Stars Align

I glance up at the moon

Singing that old familiar tune

I see the stars transform and align

Wondering now, is this some kind of sign?

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Than my head, it starts twirling around

And the song becomes a pure light sound

Changing stars twinkling back at me

Whispering, just you wait, you wait and see.

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Just you wait and see

The stars might collide for me

Just you wait and sit yourself outside

Take your seat at the universal ringside.

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Watch the show, as it slowly unfolds

And your soul reaches out for its stronghold

So many rainbows come forth, rising with the sun

We are so far, far from being done.

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Oh yes, let’s wait, wait and finally see

This moment is revealing the light from you and me

So now wait, wait and you will see

Give it the time, a day or maybe three.

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Purple clouds emerge and chase the rainbows

Where they are headed, nobody knows

And those stars aligned, down they fall

Streaking through the sky like a multi-colored fireball.

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Hurry now, don’t be too late

Chase those stars, follow your fate

Look into the steaming crater, see the light show

Shout and dance, share what you now know.

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So hurry now, don’t be too late

Or wait some more and sense your own fate

Hurry now, and then see if you can wait

Brilliant stars align, you carry the weight.

 

 

 

Of peace, war, fear, terror, and love

When I was a small child

and the bombs were flying and falling and bursting

I was not afraid.

That was, afterall, so far away

Also, my uncle was there

Dropping supplies from planes in Vietnam

And taking care of the world.

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I grew up and was not afraid of the state of the world

I was too self involved

Until in high school, as we studied history, I began to see the reality of man.  I watched The Day After on TV, along with 100 million other people. Now I was afraid, for years to come I was terrified of nuclear war, and I would read about the what-if’s and the certain devastation. When the wall fell, well, those thoughts seemed to fall away a bit with that wall, torn apart by human hands. *After I graduated college,A certain President began the first middle east war, that I saw live on TV I would get drunk and high and try to understand itUntil I wrapped myself up in a ball of anxiety and fear”I will never bring children into a hate filled world”, where money and oil and consumerism fill our sad lives. He agreed with me. *And things escalate again some years later, they continue on, the things man does to manOklahoma bombings, 9-11, Iraq, AfghanistanSomewhere though along the way, I did want children, he did want childrenA family, to move toward peace, to share moments of joy, to create a new world. Children, the hope for a different future…. we can do this. *I shelter you now, your young brains, You know just a bit about the bombings, the killings, the shootingsYou hear on the radio and sometimes you see me cryBut you don’t watch, you never watch, you don’t see those imagesI take you to yoga, and pray for peace, and hold you tightly each nightOur own peaceful universe, one moment to the next. *I try not to worry, worry about you and the futureWorry about the world I will leave behind someday, for you to somehow manageI teach you about peace, and ease; I say these  words, spread that love, joy, friendship each dayWe are all just one familyAnd my faith in your prevails, to bring forth the peace and light into the world. There is no more choice to be afraid.

 

Your story

Did I tell you about the time

I awoke in the middle of the night

To see my guardian angel

Floating above, in a soft glowing light?

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Have I mentioned before

The time when I was on the verge

And the end didn’t happen

Something unknown halted the urge.

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Then there was the day

When the universe opened up with a smile

And I knew I was guided on this journey

Moment to moment, and mile after mile

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Can you tell me about those times

When your were guided or broken?

Why is it that some of those deepest of human times

Love, heartbreak, mystery,  the thoughts go unspoken.

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So drink down your warm tea

As you sit with me here

Please tell me your story

We can together forever hold it near.

 

Arise

She is rising up and growing stronger

Just beyond the sheer blanket of ocean before me

I witness the beginning of her elegant ascent

Glowing only the way she can

Bright red and deep orange

She glides up over the water’s never ending edge

The life giving globe, the brightest thing I know

I welcome her, with this dawn of the new day

She responds by endlessly burning away

As if she will never burn out

A constant source of life and energy

And once more she begins her smooth path

Across the pale blue sky

Leaving lingering sherbet colored reflections

On the water below.