAGING OTHERS. TEACHING AND INSTRUCTING. LEADERS ARE VERY FEW. THE GREAT ONES. LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT COACHING. DEVELOPING SKILLS. TALENTS. CHARACTER. LEADERS LIFT THEMSELVES TOWARD THEIR GOALS AND DREAMS. GUARANTEED TO BE A FAITHFUL PART OF THE TEAM. REAL LEADERS THINK. REAL LEADERS GIVE ALL THEY HAVE. THEY ARE PLANTING SEEDS. THE REAL LEADER PUT NEEDS FIRST. THEY REALIZE THAT GIVING MAKES THEM WELL KNOWN. THEY ARE DEVOTED TO ENCOURAGEMENT. THEY ARE DEVOTED TO THE CHEERS AND THE SUPPORT OF THE LEARNERS. THEIR ABILITIES WILL NEVER CHANGE. THEY CONTINUE TO TRAIN. TRAIN IN WAYS TO SUCCEED. SEEK TO TEACH. THEY RISE ABOVE ADVERSITY. THE LOOK TO BE THE ONE. LIKE BEING ABOVE THE AVERAGE. 

(1) IN-TIME

(2) STEPS

(3) FEELING THE WORDS

(4) SUMMER EDUCATION

IN-TIME

BIRTH OF HER

IF YOU SEE ME WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND I START TO CRY, WALK ON BY. MAKE BELIEVE THAT YOU DON’T SEE THE TEARS. JUST LET ME GRIEVE. I JUST CAN’T GET OVER LOSING YOU. FOOLISH PRIDE IS ALL THAT I HAVE LEFT. THAT YOU GAVE ME WHEN YOU SAID, GOODBYE. NOW YOU REALLY GOT TO WALK. JUST WALK ON BY. WALK ON.

I’VE HUNGERED FOR YOUR TOUCH A LONG TIME. TIME CAN DO SO MUCH. ARE YOU STILL MINE?

RIVERS FLOW TO THE SEA. TO THE OPEN ARMS, WAIT FOR ME I’LL BE COMING.

THE LIVING IS EASY. YOUR MIND IS RICH. YOUR LOOK IS GOOD LOOKING.

ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU’RE GONNA RISE UP AND SING. YOU’RE GONNA FLY TO THE SKY. TIL THAT MOMENT STAND BY.

START OF TIME

DOWN BY THE SEA. I FOUND YOUR HIDDEN TREASURE. JUST YOU AND ME, WE OVERDOSED ON PLEASURE. LISTEN TO YOUR HEART. CAN’T YOU FEEL IT TREMBLE? DON’T YOU WONDER WHY?

SOMETIMES WHEN I FEEL BLUE AND IT’S SO HARD TO SEE THROUGH. I’M SURE I CAN COUNT ON YOU SLOWLY CLOSE MY EYES, ALL MY MEMORIES FLY. 

THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE WHEN I WAS SAD AND UNKIND. FOR SUPPORTING ME FOR FORGIVING ME AND FOR LOVING ME. I WAS RIGHT.

THE TWO OF US NEED LOOK NO MORE, WE BOTH FOUND WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR WITH A FRIEND TO CALL MY OWN. I’LL NEVER BE ALONE. YOU MY FRIEND WILL SEE. MOST PEOPLE WOULD TURN YOU AWAY. I DON’T LISTEN TO A WORD THEY SAY; THEY DON’T SEE YOU AS I DO. I WISH THEY WOULD TRY TO. I’M SURE THEY’D THINK AGAIN.

I’LL PLANT YOU A GARDEN OF LAUGHTER AND TEARS, WITH RAIN AND WITH SUNSHINE. LOVE WILL GROW THROUGH THE YEARS. THE DREAMS THAT WE’RE DREAMING WILL HAVE TIME TO COME TRUE. THEN WE’LL ADD UP THE PLEASURES AND TREASURE THE SUMS.

CARING IS SHARING.

HE’S WORKING DAY AND NIGHT, THINKING HE’LL MAKE HER HAPPY. FORGETTING ALL THE DREAMS THAT HE HAD. HE DOESN’T REALIZE IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT BAD.

END OF TIME

WHAT WOULD I DO TO HOLD YOU ONCE AGAIN? WHAT WOULD I GIVE TO MAKE THIS END? WHAT WOULD I DO FOR ONE MORE PRECIOUS MOMENT? WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU HEAR THE TRUTH? MAKE UP FOR THE TIME I LOST.

ARE YOU DOING ALL RIGHT? I DON’T WANT TO KNOW. 

WHERE WOULD I GO? SOME HOW I FOUND MY WAY. FOR NOW I MUST CONFESS THAT I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT.

WHAT WOULD I GIVE TO HEAR YOU SAY GOODBYE? IF I COULD BRING YOU BACK, WHAT WOULD I GIVE? YOU CAME EASILY. IT MADE YOU BLIND TO ALL THERE WAS TO SEE. YOU UNDERSTAND I NEVER WILL COME TO BE. IF YOU REALLY CARED I KNOW YOU WOULDN’T GO. YOU WOULDN’T WALK OUT THE DOOR.

SOME DAYS THE BLUES WAS OUR PARADE. STILL WE MARCHED THROUGH ALL THE PAIN WE MADE. NOW I FIND THAT IT WASN’T NO GAME THAT YOU PLAYED. I DID MY BEST TO BRING YOU JOY. HOW CAN YOU JUST LEAVE ME LIKE THIS, BROKEN?

IF I COULD BE WITHIN YOUR MIND I WOULD NEVER THINK. IT WAS RAINING WHEN I MET YOU. NO TIME TO BE IMPRESSED. I REMEMBER SO MUCH LATER THAT YOU WERE SOMEONE I WOULD NOT FORGET.

HUNGRY FOR THE GLAMOUR. I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT, BUT I CAN FEEL IT ALL AROUND ME.

IT’S MONEY THAT BUYS HAPPINESS. EVERYBODY’S PUSHING. NO ONE EVER SEEMS TO HAVE ENOUGH. IT’S A RIVER NEVER STOPPING, WINDING IN AND OUT. IT WILL LEAD TO THE OCEAN SOMEDAY.  THERE’S NO WAY TO FIGHT IT. LET IT CARRY YOU AWAY. EVERYBODY’S DREAMING. NEVER GIVE UP.

I’M IN A DREAMY VIEW. TIME IS NEW. WE’RE HERE. WE CAN SEE THE REST OF THE WORLD, THERE’S NO BOUNDARY TO THIS MAGIC AS WE GO EXPLORING.

I’M A STONE COLD TAKER. I DON’T WASTE MY TIME TALKING TRASH.

IF YOU GO TO SCHOOL, YOU GOTTA LEARN THIS RULE-LET YOUR MOUTH WRITE A CHECK THAT YOUR BODY CAN CASH.

DON’T PAY IN NO MIND. I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO GET. IF YOU TAKE A LITTLE TIME. I HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER FOR YOU. I KNOW THAT YOU’LL SHOW THIS WORLD YOU GOT MORE. YOU SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HOPES AND YOUR DREAMS.

ALL WE NEED IS BELIEF AND A SMILE ON OUR FACE. ALL WE NEED IS PRECIOUS DREAMS AND A FRIEND WE CAN TRUST.

WE CAN GO WHERE WE WANT. ANY ROAD THAT YOU TAKE WILL TAKE YOU INTO TOMORROW TODAY. EVERYBODY SAY TOMORROW IS JUST A MESSAGE OF PROMISE. TOMORROW HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL AND IT’S SOMETHING WE KNOW WILL LAST.

I NEED TO BE WITH YOU. LET ME LAY BESIDE YOU. CAN I TOUCH YOU? I CAN KEEP YOU SATISFIED TONIGHT. I’LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU. I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU ALL THE TIME. LET ME GET YOU IN THE MOOD. YOU CAN MAKE IT COME ALIVE. I WANT YOU TO SHOW ME. I WANT YOU TO TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL. I HOLD YOU I TOUCH YOU IN A MAZE.

I CAN’T FIND MY WAY I THINK YOU. THAT’S WHAT I GO THROUGH EVERY DAY. IS THIS THE WAY IT SHOULD FEEL? PINCH ME, I’M DREAMING. IT’S JUST THE WAY I’D LIKE TO GO. YOU THRILL ME, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO. THAT’S WHERE I AM. YOU SEND ME THERE.

BEFORE I SAW YOU, EACH DAY WAS JUST ANOTHER DAY. THE INTERLUDE JUST CAME, AND BLEW ME AWAY.

THIS SPELL I’M UNDER HAS CAUGHT ME, I’M IN A DAZE. I DID MY BEST BUT I GUESS MY BEST WAS GOOD ENOUGH.

HERE WE ARE BACK WHERE WERE BEFORE. SEEMS NOTHING EVER CHANGES. WW’RE BACK TO BEING STRANGERS. WONDERING IF WE OUGHT TO STAY OR HEAD ON OUT THE DOOR.

JUST ONCE CAN’T WE FIGURE OUT WHAT WE KEEP DOING? WHY WE NEVER LAST FOR VERY LONG? TO MAKE THE MAGIC LAST FOR MORE THAN JUST ONE NIGHT WE SHOULD JUST GET TO IT.

I KNOW.

STEP

STEPPING WITH

WELL, HELLO THERE.

MY IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME. HOW I’M DOING? OH, I GUESS THAT I’M DOING FINE. IT’S BEEN SO LONG NOW AND IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY. GEE IT FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY.

I JUST CAN’T FIND THE STRENGTH TO SAY I’M LEAVING YOU. IT’S OVER NOW, AND THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO.

I’M WALKING DOWN THIS RAINY STREET THINKING YOU’RE AWAKE BY NOW AS YOU READ MY LETTER AND THE TEARS FALL FROM YOUR EYES. I TRIED TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF BIG TIME MOVING. I PLAYED THE CLUBS AND STAYED OUT LATE AT NIGHT. I TRIED TO LOSE THE MEMORY OF A LOVE WHEN SOMEONE SAID, ’TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT’.  TO HEAR YOU TELL IT, YOU’RE ALL INNOCENT. I WAS GUILTY. I’D STEAL A KING’S CROWN. DID THAT TROUBLE ME? WITH A RING OF A BELL IN THE BACK OF MY MIND. DID THAT STIR MY SOUL? MAKE ME HUMAN. MAKE ME WHOLE. I TRIED SO HARD TO REALLY GET TO UNDERSTAND YOU. YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME FROM THE START. BUT NOW IT SEEMS THAT YOU HAVE FOUND ANOTHER AND YOU’RE GOING TO END WITH A BROKEN HEART.

WELL,

I HAD TOO MUCH OF THIS AND THAT. THIS AND THAT IS NO GOOD. FORGET ABOUT IT YOU WON’T. WE’RE ALWAYS TOLD REPEATEDLY THE VERY BEST IN LIFE IS FREE. IF YOU WANT TO PROVE IT’S TRUE, I’M TELLING YOU THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO. JUST HELP YOURSELF. JUST SAY THE WORDS, AND THEY ARE YOURS. YOUR SMILE HAS OPENED UP THE DOOR. THE GREATEST WEALTH THAT EXISTS IN THE WORLD, COULD NEVER BUY WHAT YOU CAN GIVE. LETS REALLY START TO LIVE. GOTTA GO NOW. GUESS I’LL BE BACK. DON’T KNOW WHEN. NEVER KNOW WHEN I’LL BE BACK. REMEMBER WHAT I TELL YOU THAT IN TIME YOU’RE GOING TO PAY.

YOU AND ME

LAST NIGHT I SAT BY YOUR SIDE. I WAS FEELING SO LONELY. WOULD HAVE MY PRIDE. I WAS SO LONELY. THEN YOU TOOK TO THE STREETS. DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY. I LISTENED. NOW WALKING. THE ONLY THING I KNOW. WE ARE TOGETHER. THINKING ABOUT WHERE WE GO. LACE AND BOOTS OF LEATHER. LOVE THE BLUE. TELLING MY STORY. YOU FEEL. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND. SO MANY TIMES. OFF THOUGHT. NOW I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. EVERYDAY I REALIZE. CAN SEE IT IN THE EYES. NEVER WAIT, OR HESITATE. LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE. I’M GOING TO LIVE. THE LIFE I CHOOSE. YOU UNDERSTAND. WALKING IN THE SHADOWS. ALL OF A STRANGE REPUTATION. THE BLACK. SHEEP ALL ALONG. I KNOW IT’S IN MY HEART. REALLY GUILT. BEEN ACCUSED OF NEVER KNOWING.

WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD. THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID. A CHILD STAR. GRACE. BEAUTY. CHARM. TALENT.

YOU’RE EVERY STAR THAT SHINES. THAT IS TRUE. HAVE SURPASSED ALL. LEARNED TO OUTLAST ALL. STARTED BACK WHEN. LOST THE WAY. NOW GONE. A TRUE SURVIVOR.

FULL OF LIFE. THIS IS YOUR LIFE. SEEM TO HAVE IT ALL. REACHED YOUR PEAK. THE WANTING OF YOU. THOUGH ALL THE HEARTACHES. THE PUT UPS AND PUT DOWNS. KNOW THE VICTOR. EARNED THE CROWN. WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE. DETERMINED TO WIN. BEATING LIFE’S BATTLES.

SOMETIMES SIMPLY AMAZING. REMEMBERING THE TIMES. STOOD BY THE SIDE. LET’S BE STRONG. DID ALL THESE. A TRUE FRIEND. THE WORLD KNOWS YOUR WORK NOW ALL THE EARTH NOW.

ONE DAY I’LL BE JUST LIKE YOU. YOUR’RE BE WITH ME. YOU’RE THE MEMORY. FROM MY FIRST. UP TILL THAT LAST. THEN MENTIONED A FEW MORE.

FEELING THE WORDS

FEELING

SINGING IN THE SUNSHINE. LAUGHING IN THE RAIN. HITTING ON THE MOON. ROCKING THE GRAIN.

GOT TIME. PACKING BAGS. FOOTS OUTSIDE THE DOOR. GOT A DATE. CAN’T BE LATE. THE HIGH HOPES BALL.

SINGING ON THE OCEAN. HEAR THE OCEAN ROAR. PLAY FOR FREE. PLAY. A WHOLE LOT MORE. SINGING ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS. THE SUN THAT LIGHTS THE DAY. SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN. THE OCEAN WAY.

FOOT TALK

PUT ON MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES AND I BOARDED THE PLANE. TOUCHED DOWN IN THE LAND OF THE MARCH STRAIGHTS. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POURING RAIN. NOW I’M WALKING IN THE STREET. I WAS WALKING WITH MY FEET. DO I REALLY FEEL THE WAY I FEEL?

