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Palest Light

The rains came in the Fall
The leaves covered the drive
We stayed inside and waited…

Waited for the warning bell to sound
And the people we knew to assemble
For things that were meant to happen

Waited at Otter Crest Beach
Down the long twisted road
Towards the jagged cliffs and tunnels

Waited in Ketchum, Idaho
Whiskey drunk at the Pioneer Saloon
Drawing her picture on a coaster

Waited, as the New Year passed
On the long snowy road to Jackson
Flakes hitting the window - the music up loud

Waited for the road to open outside Driggs
Sliding down Teton Pass, with the palest light rising
The only sound – tires breaking through new snow

Waited out the heat north of Tucson
Under the slow fans and adobe walls
Through the startling quiet of the nights

Waited by the winding ribbon of the Rio Grande
Past the sandy banks in the steps of boot heels
Under the yellow moon with only the murmur of water

Waited five days on the Saharsa Junction train platform
The sweltering humid Monsoon flooding the tracks
Barely noticing the rats scurrying across our feet

Waited all night in a truck stop diner outside Laredo
Flies batting against the dirty windows and falling
Returning to hurl them-selves at the glass again and again

Waited for fear of the unknown to pass by
Waited through the pain that is my lover
Waited for the whispers in my heart to cease

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I didn't know this was even here....

....mud on my face, mixed with a tear.

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Joined: May 28 2015
A Grateful Deadhead

Thanks, Time to emphasize empathy because immigrants aren’t the enemy.

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well said.

well said.

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Joined: May 28 2015
Empathy

Who cries for the homeless, hopeless and ill
Finding scripture dry and prescriptions refill?
Once hooked, they’re praying for pure poppy pills
Because life’s not easy climbing man made hills.

Who sings for those grown lonesome and old
With their dreams denied and denials untold?
Hardened by aging and shoulders turned cold
From the restless young and the recklessly bold.

Who walks with those of color in this land
On a trail of tears facing a pale plan?
Bridges burnt, walls built, and the clueless clutch clans
As hate becomes common for our fellow man.

Who knew the tales we learned when we were young
Of justice for all, doesn’t include the unsung?
Until they have a ladder to climb each rung
Our leaders still speak with a serpent’s tongue.

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4 / 20 FOR 25

HIGH ! ! !

I AM

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HUMBLED

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I AM

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RUBY FROM LONG BEACH

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I AM

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WITHIN

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BEAUTIFUL

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MELODIES

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SYMPHONIES

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PLEASE . . . LOVE MORE

PLEASE

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FOLLOW

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THE

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BRICK

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ROAD

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MAY

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GRATEFUL DEAD - TYPE BAND { S }

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PLEASE ! ! !

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LOVINGLY

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HENCE

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HUMBLY

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PROVIDE { THROUGH & WITH GOD . . . ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE . . . }

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OF

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FREEDOM ! ! !

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VIA

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BALBOA PARK

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san diego

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WITHIN

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REFERENCE

TOWARDS

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THE 4 / 20 FOR 25

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LAW

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Undone

Most of my life
I’ve lived alone
In this life
Watching lives unfold.

Those I’ve loved
Were loved unknown
No love’s returned
If love’s untold.

When I leave
Dead leaves on bone
All I leave
Are leaves unrolled.

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Once

Once, you opened up our eyes
Once, you said "let there be light"
Once, you walked upon the sea
Once, you rose to set us free

Once, you calmed the storm above
Once, you fed us with your Love
Once, you made the dead to rise
Once, you turned water to wine

For you are the life and
You are the way and
You are the truth that brightens our day
So I'm just gonna watch and wait for Love

Once, you travelled through the land
Once, you healed us with your hand
Once, you taught us to be kind
Once, you changed the course of time

For you are the life and
You are the way and
You are the truth that brightens our day
So I'm just gonna watch and wait
for Love

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Thanks

Thanks

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Wow, amazing

Wow, amazing

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