in every being…

in every being…

lines and riddles
and
cries and giggles

slip quickly from hands
that don’t know
what they’re missing

soft winds
through the leaves,
kissing chimes
crystals sparkle,
whispering tiny songs
of hope
that expand with every breath
into gales strong enough
to embrace the world,
quiet enough to
reveal the sounds
of the autumn sky

— GLB

3/4 Time

We live a life filled with music
I hear you softly humming
In the wind through the trees
With my eyes closed,
In a silent room
Your voice creeps into my head
Making itself comfortable
More than a long found friend
Soon we are singing the familiar chords
That brought us together
Then, and now
The notes lilt and sway
Catch up then lay back
Waiting for that moment
To let the full orchestra in
As it speaks our tale
Forever captured in 3/4 time

— GLB

missed exchanges

missed exchanges
we are confused at
our responsibilities
going down the line
sideswiping urgent
requests expecting
them to be taken
into town on the
backs of stallions
flying flags of certain
victory is ours when
even all may seem
lost in a countryside
supporting tens upon
thousands of our
enemies where
the only success
is failure to follow
orders given by
generals a world
away from here and
now we will all
dismount and roll
the banners up
the streets and
down the alleys
searching for the
perfect hiding spot
the soldier’s place
to blend in and
start the process
of becoming their
own enemy

— GB

Two Haiku

I’ve been writing all night but I haven’t come up with much.  I’m stuck on trying to express something about forgiveness.  It doesn’t seem to be working very well.  I’m a bit frustrated.  So, I offer up these two haiku to end the evening.

stars before your eyes
the milky way is so clear
beyond the city

— GB

the other side of
the pillow draws you back to
some much needed sleep

— GB