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A Lyric, A Poem? A Work in Progress…


Do you ever write something, and know you’ve got some good words to chase but never quite put it all together? That’s how I feel about the following bit of writing I’m sharing. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a song lyric or a poem – the lines become blurred sometimes between the two. It needs more work to be ‘finished’ on either account but go ahead, take a read and share your thoughts.



When the lonely settles in

Like a blanket of fresh snow

Clean and quiet it lays down

To insulate my broken soul


When there’s no peace to be found

I’ve learned enough to know

When sweet sadness seeks a friend

That’s when the lonely settles in


Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord my soul to keep

If I wake with morning light

I’ve made it through another night

But like a promise without end

That’s when the lonely settles in


Grief takes me in his grip

Won’t let go out of fear

That I’ll let your memory fade

That I’ll no longer feel you near

Every season has an end

That’s when the lonely settles in


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Common Places



The goodness and the grief, the reaper and the thief

What one calls into question, the other calls belief,

and I drift along in a transparent galaxy


Follow me and ease the pain, still art in brushstrokes willed by beautiful sorrows


The homeward and the bound, the lost and the found,

Some are seeking wisdom, beggars come ‘round,

and there’s only distance between our towns


Battered wings lift us to shared dreams,

The night calls the lonely home to empty beds and hungry souls,

Nothing is borrowed and nothing is old and my little blue heart still beats


The rest of the story remains untold…



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