Sunday, July 26, 2015

Country Songs

You can judge a country song “epic”,
When the steel guitar strings scream…
The tune becomes one with your body;
You have lived what the lyrics mean.

“Today was Angie’s Birthday,
I guess it slipped your mind” *…
Sorry Angie, but life happens,
Merle knows that life’s unkind.

Yet some songs can deliver you,
To a cabin in the wood…
Where blue smoke from the chimney
Signals life is sweet and good.

*“ Holding Things Together” Merle Haggard

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Majestic Erosion

A watch, a cliff, the moon and I,
Each have a unique face…
We are specks upon a larger speck,
Still invisible from space.

My lifespan is unmeasurable,
Too small since time began…
I, with the oceans and mountains,
Break down to air and sand. 

I am the mountain, the ocean
The stormy clouds unfurled…
The rain, the sunrise, beating heart,
I'm nothing, yet I am the world.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Waiting in Vain

“Gene”, she said, “I’m here for you”.
She promised to wait forever…
Years passed and her life eroded,
His ETA, was obviously, never.

Still she had convinced herself,
He would re-enter her life…
Not knowing he celebrated
Year after year, with his loving wife.