STEPPED INSIDE THIS DEPTH OF A DIVE WITH NOTHING BUT MY BREATH AND THIS REP THAT I’M RIDING. CHECK AROUND THE ROOM TO GET A FRESH LOOK. MOST THESE NAMES ALREADY IN THE GUEST BOOK, SO I’M GOING TO SIT ON MY STOOL AND SIP A SOLO. THE MISSING HALF OF A STACK OF PHOTO. THE ODDS OF BLOWING UP WATCHING THE WORD WORK. I NEVER HAD TROUBLE. WALKING DOWN THAT HILL. I KNOW I’M THE BRIGHTEST STAR.

I’M THE BRIGHTEST STAR.

LOVING YOU

IS IT GETTING BETTER? DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? WILL IT MAKE IT EASIER ON YOU NOW? YOU GOT SOMEONE TO BLAME. YOU SAY. ONE LOVE. ONE LIFE. WHEN IT’S ONE NEED IN THE STREET.

WE GET TO SHARE. ITS LEAVES YOU BABY IF YOU FIVE. DON’T CARE FOR IT DID I DISAPPOINT YOU? LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH? YOU ACT LIKE YOU NEVER HAD LOVE. YOU WANT ME TO GO WITHOUT? WELL I AM GOING. TOO LATE.

TO DRAG THE PAST OUT INTO THE LIGHT. HAVE YOU COME HERE FOR FORGIVENESS? HAVE YOU COME TO RISE? HAVE YOU COME HERE TO PLAY? TO THE THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD. DID I ASK TOO MUCH? MORE THAN A LOT?

YOU GAVE ME ALL. NOW ALL IS ALL I GOT. YOU SAY LOVE IS A TEMPLE. LOVE IS A HIGHER. YOU ASK ME TO ENTER BUT THEN YOU MAKE ME CRAWL.

I CAN’T BE HOLDING ON TO WHAT YOU GOT. WHEN ALL YOU GOT IS HURT.

YOU GOT TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD.

ONE STEP. WITH EACH OTHER. ONE SOUND. WE’RE NOT THE SAME. WE GOT TO CARRY EACH OTHER. ONE LIFE.

MAD

CHARACTERS

(1) I HAD A CLIENT WHO WANTED ME TO ILLUSTRATE MULTIPLE CHARACTERS FOR A GAME. FIRST, THEY ASKED ME TO ILLUSTRATE ONE CHARACTER TO SEE WHAT STYLE I WOULD DO IT IN. I SENT IT TO THEM. THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND AND ASKED FOR A DIFFERENT STYLE. I DID IT AND SENT IT TO THEM. THE SEEMED TO LIKE THIS BETTER AND ASKED ME TO CONTINUE WITH THE NEXT CHARACTERS. AFTER SENDING THOSE IN. THEY CHANGED THEIR MIND AGAIN. AFTER THE THIRD REVISION, THE SENT ME AN EMAIL TELLING ME THEY WANTED ME TO REDRAW EVERY CHARACTER CREATED THUS FAR.

(2) ANOTHER CLIENT WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE COLORS ON HIS NEW WEBSITE. HE ORDERED A BUNCH OF DESIGN CHANGES TO MAKE IT LOOK RIGHT. HE WAS CONVINCED WE WERE GOING OUT OF OUR WAY TO MISUNDERSTAND HIM. DISCUSSIONS AND ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE CHANGE FELL WAY TO SIMPLY DOING WHAT THE CLIENT WANTED. A FEW DAYS AFTER APPLYING THE CHANGES….

CLIENT: LOOKS LIKE THE CONTRAST SETTINGS WAS OUT OF WHACK ON MY MONITOR.

ME:  HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF US.

CLIENT: EXACTLY! ANYWAYS, LET’S REVERT ALL THE CHANGES YOU MADE. I EXPECT ALL THIS TO GRATIS, NATURALLY.

ME: I DID MOST OF THE RECENT DESIGNING FOR FREE.

(3) I WAS DESIGNING A SIMPLE FLASH GAME FOR KIDS THAT REPEATEDLY WENT THROUGH REVISIONS DUE TO A DISAGREEMENT REGARDING THE MAIN CHARACTERS DESIGN. THE CLIENT CLAIMED THE CHARACTER WAS NOT COOL ENOUGH. UNABLE TO GE ANY OTHER NOTES OUT OF THEM, AND WITH THE CLIENT HAVING A SPECIFIC IDEA (BUT ARE USING A SUBJECTIVE TERM TO DEFINE IT). I CREATED A SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE TO TRY TO EXTRACT THEIR IDEAS FOR THE CHARACTER. WHAT KIND OF PERSONALITY DOES HE HAVE? WHAT KING OF CLOTHES DOES HE WEAR? DOES HE BELONG TO ANY SUBCULTURES? WHAT KIND OF HAIRCUT DOES HE HAVE? THEIR ANSWERS: HE IS COOL. HE WEAR COOL CLOTHES. HE’S A COOL KID. HE HAS COOL HAIR.

THE LOOK

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE DREAMS? WHO CAN SEE A WORLD THAT I CAN SEE? WHO HAVE FOUND A PLACE TO WONDER? WHO WORLD HAS NO ROOM FOR HATE? WHO VISION IS TOMORROWS PROMISE?

I DREAM OF A THOUSAND TOMORROWS. EACH ONE BETTER THAN THE ONE BEFORE. THE DREAMERS WHO NO LONGER ANSWER WHEN I ASK WHY. THE ONE WHO WORK TO MAKE THEIR WORLD BETTER.

THEY DREAM NOT OF THE THINGS DONE BEFORE, BUT OF THE MIRACLES WHICH LIE AHEAD. THEY CHOOSE NOT TO LIVE AS I SAW. THEY SAY MY WORLD HAS MEANING. THEY NO LONGER LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY. THEIR SILENCE IS EASY. THEY REFUSE TO GO AWAY.

THERE WAS THIS WATCHMAN WHO WORKED. HIS JOB WAS TO LOOKOUT AND COMMUNICATE AND LOCATE. BE PREPARED TO UNLOAD. HE HAD A DREAM. IN HIS DREAM HE AWAKENED. HE KNEW, THAT HE WAS CHANGED. HE SAID, “I WANT YOU TO DO ME A FAVOR.” WHICH WAY ARE YOU COMING FROM? GOING UP AND GETTING DOWN? WELL, HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT SOME?

I WAS ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD IN SOME COLD STEEL. I HAD A BLUES MAN AND A BEAUTICIAN. I WAD GOING DOWNTOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. I WAS LAUGHING AND JOKING AND I WAS FEELING ALRIGHT. I’M BAD. I’M NATIONWIDE.

EASING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. I HAD A FINE FOX IN FRONT. I HAD THREE MORE IN THE BACK. THEY WAS SPORTING SHORT DRESSES AND WEARING SPIKE-HEEL SHOES. THEY WAS SMOKING.

WELL, I WAS MOVING DOWN THE ROAD. I HAD A SHINE ON MY BOOTS. I HAD MY SIDEBURNS LOWERED. I WAS IN MY NEW BRIM. NOBODY GAVE ME TROUBLE CAUSE THEY KNOW I GOT IT MADE.

SOLID-GOLD MACHINE HUNKING IT DOWN AND FUNKING IT UP. IN RHYTHM IN NEW ORLEANS. DRINKING 77TOPS WITH HOT LINKS. WIRED AS HELL AND DOING THINGS THAT IS IN RHYTHM. WAY UP AND WAY OUT ON RHYTHM. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THAT SPECIAL SAUCE. HERE COMES ANOTHER DOPE FRIEND. TRADING UP FOR RHYTHM. FEAR NOT, GETTING UP ON RHYTHM.

SUMMER EDUCATION

SUMMER LOVE

I met her on a sunny Sunday afternoon She hit me with a smile warmer than the days of June. By then I knew she had to be in some way a part of me. She was as beautiful as a flower in bloom. The heat of the sunshine could not compare. Then out of the blue the cold winds came. She went away and I’ll never be the same. We were insuperable. We would spend every day together. Night after the day. The time would come for the sun to leave. That’s the way things had to be. When the sun was gone, I looked around and so was she.

I dreamed that I was King of France. At a royal palace dance. I waltzed all night with the Princess of Timbuktu. She praised my beauty to the skies. When I looked into her eyes, I realized the Princess was just like you. I dreamed that I was King of Spain. Sailing on the bounding Main. When a lofty pirate ship pulled into view. A buccaneer so bold; enraptured me and all my gold. I let it hold me because he looked like you. I dreamed I was Prince of Bombay. Inspecting my army one Monday. A thousand smiles came marching by. Each looked like you. The wink of the eye. Gee, I wish I could have slept ’til Sunday.

I dreamed that at the coronation. I shocked every foreign nation. Giving up my throne to walk with you. Because I’d be the king of all the world. The day you say that I’m yours. Every dream I dream comes true.

Precious moments when will I see you again? When will we share precious moments? Will I have to wait forever? Will I have to suffer and cry the whole night through? When will our hearts beat together?

Are we in love or just friends? Is this my beginning or is this the end?

Hello like before. I’d never come here if I’d known that you were here. I must admit that it’s nice to see you dear. You look like you’ve been doing well.

I hope we’ve grown because we were only children then. For laughs I guess we both can say I knew you when. But then again that’s kiss and tell. I guess it’s different cause we know each other now. I guess I’ve always known we’d meet again somehow. So, then it might as well be now.

GRACEFUL LEARNING

Remember the days of the old schoolyard. We used to laugh a lot. We had imagination. We had all kinds of things. We laughed. We needed love. We used to cry a lot. We had simplicity. We had warm toast and tea.

You were my sweet love. My first sweet love. My lovely dove. My love. No matter what place. Wherever the place. I still see your face. Your smiling face. Thinking childish dreams. Inside my dreams. Like Kings and Queens. God save our dreams. It isn’t never too late. Learn about love.

I was a child who ran full of laughter. I was a child who lived for today. My eyes full of sunshine. My heart full of smiles. I was a child for the day. We were the children who sang in the morning. We were the children who laughed with the sun. We listened to those who spoke with wisdom. We were the ones.

We’re getting older as time goes by. A little older with every day.

We were the children of yesterday. We are the children who worry of nothing. We are the children who fight with aim. We listen to keen ones, yet speak with wisdom. We are the pawns in the days.

People polishing guns. They’ve got nothing better to do. They think they’re having fun. They’re just living. All day long they sit. Waiting for the time to come.

Watch them turn. Thinking about the things they may have to do.

You missed the point. You really missed the point. Everybody’s got to grow.

Love’s the reason we’re here. It matters which way you go. Love is going to meet you there.

BLAY HALL

Got on my makeup. I got on my brand-new dress. Driving down the highway looking at my best. I can see the motel in sight. Up ahead, where I will find another night of loving you one more time. I will make believe your love is really mine. One more time in your embrace. I’ll hear you tell me that you love me. I tell myself this love is wrong. That I’m never going to win. Every time I say goodbye, memories begin. Then you touch me tenderly. While you’re lying’ next to me I know that there will always by one more time.

The lounge was none too clean. The lights never worked on the pinball machine. The dust floor hadn’t been swept in years. Brass and padded stools. The same collection of fools. Joking or crying in their hands. The lounge had a neon sign. The big old ugly blinking’ kind. It said “Party Lounge… You Are Not Here”. Ten cents played a jukebox tune. Old songs like “Party All Night.” Six pack bought a pitcher of cold draft beer.

Oh Ruby, time has flown. Look how your little girl has grown. Ruby seems oh so far away. Ruby, you never stopped to rest. So, your little girl could have the best.

Now the lounge had a clientele. They didn’t dress, they didn’t pay too well either. But every night you could count on them dropping in. An occasional fight or a dirty word. Wasn’t nothing that I hadn’t heard. I’ve never felt safer anywhere I’ve been.

When a man was down without a friend. Ruby always had a buck to lend. She’d set him up. She’d say “Go on and have fun for free.” While I watch mugs and cleaned the bar oh how I dreamed someday I’d be a big star. The lounge was home sweet home to me. Take it for granted and you’re be making a mistake. Take it for what it is. Take it for your sake. Take it from me. Lonely as can be. I’d love to but I never dared to. If only I could make you see.

WIL HALL

Once a girl gazed out her window at the moon above the sea. The breeze touched her face. The thought of him wouldn’t let her be. Will this pass by or will this feeling just pass away? How am I to try and understand. What is this price I have to pay? Shall I turn my back to my pillow? Let the moon fall to the sea and keep it all and not sleep at all or maybe I’ll just dream.

I know this super way. This bright shining suns. I guess that I’m the lucky one. The one who wrote that daring sea song. Setting on this peaceful shore. Think you have heard this one before? Well the danger on the rocks is surely in the past. Still I remain tried to the most. Could it be that I have found my home at last? She serves the smooth rest.

She keeps me safe and warm. It’s just the calm before the storm. Call in my reservation. So long. Thanks. My friend. I guess I’ll try my luck again.

Upward sides present a new sensation. It’s H-band with a smooth style. Ram born and growing. You won’t believe what the sounds they are blowing. You got to come on man. You’ll be riding by, bareback on your armadillo. You’ll be grooving high. Relaxing at Calamari. Suddenly the music hits you. It’s a bird in flight that just can’t stop. We spend a dizzy weekend smacked into a trance. Me and you will listen to a little bit of what made the preacher dance. Bring your horn along and you can add to the pure perfection. If you can’t fly you’ll have to move in with the rhythm section.

Either way you’re bound to function.

ENDURER

Living forever

You make my life so serene. Someone to make a small light in dark. Your comfort warms my heart although it’s unseen. Your light in such stark. Contrast with the looming darkness I long for.

My light to know. I yearn to show. You just how much I care. Your kindness alluring.                                                                                                                               

I want to build my life with you. You with me. I want you to see. How much I love you. No one else could compare. Someone shows me who. You are everything to me. Your comfort. Keeps me going. You are my support. I may be resistant. You make me want to brave.

I will stay with you ’till the grave. The world may change around us. We will be together forever.

Thank you for helping me through the stress. You mean more to me then I can explain. Let us never be apart. I will be with you. You are here. Right next to me Muffin.                                                                                                                                                           

Each year words cannot explain my love for you. Unashamed. I am proud of our love. This not wrought in vain. You return enduring love.

Love you will never lose me to the wind. You are the lighting that made me fill my chest. You are the thunder clapping for nobody else to hear. You are the tear watering on the first day. You melt me. You are my roots that I will reach. I want nothing more than to be a thing collected and held.

I will stay with you ’till the grave. The world may change around us. We will be together forever.

