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Message 989562 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 12:45:50 UTC
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My poor hands, so wan and faded,
Agile once as a bird,
My rhythms of speech you aided,
And by my brain you were stirred;


Poor wrinkled hands, like two
Old women worn and wizened,
My thoughts run on, but you
In listlessness are prisoned.


Yet I bless you, my hands now that strife
Is done, and the heart reposes;
You taught me the touch of roses;
and the caresses of life.


All the hands you touched, hands of brothers,
And the women you loved in dole,
And the faithfull hands of mothers;
I bear you yet in my soul.



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Message 989563 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 12:49:01 UTC - in response to Message 989562.

My poor hands, so wan and faded,
Agile once as a bird,
My rhythms of speech you aided,
And by my brain you were stirred;


Poor wrinkled hands, like two
Old women worn and wizened,
My thoughts run on, but you
In listlessness are prisoned.


Yet I bless you, my hands now that strife
Is done, and the heart reposes;
You taught me the touch of roses;
and the caresses of life.


All the hands you touched, hands of brothers,
And the women you loved in dole,
And the faithfull hands of mothers;
I bear you yet in my soul.



Julie Detavernier (1998)


Beautiful!...Well done, Julie!
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Message 989568 - Posted: 16 Apr 2010, 12:55:43 UTC

Thanx Daniel:)
Ps:I like Dream X!
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Message 990535 - Posted: 19 Apr 2010, 21:56:12 UTC
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"Comin' Home"

Call all of my friends...dear mother
i can't say where i've been...dear brother
too tired to sleep...i'm comin' home
no time for singin' in the kitchen
gotta let the water do the dishes
it's too far to reach i'm comin' home

the dream i had went on for years and years
although i never left my bed
i lived it all through the smiles and tears
hidden like the price upon my head

Call all of my friends...dear mother
i can't say where i've been...dear brother
too tired to sleep...i'm comin' home
no time for singin' in the kitchen
gotta let the water do the dishes
it's too far to reach i'm comin' home

the time before we live by different rules
now they don't recall at all
i feel their breath sing a song of fools
rising like the mountain to the falls

Call all of my friends...dear mother
i can't say where i've been...dear brother
too tired to sleep...i'm comin' home
no time for singin' in the kitchen
gotta let the water do the dishes
it's too far to reach i'm comin' home

(2010 db michel)

I woke up from a nap where i was dreaming this song.
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Message 991833 - Posted: 25 Apr 2010, 14:34:51 UTC

"I'll Always Be A Friend To You"

no matter what i've said
no matter what i've done
somethings can never change
no matter where we run
whatever happens
you know that it's true
i'll always be a friend to you

i may get angry
i may be sad
somethings i may regret
when i'm trying to hold fast
it may be hard to see
but you know it's true
i'll always be a friend to you

the wins and losses in this life keep closing in
sometimes it's hard to find my way
but when i'm down the most and i think i've reached the end
just a word or two can save me
if they're coming from a friend

i may act colder
i may act dumb
i know i can't be perfect
but i'm not the only one
when the word is said
you will know it's true
i'll always be a friend to you

(2009 db michel)
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Message 992019 - Posted: 26 Apr 2010, 11:27:26 UTC
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"Foolish"

foolish dreams
keep my life afloat
i don't know what they mean
or even should i know
does it mean a thing?
or is it random
nothing there inside

foolish heart
put my faith in nothin'
i don't know what i see
or even should i try
is it meant to be?
or is it empty
nothing there inside

i've got
no one to depend on
no one i can trust
with all the madness of the day
no one to believe it
when i say the things i say
no one to cling to
when it takes my mind away
i've got
no one i can honor
no one i can run to
with all the pictures i can paint
no one who can doubt me
with the words i do not say
no one to hang on to
when morning chases dreams away

(2010 db michel

I wrote this just before hitting the shower this morning.
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Message 992664 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 11:17:02 UTC


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Message 992672 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 12:12:46 UTC

I'm with Mike. Very good!

Anyone see Dan? Haven't seen hide nor hair. Is he searching for a real life also?

I hope he doesn't find it. I want him back with us.
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Message 992958 - Posted: 30 Apr 2010, 15:53:12 UTC
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"Rise"

the string of time unwinding
leads me to another day

the way it was before
was left behind along the way

first i fought with my mind
in the meantime
then i said goodbye
to the down time
some will see me rise
to the sunshine
some will never know me again

i gave up all resistance
to the emptiness i felt

where once was the good was blooming
that good now goes to someone else

first i fought with my mind
in the meantime
then i said goodbye
to the down time
some will see me rise
to the sunshine
some will never know me again

i can say hello to my good friends
i say it here with all my heart

i can say goodbye without trying
to the rest left on the shelf

first i fought with my mind
in the meantime
then i said goodbye
to the down time
some will see me rise
to the sunshine
some will never know me again


(2010 db michel)

Sometimes you have to let things go that bring you down...Sometimes you have to let people go who have moved on without you...Sometimes you can say goodbye without trying...Sometimes you don't have to say a thing at all.
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Message 993344 - Posted: 1 May 2010, 21:25:06 UTC

