Awakening

Awakened

So deep I had seeped

Into despair

That I knew to survive

I’d have to dare

To end Me and Misery’s

Long affair

So that night ‘fore I slept

I wept a prayer

 

And the Goddess took me

On a walk that night

Up to a mountain

That touched the sky

And in awe

I raised my eyes

And thus cried my soul

At the sight

 

I AM AWAKENED

 

 

 

~CLS~

The Sun and the Mountain

Mt Vision, Linda Sorensen

Trapped in my mind

I couldn’t find release

So I sped across the bridge

Left the city behind me

 

I went up on a hill

Looking down over the sea

And I wandered through the redwoods

Searching around for inner peace

 

Then way up on the Mountain

The Sun rests his weary head

And way up on that Mountain

Wake a hundred buried dead

 

I don’t want to find you

Hanging around up there

With them

 

And I never want to find you

Lying down there

Among them

 

When I left the tangled forest

I found that I was not alone

I turned to face a demon

With the familiar scent of home

 

The specter had me shaken

Yet I was awakened by the test

It said I was forsaken

For taken on my quest

 

Then way behind the Mountain

The Sun hid his sleeping head

And way up on that Mountain

Danced a hundred living dead

 

I don’t want to find you

Hanging around up there

With them

 

And I never want to find you

Dancing up there

Among them

 

One foot in front of the other

I stumble down my lonely road

With one last shot of tequila

‘Fore I go into the valley below

 

With your hate-note for a map

And a cigarette to light my way

Shivering in your loathing

I await the break of day

 

Then way above the Mountain

The Sun rears his fiery head

And way up on that Mountain

Rests a hundred native dead

 

I don’t want to find you

Hanging around up there

With them

 

And I never want to find you

Lying down there

Among them

 

Pray I never find you

Hanging around up there

With them

 

No I never want you with me

 

Lying down there

 

Among them

 

 

~CLS~

 

Thank you Linda Sorensen for the wonderful painting of Mt. Vision and my long ago home of Inverness.  What a magical place…

Lavender Soul

Lavender Soul

I have thought

I have dreamed

My mind drifting

Wondrous visions

In my head

My heart lifted

By blessings gifted

I live and breathe

These moments

Then breathe no more

Stricken within

My mind in awe

What passion is this

I see your colors

Your Lavender Soul

I feel your warmth

End not your embrace

Ever

 

 

~CLS~

Raging Fire

burning heart 2

How many thoughts
How many imaginings
Have I had of you today

How few breaths
How few moments
For me have felt this way

This is not a simple fancy
Nor is it a simple lust
Yes indeed a deep desire
A burning heart
A raging fire

 

Oh your voice
Even a single word
Watching your mouth move

A long sigh
A longer kiss
Oh what am I to do

This is not a simple fancy
Nor is it a simple lust
Yes indeed a deep desire
A burning heart
A raging fire

 

I feel for you
And I burn
I’d burn for you
And I fall to sleep
And I dream
I dream of you

 

Oh how I wish
I could take you away
As I hope only I can do

But it is I
Who is swept by your tide
And oh how I am moved

This is not a simple fancy
Nor is it a simple lust
Yes indeed a deep desire
A burning heart
A raging fire

 

Yes indeed a deep desire

 

A burning heart

 

A raging fire

 

 

~CLS~

 

Listen to RAGING FIRE.

I wrote Raging Fire for singer and dear friend Gailene Grillo about 16 years ago.

Thank you for reading, and listening.

~Christopher

Aetheral

Wormhole_Collapse_by_timothy_vincent

I am madder than I seem

I am almost mystical

How I hide

Look into my nothing

I am not here

I am shade

Take of piece of warning

Take a pound of flesh

There will be none

No reckoning

Only pleading

Only death

You cannot have life

You cannot die

You remain

As I

Forever

 

 

~CLS~