Not Everyday

Every day he's walking on his own
Every day he's always by himself
Every day he's stepping out from home
Every day he's not yet on the shelf
Every day he's smiling as he walks
Every day he's looking all about
Every day he's silent never talks
Every day he's happy to be out
If one day he didn't reappear
If one day he didn't smile at you
If one day you'll wish he was still here
Let this be the day for something new
Everyday you're walking by his side
Every day a conversation new
Every day your routines coincide
Every day's less lonely when there's two

More

Oh my lover I am lost for words
The everything you give to me and more 
I could total up and make list
But you are not a man who’s keeping score
Winner for I put my trust in you
But you have loved me even I’m lost
Say that we are equal and well matched
And on your heart my name you have embossed
Love with you was never wild and loose
An all in order well considered ride
And every day I know that when I wake
You’ll be the man who’s always by my side
Lost for words and yet I want to say
I love you more with every passing day

Samaritan

Never chosen
Always last
Uninvited
Never asked
Made me bitter
You’re so sweet
Got the whole world
At your feet 
Never smiling
Wear a frown
You ascend as
I fall down 
Wish that I was
Light and gay
Bruised and battered
Born this way
See you staring
Clouded eyes
Hand of friendship
Help me rise
Different people
Human kind
Help your neighbour
Love is blind
I was chosen
Only one
Turned my face to
See the sun

The Earth Isn’t Flat

Don’t know where I’m going to and not sure where I’m at
I was three dimensions but my world has fallen flat
Could you be my air supply and fill my life with hope
Feel that I am drowning and I really need a rope

Strangely know upon your kindness I can now depend
Wonderful beginnings have replaced the bitter end Everything is better when we find someone to share
Empty space so unfulfilled now you are resting there

Join the human race and find yourself immersed in bliss
Fellow man is beautiful if you remember this
Vulnerable is when we are most open to receive
Take the hand that’s offered it might be just what you need

Round my world is spinning velvet night to silken morn
Thankfully embrace the gentle kindness in the dawn

Time

An hour to myself or maybe two
A coffee and the time to sit and drink
It isn’t that I haven’t things to do
But I afford myself some time to think
The world is rushing on at such a pace
Sometimes I feel so giddy I can’t see
I like to stop, to focus on a face
But modern life’s transacted rapidly
It looks like I’m a tortoise sitting there
No doubt I’ll never win that human race
Another man will be successful hare
For I will stop and linger in this place
No pressure in this gentle life of mine
I grant myself the precious gift of time

Eat sleep work replete

I’m living on the page that’s marked today
My yesterday’s are memories in store
I work, I rest and then a little play
Does anybody really need much more
Tomorrow doesn’t really have a plan
I’ll wake up with dawn and I will eat
A coffee with a friend I hope he can
Some labour and my day will be complete
A complicated man but now I try
To live my life with minimal distress
I’m finding there’s a lot to simplify
I wonder if I can have zero stress
A purpose, a few friends, a bite to eat
How minimal and yet I am replete

Here

A thank you for my yesterdays my memories and more
The path that I have travelled has delivered me to here
Experience has taught me what my life is really for
And life cannot be lived if it is something that you fear
A thank you for the now, the moment I am living in
My senses are alive and I can smell, touch, hear, see, taste
Too many people sit and wait for something to begin
The happening is now and we aren’t given time to waste
Tomorrow I’ll give thanks for every breath I need to take
My future isn’t certain and who knows what lies ahead
So with each dawn I rise and then new memories I make
I want to live in moments till the moment I am dead
I could regret what’s passed and then approach my life with fear But yesterday has been and gone; tomorrow isn’t here