Ashes


Ashes to ashes

I am still a Buddhist

Loving to Love

The love that knows love

The way Love should be loved

Dust to dust

I am still a Buddhist

Chanting to chant

Chanting for Love

Loving to chant

Like smoke I spread

Disappearing I am still all

And everywhere, I rise

And Fall

I am still a Buddhist

The colorless exhale

Once the wind blows

From ashes to dust

Burning yet yearning to exist

Still, I am Buddhist

 born, created from ashes

I am my Mother’s Keeper


I am my mother’s first

Crazy as it may sound

I am her soul image

Despite who helped

she released me

into the world

to walk and talk

and carry on

 

Because

 

I represent

everything that she is

What she is not

depends on her

But I

am my mother’s keeper

What I don’t know

is of no need

The past is past

I am the end

the beginning

and the middle

I am written and sealed

and my fate lies

upon her lies

her truths

The few who know

look upon me

as forgotten

when my goodness then shines

She made a path for me

to escape the warm and cold world

And though I may not always be

she does hold me

reminding me

of everything

 

Because

I have been kept

and keep going

onward

Because

I really was her first

 

When the sun doesn’t shine


Ain’t no way

I can stay away from you

Longer than a day

That just changes my dream come true

 

Hearing your voice on the phone

You tell me everything’s fine

I miss your daytime kisses at home

I wish you could do that when the sun doesn’t shine

 

Even though I know where you are

Being apart tears me apart

You take the moon and stars so far

away I can’t feel my heart

 

Though I know you’ll be back

You’ve still been gone far too long

It’s sheer ecstasy I lack

When you return to me, you’ll right this wrong

 

Can’t wait for your return

Cause I’m walking a fine line

It’ll be such a cool burn

To kiss you when the sun doesn’t shine

 

Somebody Knows Me


I can open the door for you

And you might look away

Not just what I choose to do

Don’t expect a word anyway

 

You smile and greet them so kind

They all just let me be

Doesn’t matter if you don’t have the time

Hey, somebody knows me

 

I don’t buy you flowers

But how about a diamond ring

Something to help pass the hours

Oh, to you, it’s just this old thing

 

Can I whisper sweet bliss

In your ear, sealed with a sweet kiss

How else can I possibly be

Hey, somebody knows me

 

Take you to the ballet

We can dress up and later sway

How ‘bout a baseball game

Even there you don’t have to say my name

 

I don’t know what else I can do

When will you ever have a clue

I guess true love is blind to see

That’s okay, somebody knows me

 

Sometimes love is for the truly lucky

Hey, somebody out there wants to know me