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Forever

Forever it seems I struggle
day in day out fight
Around me is so much trouble
a darkness blocking my light

There once was a time I trusted
felt this life was so sweet
knowing some things will get busted
knocking us off of our feet

I’ve watched the kindness of many
who pick up the pieces that fall
building the world together
they let in the light to us all

But then there’s the greedy & haters
deceiving and cheating the sad
if stronger did really mean better
if smarter meant good and not bad

Thru all this pain and jealousy, there can be love and honestly
All I ever cared most for, was a smile in an open door.

Don’t let hate’s river wash you down, don’t let fear turn you around
Don’t let greed’s fire burn too hot, don’t forget battles that were fought

Forever it seems we struggle
day in day out fight
Around us is so much trouble
A darkness blocking our light

Together in separate dreams
we all share this life so sweet
knowing things sometimes get busted
knocking us off of our feet

Join in the kindness of many
who pick up the pieces that fall
Don’t foolishly think you are winning 
By hiding behind some high wall

But then there’s the greedy and haters
deceiving and cheating the sad
if stronger did really mean better
if smarter meant good and not bad

Thru all this pain and jealousy, there can be love and honestly
All I ever cared most for, was a smile in an open door.

Don’t let hate’s river wash you down, don’t let fear turn you around
Don’t let greed’s fire burn too hot, don’t forget battles that were fought

JMD 4-19-2019

Future’s Child

I am Future’s Child, Every Second
I am born
Each Eternal Moment ~ In Event Horizon Torn

I am Future’s Child, Every Lifetime 
Lightning’s Flash
Each Eternal Moment ~ Mighty Atom’s Orbits Crash

Speak in Loving Whispers, Every tear drop 
On our face
Each Eternal Moment ~ In Compassionate Embrace

I am Future’s Child, Forever Loving
I am born
Each to one another ~ Often Pain by piercing Thorn

I am Future’s Child, Unforgiving 
Destiny
Each Eternal Moment ~ Offer Love’s Humanity

Speaking in Soft Whispers
Angel’s Lead us to the Light
Each Eternal Moment ~ In Eternal Day and Night

JMD ~ 3-25-2019

Liliac’s Night

They came on a full moon

Bright as the day

They’re nothing but kids

I heard people say

Little they knew

Their world had just changed

Those who deny

Are only deranged

Welcome a new Dawn

You’ve slept as they play

Their stage is the night

They avoid light of day

Run if you can

Stay if you dare

For none can resist

 A Liliac’s snare

You’ll Listen you’ll hear

Eternal Rock’s Might

You’re now theirs forever

Caus’ their music’s their bite!  JMD 2-23-19

Say What?

Most can hear, but few listen
Many speak, mere pointless groans
Some lose Hope, Lost forgotten
Bank of Time, makes no loans

What would you say to every ear
turned heads looking all your way
offer kindness love, or hate & fear?
to some a question, some clear as day

Thanks to all for giving time
growing close in unity
there isn’t many in that line
sad nature of humanity

Guitundrum

Playing guitar so much it makes me feel so good it hurts so much so I keep

playing guitar so much it makes me feel so good it hurts so much so I keep

playing guitar so much it makes me feel so good it hurts so much so I keep

playing guitar so much it makes me feel so good it hurts so much so I keep

playing guitar….

By The Blues

By The Blues

Talking with my fret board, so many ways to say
All the hurt and pain of life, with us every day
Bringing home the money, tryin to get by
Smile hiding pain but, all the breaking hearts still cry

All it takes is seeing all, the suffering that’s around
Is most caused by you and me, to that fate are we bound
If you were the president, or king or priest or clown
could you ask forgiveness, speak truth or be profound

Don’t need to be no blind man, Don’t need to be abused
Don’t need to be a prisoner , To be stricken by the blues

Anger is a warning that, not all of life is fair
Some steal and hate and complicate, pretending that they care
Just remember inside all of us, is one remaining dream
All hope for love for better life, is working as a team

So listen is your self-talk, warm n soft or hard n cold
We are the change we all need, so I have been told
What else do you want, me to say what can I do
The music deep inside of me is just as much in you

Don’t need to be no blind man, Don’t need to be abused
Don’t need to be a prisoner , To be stricken by the blues

JMD 5-12-17

 
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Voices Inside

when you’re alone, is there a time
when you are feeling you’re out of your mind
don’t be afraid friend, someday you’ll know
voices inside of your head come and go

sometimes they’ll warn you of things that are wrong
or maybe they’ll tell you where you belong
ask them a question, they never reply
because they’re your own mind asking you why

why do you punish yourself when you see
that you’re only human, perfection can’t be
mistakes teach a lesson but don’t make you learn
you’re your own teacher, no one’s concern

Oh, they might make faces or laugh while they talk
but run your own life and let them all walk
if you meet special friends on the way
respect and enjoy them don’t force them to stay

choices in life are harder to make
if you confuse the real from the fake
decide for yourself, relax and you’ll find
in time you will see, you are in your right mind.

March 1983

Dream Too True

Once in a dream, was it real? did it seem
like a merry-go-round at the fair.
The merry-go-round sings as it swings,
and won’t stop for you, time doesn’t care.

Blessed with a girl and a ring, same old thing,
only this time no love could compare.
The ring, in the dream, at the fair makes me think
of the golden light shown in her hair.

Beauty untold, a delight to behold, and to
kiss and to touch and to share.
Could only I see through the greed hid in me,
by the lust of old jealousy’s stare.

This maiden of life might well be my wife,
had the knife of all envy been spared.
Reality’s ride heeds neither one’s side,
as it spins round and round down life’s stair.

I never did want such a dream to awake,
much less drop the gold ring at the fair.
The love for this girl , yet the same, I’m to blame,
and the tears through the years as still there.

The merry-go-round sings as it swings,
and won’t stop for you, time doesn’t care.
Once in a dream, was it real? did it seem
Life’s a merry-go-round at the fair.

July 1980

Fate Line

Confident experienced, yet sittin’ home alone
Friday Blues, what’s ta lose,
try the telephone.

Dial 1, just for fun, the classified menu
A simple fee, no loves for free,
there’s someone just for you.

Date-line Fate-line, faceless fantasy
just your number and your name,
your dreams of ecstasy

Date-line Fate-line, 50 words or less.
Who could tell, you’ve hid so well,
the voice of lonliness?

Confident, experienced,
still reachin’ for the phone.
Lay your heart out on the line
In the Twilight Zone.

JMD 8/16/87

Courage To Ride

You flashed your smile, cow slippers and all
I instantly joined you, we walked down the hall

Friendship, sincerity, simple and pure
Together we hoped, we prayed for the cure

Celebrating life, sharing your dream
We danced, laughed and played, in cake and icing

Blessed with a beauty inside of your soul
Giving your love, was your only goal

Strength and endurance, as not before shown
You sat tall in the saddle, to face the unknown

Proudly commanding, riding your best
Recognized by all as “Our Special Guest”

Honored today by God’s gentle touch
We want you to know that we love you so much

You gave us all memories we’ll cherish inside
That the Rodeo of life takes “Courage To Ride”

6/26/1996

In loving memory of Gertie, my “Cowgirl”.