Thankful

This Thankfulness
can get tricky

Being glad for today
without dishonoring
yesterday

Being grateful for
the yesterdays without raging
because they are
no longer todays

simply complicated
life always is

Don’t give yourself a headache
put yesterday and today
in a blender with some ice
drink that sweet brew
in a toast to tomorrow

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Keep On Shining

I look to the heavens
I see nothing new
stars whose names I do not know
they all remind me of you
brave lights in the darkness
a million years away
so far out of reach the only
thing to do is pray.

Thank you for the light and hope
without it, I could not cope
one of these days I’ll fly away
and get to where you are
until then keep on shining
my precious star

Love is sweet
love is sad
love is the only thing
that makes what we call
life worth the living
it might be a promise
it might be a dream
it might be a memory
or even a scheme
but we have known
ever since our youth
that love is in fact the Truth

Thank you for the light and hope
without it, I could not cope
one of these days I’ll fly away
and get to where you are
until then keep on shining
my precious star

Soft Place

I would like to tell you
not to be afraid
but we both know
there is much to fear
no matter how difficult
things might get
just look around
and I’ll be here

I might not be able to catch you
but I’ll be a soft place to fall
and if we can’t get up and walk away
I’ll hold your hand while we crawl

I know that I cannot promise forever
unfortunately I am mortal, too
but as long as there is breath in my body
I’ll be around to aggravate you

I might not be able to catch you
but I’ll be a soft place to fall
and if we can’t get up and walk away
I’ll hold your hand while we crawl

Another Time

Walking down the street
looking in shop windows
dreaming of the things
that money could buy
imagining that
we’re incognito
hiding from the press
I don’t know why

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

At a hot dog stand
you get one all the way
all the way’s the only
way you like to go
we have a little picnic
in a pretty park
and you tell me
what I need to know

The sun might shine
or the rain might fall
you keep on smiling
through it all
it ain’t no joke
but we must admit
life dishes up
some funny shit

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

You’d look good in a bustle
with a parasol
in a flapper’s skirt
or a hippie’s shawl
You just don’t fit
the 21st century
but neither do I
so it’s okay with me

You belong in another time and place
back before humans fell from grace
an offbeat spirit with an angel’s face
you belong in another time and place

Everybody

Everybody falls in time
the heroes leading the charge
the ones following behind
the innocent bystanders
those guilty of the crimes
the ones who love every minute
the ones who hate it all
we don’t know the hour or day
we just know we’re going to fall

We try not to think about it
take precious moments for granted
let molehills and mountains trade identities
hold on to views too slanted
but reminders come hard and fast
grand finales go bust
as hard as we might resist
we all go back to dust

So live it like you mean it
even when it’s hard to do
maybe it will mean something
when you’re finally through

Exceptional

There’s a pretty common conception
that every rule has it’s exception
and if you’re the exception to the rule
odds are you’re exceptionally cool

so we look for rules we can rise above
hoping someone will decide to love
what the world sees as a shortcoming
someone who sees what you’re becoming

We all like to think we’re different
but we’re not as different as we like to think
the treasures that we think we have
can all disappear in a blink

Whoever is hanging on your limb
likely knows just how you feel
Say hello, but don’t let go
is a pretty good rule to follow

We Roll

Too much too soon
too little too late
conditions suggesting
you’re not doing that great
but if you can avoid
a fatal mistake
you’ll be amazed
at the memories you make

That’s how we roll
down the road to ruin
we don’t even pretend
to know what we’re doin’
Love when you can
rest when you must
because all too soon
we’re returning to dust

Some days I try
to do everything right
hoping that I will
sleep better at night
but Life’s big curve balls
take me by surprise
and I don’t know whether
to laugh or to cry

Still not sure how
I got to this age
guess I just keep on
turning the page
try not to surrender
to indiscriminate rage
and always remember
this world’s just a stage

That’s how we roll
down the road to ruin
we don’t even pretend
to know what we’re doin’
Rest when you can
to Love is a must
because all too soon
we’re returning to dust