Wednesday, August 31, 2016

When I Find You music and lyrics by Jerry Holland

WHEN I FIND YOU
(Jerry Holland, c. Heebalibra Music, BMI)


How could I have known you were a wounded dove
You never showed a sign of weakness when I had your love
How could I have seen you’d be flyin’ west
And what would it all mean if my heart withstood this test

When I Find You - If I Find You
I will never let you go
If I find you - When I find you
I will never, ever let you go

How could I have fallen for such pretty lies
And still believe I saw the truth written in your eyes
Could I have somehow changed the way it all came down
And will it end the same The second time around

When I Find You - If I Find You
I will never let you go
If I find you - When I find you
I will never, ever let you go

Searching for the soul of you
The fractions and the whole of you
One part poison, one part cure
Just one thing I know for sure

When I Find You - If I Find You
I will never let you go
If I find you - When I find you
I will never, ever let you go...



Round 2 by Paula Hackett

Round 2 

Because we are alive in this life,
because we feel and with a head full of nonsense, 
we love.
Afraid of our fear,
of even our own wicked dreams.
Your shape turning from me.
Terror,
the cold insides of the moon.
Your words frail,
your speech in sadness,
always turning,
always away.
Because you thought,
and thinking now
you return.
Hoping again,
wanting a little less,
hoping for safety.
Forgetting and not forgetting.
Because of lasting things,
musical notes that make you sit and cry. 
Weeping, praying with laughter,
that these things always remain.

www.paulahackett.com

Been Around The Block by Joanne Olivieri

Been Around The Block

In no particular fashion
my feet splintered
carrying pieces of
bare soul.

I've been above
below and beyond
searching for home
leading nowhere,
while the road less taken
breeds familiarity and
I stumble across
my past.

Broken pebbles
line my soles
and the pain
only memory
remembers.

Trudging through
the endless maze
of roadblocks
home eludes me.

To bare the drudgery
of past indiscretions
I must walk
blindly
above and across
the endless pitfalls
this journey provides.

My path
only lighted
by the wisdom
born of ageless
trial and error and
the path paved
with lessons learned.

Now, I walk
around the block
where my feet
are grounded
to the comforts
of home.