(1) BUILDING GREATEST

(COLLEGE

(3) RUNNER MEET

(4) ANDREW HOOKS

(5) ONLY ONE

(6) HOOKS HIGH

BUILDING GREATEST

STAR MAKER

Trust in me in all you do. Have the faith I have in you. Love will see us through, if only you trust in me. Why don’t you trust me? Come to me when things go wrong. Cling to me STAR, and I’ll be strong. We can get along, if only you trust in me.

While there’s a moon, a moon up high; while there are birds, birds to fly; while there is you, a you and I, I can be sure that I love you. Stand beside me. Why don’t you smile.

At last my love has come along. My lonely days are over and life is like a song oh yeah. At last the skies above are blue. My heart was wrapped up in clover the night I looked at you. I found a dream, that I could speak to. A dream that I can call my own. I found a thrill to press my cheek to a thrill that I have never known.

Oh yeah you smiled, you smiled and then the spell was cast and here we are in heaven for you are mine…at last.

As I was walking down the street last night. A pretty little girl came into sight. I smiled and asked her name She said, “Hold it bud, I don’t play that game” She looked at me with that familiar desire. Her eyes lit up like they were on fire. She said, “My name’s Flo, and you’re on the right track. But look here, star maker, I wear furs on my back, so if you want to have fun start shaking hands. Seeing them fade out of sight, I just knew I’d have some fun WHEN ever you ARE in town and looking for a thrill. We went to a nightspot where the lights were low Dined and danced. I was ready to go, I got out of my seat, and when Flo arose, she said, “Hold on star maker, while I powder my nose.” I sat back down with a smiling face. While she went down to the powder place. The music stopped and the lights came on, I looked around and saw I was all alone. I didn’t know how long Flo had been gone. But a nose powder sure didn’t take that long. I left the place with tears in my eyes.

STAR MOTION

I set it up.

You laid the foundation. I built this house. I feel underneath my feet. The walls are breathing. Heavy. Gathering up. Sucking up. The oxygen.

No plans. Leaving. As long as. I’ve been. It’s taking forever. All belonging.  I get attached. People who I’ve loved. And lost. Even though. Got to admit. There are few. Who run me? Under no illusion. How relationships get ruined?

How ancient.

This movement. Tossed.  The underworld. Give specific info. Forced to find. Have my songs. Living in limbo. Have my songs. Play so got lost. Along the way. Now I’ll never see. The light of day. Thanks to the tint. Hopelessly romantic. Emphasis antic. Now along the open. Coast of the. Bought over. Every night. Re-write will. Sandbar napkin. Crash. Sticking it. Remove it. Awoke. Notice. The window. Read it. Stunned. Nothing. Love ones. Music. Abandon while choosing. Family over. Continued support. Intuitive thought. What I did. Who thought? Worst thing. Ever did. Another person.  Only a few claims. Could have done otherwise. Every single last one.  Sang for types. Made me. The price. Any cost. Got remorse. How many. Toxin. The doctor. Inside the corpse? 

Diamond studded. Tells time. Trying.  It’s so. Flash. Fashion show. Walk. A limp. It’s pimp. It smacks. Brag about intelligence. Harbor no regrets. Made to be smarter. It sells. Not relevant. Would have sold. Dough was the sole motive. It being a poet. Results extensions. Good intentions. Do sign now? Promise that.  Without. Paying debts. Begging friend. Loose ends.

What my body knows is not a lie. It’s not a lie I tell you. It is not. It’s nothing short of truth and nothing larger. My past lodges in my marrow. If I wanted a transplant there’d be no match. Others’ sorrows dwarf my petty traumas. Still these bones are mine. When they creak when they moan when they whine there’s only one thing I can claim these bones are mine. I tell you they are mine. Kind to abandon no thing. That makes this pulse no one but me.

COLLEGE

FRIEND OF ME

I guess the weekends are here now. You’ll have to make your way now. We had a ball of a party right from the first day. Tell me that you’ll call me. Comfort my heart while I’m alone. The things we did this time will never have been done before now. You’ve made some changes in my head. I don’t feel the same no more. Please be with me at all times. Comfort me my love while I’m alone. Just think about the times. Not just for pride. You hold the heartbeats to my life. You know what makes me feel alright. With you beside me? Your love to guide me. I got you. Through all times you’ve been my friend. Through good and bad through thick and thin. I know you are good for me. You make it so plain to see. There have been a lot; none quite like you. Some have been mighty friendly no one so true. You have proved that you understand. I will love you forever and you know I can.

1978 PARTY

Everything I do I do some for you. You are the one I’m thinking of. It seems to be pretty plain to see. You should never doubt my love. I’m a traveling man doing the best I can. I’ve got a lot do. No matter what is said I’ll make things ok.

All my love belongs to me. Your love feels so good. We’ve been put to the test. We been trying to change things and rearrange things. Still in the same old mess. Got the power to turn things around. Can keep on procrastinating. Driving ourselves in the ground. Got to start learning how to do thing. Give each other some respect. Got to learn how to give. Telling it like it is. Let’s not forget. Let’s work together and make it happen. Working’ together can make us best friends.

If you start to fade, I’ll come to your aide. What you do for me is fine. Right or wrong I’m here for me. You don’t have to fear. I know that your mind is all mine.  I’ve got a lot to do. Time came along when I was down. Though thick and thin it’s been around. I’m really glad I found the time. Magic time is so good. It doesn’t matter when or where. Time always shows that it cares. There isn’t a thing that time can’t do. Proved it time and time and time before.

I think it’s special in so many ways. I’ll be it a friend forever more. Time always knows when somethings wrong. It’s smile just helps one move along.  Time to dedicate this song.

Like the flowers need the rain, like a blindman needs his Cain, I need you.

Like the darkness needs the night, like the moonglow needs the light, I need you.

Like the children need to play, like they laugh and sing from the day to day, I need you. 

LEARNING WITH GRACE 

I don’t want to talk about things we’ve gone through. Though it’s hurting me. Now it’s history. I’ve played all my cards. That’s what you’ve done too. Nothing more to say. No more ace to play. The winner takes it all. The loser’s standing small. Beside the victory comes destiny. I was in your arms thinking I belonged there. I figured it made sense. Building me a fence. Building me a home. Thinking I’d be strong enough. I was a fool. Not playing by the rules. The gods may throw the dice. Their minds as cold as ice. Someone way down here. Loses someone dear. The loser has to fall. It’s simple and it’s plain. Why should there be complaining? Does it feel the same? When name is called. Somewhere deep inside you know I miss. What can I say? Rules must be obeyed. The judges will decide. The likes of me abide. Spectators of the show always staying low. The game is on again. A lover or a friend. A big thing or a small thing. It makes you feel sad. I understand. You’ve come to shake my hand. I apologize. Seeing so tense. No self-confidence. You see. I am student. Hello. I’m the star of the show.  That’s what I think, anyway.  I like to perform. I am warm. Well hot at the least.  Independent and free. Ambitious too. I’m tough. Singing and dancing is what I like best. I am an A. I’m a B. It is is okay. Singing together in harmony. It’s a bird. Yes, you heard. A simple, five-letter word: SMART. Careful and shy. Don’t like to spend every dime. I love my music. I drive a car. Scares me to death every time. I don’t like to shave. Like to live in a cave. I feel at home on the new stage. I sing and I play. Two and two together make four. Every song opens a door. I’m the young one. Never let me forget. I am gentle and mild. I’m wild. Craziest person I’ve met. I’m romantic. It’s not quite that way. I’m down to earth. I like early nights, so I turn off the lights. I always get a chance to read. I’m living quite fast. I like to travel and see. I can play in “the mood”. I like wine. I like food. I can play day and night. The feeling is alright. That’s sometimes a problem for me. Everybody screamed when I meet the teachers. They must have thought they was dreaming when I meet the teachers. All my friends at school had never seen the teachers blush. Nearly petrified, they were taken by surprise. Could not believe the eyes. My whole class went wild. I held my breath, the world stood still, then I just smiled. I was in the seventh heaven. One of these days going to tell I dream every night. Going to show I care. Going to teach a lesson. I was in a trance. Suddenly I took the chance. Leaning over, I was trying to explain the laws of geometry. What a crazy day. All my sense had flown away. No more carefree laughter. Silence ever after. Walking through an empty house, tears in my eyes. Here is where the story ends, this is goodbye. Knowing me, knowing you. There is nothing I can do. We just have to face it, this time we’re through. Breaking up is never easy, I know but I have to go. It’s the best I can do. Memories of good days and bad days. They’ll be with me. always. In these old familiar rooms. Now there’s only emptiness.

THE CENTER

People get ready it’s time to show what you got. Players take your place. I it’s only one way to the top. You must feel the victory. Release that energy and ride like the wind. With fire in your eyes shake those butterflies and do the best you can. Victory let the party begin. Victory let’s do it again. You are the best. You seem to stand out from the rest. Your intentions to be more than an honorable mention. You must feel that victory. It’s the same way in life. Inside the tunnel see the light. The perfect balance you must find. Let’ go where the people go. That’s where we want to be. Dancing’ in the disco-light. Shine all over me. Music playing loud and clear. That’s what we want to hear. So, let’s go where they disco down. We’ll rock and shake our bodies to the ground. Everybody hurries down. It’s going to be a night on the town. Sweet music will fill the air. It’s all about being there. Got to see you there. You will move to the beat. In the disco heat. Shake it down. Did you get the news? We aren’t got no time to lose. Please don’t hesitate. We don’t want to be late. Come on with your dancing shoes. Come on with your disco-scats. There’s only one way to the top. You really want it. You can never stop pushing it. Players take your places-go ahead. Have some fun, have some fun. Burn it up. Let’s burn up the night. Let’s do it together. Let’s have big fun. The world is out. It’s all over town. Your work is done, time for some fun. Let’s get it on. The feeling is right.

HOMECOMING

The homecoming fanfare is echoing still. Now tapping on tables. Sensing a chill. Families expecting loved one’s to return.

Summon some children speech. When will they learn?

You hung the moon from the gallows in the sky. Choked out the light from his blue eyes. The shore is a bound. The sea has no tide. The lines of the fallen. Viewing through a glass. You cannot touch them at all.

Hear their footfall just as they go past. The ground is where they are. So slap out the terror. Sneer the tears. We deal like this.

From the bench to the barrel. The bead will level. Break earth with a shovel. Quick march on the double. Lower the shallow. Tallow down in the joy.

A woman has a cute baby. Ill to think. Who can say it isn’t right? Love shines in different lights. As the world goes around. Everybody’s getting down.

How can you wish pain?

There is the maiden name. So, you know why. Ready for a party game. Learn how to drop the name.

Who’s going to win the race. Why is it taking place?

Physically you’re on the run. Mentally applaud the fun.

Turn around and look at you. Guess where, when, and who.

Many ways to climb a hill. You just have to know how.

MARCHING WITH SOUND

Isn’t it strange how things do change? One day you are up and doing fine. Everything is right on time. Soon as you are somewhere bound, someone will make a change and turn you all around. Somethings you see you’ll see no more. Nothing is like it was before. Time passes by and so do you. Things will be alright as long as you are free. Things are changing all the time. Keep an open mind. You should be singing. You should be singing your songs of love. Better learn to live together that’s the only way it would be. You can’t make it without the other. That’s the cold reality. Better stop acting like you are crazy. Heaven knows you need a break.

You all have to live so think positive. How much more are you going to take. I appreciate your freedom. I just think you could do more. Instead of bitchin’ about your problems, there are things to be thankful for.  You got to change up your thinking for what is right. Take a chance. Give it all you can. Make up your mind stop wasting your time. Give it up right now. I should have been around when you call. I should have felt the need. Your eyes to blind to see. Now that you won’t be no more. Time for you to let it go. I can’t get you out of my mind. I think of you all the time. I wish that I could make it up to you. I wish that I could have you back. I will tell you what I’d do. I would give you all the love I’ve got. Think about you day and night. Sweeter than a cherry sweet. The kind that you would like to meet. I was so lucky. Sometimes I wonder why. Why I said goodbye? When I was very young the world was younger than I. Merry as a carousel. The joy was strong. Every star in the sky above. The ring I loved so well. Now the young world has grown old. Gone are the tinsel and gold. Sit there and count your fingers. What can you do? Sit there and count the raindrops. Falling out of you. It’s time you knew. No use. You may as well surrender. Your hope is getting slender. Why won’t somebody be tender.  I’m going crazy. I’m excited, so delighted. I finally see the light shine through. I can see a million dreams come true. Hold on. Here we go. I’ve got a feeling that is going to grow. Up to the top of the world. Here I am. I’ve got a feeling that I am going far. Got to go higher, higher. Now the world seems like a sweet dream. I look into your eyes it’s mystified. There’s no denying. The way you make me feel inside. It’s getting stronger all the time.

OLD RUNNING WINS

Congratulations for breaking my heart. Congratulations for tearing it all apart. Congratulations you finally did succeed. Congratulations for leaving me in need. Congratulations for bringing me down. Congratulations now I’m sorrow bound. Congratulations you got a good deal. Congratulations how good you must feel Congratulations for making me wait. Congratulations now it’s too late. Congratulations you came out on top. Congratulations you never did know when to stop. I guess that I must have loved you more than I ever knew. My world is empty now because it doesn’t have you. If I had just one more chance to win your heart again. I would do things differently. What’s the use of pretend? This morning I looked out my window and found A bluebird singing. There was no one around. At night I lay alone in my bed. An image of you going’ around in my head. You may dismiss me as unimportant. A person who’s only in the corner of your eye. Right now, I know I’m just there. I’m just an easy friend. You can depend. Darling, there will come a day. When you look at me another way. While you’re relaxing, I’m going to happen to you. I only see you in little glimpses. We work together in a world of speed. I’m only dreaming’ of champagne. You pass right by me. There will come a great big day. There will come a time. I’ll be yours; you’ll be mine. Break of day. Why you coming so fast. Go away. I don’t want to have to leave. Here we lay. We want it to last. We’ll take every extra second we can get. Have you ever been involved? Doing something. You don’t want it to stop. You hope it’s never done. Like the old saying goes. Everybody knows time flies when you’re having fun.

Father time—Won’t you slow down tonight.

Mother Nature–Is taking her course.

You know I’m feeling more than alright. You’re the loving source. Let me be the clock for the time of your life. Let me be the hand that strikes your chime for the first time. I’m a cuckoo I know. Counting hours till we will be together. When the door opens it’s for sure that I will be hoping that you will be there. Every moment we’re apart is some good feeling wasted. A good feeling deep down inside me. A good time for me to try to get you to hold me. Is right here and now.

INS AND OUT

Hard work is the backbone of success. The famous proverb, around the world. What’s more. No one can work. Let alone do hard work, without their Will Power. It’s the Will Power, which makes you do what you do. It’s the Will Power, which brings you Success. It’s the Will Power, which takes you higher and higher. It’s the Will Power which is the backbone.

