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Playing drums in Vietnam 1970

February 24, 2018

Peace in a tone surrounded by silence
Meditation's own soul soothing. Try this.
Listen to the  quiet and give a nod
To the comfort and kindness
That comes from God

February 19, 2018

Having been emotionally
Sucker punched
I said "Better out than in."
So with tongue in cheek
Of toothy grin I wrote:

Bruising bully
With brawny shoulders
And bad tattoos
Bar chick gone “good”
In her mind confused between
Apathy and inaction chose
Role of judge and jury
Festering Cauldron of fetid fury
Slip down the shoot
From which you crawled
Big head and hair
Appear bald
In the common stew
Of like minded family
Soon gone and forgotten
Like peaches gone rotten
Letting go and letting go completely
Stretching full, no longer hunched
And heading home again
Across the snow I crunched

November 24, 207

It is like late summer outside only colder
I feel the weight of time as one young yet older
I think of so much I felt but never told her
As the winter season shifts to sifting wind
Winds that blow the leaves away
I leave them piled where they lay
Another season has set in today
And I know the value of a friend
I feel it written on the wind

November 11, 2017

The rains arrive and breath dances
The air feels like icicles

September 27, 2017

Pink skies peek through alder leaves
Green Hummingbird perched
On a red and yellow feeder
I remind myself of unpainted eaves
I remain seated and haven't lurched
Towards  the list of chores I see
Waiting for the doing
While white dove sits cooing
For my attention
May I mention
I remain
Immobilized by pain
That is invisible to the eye
And the tears I cry are dry
I faced war as a young man
I loop in lonely vision until I can
Find my way home from Vietnam

August 27, 2017

Autumn Reflections

The chill of early autumn
Chewed at my bare feet
As I walked out into the morning
Breathing in the brand new day

The thrill of summer's sought when
No school seems oh so sweet
But Autumn's colors still keep forming
Leaving leaves still drift away

Unto death from birth
Blessed is the earth
That we walk upon
We cannot portend
We cannot foresee
When we'll be come and gone

But when what we know
As time does end
Life will still go on



May 14, 2017

Season's passing swiftly
Spring, summer sailing
Like boats upon the sound

Mindful meaning lifts free
More peace less gale-ing
Bike roads to higher ground

Know poses nomenclature
Be as one with all of nature
Find the space where all's content
Do the day to day in enlightenment

Still lost in Vietnam after all these years
I am grateful for my friend Dakota
who called me out of the blue.
He served with me in Vietnam and
has encouraged me to stick it out.
"Walk Brother. Thirty minutes a day.
Do it and see that it is the best therapy.
The war is over 40 years ago and still yesterday."

Flash poems written by Greg Murat

January 12, 2017
Begin Again

Breathe deep
Down to your feet
Inhale slowly and exhale sweet
Peace that lifts and slows
The tension that would impose
Its weight upon your heart
Feel the lightness as it grows
Each breath a brand new start

I would that you could
For your own sake
Release thoughts
That unleash
Seeking vengeance
For forsaken times

Choose life and release
The weary wounds
Caused by childhood crimes
Turn the pain to tunes
Wake up and give
More than you take
Give just for giving's sake

Try accountability
When wounding words
Fly free
Take responsibility
Live life with an attitude
That we can be all we can be
With a sense of gratitude
Climb but don't climb
On over some body

Give for the greater good
Perhaps pay it forward
We know right, or should
It's the same door
We are headed toward
So breathe in and out and in
And repeat again
Each day is a chance
To begin again

December 31, 2016

On Death and Dying

It was a year ago
This very morning
My father left with more
Joy than mourning
Spirit Light like foam
He'd heeded His heart's calling
We knew he would soar
Free from fear of falling
Forgiveness took him home
Where no one's keeping score

I treasure time well spent
Talking together before he went
I asked if he felt afraid
He said "I've never died before."
And he breathed his last and so
Time on earth finally done
It was time for him to go
Heaven towards the setting Son
To the mansion He had made

