Life is good! Life is inspirational!

Enemy!

Have you ever stopped an wondered if
Your enemy became your friend
How much your worlds could then be healed
How much you’d make amends
For all the times of hatred
And all the times of pain
A joining of two forces
Where each could then refrain
From a world intent on bitterness
Anger, reprisal, doubt
And where compassion and kindness
Would prise the goodness out!

Apples

Some apples are good
Some apples are bad
Some are sour; bring on tears
And make us so sad

But the thing with good apples
They are so tasty
Although some of the bad
Can become jam or jelly

But the sour all just rot
When they fall from the tree
Are best left to die
And not eaten by me

But the key’s in the seeds
Which might replant elsewhere
To produce better fruit
And taste a whole lot more fair!

I close my eyes and go to sleep
Content or so it seems
Able to drift into a world
Of slumberific dreams
Where fairies dwell and good folk live
In perfect harmony
So odds with what this world gives out
Or is this only me
Who find the folk who bicker and
Who argue and who moan
A tiresome bunch with so much hate
Making all others groan?

And so on the train to sleep-so-tight
I yawn and shut my eyes
And leave this world to find a place
Where goodness never dies
Where people seem to get along
Where kindness is what’s found
Where truth and love and joy survive
And happiness abounds
So when the sun comes up again
Birds chorus with delight
I feel refreshed and feel renewed
From such a peaceful night

Gossip

The problem with gossip
Is it spreads like a fire
Like a demon possessed
Electricity down the wire
Like a mudslide or earthquake
A fast running stream
It fuels in its frenzy
And rarely is clean
And it picks up the debris
In the sails of its storm
With the whispers of others
Stinging as bees in the swarm
And, as such, wrecks lives
But mostly departs
From virtuosity and truth
Breaking bonds; breaking hearts
For it can’t handle honesty
And fails to perceive
Anything more than its own view
Being corrupt and dirty
As it smudges and smears
Is implicit with lies
Causing havoc and chaos
Til the day that it dies

(TIME TO RING IN THE CHANGES)

I know that you blame me
Say it’s my fault it’s gone wrong
But in truth you need to see
The notes of your own song
Because there’s nothing melodic
Nor in harmony
With those who miss notes out
Play in a different key

So make some adjustments
Change your rhythm and pitch
And sort out those discords
To prevent further itch
And then, when the music
Has an inclusive score
It will play more in tune
Cause a lot less uproar!

Sharp

Spring

The daffodils hint
That spring is on track
That the Earth is re-warming
Birds are flying back
And the sun is arising
Higher in the sky
As green shoots burst forth
In the hedgerows nearby
And soon on the breath
Of the wind we will hear
The cuckoo reappearing
As she does year on year
With the swallow and others
Coming in on the breeze
Singing mornings have broken
As leaves deck out the trees
For fresh life is about us
Lambs frolic a-new
In the meadows on the hill top
Not that far from you!

Let Love Win Over Hate

Let love win over hate
Kindness over harm
Compassion beat cruelty
With ubiquitous charm

Let forgiveness rule supreme
Let malice melt away
And revenge not be the path that’s walked
With bad karma in play

For those who troll on others pain
Must really not be blessed
Falling so short of anything right
And lacking of all goodness