The Bully barks in orange glow Stuns the weak ones row on row His politics are of a piece He burps up sheep and dabs with fleece The Bubble’s head turns right or left Dependent on the donors’ heft Her policies perch on a vane And all her answers, Puddentaine For the Ballot fair and … Continue reading Ballot ’16
Chorus: Well now here you are, where the years fade away with a whisper And the people you loved, oh the people you loved they fade away too And you, standing at the window with a cup of tea, making a silly face, that would have made them smile It’s so you The laughter comes … Continue reading It’s So You (Breaking Wave)
On its face at first blush It’s just crazy enough If it were a lark it would fly To be howling within Round a ravenous sin While the face is a whitewashed lie * On its face at first blush It's not something you touch It’s that one thing you taste with your eye It’s … Continue reading An Explanation?
* I’m dead, but needn’t say so so sleight the hand sleight of hand sleight of His most grievous hand eyes that meet mine never know * Pry the purpose out Is that a Clock? No, that’s a Cross. Yes, that’s a Clock. Sweet wave of Christ wash over me, these sad sack bones, this … Continue reading That Mood Again
Children's Song The Word, the Word is very near in my mouth and in my ear in my heart and in my soul I love Jesus that's the way I roll Jesus said if you hear my voice Father's given you a choice you can be good or you can be bad make Jesus happy … Continue reading The Word, the Word
Let your yes be yes Let your no be no Anything more than this Is danger to your soul Will His guiding light Go dim as shadows grow Oh will he abandon us? No and no and no Speak His name in Truth And you will be blessed Is God one person in a Trinity? … Continue reading Let Your Yes Be Yes
Saw a show last night on PBS Why I had it on is anyone’s guess Said this world is not what it seems You ‘n me are made out of the stuff of dreams Itty bitty bits that no eye can see Twitchin’ like Elvis on a weekend spree Peeped over his specs ‘n said … Continue reading Why Are We Wet?
1 Should I peek around the corner? Does that convey? Ratchet the neck bones up to a hole in the brimming dark and with what I have for eyes now blistered over summon in pantomime the blinding awe? 2 How can I pitch you this idea? This terra infirma of the Solid Rock The there … Continue reading Two More In A Mood
1 So long, goodbye Adios Final call For the Final Coast I'm expected Rest assured What’s in doubt Is the Temperature A room is ready Built by me In alarming Specificity Who loves me In aggregate? On balance, I’m unconfident 2 A shadow fell When I was young And as I grew It grew a … Continue reading Two Poems In A Mood
Woke up feeling lost at sea Dreamt i saw Him walking ‘cross a cup of tea Woke up a feeling in a missing limb Father Mother side by side What’s between but a tide That carries back and forth that missing limb Brother Rob and Brother Ed Locked our shadow in the family shed But … Continue reading Song About The Family Sin