Friday, March 2, 2012

ditty


because you need some one to love you
yes, to use that rusty word
to walk the minefields of your sorrow
and to taste that honeyed cure
strive for blue sky
with an eye kept to hell
righteous calling . .
and they thought they knew us well . . .
and I will love you
as stars love the night
and I will carry
your desires wrapped closely tight
and I will hold you with
this ancient burning light
in that field beyond
that knows both wrong & right . . .
because you need someone to love you
with all your scars of war
to take your hand old and knowing
cut the chains and reach for more
strive for redemption
found in places no one knows
tender mercies
as we walk this path alone. . .
and I will love you
all your hunger and your steel
restless longing
to hold on for all these years
masked & veiled to all those who ride upon the night
and I will kneel there
in the field of wrong & right ,,,,
because you need someone to love you
yes, who smells of grass and spring
to let you know
it's alright when your gray soul sings . . .
to that blue sky
as you laugh at hell's attempt
to trap your spirit
and sink you to its depth
and I will love you
in colors bold and bright
shadowed haunting
as we soar up thru the night
tempt the cosmos
with our power & delight
as we meet in our field past wrong & right. . .
as we meet in our field of wrong & right. . .

4 comments:

  1. Remarkable! I loved the vivid and diverse imagery. Th repetition of line - "and I will love you" collected all the thoughts beautifully. Well written.

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  2. Whew..now this one choked me up...
    "because you need someone to love you
    with all your scars of war
    to take your hand old and knowing
    cut the chains and reach for more"

    tissues please...

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