Takemine upright with Lutehole Soundhole cover


I watched you sleeping
Golden streaks in silken hair
Gentle snoring soft and subtle
There was no alarm beeping
A much needed day free from care
Content completely just to cuddle


Weather prediction is snow
But they are so often wrong
I awakened cold today
So very ready for warm
Weather is what it will be

We shall see and come to know
What we do is go along
Prepare with care. Time will say
Whether it be sun or storm
We must wait our fate and see

Weather is a point of view
Keep calm warmth inside of you


Laughter and pain
Ever after again
Depart and remain
At the turnstile

The passing train
The pouring rain
Quiet disdain
Is this all futile

No more karmic debt
No more lost regret
Remember to forget
So life is worthwhile

The cooing of the dove
The warm embrace of love
Both below and up above
Heaven here and Earth while

The sweet sensation
Quiet contemplation
Beginning cessation
Guile upon the burn pile

What is it you are not saying
What role or game are you not playing
Where is the love  you should be displaying
Lost inside your soul?

There must be a way to release it
Love locked up will surely decease it
While giving it away will only increase it
Lowering life's toll

Be the love that you seek
Love is strong and far from weak


On the night of the Oak Harbor
Music Festival last year (2015)
as we started our set 
a squall blew in and and we were
deluged by rain for our entire set.
Every one left eventually
but right below the stage
a little girl danced the entire time.
Watching her
was a warm wind to my heart
and by the end of the set
the clouds had disappeared.
I will Treasure that memory.


You danced in the rain
While we played and played
The people fled
But you stayed and stayed
Made the clouds and rain retreat
While your lovely smile and happy feet
You made the night for the band and me


Question 742

Is someone watching over me?
Is there really someone there?
Someone that I can't see
Does that someone care
In a way that I can feel?
Is there a time I'll fill that role?
A time when I will kneel
And pray from deep within my soul
For the welfare of another
Sister, mother, brother
That peace will come to be
When all in life is fair
Where love has set us free
Is someone watching over me?

Greg Murat at the Love Family Gathering


Blind sided by anger in shock and awe
Ache in heart. Thorn in paw
But should it come as a surprise
Serpents seethe at sunrise
And as night slowly sets in
I breathe out and I breathe in
Pause and then repeat again
I lay my sword upon the ground
I don't seek blood only the sound
Of children's laughter in the sun
And soothing songs when day is done
And trust things are as they should
Seeking out and seeing good
A heart of gold that will not rust
To believe in kindness and in trust
To believe in kindness and in trust


The rain taps at the skylights
Lake Machias is on the rise
Living life's lows and highs
Unsolved mysteries I surmise
Fight freely for our mind

The gray skies lean heavy on the land
Seeking sunlight scenes in waking dreams
Reaching out to find the slapping hand
Of someone's angry inner child it seems
Driven by drama's bind

When the sun is there to light the day
And eyes stay clinched as it slips away
Who is the maker of the darkness fair?
The one won't see Light that's there


The chatter of the iPad drifts through the air
I sit in the studio barely awake or aware
And sigh at the dream of life free from care
Something's gotta change so they say
But does it or is it just another day to day

And the days fade and the days fade out
Like the tracks of a tune that seems to tout
The passing of time, the nagging of doubt
Time's ebbing tide tugs towards the deep
To the flashing of light before the long sleep


Eat three meals a day they say
Exercise, learn, rest and pray
Remember to take the time to play
And it will go better for you and I

I get lost in thoughts that seek to slay
To still the voices and send them away
I think of things I am grateful for each day
Love elevates and rates most high

This helps me to survive
And be thankful I am alive


Who passes on the 1 yard line
with 3 plays left in the Super Bowl
Who cares? I only know time can take its time,
time can take its toll
In these crazy times in which we live
so wrought with care
Does it really matter in the grander scheme
if a ball is two pounds short on air
Some would say so and I believe
that it really could have made a difference back then
But the thing, is that time is a boulder
tumbling downhill and it will not roll back up again
We seek love , we seek shelter,
we sing songs, we search for hearth and home
For the comfort life can afford,
for through the door we all are born
and we all die alone
They say that people without people
Makes for the saddest day
Some say it is sadder still
When you are with people
Who make you feel that way.