Smith is alive. That fine young man. We will never see him more. He was a member of our club. Since 1864. His private virtues were immense. His manner was free and bluff. He wore a paper collar. Was never known to muff. He rarely took a drink. Stronger than lemonade or pop. He hated drunkards. Magnificent shortstop. His nose was Roman. His eyes continually were peeled. He made a splendid umpire. A beautiful left field. His hair was red, and shingled close. Much sunburned was his face. He never showered. More effects. On second base. Being a man, he had faults. As likewise have we all. He felt a preference. The regulation balls. Though a matrimonial man. He dearly loved a match. Had a few superior catches. He had a noble mind. A very supple wrist. When he pitched, he gave the ball his own peculiar twist. Of politics he held restricted views. His feet were usually encased. Wearing canvas, hob nailed shoes. The ins and outs.  Forever he is. He broke his heart. Hurt his spleen. Making a home run. His body we planted. His soul is in the sky. The Angels reached from heaven down. Took him on the fly.

Please play me a symphony. A simple cheerful harmony. Please play me a chord from a guitar. It does not matter. I’m the only audience of your theater. Give me some instrumental vibes. Rhythms and tunes are musically ripe. There is no need to take precaution. Playing the Banjo or flame percussion. Long as its music. We can all heal. We can all feel. We can sing out our hearts and soul. We can let the music take control. Please play me the drums. We can sing or we can hum. Please play my hit record. We could sing the tunes. With the sounds of music, we can compose a song. Maybe sing to the town. Bells chiming ding-dong. Please play the sweet keys of a piano. Hit a sweet note that is a major or minor. We can cry. We can fly high. I will be lost in voice and eyes. Holding on to each minute that flies. Whatever sounds. Instruments. I will feel good in the moment. Play a note from a flute. Those peaceful sounds tend to soothe. I want to sweet, sweet music. Take your pick. My heart will dance. Till it is weak. Get out that guitar. Play the violins. The orchestra night. String some melodies. Broad daylight. We can chat to melodious sense or crap. While our foot playfully taps. We can dance along the shore. We can all take to the dance floor. I will only ask for more.

BLOCK THAT

I’m out on the road with my family. Everything is going well. Spreading the feelings that is felt inside. Having fun and living as one. You know it’s true.  That’s how it is liked. The ties that bind together, nothing can take that away. Sticking’ together through everything. You are family too. You left me. You hurt me so badly. You said you would never come back. You told me you were looking for something good. You had to find out where it was at. Well I’ve heard that you found the answer. And you are as happy as you can be. All the things you’ve been looking around for you have found them right here. Everyone must make their own kind of love. In their own kind of way. Your own kind of way is what you feel. You don’t have make believe love. Show you care.  Be for real. Yes, there is time. A simple hug and kiss. Please understand I must be who I am. I hope that you won’t let go. Welcome home. Why’d you leave like that. Yes, it’s true I’ve been thinking about the ball. It made me so doggone sad. Somebody told me that they saw you coming. It’s made me so doggone glad. I made a mistake. It’ll never be the same. There is one thing I still find. That’s the thought of what is happen. It drives me out of my mind. I can’t stand it. Somebody else arms.

I’ve learned to except it. Must go on living life. Got most of it under control. This cuts just like a knife. Yet I realize you are mine. There’s nothing I can do. I can’t help the way it makes me feel. Don’t you want to mend the heart. That’s the thought.

CHEERLEADER

What must I do?

Is it true?  What is the way?  Looking around with wonder. The way. Running smoothly. Thinking. I know. Probably a man or a woman. A time. A season. Life is dear. Guess that’s good enough reason.

Just do.

What’s here. Let it be. Want me? Hope. Cheer. Listening. Can hear. Even. Thought. Didn’t believe. Everyone part. Anyone know? They’ve got it.

Do.

Gave joy. Best of joy. The moon lights. The spring. A sacred thing. Know always. Will love forever. The one.

Came when you fell down.

The only one around. Things will hurt. Wasn’t it said? That’s free? Wonder if it is hard.

A friend.

Through thick and thin. Need other. Never part. From the heart. Never say. It seems so hard. The only one. Nothing would. Did it carry you around?

All the words.

Turning down. The sun. The south. The sky. The shade. Let’s go. Do they get back. Keep on. Have to be strong. Oh, all right. Slide! Oh no., Yawl. Something new. Say what? Yes. Ha ha. Fade.

The world in this.

COURT OF HER

All day long I have been working. Now I am tired. I call: “Where are you?” There is only the oak tree rustling in the wind. The house is very quiet. The sun shines in on your books. Your scissors and thimble I just put down. You are not there.  Suddenly I am lonely. Where are you? I go about searching. Then I see you. Standing under a spire of blue. A basket of roses in your arms. You are cool like gold. You smile. I think the bells are playing little tunes. You tell me that the peonies need spraying. That the columbines have overrun all bounds. That the japonica should be cut back and rounded. You tell me these things. I look at you. Heart of gold. White heart-flame of polished gold.  Burning beneath the blue steeples. I long to kneel instantly at your feet. While all about us peal the loud. Beautiful must be the mountains where ye come. Bright in the fruitful valleys. The streams where I learn your song.   Where are those starry woods?  Might I wander there. Among the flowers. In that heavenly air. The yearlong!  Our song is the voice of desire. It haunts our dreams. A throe of the heart. Pining visions dim. Forbidden hopes found.    For all our art. Alone, aloud in the raptures. We pour our dark nocturnal secret. As night is withdrawn. These sweet-springing mead and bursting boughs. While the innumerable choir of day sang. Welcome the dawn.

Not only sun-kissed heights. Fair. The cold. Dark billows of the frowning deep. Lovely blossoms of the ocean sleep. Rocking gently by the waters to and from. The coral with magic colors glow.   Priceless pearl-encrusted the mind. Heap the glittering rocks. Where do shining atoms leap? Living rainbows. O dear my loves. O faith. Once again. One last gift I give. That after. Shall know. Later lovers. Far-removed. Will praise you. All these were lovely. Say “He loved”.

Dear names, Thousand other throng to me!  Royal flames. Sweet water’s dimpling. Laugh from tap of spring. Holes in the ground. Voices that do sing.  Voices in laughter. Turn to peace. The deep-panting train. Firm sands. Thee dulling edge of foam. The browns and dwindles. The wave goes home. Wash in stones. Graveness of iron. Moist black earthen.  Sleep. High places. Footprints in the dew. And oaks glossy-new. New-peeled stickers. Shining pools on grass. All these are my loves. These shall never pass. What a pass. In the great hour. All my passion. Have power too.  Hold them with me through the gate.  They’ll play deserter. Turn with the traitor breath.  Be the high bond we made. Sell Love’s trust. Never a doubt, Somewhere I shall wake. Give what’s left of love again. Make new friends. Know some strangers. The best I know. Stays here. Changes. Breaks. Grows. Is blown. The wins of the world.

THE END PRO

I can tell that I’m a lucky man. Got me some friends and a real good band. I don’t want for nothing but to do my thing. Play my game. I love to hit. All I need to do is get some satisfaction. True love gives me a a quick reaction. Now I’m able to get along. I know the difference between right and wrong. Time is on my side. I’ve been down and I’ve seen the rain. I paid my dues. I’m still the same. I just want my freedom so I can be myself. Live my life like nobody else. In this world there are all kinds changes. It’s enough to really blow your mind. We keep on pushing and pushing. We’ll get through these changing times. Things are up and down lord it’s crazy. To survive you’ve got to know the sign. We keep on loving and loving.

Sometimes you win sometimes you’ve got to lose. We’re just living. We don’t make the rules. Just keep on. Don’t let it bring you down. Just wait until the time come around. You don’t always get the things that you want. That’s alright that could be good. Keep it strong.  Got to keep it strong. You are a winner and you’ve got what it takes. You have been so good. Haven’t got the breaks. Don’t let it stop you. Don’t let it blow your mind. Luck reflects the nature of the time. You say it’s all over. You won’t go. In spite of all the good times, still there. I wish you well. I hope you find your truth. I want the same things. I use to be your lover but now friend. That’s the only way a true love starts. If I had my way, I will tell you what I’d do. I will make it all okay. Peace for me and you. I know you’ve got trouble. Out of that you’ll learn the things you want most. The things you got to earn. We need some rejuvenation. Leave the bad situation. If you get confused. Don’t you go nowhere else? You got all you need. Right there in yourself. We all like to party. Life is not a game – no it is not. Don’t hurry up. None of this would change. Come on yawl.

GREAT STUDENT COACH

Up for too long. At war with the sun. A crown of stars. That we all wish upon. You whisper to me. Are we out of time? If it’s so then don’t let go. Show me where the tear drops run. Ragged bloom we’re let loose. Hands disappear. Pull you(me) close. Shoot out the lights. All your pleasures. Young hearts know. Say it all. Celebrate control. Is it enough to realize your love? Miss us(you) when we’re(you’re) gone. Live for the words. We(you) sung. Don’t let go. One hears. One cares. We all fall over. The edge. Surrender all thoughts. The ones. I(you) said, we’d meet tonight.

Into the dark. Out of this world. Blow a kiss. Burn it down. Together we’ll live. Turn to dust. Through the smoke. Into the sun. To feel. To see. It’s on. I’m on. It was with love. He led me from the dark. Gave me perfect gentle understanding. Won my heart. He worked my transformation. This wonder could not be. Understanding. Well my every evening. It was with love. Heard this plea. Spoke the invitation. Come follow me. Lay down your tools. Gold. Love and serve. Saved my soul.

Living is dying. Love, you left me crying(joy). Now there’s trying to go on. Each night I dream. Pretending. There’ll be a happy ending. Burning deep inside. A heartbreak that I can’t hide. I’m the proud one. I need. I’m bragging. Please. You’re the proud one. Believe me. Man is down on the knees. Remember. The love we shared. So tender. Hoping forever you would me mine. Wish you could hear me.  You were near me. I did know what I had. Know that I feel so bad.

Why you tell me this? Why you look for my reaction. What do you need to know? Don’t you know. I’ll always be the one? You don’t have to prove. You’re beautiful. Strangers. I’ve got loving. Eyes of my own. You belong to me. In this life. Anyone could tell.
Anyone can see. You need. I know you too well.

NEW HAPPEN- FEMALE

Oh no, so beautiful. So beautiful. I’d give my flesh for yours. I’d sacrifice everything. You are my door to a new beginning. A lucky charm. So sweet you make me cry. I can’t deny the way you make me feel inside. You are the beautiful one. I love to hold you until the sun goes down. Have mercy on me. I’m crazy about you. Look at all the things your love makes me do. You are my song when there’s no music to play.  Oh, beautiful one, don’t you ever go.

Can’t you hear the bells ringing. Doves flying in the air. This ring promise to always be right there. Through the good and the bad times, I will remain, with your love. You know we can stop the rain.

Fresh from the den. Tarring the journey. Overwhelming.  Listening pleasure. Real emotion.

Anyway, it’s like this. It is now the time that you face the quality. In musical, spiritual, and defiantly physical form. Check out, this new raw deal, and rugged.

I was a fool to let you in. Knowing you would play with my heart. That was so long ago that I thought we could make a new start. You left me broken hearted. The day your love departed. That love you found with someone new. So you came back. Sweet memories of yesterday. When it all seemed so right. I was loving you, kissing you, holding you tight. I wish you know that. That you learn. I played the fool for you baby. You stole away my heart.

See today I’m having one of them days. I just don’t want to be bothered. It seems like you can’t understand that because it’s your way or no way.  

Check this out. I’m really, really sick and tired of you stepping’ into my little box. I just don’t want to be bothered okay. I’ve had my ways, and I’ve had my share of ups and downs. I been in trouble, and I couldn’t tell my ups from downs. I been your baby, and I don’t know why you seem like that. Welcome to the new definition of love.  It isn’t all roses. Flowers imposing. It isn’t all candy. This love stuff is demanding. Sometimes I need a hug.

Get up. Here we go. Now listen. I’ll say a thing or two. I bet I know something. About you. You don’t even know. You don’t believe. I know. You’re down for anything. That’s why you’re looking. There’s not a reason.

Walk out that door. I don’t want to sing. I just to jump. I’m complicated. Body’s failing. I think hit the floor. I can feel. Going to miss my face. For a long long time.

 I can’t escape this place. It’s in my mind. Now that care. I’ve got you. Inside the palm of my hand. You really want to get inside the head. Let’s leave. 

All our skeletons. The dead will rise. Lift your voice towards the sky. Now jump. Now sing. Now scream with me.

I’ve been put down. You’ll be good enough. Just give up. Pushing. Shut up. Going to miss the taste.

See you just really want to push all my buttons. Because you Mr. Right & I’m Ms. Wrong, right now today, I’m going to be the one to sing. I’m Ms. Right today it’s my way. With you there’s just no getting around that I got to be bumping heads with you. What’s up with that?  I know my place I know my worth. I just can’t stand to see myself hurt. It’s been a long time. I think that I can get a little more love from you. Sometimes I just wish you would just put your arms around me.

When I’m feeling so very needy. Instead you just turn your back and say “suck it up.” If you knew how I’m feeling on the inside you wouldn’t say “suck it up” It’ isn’t’ all roses you know. Everybody ask me how good it is? It’s great. Love is great.

VINTAGE SPORTS(ST)

Science is fiction.

Doing better than expected. Captured a trophy. Really very well connected. Calls home with her alibi. “Is this really necessary?” Knows that. Unless is punishing secretary. Sips in the glow of vintage. The day is dimming.  Every intention of surrender. Fifty-foot. The fascination back into science.

Decided to be invisible.

Eyes. Faces. Voices. The only happy. The miserable. Words flew. Gently gathered by reporters. Trying to frame the infamous flame. Tattered pictures. The hair is all made out. The figure is fantastic. Know the corrupted. The being sarcastic. The scream and shout. Everything is working out. Just as predicted.

Pride.

Position in the gallery. Attempted people. The pain. So sweet. Better. Stomp feet. Time to pity. How content. Wonder where it went. Escorted. Lovely. Filled up. Purse. Dictating verse. Painting masterpieces. Universal excellence. Starting to disturb. How in the world. All these things. Super. Trapped.  Own parallel dimension. That’s why forgiving. How possible. Forget to mention.

Go through rivers.

What?  Don’t leave a scent. Travel both directions. Leave one set of prints. It’s trick. The indigenous. Developing. Inner visions. What religion? Caught. The understanding. The underhanded. Plan to build. To another planet.

Under the heavy.

