Once Climbed

Once Climbed

If you have ever been
To the desolate streets of crazy town
Or if your mate in life
Has ever passed through there
If you’ve ever known
The long and dark storms of shell shock
Or fought off a massive
Dirty, white crack gorilla on your back
If you’ve lost your soul mate
Or a tender, sweet child
To the drifting sands of time
You have been through
Some of the worst storms
That wander the Earth Mother
And if you look at where
There are the deepest scars
You’ll see that out of them
A light softly now shines
There you’ll find as much strength
As you’ll ever be needing

My friend, you’ve been to where
The shit is piled up in drifts
Thirty feet high
Rest easy at most everything else
Life sends your way
They are but rolling hills
Compared to the ragged
And lonely, gray peaks
You’ve had the occasion
To once have climbed

Dewey Dirks

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Good Songs

Good Songs

They say
Life is a school
And we are here
To learn what our soul
Already knows

Though the eons
We each wander the days
Wondering why
Strive, strive, striving
Ever wondering why
Where we start today
Built from what we’ve discovered
In all the days before

Rest easy, my friend
And welcome each new morning
With open arms and an open heart
Our lifetimes are precious gems
That shine differently
Each time
We look at them in the light
The lives we each live
Are lilting songs
Do you not want to hear
A good song more than once?

Dewey Dirks

Glasses

Glasses

There are those who view
The world through
Rose colored glasses
Then there are those who view
The world through shit colored
Glasses as well
Just as everyone else,
Their expectations, assumptions,
Motivations and judgments
Forge the lens through which
They perceive all they see

Put down and set aside, my friend
Your assumptions, motivations, expectations
And judgments and you’ll find yourself walking
Pretty much amazed all of the time
Under an endless sky
Neither pink, nor brown
But singing quietly
A deep and varied blue

Dewey Dirks