Back Yard

They key to happiness is in your own back yard to seek
But here I am so far away and feeling quite content
Perhaps the truth is each of us is totally unique
And one idea of happiness is not what others meant
My happiness I know is just for me to think about
Although I feign an interest in what others have to say
Suppose my own solution just ensures I have no doubt
I’ve always been particular preferring my own way
So I would say the key for me is keeping my life plain
Not many plans or grand designs to cause undue distress
I live each day without the future looming in the main
And when there’s only me is when my life is at its best
In solitude I travel never lonely just alone
The traveller with no back yard who’s made the world his home

Travellers

Stop
Drop
Life’s a big top
So listen to the music while they’re sending in the clown

Go
Slow
Learn to say no

Cos life’s a rollercoaster and it takes you up and down

See
Me
Life’s a journey
My caravan of love has wheels that just keep rolling round

Puzzling

If all my dreams are avenues I’ve walked
I hope the final turning brings me peace
If all my thoughts are conversations talked
The puzzle solved could win me my release
If all I have imagined could be real
My dreams would lie prosaic on the floor
If all the wonder isn’t what I feel
Then magic won’t be found here anymore
If all the truth I’m given is a lie
Those dusty dreams are trampled under feet
If all that I can do is wonder why
I guess my life will never feel replete
But if you dream and wonder what will be
You might just be the piece completing me

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

dead and gone


see him sometimes still in echoes
capture him in dreams
want to answer all his don’t knows
nothing’s what it seems
lost and yet he’s always present
hiding in the past
whole or maybe just a segment
die was iron cast
boy was once but i am man now
life must carry on
yet i’m still a child and somehow
hope’s not dead and gone