Death Is A Friend

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We are born (borne) in death

As one moment dies

Another brings life

 

And we are here

 

What we are cannot last

Endings and beginnings

Never to be lived again

 

And we are here

 

Reborn in the gaps of time

Only one constant remains

Knowing alone stands

 

And we are here

 

In a dying world we live

Both reborn from ashes

Fresh as a rising sun

 

And we are here

 

 

Old Coats

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I wear the past

An old coat, tattered and torn

Long in tooth

I should have long ago shorn

 

Yet it finds me again

All this lifetime to be worn

Taken off sometimes

Never far from hand to adorn

 

I wear the past

This old coat, tattered and torn

Bones broken and bent

Memories tattered and torn

 

 

Breathe

 

Sunlight through trees and I breathe
Cares of the day just fall away
A book cradled gently, words to believe
Speak and tell me what I must say

Yet I am still here in spite of it all
Alive to what I still need to do
And though I may stumble and fall
Somehow I will make it through

 

 

 

Cold Day Dreams

 

City sidewalk cafe

Crispy fried chicken

A sweet girl talking

All smiles and black hair full of curls

 

So familiar in her long black coat

Down and nylon

Is she the one serving?

Somehow I know her

 

From a dream or awake?

She asks about some children

As they play on the street

And I am awake

 

As she lingers within me

 

Surrender

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To truth, I offer what I used to be

This shell I once thought was me

 

To your grace I bow and offer this

This burden, which I will not miss

 

Be mine in act, in word, and thought

To take to heart what you have taught

 

And as I lay me down to rest

Embraced I know I am truly blessed