I can hear a train whistle
Off in the distance outside.
Sleep is slipping in the window
And I softly close my eyes
As I drift off to sleep
I smile because I realize
You are sleeping next to me
And you will be there when I rise
The tracks rattle as the train passes
People on their way but here I stay
Content to spend another day loving you
Loving you is just what I was meant to do
Frost forms on the autumn ground
Thoughts roll round and round
I listen to you breath and think
Is there a better sound
I listen to the rise and fall
The train fades into the night
So many good times I recall
I love you with all my might
And all that is gentle in my soul
The day to day takes its toll
But I am content
To spend another day loving you
Loving you is just what I was meant to do
And the best of all is that you love me too


Great to drift off to.


It seemed like a good idea at the time
How many times did that thought chime
After acting more stupid than sublime
Down the thoughtless road we went
Mindless of the cost of it
The spiritual bank account was spent
Still we couldn't seem to quit
Left in the cold without a dime
By choices made
In life's arcade
It seemed like a good idea at the time


What were you thinking
Was it voices in your head
A soulless feeling sinking
Saying you'd be better dead
Better to serve like this
In some other realm
Life leapt the abyss
No one at the helm
Was there a toll at the water's edge
Were you caught as if in a wedge
Between living here in madness
Or tearing loose in sadness
Closed now. Cut off. Is there release?
Whatever you were thinking
I hope you now have peace


Gas fire flickers in the fire place
Mama reads to Kayden at a soothing pace
I sit here feeling somewhat lost in space
As I think of once more riding on a plane

Waves give rise to the screaming droves
Turquoise blue like lost Caribbean coves
So sweeping swaying staying steady as she goes
Laughter lifting lives above the daily pain

I see cracks in everything to my chagrin
Then listening to Leonard realize
That’s how the light gets in

July 2, 2014

Blustery wind slams the waves against the shore
Explosions of salt water whack the barnacled rocks
Pine trees sway in the turbulent air
I sit inside and tend the fire burning there
Sleepy slumber seems to seek my snore
Emotions simmer in silence as if absorbing shocks
I sit in numbness feeling free from time and clocks
My face feels chaffed by wind and sun
Soul weary traveler says let the day be done
Life continues less when we sit than when we run
Lying still, stillness seeks completion
Meditation is fine but fitness needs motion
Put the bad things on a list for their deletion
Find a fine fortress built upon a healing potion
But for now sit and listen to the roar
Of wild waves dancing and crashing on the shore


June 6, 2014

Throb Throb Throb
There is a knocking on my noggin
Would that I could sob
Or cure it just by jogging
Or swimming or singing
This pain that is stinging
Makes me just want release
Darkened corridors calling
Toward a light of peace
I feel like I am falling
And this dream will simply cease

May 14, 2014 *

The words of Sting ring in my ears
Blessed be the man who listens
More blessed be the man who hears
And finds direction in his heart
Lays down the burden of anger
And unforgiveness for this weight
Will wait forever if you let it
Let it go and just forget it
For from meanness to rude
It is a perception and an attitude
There is no body and mind
There is body-mind
If we draw near it
There is always Spirit winging
There is always Love singing
If we will but hear it
If we will but hear it

May 2, 2014

Death and taxes are all we can count on
At least that's how the saying goes
But there's another thing
That is always coming our way
You can't stop that wind when it blows

Winds of change
Are coming on
Winds of change
Are blowing strong

Where is your heart
Is it in a spirituality reality
Or is it all bent on finding more things
That you can have and do
And see and be Oh yea

Winds of change
Are blowing
Winds of change
Will soon be showing
Which is  Which is
Which is  Which is
The way to be