RUNNER MEET

MORNING STAR

Riding the fires of the northern gold. I’ve searched the eye. I laugh under the weeping moon. I am the watcher in the skies. Nor the emeralds know my mark. Glisten to mark the presence set by the thinking of the mind.

RUN

I’ve hung around with big shots never knew it was in the sights. I guess I missed the target. Caught up in a different line of fire but I know I am aiming for the sweetness in your soul. It’s getting’ time to explode.

There’s a change inside my life and just want to let it go. I can’t lie I was attracted too.  Somehow the feelings were so strong inside. I’m not free.

Maybe things would be different in another place and time. I gave you all you want of me. I know you deserve the best from me.  I gave you more than you long for. In this place and time.

Dreams aren’t always bound to come true. That’s no reason you should buy in to the times. Things can always be led by you. The time is right for you and I in this place and time.

No escaping. No spell is over my fantasy’s fact. You see in time and motion.  Fascination is all I can do. Fascination dream of such a devotion. No tomorrow could there be without you. I can’t think about anything else. There’s nothing I can do. Someone let communication in the door. Someone decided it’s worth fighting for. Why haven’t we learned by what we’ve done before? Don’t you know history’s keeping score? We’re running out of time. The leaders roll the dice. The human spirit cries. It’s a precious, precious sacrifice.  Let every voice be heard.

START MEET

I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, and splendid ways.  Tell me now when did you last let your heart decide if winning was foremost. I can open your eyes and mind for wondering.  A whole new world.  A new fantastic point of view. When you’re way up here it’s crystal clear that I’m in a whole new world with you. You dare close your eyes.  Hold your breath. It gets better.  Let me share this whole new world with you.  A new fantastic point of view. No-one to tell us no, or where to go.

SET

Hey miss, have you got time? Miss, do you want to spend some time? I got what you want, and I got what I need. Grand illusion like to fade away. It’s no intrusion, it’s like a rainy day that can wash the clouds away of this pain inside.

Come on now, put it on the line. Take some space just to ease your mind and to think it through. We need harmony. Find the melody that puts our hearts in tune. Simple symphony that makes us feel brand new.

Scared and lonely shaking all over and wishing I’d never come. Pulled up in a cloud of smoke. So much was said but nobody spoke a word. Been so long since I loved this way. Lucky comes easy. Lucky’s not shy. If you’re lucky you’ll go for a ride.

STAND-UP

From a distance, the world looks blue and green, and the snow capped mountains white.

From a distance, the ocean meets the stream, and the eagle takes to flight. From a distance, there is harmony.

It’s the voice of hope. It’s the voice of peace. It’s the sound of the voice.

There is the gun.

From a distance, we are instruments matching in a common band.

From a distance, you look like my friend, even though we’re at war.

From a distance, I just cannot comprehend, what all this fighting is for?  The win.

MIDDLE

Breakdown, and shakedown again.

Just when I am feeling to be growing strong and just when you believed that you belong.

Here I come crying. Spirit moving me. Every time I’m near you.  I am whirling like a cyclone in my mind. Oh, sweet angel of my lifetime. Answer to all answers that I can find.

Let me know the wonder of all. Hold on fast. Could this be the magic at last?  Take me high up on a hill-side. High up where the stallion meets the sun. Build my world around me. Never leave me till my life is done.

There’s a good. There’s a bad. Some are gay and some are sad. There’s a right and there’s wrong. Those who fit don’t belong. Well I’m the bad. I am a little misfit. There’s the sun and there’s the rain. Those in love. Those in pain.

One will succeed while others fail. I’ve got to admit that someone’s going to pay.

Life’s so hard when you’re far from everything. Life’s so cold when you know you have no friends. I am still growing and that’s the truth. There is life in shadowed caverns where the gray-blue gardens grow. In the wind. It’s all precious. Our fragile voices cry on. The miracle is that we’re here in this timeless fabric of life.

This miracle may never come again. Let us live in the roaring, in the mills and in the minds.

It’s a thousand million light years to the farthest fringe. There may be nothing out there even like the race. I may be all alone.

I always stayed away. Afraid of what might happen.

I thought I heard a sound above singing. It was a melody that I’d never heard. Like birds singing loud to the sky.

Never dreamed that would help me find my way. Didn’t know how deep I’d fallen. When suddenly strings began. I heard the melody again and again. The sound of music flowing through my head.

So rare I’m walking on air. I keep holding on.

You say you and then you leave me so lonely.

Still all day long all I do is think.

You got me believing’ that I can’t live without you

Well if you want it, here’s my confession. You’re my obsession. Protection, that’s what I need.

Knocked on the door and I rush down the stairs.

We stand alone, and stare out, at the shadows down below.

I want to run away.

WINNER

If people talk then let the people talk. We won’t hit the ground if we are the talk of the town. People talk gossiping past. Stabbing their words with all of their stares. If people talk grapevine of lies; spinning their yarns and spreading the seeds of our harm. People talk but we know the truth.

Baby it’s still me and you. We’ll face the fears. When the rumors blow. All the names they call will never hurt.

There’s a rumor. Rumor has it all around this town someone’s looking for a girl like you. Where can she be found?

I hope it’s who I think it is. I wonder if it’s really him. It’s got to be the man I love no one else but him.

You never know just what you’ve won until you’ve lost.

The object of the game is not to pay the cost. Anyone can play the game there are no rules.

They say he’s going to make this girl his everything. He’s going to love her and surround her with all those beautiful things.

It was the most wonderful moment in life. I’ve had. Today’s moments are tomorrows memories. 

Well I met a man. No small demeanor. Took me to task. My life was very strange. It’s all the same.

What a shame, said the man. Cause your life have a meaning. He had to ask.

Twisted the man as he watched and waited. No thought would escape.

Catch in his eye, you’ll quickly see all of me. Smiling at the man as I searched an answer.

Re-locked in new haste, preferring to hide the whole of it, or none of it, or just some of it.

State of live. I live. I love.

Coming out of the sky.

I name me a name coming out of the gold world for what it is.

It is the very nature of the sound and the game.

Shot to the soul-the flame of Orladian. The essence of the world. The state of independence.

Sounds like a signal from you that bring me to the meet. 

FOREVER

Home, be the temple of my heart.

Yes, I do know how I survive. Yes, I do know why I am alive.

Time, time again, it is said we will hear and we will see. See it all in his wisdom. The state of independence shall be. 

Thank you for sharing our special day with us. Thanks, making it so special. Your generous and messages are very much appreciated.

I still go past each night looking. At the foot of this cliff we spent days weaving our dream. Making plans building.

Then one morning our story reached an end. But the words still linger on on.

By the shore of the sea searching for this memory. Sifting sand through my hand weighing what it means.

Sally goes around the roses. They won’t tell your secret. No, the roses won’t tell your secret.

The saddest thing in this whole world is to see my love with another girl.

Emptiness and just a memory.

Love is gone with nothing left for me.

All those wasted feelings for something I no longer have. I never knew that love could hurt so bad.

Play for me, and just for me. I can’t bear to see the sun go down.

Nothing seems to matter; I just get by from the day to day. Woke up this morning, dragged myself across the bed. Alice went to Wonderland but I stayed home instead.

I started feeling bad because I was left behind. I’m a wanderer. I’m a wanderer. Tearing down tearing down tearing.

I know the rhythm of the music. I see the beat in the dark.

Emotion got me where I am at with him. It’s so hard to get to your heart.

Fascination you know it brought me satisfaction. Makes me want to want.

I know I’m only getting so close. I see you’re up on your guard.

Secrets I want to get to know.

Because down deep I’m after your heart. All I’m giving is some good old-fashioned love. I want to prove it to you. Want to take the time to show you I really want to get to know you.

You must always remember. Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It’s never easy when so much is on the line. But you can make a difference. With courage you can set things right.

The gift to dream and make dreams real. Is yours and mine.

ANDREW HOOKS

WORLD HER

NOTE: TO ALL THE FEMALES THAT RUN TRACK WITH THE MIND OF GETTING THE MOST POINTS IN THE MEET–YOU GOT THE DAY AND THE PRIDE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVING LONG TIME AGO.

If those historic gentlemen came back today Jefferson, Washington and Lincoln And Walter Cronkite put them on channel 2 to find out what they were thinking. I’m sure they’d say thanks. We don’t want to take a bow. Enough with the thanks. Let’s put words into action and we mean action now.

Now is the moment. Come on, we’ve put it off the long enough. No more waiting. No more hesitating. Let’s get some of that good stuff. It’s there for you and me. For every he and she. Just want to do what’s right constitutionally.

I went and took a look in my old history book. It’s there in 30-50 for all to see. Everyone should love their self. People should love each other. Just don’t take it literal. No one wants to grab the wrong sister. The message of these words is not subtle. No discussion, no rebuttal. We want more than just a promise. Say goodbye to the 10-20. Call me naïve. Still I believe. We’re created free and equal. Since they say we all got rhythm; let’s share our rhythm. The time is now.

SHE BECAME THE BEST AT AN EARLY AGE. SHE BECAME THE GREATEST AT AN EARLY AGE. SHE GAVE US THE SITE OF A FEMALE ATHLETE THAT WILL NEVER RETURN.  WE WATCH HER RUN AND JUMP TO ALL THE HEARTS OF THE WORLD. AFTER A VERY GOOD GO IN TRACK AND FIELD; THE WORLD STILL WONDER. SHE IS THE BEST FEMALE ATHLETE TO RUN AND JUMP. HER IS A LOOK AT THE LADY (FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WORLD).

PERSON

Oh listen, sister. I love my Mr. Man.

I can’t tell you why there isn’t no reason for me to love. It must be the sum thing that the angels plan.

Fish got to swim. Birds got to fly.

I got to love one till I die. Can’t help loving that of mine.

Tell me of the lazy. Tell me of the slow. Tell me of the crazy.  Maybe I will know.

When it goes away that rainy day? When he comes back that day is fine. The sun will shine.

He can come home as late as can be. Home isn’t no home to me. 

Here comes the Captain and his men. Brave little soldiers under ten. Dishpans and broomsticks all in view. See that commander. How he struts. Followed by the neighbors’ barking mutts. What a commotion. Biff, boom, and bang! Here comes the Captain and his gang! The first in line is Private. Cute little patches falling down. Tramp, tramp, tramp as they go along. Tramp, there must be something’ wrong!  Now followed by his hungry man., The meals are served and the prayers are said. There goes the Captain off to bed.  Here come Ice cream in his favorite dish. He breaks a chicken bone and he make a wish. Ice cream is his favorite dish. But it is time to really go. Bump-ditty the Captain. Going off to bed. Now I lay me down to sleep. A bag of peanuts at my feet. If I should die before I wake, you know I died with a tummy-ache. There goes the Captain.

STAR

Happy make you happy,

Too cloudy skies when trouble pressing. Depression should make you cry.

I will show you a better side where there’s a rainbow shining just for your eyes.

Don’t be sad and blue happy come just for you.

I will take your frown turn it upside down. Every care I’ll chug away. If a tear should fall down your pretty face it will be from happy. For your smile. I’ll be a clown. I’ll get my laugh bags and my funny shoes.

Bring your heart and sit down. There is nothing I won’t do just to make you happy.

I’m so close. I feel your sorrow. I see you cry. My eyes won’t stay dry. I want, want you in my arms. Be your blanket.  Keep you safe and warm. I want to be your guiding light. Let me lead you down the path of light.

I won’t let them take your smile away. Don’t be sad and blue. Happy come for you.

I will take a breath.

I’ve seen the lights Broadway. Old Market Street down by the Frisco Bay. I’ve strolled the Prado. I’ve game on the Bourse.

The seven wonders of the world- me (I’ve seen).

Many are the places I have been I was the star(me).

Take my advice, folks, and see Street first! You’ll see pretty pinks in beautiful gowns. You’ll see tailor-made and hand-me-downs. You’ll meet honest people. Pick-pockets skilled sport people. You’ll find that business never ceases.

If Street could talk?

Standing people would have to take their beds and walk. Except one or two who never drink booze.

The blind man on the corner singing would sing “run run.”

I’d rather be there than any place I know.

It’s going to take a word or two to make me go. I’m going to the river.  Maybe by and by. The river is wet.

It’s love, it’s love. Well, who would have thought it? If this is love then why have I fought it? What a way to feel I could touch the sky. What a way to feel. I have found my feeling. It’s loves at last.

I am someone to cheer for. 

I’ve learned why we’re here.

I’ve heard it said, “You’ll know it when you see it” Well I see it.

I know its, love. From this moment on you for me dear.

Only two for tea.

From this happy day, No more sad songs. Only hoop songs.

You’ve got the love I need so much.

Got the face I love to touch. Got the arms to hold me tight. Got the sweet to kiss me goodnight.

RESULT

Silver and gold. Everyone wishes for silver and gold. How do you measure it’s worth? By the pleasure it gives here on earth. Mean so much more when one sees the silver and gold decorations.

Wise men brought gifts. 

She was humble to see.

Princess and kings there on bent  knees.

Feeling the world with their lives.

You and I in this moment, holding the night so close.

Hanging on still unbroken, while outside the thunder rolls.

Listen now, you can hear our heart beat.

Warm against life’s bitter cold… these are the days. The sweetest days we’ll ever know.

There are times that scare us. That rattle the house like wind. Both of us so unbending, we battle the fear within; all the while, life is rushing by us.  

Hold it now and don’t let go.

So, we whisper a dream there in the darkness.

Watching the stars til they’re gone. 

When even the memories have all faded away. These days go on and on.

Your face in my door.

Haven’t we both been here before.

Slight trace of no more.

You’re with me somehow. Your touch in my hands. Soft-spoken words I understand.

Nights spent dreaming. Days spent planning.

I’m asking you how can this be real?

Can this be love I’m feeling?

Can this be a dream that fades in morning light?

Are you what you seem?

Will you be real tonight? 

Quick turn, lone star is that a shadow, or are you there?

You feel so near. What is this confusion? 

Your voice soft and low. Blends in my ear with breezes that blow.

Sacrifice if you care.

Give her the moonlight to wear. There’s one more star. She wants to go all the way.

In your arms tonight she’ll reflect that she owes you the sweetest of debts. She wants to pay.

You better believe it

AWARD

I ponder on a broken lute. the fragment of a song. Wonder if the soul be mute. If a heavenly thong of harmonies and mighty themes proclaim her interrupted dreams. The wishful thought. the hidden fire. The dark-ling prophecies. The passion and the brave desire. The lit in those startled eyes. Oh will that broke music reach through large fulfillment unto speech. Shall I meet her once again upon the endless way? East of the sun. Gleams the plain that knows not night nor day. In the calm untroubled land will her wild spirit understand?

SUMMER GAMES

Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.

Tell me your secret. I don’t just want to know about any secret of yours. I want to know about that One special secret.

