Category Modern Life

Performance, Like Life

Performance, Like Life ~~~~~ Like life, ready or not, this guitarist jumps right in without introduction. Like life, he struggles, even if he has played before. We all study and play, learning the myriad songs and parts, recurring themes, mistakes echoing. We practice, hoping to grow into our music, know it in our bones, hearts. […]

Once Known

Once Known ~~~~~ Where do we find what we need? The basics, not only food, clothing, shelter, but also music, art, performance and poetry. Also the grandeur of nature, wherever and however it appears to us. Beyond the ultimate basics, keeping our bodies alive and replicating our species, we require the awe of creation which […]

Misunderstanding

Misunderstanding ~~~~~ Any who think we’ve only this chance, Fear eternal damnation; you toe the line. Seeds of limitation sown, you shall reap. Must you choose to drag the rest down? So, do the impossible, at least each day; This doesn’t have to be before breakfast. Laugh out loud and steal a joke’s power. Smile […]

Oh

Oh ~~~~~ Oh, what singing In the cool of the morning Before the sun has Raised its head. When I tingle with Anticipation that, Almost, could be dread. Is it expectation Of the day to come Or that the night Will never be done? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy […]

Will Be

Will Be ~~~~~ Do they believe it does not matter, any of the evil things that they do, certain balance will not find them? Those now on high will be laid low. Why can’t we remember life before? Hard to change, that we don’t know. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, […]

Asking Why

Asking Why ~~~~~ They all told me that dying is an honor when you fall in the cause of freedom. What of the life that might bring peace, Words of the poet that might sway us? When will we know this loss as a horror? It tells how little of the road we’ve come. Am […]

No Difference

No Difference ~~~~~ Pluck the strings, our ligaments. Feel the beat impact on our skin, As we don dusty, dun cerements. No difference if we lose or we win. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See […]