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    Video Poems


    2009 - 03.24

    Video Poems

    Really when you look at it all of life is a collage
    Look a little closer it seems to be a mirage
    It affects you, it will inspect you
    To see if the next level is your’s to trod

    Pictures fool you from the start.
    A trick thought up long ago
    Life was pretty boring then,
    Someone had to to start a show

    Now were all plugged in
    Our memories further clenched in our minds
    About our time, about our time
    A way for us to look behind.

    (SG2009)

    Left Hanging


    2009 - 03.23

    Left hanging.

    I keep checking my inbox, hoping for a communiqué
    The phone keeps ringing, but it’s not anyone I know
    I tracked one friend down on the early morning wave
    And was politely dismissed with a lie.

    I’ve gone too far, they’re tired of my kind of insanity
    I cannot blame them, so am I.
    Walking down the street I had a conversation with my past
    The present is to grim to tally, Don’t wanna’ know.

    Too fractured to be of much use, I’m discarded
    They have good reasons, I’ve worn out my welcome
    But I deserved at least the raw edge of the truth
    But instead was given another stab with the sugar coated dagger.

    When one goes south, everyone else goes north
    Where their once was love now there is polarity
    “Oh no” I thought, I’ve gone too far…. again
    And am now alone on the edge.

    I bought into this game myself, built these castle walls
    All around myself, on foundations of sand
    My love was not enough, madness overwhelmed us all
    I deserve to be cut loose, what have I done for anyone lately?

    (SG2007)

    Praises of Love


    2009 - 03.23

    Praises of Love

    Lord your love for me is higher than any mountain
    Deeper than any sea, wider than the heavens
    You shed your blood for me, shed your blood for me.
    Praises of Love

    My love for you is not an affliction, rather a benediction
    Lord give me a life worthy of redemption
    Bare fruit upon my tree, fruit upon my tree.
    Praises of Love

    The knowledge that we have is never enough
    Let me understand your love
    When the sea gets rough, the sea gets rough.
    Praises of Love

    I’m surrounded by people who do not see
    Lord please now, please set them free
    The beauty you have shown to me, you have shown to me.
    Praises of Love

    And now as I get older, my actions are getting slower
    I long to be at your side, star light in my eyes
    I will praise your love, praise your love.
    Praises of Love

    Forever is such a long Rhyme
    In and out of time, but always in the moment
    Crying tears of joy to thee, tears of joy tears to thee.
    Praises of Love

    Knowing now that you’ll collect me
    I just cannot ever reject thee
    Constant changing but everlasting, changing but everlasting.
    Praises of Love

    I’m letting go now of the pain
    That falls down with the pouring rain
    My yoke falls to the ground, falls to the ground.
    Praises of Love

    I see how I was meant to fly
    My soul now it touches the sky
    I’ll keep singing praises to you, praises to you.
    Praises of Love.
    (SG2007)

    Blue


    2009 - 03.23

    Blue
    Electric Blue, that’s the color I would choose where I would live. I will sit right here waiting for the gift of Blue vision.
    I saw an angel once it wore so many brilliant colors that all I could see was the Blue and me and him, now nothing really matters to me anymore.
    I’ve lost my trucking woman
    I lost my wife I lost my animal friends
    I lost my way of life.
    I’m thinking this is the end
    If this isn’t the Blues then I must be dead.
    Hey Sam’ those blues are in your head.

    Icy Blue lake, frozen in it’s time
    Waiting for spring to come,
    Comin’ down the line
    Different song with the same ole rhyme, same old rhyme yeah Blue is so true it
    will comfort you ever so true it will comfort you.
    Navy Blue is the badge of honor.
    Sky Blue is life unseen.
    Water Blue is the essence of an ocean that lives loves moves and breathes
    Blue is my favorite color, in it I hide. Camouflaged and hidden from all who don’t have Blue eyes.

