Discovery

It is not that you left me.
Because you were always there.
It is not because you stopped loving me.
Because you never said you did not care.

It is not because we were mad at each other.
Because we never had a fight.
It is not because you found another.
Because you were never looking.

It was because I did not pay attention.
To the look in your eyes.
It was because I did not understand why.
You would show up miles from home.

It was because I did not know I was stupid.
And let you slip though my fingers.
It was because I did hurt your feelings.
Because I did not see the love in your eyes.

It was because I was so young and so full of myself.
That I watched you go away.
It was because I seen you with another Man.
That later I would understand.

It was something I cannot fix, nor mend.
A broken heart I know I caused.
For I realize the hurt I caused.
Because now the pain I must live.

I do not expect you to forgive me.
I do not expect you to care.
I understand why you won’t take my calls.
But I do not understand why you never married.

I blame only me and know the truth I will tell.
For all that I have done to you I am living in that hell.
It is all over. The days have counted down.
And here we are so far apart.

Broken hearts can never mend.
I could if I had the power.
I know who you were then.
I discovered you in my heart.

And you will never go away.

 

1981

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Water And Land

The truth is so far away.

Will the answer ever come?

Are the right questions being asked?

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

Will there be peace in the world?

Will mankind ever learn?

Will it take another Prophet?

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

Or will they crucify the Prophet?

Blindly turning their ears from his words.

Looking no farther for what they seek.

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

Can mankind stop destroying?

Will mankind stop hating?

Or will they turn the other check,

In the name of faith so they can hate again.

When the ocean parts and land becomes water.

And water becomes land.

Will man know it is the end?

Or will man get another chance?

He has already had two.

Can this be strike three?

Who can tell what tomorrow brings,

When we were never promised tomorrow.

Only our faith in the Sun will give us another day.

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

Children running back and forth.

Never understanding what we have done.

Suffering at the hands of greed.

Land becomes water and water becomes land.

Will that be the end?

If tomorrow never comes then where will we be?

That day when the trumpet sounds

And the thunder crashes.

The cries of the Faithful fill the air.

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

When rivers run red with blood.

And the sun turning into darkness.

And the gates of hell open wide.

Letting out demons who will inhabit the earth.

When land becomes water and land becomes water

Will we understand?

Or blindly step into the sea!

When land becomes water and water becomes land.

Where will you be?