I owe the world a smile

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The world has been kind to me,
But that ain’t enough to be free
Sloppy feelings poisoning my blood
This prison cell is soaked in mud!

It’s been a while, it’s been a while;
I owe the world a smile.

Been wearing a frown all day..
Have i chased all love away?
Shoving lies right down my throat
Nothing here to rock my boat

It’s been a while, it’s been a while;
I owe the world a smile.

I see pictures of laughing people;
Wanting to catch their happy ripple
Yet here comes another stronger wave,
One that takes me to a same old cave

It’s been a while, it’s been a while;
I owe the world a smile.

Loneliness has its own accomodation,
And I’m stuck in seductive isolation.
I have got to heed the call outside
For this beating heart’s not made to hide

It’s been a while, it’s been a while;
I owe the world a smile.

🙂

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Silhouettes of the sky

IMG_20170701_182736We’re not perfect, you and i…
All but silhouettes of the same sky
But we can reach for the light
If we don’t give up and hold tight

No path is easy, my brother
Pain is the only way of surrender
Broken, the more we let the ray in
I can even hear God himself prayin’

Forgiveness for clouding the sun
And apology for trying to run
When all the sky wants to offer
Are treasures in royal coffer

The day we meet the bridegroom
Is the time for our colors to bloom
No matter how dark you are today
Look up and bathe in a little ray!

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A Picture

People stared
at the lonely girl
who sat silently,
still as a tree
on a windless day.

People glared
at the unmoving nomad
who gave nothing, save one–
a song from his guitar string
and a happy grin.

People laughed
at the wreckless dreamer
who builds castles on filthy air,
painting colors out of the grays
with eyes lost in a haze.

In a fast-paced world…
in a world of motion pictures,
stands an old photograph.

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