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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Take Out Your Ship

Take out your ship
let out your sail
raise your anchor
and sail away ~
though storms be brewing
take out your ship ~
when the sea is black
when the horizon's gone
the stars will guide you
the winds will lead you
the waves will lift you
and carry you home ~
for home will find you
when your journey's done.

Take out your ship
let out your sail
raise your anchor
and sail away.


© ACG 
21 August 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Slight Breeze
that slight breeze blows
caressing my skin
and in an instant
I dream
you touch me.
©ACG
16 June 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Mid-day Poem

Dreams that woke me
like fresh rust
cutting through
three o'clock in the morning
harsh as a knife
through darkness and flesh
into my heart
leaving a tepid scar
now send me fleeing
running towards them
yearning
for their cruel embrace.
 
©ACG
24 May 2014

Saturday, May 03, 2014



Love's hanging heavy now
but still
cleaner than my heart;
crisp
like burnt toast.


© ACG
02 May 2014


Monday, April 28, 2014


 
Yesterday I wept
under the weeping willow

silent tears descending
as rustling Spring breezes
caught her leaves so lightly
waving farewell ~
she wept for me.
 
©ACG
28 April 2014


Thursday, February 27, 2014


 
Letting Go 

You can see the darkness
in my eyes and smile
a haunting sorrow shadows me
on the long and lonely miles 

Riding down these back roads
past rivers, farms, and fields
running from hard memories
and all the pain I feel 

These shadows ride on with me
they keep me company
if I can't learn to let them go
I never will be free
I never will be free 

Trees blur by so quickly
like the ghosts of my mistakes
the rhythm of each passing mile
beats out every heartache 

I've ridden with these ghosts so long
their nearness seems so sweet
like the whisper of a summer's day
or a promise I thought I'd keep 

These shadows ride on with me
they keep me company
if I can't learn to let them go
I never will be free
I never will be free 

The road keeps rising up ahead
and the sun keeps shining down
I'm trying hard to let you go
when I feel you all around 

You're like these ghosts that ride with me
you're like those haunting trees
if I ride on and never stop
can I leave those memories 

 These shadows ride on with me
they keep me company
if I can learn to let them go
maybe now I can be free
maybe now I can be free 

 
© ACG
27 February 2014