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now

when me desires turned to expectations
they took wings like griffins
and derailed my loco-motive
train
I wish I had a known about that
before it started to rain
Hey pull your head in
out of the wind
It's really starting to
blow
now
Pull your blanket in
tighter around you
And move closer to
the fire
I'll tell you a
story
now
One that will really
take you higher
Cause we're gonna climb
that hill
Sooner or later
We'll scale it like fish
And laugh when we get
to the top
And keep right on going
Flying
now
We're never gonna stop
Throw another log
on the fire
You're really gonna
like where I'm going
on this
You can leave all your stuff
over there
You won't need it where you're
going
now
Empty of all
hopes and dreams
But full of what
I cannot speak
There is only
this
now
Let it flow
All over you
now
Where the goosebumps
Run like crazy fools
Over your senses
And you forget
where you were going
now
What was I here to get?
What was the last thing
that I just thought?
It's all shredding
out there behind me
now
like tattered clothes
Oh yeah, that story
about the pilgrim
Standing in the barn door
in the rain
Yeah, pull your head in
out of the wind
It's really starting to
blow
now.

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faceless

it goes without saying
the heavenly choir is
assembling
there's gonna be a
hoe-down
-if you passed the test
we'll see you there
on that other shore
underneath the rainbows
with that certain smile
un- believable ever knowing
down in the valley
the smoke rises
around the pile of ashes
up on the mountain
the fire's still burning bright
you can see the flames
through the trees at night
though you don't know
you're flying low
head in the clouds
don't stop to compare
until you're ready
to turn that finger around
when the light shines down
it doesn't matter where
you are

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Seraph Game

The room is empty, identical insight appraising orthographical difficulties
Inactive omens once swept across an empty windowsill
Have become a manifestation of this cathartic fruition.

Play’s a game of name the seraph
Privilege to die without ego liberated without weight
Neutrality freewill carbon and ash
Expressions of blessed determination remain ever certain

Abide for the occasion remnants of what will be again
None of them are here, as if ghost are hidden
Behind the window in a charade of shadow and shade

Sudden liberation from the inner-struggle
Instinctive projection intuitive action inevitable compassion
Voices of belonging assonance follows
Causeway spirit appear in after-space

Is there anywhere hidden?Tranquil sense of ceaselessness
Neutrality giving presence unto the space between
Revealing everywhere the wind can hide

Play a game of name the angel
Grasp transfiguration of deathlessness
Fold the shroud as the flowers that close at night
Perseverance maintains common air, ordinary breath.

Intuitive embodiment allude familiar clue rebuke the grey
In the midst of mystery anomaly hints
The room is empty left to only stillness

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take a ride

Let the sun shine down, and let the river flow
Hold me in your arms while the seasons come and go
And when the dawn breaks, I'll be by your side
Come with me, let's take a ride

Let the rain fall down, and let the flowers grow
Take me by the hand and never let me go
And when the storm breaks, I'll be by your side
Come with me, let's take a ride

Let your love shine down, everywhere you go
And if you'll come with me, I just want you to know
Whatever roads we take, I'll be by your side
So come with me girl, let's take a ride

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under cover of another

Living my life under cover of another
But now I know it's time
for me to live,
A life of my own

All this time and you'd think
I would have learned it
But here I stand; all alone
Waiting for the sound of you
Pulling in the driveway
Hoping for the sound
of your voice on the phone.

So many days, gone by wasted
I don't want to waste any more,
I told you, I showed you, it's all I can do;
The rest is up to you.
And me, I need to see
That I'm not the answer to somebody's problem
It's time for me to live
A life of my own

Got to go home and sit awhile
God, I got to be alone

Will the rest of the world please
move over for one more man on his own

||: I don't know
---- I hope so :||

So many days gone by wasted
waiting for your letter
Sitting by the phone

Got to go home and sit awhile
God, I need to be alone

I spent all my life
Under cover of another
But now I know it's time
For me to live
A life of my own.

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the shepherd and his sheep

Like the shepherd
calling to his sheep
--Softly calling
---Softly calling
They know the sound of his voice
And his feet as they are
--Softly falling
---Softly falling
Leading into all green pastures
With plenty of sweet clover
To eat.
No thought of wolves here,
Just the faithful shepherd
and his grateful sheep
--Softly dreaming
---Softly dreaming
They can hear him coming
They know the sound of his feet
They can hear him calling
--Softly calling
---Softly calling

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rhymes that don't

roses are red , violets are blue, i like peanut butter, can you skate?

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Delicate Wings

Delicate Wings

Wings of flight
Physically change over-night
Metamorphose the rights of passage.

Believe it's time to follow the wind

Accept this unconditional compromise
Witness this earth's commitment
Blessed strength a last day of paradise.

What happened to yesterdays promise?

It was in heavens discretion seraph sent to arrive, set to leave,
Light, nothingness, being, actualized in a sense of oneness.
All around us the rain fell

Blue light stars fall in silent beginnings

There are no unknown shadows playing hide and seek.
Strange charade the movement is entirely yours no one else's
Subtle solitude reflective in transparency.

From the heart of hearts a delicate crossing

Now light returns unto its source of origin.
Now nothingness fades.
Now being beckons

A last step together, a first step alone.

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Lost?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR WAY
DID YOU FORGET HOW TO PLAY
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
BUT ONLY FIND NIGHT

IS THE MUSIC BUT A MEMORY
THAT YOU CAN’T QUITE SEE
FADING AWAY IN THE BREEZE
LIKE A MOMENTARY SQUEEZE

YOU CAN’T FEEL IT ANYMORE
BUT YOU DID ONCE BEFORE
ESCAPING YOUR ARM’S REACH
LIKE THE TIDE FROM THE BEACH

FURTHER, FURTHER AWAY IT GOES
ONLY THOSE WHO STILL HEAR IT KNOWS
WHERE ITS SWEET REFRESHMENT FLOWS
THEY DRINK IT IN AND SOAK THEIR TOES

CRISP AND COOL, THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
PLUNGING DEEP LIKE A SURGEONS KNIFE
REMOVING THE HURT, RELEASING THE PAIN
FREEING YOUR SOUL TO RIDE ON THE TRAIN

ARE’NT YOU GLAD YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT STILL
GOING ROUND AND ROUND, A PART OF THE WHEEL
SPINNING AND TWIRLING AND SMILING AND FREE
BECAUSE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE SKELETON KEY

OR ARE YOU ONE OF THE LONELY PEOPLE
LIKE AN ABANDONED CHURCH WHICH LOST ITS STEEPLE
STILL BEAUTIFUL INSIDE BUT PAINFUL TO SEE
KNOWING WHAT IT ONCE USED TO BE

HOLDING THE GHOSTS OF PROMISES UNFULFILLED
A JAGGED WOUND NEVER EVER TO BE HEALED
JUST THE SHELL OF WHAT WAS, NOW EMPTY AND SAD
NO LONGER SHINING WITH THE LIGHT IT HAD

THE BAND NEVER STOPPED PLAYING THEIR SONG
YOU NEVER REALLY STOPPED DANCING ALONG
THE STARS WERE ALWAYS GLISTENING
YOU ONLY FORGOT TO KEEP ON LISTENING
JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE
NOW, THERES NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT SMILE, SMILE, SMILE
Tim

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Quest

One by one
I wander
through empty rooms
and closets full of candles
....searching

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