gazing at your face
beneath the clear falling rain –
we just hope, resigned;
if our dream of loving life
were to someday be attained…
below changing skies
an endless back-and-forth ride
how to be content?
yet content they are, or seem
with their soft, gentle smiles.
like the falling pink flowers,
the sadness I reach;
the tragedy of those who
too easily feel lonesome.
four hands reaching for
pomegranate orange juice –
how long can we wait?
holding back insanity,
this promise of tomorrow.
what words will you speak?
just as you walk out the door,
a crow stands waiting;
a spirit with a message,
which is not in words at all.
gaze into the fire
the flickering shapes you see –
can you imagine?
ah, they imagine themselves
these figures of you and me.
dimensions of love
dimensions of love –
side-by-side to sleep or wake,
we gaze at our skies;
like incandescent feathers,
your heart-shattering presence.
what is this stillness?
the leaf floats along the brook,
such a world in which there is,
inside-out, no one at all.
beneath the trees, a world
tattered leaf litter –
through the woods with shuffling feet,
formless figures move;
these ghosts without shadows, whom
I can’t help but recognize.
the spirit within
windy autumn days –
calling out my loneliness,
the spirit within;
now wandering together
following our destiny.
unable to move
I gazed into your eyes, just
watching petals fall;
from your dissolving figure
they spread out beautifully.
I’ll See You Again
I’ll see you again…
the world spins and spins and spins
watching the turnover of seasons,
I can’t read the flow of time
but you knew I never could
to sprout and bloom and die,
maybe this too is our life
I watched you change colors like the leaves
before you fell into the white snow
so it’s not too far off, is it?
sinking to the earth,
you gave me new life
and then returned to the stars above
you always belonged there, you know
maybe I’ll follow you someday
watching over a flower as it slowly dies,
this kind of feeling is so painful
would I do it again given the chance?
I still don’t know the answer
but there was never a point in that
heat flows in through the autumn winds
pulled along by the season’s change, I think
let’s play a game of catch today
this tragic yet beautiful world you passed on to me,
I’ll throw it back at you again!
wherever you are
whoever you are
get ready to catch it,
‘cause I’ll find you
I’ll see you again!
gray horizon lines
marking off our months and years –
who could ever see?
dreaming styled fantasy
of those on the other side.
A Single Star-Filled Sky
As the darkness sets in I gaze up at the sky,
Wishing I had the ability to fly –
But I don’t even know where it is that you are,
So where would I head, for how long and how far?
The light is fading, and without you I’m stuck here,
But strangely tonight this produces no fear;
Just counting the bombs like I would count passing cars,
Knowing that you and I are now seeing the same stars.
On the other side of the horizon line,
You live in a world that’s no better than mine,
Full of clumsy creatures who act without thinking,
Who commit acts of destruction without even blinking.
They say that two minuses are supposed to make a plus,
So should we let two countries war without making a fuss?
I love you all, but it’s beyond my control –
Humanity is determined to rip apart my soul.
Dozens of years have come and gone,
And here we are at the edge of dawn,
Repeating ourselves like a song on replay,
Crawling desperately toward the end of the day.
The ground cracks open beneath my feet,
You wrap your child in a bloodstained sheet,
They whisper “I’m sorry” and pretend to care,
While celebrating nothing but death and despair.
Gazing at the same sea of stars, you and I,
We wonder how quickly our time will fly,
Praying we’ll live long enough to see
A world where love will be finally set free.
But tonight I understand that it’s only a dream –
One we can’t reach, one still too extreme.
I hoped we would meet in the future some day –
But tonight I am dying, so alone we will stay.