"I Knew It Was You"

people think i never know
that i'm oblivious to what's been going on
'cause i act so useless on this island that i'm on
just to make it through another day

sure you thought i couldn't feel
i seem so graceless that i miss what you have done
you think i'm hopeless every time i think i'm done
then i make it through another day

don't you know
i feel
the words that you don't say
don't you know
i feel
the fear when you're pushin' me away

I knew it was you
all along there was nothin' i could do
i always wanted to
but the simple honest truth
is i was just afraid for you
i knew it was real
but your objections kept me off an even keel
i always wanted to
but the simple honest deal
is i was afraid to feel

(2010 db michel)


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Message 993535 - Posted: 2 May 2010, 16:09:29 UTC

"Rooms"

Everything changes
the days go by
we couldn't stop it
if we tried
rooms full of wishes
rooms full of dreams
rooms full of empty
rooms we can't see

and I know
we did the best that we could
with all we didn't know
we never had a plan
and I know
the indications are good
that the better times
outnumbered the bad
I see what I can see
we say what we can stand
we live with the difference between
what we want
and what we have

youthful and crazy
easy and free
those are the memories
you and me
rooms full of magic
rooms full of pain
rooms full of secrets
rooms full of rain

and I know
we did the best that we could
with all we didn't know
we never had a plan
and I know
the indications are good
that the better times
outnumbered the bad
I see what I can see
we say what we can stand
we live with the difference between
what we want
and what we have

infinite dreamers
believers in fate
someday we know it's
sooner than late
rooms full of teardops
rooms full of regrets
rooms full of days
rooms we can't get

and I know
we did the best that we could
with all we didn't know
we never had a plan
and I know
the indications are good
that the better times
outnumbered the bad
I see what I can see
we say what we can stand
we live with the difference between
what we want
and what we have

(2010 db michel)

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Message 993604 - Posted: 2 May 2010, 19:51:32 UTC

"Never Alone"

in a time like this
you may think you're alone
when your broken heart
hurts like broken bones
you have friends who care
far away from home
you may be alone in a place
but you are never alone

(dan)

For a friend...
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Message 993644 - Posted: 2 May 2010, 23:31:30 UTC

Dan, that is a beautiful sentiment, expressed beautifully.

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Message 993998 - Posted: 4 May 2010, 11:09:16 UTC


Thank you Dan.

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Message 994312 - Posted: 5 May 2010, 23:09:04 UTC

"Justice and Unity"

everybody's talking about justice and unity
all the while they're waiting for someone to lead them
everybody's wanting something to live for
but they don't know it's already here

everyone is dreaming of some great tomorrow
leaving today to die lying fallow
everyone wants a dream that will answer
the question of why they are here

all the world is pulling in different directions
while the powers that be try to crush insurrections
all the world is living on time that is borrowed
the rent is now long overdue

why do we have to suffer this shame?
who are we?
should we try to explain?
is it time to face our fears?
are they right?
should we all disappear?

everybody's talking about justice and unity
all the while they're waiting for someone to lead them
everybody's wanting something to live for
but they don't know that it's already here

(db michel)

A friend of mine wrote a melody entitled Justice and Unity...I was just messing around and wrote some lyrics for it.

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Message 994385 - Posted: 6 May 2010, 10:18:14 UTC


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Message 994389 - Posted: 6 May 2010, 10:33:14 UTC



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Message 995308 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 12:34:43 UTC

"Remember The Love"

in just a minute there
your world has changed
someone in the world you loved
forever gone away
let the love sustain you
from their living days
let that love sustain you
for one day you'll dry your tears
and you'll remember the years
the bright and shining living years
you'll remember the love

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Message 995761 - Posted: 12 May 2010, 10:38:05 UTC
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A secret


I will put my two hands on my mouth, to hush
The world that, when I see you, to it rush.

I will put my two hands on my eyes, for you
Should in them find what I were fain you knew.

I will put them on my bosom, to conceal
That which might seem the desperate heart's appeal.

And I will put them gently into yours,
My two hands heavy with grief that long endures...

And they shall come full of their tenderness,
Most silently, and even with no caress,

With the whole burden of a secret broken,
Of which my mouth, eyes, heart had gladly spoken.

Tired of being empty they to you shall come,
Heavy with sadness, sad with being dumb;

So desolate, discouraged, pale and frail,
That you may bend, perhaps, and see them ail...


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Message 995764 - Posted: 12 May 2010, 11:02:18 UTC - in response to Message 995761.

A secret


I will put my two hands on my mouth, to hush
The world that, when I see you, to it rush.

I will put my two hands on my eyes, for you
Should in them find what I were fain you knew.

I will put them on my bosom, to conceal
That which might seem the desperate heart's appeal.

And I will put them gently into yours,
My two hands heavy with grief that long endures...

And they shall come full of their tenderness,
Most silently, and even with no caress,

With the whole burden of a secret broken,
Of which my mouth, eyes, heart had gladly spoken.

Tired of being empty they to you shall come,
Heavy with sadness, sad with being dumb;

So desolate, discouraged, pale and frail,
That you may bend, perhaps, and see them ail...


Julie Detavernier (2010)

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