Friday, December 5, 2008

"Truer Lives-A Poem"

We daydream of truer lives and less of the lies the world shows life must mean
And our spirits soar as thunder roars and the spring world waxes green
Daylight brings us hope and helps us cope as we stumble through their designs
But the night's embrace sets a different pace at the heart's newest finds

The time has come, it's now begun
We're finding our own way
Embrace the sun while we're still young
We choose our path today

We know the risks and all their tricks and they have their trueness too
We know our fears, and our tears, and nothing there is new
But we can't forget the fate that's met when blind passion's heat is spent
And our love is great, but so is hate, and never think that we're exempt

Questions burn, and we will learn
We're finding our own way
What can we give, and how to live
We choose our path today

So we'll sing out love and rise above all the modern treachery
We'll paint the stars and battle scars and know pain and ecstasy
The only rule for us fools is to ourselves be true
And we'll walk this road and not be sold on anything less than truth

Freedom calls, break down walls
We're finding our own way
Embrace the road, while life still holds
We choose our path today
-June 6, 2004

1 comment:

Renee said...

One of the interesting things about this poem is that I don't understand all of the lines, but they ring true--are poets allowed to not completely understand their own work?

This poem is about being young and optimistic in a world built for pessimists; about loving in many forms, and the actions that love inspires us to, for better or worse; and valuing the truth that we discover as we walk our path the path that we choose.

Someday I hope to be able to modify it into a song, with the help of someone with more skill than I. :)