Everybody wants something to hold on to
If there is a will or way for your want to

You have your good days
You have your bad
You have your happy
You have your sad
It just goes on and on
Until your done

Winds of change
Are blowing now
Winds of change
Will get you home somehow

Winds of change
Will put on the street
Winds of change
Will get you on your feet

It's like a new light that goes on and on
From the very day you're born
Until the day you are done
Sometimes it's fast sometimes it's slow
One thing for sure
The winds of change
Are going to blow

For all we know
There maybe more to fear
Change is coming and
The wind is going to blow

The winds of change
The winds of change

April 7,2014

It is Gray on the left
It is sunny on the right
Weather confusion
Confirmed by skylight
I say I feel bereft
Fearing intrusion
Taking time to meditate
Nixes need to medicate
As I teeter towards release
To be forlorn or to frolic
Clearly consciousness' increase
Healing this hurting heart's colic
Leading Lightly to sweet peace

April 2, 2014  
I can feel the flutter of lyrics
I hear the calling of a song
Taking time alone for word picks
Letting the emotion flow on
Humming and strumming my guitar
Listening and playing the piano
Hearing music coming from my heart
And I will sing it as on and on we go


March 23 2014

The time is between

Breath in and out while
We have this time
We come into this world
Alone and leave in kind
Sit in sun and smile
Water ripples, stones hurled
Dreams we lose and find
Birth to death we sail
Soak up all we've seen
'til we part the veil
Taste the time in between


A moment ago the world was dying
Calendar called by the mighty Mayan
Perhaps it did die that day
Or just began to fade away
Or perhaps renewal is at hand
Peace will spread across the land
And we will see a new age begin
Where spirit is a part of the fabric
Of the day to day and life's magic
News that feeds our fear
Will fade away and disappear
Forgotten are the tears of mothers
Guns laid down, all men are brothers
In a moment we all find we're flying
Spirit rejoicing gravity defying
On we will go into the setting sun
One life ended and one life begun

January 31, 2013
Treading Water

Caught in the current being carried
I know not where but I am married
To the sea and she carries me silently
I fight for peace and struggle violently
Then realize there is a soothing balm
Each breath breathe in and out the calm
Call upon the angels for defense
For direction as I sit upon this fence
Let no more "I don't know" be spoken
Let me see the signs and take the token
Across the bridge to the higher grounds
I listen with my soul to the holy sounds
That resonate deep within my soul
Call me waking, heal me whole
Treading water keeps me a float
Eyes closed I cannot see the boat
That floats beside me every day
Angels lift me up and guide my way
Let me be a beacon of the Light
Give us peace through darkest night
Discharge all fear and all this dread
Let Angel's wings around us spread
Higher Power ascending from above
We stand together sending out the love




Hope met hate in a Texas town
Hate took the shot and shot hope down
And although the world kept spinning round
More than some one died that day

Cracks and leaks sprung in the dam
Someone's sent us off to Vietnam
Fuel fed the fire that brightly burned
Peace was lost while fear was learned

Sad strangers stood upon the shore
Wondered what they were fighting for
Cocking and knocking on heaven's door
How very far we were led astray

The earth shook as bombs tore the veil
Madness marched over hill and dale
Would that one day Peace might prevail
What a hefty heavy toll we pay
More than some one died that day
Will Peace ever come to stay...

October 10, 2013

Music, lovely music soothes the tired soul
Melodies mean meaning more and more
The stories of our lives and times
Set to flowing rhythms and to rhymes
Like wind blown waves upon the shore
They take missing pieces and make whole
A broken heart or wounded spirit
Life is lyrics when you hear it
Music lovely music means so much to me
If the music stopped I would cease to be

Greg Murat at the Love Family Gathering
Bodega Bay California

October 4, 2013

Frosty feeling foggy mornings
Seem to say season's change in session
Wishing willing away cold warnings
Let the winter wind lead cease this procession

