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True wisdom

True wisdom, when it comes
It comes so rarely
Light splinters
Through the window
And it's so scary.
But just for a moment
And then off again
Into the stratosphere;
Floatin' the pilot
Of my dreams,

How could I tell you
Which way to go
When you know
That I don't know
How could you tell me
Which way to spin
When I see you fallin' in.

True Wisdom, when it comes
It comes so rarely
Light splinters throught the window
And it's so scary,
yeah it's so scary.
But just for a moment
And then off again
Into the stratosphere

How could you tell me which way to go
When I know that you don't know
How could I tell you which way to spin
When you see me fallin' in
Fallin' in, fallin' in.

True wisdom, fallin' in
True wisdom, is fallin' in.

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imaginary lover 9/9/08

Playing guitar on a warm sunny day
My darlin' beside me is painting away
Out in the forest, far from the rat race
Nothing relaxes like Nature's embrace

Down to the river to catch us some sup'
Pour the wine bottle and say bottoms up
Make love in the moonlight, and sleep in the stars
Wake to the birdsong, this heaven is ours

Lace up out boots and we head for the hills
To have us a picnic where the waterfall spills
And then after lunch, it's time to unwind
Bask in the sun, your skin against mine

Driftin' and dreamin' of days come and gone
Glimpsing the future as time marches on
Wherever we go, whatever we do
Just know that I'll always be living for you

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Grate poems :)

Free idea I love reading your stuff its always a treat :)

Allusion Illusion.... Mr.Pid!! :)

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Thanks

for the props, free idea. I like your work, too.

And just like Carly, I'll never tell...

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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Vote Vote Vote Headcount

Injustice Tiananmen Square 7/13-7/14/89

Dissident monks, activist students, protest outside the fence.
Call and response, blame the betrayed for pursuing accountability.
The world needs to see our society, in this culture of incrimination
Due process, habeas corpus don't exist.

Mind set rights of citizenship pray openly in public.
Youngest political prisoner condition the necessary message.
Wearing a monks logo distinctive with self determination
Someone's missing a family member.

Falsely accused of preaching against the institution teaching against the system.
Transparent variation of immunity for the last time, rules don't apply
Interpret the incident, you can either embrace Einstein or Mao.
Living in anonymity, living a family life.

You belong here, you who stood in front of tanks
Balance a house divided, a bridge of freedom a love of common ground.
Struggle for distinction, fairness, a fairest of rewards
A responsible promise of democracy.

Victimize the families of the executed, how soon they turn against their own
Martial law ordered to do what they're told, that's what they'll do, and only that.
Cornered off in the park, standing in circles, leave, disperse or be taken away.
Chinese rifles penny a crate

World weeps in remembrance gathering to mark its anniversary
Collect the signatures, commitment of names effecting the course of history.
State day parade everyone related to the L gang is
Granted a hearing, prisoners will never be identified.

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re: Allusion Illusion

that's quite a good poem mr pid. a full frontal assault
on the ego, delivered with surgical precision. you
don't see that much anymore. nice. f.i.

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Allusion Illusion

What's up with your allusion illusion?
Why can't you just say what you mean
instead of trying to couch some meaning
in spaces and words in between?

Is raw naked truth just too real for you?
Seems like the hot end of the match?
Better to keep em all guessing bout you
than getting hung up on some catch.

You enjoy all your masks
and your postures adopted
designed to get what you're after.
People want to believe
so why not just deceive
since other's feelings don't matter?

There's no need to support a position
if others just can't pin you down.
And if anyone seems to get too close
there's plenty of others around.

Keep pitching persona into the sea
of well meaning suckers you find.
Surely you'll get the approval you seek
leveraging those who are kind.

Why say what you think when
when others will feel like
you're saying things they want to hear?
As long as you get what
you want out of them it
won't matter that you bring them tears.

Just satisfying your own wants and needs
justifies your crass lack of class.
Those messy details, substance, meaning,
are just one big pain in the ass.

So move swift and light, you rapacious thing,
don't get snared inside your own trap.
It's a bitter pill to swallow, you know,
when all know that you're full of crap.

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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Wherever You Go

Where ever you go
I will be there,

Whether you know
or not.

I can't tell you
How to be there

You got to go
Yourself.

But when we show
The feelings

You gotta know
That it's real.

Where ever you go
I will be there

Whether you know
or not.

I can't tell you
How to see there.

You gotta
Know yourself.

But when we
Show the feelings

You gotta know
That it's real
You gotta know
That it's real.

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yes let those words flow

Beutiful poems Andy .. We are more then happy to read your poems .. Thank you for sharing them with us !! It is a nice treat to log on every morning and see a new poem from you .. Hello Andy`s mom !! I send my family here to ,,hehe..
Peace & sunshine ... Stu ...

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Nightbird

Couldn't get to sleep last night
The thought of you was calling me
And I could not fall
No, I could not fall.

I listened and I heard
The nightbird a callin' me
It sang so soft and true,
It reminded me of you,

Nightbird
NIghtbird
Nightbird
a callin'.

And when the song was gone
There was nothing but
The thought of you;
And the night bird.

Of what use is there
To this endless dance
of darkness;

For the nightbird
For the nightbird
For the nightbird
a callin'

I couldn't get to sleep last night
The thought of you was calling me,
And I could not fall
No, I could not fall.

I listened, and I heard
The nightbird a callin' me
It sang so soft and true
It reminded me of you

Night bird
Nightbird
Nightbird
a callin'.

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