Tonight, I want you to learn all about the secrets in the garden.

I want to read your mind. Know your deepest feelings. I want to make it right for you.

Show me.  Let me share the mystery.

Come on, come on.

Listen to your heart tonight.

Make it alright.

I know a melody. We can sing together.

I’ve got the secret key.

Let’s make music. Harmonize in ecstasy.

Come on and sing it with me.

Here in the garden where temptations feel so right. Passion can make you fall from what you feel.

In the garden we can make it come alive. I need to be with you. Let me lay beside you.

Do what you want me to.

Want to hold you. Can I touch you.

I can keep satisfied. I’ll take good care of you.

That’s what the man is.

Supposed I do. I’ll be there for you.

All the time.

Let your hair down. Let me get you in the mood.

I’ve got a date with the rain. Got to go walking in the rain.

The clouds that gather in the sky. Gather in my eyes every time it rains.

On just such a day you let me go. As the raindrops began to flow. I go walking in the rain.

Hiding my tears in the rain.

I will grab my coat and my leather shoes.

Walked out the door with a bag full of blues.

No one notices it was raining.

I take off alone. Walking in the rain.

Every time it rains, I feel the music flowing strong.

Do what you want me to.

EYES SMILE

THIS FOR THE ONES THAT GAVE US THE BASIC TO SING AND DANCE TO THE VIEW OF MANY PEOPLE.

You’re an angel. Your love is so divine, pure and supreme. Gets better all the time.
NOW THAT THE LATE DAYS OF MUSIC IS OVER, NO MUSIC IS MADE OR PRODUCE WITHOUT A VIEW TO THE PEOPLE.

We are the scientists, trying to make sense of the star inside us.

You know that you’ve got to be strong and understand.

You. won’t get no place until you make some sacrifice.

Try to make it a little easy when you’re doing it on your own.

WE MUST REMEMBER THE START TO REACH THE END.

ONLY ONE

FIRST

Every day may not be good. There is something good in every day.

I touched a dream. Sometimes strange as it may seem come back one more time. Let me put my hands around you again. Oh, I touched a dream, strange as it seems. I’ll love you twice as strong. Till every seed of doubt is gone. There’s no other than you my lover, give me that day back.

Give me the love of yesterday. Don’t turn your back on me this way. My world is all wrapped up in you. Deep in my heart, you know it’s true. I can feel a chill in the air, it makes me cold. I’m filled with despair. This raw silence leaves me dangling in space. I’ll sacrifice tomorrow just to see your smiling face. Let’s pick up the pieces. Let’s work this thing out. We had a good thing going. So good. No sense in blowing the feeling. Tell me what’s troubling my mind? Maybe the two of us, a solution we can find. Bring it back, bring it back now.

WINNERS

As a girl I dreamt of all the things that were to be.

As woman of the world with power in her hands. A woman who was queen. That weren’t for me. Of all the things, simple things favored me. I just wanted to be me.

Many moons now have passed by the girl.  I’ve grown to be a woman of the world. They couldn’t see.

I need 3 things in my life! The moon, the sun, and you! The moon for the night, the sun for the day, and you for the rest of my life!

Sitting in a railway station with my suitcase in my hand. Going back where I came from. I’ve had more than I can stand. Watching men destroy my dreams. They picked my brain till it was clean. When I was up, they knocked me down. I’m not going to hang around. I’m going’ home.

WONDER ONE

It’s not magic. it’s not madness. Just the elements I style. I guarantee faithfully. I will never go. Well excuse me I have so much more to do. You’ll never see, what you refuse to be. The power in the seeing is believing. Fancy I fell. A childlike tap I’ll steal. Look twice my friend it’s not the wind at all.

He’s a power flower. Protecting all the flowers.

Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

The strangest thought came to me on this morning. As I awake to greet the coming dawn; the sun was hardly peeking through the garden. It felt that with everything I was one. The dew had finished making love to many. A rainbow smelling sweet was in the air. I envied all the silence I saw growing. So unmoved by things outside themselves. In myself I do contain the elements of sun and rain. First a seed with roots that swell. I gradually burst through my shell, pushing down into the ground. The root of me is homeward bound. A trunk and a leaf. There I am. A miracle of greatness by far.

CLASS ATHLETE

If fate has its way, we’ll meet again some other day. I know someday we will meet again.  I don’t know exactly. Where or when. The mountain’s high and the valley’s so deep. Can’t get across to the other side. Don’t you give up. Don’t you cry. Don’t you give up til I reach the other side. I was lonely. I couldn’t sleep.  I was a lonely soul. You became my goal. Then I saw the spark of love. Then the stars fell from up above.

Good things. Clean. Fresh. Discovering. New. Brands. Hasn’t been. By the rest. The world yet. Smell. The beach. Salt water. Breakfast. Dinner. Cafes. All day. Great. Ideas. Come to you. The middle. The night. New. Movies. Books. Friends. Music. Sunflowers. Wild. Nice. Smelling candles. Another time. Another place. The shower. Art. Songs. Handmade. Gifts. Change. Sunset. Sunrise. Now.

I love you with all my heart. Adore you. All your charms. I want you. Do your part. Come here to my open arms. Will you take part in my life? Life is a dream. We can live. We can make our love like none to compare with. I dream of you strange as it seems. All night I see me. I’m trying to tell you just what I mean to me. It’s what you make it. Always try to give. Don’t ever take. Life has its music. Life has its songs of love. Though your words are smooth & soothing. Don’t you feel it’s time for moving? Come on rock me while the planet’s rolling. Keep it cool my ducky wucky. Baby doll our love is lucky. When you walk me down the aisle, we’ll do it strolling. I wonder if you love me. Guess I’ll ask the stars. Above me. It’ll really be amazing. If that crystal ball a-gazing.  I’ll always be steady. Stupid cupid gave us fever. An itchy twitchy feeling. The green mosquito must have bit us. Got a slopping like two robins. Making moon talk and bobbing. Like a firefly splishing and a splashing.

HOOKS HIGH

GREAT UNION

Don’t you know so many things come and go?  Like your words that once rang true. Just like the love I have in you.

I remember the thunder. Talking about the fire in your eyes. Someday your love will shine through.  You will show the feelings you never really knew. 

Too long on the borderline wondering if your love was really mine. You open your eyes and realized.

You’re into me, and I’m into you the whole day long, and the whole night through.  Sweet dream machine. So soft and warm with your touch. 

As a part of me so much power (I can’t deny it).  So much motion (I couldn’t believe it). You’re always there when I get the notion.  You comfort me so nicely. 

Here I go (here you go). Closing my eyes (closing your eyes). Calling on you, and needing you.  there you are, (there I am). More than a memory being a precious part of me. You take me high (I take you high). You take me low ( I take you low). You always take me where I want to go (where you want to go).  

Dream machine you’re into me and I’m into you.

HELLO

I’ll never know why. Why I had to put up such a show. Boy and girl I was tough, packing all my stuff saying I don’t need you. And now look at me standing here.

I found out that my life is here. Got to have you near. As good as new, my love for you is keeping it as my intention. As good as new and growing too.

You give me a feeling that I never felt before. I deserve it. I think I deserve it. It’s becoming something that’s impossible to ignore. I can take it.

I was wondering maybe could I make you my great? If we do the unthinkable, would it make us look great. If you ask me, I’m ready. Yes, I think it’s taking on a new dimension. Just like it used to be and even better. Thank God it’s true.

We are always meant to stay together. Never had a notion that my love could be so deep. Now I know I’m entitled to another break. I thought that our love was at an end but here I am again.

Yes, the love I have for you feels as good as new.

MEMBER-MUSIC PLAYERS

You ask too much of me.

You try my patience.

Your words – it’s like a razor. You choose your words like instruments.

Here we go – battlegrounds.

I never have the guts to let you look inside. I don’t think you’d appreciate the things that I hide.

Monday was the worst day.  Friday was my day for giging.  Wednesday was the best day.

All I’m trying to give you is a good time. 

Why do you keep on playing games with my head?

Used to be your baby when you had no money. Now we spend more time in battle.

You don’t know how much I hate that answer.

Are you standing there?
You won’t pick up the feet.

Why lie to my face?

Today I did something I thought I’d never do, I opened up a diary and read about you.  

Saturday, is today, is this what I’m thinking about. Come in baby- come in close. Do you remember me, do you remember us?

I’m just a love machine. 

I won’t work for nobody but you.

I think it’s a high time you knew.

My mind blows a fuse. My meter starts to rise, and I become confused. My voltage regulator cools.

I’m sitting next to you.

Electricity starts to flow. My indicator starts to glow. 

I’m gentle as a lamb.

I’m not that hard to program.

There’s no way that you can lose.

I’ve got a button. 

You have got-to-use me.

If you look into my file, I am sure you can find out how.

To turn me on just set my dial.

Every day I hear a different story. People say good words about me.

To know that I’ll forgive you. Just this once, twice, forever.

You take me to hell and back.

Just as long as we’re together.

I want your freedom. I want to play around.  

I want to be a somebody’s baby.

Part-time just brings me down like a marcher who has his own key. 

I can’t escape until you love me.

I just go from day to day knowing all about the others.

You take my hand and tell me I’m a good.

MEMBER-SPORTS PLAYERS

Stay away from my window. Stay away from my back door. Disconnect the line. Relax baby. Kick off your shoes and sit right down. Loosen off that jersey.

Let me pour you a good cold drink.

Don’t you hesitate.

Tonight’s the night.

It’s going to be alright.

Isn’t nobody going to stop us now.

Come on the angel my hearts on fire. Don’t deny your desire.

You will be a fool to stop this tide.

Spread your wings and let me come inside.

Do not say a word my child. Just let your mind run wild.

The secret is about to unfold.

Here you stand with tears in your eyes. Crying into my arms. Teasing me with your charms.

But you got a nerve to come around here.

I thought I had seen everything, obviously I was wrong.

Where were you when the sun went down? Skies turned dark and gray? Where were you when the north winds blew? Tell me, where were you?

I heard you were living.

I can’t believe I was so naive.

Did I ever once cross your mind? 

You told them all I was down and out.

My existence you even denied.

Oh, what pleasure it gives me now to know that you’re with me now.

You are my life.  You are my breath. You are every move I make

Recently my opinion changed.

It’s a common misconception about the role in this world.

MEMBER-STUDENT

Listen to me.

 I got news from the governor, he heard people shouting.

The towers in the city.

While their babies grow. 

Test tubes.

Over nights.

Run and fetch.

The priest. 

There’s a light on in the building. 

There are sounds blowing out. 

The music.

The night. 

We should try. 

Get the people out alive.

Moving cross the ocean. 

The flag. 

Death a’flyin.

The demon butchers

Pointing out the message.

On the tide. 

The demon.

Light a ‘sailing.

At his side.

Storming down the airwaves.

Come to protest.

The praying.

The love.  

Shunning down.

The sun to the world.  

My work is loving the world. Equal seekers of sweetness. My work let me keep my mind on what matters. My work is being the sheep in the pasture, and the pasture. Which is mostly rejoicing. My work is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart. A mouth with which to give shouts of joy. Telling them all, over and over, how it is that we live forever.

FEMALE  

People of earth listen to the warning. Beware the storm that gathers here. Listen to the words of the wise girl.  I dreamed I saw a moonlit star(me). Spreading her hands on the multitude.

Agirl who cried for a love for only one. Ice cold hearts of charity bare. I watched as fear took the old girl’s gaze.  Hopes of the young in troubled graves.  I see no day, I heard her say. The prophet she said, “For soon the cold of night will fall”. Children of the land quicken to the new life. Take my hand fly and find the new. Return like the dove. She told of a done white haze taking the lost and the unloved babe. These kinds of beasts are now counting their days.

Calling all girls. Calling all people to the streets around the world. Take this message. A message for you. This message is old. This message is true.  This message is love. Some sleepless nights are in wait for you. Some foreign presence you may feel, comes creeping through. Some stream of hope. You’ll get yours.

Music is playing in the darkness, a lantern goes swinging by, and shadows flickering you are here now. My heart’s jittering. Just you and I. Not tonight. Come tomorrow. Everything’s sunny and bright. Waiting for the moonlight. Walking in the moonlight. Laughter ringing in the darkness. People thinking for days gone by. Time don’t mean a thing. You’re by my side. Please stay a while.

You know I could foresee the future years. You know I could see. 

Where is life leading me?  Will we be together forever?  What will be my love?  Can you see that I just don’t know?  

Floating softly to where I lay. No more questions now. Let’s enjoy the night. Just you and me.

Open up your mind and let me step inside. Rest your weary head. Let your heart decide. It’s so easy when you know the rules.  It’s so easy.  Play the game. Everybody plays the game of love.

When you’re feeling down and your resistance is low, let yourself go.

This is your life. Play hard to get. It’s a free world. My game of love has just begun. Love runs from head down to the toes. My love is pumping through my veins. Driving me insane. Play the game.

MALE

Gently remember I’ll be dreaming at the dreamer’s ball. Hold me. Remember what you told me. You’d meet me at the dreamer’s ball. I’ll meet you at the dreamer’s ball.

I was nothing’ but a city boy. My trumpet was my only toy.  I’ve been blowing’ my horn since I knew I was born. 

I’ve been sleeping on the sidewalk.  Rollin’ down the road.

I may get hungry. 

I sure don’t want to go home.

So, around the corner comes a ride. The biggest grin I’ve ever seen come. 

Sonny won’t you sign right along the dotted line. What are you saying?  Are you playing?  Sure, you mean me?  

Tell you what happened.

They took me to a room without a table. They said “blow your trumpet into here.”

I played around as well as I was able.

Soon we had the record. I was a legend all through the land. I was blowing to a million fans.

Nothing was going wrong. 

All the people wanted to listen.

You’d have thought I was a happy man. I was. Sleeping like a prince.

Never touch the road.

I don’t get hungry. Have to have some fun.

Now they tell me that I am so fashionable. 

Back to playing and laying. I’m back on the game.

Let me welcome you ladies and gentlemen. I would like to say hello.

Are you ready for some entertainment? Are you ready for a show? Gonna rock and roll you. Get you dancing in the aisles.  Razzmatazz you. With a lot of style. Let me entertain you.

I’ve come here to sell you my game. I can show you some good merchandise. I’ll pull you and thrill you. I’ll love you. I’ll use my devices. We’ll give you a great performance. We’ll give you grounds for tears. We’ll give you piece of joy. A tour of force of course.

We found the right location. Got a lot of lights. The sound of amplification.  We’ll show you where it’s at.

If you want to see some action. You get nothing but the best. The attraction. We’ve got the pleasure chest. We get you on the line. If you dig the scene we’ll have a time.

