Note for the Prodigal


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Prayer of the Departed
by Miles Moody

Snow’s storming
Door’s still open
Lamp on the windowsill
Burned out long ago.
The note’s been waiting
For all this time
I worry it forever will.

Share-cropper Mammy

Fire burnt the barn low
Taters gone to the blight
Early frost got the peaches
Cow gave up the fight.
Waited long as we could
You ain’t made it back.
Wolf calls from the wood
Most every old night.
Left the door wide open
Case you made it a’right.
God help you son
Jus’ look to the light.
Lamp burns in the window
My prayer in the night
Bring my boy back to me
By morn’s early light.
Safe here to me
Back into my sight.
Bring my son home to me
By dawn’s waking light.

© 2010 Miles A Moody All Rights Reserved. Thank you.

Miracle
By OceanLab

Don’t they know that there’s something going on
What they’re harming with their indecision
Who will be left standing when I’m gone
There’ll be nothing left but a vision

And it’s too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
But there are some times when you should try to find your voice
And this is one voice that you must find today

Are you hoping for a miracle
As the ice caps melt away
No use hoping for a miracle
There’s a price we’ll have to pay

Don’t they know that there’s something they can do
To be sure of tomorrow’s tomorrow
And too late is too late for me and you
No more time left for you to borrow

And it’s too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
But there are some times when you should try to find your voice
And this is one voice that you must find today

Are you hoping for a miracle
Am I still there in your plans
No use hoping for a miracle
I am balanced in your hands

Note for the Prodigal

Miles Moody

Boone, United States

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Inspired by the Song “Miracle” by OceanLab
Didn’t know it as I wrote it but for me “Sharecropper Manny” is about humanity wandering away from its collective roots in search of something lost along the way; its about losing touch with the intangible on many levels, but particularly its about abandoining and betraying Mother Earth, but more than this, its about how completely we are still accepted by the Spirit of Earth.

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