    (SG2008)

    Green


    2009 - 03.23

    Hard to see now, 3rd and middle color of the rainbow
    Frogs
    Moss
    Water
    Anodized copper
    Emerald
    Newspaper in fire
    Brother of blue (Hey Who let him in here?)
    Green light means go
    Greener pastures (That’s were my ex wife went)
    Green with envy
    Green = inexperienced
    Jade
    Sage
    Fir
    Pine
    The opposite of green is brown Death
    And renewal vivid life
    Aquamarine

    When I leave Oregon it’s is like someone just turned off the green.
    Venus green
    Green Bud (mmmmmmmmmmmm)
    Green Goddess
    Well knit fabric green
    Ireland
    Growth
    Renewal
    Healing
    Envy
    Time moves faster in a green room.
    Balance
    Harmony
    Stability
    Christmas

    (SG2007)

    Peace of Mind


    2009 - 03.23

    Peace of Mind

    I am looking for the leisure of the world’s greatest treasure.
    One day of peace of mind and I’ll give ya’ every thing I’ve earned.
    Everything I’ve learned.

    I’m pacing the halls trying to get small.
    Trying to keep it together in this stormy weather searching for some peace of mind.
    I look but I don’t find that long lost peace of mind, in my time.

    Remember when you were young, you had the time, you had the fun.
    Then something disappeared. You let them in, They did their sins and quietly went away.
    Now by the book you are a crook just like them.

    You will fight and you will say rationalizations all the way, but you know it is true.
    Until you let go you will never know that peace of mind.
    This I learned is true it worked for me it’ll work for you,
    See ya’ on that sandy beach.

    (SG2008)

    You are a victim of the Drug Wars


    2009 - 03.23

    war20on20drugs

    That’s right America, they are spending billions of your tax dollars to put you in Jail. Usually for being a harmless user.Beware Big Brother is Watching, Listening and Selling you dope.

    Flashback


    2009 - 03.23

    Flashback

    Been looking down paths both light and dark
    With the eye of a ghost both silent and stark
    Seen it all as it came to the light
    Watched it twist, disappear from sight
    A hazy memory to mock you.

    Learned of Loki, learned of fire
    Seen cutthroats and thieves in the night of desire
    To know this story you must travel the same
    If you steal my treasure, you’ll live with the game
    A moment of tragic insight.

    Looking beyond your ponds smooth surface
    Passing beauty and wisdom beyond sex or race
    I see a white wolf watching your way
    As you dance your plan into action
    Only the old remain.

    If you can’t take the truth, your gonna’ hear a lie
    And get stuck in the great in between
    Of the branches in the Tree of life
    Disharmony, Injustice, Strife
    Will tear at the axis of your life force

    But the wise old wolf, champion of so many winters
    Guards the daughters of the night
    So they may dance and conquer the rain
    For many harvests to come
    I tell you I remember this

    (SG2007)

    Gonna’ Lie Down Now.


    2009 - 03.23

    Gonna’ lay down now.

    I laid myself down by the whirlpools edge
    It’s tugging at me now
    Imploring me to let go.
    To lay me down one last time

    To be with you once more
    With our bodies close together
    Let the world go by like cloudscapes in the sky.
    To lay me down one last time.

    To lay and dream like our old days
    When our love was so new
    That would be a fitting end to my trail
    To lay me down one last time.

    Oh but that dream that was my life
    It sure had me fooled for a while
    I really thought I was something
    To lay me down one last time

    To lie with you, would complete this man
    Our dreams, finally seeing each other
    Entwined our souls would be complete
    To lay me down one last time.

    (SG2007)

    Ash…


    2009 - 03.23

    ASH

    And the most desolate pit
    Is where a man loves a woman

    Not of his world, Not a Kindred Soul
    She who tears at his emotions
    She who denies him his past
    She who won’t believe in a future
    She who breaks her Vows

    Taking his heart and lets it fall unnoticed to the ground.
    Being the Fool he offers it again.

    Still that voice comes calling with the wind
    Crying in the night of buried memories.

    And She, who knows no true love turns away looking back,
    Finding only an empty space where once there was a friend.

    (SG1989)

    Is that You Girl?


    2009 - 03.23

    Is that you girl?

    Is that you girl, stumbling out of the smoke and fire?
    Is that you girl, damaged but holding the goods?
    Is that you girl, looking so angry?
    Keeping your mouth shut, like you should.

