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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1351129)
Posted 388 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)
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1325671)
Posted 467 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)

23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark - continued (Message 1317163)
Posted 486 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
John...You will be strong enough for whatever has to be done...Optimism is your greatest strength.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 175 End of the World - big fizzle - CLOSED (Message 1312550)
Posted 497 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...
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - renewed 03-10-2012 for ... (Message 1305445)
Posted 523 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
And now i remember why...But i had to experiment to be sure...Ah Reservoir to all!
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - renewed 03-10-2012 for ... (Message 1304058)
Posted 526 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)
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1304054)
Posted 526 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)
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1296499)
Posted 548 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)
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1291122)
Posted 562 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!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1290090)
Posted 565 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!
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : John Clark - continued (Message 1285175)
Posted 578 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
Hang in there John with positive thoughts of permanent remission in your mind.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1285174)
Posted 578 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)
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 171 Let's have a beer!! (Message 1282929)
Posted 584 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
I'm winning and i'm not even trying.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1282922)
Posted 584 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!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1279850)
Posted 593 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)
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1277297)
Posted 598 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)
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1271349)
Posted 614 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"For You Too"

compassion
is forgotten
when you cannot
feel your pain
spend forever
in the middle
watch your soul
go down the drain
in the meantime
it's the worst time
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

meditation
is redundant
when you're thinking
all the time
take a coffee
have a respite
hold your own
as you unwind
it's the last time
it's the first time
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

hanging on
to some misbegotten yesterday
a dream that fit the need
never quite got up to speed
hanging on
to a sleepy revelation
someone who needed room
and there was an empty room

have a couple
have a dozen
seems we never
get our fill
plan forever
then forever
isn't quite
the dizzy thrill
it's the real thing
it's a daydream
and we both
know it's true
for me
and for you too

(2012 db michel)
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1271012)
Posted 615 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Boulder Wilderness"

looking for life in the boulder wilderness
nothing to see but rocks and trees
nothing in sight of human life
as if this is not the place to be
whatever animal life is living
is hidden below where eyes can't see
can't get past my magnifying glass
when the moss looks like a tree
when a rock looks like a boulder
seen from space it's a land so free
but down below the truth is known
where rocks are boulders
and moss are trees

(2012 db michel)

I've seen some wonderful poems here lately...And Julie...It is the best thing to do...When peace in your mind is hard to find...A poem will bring out the truth.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dan's Poetry Corner II (Message 1262227)
Posted 639 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
"Not The Same"

you can look at me with your eyes
but i'm not the same
not the same as the one you think you see
you can tell me over and over
that i haven't changed
whatever you're seeing
it isn't me
i've put a million miles on this heart of mine
now there's a wreck
where perfection used to be
you tell me
smile
smile
everything is alright
it's alright
when i know most certainly it's not
i can't be the man i used to be
the man you somehow think you've got

(2012 db michel)
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Thread II (Message 1257213)
Posted 651 days ago by Profile Daniel Michel
It's the umpteenth day of this heatwave...Currently 41° C (106° F) in Vandalia, Illinois.

My air-conditioner is straining...and not quite keeping up...It's set at 70F...Currently 75 indoors...and rising.


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