The Way Things Are

Is it only a coincidence that animals need oxygen and plants need carbon dioxide, and that each gives what the other requires?

Constant Change

By the hands on a clock The time of day appears to change Different by the minute Beckoning the seconds to tick away Here we go ’round again Will the changes ever end Or will they stay the same As they’ve always been Changing. Changing. Changing into things we’d like …

Lights

Stars of white Flickering bright Angels to guide our way They give us sight In a darkened night And sometimes take our breath away They help us on our journeys Turn on when we are home Save us from the demons While we’re sleeping alone Together and apart They share …

Slipping Away

Time and again we find ourselves Slipping into something real Letting go of imagination Losing the creative feel We tangle on the red tape And we lose control We gamble our hearts and minds And we sell our souls — Stumbling around From day to day — We trip and …

Give Me Something to Sing About

Give me something to write about Give me something to sing Been racking my heart and my head all day long And I just can’t find anything I’m tired of singing of broken hearts Or the woman I had last night I’m fed up with singing about The world’s constant …

The Vehicle

A body walks the earth Aimlessly Naive of the things That it sees Missing the single element That separates the beings — The ability to share with others The songs it wishes to sing Mind in matter Helping the other to grow Mind using matter To learn the things it …

Method to the Madness

Simplicity beyond expression Ideas beyond control Foresight into the master plan Which not even you can know So no one can understand Hoping it will come together Praying it will all work out Putting to work the master plan Using the easiest route Doing the best that you can For …

Empty Streets

Dust-covered dirt Rolling tumbleweeds Shadows of unlawful deeds Lonely winds fill The hollow days Showing how the earth decays At one time people filled These empty streets They never knew who they might meet But as time went by They disappeared Along with the outlaws that they feared Empty streets …