Finding Peace

when his wife died

my grandpa was fifty three

~

she left twelve children

ages five to twenty two

~

sorrow, sadness

engulfed their hearts

~

their love

shouldered long years

~

restless anxiety

transitioned

to calm peace

~

grandpa told my mom

I have an appointment

with jesus

at six o’clock in the morning

~

he told his daughter

I’m with the lord

~

two months later

he died peacefully

at eighty nine

~

Me & Grandpa

My Birthday Is Easter Sunday

overextending

unborn debts

~

our knowledge

fears / feeds

our limitations

~

earthly expectations

shatter shards

sharp shrapnel

inside me

~

both haunted

hunted

confusing metaphors

~

the same dream

released me

~

from a bridge

I’m shining

letting go

I’m flying

~

elated

~

life

so precious

my miracle

~

kiss me

again

I’m free

~

Bridge

Magnolia

Protection

a stranger

my new best friend

a ray of light

in my institution

~

in the dark

am I dreaming

from talking

loudly stalking me

~

alarms

ringing halls

in single file

climbing walls under beds

my brother’s shadow

talks me down the ledge

~

hide me

in a room with a camera

where they’ll never

never

find me

~

close my eyes

and dream

just dream

~

Protection

Drink Like the World’s Gonna End

vancouver
bodhi jones
~
corner
of
broadway
and
granville

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Musician’s Notes :
The song touches on the culture of war, materialism, and the apathetic tendency to numb ourselves with drugs and alcohol.

Shake Off The Hang Over :
However within all of this doom and gloom commentary, I do assert that there’s still hope for humanity and that one day, we’ll “Shake off the hang over and stand up” shedding these apathetic ways.

Live With Passion :
But until then, we should live free and full. Because our future is uncertain, we need to continue living our present days with purpose and passion.