Seeing

Some lights are bright
some lights are small
Some giants big
And big ones do fall.

Some days are quiet
Some days are loud
Some times there’s stillness
Even in the crowd.

But hearts are where what matters most
fights for life inside the walls
and all about is other things
that we don’t need at all.

Throw it Back to You

I got lost a little while
and never found my place in line
and sometimes wondering was good
and other times it made me freeze.

I found hope a little while
and couldn’t shake it’s rock-like stance
and when I lost myself out there
It felt even more lost because.

I traveled on and on and on and on
until I got right here
So let the sound within the fire
ring till I see clear.

The Strangest Place I Have Ever Been

I have traveled across the sea
To foreign lands with strange hard tongues
And been a stranger there to see
But this is stranger still by far.

I have climbed so high to see
If maybe on the tops of peaks
There was a way to simply be
But this is stranger still by far.

I have served a loyal dog
Jumped to answer every call
I wore that green in every fog
But this is stranger still by far.

I have studied till my eyes went cross
And read the stacks as if on fire
Searching for an answer lost
But this is stranger still by far.

I have been in love with all my heart
And kissed the fairest maiden found
Enthralled I was by beauty’s mark
But this is stranger still by far.

I have lost most precious everything
And felt the depths of cold despair
And searched half crazy for that ring
But this is stranger still by far.

I’ve almost died so many times
I could not even feign to count
And on the edge of ghostly climes
But this is stranger still by far.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
And here I come at last
How might I begin to see
To love myself at all.