September 13th, 2013

Dreams, mists, linger waking
Ships list fingers shaking
In my soul the feelings stir
I look around, scene a blur
Is this a dream staking
Claim to my spirit
Promising flight without wings
Weightless waiting on this body
To lie down and let me leave
Free of this plane of masses
Of wonder what my task is
Period not a comma
Solitude not drama


September 11, 2013

Awake and move to motivation
Corner caught in consternation
All fall to anxious anticipation
/Some impending sense of doom

Yet laughter flows freely like wine
And we forget the rest for a time
What is coming is less and less sublime
Heralding its arrival with a boom

Some say it's unfolding as meant to be
Just what is coming I cannot seem to see
Deafness falls on those who'd hear the plea
Some say it is exchanging freedom for chains

All I know is we have this time
We have this chance to be cruel or kind
The things we loose and choose to find
All summed up in the pleasures and the pains

So what will our final story be
Too soon it will be ancient history
That lasts for an eternity
Be it bliss for every body
Be it bliss for every body
Basking in the light of Love

August 21, 2013

Bad Business Partners

Thoughts loom heavy on souls

The silent stillness
The false impression
The empty fillness
The true confession

Beware those who wear emperor's clothes
Those who feign wealth while debt grows

Collecting cash not paying tolls
If you're confounded I propose

Before deeming it depression
Scrutinize the connection
See solely in this session

Ask yourself this question
Am I surrounded
By ass holes


July 17, 2013

Sun sends soft signals sighing
Rain reaches thirsty leaves drying
Summer dances on the breeze
Moist cool feel finds ways to please
For the drying happens so quickly here
Where clouds cause gray or rain most of the year
Whether the weather life happens in a moment
So live it, breath it, feel it, love it, touch it, own it.


Just being

Just being seeing feeling
Day to day to day dealing
Making music when I may
Weaving through another day
Leaving loss layers peeling
Down down to the inner Source
Up up springs the Living Force
Opening our eyes to see
Giving living letting be
Is the key to ending strife
Creating calm peace in life


July 11, 2013

Watching little lives unfold
It is like stardust in a haven hold
Where all is safe and all is good
You play in an enchanted wood
Where all the fairy tales are real
Sing, dance with zest and zeal
Life goes on for evermore
No doubting what life is for
You go forth strong and bold
Watching little lives unfold

June 12, 2013

The aching head upon waking
The memories toll taking
Gratitude seems to evade me
No need for palms to shade me
From the gray of another Northwest day

Still so much to say
So many songs to write and play
So much love and sorrow in my heart
Feels like time to both end and start
To quit or carry on and play
On another Northwest day

May 26,2013

The boit boit bing do it
The game draws you into it
Is IQ lower when one quits
Are we becoming vidiots
Technology in hands
Free from talking's demands
Reaching out towards the moon
Alone in a full room
But for images in hands
Collecting coins in surreal lands

May 22,2013

Rain sizzles on the leaves
Sun slumbers high above the eaves
I wonder at this simmering
Is peace simply a glimmering
Hope that lies within
That I have sought without
So seeking once again
I release the doubt
Face a long forgotten vow
Heaven or hell is here and now

Flash poems written by Greg Murat

April 2013

Some jesters sing 
Of being free
Of rising up 
While they slobber
With drink's drool
Ever liars ever fools
Fooling none 
But themselves
While prancing 
Like Reggae elves
They bully and boss
Arms outstretched 
As if on cross
As dog servants
he/she sees us 
Set fervent 
Sees himself Jesus
Grants absolution
No matter what their sin
Firm resolution
To hurt and hurt again
The wicked witch and
Would be wizard Woe
The conniver and the fool
So perfectly matched oh
So comfortable with cruel


March 22, 2013

Pulling to Peace
(Objects at rest tend to stay at rest)

It is like moving through thick heavy liquid
It is like slowly freezing solid, being statued
It is sun seeking on a cold cloudy day
Foraging for fun feeling lost in the fray
Distant crumbling drab and dole
Pulled to pieces by black hole

