A lifetime ago…and far far away

“Within You”
by David Bowie in the movie “Labyrinth”

“How you turned my world, you precious thing
You starve and near exhaust me
Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you
I move the stars for no one

You’ve run so long
You’ve run so far

Your eyes can be so cruel
Just as I can be so cruel
Though I do believe in you

Yes I do

Live without the sunlight
Love without your heartbeat
I, I can’t live within you

I can’t live within you”

A girlhood crush

man of my sweet princess girl dreams

oh so long ago

i don’t know why you haunt me today

maybe just a reflection

in my crystal ball of romance and wishes

and magical places

and my hero, yes, we could be heroes

once when I was young.

On the silence

In silence you sit
Mad hatter
Twisted smile
Something amiss
You shrug and say nothing to the request
What is wrong.
I wear my mask
I cannot force
What doesn’t want to be shared
Ego holding hostage
I think too much
But I shall escape to
Walk away and live my moment as you wallow
Within your misery.
Song in my head
I hum along
Save it for another day
I close my eyes and let sleep erase
This thought
I shall awake rejoicing
And blessed

“Your painted smile hides you still while you search yourself within
Yesterday and tomorrow’s found, fused as one upon solid ground
As all around, the milling crowd confuse themselves with raging sounds
And their love’s forgetfulness abounds
So be thankful for your grease painted clown
If lonliness wears the crown of the veteran cosmic rocker”
Lyric by the Moody Blues

Photo by Anthony Grahl