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Gray

The land of nowhere

Found tiptoeing

Between

Great heavy shadows

Holding hostage

Fearful what if’s

And the light

Bare naked brightness

Secrets once

Owned in terror

No more

Have power

Release

Peace

Freedom

Life

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I wanna hear your voice
Whatever words
You wanna say
I wanna hear
Don’t care if
You talk
About the weather
Or yourself
And if you wish
To not speak
Then be here
Beside me
Happy to
Listen to
Your silence

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Very little

Of myself

Have I shared

With you

In fact

I’ve even kept

Myself from myself

Some days I’ve

Felt so betrayed

So overlooked

But,

My thought’s

Have been terribly misinformed

Thinking I should be seen

When I’ve barely shone

What light

Did I give

You to follow?

You can’t behold

A woman

Who’s dimmed

Her spirit

To obscure dusk

Naturally,

She’s nowhere

To be found

 

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There’s layers to my depths

And depths to my layers

Arrangements of silence, sounds, letters, words

Building, stacking, mounting

One pause, one syllable, one moment at a time

Spinning out from

My soul’s innermost core

Bursting into life

The moment they touch air

Traveling through galaxies

Beyond the universe

Beyond time

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Look!

You see?

When you serve me

I will put you in places

You could not otherwise go

I will place you

In palaces you can’t afford

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My love

I wrote

Our story

Set us up

Under dazzling lights

Camera action

Baby our passion

Everyone’s gonna see

Us as Hollywood magic

La Vie en Rose

 

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You’re my favorite

My very, very favorite

Person in the whole wide galaxy

Because with you

I feel safe being me

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Des yeux qui font baisser les miens, Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche, Voila le portrait sans retouche, De l’homme auquel j’appartiens.

Quand il me prend dans ses bras, Il me parle tous bas, Je vois la vie en rose.

Il me dit des mots d’amour, Des mots de tous les jours, Et ca me fait quelque chose.

Il est entre dans mon coeur, Une part de bonheur, Dont je connais la couse.

-Edith Piaf

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And then the day came

When I stopped

I stopped

Dancing for a song

That never paid me dignity

And on that day

I said

I am significant

Then I reached out

And I took it

I took my worth

I took my grace

I took my respectability

I wrote my own song

This song

I can dance to

Proud

 

 

 

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I am stepping

Into

The petticoats of my dreams

Sailing away

On winds of the fate

Towards

The lands

Where I truly belong

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“Who will buy this wonderful morning?  Such a sky you never did see!…  Who will buy my sweet red roses?…  Who will tie it up with a ribbon, and put it in a box for me?” – Oliver

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Every story

I’ve ever lived

Recorded by my

Beating heart

Speaks no language

Man can decode

Unless he looks

Into my eyes

Those windows

To the pages

Of my soul

It would take

His lifetime

And then some

To read

Carefully

Through them all

La Vie En Rose

You had my heart

From jump

‘Cause that’s what it did

When we met

It went jump

Love at first sight

Always sounded

Like a fairyfable

Then you arrived

I learned

It wasn’t make-believe

You were real

 

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If I could bottle timeI’d bottleThe smoothness

Of my young beauty

Fresh on my facade

And only wear

Timely wisdom earned

That comes with

Fine lines

Gray hairs

Sagging breast & butt

Tucked away in my soul

Then again

Hidden inside

There’s be no testimony

Showcase God to the world

Of battles fought

Victories won

Knowledge learned

So instead

I’ll bottle time

Inside my soul & mind

Won’t matter

What the years tell

On my skin

Heart forever young

Then

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They say love is a war

Fair or not

I say my heart’s stuck on you

Until my last breath

Beyond eternity

I’ll fight & pray for you

La Vie En Rose

You!

You are who I love

All of you

Unconditional

There’s no one else

No where else

I prefer

So happy

Making you happy

I absolutely love you

YOU!

