Hands Give Words | a poem & a song

Hands Give Words

Songs engage the heart
Lasting forever in dreams
The notes carry time

© l.p.j.k ’18
Haiku

♠ 🎶 ♣ 🎶♥🎶♦


Linda Ronstadt | Long Long Time

Love will abide, take things in stride
Sounds like good advice but there’s no one at my side
And time washes clean love’s wounds unseen
That’s what someone told me but I don’t know what it means

‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

Caught in my fears
Blinking back the tears
I can’t say you hurt me when you never let me near
And I never drew one response from you
All the while you fell all over girls you never knew
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think it’s gonna hurt me for a long long time

Wait for the day
You’ll go away
Knowing that you warned me of the price I’d have to pay
And life’s full of flaws
Who knows the cause?
Living in the memory of a love that never was
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and change your mind
And I think I’m gonna miss you for a long long time
‘Cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine
And I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Written by Gary B. White • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Don’t Worry Be Happy | a song

-16°F Wind Chill outside (Live in Southern Vermont) . Power went out in the middle of the night last night . today we have been bomparded with fixers for a water main break . This all began less than 7 hours ago. I felt I needed a lift & this is what I decided upon . To partake of vaping some wonderful Gorilla Glue Flower from the plant of the Cannabis . Please join me if you so desire . Oh I forgot to mention . my body moments ago went into a total containment of full out pain. So I will step away & leave you to enjoy the hypnotic dancing of whom I refer to as the ‘cool dancing guy’ . Listen to some Bob Marley . You will find his video at the bottom of this post . Before that take a look at a photo of how beautiful a Cannabis bud looks in her full brilliance . Cheers & Inhale . j.k 💨🖖🎶⚡🎨👣🌹😎👋❣

cool dancing guy


Bob Marley – Don’t Worry Be Happy

Song Tribute | Chris Cornell | Sunshower


Chris Cornell Photos | Singing ‘Sunshower’

THE TRUEST FAN
by j.kiley

The Truest Fan
Feelings Broken
For Only Just Finding You
You possess
A Beautiful Power
A Haunting Voice
It Tears through my Soul

Hope you find Paradise
Divine Sweet Poet
Deep inside you
The Rock Legend
Whose Presence Passes
Like Melting Energy
Inside the Spirit

Your Voice
Touched by Angels
The Deepest Lyrics
Touched
By The Muse
Your Musical Gift
Shared with the World

More people are touched
By you than Imagined

Sad
My Heart
Hearing your Voice
Singing ‘The Promise’
You have left Too Soon

Yearning for You
But you’re gone
Inspiration
Your Gift
Giving to Souls
Who just listen
RIP Sweet Poet

© j.kiley ’17
Free Verse

Chris Cornell RIP

Song Tribute | The Promise


Chris Cornell | “The Promise”

Chris Cornell a close mate to Chester Bennington who committed suicide on Chris Cornell’s birthday and just short of two months since Chris Cornell’s own suicide. This song will give you a sense of the depth of his soul.

I am playing this Tribute song for Chester Bennington. Next week I continue to honor both their sudden deaths. Two who died too young . too much pain. RIP

The Promise
Sung by Chris Cornell

If I had nothing to my name
But photographs of you
Rescued from the flames
That is all I would ever need
As long as I can read
What’s written on your face
The strength that shines
Behind your eyes
The hope and light
That will never die

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

And you said
“The poison in a kiss
Is the lie upon the lips”
Truer words were never shared
When I feel
Like lies are all I hear
I pull my memories near
The one thing they can’t take

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

The books still open on the table
The bells still ringing in the air
The dreams still clinging to the pillow
The songs still singing in a prayer

Now my soul
Is stretching through the roots
To memories of you
Back through time and space
To carry home
The faces and the names
And these photographs of you
Rescued from the flames

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And dare to rise once more
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And fill the world with life
As we’ve always done

Writer: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
For the film of the same name ‘The Promise’

Perseverance

Sisyphus II © j.kiley – Mandala of Continual Motion

Sisyphus II © j.kiley – Mandala of Continual Motion

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly
rolling a rock to the top of the mountain, whence
the stone would fall back of its own weight. They
had fought with some reason that there is no more
dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.

– Albert Camus –

PERSEVERANCE
by j.kiley

The stabbing pain draining
silent screams echoing
lightning strikes flashing
crashing delicate flesh
mining the core of sensations
with picks and axes
awakening tortures from the past
comparable to the pain
intended to find Truth
during the Spanish Inquisition
a test for purity and witch craft
a river of surging fires of lava
flames burning gossamer tissue
as perseverance continues

© j.kiley
free verse

Everybody Hurts


Everybody Hurts – R.E.M. Solo by Michael Stipe (Live at Glastonbury 2003) HQ

EVERYBODY HURTS
by R.E.M.

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

R.E.M.

The pain can be physical, emotional, mental, psychological, even spiritual. The title speaks the Truth: “Everybody Hurts Sometime.” ‘Hold on’ is the best mantra to say over and over again to one’s self when living inside the wall of darkness, to hold on, ‘this too shall pass’. To the composers of this song, they must have experienced many levels of pain and to Michael Stipe for expressing it so powerfully. I could feel your spirit shining through it all. I chose this piece of music for what it means to me and others who experience the darkness of such deep levels of pain. I will repeat what the song says: ‘HOLD ON’ EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIME ‘HOLD ON’… – j.kiley ps. Life is still here for you.

See Post on ‘the secret keeper’ from Saturday Oct 15th 2016
for further details on R.E.M.