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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1351210)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
That's all folks!...New thread is now rising...
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : DAN'S POETRY CORNER III (Message 1351209)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
Post poems, song lyrics and rhymes...Either your own originals or those that you admire that were written by others.

(Since 2005!)
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe. Renewed 29-01-2013. Celebrating John's return (Message 1351173)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
GoodMorningAfternoonNight to all of you!...Especially Victor and Chris!
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe. Renewed 29-01-2013. Celebrating John's return (Message 1351130)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
I don't know about all that...I'm just here for my annual visit...Cheers!
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1351129)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel




"By Any Old Light"

caught myself lookin' again
like i sometimes do
out the window at the bank parking lot
i look a little farther then i see
the light of the moon
shinin' on me

(CHORUS)
and this intergalactic traveler
is stuck on the ground
the sound of the Earth
is a deafening sound
lookin' at the moon
from way below
tends to bring me down

i've been stuck on this lonely rock
for years without end
i look at the space and then i see my face
i look a little father then i see
the lights of my home
shinin' on me

and this intergalactic traveler
is stuck on the ground
the sound of the Earth
is a deafening sound
lookin' at the moon
from way below
tends to bring me down

(BRIDGE)
these people down here
are out for blood
they tell each other what to do
they don't know how blind they seem
by any old light
or the light of the moon

and this intergalactic traveler
is stuck on the ground
the sound of the Earth
is a deafening sound
lookin' at the moon
from way below
tends to bring me down

(2013 db michel)
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1325671)
Posted 602 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"After The Dance"

my child is someone else
who i will never know
i know that he or she
will never hear of me
my child is just a dream
'cause i never took the chance
i knew way too much
i saw the future
after the dance

my child will never know
because i never told
i didn't want to share the pain
i just wanted to move on
my child is in my heart
because i understand regret
so i never i did grew up
to live the future
after the dance

all the stories my imagination bought and sold
the dreams that i have lived
the stories i have told
will not sustain me
because they never were made real
now the emptiness inside
is the only thing i feel

my child is someone else
who i will never know
i know that he or she
will never hear of me
my child is just a dream
'cause i never took the chance
i knew way too much
i saw the future
after the dance

(2012 db michel)

27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark - continued (Message 1317163)
Posted 621 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
John...You will be strong enough for whatever has to be done...Optimism is your greatest strength.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 175 End of the World - big fizzle - CLOSED (Message 1312550)
Posted 632 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
I forgot the date on which the world is to end...Like everything else i'll probably miss it...
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - renewed 03-10-2012 for ... (Message 1305445)
Posted 658 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
And now i remember why...But i had to experiment to be sure...Ah Reservoir to all!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - renewed 03-10-2012 for ... (Message 1304058)
Posted 661 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
i drop in again
to try to find my smile
used to see it here
but it's been quite awhile
ten thousand words or more
i spit them out for you
in those brilliant yesterdays
in a time that we once knew...

(db michel)
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1304054)
Posted 661 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Three Hundred Years"

three hundred years from now
i'll come back home
for one last time
to see if what was built to last
has lasted
i'll look at where we walked
my long gone friends and i
i'll think of those old days
three centuries long gone by
i wonder what they'd think
if they could see me then
three hundred years from now
when i come here again.

(2012 db michel)


(From a dream...or something)
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1296499)
Posted 683 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"One From Another"

i don't know you
but i know you
i know that you are here
or there
or somewhere
i can feel your presence
sense your reality
every part of you that i can't touch
sits on the other side of a screen
a screen that i am aware of
a screen that i can never reach beyond
so it will have to be enough
to sense you where you are
wherever it is you are
even though i can't cross the invisible boundary
the one that separates us
one from another

(2012 db michel)
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1291122)
Posted 697 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
Dan -- Here's one which derives its inspiration from the words, "buckets
of blood", in your poem, "Stonewall Skyfall". A hat-tip, your way, as
my own "Buckets of Blood" depicts one of the hardships our illustrious
ancestors must have faced.

*

Buckets of Blood

Buckets of blood
on a dry, thirsty sea --
marking a flood,
from which ancients did flee.

Terrified cries
to their gods, in despair --
humble, and wise,
beat their breasts, tore their hair.

Sacrifice made
to appease the unknown --
thrusting the blade
into loved-one, alone.