Pulled to peace is being whole
Forgiveness fulfills the total toll
Rising up from whence we fall
All of us in One and One in all

Soul survives with steely stealth
Coming to see, be, a higher self
When wounded wield a healing salve
Get grateful for the good we have

Dream all we can dream while we can
For we never know this life's end plan
We're made mostly of the same dust as stars
We travel through time hoping to heal the scars

From the depths we seek the surface where
We break through and breath the living air
Seeking sweet serenity of soul
Pulled to peace is being whole
Sweet release to smile and nod
Time for letting go and letting God

January 22, 2013
Missing My Love

I turn into the driveway with the green gate
I wonder what is coming but I must wait
Troubles travel tirelessly in threes
I feel the still chill air against my knees
Is this chance alone or is it fate
That finds me here miles from home
Alone, lost, scattered like sea foam
I reach into the empty air and feel it stir
My love's hug's comfort does not occur
It is just the cold and empty that I feel
I would that I could in an instant repeal
This distance daunting distanced state
All this my lover's kiss could can abate
When once again her soft voice I hear
Savoring her presence when next I draw her near
I will be kissing instead of missing my love
I will be kissing instead of missing my love

January 18-2013
The Candle and the Moon

The moon in the midst of the swaying trees
Calls me to come out and play
But these warm blankets gathered at my knees
Make me want to stay
And watch the candle and the moon
I had a grand day today playing my guitar
Singing to the sun sinking in the west
Purple passion sky seemed so near yet far
I soak up the hues that I love the best
Watching candle waning to the tune
I am ready for my rest
I am ready for my rest

July 10-2012
Fear finds ways to bind us
Tears fall hard to remind us
Of the painful pinning lack of kindness
You stumble here with one another
You seek some way soon to discover
That love can conquer all
Even the most very cautious fall
And plummet into the abyss
Having learned no lesson save for this
No matter how much we gain or loose
So much hangs upon the choices that we choose

July 4, 2012

Sounds shout out like thunder
Roaring and rumbling over plains
Vision magnified and crystal clear
Can't seem to cough it under
Crackling crunching pains
Gasping grabbing I feel no fear
Longing for some sweet release
Wind within the wind chimes
Has me wishing wheezing's wane
Stars a light in daytime
Dance before my eyes
I feel an inner peace
As one before he dies
Breath in so soft and steady
Empty lungs feel full already
Clicking clacking clocks
As if in a airless box
Feeling feint and pale
Halfway through the veil
It is the breath of life I feel
I shall sleep now so I'll heal

July 3, 2012
Finding fault fastidiously
Is freeing for some folk
Deflecting wounding words can be
A source of full time work
The toll is high the pay is low
For those who take the yolk
Forever clever on we go
Less someone see us shirk
Here inside my head I hear
A symphony of voices
Indistinct yet quite clear
"We live with our choices"
Day to day let me be
A person with integrity
Let it be written when I'm dead
He ne'er worried what last he said
Like a squirrel seeks out his stash
I mindfully mine each word
Recalling all I've seen and heard
I pump poems out in a flash

March 1, 2012
The wisdom of the ages flows like wine
We listen to sages seeking a sign
We hasten to pages turning through time
Never ever knowing what end we'll see

Sometimes life feels like a coin that's been tossed
We pout at the pains and that which we've lost
We gaze at the gains and just what they've cost
Clever ever flowing with what will be
This mere sheer reflection
of imper-perfection
The wisdom of this:
Life just simply is

January 21, 2012

When seeking seek some spiritual
Me me me doesn't nestle nurturing
Me me me embellishes suffering
To see the world through grown up eyes
Or a child's innocence, which is more wise?
Selfishness may be conventional
But giving love that is intentional
Leads to a life that is much more full

Sometimes giving is what love is for
When it comes to taking, less is more


January 16, 2012

The Snow Is Falling

And the snow
to fall
I hear the silence call
It whispers on a windless night
Winter wearing endless white
I listen to the quiet
Would that I could fly
It is the magic
The glad, the tragic
Flying freely I
Sighing see thee
Great the small
Oh the wonder of it all
I feel at peace
The sweet release


