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Dream Team

I'm looking for a rhyme
I'm looking for a reason
I'm checking out the times and the
Pulse of the season
You could ask me why?
But I don't need a reason
I'll do it all for Love

Ain't worried 'bout the money
Don't care about the fame
Baby I just want to be a
Part of the game
We got the right coach and the team
and the name
We could go all the way

You need a smart offense
You need a tough D
You need the right plays
to make some history
You're gonna need some help
from the special teams
Just play for Victory

I know that we'll see snow
I know that we'll see rain
And we'll enjoy the good times
and we'll battle through the pain
Don't worry 'bout the time
Just keep moving the chains
And don't forget to pray

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Dream Big

one fine day
warm and bright
I tried to hitch a ride but no one's passing by
and suddenly
I saw the light
took to the river and I floated out of sight
into the forest
where rhythms rhyme
it's peaceful here but there's a jungle in my mind
I floated up
to the spring of wine
and raised a toast to all the friends of summertime

Here's to laughter and songs in the trees
Here's to love on a warm summer breeze
Here's to those who were born to be free
us and them , you and me

one fine day
so make it right
this ol' world could use some afternoon delight
it's time to climb
the great divide
so come on everybody to the mountainside
and let us dream
away the night
hand in hand we need to Dream with all our might

Here's to laughter and songs in the trees
Here's to love on a warm summer breeze
Here's to those who were born to be free
us and them , you and me

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i love this site.

Good things here. Thank you everyone. Nice writing trailbird!

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Shine & Rise

rise oh rise, we're spirits in disguise
rise oh rise, so let your beauty shine
rise oh rise, love is a gold mine
So dry your eyes on the wind

rise oh rise, above the hate and lies
rise oh rise, for peace the greatest prize
rise oh rise, like thunder in the sky
We're dancing in the rain

rise oh rise, you might find a surprise
rise oh rise, one you can't deny
rise oh rise, we build a nest then fly
and rainbows never end

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Simple Blessings

Ain't got no money
Ain't got no girl
Ain't got no home
In this world
But I got Faith
That it's all-right
The Son will shine
After the night

I'd like to have
A good ol' time
But suffering is
All I find
I'm in the bottom
One percent
And everyday I
Pay the rent

But I love Jah
And I love you
Just need a dollar
Or maybe two
And I'll be fine
Another day
Until the Good Lord
Lets me play

And I'll remember you
And how you helped to pull me through
While I sing my blues away

I feel the sunshine
On my face
I hear the birds
Stating their case
We're spinning here
In outer space
Love one another
Amazing grace

And I'll remember you
And how you helped to pull me through
While I sing my blues away

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Moon

the moon is never
out of fashion

pregnant belly
curved blade
ladle bowl

pulling the ocean
& our own red seas
sparking darkest

lunacies ~ the moon
is never retro

- Sharon Brogan

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Spring Equinox 02005

Each morning I remind myself what day
this is, to place myself within the human
community. These calendars, these dates
are not real things, but merely human

impositions on the sun, the moon,
the stars, all of which follow their own paths
whether we name them or not. These weeks past
our blue earth's path is changed by its own

deep spasm. We walk along its surface
pretending not to notice that it can
dispose of us at a whim. It reclaims
us millimeter by millimeter, loose

flesh and slow bones, smoky dusks and brilliant
noons -- all sacrificial celebrants.

- Sharon Brogan

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Daddy Long Legs

Here, on fine long legs springy as steel,
a life rides, sealed in a small brown pill
that skims along over the basement floor
wrapped up in a simple obsession.
Eight legs reach out like the master ribs
of a web in which some thought is caught
dead center in its own small world,
a thought so far from the touch of things
that we can only guess at it. If mine,
it would be the secret dream
of walking alone across the floor of my life
with an easy grace, and with love enough
to live on at the center of myself.

- Ted Kooser

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Their Sex Life

One failure on
Top of another

- A.R. Ammons

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journals, diaries, notebooks, poems...

laying the mind out
on a white sheet
sometimes in modest bedclothes

sometimes naked
flabby and flatulent
sometimes in a dark shroud

look at it there
pennies on the eyes
breasts nuzzling the armpits

waiting to be washed

- Sharon Brogan

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