Voice

There’s never any certainty; we’re always left unsure

But you might be tomorrow, so I’m opening the door.

The now that we are sharing feels so perfect at this time

And happy ever after would be reason for my rhyme.

But if we aren’t the everything and you decide to quit

I wanted you to know how much I’ve relished every bit.

You’ve taught me many things and I would hope you’ve learned from me

For when I said I love you I was saying you are free.

So if you stay forever I will know it was a choice

And if you say you love me back I’ll trust the words you voice

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Here I Am

Who’s the captain? Where’s the ship

Crest of wave and then the dip

Nearly drowning half afloat

Out at sea without a boat

Lost in desert shifting sand

Nothing quite as I had planned

My oasis now mirage

Little problem looming large

Soaking wet or arid dry

Life’s a bitch I can’t deny

Struggle just catch my breath

Here I am but so bereft

Dirty Money

Hello mister welcome to my city and my land

Want to go to college but my family is poor

Can you help me I will love you anything you want

You can even do that but it costs a little more

Sorry but I think you chose the wrong man for your scheme

You just want my money and you think I’ll pay for love

Let’s just say my eyes are open wide and now won’t shut

Pushy men whose empty hugging feels more like a shove

Understand that you are poor and I must look so rich

Culture difference maybe and I know that I am old

Cash for sex is dirty money I refuse to pay

You are not that pretty boy if I can be so bold

Money boys you’ll never know the ugliness I see

Lusting for the dollar but you never look at me

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Discrimination touches each

And every human face

But I believe the world should be

A just and fairer place

With open hearts and open minds

That see the good in each

Religious folk who practice all

The loving that they preach

Equality for everyone

For women and for men

The black and white the gay and straight

So can we start again?

Eliminate this prejudice

That stops us being free

If everyone were equal think

How great this world could be

Anchor

If you could just stay still

Then I could try to give you all the love and care you need

A minute nothing more

I’ll take a final look at you before you take your leave

For now your moving on

Some new adventure on the seven seas that must be tried

I stay behind again

While you going out and getting high I’m left to dry

Why don’t you find some peace

The newest waves will come and go without you taking part

Just hold me really close

And take a minute listen to the siren in my heart

But I will set you free

For you were born explorer and you choose to sail alone

But sometimes think of me

The one who only ever wanted you to be my home

But you can ebb and flow

For I will always wait for you and that’s the part I play

The anchor of your life

Without me waiting here you wouldn’t know you that you’re away