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 Shaping clouds

 

I wish I would build a staircase to the sky
and shape the clouds as they rolled by.
I wish I could swim like the fishes in the sea
and stay under water they way they breathe.
I wish people would respect and care for each
other and there would be no hate forever.
My wishes are my dreams, but I look out the
window and see now they are not the reality.
One side has more power, more men and better
guns, but did this side have a victory won?

 

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All we can do

All we can do

All we can do is the best that we can
while we change our minds as fast as our plans.
There will be decisions we call mistakes along the way,
and the lessons learned help with life’s games we play.
Some will lie to our face and we wonder why and
if we should give a chance to trust another try.
All we can do is the best that we can.

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Wings of Revolution

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Wings of Revolution

 

It has been calculated the air disturbance
from the movement of a Monarch butterfly’s
wings on one side of the world could theoretically
cause a cyclone on the opposite side of the world.
They call this the Butterfly Effect.
If one good deed is done to an stranger one time
and one place, then the wings of revolution could
spread exponentially to change another people’s
lives  in other countries.  There are millions of
Monarch butterflies, and there should be a billion
smiles started with a few gifts of time and compassion.

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Just Sing the Blues

Just Sing the Blues

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

She walking in the pouring rain,
With a beat-up suitcase in her hand,
Going down another dusty road
Trying to get away from her man.
Soon she’ll go back to him,
When she gets those low-down blues.
She’ll wear a big hole in her heart
And feel it in her worn-our shoes.
The lady will have the “I can’t
Live without you blues.”

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

He had a big problem last night
When they got into a big-ass fight.
The words she heard then were
Making her feel a little up tight.
But he’ll get back to her
When he gets those low-down blues.
The man will know how much to pay
For the get the loving soon dues.
The guy will have the “I can’t
Live without you blues.”

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

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Friday Morning Blues

Friday Morning Blues

It’s 7:57, and I need to be at work at 8.
My boss will mad at me if I’m late, again.
He pretends, but doesn’t care all.
I don’t need to be there for that conference call.
I’d rather be some place other than my desk at work.
Having a big trust fund would not hurt me at all.
I’d have a ball, y’all.
I can’t be the person they expect me to be
Until I get my first cup of hot coffee.
It’s Friday, the last day of the week.
Traffic is backed up; I can’t cross the street.
All the stoplights seem to turn red.
I think I should have just stayed in bed.
Then I walk through the door with my company smile.
I then I get paid to work for a little while
All this will change when I get back home.
I get a beer or two and then get stoned.

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YOLO

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YOLO(1)

IDR(2) if you would take a chance,
if it came to you. They happen WYLEI (3)
BME(4), some PPL(5) don’t take advantage of
the situation when they CLD(6), and they
get left behind in the RW(7).
WIBNI(8)  if PPL(6)  would live like YOLO(1) .
@TEOTD (9) what have you done
to make it better for you and your family?
You can control your future by what you do
and when it happens.  NALOPKT (10)
AFAIC(11) you need to live like YOLO(1)

___________________

(1) You Only Live Once
(2) I Wonder
(3) When You Least Expect It.
(4) Based On My Experience
(5) People
(6) Could
(7) Real World
(8) Wouldn’t It Be Nice
(9) At The End Of The Day
(10) Not A Lot Of People Know That
(11) As Far As I’m Concerned

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Price of Truth

Price of Truth

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 Price of Truth

A survey said a child tells his first lie at age 5.
I wonder where the truth will hide, when,
Later as a man, a stranger challenges his pride,
And justice in the eyes of the law is put aside.
People may get hurt or die as a cost, and
through generations, love and respect are lost.
The innocent may be convicted and punished,
While the guilty can remain free.
There is a price to be paid for the truth,
And it is charged to you and me.

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Train’s on the Track

Train’s on the Track

Train’s on the track, and it’s taking too long.
The traffic is bad, and what else could go wrong?
Cars ahead are stacked up with their place in line,
and to get through all of this will take more time.
There is some place else I really would like to be,
but here I am waiting for what seems like infinity.
Music on the radio helps to keep me in a good mood,
and I hope this temporary experience is over soon.

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I once knew a girl like you

I once knew a girl like you

I once knew a girl like you.
She was a high school cheerleader
with nothing to do but boys in school.
That was her idea of having fun,
until one day she found they guy
she thought was the only one.
She got a ring, had a big wedding,
and now they have twin sons.

But more often than not,  she’s alone,
raising the children on her own
while he’s singing songs on the road.
He drinks, smokes, and gets stoned,
while to make ends meet, she gets a loan
so she won’t lose what she calls home.
He says the new record will go gold
as soon as the albums are all sold.

I once knew a girl like you,
But that was a long time ago.
They say I have been a success, but
I’m always looking for another show.
I’d like to get to know you better,
but my heart says you really should go.
You’re young, beautiful and have a life.
I don’t want to make mistake twice in a row.

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Your smile

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

Your smile

I can tell from the past few weeks
that things are not the same.
If it’s someone else in your life.
Then I don’t want to know the
person’s name. It doesn’t matter.
We are really both to blame.

We can still live together,
and there is no need to fight.
All we need is a little time to
make sure things work out right.
I’ll make changes if you decide
to spend your nights at home.

We have spent much time
fighting each others fears.
This has made our love last beyond
hours into over twenty years.
We have shared memories of our
children and their new tears.

We both deal with the changes
since the children are now gone.
Time and age make us wiser,
and the days can seem long,
but changes can make us better
singing our old love songs.

We can show by example that
marriage is not out of style,
and though people will change
love can last more than a while.
After all these years, I can wake up
in the morning to see your smile.

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