Love Yourself

The hardest thing to do is love yourself
Well after you’ve been pommelled with hurtful words
And not had chances to find out who
Who you need’a become to be truly yourself
Need’a be truly yourself

Oh I’ll try to wake each day now
With love for myself, the kind that’s unshakable
I may falter, have moments of self doubt
Still through it I’ll tray too love myself
With love that’s unshakable

Oh now wen I walk streets
They’ll see that I love God
By how I sparkle and glow

Oh they’ll ask me how I
Did get to be this way
I get to be this way

By being true to myself and
Unafraid to shine it out now
Unafraid to shine it out now

Announcing, “Alien Landscapes”!

I am going to pause for a moment from posting my poems to bring you an announcement. Don’t worry I will be posting new poems of mine right here real soon. What is this announcement? Well I can finally say that my debut album called “Alien Landscapes” will be available for free streaming and free download starting Wednesday September 5 at 9am Atlantic Daylight Time on my new Bandcamp page. What kind of album is Alien Landscapes? No it is not a poetry album. In fact it is a soundscape album. If you are unfamiliar with what a soundscape is Wiktionary describe it this way:

1. An acoustic environment, a virtual/emotional environment created using sound.
2. A soundscape composition – an electroacoustic musical composition creating a sound portrait of a sound environment.

Alien Landscapes will be made up of 41 tracks. Each track will be an individual soundscape. Theses soundscapes of mine will run for as short as 30 seconds to as long as 13 minutes and 49 seconds. My aim in creating theses soundscapes is to fully immerse the listener in varying fictional alien environments ranging from the soothing to the highly jarring. My hope is you will have a listen and if you like what you here pass it along to your friends and family members. At least to the ones you think will also like it.

Another Day

Go to bed wen your tired
Get up wen your well rested
And with good feelings about today
You can succeed to another day

Sleep in bed having smiled wide
Awake with hope for the future
And with love reciprocated your way
You can succeed to another day

Another day is something to anticipate
Get up to still eager and
Still believing that more goods coming
More goods coming to another day

Go to bed your so tired
Get up wen you’ve gotten rested
And with good feelings for tomorrow
You can succeed to another day

You can succeed to another day

(It Will Take) Only Time – Featured on Love Life Poems

Love PoemsMy poem “(It Will Take) Only Time” has received the wonderful honour of being  featured on Love Life Poems in their best of the web category Love Poems. If you have a moment do consider heading on over to Love Life Poems and reading all the other wonderful featured poems. Wile there do rate my poem as the higher rated poems move to the top of the list and get more exposure.

(It Will Take) Only Time

It will take only time
Fore you to answer back
With a replay that says
I’m on the right track
To being close to you

In my heart is where
You will be found living
Giving me the will to
Carry on with your grace
And your love to give

It will take only time
Fore you to answer back
With a replay that says
I’m on right track to
Bringing people close to you

In place of worship is
Where you will be found
Living, giving people will to
Carry on with your grace
And your love to give

It will take only time
Fore you to answer back
With a replay that says
I’m on the right track

Given It All Of My Best

I’ve gone and given it all of my best
And no this ain’t my time to go rest
‘Cause you went set me loss on a quest
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
As a result I now have a spiritual leaning
For depth in our Sunday morning worship services see
‘Cause I’ve already had religious introductions given to me
‘Bought things from Judaism to human sexuality in RE
So I wanna take it to the next level
And this might get me perceived as a rebel
But I don’t think I’m alone on this here
‘Cause fellow raised UUs that I’ve conversed do appear
To desire more ritual in worship like I’d here
As you may have guessed I’m saying to watch
What could be if we UUs turned up a notch
Even just one the depth of our religious thought
We’d have more I think staying here from young to old age

Freely Following Jesus

We’ll be following Jesus once again
At least I know I’ll be
I hope you’ll come join me

This time want be like before
Unlike our dads and moms childhoods
It’ll be from our own understandings

That we’ll be freely following Jesus
At lest I’ll freely follow Jesus
I hope you’ll come join me

Saving grace will set us free
And love will guide us on
As we be freely following Jesus

Oh we’ll be freely following Jesus
At lest I’ll freely follow Jesus
I hope you’ll come join me

A Hallelujah Now

Don’t feel you
Around me now
Your not around
Me now I
Need you around
All me now

All I gotta
Do is keeping
Me from you
And me surviving
Rather be living
Life with you

I feel blockage
Around and within
All of me
And it’s keeping
You from being
All around me

Can I get
A hallelujah now
It means exclamation
Of praise to
God…

Can I get
A hallelujah now
It means exclamation
Of praise to
God…

Can I get
A hallelujah now
It means exclamation
Of praise to
God her’s a hallelujah
A hallelujah now

Smile Big

Smile big
Love life
And at
Night put your head
Dawn on warm bed
You’re on warm bed

If you
Can do
This your
So vary much blest
Your vary much blest
You’re on warm bed

Have some sweet dreams
Go thank your mother
And tell your brother
You love
Him so
So much

You love your brother
For inviting you to
Play with his friend
Wen you
And him
Where kids

It was
Your parents
That did
Take you to church
Wen you where still
A small innocent child

Tell them
That you
Are so
Glad they did bring
You to that place
Of discovery and acceptance

Smile big
Love life
And at
Night put your head
Dawn on warm bed
You’re on warm bed

If you
Can do
This your
So vary much blest
Your vary much blest
You’re on warm bed

Have some sweet dreams
Have some sweet dreams
Have some sweet dreams
And smile
Smile big
Smile big

Oh Why Do People Have To Be So Damn Cruel?

Your in the family Chevy going fast into the city
Your mom’s driving, you’re begging your head to not hurt
Your afraid that you’ll throw up again like all evening
To you this feels so not like a perfect day

To you this feels so not like a perfect day
Siting in the emergency waiting room still with hurting head
Nears at counter gives you bucket and you again puke
To you this feels so not like a perfect day

Oh why do people have to be so damn cruel?
You where simply siting in your seat minding your business
Doing what you always do just listing to your walkman
You where just trying to make it listening to county

You got off the small yellow bus at your stop
And you stumbled home and cranked up Billy Ray Cyrus
Loud you tried to get the music to clear your head
Oh why do people have to be so damn cruel?

It was only just a punch right in your face
Oh why did he punch you right in your face?
Oh why did he punch you right in your face?
Why did he go punch you right in your face?

Oh why do people have to be so damn cruel?