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That Which Binds (inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)


Love is the cement
which forever binds.

Love is mercy.
Love is forgiveness.
Love is kind.

Love does not boast
about things
we have done.

Love shall last
far past
the ending of our sun.

Love is more
than
candlelight dinners,
and wedding rings,
for love endures
all things.

Love is the balm
that heals
the wounded heart,
and replaces pride.
Patience
always walks
at loves side.

Love gives
all there
is to give,
and with love
one will
gladly die
so
another one
might live.

Tolerance


Always speak words of kindness,
and sing out songs of love.
Build a nest in your back yard
for a snow white dove.

Quench the flames of hatred.
Stomp out bigotry beneath your feet.
Give a budding olive branch
to everyone you meet.

Love all peoples as your neighbor.
Treat everyone as your friend.
Carry high the torch of peace
until intolerance comes to an end.

Lift up high the burning candle
so that everyone may see
that hope still lives in this world,
and that one day we’ll all be free.

Color Blind


Red and yellow,
black and white,
we appear
all the same
in the deep
watches of the night.

The only differences then
that we can truly find,
are within the cupboards
and the closets
of our twisted, distorted mind.

Would not the world
be a far better place,
if we had all been born
color blind?

Tomorrow’s Dream


Stone cold and gray the newborn day,
and children have no place to play.
No parks no fields of green.
No bubbling brook, no fish filled stream.

All that is left is brick and glass,
and dreary, dark, smoke filled sky.
No wonder children just stand and cry.
In their minds, do they wonder why?

This is our legacy of greed,
our all, consuming need,
to rape and pillage our mother earth,
to take from her anything of worth.

There are no growing trees.
No place for children to swing up high.
No singing birds fill the morning sky.
No wonder, children just stand and cry.
In their minds do they wonder why?

We do not see this, as we sleep,
in our graves, so cold and deep.
We do not see the smoke filled sky.
We do not hear our children cry.

But this matters not, for they too shall die,
and all that will be left is brick and glass,
and dreary, dark, smoke filled sky.
No wonder the children, just stand and cry.
In their minds, do they wonder why?

Witness


Eye of the tiger.
Eye of the lion.
Eye of the dreamer.
Which one beholds?
Which on holds?
Which one sees
a child’s tears?

Ear of the mouse.
Ear of the elephant.
Ear of the warrior.
Which one listens
as the wind
creeps across the veldt?

Wings of the eagle.
Wings of the dove.
Wings of the chicken.
Which wings fly the highest?
Does it really matter?

Kiss of the lover.
Kiss of the rapist.
Kiss of the child.
Which one is the sweetest?

Foggy Night, Raindrops on the Window


Foggy night, raindrops on the window
candlelight, fire burning low,
here’s to our love of yesterday,
and to our dreams of tomorrow.

Baby I just don’t want to go
into the foggy night,
raindrops on the window.

Thank you for the glass of wine
and thank you for talking
about the good old times,
But baby
I just don’t want to go
out into that foggy night,
raindrops on the window.

You look so good, in the candle glow.
I just wanted to see
if you were still doing fine.
I’m sorry I took up
so much of your time,
But baby, I just don’t want to go
into that foggy night,
raindrops on the window.

Foggy night, raindrops on the window,
candlelight, fire burning low,
here’s to our love of yesterday
and to our dreams of tomorrow.

Baby I just don’t want to go
into the foggy night,
raindrops on the window.

In the Deep of Night


In the deep of night
I had a dream,
and in my dream
a rushing wind
did strip me
from my bed,
and took me
beyond time and space,
and I hovered
over an unknown place,
over a village green
where children danced,
and laughter rang,
filling the air
with great delight,
and the old
unbent by years,
played the oboe,
and violin.

Below me,
to my surprise
lions frolicked
amidst flocks of sheep,
and great serpents
rocked babies
in their bed,
until they fell asleep.

There were no
fields of bitter stone
to mark places
of the dead.

I heard no
echo of roaring guns,
no blast
of falling bombs,
and I felt
that war must
be unknown
in this quiet
peaceful land.

A cry of death
came to my dream,
stirring me
from my repose.
Filled with fear
I quick arose,
and from my window
I looked out
upon the fields
of war.

Melancholy Blue


Oh how I remember
sharing sweet kisses
with you in the dark,
our moonlight rides in Stanly Park,
a glittering ball room New Year’s Eve,
the feeling of your soft body
as it gently swayed,
pressing tight
as the enchanting music played.
But now I must learn
to live in a world without you,
melancholy blue.

Laughing, holding hands
we left our footstep
deep in the shining sands
of English Bay
as we tried to
keep ourselves dry
from the rushing inward
of the tide.
But I let you slip away
because of my
foolish, foolish pride.
Now I must learn
to live in a world without you,
melancholy blue.

Perhaps
we were far too young,
to make,
such fantastic schemes,
Perhaps we
should never have listened
or believed
in the words
of the love songs
that were sung,
At least
that’s the way it seems
now that
we have come
to the very end
of our dreams,
melancholy blue.

We grew bitter,
grew old
before our time.
You went your way,
and I went mine,
rushing after
impossible dreams,
and using up our time,
chasing rainbows,
but never finding
that pot of gold,
only finding
a world that
had grown cold.
Now I must
learn to live
in a world without you,
melancholy blue.

Storm Rising


A rushing rumble
like rapids,
like a river in full flood,
stampedes into my dreams,
and steals me
from my sleep.

I rise like a lightning bolt
race to windows dark,
pull back purple drapes,
and look out
into a midnight storm,
rising to the fullness
of its deep.

The wind trumpets
in the glory of its pride,
roars like a lion
at its kill.

My breath catches,
my heart thunders
within my breast,
as if it no longer
belongs to me,
but as if it is
some strange part
of a wild, savage beast.

I tremble, and like a thief
brought before the law
I surrender
to the storms all-consuming thrill.

Caught by this mighty muse,
deafened by her keening wind,
I begin understand her need
for destruction,
and in that moment
I hunger in my soul,
to go where she goes
until the beauty of this wild ride
comes to the fullness of its end.

Down to a Sunless Sea


Upon the day the world began,
God did decree in his master plan
that there must be peace for every man,
and that all peoples should be free.

But now we are bound with chains
of fear, of death, of loss and pain,
and we believe there is nothing left to gain,
and our songs are filled with a sad refrain,
and we struggle, we strain, we cry out in shame
as we try to reclaim our holy perfect name.

Mankind has gone so far astray
that we can no longer find our way.
Is it because of the darkness in our day?

We now stand trembling upon a precipice
staring down into a dark, bottomless abyss.
Is mankind intended to really end like this?

We have tumbled down from Olympian heights
into the stony crevasse of an endless night.
We have strayed far from the golden halls
and are now lost between empty canyon walls.

A canyon where no moonlight falls.
Where a perilous narrow path winds
between cracked, haunting obsidian walls,
down to the shores of a sunless sea

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