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Who Rules?

I grew up with rules to follow / Along with standards and respect / I grew up knowing right from wrong / I did my best to stay on the right…

Remember

Tear drops fall / Into a river of pain / Hearts filled with sorrow / Flowers lay on many graves / For brave fallen Heroes / Many shot down …

Put away your worries

Oh come away with me / To a place where the sun always shines / To a place where the heart stays warm / Leaving sadness to another time / P…

Just think

I often wonder what it is / That makes us so different / From each other / And why is it we can’t get along / I looked in the mirror / And …

He Makes the call

I am in a state of depression / Trying to climb out for air / It’s life giving me a lesson / As I fight it in despair / Living with pain in…

I have searched my heart / I have searched my soul / And even searched my dreams / I have looked in just about every place / It is lost so …

America

Look at yourself America / What do you see? / Do you see your wonderful power? / From sea to shiny sea / Take a good look America / Are you…

Chivalry

I open the door / So she may walk in / I walk close to the curb / So she is safe / I tip my hat / So she feels honored / I kiss her cheek …

November

A breeze came silently through my window / Bringing a chill my way / Clouds covering blue skies / It’s the beginning of my day / In thought…

Another day in Limbo

Empty thoughts stirring in my head / I got a pile of nothing / Another day of dread / Turning left / Or turning right / Maybe it’s better…

14 years ago

The day that lives forever / In the minds and in the hearts / Of the American people / Devastation / Destruction / Death / 11 / R.I.P. / G…

Time surely passes

When you look at me / What you see is truth / A man of many years / Who looks back on his youth / What you see now / Is that my hair has tu…

ooh let the rain fall

The strength of water that pounds down on this earth / Washes away years of decay / And in turn cleanses to a new / Yet still there is much…

Happy Hour

Well I am having a happy hour / It just started not even a minute ago / This is a good time to spend with me / It’s the time of day that I …

Normal

Normal / I am a normal person / I do normal things / I live a normal life / So why do you tell me / To act normal / Do I seem abnormal? / W…

Please Mother Nature

Today is the first day of spring / However it has not sprung / I looked outside this morning / Looking for a robin / Not a one to be seen /…

Words

Words are like diamonds / They can be cherished just the same / They can sparkle in the sun light / And bring comfort to a rainy day / Word…

Live with no regrets

It’s the simple things in life / That seems to be the hardest things to do / To love / To understand / To agree / To live without causing p…

It’s a struggle

Mixed feeling about this life we live / The battle of the day / Hemming and hawing along the way / Should I do this? / Or should I do that?…

Guys and Dolls

It’s a crap shoot / And the dice are loaded / It’s risky business / But you love the game / All the same / It’s the chemistry / And it capt…

When?

When? / I think that we have sat / On the Eve of destruction / For some time now / On the edge / Ready to tumble down / With no net under …

standing on a moutain

I am the tree of life / Standing all alone / On a hill of dreams / Looking to the north / Over this majestic valley / Where my roots are fi…

Freedom

You can’t run away from your heart / You know and only you know what it tells you / That’s what life is about / Yet / Life is a mirror of c…

Tread Softly

Look at all the troubled children / Trying to work things out / Things that they shouldn’t be dealing with / Makes me want to jump and shou…

Enjoy your Day

It’s within you / Only you can bring it out / It not about the turkey / It’s not about the stuffing / Or the cranberry sauce / And all the …

I wonder!

Confusion is confusing to say the least / I thought for sure I knew how and what I was doing / But apparently I am confused / As someone el…

Here we are

Another day and another dollar / You can’t change what was / You make the best of what is / And when life slaps you in the face / You can j…

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright / When I look up at the sky at night / I see the sparkling stars twinkling away / I think about all the wishes that…

Songs to be sung!

Songs to be sung! / Will you come this way again? / And see the smiles on the faces from back when / Did you inspire a smile? / Encourage s…

Suicide!

As darkness fell on this body / As the light slowly went dim / As the words no longer spoke / A mind sits willingly to take / Cold, lifeles…

what my eyes have seen

My eyes have seen / The beauty of this / World we live in / They have seen Europe, / Asia, Australia and New Zealand / South America / And …

Here in thought

Like rhythmic notes coming out of a flute / My thoughts go from doe ray me / To la tee doe, / As if it were an Un- enchanted melody / That…

Deep with in me

The sky is blue today / Oh how I wish it would stay that way / When the clouds cover the blue / It makes me sad / How about you / Cause sun…

Can you hear me now?

I have listened for so long / Yet unable to understand / I watched your lips move / With your motions so grand / You whispered to me secret…

Power in numbers

If I refused to go / Would they still send me? / If we all refused to go / Then what would they do? / What is it they want us to fight for?…

A day in the life of a corndog

I came to school today / Lost in a fog / Instead of coffee / I drank some / Eggnog / Julien walk in / And handed me / A corndog / I dunked…

Looking in all the wrong places

Into the day / I travel along / Looking for comfort / Looking for happiness / Looking for love / Hoping to find peace / As I walk along / …

Get Out

I have been cut to the quick / Mowed down to the roots / Leaving me in the grime / Of your ruthless words / Still are my thoughts / As it …

Empty

Lost in dispair / words silenced / Emotions curbed / I sit / Empty / No more to give / No longer do I care / I wait / For the end

Our Culture

Plug it in / Tune it out / Fill your mind / With technology / Type a text / Listen to a song / Play a game / Forget to write! / What is a …

Youths

Youths on the go / Yet do they know / What direction to take / How will they handle / Their Mistake / Direct them well / They seem hard to …

I ain’t a quitter

Momma didn’t raise a quitter / I may be mad / I may be bitter / But, Momma didn’t raise a quitter / She brought me up / To be tough and str…

Do you know where I am going?