All was for naught,
as the waters crashed down --
soaring birds fought
for the objects, they found.

Silence now reigned
in a nature, pierced through --
buckets have lain,
as the centuries grew.

Dry ocher blood,
in a landscape, now sand --
silicate flood,
in a serpentine land.

* * *

j. r. martin
3 October 2012


That is brilliant, Jim...I love it!
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1290090)
Posted 700 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Stonewall Skyfall"

who am i?
what can i be?
buckets of blood
on the desert sea
i'm just one
and another is you
crossing paths
on the dry land
where there is no dew
breaking and burning
are these naked years
world keeps turning
and we keep yearning
but the stonewall skyfall
not to drink
if we can't eat
we can still think
ride a wild dream
from this land
to the green Earth there
from this burning sand

(2012 db michel)

I am enjoying the latest works of Julie and Jim!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark - continued (Message 1285175)
Posted 713 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
Hang in there John with positive thoughts of permanent remission in your mind.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1285174)
Posted 713 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"All Them"

all them wanna be lords and ladies
drive all the peasants home to crazy
everyday
everyday
wear a funny hat your way
tip your hat to yesterday
sing a song
sing a song

and the place you are
is the place you are
but you won't always be
when the move along time comes
you will dance along with destiny

all them wanna be rich and famous
sending the rest to see Uranus
everyday
everyday
talk to fishies in the sea
grab your raft and chat for fee
sing along
sing along

and the place you are
is the place you are
but you won't always be
when the move along time comes
you will dance along with destiny

it don't have to make no sense
where you came is where you went
time to hit the road again
you'll see
you'll see

and the place you are
is the place you are
but you won't always be
when the move along time comes
you will dance along with destiny

(2012 db michel)

(Enjoying the poems of Julie and Jim...Keep the good words flowing)
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 171 Let's have a beer!! (Message 1282929)
Posted 719 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
I'm winning and i'm not even trying.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1282922)
Posted 719 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
My Forrest

In my dreams, I see a forrest,
so clear it's almost true,
a fairytale alive,
a fairytale with you.

To me it is a forrest,
I can touch, that is real.
It's the place where
my thoughts are hiding,
for the way I now feel.

When I want a break from life,
my soul will hide in there,
in my forrest of silence,
until my feelings are clear again.

As I'm walking through my forrest,
as I'm swimming in my lake,
I'm alone, my thoughts are silent,
for the time this feeling takes.

But this forest is only mine,
will always be.
The road towards is still and silent,
a sacred place to me.

If I feel down and depressed,
when life tears me apart,
my thoughts then are hiding,
in my forrest, in my heart.


Julie Detavernier (2012)

Julie...I really like this one...Well done!
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1279850)
Posted 728 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Dying Ember"

it's a dying ember
and if no one knows
it's still a dying ember
hidden in my heart
where no one ever goes
'cause i still remember


it's dying ember
and if no one cares
it's still a dying ember
burnin' in my soul
goes everywhere i go
will it live forever?

i could say you're the one
'cause we always had such fun
but i'd be a liar
i could wish and dream
keep my distance on the run
that makes me a flier
if i did the things
the things i should have done
then i'd be a hero
but i can't survive
on the prize i never won
that makes me a zero

it's a dying ember
and if no one knows
it's still a dying ember
hidden in my heart
where no one ever goes
'cause i still remember


it's dying ember
and if no one cares
it's still a dying ember
burnin' in my soul
goes everywhere i go
will it live forever?

i wake up
it's just another day
like the other ones
i look around
with fantasy in play
i see another one
like the other one

it's a dying ember
and if no one knows
it's still a dying ember
hidden in my heart
where no one ever goes
'cause i still remember

it's dying ember
and if no one cares
it's still a dying ember
burnin' in my soul
goes everywhere i go
will it live forever?

(2012 db michel)
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1277297)
Posted 733 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Get This Train A Rollin'"

gimme time for the air flow
bring the distant light into focus
train is runnin' late for the station
tracks are bending time for the slow poke
get this train a rollin'
make some time
and we will get there someday
get this train a rollin'
a little further down the line
and the wheels go
thundering down the track
going there and back
make that whistle blow
let the people know
tomorrow is coming
day after today
it's the future comin' 'round
it's the future comin' 'round

(2012 db michel)


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