I knew from the beginning
The sun would rise
Teach me to cast my eyes to heaven
Cloudy days are sacrifices
To compensate we have the green
And water worlds, tall trees and dappled sunlight
Most would like the world to be clean again
I knew from the beginning that my heart was tender
Easily broken. There is no balm for the earth's hurt.
There's no point fooling around, time is short
Wounds sometimes heal I knew from the beginning
That I didn't want to live a life with eyes closed
Mind and senses anaesthetised
Permanently marooned on the island of self
Developing a dryness of manner, alienating people
Who endure a closed life of repetition.
Simple used to be a compliment as holy fools attest
Avoiding the vortex of doubt
We walk in shade and sun, lay out a platter of dreams
So tired from all the walking and thinking that we miss the dawn
Live too much at night and seek a cure in dreams and words.
It is time to give gifts of time and money beneath the holy sun.