Category Archives: Poetry

Begin

Use my hands

  • All over you
  • at will
  • Find my lips

With yours

  • begin
  • never stop
  • Never

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Emmi Rowe

Oh my dear sweet Emmi
My dear sweet Emmi Rowe
I will remember for the two of us
All that is us that we know
All that is us that we know

My god why have you forsaken me
On this road by shallow waters
For my one true love her mind in pain
Someday may forget her daughters

Emmi dear I love you so
I will wield my mighty sword
In your weakness my anger grinds
Away! begone the festering gourd

Oh my dear sweet Emmi
My dear sweet Emmi Rowe
I will remember for the two of us
All that is us that we know
All that is us that we know

Medicine has kept the growth at bay
A miracle I would surely welcome
My family all huddled round the fire
Can feel her heaven when hell comes

Turns

oh God how is my father
i wonder what he thinks of things today
we’re scared and broken
about how to live, love and play

we have each other by our sides
and abundant choices given now
we need to stay close to each other
to keep it real and safe some how

the roads I’ve traveled
have defined me
some roads I’ve taken
have declined me
(if it weren’t)
for the turns i didn’t take
i wouldn’t have met…….you
i wouldn’t have met
any of you.
I may be weary from the journey
I’ll find all of my comforts at home

Pour

I want to pour a milkshake 

All over your innocence

I want bathe you in

The sweet stoppage of time

I will the wind to 

Kiss your thoughts upon a mountain

Spill your skin with

       Sun soaked lemon rind

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a moment by the lake

Whistling in the wind
Skimming stones 
       Across 

           The water

© 

 

Just Above the Trees

the name of my street changed this morning
who’ll try to move the mountain tonight?

so i’ll stand at the top,
hoping to stop
the changes upon changes, 
not right 

 i lost my control this morning! 
where i left it, 
God only knows 
I searched and i searched in anger
i looked everywhere high and low
Just above the trees is Heaven 
Down among the leaves I fall
To my knees, I bare witness
To the Autumn of my life that calls
Just above the trees is Heaven
i’ll try to make peace with what i lost the strength to overcome my weakness
allow my soul to absorb the cost
just above the trees

So Tell Bonita


i woke this mornin’ scraped my face
put on some proud by the good lords grace
sometimes a coward sometimes a flirt
sometimes i get my nose rubbed in the dirt
    so tell Bonita i’ll see her later tonight
i love everything about our life 
it drives me crazy makes me more white
chills me to the core makes me bleed 
warms me up hotter than a black tar street
     so tell Bonita i’ll see her later tonight
when i get it right

there’s a one way ticket inside my head
circle the wagons repeat what you said 
my knuckles drag across my mind
regrets i fear i won’t be kind   
     so tell Bonita i’ll see her later tonight
when i get it right 

i stroke my beard feel my age
take a deep breath choke on liquid rage
laugh at you laughing at me
then splash my face with great unease
just wasting minds sitting in cars
whiskey in the veins clouds of smokey cigars
     So tell Bonita i’ll see her later tonight
i gotta think it right

    back seat lovers  
faded photographs
a gold plated bracelet  
from the year we crashed
we’re holding onto  
that mighty mighty thing called love   

these wheels they turn around the boulevard

clearing landscape; churning gut pistons hard   

i know Bonita can see me coming tonight     

through every red light


woke up this morning scraped my face
put on some proud by the good lords grace
i still feel you deep in my skin
the end of me is where you begin
     I held Bonita until the morning light
So(I’ll )tell Bonita I’ll see her later tonight

cuz I got it right, i got it right!

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Gweneth Rae

Gonna jump on a big ol jet plane

My honey-wife and I

Gonna fly up to New England way

Where the snow is piled high

That day is gettin’ closer now

I’m counting everyday

We’ll squeeze in all our kin somehow

And we’ll meet Gweneth Rae

Gweneth Rae

Gweneth Rae 

First we’ll be by mamas side 

to celebrate her years

Thank her for the love strength and pride

we’ll laugh through all the tears

Embarrassed by the stories she’ll tell

When I was just a babe

She’ll dig down deep in that well

In my mind is Gweneth Rae 

Gweneth Rae 

Gweneth Rae 

Bridge:

Born on Thanksgiving Day

Our butterball delight

First when we get to Maine  

I’m gonna squeeze her tight

Gweneth Rae 

Gweneth Rae

Bundled in our jackets and boots

Through the cold wind we make our way

the anticipation throws chills 

up our spines

Now we’re holding Gweneth Rae

Gweneth Rae

Warms my heart

On my mind

In my head

Is Gweneth Rae

Owns my world

Lives in my soul

Captured my life

I have no control

Gweneth Rae , Gweneth Rae

overstocked

I don’t need a lot 

I have to much.

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Deep Deep Trouble

I got to lay me down

I’m at a crossroad

Doctor can you tell me what is wrong?

I got to rest now

I got some burning blues

Doctor can you take my fever down?

No no no you’re in Deep deep trouble

The fever’s only burning up your mind

Oh no no you’re in Deep deep trouble

You’re in trouble Because you crossed that crooked line

You crossed that line

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I got to lay me down

I’m at a crossroad

Baby can you ease my worried mind?

I got to rest now

I got to cool down

Baby please don’t tell me I’m unkind

No no no you’re in Deep deep trouble

No amount of love will cure this time

Oh no no you’re in Deep deep trouble

You lost your way

And darkness does not shine

Does not shine

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  Oh trouble

I know trouble

It follows me home

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I got to lay me down

I’m at a crossroad

Mother can you hold me one last time

I got to rest now

I been real bad

Mother can you hide this gun of mine

Yes I can you’re in Deep deep trouble

I’ll hold you in my bosom ‘til they come

Oh no no they’re in Deep deep trouble

They’ll know All kinds of trouble

At the end my baby’s old gun

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You got to lay me down

I’m at a crossroad

I got to rest now

I got to rest now