MVP-CLASS

Here we go climbing the stairway to MVP. Here we go walking the road of ecstasy. The door is wide open for you. The door is open for me. Here we go in a moment of pleasure. We are going step by step together. Lean closer don’t you want to go to our own little world. I cannot find any first law of nature is the preservation of man. Look like I’ll have to do everything I can. Hussle and bustle day in and day out. Even get a good night sleep.  I don’t know how in the world I am going to make these ends meet. I got with it.  It isn’t no joke when a man is broke, busted, and walking around without.  Trying to stay alive.  Living from the day to day. Here go another day, another matter. Life on the road, where the ladies and men’s scream and holler. So good to know when the show is over. You’ll be there for me, the only one I need.

MVP-CLASS DEFENSE

Lately, I’ve been crazy. I want to talk to you. I need to talk to you. I want a word with you. A moment alone with you.

You were a part of my heaven, my shining star. I look at you and I wonder just who you are. I’ve been so lonely. I need a smile from you. Something to pull me through.  We know, love can be mellow. We can just talk it through, It’s going to feel a brand new.

We were playing at a club in costa rica. Where the Latin lovers come to find romance. When the lady who was dancing on the tables looked our way. I want to tango all night, mambo till daylight, that was all she said. When she showed us how, I almost lost my head. Then she took us to a little hacienda. We were hoping that her mind was away. Then the lady who was dancing in the garden turned to say: We’ll do the samba and cha cha through the room.

Now you can count on me. I’ll be there you will see. On the stage of the Carnegie hall.

When the house lights go down, that’s when I’ll come out. The world is a great place to be. A star like me just sings for the world. That goes around and round for free. I’ll be there when you need a friend. When you’re feeling down, that’s when I’ll be your clown. We’ll sing our songs to the end.

MVP-CLASS OFFENSE

You want me to love just you.  While you love your share. 

It’s me that stays home.

What’s mine is yours.  That’s how you want it to be. You want me to wait for you. I love you.  I’ll prove it in days to come. It’s true.  You’re the only one. I love you I’ll prove it a thousand ways. I’ll be nice and sweet to you and no more will you be blue. I’ll prove I love you every day in all kinds of ways. Please wait please wait until I’m free. There’ll be a change a great change made in me. There’ll never be blue days.

I’ve been throwing horseshoes over my left shoulder. I’ve spent most all my life searching for that four-leaf clover. You run with me.  Chasing my rainbows. That’s the music I made.  Made for the whole wide world to sing. It never gets old.  It always grows.  Losing makes me sorry. You say don’t you worry.

Beside a garden wall I stand. When the stars are bright you are in my arms. The nightingale tells his fairy tale of paradise where roses bloom. I dream. In my heart there always will remain my stardust melody.

The memory.

C1-R2

Dug through the ash. Under the cushions. Shook all my blue jeans. Spent all day looking. Just so I can be here another week. I’ve been passed over and shown the way out. Worn out these toes kicking some doors down.

Just need that one chance. Don’t tell me that I can’t do this. I’ve got to do it man. There is no plan b or c. I don’t want to go home and give into all these people. Who say I can’t do this?  I don’t want to prove them all wrong. I’ll take my licks and keep on being the winner.

Got up swinging. Is that all you got, bring it.  So, what, I’m beat up and bruised, I didn’t come here to lose. Give me your heck no’s.  You’ll never make it.  All those cynical backward praises.  I’ll turn them into something I can use. A little rocket fuel for my shooting star.

Dug through the ash. Under the cushions. Shook all my blue jeans. Spent all day looking. Just so I can be here another week. I’ve been passed over and shown the way out. Worn out these toes kicking some doors down.

Just need that one chance. Don’t tell me that I can’t do this. I’ve got to do it man. There is no plan b or c. I don’t want to go home and give into all these people. Who say I can’t do this?  I don’t want to prove them all wrong. I’ll take my licks and keep on being the winner.

Got up swinging. Is that all you got, bring it.  So, what, I’m beat up and bruised, I didn’t come here to lose. Give me your heck no’s.  You’ll never make it.  All those cynical backward praises.  I’ll turn them into something I can use. A little rocket fuel for my shooting star.

If you ever change your mind about leaving me behind, bring it to me. Bring your sweet winners, bring them on home to me. You know I laughed. Laughed when you left. But now I know, I only hurt myself. You know I’ll always, be your friend till the end Send me your picture. Send it my winner. I can hold it and pretend. I can feel your touch. My days are so lonely. My nights are so blue. I’m here and I’m lonely. Just waiting for you.

How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing? How can I go forward when I don’t know which way to turn? How can I go forward into something I’m not sure of?  How can I have feeling when I don’t know if it’s a feeling? How can I feel something if I just don’t know how to feel? How can I have feelings when my feelings have always been the same as yours? How can I give love when I don’t know what it is I’m giving? How can I give love when I just don’t know how to give? How can I give love when love is something I never had?  You know life can be long. You got to be strong the world is so tough.

AME SUM

If you ever change your mind about leaving me behind, bring it to me. Bring your sweet winners, bring them on home to me. You know I laughed. Laughed when you left. But now I know, I only hurt myself. You know I’ll always, be your friend till the end. Send me your picture. Send it my winner. I can hold it and pretend. I can feel your touch. My days are so lonely. My nights are so blue. I’m here and I’m lonely. Just waiting for you.

How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing? How can I go forward when I don’t know which way to turn? How can I go forward into something I’m not sure of?  How can I have feeling when I don’t know if it’s a feeling? How can I feel something if I just don’t know how to feel? How can I have feelings when my feelings have always been the same as yours? How can I give love when I don’t know what it is, I’m giving? How can I give love when I just don’t know how to give? How can I give love when love is something I never had?  You know life can be long. You got to be strong the world is so tough.

C3

Well

I’m looking at her from a rock and roll tower. With the windows down. Its eyes. Its black stained sides. It can’t be climbed. They’re slick as wet glass. The gate lets the force out. When I’m with you it’s just me and you in my time. Guess I’ve taken some form. One of the reasons is to unite me with you. Is it the Winged? Or the horns of the Old. There’s Ra Ra and there’s the Hum Hum. I’m sure of that. There’s girls and boys. Sun and the moon. Minus and plus. Zero equals two. In love and in us. Wings of fire and me in my time. Taking the form and making this sound.

PEOPLE

You control the world I’m living. Release my body and let me live again. Step by step you taught me easy loving. Night by night you caught me in your web. My self-control was overruled by passion. I couldn’t see the heartache up ahead. Someone true is waiting and I should be with you. You don’t know why I crave your ecstasy. But many hearts would break if I don’t conquer this spell you’ve cast all over me.

To all my loving family

Now that that it is all settled and it is all said and done. Here is a few things that I’ll leave with each and every one.

To the boys I leave the name, the honesty and pride.

To the precious girls I leave a million lullabies Sing them to your children and let them know you care. Take what strength I gave to you and be patient, kind and fair.

To all I leave undying love. Let no one shed a tear. I was the luckiest on earth in the time that I was here. The greatest gift I can give I leave my heart to you.

C2

The boys and girls who kiss and bite, they are the brilliant ones who speak and write with gold luck. They sing in clever tongues.

Oh, how my knees go weak to be one. They kick and bucks. Always quick to follow.

The boys and girls are too refined. Won’t matter tomorrow. Oh, to be in their mind.

If the timing is right sneak off into the night.

I’ll let myself be taken just for the thrill.

If I’m given the chance to be the doll in their hands. I will be sure we shake the mountains while we dance. Singing sweet, a lullaby to all their credit speaks.

Their golden light is on the edge with a song.

They sent it off a cliff just for the spark. To hell with why.

Hope you’re listening while you’re thinking. Hope you’re listening to it all.

You should play me like a party

Hope you take, do not the fall.

You’ll never see me again. I know where you’ve been.

The tables already turned. Now that I know the wrong when right.

You were the one that swore that it would never end. You were the one that swore your most sacred gift was a kiss of champ. I was the one who laughed out loud at your attempt to try.

Our love still sits waiting as we both wonder why are we won.

C1

Business goes on as usual. The corn and the profits are high. TV’s booming in every living room. They tell us what to buy. While business goes on as usual, there’s plenty to choose from on the rack. Rumor goes that the latest thing in clothes. The latest things in clothes will be black.

Man, I can understand how it might be Kind of hard to love a star like me. I don’t blame you much for wanting to be free. I just wanted you to know I loved you better than your own kin did. That was from the very start. It’s my own fault for what happens. You see I’ve always known you. You just do what you got to do.

My wild sense though it maybe means, I’ll never let it change the way I am toward your wins. Pay that no mind, it is the truth of why you are one. Just find that dappled dream of yours and grow with it.

Well

I know they make you sad. They make you feel so bad. They say you don’t treat yourself like you should. Folks got ways to make you feel good. I’d guess they’ve got no way to know. I’ve had my eyes wide open from the start. And boys and girls you never lied to me. The part of you they’ll never see is the part you’ve shown to me. Raining again. I ought to get out from under. Sometimes I wonder. Sometimes I don’t wonder at all. Someday somebody might need me. Where would it lead me? I’d just be rising. After you. What am I going to do? You took a part of me, made it better. As I was passing through the winner zone. What am I going to find? The me that was left behind. Drifting again. From place to place without reason. Season to a season like nothing matters all.

And as for people 

I don’t know much. My system is on your touch. My love is a river running deep. Deep down inside me it’s running. Too big to hide, and it can’t be denied. I work myself to death for you. To show I adore you. Nothing I wouldn’t do for you. All I want to be is the winner. Depends on your love for me is how I will move. If you should leave me, I would be nothing but an empty shell of wins. I loved you in the morning. Your head upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm Yes, many won before us. I know that we are not new. In city and in forest they smiled like us. Now it’s come to a distance. Now we must try. Your eyes are soft with sorrow. Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye. I’m not looking for another as I wander in my time. Walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme. It’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea. Let’s not talk of lost or changes and things we can’t untie. Wish I was west hero.

Sometimes

I look up high and then I think there might just be a better life. Away from all we know. That’s where I want to go. Out on the wild side. Ride the range all the day till the first fading light. With my western girl round the fire. So bright. I’d be the friend. Let them live to be free. Riding’ into the sunset. I wish I could be. I’d ride the desert sands. Through the prairie lands. Try’s to do what’s right. The folks would come to see me. They’d say, we need you here. I’d stay there for the night. Can you hear me?  Something, something! Believe me now. I could never say goodbye. Don’t leave now.

Turning

I’ve been thinking it over. So many times, they say. You got it made. They never understand. The answer lies within the soul. No one know which side. The coin will fall. Save it for a rainy day. When the cold wind blows. To see how they run. I thought they’d know. I tried my best. All I could do. Somehow it was enough. I remember the dead of night. A lonely light that shines upon the window. I see it all so clear. The tenderness. The silent tears. Out in the pouring rain. Cold dark waiting days. I see you standing there. I see the big wheels. Never ending. On and on they go. I think I’m going home. I think I’m going to have to start again. It’s rather sad.  I’ve looked around. Can’t seem to find. Whatever’s always rolling. Big wheels turning. Baby I know. Turning, turning…

CONTENDER

To the heart

Bright star; I was steadfast as thou art. In lone splendor. Hung aloft the night. Watching with eternal lids apart. Like nature’s patient sleepless mite. The moving waters at their task. Pure ablution. Gazing on the new soft-fallen mask. 

No yet steadfast. Still unchangeable. Pillowed upon my fair love. To feel forever its soft fall and swell.  Awake forever in a sweet rest. Still to hear her tender breath. So, live to ever.

Weary am I. Sick of the staring crowd. Pining for wild sea places where the soul thinks aloud. 

Fled is the glamour of cities. I pine anew. The tint of blue. I have had my dance with Holly. 

Do I shirk the blame? I have sipped the so-called wine of life. Paid the price of shame. I know that I will find success. 

The rest for my spirit craves. Where the rainbows play in the flying spray. The keen salt kiss of the waves. Then it’s ho!  The plunging deck of a bark. The song of the crew. Never a thought of those we left. What we are going to do?  Heed the old ship. At last free.

Once in a lifetime, your life, you find someone who can turn your world around. You tell them things that you will never share with others. You share hopes for the future. You talk of dreams that will never come true. You speak of goals to achieve. You show appointments life has thrown at you. You cannot wait to tell them about the the wonderful happens.

(1) MIND OF TODAY

MIND OF TODAY

THE MIND

HELLO

Unused at the beginning.

Warm. Around the fire. Wrapped in the robes. The warrior. Protected. Ferocious winds. Under the shield of the gladiator. Standing in the darkness. This stagecraft. All is black. I cannot see. Your faces I need. Light. I want to see your eyes. Let my voice. Wash over your face.

A hundred thousand years.

Ago. People living. In bone white cities. Coming and going. On streets of silver. Talking. Future history. Then something. Very strong. Went. Wrong. And suddenly.

People gathered.

The hunting fires. Huddled in caves. Human. Round the warmth. The late night. Cities gone. Memories fading. Spending. Their lives. Gave their souls. Seeking. Each other’s company. Trying. Remember ancient history.

They connected.

They contacted. They need. Touch you. Reached. Out. Across the ages. And you.

Meanwhile.

Somewhere. The 20th century. A young girl. Plops down. The sofa. Pops. Open. A soda. Watching. You.

Likes to watch.

Talk. Likes to see. My TV. Watch them how they walk. Likes to hear what they say. Like a car. Fascination. Wonder how. They get. Shoes tied. Sit and stare. At the there.

Knows you.

Watch them. Strangers. Snipe. Error. Political. Crazy ones. Cool ones. All them looking. The direction. The need. Mystical. Magical. Uninterrupted. Contact.

Here I am.

Again inside. The darkness. All is black. I can see the future. Give me light. Just a little. Inside your future. A connection. What did you think? They would say. Would they fight? Clenched. Their teeth. Like today. Or. They walk and speak. Philosophers and thinkers. Amused. At each other. Insight. Relishing. The brain waves. Eager. Hungry. Got to have. They love. Communion. And. Let ours. Too great. Cease. Senseless. Struggle. It hurts.

It occurred.

At once. Love could. Be. Great illusion. That makes fools. Brilliant thinkers. Everyday. Turns hearts. Stone. Steel. To a place. They would feel. They are falling. Quickly. Is it? Surprise. That feel so overrun. All this time. You had. No one. Tell you. How love? Do you think? Unwise. Break yourself. This one. This time. Didn’t know. Love gets everything. Like a young picking flower. In the lawn. Every kiss and tear. Every smile and fear. Still. Finds the last. Gone. Surprise.

MIND READY AND HERE

I met her.

