Poetry
1998

1998

GRAIN OF SAND

 

If but one particle of sand clung to my body

Could I brush it off without a thought,

While the Sun still warmed my skin?

 

Hours later, mind at ease,
The earth turning from the sun-

Could it be the Light still burns

Though here, the darknss overcomes?

 

Lands apart, you hold my heart.

I sleep the dark, as the sun awakes your dream.

Rising again, it’s your turn for light

But in my dreams it’s just as bright.

 

On this distant beach, you’re out of reach

To the narrow sheep-like mind.

But as soon as I wake, a world away

A grain of sand in my bed I find.

 

If this serves only to make me smile

That somehow I’ve been with you awhile.

The sands of time are not confined

To the hourglass but to our world they bind.

 

In this next light, my waking day

To the waterside I’ll make my way.
As in my dreams we’ve walked the ocean floor,

On this beach I’ll find your grain of sand,

That in search of me has washed ashore.

 

Jan 27 1998

 

 

 

 

WAIT ON BLUES

 

Blue            But not for you

Sad            But not for me

You            I might be waitin on you

Wait            Wait and see

 

How long it takes the world to bring you back

How long it takes the world to bring you back

Back to me

 

Passing all the time in between the you and me

I’ve been stumbling cross the line of night and day

Night that waits and wonders with me, for so long

Darkness staring all the while back at me.

 

So long it takes the world to bring you back

So long it takes the world to bring you back

Back to me.

 

Wait            A little longer

Fate            Keeps on messing with my ming

Building up all these expectations

Wondering if you wonder how long too.

 

How long it takes the world to bring you back

How long it takes the world to bring you back

Back to me

So long

So long

 

 

March 1998

ALMOST GONE

 

How does the sky know when to rain

When I’m just trying to carry on and get along?

Every time on the day after you’ve gone.

 

Left me standing all alone

Like there was no room for goodbyes.

I must have been mistaken bout you babe

Beats the hell outta me why.

I’m running but my feet don’t hit the ground
I’d run the longest road to you

And yes it seems the one you’ve wandered down.

 

There’s a lake that has no water

You got me standing on the shore

And all it can do is rain

And I can’t take it no more.


If this road to you would ever end

Would you still be outta sight

Oh don’t leave me standing here  with expectations.

With only midnight rain to wash my soul through the night.

 

 

HOODOO’S HAPPENIN’

 

Wondering who’s

Been walking through

This old town

Sun going down.

 

Don’t you think you better tell me now

Who’s been walking between me and you

You know who

You know who

 

Hoodoo’s happenin’ now

Who do you love

Who do you love

 

Bleeding sun lights the western sky

Blood red glow

In her eyes

In her eyes

 

Got to tell you babe, there’s something in the air

I know that she can’t do the things I can do

Things I can do

To you

 

Hoodoo’s happenin’ now

Who do you love

Who do you love

 

April 13 1998

 

 

 

 

THE MOMENT

 

You filled the moment as if now there would only ever be you.

On my mind, in the air, to all oblivion.

Strange pleasure I wanted to absorb,

To draw within me all energies around me that reminded me of you.

To cascade down the stream of memories the moment has unstopped.

Restless I paced as though at the next turn you might appear.

Thoughts of time  spent near to you slowly wove themselves into the fabric of each now.

Endless, this passage of time was becoming one past new, the other a rebirth of your presence previously known to be close to my body.

So strong this air of you surrounded me, I could imagine time catching up to itself as thought the door had been left a sliver ajar.

NO longer hungry, I sat down mid-evening to relive our memories and my heart created such an ache from poor mind’s thoughts, my skin wanted to rush me to your side that we might once again melt together.

My eyes wanted to bring forth water that I might walk upon if ever I could be  again at your side.

I could call you and past he ache into the release of your voice.

But sweet grasp upon my soul I thought I’d wallow and savor such anguish!

Saving up all such memories, reliving each again, and again, in layers, each time we’ve been apart.

And should we ever meet again, I would be but an unblinking, naked emotion before you.

To call you now! To end the shivers through my body from the caress of every memory of you stroking my consciousness. So revealing these pains can only point to love.

Yet how nearly impossible to feel this love as impossible to call without your number!

The phone then sinks into my arms, such an oversight!

Yet you don’t not leave my room, memories keep treading softly upon  my body.

Eyes closed, yet sill I see your face. Skin reaching out seeking your energy.

 If you should stand in front of me now, my eyes still closed in haunting memory, I would surely feel the touch of your shadow upon me.

 

April 21 1998

 

 

Song of No Words

 

 

Love of great love

This song of no words

To whom my song shall I sing?

As not one but two loves

This urge for song

To my heart they both do bring.

 

Love for each when our eyes do meet

Not in silence, but in song.

Into the temple of each my eyes do reach

Where with love our souls sing long.

 

Suren both of them

Their ears would listen

To hear the voice that does not pass upon my lips...

But of both who hear my soul's breath so near,

Whose heart and harmony to my song would reappear?

 

May 4 1998

MIDNIGHT RAIN

 

Walk, don’t run to me

Cox I’d rather sit here feeling sorry for me

Got to think of something clever to say

Don’t close your eyes, keep them  talking to me.

 

Midnight rain

Standing out there with you

Can you feel it too

Between me and you

Midnight rain

 

In between the times we’ve met I’ve been trying to forget that I’ve been trying to forget about you

Instead I can’t remember anything but every little thing about you

Gonna take a long time when I lay you down

I think I like it, face to face, you standing before me now.

