i will wait

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don’t need the monsoon

one little dew drop

one more moment to drown in your eyes

have my heart stop

be calm

like a stream on a summer day

be brave

accept all that we choose not to say

behind the walls

there’s deep pain

where there is drought

there’s hope for blue rain

did i mention i will wait a lifetime

to see us again

read the lines you write with your eyes

as the night melts away our pain

this too shall pass

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when you are scared

may you never be alone

this difficult time

may it be just a sojourn

when you are cold

may you always find some place warm

the one who loves you

always shelter you from harm

when you are lonely

may you always find a friend

your beloved

love you to the very end

when you fall and almost give up

may you choose to stand tall

and always remember…

this too shall pass for us all

blue rain

there is a place

in me

where time stands still

where i breathe pure stillness and feel free

eyes closed

i clearly see

in all the world

the one place to be

the face of the only one

with whom my life is complete

the one who understands my language of silence

never a need to repeat

i go there

time and time again

to that special place of stillness

where my parched heart is touched by the gentle blue rain

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peace

may we find

that silent place in our mind

as we leave

another year behind

may we find

freedom in our life

while connected

navigating strife

may we find love

a different kind of love

one that makes us feel truly alive

beautiful like the stars above

and may we find peace

that bridges our differences and brings us together

life is so precious

may i remember to make every moment matter

HAPPY NEW YEAR, PEACE!

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believe in us

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stay

or leave

take the easy path

or believe

after angst

there can be magic

not a sin

to sometimes abandon logic

the night patiently waits

for the stars

the spring is wise to know

winter will pass

the mighty mountains

embrace the warm sun on its cold chest

i hear you whisper

let us meet and figure out the rest

let life unfold

one beautiful chapter after chapter

believe in us

in a forever and after

barroco

BARROCO PEARL

i am happy to be a barroco

for when i am with you

you always perfect me

to my life add another hue

each scar has its home now

no need to hide

for you look beyond my skin

to the unseen beauty inside

this is what it must feel like

to keep running from me

find me in you

finally be free

a chance

i chased freedom

freedom chased me

in the midst of it all

the other we did not see

i realize freedom is in me

in the seed is the tree

kindness can come from strangers 

across the sea

i have stopped chasing freedom

freedom has stopped chasing me

i pause to see the white winter sun

listen to the black night sea

serendipity…if you hear me

make our paths cross

i want a chance to share

happiness and loss

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let go

be the grass 

that cradles my feet

reads my silence

never asks to repeat

be the breeze

that slips between my fingers everyday

the gentle hand that touches me

when i get carried away

be the moon 

that never casts a shadow

won’t you tell me

where you’d like to go

let’s make a sweet memory

let go of all the gloom

when the world starts to fall asleep

and the jasmine starts to bloom

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today

i hear

in the lands of milk and honey

there will soon be 

a different kind of money

defi will defy

wealth will trickle

no change

without ripple

i listen to the friday morning jazz

sip my tea

in the search for someone

wonder if I will ever lose me

i polish the nickle 

and the dime

look around and realize

nothing is really mine

i close my eyes

tea is cold

the sun’s warm embrace

a gift better than gold

as the forests burn

and the skies turns gray

may I always remember what matters

…the gift of today

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