    Is that you girl, holding your own?
    Is that you girl, barely hanging on?
    Is that you girl, mad at the last thing?
    You know it’s you that keeps us strong

    Is that you girl, coming from Detroit?
    Is that you girl, lookin’ for some sense of family?
    Is that you girl, goin’ down for a friend?
    Isn’t it great, this infinity?

    Is that you girl, splendid little journey?
    Is that you girl, wondering where you went wrong?
    Is that you girl, back to the beginning?
    Jump back into the song.

    Is that you girl, getting to your feet again?
    Is that you girl, smiling strong?
    Is that you girl, a picture completed?
    Way to go all along.

    (SG2007)

    Honest Man’s Son


    2009 - 03.23

    Honest Man

    I’m a’ honest man,
    Honest man’s son.
    I’ll stand by my word
    And I don’t run.

    I have a hole in my chest
    Where my heart used to be
    The love refuses to die
    And now, the rain’s coming down
    Another endless night.

    My train is pullin’ in at the station
    And its wheels gonna’ take me home
    When love walks by
    And love walks on
    Puts me in the danger zone

    I wont say a word about it
    Cross my heart, hope to die
    I’d give you all the love
    In this mighty world
    If you were at my side.

    Now there’s some wild talking people
    An’ some strange mind playing games
    When the sun comes up tomorrow
    Look me in the eye
    And tell me you don’t feel ashamed.

    I’m a’ honest man,
    Honest man’s son.
    I’ll stand by my word
    And I don’t run.

    (SG2008)

    When the Songs are on.-The week John Lennon was assasinated.


    2009 - 03.23

    The week John Lennon was murdered
    (taken from a quote from Shawn Lennon)

    When the songs are on I remember you floating back on sound wave melody
    to speak your peace once again.
    I will not falter in my faith because of your words. for in my heart and mind I feel renewed
    When the songs are on people ask me “who is this?”
    And I smile with warm memories.
    I tell them you were a good friend of mine
    Though I never touched your face
    I sat rapt a student to a master’s speech, melted to your vibrations.
    When the songs are on you drift back to me
    Through hazy lanes of consciousness you beckon giving rise and reprieve many of my thoughts you helped fashion
    I fight harder knowing you are with me, yet why were you taken away?
    Was it for some larger mission?
    When the songs are on I see beauty glisten
    And a small part of what you really wanted to say
    For we all know words are but a frustration,
    The best they can do is point a way
    But its another thing that reminds me today
    When the songs are on you tell me of your dreams
    And the schemes to make love plenty
    Cutting through shattered peoples fears so shallow
    Careless you were unafraid of what was to follow
    I watched you walk down the path of so many
    When the songs are on you make me laugh at myself
    As I recall our first days together in youth
    When the sun shined you followed me everywhere
    As we all sang your many songs and dreamed of forever
    This is the way I think I will remember you.
    (SG1980)

    Enroute Communiqué~


    2009 - 03.21

    I felt the portal close, the inward shine of a reflection back onto itself
    Musings, too deep to be heard, can you hear the rustle of a diamond turning?
    Sailed so quickly through the storm ridden seas to this point of perspective.
    Always listening to the sirens voice, Should I lash myself onto the mast for protection?
    Are there treacherous rocks I just don’t see?
    The road too, has always been rocky
    As I slammed my soul through all those places
    Looking for someone to love.

    If I could only reach you on the dreamscape, I would tell you these things
    I would dance them into existence…
    Kneeling before you, I would offer up mere words, hoping you will accept this simple gift.

    Know that you are cared for,
    Know that I understand your Rhymes,
    Know that it is fortune upon us,
    Know this all, deep inside,
    Know that we’re both lonely,
    Know that we have some time,
    Know that it’s bigger than us,
    Know this all deep inside.

    I do not drink another’s wine without invitation,
    My grapes are still on the vine
    Luscious, begging to be picked
    And tasted by your perfect mouth.
    What is the path that is true?
    If tragedy falls, it won’t be on you.
    I scream at the Heavens “Who dares to trap this bird”?
    Try to stop destiny, it is so absurd.

    Our collective madness accumulates quickly
    Like a sponge, filled to capacity
    Love drips around the edges of sanity
    So much love, tumultuous, wavelike
    How long can you take it?
    How long before the camels straw?
    Where we watch grandiose dreams
    Sink back into the night.

