by Darryl Price
I had some words, but the truth is they don't mean a
thing because whatever it is I was trying
to say to you always crumbles to the ground in
front of you. I had some words, but the bullying
wind was stronger than me and ripped them right out of
my trembling hand like random insignificant
wood sticks. I picked them up, but as you can see they
don't make quite as beautiful a gift anymore.
I don't want to arrive at your door with just an
empty box full of the emperor's clearly gone
ridiculous reasons. The truth is I had some
red words once to pour you a glass, but that bottle
is far out to sea by now. I had some words once
deeply lost in the sad childhood jungle and they
somehow made it out alive only to be run
over by an adult drunk driver. I had some
perfect words, but without the heart to put a lid
on that loud silent jar, gleefully I watched them
all escape back into the dreamy night above
your lying head. You can still see them arriving
if you look up there. I had some words, but they grew
stuck between the cracks and only looked like lonely
flags waving above empty battlements. They have
struck to the ground like burrowing arrowheads, like
frozen shells, even if I could dig deep enough
to reach them again I'm sure you'd be appalled that
I remember something important about you.
Light the Darkness by Darryl Price
The mystery doesn't quit just because
You're not very good at taking care of
The world. The mystery contains love, but
It never shows up in the same place twice.
The mystery enjoys your guessing at
Its name, several times you came pretty
Close, but the true nature continues to
Be pronounced. There's always going to be
Greedy monks who want to whisper into
The ear of the one beyond all starry
Histories. The mystery is easy
To get lost inside. You'll have to use your
Own light to see the path clearly. When you
Borrow light the darkness is waiting for
You to run out of time. The mystery
Will not interfere with the wolves, but the
Moon may be used to discern an answer.
The mystery is saying everything
Even before you are dreaming of right
Words. The mystery knows of your heartaches.
The mystery is full of hope, but hope
Is full of danger, so if you are not
Going to be brave, it will not help you.
The mystery asks for your acceptance.
When you go into a partnership with
The mystery you become instantly
Aware of the connection between all
Beings, even those made of rock, even
Those who appear as clouds, or rays of light.
The mystery is not a member of
Your patriotism, your church or your
Mind. It is completely free of restraint.
It is wild. You cannot tame it. It lasts
Forever. The mystery comes to you
Standing on its own feet, even as you
Choose the face. Look deep into those eyes and
See yourself. The mystery has as much
A sense of humor as you have, joy as
You, as much cold cruelty. The mystery
Is a sign that all is not yet over.
The Beautiful Sensation of Flying by Darryl Price
I know you must have tried. It's harder than
It looks, and it looks impossible. But that
Doesn't mean we won't do it. It only means we
Don't know the result of our hopes until
They manifest themselves in us. They are
Trying, too. The pain is real, but it's not the
Solution. Love is the thing that'll remind us
Of the center of our dreams. I choose you.
There are other faces, other bodies,
Other persons all around, but I see you
First, I see you the most clearly, I see you
Like a brighter sun, and to deny that
Is to deny everything its own free
Joy. I don't know what any of it means in
The grand scheme, but I'm glad at least I know this
Much about nothing. I accept it, strange
Terms and all. There is no hesitation
On my part. The light gets in. We're together.
The paths may find themselves wandering, but in
My heart I know where they are going to
End up. I close my eyes, preparing for
The sensation of falling, but instead am
Surprised by the beautiful sensation of
Flying, on your ship, with your crew, at last.
In your eyes there is enough to believe
In your eyes no one can lie. In
Your eyes there is a future big enough
For everyone. In your eyes is happy meaning.
In your eyes the stone hearts come alive
In those beams. In your eyes all hearts
Are returned. In your eyes your dreams are
Starting to blossom. In your eyes the garden
Is revealed. In your eyes the weapons are
Melting. In your eyes the story has begun.
In your eyes those lost to the world
Have suddenly returned. In your eyes I am
Real. In your eyes the clouds have parted.
In your eyes we can take our time.
In your eyes we are flying home. In
Your eyes no explanation is expected. In your
Eyes no expectation is given more weight than
We can handle with grace. In your eyes
The war is forgiven. In your eyes the
Children are free. In your eyes the here
And now contains every possibility for tomorrow. In
Your eyes there is today. In your eyes
I can feel the sun and the wind.
In your eyes the sweetest sign is showing.
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I had this one ready to go before my retirement.