Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Living Happily


Just a moment here, another over there

Holding tight to light warm laughter

On and on love bubbles bounce

Now, before and ever after


October 2015
























Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sometimes


The whole world seems angry tonight
With justification
Stupidity, carelessness, cruelty, spite 
Inflamed indignation
Rising to the fight

Sometimes that's ok
Sometimes I just want it all to go away




Thursday, 16 April 2015

Killing with Kindness



All I want to do
Is wrap you tight 
In cotton wool

Persuade and charm
Stroke away the fear
Convince you there will be no harm
No dark malice here

Only peace will hunt for you
No demons fight
In cotton wool



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Another Day

Not ready yet
The truth is not allowed
Don't give those birds their wings
Keep the cage door shut
They can wait a while
As the sun keeps us warm
Another day



Birds by Olga Nesterova



Another Day   (the song)
       
              Bm                                    
Not ready yet
       C            D 
No truth allowed 
G                                            Bm
Don't give those birds their wings
F                       D7
Don't let them out 


CB Am7 D
Another day x 4


                        Bm                                    
They can wait a while
C                             D 
Sun still keeps us warm  
G                         Bm
No shadows overhead
F                       D7
Nothing lost or found 


CB Am7 D
Another day x 4


Bm          F±m                                  
Another day
     G         A  
Another dawn
Bm          F±m
Silent voices cry
Cmj7                      Dmj7  Cmj7  Em7
No right no wrong 



Copyright John Barclay and Ali Graham - October 2015 - all rights reserved













Sunday, 1 March 2015

Telepathy

Wols: Komposition (auch "Rose" genannt)Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

 




























That feeling of being alone
But you are silent
Of an observer listening in
Hearing what is important

We never talk about the times 
When I say things without words
And you love me with your eyes shut

That feeling of something else
In empty spaces
Of voids and inexistent distance
Leaving behind no traces

We never talk about the times 
When I say things without words
And you love me with your eyes shut



1st March 2015






Saturday, 14 February 2015

Half way up the stairs

Two circles ago
Practicing together on the stairs
For a rap.

Your frustration at the fear
Your sight, your message, our sound.
And, in the end, loud and clear
You echo around.

Two circles ago
Practicing together on the stairs
For a rap.



14th February 2015




Saturday, 31 January 2015

I, me, us, we ........

Self-definition at a tipping point
Stretches, tugs, tears sinews
That bind until they break
Away

For survival or for the better good?

There is still blood in the water
And on the ground.


27th August 2014


Friday, 30 January 2015

Snowflakes



D             Am    Em      
Several sided sparkles

D                            Am  
Welcome to my world

      F              G          Em
So much to see, to know, to be

     F                               G     Em    
Before we melt and disappear

       
        F                 Am                                    
It’s goin’ to be ok
             F                 Am 
It’s all goin’ to be ok
G                                     F
Everything will be alright again
           F                                     Am
Each mornin’ a brand new day
           F                                      G
Each mornin’ a brand new day


D                   Am            Em     
Surprising treasured remnants

D                            Am  
Welcome to my world

F                             G              Em
See through my eyes and share my soul 

              F                              G      Em    
While  we both live, live on a while



8 December 2013





Thursday, 10 July 2014

Mentor

impatient intolerance

like nectar

no time to mess around

you are right

(although you wouldn't put it so politely)



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

So bad, so good


So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

If anyone knew
What I'm planning to do

So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

Up to my tricks
Soon might be in a fix

So bad, bad, bad
Deliciously bad, bad, bad

Feel happy inside
But trying to hide

It's so bad, bad, bad,
Deliciously bad, bad, bad








Thursday, 12 June 2014

Message



After the builders broke through the wall
The old blue broken bottle
Lay forgotten at the door
Clear bright message from before
Indigo deep
The sort you just don't see any more
Not something to keep
But to treasure





Thursday, 5 June 2014

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Curled Up



Broken bones
recovering
sleepily 
uninspired.

Silent, lost
and stubbornly
so deeply, 
deadly tired.



Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Can't we find another way?













Old politics have had their day
Can't we find another way
Welcomed by us all
All of us together

Change would be good thing
Hope, a fresh beginning
Welcomed by us all
All of us together

Ownership and influence
Power to make a difference
Welcomed by us all
All of us together

Energy and balancing
Experience transforming
Welcomed by us all
All of us together

Across the hills, through towns and fields
Mellowed hearts and island souls
Sisters, brothers, bloodlines more
Over borders, winds and walls
Welcomed one and all
All of us together







Thursday, 24 April 2014

Have things changed?


That was a very smart black suit
Very sharp
And you looked well slim and strong
When you lay on the ground
Prostrate
Then unwound
That shock
Very tight
Of wiry long straight white