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Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:00AM PDT)
From: Send an Instant Message "John French" <mosshead7@yahoo.com>
Subject: Kool Aid Not Required
To: larryking@cnn.com
 

No Kool-Aid needed to find these words to say to you - I found them in morning prayer - Beautiful and true -

 

One Thing You Can Count On

 

Not interested in robbing you

Youll never have what I need

Theres something about not needing

Not needing anything to be (complete).

To laugh in the wind with the sun

On your face Without even a trace

Of what others chase in the blowing wind.

To lie in a perennial garden by a friendly fire pit

On my back on a thick blanket while my eyes meet

The stars falling parallel to me and my body

In a vast night sky expanding is our time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

Before my bags left the door, Daddy said,

The one thing you can count on, son,

Is only change Change is the one constant

The one constant is change

And these times, yeah, these times

These times keep changing Changing

And I keep trucking along

Hey, hey, there, Bob Dylan,

I wrote you a song.

Its about an old story of a young world

That keeps on moving along while

People who think they can own it

Cant understand whats going wrong.

Its about a world that keeps spinning around

Sometimes, when Im silent,

I feel it spinning around

My head going with it

My heart feels it too

My feet on the ground

Hey, hey I feel I can talk to you

About the good men you knew

Who traveled along side of you

Who marched and hit hard travellin too

Through fear and violence and sorrow;

The men that did because your words

Told them to By trying you do, you do -

A do, do. A do, do. A do, do. Adieu

I left today and already left for tomorrow

Ive seen floods caused by hurricane rains

And no good planning for tomorrow &,

Consequently, hearts are paralyzed with sorrow

So Im singing to you with a strong hope for tomorrow

 

My song of hope I found in darkened valleys

Its a spinning round and around and around

Penetrating all these coulds and woulds

And shoulds of yesterday like stagnant waters

With the force and momentum spinning

Round and around Its spinning around

Until my heart feels it too

With my feet on the ground

Hey, hey, here, now

Im talking to you..

 

Times have changed.

The world is spinning around

Heres whats for us now

 

Its a changing, its a changing,

Its a changing ..

 

Itll change and change..

 

Its a change, its a change,

Its a change

- (Already done came) -

 

Not interested in robbing you

Youll never have what I need

Theres something about not needing

Not needing anything to be (complete).

To laugh in the wind with the sun

On your face Without even a trace

Of what others chase in the blowing wind.

To lie in a perennial garden by a friendly fire pit

On my back on a thick blanket while my eyes meet

The stars falling parallel to me and my body

In a vast night sky expanding is our time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

And its a changing, its a changing

Its a changing all of the time

 

 

 

John Alan Conte` JR

An American Poet

http://www.mystrawhat.com

Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2005

 

No Kool-Aid needed to find these words to say to you - I found them in morning prayer - Beautiful and true -

September 4, 2005

 


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Poetry  By John Alan Conte`, Jr.
Copyright 2005
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