January 5, 2012

Wounded healer
Deep soul feeler
Kingly kneeler
Arise. Arise
Distant thunder
From over under
Washed asunder
Surprise. Surprise.
Self reliant
Dream defiant
Sleeping giant
Your eyes. Your eyes
Are opening to truth
Aged ageless youth
For Freedom forsooth
In need
We dance among the living
Learning loving and forgiving


January 4, 2012
Trickling rivulets of rain
Prickling minuets of pain
Play out upon the stage
A body, heart, mind and spirit
A movie made to feel, it hear it
We write it page by page
We live it age to age
To light
To love
To rebirth
To Healing peace
Upon the earth

January 1, 2012
Another Christmas gone

Happy New Year
Another Christmas gone
Life goes on within
and without you
Rain soaked
Seeking shelved
Wind blown
20 12'd
Bright hope?
New dark dawn?
Love knows we begin
By Being true
By Being
We continue on
Calm cloaked clever clear
Happy 2012 is here

December 2, 2011

What happens?

What happens
To the days
To the time
Like a stolen stipend
Like lost way's
Descending climb

I feel the waves crashing
Calling me beyond
Step in and swim
Out to see
Swim on and on and on
Straight into eternity
Or the cold dark night
Or sprout wings of fire
And soar into the light
I come to in this waking dream
So far from the sea
I listen to the drizzle rain
Sign saying let it be
Breath out the pain
And in the gratitude
Loose the loss and
Glean the gain
With loving attitude
And smile for my face likes that
Though I far too often do forget
Then I trace the thoughts back
And cast aside regret
Then I plainly plainly see
What happen's up to me

August 22, 2011


Trickle trickle splash
Whooshing of the wind
Counting out the cash
Calling freely on a friend
To follow up on finding free
Making merry to the mile end
The time and place to let it be
We long for living on the island
We live and love whether near or far
But being on the beach by you
Is my wish upon a star
I know you feel it too
Trickle trickle splash
Whooshing of the wind
Let's just make a dash
My lover and my friend

May 7th, 2011


The crescent moon points to the evening star
I sit in the darkness and listen to the wind
It rushes and brushes the leaves and then
It waxes and wanes with the door a jar
I consider an early slumber or attempt
To lie upon the bed and take my rest
Too many nights find me on this futile quest
As sleeps eludes me as if I were exempt
Still I find an inner peace as I listen to the trees
Joy or sorrow, today, tomorrow, bless our families


April 26th, 2011
It's A Pearl Gray Day

It's a pearl gray day
And the rain is falling to the ground
I squeeze my eyes closed tightly
And listen to the sound
And I feel You all around me
I can hear the things You say
Sometimes shouted silently
They tell me go, they tell me stay
Is a new beginning near or is this the end
Who is the enemy here and who is the friend
So I pick up my guitar and as I sing and play
I forget these questions on this pearl gray day
In the background is the quiet cooing of a dove
Telling me it all begins and ends with Love


March 23rd, 2011

What a day is today
Partly cloudy, cold and sunny
Description comes to play
In ways it seems so very funny
What weather words portray

In these times of great commotion
Feelings sway like tall trees in a storm
People are much like the ocean
Calm, crazy, cold and warm
We live in times of deep emotion

We're selfish, kind, happy and sad
Partly good and partly bad
And no one gets out alive
Human kind at its best
Will all be put to the test
Are we worthy to survive

January 8, 2011

The Road We're On

Challenge me with a Bakugan
I will rise to meet the pain
We will see who will fall
And who will remain
It is only a game after all
Part of the road we're on

Trickling water, cooing dove
Outside the fast lane
And in silence I recall
Sweet comfort to attain
Everything is passing all
What is left is only love

And love will conquer all.


What wave?
Flash poems are written stream (or stutter)
of consciousness when there is a window in time. 

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