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  133.     

bIntention To Escape Him

Learning a new language
Where I can better relate
Honing skills and the courage
To yet leave him one day

Forever trapped in this existence
Praying and singing those hyms
Obsessed within my misery
Intentions of escaping him

Sweet dreams will sustain me
Through the pain and strife
Until my prince comes along
Wanting just me in his life
 
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  134.     

bJailed Poet

Connecting links,
And third eye blinks.
Setting minds free,
With ink blots and rhyme.

Words meaning more tomorrow,
Than their impact today.
Could my words of tomorrow,
Conflict with their ways.

They threw me in jail,
Didn't want me to tell.
What a 'free' man,
Could turn out to be!

They can shackle my hands,
And tie down my feet.
But they can't arrest my heart,
Nor incarcerate my dreams.

Should I remain here,
My dreams turning into dust.
The words forever remain,
And shall never rust.
 
Barry A. Lanier
   
 

   
   
 

  135.     

bJazzman (Written On A Bar Napkin)

Escaping my human condition,
Drifting through filtered rays.
Easing closer and closer to the stage,
Jazzman about to dally.

Moans of sassy tragedy and twilight procession,
The Tiger crouches upon his brass and ivory.
Broken shadows dancing,
Quite ashes on the floor.

Where ones are made of opposites,
They're calling out for more.
Among cigar tunes in a straight-gin sky,
Ushering maidens to line the bar.

Jim beam and Jack Daniels, present,
Misbehaved notes, second chance rhythm and riff.
Jazzman hunkers down, the wail of the sax curdles,
Epileptic frenzy, muddy water round my feet.

Deaf-mute waiters among dim lit smoke curls,
Gathering watered down bourbons and scotch.
Tis' Homer, Marlowe, or Kipling?
Hushing faintness crashes gainst' the walls.

Dionysos oscillating among smoke billows,
Final slips and slides, replete on his fruit.
Unbridled, Jazzman lays down his lute.
They're calling out for more.

Then silence, his half-torso, stainless steel,
Jazzman descends the wobbly music stand.
Brilliant shadows under his stump,
Swept........the breath of God.
 
Barry A. Lanier
   
 

   
   
 

  136.     

bJewel Of His Heart

I was talking with my daughter
Just the other day
I noticed something wrong
But couldn't really say
Then she broke down and told me
Daddy I'm so scared today
That you and mom won't make it
And every night I pray
That God will come and fix it
All the problems that ya'll have
Then life will be so good to me
And I will be so proud

(Chorus)
I told her darling
You are my little girl
And God will listen
Cause he knows are my world
And don't you worry
Even though I know it's hard
I know he'll answer
You're the jewel of His heart

Then I held her tight and squeezed her
Felt her heart beating in my chest
Couldn't hardly bare to say it
Darling let me tell you all the rest
Your mothers sick and dying
She's been this way for a long time
The problems we've been having
Are not what they seem to you
But only how to tell you this
And how to break the news {Intense}

(Chorus)
I told her darling
You are our little girl
And God will listen
Cause He knows you are my world
And don't you worry
Even though we know it's hard
We know he'll answer
You're the jewel of His heart

{Bridge}
And after mom is gone
I'll get on my knees and pray
We'll miss her every moment
And wish she could have stayed
And every single moment
That I look into your eyes
I will see your mama
And I'll make it through the night

(Chorus) {Intense}
I told her darling
You are our little girl
And God will listen
Because He knows you are my world {Very Intense}
And don't you worry
Even though we know it's hard
We know he'll answer
Because you are
The jewel of His heart {Intense Close} then soft instrumental

(This song and lyrics has been forwarded to Trace Adkins)
only editing left to song is in Chorus.maybe substituting heart with world....would appreciate feedback as to preferences
 
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