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Civil Folk... we are many, and we are kind hearted​.

Final Words

she did not complain

lived through that pain

each day we came

without the fame

or being the same

walked past the blame

and all things strange

 

one final look out that window, into the forming day

she let go, and we watched her beautiful spirit drift away

 

she sailed the mountains as they spouted up

Into heaven reaching fountains of joy

 

one last word to say

keep your fear at bay

and stop to pray

live without shame

honor to your name

heart not your brain

then give it away

she was only here for us

caring way in the wintertime

giving only love for us

perfect day in the summertime

 

she did not complain

lived through that pain

each day we came

without the fame

or being the same

walked past the blame

and all things strange

 

one final look out that window, into the forming day

she let go, and we watched her beautiful spirit drift away

 

she was only here for us

caring way in the wintertime

giving only love for us

perfect day in the summertime

give it away

give it away

give it away

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

Be Who You Are

I don’t know the who you were

I only know the who you are

it don’t matter what your name

never mind from where you came

 

shelter under friendly skies

learn what a little good will buys

accept others for who they are

show care when they near or far

 

I will not defend everything you do, or pick apart your politics

my God may not be your God, but I do respect you - be who you are

 

every time I speak your name

it will never be in vain

I only want the best for you

check my ego point of view

 

I don’t want the what you want

how you look back or front

our interests will be far apart, maybe

no way we would ever hang out I agree

 

I will not defend everything you do, or pick apart your politics

my God may not be your God, but I do respect you- be who you are

I’m going to Colorado

and then from there I don’t know

if I meet you along my journey

I’ll be  kind and show mercy

I will not defend everything you do, or pick apart your politics

my God may not be your God, but I do respect you- be who you are

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

Right As Rain

up against the moonlight
or under the lens of a polarized fall afternoon

she's gracious and kind
more patient than I

never speaking to soon

 

she's right as rain
a steady warm cleansing rain

so lost are the scenes and popular things
I'll take the rain and never say when

 

lean into that photo, made up 
designer down to those Italian shoes

I'll trade for her words

colorful words
my saturation and hue

 

she's right as rain
a steady warm cleansing rain

so lost are the scenes and popular memes
I'll take the rain and never say when

 

eyes poured like artist glass
reflect more colors than a perfect rainbow

abandoned was I, till I found myself
she pulled me out of my shadow

she's right as rain
a steady warm cleansing rain

so lost are the trends and popular things
I'll take the rain and never say when

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

Rumors Don't Rattle

running the steps

faint filled hurried breath

playing hot potato with my heart

elusive light spoke to the shadow

echoing the coming news

this is where we part

 

rumors don’t rattle me no more

change is always coming

I am ready for

 

razor whispers

scattered down the corridor

eager for the last word before they fall away

filed by hashtag

in open gossip rooms

orderly conversation swirling down the storm drain

 

rumors don’t rattle me no more

change is always coming

I am ready for

 

rumors don’t rattle, love not a battle

if the clock don’t chime wait a little more time

words don't fumble, walk don’t stumble

while the fear of the rumor just rumbles away

rumors don’t rattle me no more

change is always coming

I am ready for

running the steps

faint filled hurried breath

playing hot potato with my heart

elusive light spoke to the shadow

echoing the coming news

this is where we part

 

rumors don’t rattle me no more

change is always coming

I am ready for

rumors don’t rattle, love not a battle

if the clock don’t chime wait a little more time

words don't fumble, walk don’t stumble

while the fear of the rumor just rumbles away

like a springtime thunder train rolling through

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

My Confession

signing my confession

thought it was my lesson learned

turned away for a moment

Spiraling doubt I know that, return

 

and so it goes

a simple faith where I begin

and all I know

a strong heart of hope move me on

 

beyond my understanding

came in for a hard landing, survived

believed in that moment, even now

unseen force, working in my life

 

and so it goes

a simple faith, where I begin

and all I know

a strong heart of hope move me on

 

circling clouds fear in my eyes

I pray for just one more reprise

and just when my back was, gates of hell

arms reached out, my story to tell

 

and so it goes

a simple faith, where I begin

and all I know

a strong heart of hope move me on

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

Alligators Wish

click your heels your before you go

you’re walking slow

every step is measured now

check your face in the window

get in the flow

every step is measured now

 

and still you follow the golden rule

alligators wish they could be as cool as you

 

lend a smile so they know

the love you show

every step is measured now

when they say gotta go

a kiss you borrow

memories are special now

 

and still you follow the golden rule

alligators wish they could be as cool as you

 

snapping fingers to your song

its been so long

since you heard a happy tune

tapping toes you move along

not quite as strong

memories are special now

 

and still you follow the golden rule

alligators wish they could be as cool as you

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

Remember Me

the May rains began, and did not stop till June

homes and lives lost, in that Texas monsoon

people passed by, considered the toll

fewer than last year, we pray for their souls

faith opens the heavens

and rains hope in your heart

sprouts life so beautiful

when we live who we are

and the soft place we grow

vines reach out so far

as the love we give away

leave behind when we part

 

in the flood plain, tethered a memory

the work of their hands, somewhere downstream

two years from now, a fisherman will see

and silent voices will say, remember me

faith opens the heavens

and rains hope in your heart

sprouts life so beautiful

when we live who we are

and the soft place we grow

vines reach out so far

as the love we give away

leave behind when we part

 

on this rock by grace, some still believe

fingers to the bone, for a monument to me

we come in like water, gone the same way

remains a stone, that says remember me

remember me

copyright 2020 James Paul Moravec

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