    I am trying to stay with it, tracking the progress of your Star in the skies
    Being just another planet that wants to orbit in the gravity well of your love
    I look in my bag of tricks and with you I am found wanting
    What can a man offer a Star after all?
    The shadow of doubt has eclipsed you
    Removing my light from the scene
    Maybe you will wake up
    And find out that it’s just a dream.

    (SG2007)

    I’ve had Enough


    2009 - 03.19

    I’ve had enough of fighting all my best of friends
    Only one stuck by me, she says it’s to the end.
    I’ve had enough of anger, it endangers my soul
    I can feel it coming, must not lose control.
    I’ve had enough of poverty, isn’t it a shame?
    I look in the mirror, feeling pretty lame
    I’ve had enough of confusion, it breaks all my rules
    I’m accused of having delusions, but I am not a fool
    I’ve had enough of forked tounges, they only grate my brain
    I look all the while. These lies are driving me insane
    But I am not bothered anymore, for this small thing I’m glad
    Still I’ll keep fighting, ’till I’m no longer mad.

    (SG2009)

    Morning Temptations


    2009 - 03.19

    morning-temptation

    Not My Home


    2009 - 03.14

    Not my Home

    I don’t belong here in this space
    If I had my choice, I’d leave this place
    Vanish like a lark, without a trace
    Get away from this silly human race.

    I came here like a frontiersman
    Since then, nothing but tears man
    I only wanted to help where I can
    I used to wander all over the land.

    The land of the Golden Sun
    Is where I used to run
    The only place I remember fun
    A place of peace without any guns.

    I cannot remember, I cannot recall
    Don’t know what I’m doing with it all
    I’m in love with creatures great and small
    I’m on the ground but still walk tall.

    You may see me passing, as I’m walking through
    Forgive me for asking, is all this reality true?
    Or is it something made up out of the blue
    It must be real ’cause I can feel, the begining of another tune.

    (SG2009)

    New Growth


    2009 - 03.14

    New Growth

    I was slowly dying, not knowing why
    No one could figure it out
    Didn’t even try
    I had to find my own way home
    I had a lot of help though
    And I am still free.

    Life is so short, we often forget that
    If we remembered we may just leave our desks
    And run yelling in the streets naked
    Make the most of your time
    For I can tell you, your hourglass is running
    Soon the sand will bury your life.

    If I was a tree, I’d be sprouting new growth
    As fast as I can, trying to make the most
    Of time that is running like a gazelle
    You make your own world, Heaven or Hell
    You try to reach your higher self
    I already looked, there is nothing on that shelf.

    (SG2009)

    I was right


    2009 - 03.14

    I was right

    I was righteous
    I believe in what I say
    Watch out I might bite cha’
    Because I’m so full of reality
    A truth attack is what I do
    When someone acts like it’s normal
    To be a caddish fool.

    I have been judged
    I have confessed
    To an ongoing smouldering anger
    When someone’s out of line
    I can take the time
    And put their little life in danger

    With power like this, it is hard to be bold
    Like a snake it’ll bite you
    If you don’t have the right hold
    But I have learned my lessons in places
    I hope you’ll never see.
    You can’t argue with a crazy person, try it,  you’ll see. Try me.

    I can see behind the eyes
    I can see for miles
    I can tell you what’s coming
    By the way that person smiles
    It’s not a blessing
    Actually, it’s very depressing, the things these humans think.

    (SG2009)

    Sacred American Landmarks and Icons:


    2009 - 03.06

    Starbucks
    Weapons of Mass Destruction
    The Civil War
    McDonald’s
    Car Washes
    Social Security, Homeland Insecurity, Politics is so dirty. Greasy, Greasy oil. Control the world.
    Bill of Rights?
    Money Doesn’t talk, it swears
    Propaganda, all is phony. (Dylan)
    Lincoln
    Kennedy
    King
    Lennon
    Abbie Hoffman
    Marylin Monroe
    Bettsy Ross never existed.
    SSSHHHhhhhhh……….someone’s listening to you.

    (SG2009)