 

In midnight rain

Standing out there with you

Can you feel it too

Me and you

Between me and you

Pouring down love

 

Let it rain

Between me and you

It’s been pouring down love

Love

 

Repeat chorus

 

 

May 5 1998

 

TREMORS

 

If my darkness steals you light away again don't let go

You, you alone reach inside of me scare and claim my soul

Where you've gone inside of me,

I've never been it's just no place to be.

 

You've been seeing things that I don't know about me

Seeing things that scare me so about me

And I don't wanna know

 

Little tremors of love for you....

 

I know you've been wondering why it is that I run away

It's just that you scare the hell out of me

I guess, I guess I'll let you in

Just because you've been, so long inside already.

 

Seeing things that I don't know about me

Seeing things that scare me so about me

I guess I wanted to know

Somewhere, somehow, someway,

I knew you'd let me know

 

All they are, these little tremors, are love for you.

Little tremors of love for you.

 

May 12, 1998

 

 

COME WITH ME

 

Why does the sunrise remind me of yesterday

Should be thinkin' about all of those tomorrows

They just can't live in my head no more.

Walk a little farther down the road now baby

Who said our time would never be comin' down

Crossroads or fork in the road, I'm ready

Broken glass can't even cut me now.

 

Time keeps on creepin along

No matter how far we go, baby

It's an open road

Why don't you come with me.

 

Time doesn't wait for love

Got it bad and that might be good.

We never know how much time we got

So stop standing there without it,

Grinning like a halfwit.

 

Time keeps on creepin along

No matter how far we go, baby

It's a long, open road

And I'm wondering if you will come with me

 

It's not about you

It's just about what you keep letting go.....

 

Time keeps on creepin along

No matter how far we go, baby

It's a long, open road

And I'm wondering if you will come with me

Come with me

 

 

May 29, 1998

 

 

 

TO THE ONE WHO WILL HEAR

 

Love of great love

This song of no words

To whom my song shall I sing?

As not one but two loves

This urge for song

To my heart they both do bring.

 

Love for each when our eyes do meet

No in silence but in song.

Into the temple of each, my eyes do reach

Where with love our souls sing long.

 

But why not longer still

At my side will fate allow for

Either one to stay?

And why not shorter

Cannot time keep the seconds

Where they both stray so long away?

 

Suren both of them

Their ears would listen

To hear the voice that does not pass upon my lips

But only one will hear my soul breathe so near

Cannot the angels make him reappear?

 

May 4 1998

 

 

 

 

TOUCH ME

 

Do you know what you’ve given to me

You never needed to say a word

Can you give just a little more to me

You don’t have to speak just look at me and I’ll receive.

 

Your touch can give what words just can’t say

Touch me

 

If I’m on your mind, you’re walking through mine

Spend some time and reach out for me, I’m here now

Free you soul,  come walk with me down that road

Your don’t have to speak just look at me and I’ll receive

 

Your touch can give what words just can’t say

Touch me

Touch me

 

Lately you’ve been feeling a lot like sand slipping through my hands

Don’t know what to do, seems I losing you

Give me something to believe in, something to hold onto

You don’t have to speak, just look at me and I’ll receive.

 

Your touch can give what words just can’t say....

 

 

June 2, 1998

 

 

Displacement

 

 

Lost underground,

Disemboweled from beneath your skin

Ice crystals caress your heart in caverns of your own fear.

Confused, with ear to the ground I listen...

For your heartbeat, displaced-

Quivering whispers of love in its final throes...if only I could hear.

 

June 9, 1998 CS

What I Can't Have

 

Hey you with those eyes

Here to hypnotize me

We've got to something to say

But we'll both probably just walk away.

 

But you should be with me

You could be with me.

 

Crossing paths at the wrong time

Makes it hard to make you mine

Love in disguise burns between our eyes

Fire from another time another place

 

Where you could be with me

You should be with me

 

I'm crazy for the one I can't have

Something makes me crazy for the ones I can't have                        (Chorus)

If he live far away, and I'm living here but he can't stay,

Then I'm a fool for you, fool for you babe.

 

Still see you in my mind, standing there

Still sweet the memory you and me.

So much for destiny to carry us away

Gonna have to, gonna have to find you again.

 

Chorus

 

July 1998

 

 

 

Tales of Love

 

And if I could I would be, the woman

One day I will be

I just thought that you might be, who you’re gonna be one day

Right now she said through her tears washing him away.

 

There’s something love wants you to know.

Something love cries out.

 

And all I can do is tell their tale of love

Tell these tales of love

Lost and found and kept

Locked somewhere in time.

 

Oh my god how could it be seven months, five days

Since he went away, she cried as she let him go

Halfway around the world, he was wondering about her,

I think I love her he said, but I might as well forget about her she can’t be thinking bout me anyway

 

But there’s something love wants you to know

Something love cries out.

 

All I can do is tell their tales of love

Tell these tales of love

Lost and found and kept

Locked somewhere in time

 

If someone could answer me I would ask them

What does it take to believe- in love.

First they laughed then they cried, it was so simple

Just tell the truth, tell how you feel

 

It’s something love wants you to know, It’s what love’s been crying out.

 

All I can do is tell their tales of love

Tell these tales of love

Lost and found and kept

Locked somewhere in time.

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