The People Want to Sing

The people are leading now,

with their voices,

They don’t needed to be steered,

forcibly guided by instrumentation.

I set my guitar down and sing with them,
the sensation is like setting my bare feet

in a cool stream,

I can feel my soul revived,
flowing downward for miles and miles

Until we finally meet the sea,
become one, evaporate

and ascend into the heavens
to sing once more.

Multifaceted You

Don’t tell yourself you’re changing

Not counting a serious life event,

you’ll always be you.

The expression may change and that’s it.

Just have fun.

And if you ever tell yourself I’ve got nothing to offer,

refer back to the first segment.

And play around with it!

The expression of your unique combination of genes

and experiences may astound even you.

Riding in the Car with Roger

We met outside church,

you sang those songs you wrote with an old country twang

Susan gave you her coat

Katie and I drove you to Ingles

We talked about God and Jesus and YouTube

You bought us cookies and Coca Cola

and then we dropped you off

outside Homeward Bound.

 

At the time we met,

you were thinking of driving out to California,

but I’m glad you’re thinking about staying.

The world needs more people like you.

La Carretera Real

How far would we go,

how hard would we work,

how much would we give

to possess something real?

Wouldn’t it all be worth it,

to hold, to taste, to keep as a totem

in our pocket something that cannot be taken away?

In this world of sand and glass,

wouldn’t be nice to transcend beyond the illusions,

to kiss the face of God?

o how glorious it would be

to be like the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears,

wiped His feet with her hair,

to then be taken by the hand by Him,

to be lifted up,

to hear our Lord say to His disciples,

“remember this woman, because she really understands

what’s going on. Remember her, for now and for all time,

for she, like me, has died to herself to gain something more.”