POEMS

Time Waits Only In Dreams

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Another day is over
A new one has begun
But time has no beginning
And no end except for us
It camouflages its passing
With changes in seasons
As if to mark its path
With memories of how we were
Our joys and sorrows
Framed in stills of time
While time itself whizzed on

Time gives us what it can
Junctions at which we have to pause,
To reflect, rest and to take off again.
As if to draw us to chase after it
To try and recover our lost illusions
But time has no time to wait on our whims
Day follows night, day and night and day and
Light follows dark, light and dark and light and
Our senses try to adjust
To events as they unfold
But time does us no favours
It leaves us trying to unravel the present
While gazing at a past we can’t seem to let go of

Before we know we are done
Time speeds ahead, not a minute to spare
While we rest and play and work,
And some sleep and some even die
Time does not even stop to blink
It marches on untouched by our human drama
Summer, winter, autumn, spring
Simply loops on which time cycles
Riding on in its pomp in mockery of human frailty
Moving upwards in spirals of motion
Unperturbed by our emotions
Un-delayed by history, it marches on
Never to repeat the cycle of today
It heads for tomorrow at break neck speed
And we chase after never catching up

Time is resolute in its commitment
To move forward come what may
It does not hold on to events that trip us
No matter how gruesome or glorious they may seem
While people mourn the passing of a great one,
And historians record other milestones
The new dawn greets us with the cry of a new born
Another doomed to chase after time
Time does its work with certain conviction
And so must we from one day to the next

So no matter how hard today may have been
We must remember tomorrow is on its way
So we prepare to say bye to the now
Making each ticking second worth our while
Whether we choose to rest, play or work
The choice is ours, now is a gift soon passing on
Intangible memories are ours to keep
While we strive to keep in step with time
Today’s events hide the beginnings
Of a new day that will soon pass too
It’s no use being in a hurry
Or else you’ll miss life which is for living
And still not catch up with time anyway
It’s no use withdrawing from the race either
Life is still the time we spend in living

The time you are given is gone when it is gone
Time is on the move, it waits for no one
It has a journey it must complete
And so do you
This is your time, right now is yours
But never forget that with or without you
Time moves on
You can choose to dance or give up and cry
And still Time moves on

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POEMS

Shadows Of Heaven In My Path

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 I look around this realm
Searching for hope
The certainty that change is coming
I look in the faces close by
They echoed my own disdain
Each wearing that wistful look
That desperate one that says
‘We know there’s more to us
This reality feels like a dream
From which we can’t awake’.

We cry out into the open air
Hoping the wind will carry our voices
Across the oceans and the hills
Though acrid deserts and thick forests
To the place where it all began
We pray without knowing we did
We appeal to one we cannot see
Not even sure if anyone can hear
We cuss out loud when we get nothing back.

We never ever think to look up
Oh no, that’s just a fairy tale
We are dealing with real life
We have no time for abstract things
Like a big grey haired man up in the sky
But when we have no where else to look
We raise our faces to the skies
We close our eyes and pretend we are 2
We make a wish and say it’s on a star

But It is a prayer from the heart
It’s filled with innocence unspoiled by life
Built on hope that there’s someone up there
Who can hear us and grant our wish
We plead with heaven while on our earth
We state our case to the rainmaker in the sky
We cross our fingers and hope not to die

We are jostled back to reality
We open our eyes
And everything looks the same
But deep inside we feel a change
Hope is alive, we feel reborn
To stand again, where we once fell
Everyone prays when they are up against the tide
Perhaps not to the man in the sky
But to the one we hope can hear our plea
From deep inside where we can’t lie

And maybe one day, we will believe
That love made us and love is God
And when all else fades away
We find ourselves back where we started
Standing naked in our childlike faith
Appealing to a love greater than us
Begging not to be denied
Our requests genuine and bare
Are answered by the one who loved us
Way before we existed in this realm
We finally know that we are known
Beyond this reality which is but a dream
God is real. He heard that prayer.
And now we believe
Heaven does cast shadows in our paths.

 

POEMS

Fly Free – Maya Angelou….And still she rises!

Posted by SJ Bulmuo on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

POEMS

It’s A New Day

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It’s a new day
Yesterday is gone
No more sorrow
No more sadness
No more lack and loneliness
Stretch out your hands
Lift up your eyes
See, the morning sun rises
Announcing a new day
Of hope, peace and love
Togetherness and forgiveness
Good health, sunshine in our hearts
No more nostalgia for yesterday
Today is a much better day
A new day for you and I

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

POEMS

Poetically Correct !

I had a dream last night

All poets were gathered

Not a contest just a meeting

To decide and limit jurisdiction

No more writing what you like

No more missed punctuations

Or grammar that makes no sense

No sense? To whom? I asked

I write for me! I like me grammar!

Well, ‘Poet’ is now a legal term

Can’t use it without prior deference

There’s too many people

Who demean our craft

And now we must insist

‘WE’ insist on poetic correctness

No more silly love poems

Making readers want to puke

No more humour that’s unfunny

Forcing its way for poetic space

No more pretending to be smart

Using ubiquitous meaningless words

Striking fear in the hearts of amateurs

Plucking ‘do lala’ sentences out of thin air

Philosophical nonsense to impress

Clanking sounds which just don’t rhyme

Causing headaches we cannot shift

If you must write, we must insist

Be poetically correct all of the time

So one by one we all marched out

Saddened faces one and all

If we can’t write just what we want

Then we are doomed

To sit and stare

As our muses take a hike

They have no time to sit and wait

On mortals with too many rules

Poetic correctness, drains us no end

I turned around to see who’s left

Who it is that deemed themselves

Capable of being so poetically correct

There was no one, No not one

So here I am with the singular honour

To announce on behalf of all who write

Poetical correctness just died unseen

No need to starve your poetic muse

Join me and cast your vote right now

For poetic incorrectness

Long may it reign

SONGS - LYRICS

There’s Love In the Air

This is a song I wrote 10 years ago. I just rediscovered it among some other ones in an old envelope of scrap papers I was going to throw away. Lesson: Don’t throw scrap papers away if you are a scribbler like me.

 

There’s love in the air

I feel it in the sunshine

It makes my skin tingle

I feel it in the morning breeze

There’s love all around me

 

I see it in a baby’s smile

It feels my my heart with hope

The innocent faces of the young

Are filled with love untainted

 

It’s there in all of us

The urge to care for another

But the experiences of our lives

Hardens the softness inside

 

CHORUS

Come with me on this Journey

Lets put aside our differences

Lets discover love again

It is in the aiar around us

We can find it if we try

 

A world free from wars

Food for the hungry

Shelter for the lost

Hope for the Future

Where we stand together as one

 

Forgiveness for the past

Respect for one another

Acceptance of our differences

Hope for the future

Where we stand together as one

POEMS

What’s Love got to do with it?

What’s love got to do with it?

That was the question Tina asked

I waited to hear the response

It left me so dissatisfied.

Everything! I screamed inside

Without love ****************

The clouds are grey

The song is tuneless

The smile is frozen

The embrace is passionless

Sunshine is darkness

Lonely is king

The soul is mateless

The toil has no reward

Sacrifices are baseless

Words are empty

Wings can’t fly

Fires grow dim

Colour is all white

The journey is monotonous

The wind does not hum

Green fields are bare

The heart is cold

What’s love got to do with it?

It makes the world go round

And you become the rider

A trip of a lifetime

First hand experience

Not a second hand emotion

Love never fails