Sunday, January 31, 2010

Howard Zinn (RIP Jan 27, 2010)

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.

If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.

And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."

Saturday, January 30, 2010

just 3 miles from the rest stop

w h i l e   you  were   s l e e p i n g
i was listening to the radio & wondering what you're dreaming when--

it came to mind that i didn't care.

&i thought: HELL, if it's over,
well, i had better end it quick or i could lose my nerve--
are you listening?
can you hear me?

(have you forgotten?)

"Either Way"

i will love you forever-- (but forever'sSOfaraway)
but i promised i would; through all the BADS and the goods; and, hell, the bads are still GOODS anyway.

& i will love you always.

(there's nothingleftforMEto say--
'tilthecowscomebackhome,ORjump over themoon;'tilthedishes&spoonsallRUNaway)

i willLOVEyoueitherway.

i will love you always;

i   will love you ,
e i t h e r  w a y.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"All Hell For A Basement"

i have LOST my way,
but   i   hear    t e l l
about a heaven in Alberta. . .

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jimmy Eat World -- Dizzy

i TOLD you as i hovered; i never felt this way.

YOU said,
"i  have the SHOT
thatstopsmy clock,
baby ,    it's okay."

youSAID you'd never have regrets;
Jesus, is there someone yet
who got their wish?

did you get yours, babe?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

3 Doors Down

The open wound she hides: she just
keeps it bundledup &neverlets itSHOW.
sheCAN'Ttake muchmoreof this -- but she can't let it go.
That's okay. She don't want the world.

All the things she says, while he's just
lying there withoutsomeoneto hear herCRY,
she slipsoff into a dream about a place
to hide... and that's ok. She don't want the world.

This  l o v e  she feels--
everything she's ever known,
   or ever thought was real--
seems like it's been thrown away.

Now how's she gonna live?
It's okay; she don't want the world.

haunt her life,thememoriesof all
the timesbefore: she tried to show
him love while he would only ask
for more. But it's ok, she don't want the world.

Softly in her sleep...
pictures of the life she's longing for slowly appear.
She's seen them all before, but somehow never quite this clear...

And she just smiles;

she don't want the world.

Friday, January 22, 2010

and in between dreams..

If I knew all of the answers, I would not hold them from you;
You'd know all of the things that I know.

'cause we told each other
there  is  no other way...

Thursday, January 21, 2010


[3 Doors Down]

" i don't know why i gave you my heart
 because sometimes it feels so wrong.

(but inSPITEofallthisweatherI
&i swear right now i'm- "

.where i

"...there's too many questions and too many strings
and they won't keep themselves tied.
On arollercoasterride;


" There's a difference in spending time with me
  and killing time while I'm there.

On too many people & too many things,
and it makes me feel like HELL..."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

(what are you hoping for?)

" No one else will have me like you do;
       no one else will have me, only you. "

                                             -- 23

Matchbox 20

the cars are moving like a half an mile an hour &i
staring at the passengers who're wavin' goodbye--

can you tell me what was every really special about me all this time?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I was no longer brave;

My avarice cooled,
like lust in the chill of the grave.

-- Hamatreya

Sunday, January 17, 2010

well, you know what?

" A goal without a plan is just a wish. "

Saturday, January 16, 2010


"3AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake:
'Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?
I don't love him; winter just wasn't my season.'"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If You Only Knew

"it's 4:03
and I can't sleep
without you next to me;
I toss and turn like the sea."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"There For You"

You speak the unspeakable through
" i love you, too. "

"Change The World"

"Can't say for sure just where I'll end up;

I just want to end up there with you."