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Got a smile on my face

A twinkle in my soul

A little swag in my stride

Faith in new beginnings

Working out

In favor

Of my destiny

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Art

Is my language

Running

Through my veins

Dripping

Off my fingertips

Born

To create

By my creator

Beauty

So many forms

Beholden

I am the beholder

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Baby you

You amaze me so

Don’t know how I did

Did life before you

Yes you

You please me so

Make my smile glow

Love hear me purr

Lover let me

Whisper in your ear

You’re the one

I want to give my very best

Don’t you let it go

Don’t ever let me go

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Truth or dare

Would you rather

Say I do

Sell me your soul

Live to see another day

Or die in this battle

To the hounds of Hell

I’ll release on you

Ha! Sucker!

Either way I own

Your destiny

So do you dare

Life or death with me

La VIe En Rose

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Don’t need you to be perfect

All I need is you to be the perfect man for me

Love me enough

To not want to live without my loving

You be the present & future

The one who makes my heartbeat sing

My smile glow

Secure in knowing you’re for real

No matter which way life goes

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I’m gonna love you

Love you like never before

Straight outta my heart

Throw back my head

Kick up my heels

Laugh from the bottom of my soul

Fully love living this life

Free

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Because I love you
I go 10.000 extra miles & beyond
Only for you
Pray for you morning & night
Before I even think to pray for myself
My kindness is patience
I forgive you when I get angry
Be a fool or be wise to give you my best
Either way giving is my pleasure
All because I love you

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Gnawing soft insides out
Ulcers of regret
Mourning
Tidal waves of acid to the soul
Desperate despair
Devouring
Famine in the belly
Once gorged with love

 

 

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I was born
With the stars
In my eyes
A million dollar baby
Even if
No one realized it
I knew it
The stars knew it
My future knows it

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And the beat goes on
Pulsating through my soul
Pushing me
Driving me
Forward into
Places I never imagined
I would be able to go

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Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk

Come
I will walk
Beside you
All the way
Through
Don’t give up
Don’t give in
Discomfort is deceit
We will take
One step
Of progress
At a time

God’s God the Whole World in His Hands

All In A Day's Work

Power to the people
The glory go to God
Who wipes the sweat
Lifts burdens off
Breaking backs
So we all will
Rise & stand
Through every
Daily struggle

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Early in the morning
Imma pick-up my bags & go
Early in the morning
Gonna pick-up my bags & go
Walk out that front door
Never see you no more

No use stayin’
You were the lyin’ cheatin’ kind
No use stayin’
You were lyin’ cheatin’ all the time
And I’m all wore out
Some other chick can take my place

Headed out
Just my suitcase & I
Headed out
Just my suitcase & I
Gonna find me a man
Who understands what he’s got

Don’t bother to call
Your number, it’s been blocked
Don’t bother callin’
‘Cause your number’s been blocked
Cleared you from my head
Deleted you outta my life

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“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freeedom.” – Malcolm X

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Nobody thinks to ask
These old walls
What they have seen
Or what they know
Of storms weathered
And survived
Proud memories
Only history can tell
Maybe someday too soon
These bricks
Once so carefully laid
Will carelessly
Be torn down
Modern progress
Wiping away
All these walls
Have sheltered
Love & violence
Tears & laughter
Stories –
Way too many to tell
But these walls
Can’t talk anyway
And if they could
Nobody would think to ask

God’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Aye Dios Mio!  Laundry.  Everywhere there’s laundry.  Overflowing.  Running wild. Spilling out my ears!  Bright red.  Canary yellow.  Turquoise.  Parquet green.  Tower of downy soft towels.  Never ending.  Mucho trabajo.  “Washer number seven.”  “Dryer number eleven.”  Trills the boss lady.  Tee-shirts.  Jeans.  Baby blankets.  Long socks.  Sports socks.  A strangers “cute” lacy panties.  Not so cute when the need – Wash.  Dry.  Fold.  And bag.  Aching back.  Feet hurt.  Arms like windmills.  As they wind up king size sheets.  God, can you hear ME up there?  I need you to help me endure.  This endless task.  So bread will be on my table.

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