Life without ART,

by Darlene Lewis

Can you ask a baby not to cry?
can you ask a bird not to fly?
can you ask a flower not to bloom?
life without art is  death after doom
life without movement still and content
worthless meaningless time is spent
idle just slumber just plain and bland
no strokes no pens or pencil in hand
no music no prose  no blisters on toes
no broken hearted dancers no shows
only true artists understand and know
how life would be so grey and dark
life without love is life without art


rehearsals and go sees and cattle calls
no models no musicians at all
no mp3s or mov’s nor any html
no lyrics lost no cds to sell
no beats no bangs no blues no rock
no jazz no reggatone no not
museum walls crying for frames
artifacts unknown fossil names
markers paint oil and lead
art cannot live if it is dead
Art is a baby waiting to be
nurtured and loved eternally
Art is a Rose in full bloom
Life without art is Death after Doom


s u b t l i ness

Subtle Shades of Grey
Some people can find purity-

in the heart of a twisted oak,

Where others see only despair.

Some people can love the thorns-
 of the fairest rose,

Where others find hate and malice.

But all I see are subtle shades of grey.

For many, their lives are drawn
 in stark lines of white and black.

So simple and clear.

Yet all I see are subtle shades of grey.

Yet so plain – no shape, no color
 dares to brighten their lives.
No twisted oak or rose blooms bright.

I find no hate, no love, no perfect kiss
 in my version of the world.

All I see is maybes, and the potential of tomorrow.

For all I see are subtle shades of grey

Life has no perfection-
 but no flaws as well.
 I dream of subtle shades of grey.

			

n o m a t t e r w h a t…

The rain, the park, and other things 
I saw her sitting in the rain
 Raindrops falling on her
 She didn't seem to care
 She sat there and smiled at me

 Then I knew (I knew... I knew... I knew... I knew)
 She could make me happy (happy... happy)
 (She could make me very happy)

 Flowers in her hair (in her hair)
 Flowers everywhere (everywhere)

 (I love the flower girl)
 Oh I don't know just why; she simply caught my eye
 (I love the flower girl)

 She seemed so sweet and kind; she crept into my mind
 (To my mind... to my mind)

 I knew I had to say hello (hello... hello)
 She smiled up at me
 And she took my hand and we walked through the park alone

I knew (I knew... I knew... I knew... I knew)
 She had made me happy (happy... happy)
 (She had made me very happy)

Flowers in her hair (in her hair)
 Flowers everywhere (everywhere)

(I love the flower girl)
 Oh I don't know just why; she simply caught my eye

 (I love the flower girl)
 She seemed so sweet and kind; she crept into my mind
 (To my mind ... to my mind)

Suddenly, the sun broke through
 (See the sun)
 I turned around she was gone
 (Where did she go)
 And all I had left was one little flower in my hand

But I knew (I knew... I knew... I knew... I knew)

 She had made me happy (happy... happy)

 (She had made me very happy)

 Flowers in her hair (in her hair)

Flowers everywhere (everywhere)

 (I love the flower girl)

 Was she reality or just a dream to me

 (I love the flower girl)

 Her love showed me the way to find a sunny day
 (Sunny day... sunny day... sunny day)

(I love the flower girl)
 Was she reality or just a dream to me 

right reason…

Reason to Smile 
How can one smile such sweet smiles,
 When one is so saddened by sorrows for miles,

How can I smile the same smiles,
 When life brings me nothing but tears,
 I wondered for so long,

What reason you had to smile that long,

To keep smiling though troubles come,

And still remain sweet and silently overcome,
 It's such a mystery to me,
Your smiles from heaven with glee,

I adore and yet envy thee,
 But I'd rather you smile those at me,

I feel happy when I see you smile,
 Even if I'm sad and lonely,

 Your smiles bring me somewhere,
 I don't even know where,
 But it was you,
 You gave me the reason to smile,
 To smile with no reason,

 To smile for a smile,
 I guess life is just like that,
 We need not a reason to smile,
 For a smile is the reason itself,

To rejoice and open-heartedly give thanks,
 I learned to smile because of you,
 Because your smiles bring me joy when blue,

It proves how well and powerful,
 A simple sweet smile can become so beautiful,

Smile for the sake of a smile,
 Smile for the sake of happiness,

Smile for the sake of life,
 Smile because of hope left in life,

Smile my friends,
 Smile for me my Love,

Smile those same sweet smiles,

Smile so the world can be a peaceful dove...

-Lost Butterfly

follow not sorrow…

Footprints
In my life's journey of ups and downs
 You accompany me and guide me
 When my heart is heavily burdened
 I notice your footprints left in the sand
The footprints you leave behind
 Encourage me to go on
 My prayers flow like tears
 Seeing your footprints left in the sand
I know you carried me
 My footprints I did not see
 You wanted me to be happy, fulfilled and free
 To complete the works you have begun on me
-Meggie Gultiano

“set free!” said the sun

My Dreams Are the Sun

See that golden hue
Burning in the west
My dreams are with that color
My dreams are the sun
The sun always sets
But never seems to rise
That sun carries my dreams
Slowly out of my reach
I watch it slide away
Leaving me behind
The color disappears
My dreams are with that sun
Whenever the sun sets
It rises in another place
A place blessed by that light
My dreams are hidden in that light
At my window seat
I watch the sun take it all away
My dreams are with the sun
My dreams are the sun

Dawn Michelle

a love..

song for you

by alexi murdoch

So today I wrote a song for you
Cause a day can get so long
And I know its hard to make it through
When you say theres something wrong

So Im trying to put it right
Cause I want to love you with my heart
All this trying has made me tight
And I dont know even where to start

Maybe thats a start

Cause you know its a simple game
That you play filling up your head with rain
And you know you are hiding from your pain
In the way, in the way you say your name

And I see you
Hiding your face in your hands
Flying so you wont land
You think no one understands
No one understands

So you hunch your shoulders and you shake your head
And your throat is aching but you swear
No one hurts you, nothing could be sad
Anyway youre not here enough to care

And youre so tired you dont sleep at night
As your heart is trying to mend
You keep it quiet but you think you might
Disappear before the end

And its strange that you cannot find
Any strength to even try
To find a voice to speak your mind
When you do, all you wanna do is cry

Well maybe you should cry

And I see you hiding your face in your hands
Talking bout far-away lands
You think no one understands
Listen to my hands

And all of this life
Moves around you
For all that you claim
Youre standing still
You are moving too
You are moving too
You are moving too
I will move you