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Everyone’s Sin

A lifeless legend leaves
Behind a legacy of magic
A relative unknown grieves
For a scene so tragic

The rules don’t bend
For a twist of fate
The world won’t end
Because of your hate

Warning sounds abound
Hazardous to your health
Listen to the sound
Of government stealth

The truth be told
Over a long time ago
The country’s been sold
To people we don’t know

The wind turned to dust
Tawny sun began to rust
Look for me at first light
Meet me in a dream tonight

 

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Second Thoughts

Beyond the old oak tree
Along a crumbling rock wall
A moment of deja vu
Suddenly came over you

Sit silently a spell
Listen to the sounds of Summer
In the wind are stories to tell
Of empires that rose and fell

Specters of another time
Revelry is a victimless crime
All that I see
Was meant to be

On your feet again
Wandering the west woods
Carrying all your worldly goods
Each step relieves your pain

You come to a fork in the road
Try to unlock the hidden code
While lightening your load
Your stamina has begun to erode

Unexpectedly your plan went awry
You went right instead of left
Earth’s gravity I do defy
A hasty decision now your bereft

In the gathering darkness
You finally arrive
With unquestioning devotion
You drink my magic potion

Looking back
Over your shoulder
Let’s get together
Before we get much older

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Right Now

Someone died today

Perhaps you knew of them

More than likely not

Under a blue sky you forgot

Time is so fleeting

Respect every meeting

This just might be

The last chance you’ll ever see

Take a moment of silence

Someone brake the ice

No need for violence

Waging peace is my vice

You spend a lifetime

Making up your mind

And deciding what to do

There’s no time to rewind

So step inside

To meet your maker

He’s been waiting

To greet your takerImage 

 

 

Maybe Tomorrow

Remember tonight

For it’s the start of forever

Forget your past plight

Show me your sweet delight

All I intended to be

Is all you wanted to see

When my final story is told

I need to be free

Along the river of no return

There are no bridges to burn

All that glitters is gold

It’s not your concern

My thoughts are with you

In all that you do

Our future’s on the wind

The past was all you knew

Today has come and gone

Will tomorrow ever arrive

Somewhere yesterday is still alive

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Still Life Stories

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Chasing rainbows in your mind

We should spend our days doing both

Or should we lend the way you see

What’s fractured and frayed

To others who are cracked and dismayed

Could you change it all or

At least control the process

Frequently behind it all

Follow the yellow brick road

Yet you will not find the wizard

However you may see the eye

That stares jealous with envy

Into your soul magic will creep

Sometimes an old lady will weep

If she is left alone with her thoughts

So tell her stories of days gone by

And give her things that can’t be bought

Soon you will share in the glory 

Of spending your days star gazing

Should you choose the still life

Forgotten Fury

Loud and Clear

Is the signal

Have no fear

It’s telling you the truth

Listen closely and you will uncover

The reason you’ve been waiting all these years

There are strange rumors about

You are a whisper away

Unfolding in the leaves

You discover you are a sleuth

Deny no more the moss

And the forgotten feelings

You have just uncovered

Indeed they tale a tale

You thought you already heard

However sometimes it needs

To be told over and over again

So you learn the lesson

You should have been taught 

By a falcon of fury

Looking over your shoulder

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Mystery of Memories

I may be the last in line
Yet I am the first to see the sign
High above it’s tangled in the fray
It says we’re going the wrong way
I’ve got the new directions
Follow me I offer no objections
Here in my heart I give no concessions
Surrounded by the sadness of strangers
I feel the pulse of the world
And sense all of its dangers
When life gets in the way
You cross the railroad tracks
To walk along the river
Was it a black cat
That caught your eye
Slippery steps lead into the cauldron
So follow me now
Will Lady Luck light your way
Or will the devil lead you astray
Ancient memories and old identities
Are unforgiving
The mystery of the undead will continue to fascinate the living
Some who still live in scandal and myth
Question the memories that remain
Frozen in the forest of your mind
A drowned man’s shadow
Appears in a teardrop factory
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Bursting Magnificence

Settle in for the seance

Open up your eyes

Get ready for another world

Back lit by the sky

Remove your expectations

Exceed another dimension

Revel in nightly pursuits

Walk silently through the crowd

Anticipate the applause

Are you a rebel or the cause?

Dismiss dissension

With a cheerful disposition

Ride your own wave length

Determination is withheld

Withdrawn is your style

Walk with me and tell me your story

Somewhere on the wind

Your wave will arrive

Catch it if you can

Burst upon the scene

With magnificence in betweenImage

 

Smile of the Dawn

Shifting shafts of light
Swallow the morning yawn
Islands of memories
Swim out to meet the dawn
Dregs of dreams smirk
As you try to recall where you went
And who you saw
In dark passages
Slippery bodies contort
Amidst the crimson velvet
Of a sacred and private nature
You smell the light of day
Drifting through the sultry stillness
Let the day take you where it may
It’s funny what life gives you
When you get in the flow
The black hand of fate
Or a letter in the mail
Entices you onto the scene
Step out of the shadows
Into a blaze of glory
And I will show you what I mean

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Internal Echoes

Within the realm
Of staggering possibilities
Lies the answer to all the stories
You’ve ever been told
It all began when somebody said
Lo and behold
I’d like to try again
So off you went to the emerald forest
Laughing all the way
Leaving behind the small town sagas
You carried too far
Now that your able
To sneer at the past
A remedy has surfaced
From the crystal ship
That sank off your shores
Distant and wide screaming within
Tortured beneath a smile so vast
You’ve tied yourself to the mast
To set sail for parts unknown
Festering with guilt
You sail away in your dreams
Looking ahead or under your bed
Ghosts of destiny careen in your head
Echoing down the hall
You have turned a corner
Into the purple sunrise
Of a silent meadow

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