The past is behind me for sure / I know this as I can’t see it in front of me / Not sure when I got a head of it / But when I look back the…

Sorrowed Heart

I don’ know why I smile today / Don’t know why I did not stay / You were right and I was wrong / Now our hearts both are torn / Cause You a…

Memorial Day

The flag fly’s high today / In the land of the brave / I salute those that have served / And to those who gave / Freedom! / Oh yes / Freed…

The circle of life

Coming to the age of understanding / Seeing the reality of our existence / Knowing what the circle of life is all about / I look to the ch…

me, myself and I

There is a conversation going on / One that you can’t hear / The words are getting crazy / And the talking is between ear to ear / Yes I am…

Still looking

Like a rocket launched into space / My heart searches the universe for you / You are my Mars in this solar system / And I need you / I will…

Through these eyes

Look into my eyes / What is it you see? / Can you see my youth? / The trials and tribulations of growing up / Do you see the times of my tr…

Thoughts!

Thoughts that stir around in one’s head / Not words that can be read / Some are troublesome / Some are joyous / And some thoughts are just…

Questions

Questions / Rarely answered / Why? / Because! / Because Why? / Just because! / Questions

Day of Silence

Day of Silence / They say that silence is golden / And children should be seen and not heard at all / Some say “only speak when you are spo…

Silence the people

I said something / And got knocked down / I got up again / And said something else / And once again / Got knocked down / Freedom of speech …

Nothingness

Empty is this feeling with in / Silent is the only thing that stirs / Nothingness is what is / What was, Is no longer / What will be? / No…

A relationship gone flat

There was a time I was called Jack / And you were called Ginger / We were known as / Jack and Ginger / A combination that went well togethe…

And now it all boils down to this

Once I went out my door in a flash / Anxious to make that cash / Once I had the desire / Just happy to get hired / And now it all boils dow…

Food for thought

I woke up this morning and took in a breath of fresh air / Went to the closet to see what to wear / Made myself some fresh coffee, drank it…

A pot of gold

Are you feeling lucky? / Well are you / Are you looking for that rainbow? / With the pot of gold at the end / Trying to catch that Leprecha…

poet’s friday

P hases / O f / E ducated / M anifestation / S implicity

The price!

Freedom is a suit of honor / And I wear it well / It’s not a second hand suit / I paid top dollar for it / It was tailored made / To fit ju…

Transformation

Light slips through / Dark drifts away / Mood swings flow / Emotions filter out / Night to morning / Morning to day / Day to night / All /…

The woman in charge!

I am humble before her / Her warmth comforts me / Her gifts of sunshine is growth to my world / She can make me smile or cry without effort…

I think of You

As I look up into the night sky / I see the light of the crescent moon / Brightness takes over the dark sky / That beams down upon the eart…
Me and a few friends in NYC by markhadafairday Me in 1974 while on the road with Blood Sweat and Tears by markhadafairday

Spring is around the corner

Old Man Winter / Yes you know your name / It’s time for you to go / My finger tips are frozen / And my toes are just the same / Zero and b…

A time to weep

When will they ever learn? / Long time passing / Flowers to graves / For soldiers everyone / Now they lay for him / For his passing / There…

A relationship gone flat

A relationship gone flat / There was a time I was called Jack / And you were called Ginger / We were known as / Jack and Ginger / A combina…

Snow?

I can’t believe the amount of snow we didn’t get / The forecast predicted a blizzard of such / The shoveling I didn’t do / Would have kill…

Let the Mind Flow

The mind is not a one way street / It should not have any road blocks / Even though you put up your own barricades / For a defensive purpo…

I love this song

I see trees of green…….. red roses too / I see em bloom….. for me and for you / And I think to myself…. what a wond…
Merry Christmas by markhadafairday

Happy Whatever

Am I politically correct to say Merry Christmas? / Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanza to you and you and you / Am I wrong to wish you a happy what…

Covered in Smiles

The mask of reality / Hides the unseen / Leaving me at question / What is real? / Covered in smiles / But not for me / Just a mask / Of wha…
Ho Chi Minh by markhadafairday

I am still waiting!

As I look into the mirror / At the grey hairs that are there / I wonder what happened / To my ship that was coming in / I am still waiting…

The visitors

What are you getting me for Christmas she asked? / I smiled as I had no intensions of buying her a present / She was a young lady in High s…

I am a Non-Fiction

I am a book with many pages / But you only see the cover / My print / You will never read / Truth is hidden deep with in / The cover hide…

if you have a title for this let me know

So here I am sitting at my desk with nothing really pressing to do. Not sure why that is as everyone else is pretty darn busy around here.…

lost

I am lost within the wilderness / Of my own mind / Blinded by my thoughts / And concerns / The more I think / The more lost I become / My…
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