On a sunny morning. Hit me with a smile. Warmer than. The days of June. Then I knew. Had to be. Beautiful as a flower in bloom. The heat. Could not compare. To the passion. Times we shared. Out of the blue. Winds came. I’ll never be.

We were inseparable.

We spend. Everyday together. The time. That’s the way. I looked around. I lay. Staring. Because. Hurts too. For me to dream. Seems like something. You’re keeping me. I supposed. I want to know. I’m alive. You notice me. I’m the one. Stand side by side. You’re alive. Think of me.

You say.

I’m crazy. You’ve changed. Nothing. That move. You move. The same. I’d rather be. Alone. Let me live. You lay. I want. You back in my life. Conditional love. I thank God. You will always. Even though. That’s you. Have a place. My heart. Call out my name. I’ll be. Right there. You don’t have to. Cry.

Like an angel.

I’ll fly. To you. My arms. Wide open. No more. And wings. I’ll do. What? So. Now. Don’t be. Ashamed. How you feel. Take care. Fear. Inside. Open up. Your heart. What’s on your mind? Because you. Show me. Love with meaning. Deceiving. For you. Dedicated. That’s why. Celebrating. You’ll know.

The start.

It’s time. For us. Say goodbye. Until. We. Meet. Keep smiling. It’s been. So long. Your face. Yet. Soon. I’ll have. Embrace. Waiting. Life keeps. A float. My love. Growing and growing. You are lighting. I’ll be. Long time. Don’t mind. Rhythm. Deep. The earth. Keep waiting.

Clap.

Your hands. Make a smile. You hear me. Stay. Play. Long as you. Near me. Way to go. Straight. Love to hear. Your laughter. Without. A care. You are here. Together. Ever. After. Me. And you. Coming. Through. It’s what? We. Get. Together. Lay it down. Make it work. No matter what. The weather. We got. Lots of. Soul. Lots. Love. Without. Thought. Giving. Un. Selfish. You and me. All. The love. We’re. See. The light. Shine. Down. On. Feeling. Good. Knew I. Ever since. You set. Me free.

MIND WORKING

If I cross your mind.

Please. Let me. Cross it. Slowly. Stop. Reminisce. With you. For a while. Remember. All. The good things. Think of me. Happiness. There must. Million thoughts. Rushing. Through your mind. There’s one. Me love. Them.  Please stop. Just a little while. Treat it extra kind. When you think.  Hide my memory. You’re with someone. Make mine. Very special. You’re by yourself. Only a memory. Can one turn back the time? To lovely. Tender moments. That linger. In my mind.

Walk around. 

Circles. Peace. Little. Sleep. Can’t. Cool down. Unwind. What a feeling. Is a feeling. That’s you down deep. A man on my mind. Haven’t. Been so long. He’s always. On the go. Not the sticking. Round. Kind. I don’t care. Whatever. Happening. One thing. On my mind. Sometimes. I stand. Starring. In space. I talk. How I feel. Being there. Yet. I clearly see. I hold him. He’s quite real. Never thought. I could care. Anyone that much. How wrong. That tender touch. The whole world.

Silver. 

A rounder. A wicked reputation. Music. The magic. The madness. Rolled one. Said charmed. The fairest. Hearts of this world. Fairest maiden. Quick. Silver mercury. Slippery. A song. Winding. A river. Through a. Thirsty. World of strangers. Carving out. A legend. In a dream. Forsaken. Land. Took pleasures. Just as freely. Gave them cause. Hungry eyes. Weren’t quick enough. Flashing hands. Then once. Escaping. The world of silk. Shadows. Growing sicker. The secrets. The shame. The stumble. Onto something. Real. Beckoned. Like a candle. Never looking backwards.  Surrendered to the flame.

Hunger.

The surface. A darkened pool. Sadness. Pale. Reflection. A deeper need. Below. Mystery. Magic. The holy. Forms. Madness. Sacred. The ecstasy. That slumber. Your soul.  Moved instinctively. Soft defenses. Soon. Unfolding mysteries. Never seen before. Wakening. Ancient. The slip. Senses. Took it easy. The closing of a door. The touched secret fears. Hidden sorrows. Darker. Raven. Hair. Deeper. Eyes. Dared to. Try. To lead. To the sunlight. From the shadows. Following. The line. Between. Laughter. The lies. Left magic. With the legend. Abandoned. Love stripped. Naked illusion. It’s charms. Then one. Long night. Changing. Mind. Took kindly to a stranger. Morning. Found movement. The golden. Stranger’s arms.

Stared.

In silence. Tangled. Scene before. Time. Burning. Frozen. The ocean. Of the eyes. Sadly. Turning backwards. The donned. The shining. The mantle. Deception. Disguise. Slowly.  The patience. Born.  Silent. Desperation. The worked. The way. The darkness. Weaving through. Conscience. Chance. Sadder. Shadows of the love. The spell. The stronger. The softly smiling stranger. Whose star. Burning smaller. In the light of day. The wiser. The ready. The stranger who would steal love away.

Just let me catch my breath. I’ve heard. The promises. I’ve seen. The mistakes. I’ve had. Fair share. The tough. The breaks. I need.  The new voice. The new law. The new way. A new time. Reevaluation. Time to pick up. The new pieces.  The go back. The square one. The thinking. The time for a change.

There is something. 

I feel. Be something. Is real.  Feel the heat. Within the mind. Craft. New changes. With the eyes. Giving. Freely. Wandering. Promises. A place. Decisions. Fashions. I won’t. Waste. Another breath. Can feel. The waves. Coming on. Destroy or carry on. Fighting. The weight of the world. One can save. This time. Close the eyes. Find all you need. In the mind.

The unbroken spirit.

Obscured. Disquiet. Clearness this trial demands. At the end of this day. Sighs of an anxious relief. The fortune lies in his hands. There’s pensive fear. A wasted year. Must learn to cope. Obsession’s real. Suppression. That feeling must turn to hope. Life is. More assuring than love. There are answers. Voices above. Close eyes. Feel the water rise around. Drown the bead of time. Let the senses fall away. Can see much clearer now. Blindness. All is in the mind. Take the time.

WINNER

To the victor

In the beginning there is a living. A running around. A worker bee making sure it is perfect. A sitting on the old. A waiting in the routine. A stretch and a groan. An announcement of arrival. An epic. A roar of some. A giggle. A race down to the arms. A grin from ear to ear. A laugh from a crowd. A cease instead. An absence. An echo. A jovial way. A bow. A relationship. A trying to stay sane. A hazy fog. A juggle. A laugh. A tear. A pain. A fear. A disappearing. A flinch. A guidance. A silence.

The physicist has explained to me how every atom in my body arrived from a star. A star that blasted apart. The atoms in my head originated from a different sun. I can shine. I can go great.

Startled in the yard, I turned to the sound. The flower bed were my eyes was held by the swaying. It took a while for each to line up perfectly straight again. Only then could I return to stalking the butterflies.

My right hand was quick. Reach and pinch so soft. My thumb and index so skewered.

I was a kid. I was gentle. I was destroying. I saw across the creased face empathy. I was scolding. I placed one.

Under the sun it glowed. Under the moon, more glowing.

One way it is right. The same way it could be wrong. It could be now. It could be gone. It feels. It sees. It is the challenge life is meant to be.

Strong and steady. The breaths. The heartbeat. The clock. The raindrops. The achievements.
Take to the heart of gold. Hear the song. Cover in fantasy. Do no harm. Take to the victory waltz. I will break hearts. Take gaze to the promise. Have torn all apart.

A star fades in the heart. Laughed and rolled and rolled. Everything goes. Knew what’s wanted.

Time in history. This is victory. A victory worth.

What is needed? A feeling that can’t be lost. A feeling that can’t be explained. A feeling that pulls.

The best for all times. The beat for all times. The dream for all times. The winner for all times. The hero for all times. The champ for all times. The victor for all times. The winner.

                                                                                                                                                  The table is prepared. The colors are bright. This will be the first surprised of delight and fun. What a wonderful age. The cake is serving. Laughs as the candles are extinguish. Being carefree and happy. An anxious bang on the table. Anxious to move forward. They are precious and loved. They are cared for, spoiled, and revered. The pounding. The dream of parties and running and laughing. Then come the cling. Moving toward the end. Waking up with the sun, a tear fall. Wake up…

(1) VICTORY

VICTORY

FINISH LINE

Your life is starting. One minute at a time. Check the clock. Stand in line. Hibernate. Your life passed you by. Please stop living like you’re waiting. Keep up. Don’t get left behind. Don’t slip up. Chase that finish line. Want you believe. Drained. Your life deserves a meaning. Stitched. Souls trying to forget. We’re all lifetime debt. What a feeling. Built for success. Happiness. With an expire date. Keeping two eyes on that intangible finish line. In this race we’re all due to win.

Countless eyes are watching. In this our finest hour. It’s time to realize the dream. Who we really are? I will freeze this space and time. Rise to meet the call. Seize the moment. It’s mine. Through it all. Straight as the arrow’s flies. I will run towards the finish line. All the strength I’ve found. My feet won’t touch the ground. I will scale the heights. The wings of faith will carry me. I’ll go the distance. Just to reach the end. The arms I’m running. I’ll go the extra mile.

I know it won’t be easy. To make understanding. I take the glory. Put it in my hands. The light that makes me shine. The hero in my eyes. My aim is high. In the end I will be able to say I gave all. Me for the world to see. I would do it all again. Knowing it would be worthwhile. I will tear this place apart. I’ll cut the finish line. The race starts. How about going somewhere.

That don’t belong. I’ll make a scene. Play it out all right. It’s loud. I’m turning it up tonight. I’m not worried. Tomorrow’s pain. All left is one last sip. The cyclone of time. I should hold tight. I got to go. My dress is too good. Don’t let the record stop.

THE JERK

Fires of the lighthouse. Burning in the bay. Waters of the sound. Sleeping through the day. Ostrich of the night. Half buried in the sand. Nearer. Comes the man. Sickle in hand. Battles. In the back seat. Soap box. Car. Black-bolt lightning.  I don’t care.

Who are you?

Sounds of the guitar. Regard. Death. Where is thy sting? In the trails. Sunfish. Sails. Curve. Stitch. String? Black. Mass. Ghosts. Half-chewed. Hosts. Off. The Hen. Open coast. The saltwater. Spring. You arrive. Washed up. The tide. Alive. Normally. With consolation. Boots. Spanish inquisition. Eyes. Prancing. The stage. At advancing age. Offering. Stale. Set. Communion. The presbyters. Time? Cousins. The swing. Rabbits. The grass. Is it too much? To ask. Storm. To reproduce. The past? Stories. The ice. Boat wreck. Kept warm.

Sheltered.

The ocean.

Sing. Ivory. Floor. Rest. Brave. After. Ships straw. Short. Bricks. You’ll see. Exact. Door. Like. Victory is light. The morning. Corinthian headdress. On couches. Wake the moonlight. Like. Badgers. Midnight. To friends. Made in factories. You’ll know. To find. Best years. Behind. Barefooted. Pilgrims. Shrines. Youth. Blue. Circles. Permanence. Our joy. Electric. Concentric. Converging, Statues. The spring. You ought. Houses. Zero. The rain. More thought. To slumber. Black. Blankets. Hen. Teaspoon. Salt. The lap. Delaware. Shore. Remains. Words. Dissolve. Absence. Reverence. Mastodon. Wrap up. Shadow. Divided. Comfort. Family. Eternity.

Lost long ago.

Through the ages of time. One rule. Immortal. The guardians. The light. The bond. The stand. The side by side. The storm. The winds. The darkness. The world. The quest. The reclaim. The throne. Three. Brought. The warrior. The unknown. The united. The vanquish.  The earth. The rebirth. The conquering. The glory. The kingdom. The raise. Vain. The free. The red sky. The forged. The fire. The protectors. The man. The traveled. The path. The power. The land. The cold. The vengeance. The valley. The red sand. The restless. The ride. The depths. The triumph. The agony. The prevail. The strike. The defend. The believers. The march. The justice. The years. The terror. The pain. The marching onward.

THE EMOTION

To the world, it’s bigger and greater than myself. 

The distance. Yet. So much pressure. So many expectations. So many barriers. Challengers that came my way. I have nothing left to offer. Nothing but me. The road I chose is a lonely road. I travel by myself. Guided by the morning sun. My journey has just begun. Peaks and valleys overshadow. Hit promises for tomorrow. Still I take the chance. To go where no one else will.  Dare to go. All my heart and all my soul. I risk it all for me. To know. This is me. No one else. What you see. What you get. Through my joy. Through my pain.  Through all my regrets. Here am I. Nothing here is what it seems. It feels just like a dream. I can’t define what it means. Fighting through my challengers.  I was blinded but now I see what it takes to victory. Take me for me. As I am.  I do what I can. Nothing more or nothing less. I stare as man. Another side of the darkness fall. With every moment I give it my all. Never again. I will be remembering. The same. I changed. The twilight colors falling. The evening laying shadows. Hidden memories come. Stealing my mind. I feel my own. Heart beating out.

Simple joy of living.

I wonder. I was that kind. The wild road. I was rambling. Always out there. Calling. They said a hundred times. I should have. My present miracle. Is that you here beside me? So. I believe they were. Roads that I was meant to ride. A soldier getting over the war. A young man getting over crazy days. A bandit getting over lawless ways. Every day is. Better than before. There were nights. I don’t remember. There’s pain. I’ve forgotten. Things I choose. To recall. There are faces. Come to me. In the darkness. Secret memory. Faces. I wish would. Come back all. My dreams. Parade of lovers. From the other. Times and places. There’s not one. That matter now. Matter to who? I’m just. Thank -full. The journey. From the corners of the world. The bravest and the best. Writing their names in history. To face the final test. With one purpose and the one aim. To give their souls and bodies. The challenge of the game. The reach out to other. Make all a -ware. Celebrate the brotherhood. The struggles that’s shared.

The truth of what one stand is; will endure when we are gone just as long as people dare to dream.

I’ve survived the battles.

And that. The spoils of victory. Me. Oh. Hey. Yea. I Thank You. Looking back. I started. A lot of sun. A lot of rain. I had joy. Broke some hearts. Now that. Does mean a thing. I’m living. The joy and laughter. I’m learning. Before and after. All in all. It’s been cool. His grace. It brought me through. I’m so happy. Being me. I’m regretting. To busy living. Life giving love. Freely. Stop looking. Back for the be -ginning. Those broken dreams. That went down. Stream. We grow. We live. We know. Things were meant to be. Everything. You’ve been through. Designed. Blessed. That’s why. Gives one memory.

To lead. To the victory. Happy loving me. Hidden treasures. I’m enjoying. Pleasure. We Could. Never replace love. The sun light leads. To a place. The moon light keeps. In his grace. No one else. I would rather. I’m.

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