Writing Off Today

Writing Off Today

 

 

Haven’t got a thing to do

So I think I’ll write it down

Nothing much for me to say

So I’m writing off today

Waiting for the phone to ring

Doesn’t keep me that in touch

And seeing what the day will bring

Doesn’t get me very much

So I’m sitting by my bed

Reaching far outside my head

Just to keep some hope alive

And my fingers occupied

People talking in the hall

As they pass my open door

They don’t interest me at all

Could it be that I’m the bore

Funny thing I think it’s true

Trouble is this much I knew

So the trick has got to be

How to make the change in me

What I pay attention to

Buys me time in where I stand

So to change my point of view

Deals a brand new playing hand

Looking back on what I’ve penned

Has been helpful in a way

It has given me the time and space

To read what I would say

If I wrote away today

c 2010 David Brunoehler

AIDS Anthem — Once Again

Once Again
Once again a miracle is beckoned
Day and night the vigil never ends
Tending to the ones who have been stricken
We remember
Once again
Once again our purpose here is strengthened
Rising off our knees we hope and pray
Searching so a single life may lengthen
By the minute
By the hour
By the days
For solutions
To the problem
That is taking us away
We stand together in silence
Our hearts beating strong
We toast to the friendship
Of friends who are gone
We’ll walk through the darkness
No matter how long
Until the will of Life itself
Reveals our way back home
Once again our hearts and eyes are open
Mindful of the lives of parted friends
Reaching out for memories as a token
We remember
Once again
Once again our courage must be certain
Of the love we all will come to know
Let the light we carry raise the curtain
On the shadows
Of tomorrow
Let them go
Let them go
Let them go
We stand together in silence
Our hearts beating strong
We toast to the friendship
Of friends who are gone
We’ll walk through the darkness
No matter how long
Until the will of Life itself
Reveals our way back home
Once again we work and wait for answers
Tired of lighting candles in the wind
Those who’ve passed are far beyond the borders
Of the light
We return to
Once again
Once again a solemn oath is spoken
Not another soulful flight begins
‘Til the spell of mystery has been broken
‘Til it’s over
‘Til it’s done with
‘Til the
Truth descends
Not another life will end
Until the truth descends
Say it once again
We stand together in silence
Our hearts beating strong
We toast to the friendship
Of friends who are gone
We’ll walk through the darkness
No matter how long
Until the will of Life itself
Reveals our way back home
c 2000 David Brunoehler

You’ll Feel Wichita

You’ll Feel Wichita
Take in a breath on a cool night in Kansas
Take it all in and then let it thaw
Let it out slow in the cup of your warm hands
And lo and behold, you’ll feel Wichita
Wake up and rise to a window in Kansas
Open your eyes, let the curtains undraw
Look out and stretch and your heart will do dances
And lo and behold, you’ll feel Wichita
Like a night holding hands on a star-lit veranda
Just like a wink you thought you saw
Like a cool breeze as a porch swing fans ya
Like a whisper of love that you recall
Take to the Plains to a river in Kansas
Break out and stride by the old Arkansas
Listen with pride to its power and gladness
And lo and behold, you’ll feel Wichita
It’s more than a town, much more than a city
A place on a map you can draw
It’s people with warm hearts
People who care
Wherever there’s love
You’ll feel Wichita
Wichita
C 1985 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Body, Mind and Me

My Body, Mind and Me

 

My body’s been my favorite toy,

A tool, a work of art

But through the years

Of this and that

It’s slowly come apart

A bone goes “break”

A hip goes “whack”

And muscles twitch

All down my back

With each and every part

It wears my aching heart

A new one I would like to find

Before I start to lose my mind

Another favorite thing

That when I go I will not bring

Just me

Set Free

Eventually to find

Another baby body

And a new unopened

Mind

C 2010 David Brunoehler

Acrowhims — Add-Ons

Acrowhims Add-Ons

Self – Spirit Experiencing Life Forever

Single Eternal Life Form

Since Everyone Loves Face

Separates, Expands, Lives Free

Some Ego Left Flailing

Die Dive Into Eternity

Deliver Incarnation, Exit

Dude, I’m Exhausted!”

Dance Idiotically Everywhere

Drop In Earthward

Coma Can’t Operate Much Anymore

“Come On! Move Anything!”

Cement Over My Anatomy

Crapped Out My Agreements

Heal Have Energy And Life

How Everyone Accepts Love

Happens Every-time Anyone Laughs/Loves

Hero’s Enemy…Achilles Likeness

Whim “What Have I Made?”

What Humanity Is Missing

Why Humor Is Magic

“We’re Having It Marbleized!”

Whip Hair Into Mud-pie s

Derision

Derision

 

 

It’s the fried egg sandwich on white bread

And cherry yogurt on a tray

Little things I’ll miss when I’m dead

Are the reasons why I try to stay

Take the fresh clean sheets off my bed

They’re a part of every day

The kind of thing that I’ll miss

Or are these things just in my way

What I know is indecision

Where I’ll go is in the air

It is driving to derision

What is left below my hair!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C 2010 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

 

New Life

New Life

 

 

When a tree gives up its leaves

Does he just stand still and grieve

Or does he know

When the snow melts

That the Spring will bring

New life

 

I want to know and to believe

That I’m akin to that old tree

So when I go

What I once felt

Will be back to feel

New life

 

This is what I hope and pray

As I watch the sun each day

That before the night

Takes every ray

I will feel tomorrow

On its way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C 2010 David Brunoehler

Falling Back

Falling Back
Turn around and look, I’ll be right there
Catch me in a glance, I’ll be still
Step in my direction, I’m everywhere
Mention where to meet you
And I will
Simply say my name, I’ll be wide awake
Whisper it again, I’ll arise
Send me one sweet nothing
I’m at your side
Call me to come closer
And I fly
‘Cause I’m fallin’ all over down
Head over heels
Turnin’ around
Fallin’ back
In love with you
Meet me in a crowd, I see just one face
Get a little rowdy, I stand tall
Beat me to the punch, and I embrace
Anything you hand out
After all
Falling back is not the same as falling for
Even though the moment feels brand new
Once a flame rekindles it burns to the core
Even after all we’ve been through
I’m fallin’ all over down
Head over heels
Turnin’ around
Fallin’ back
In love with you
Reach out for a touch, I’ll let you find
Hold me in your arms, and I’m yours
Press yourself against me
I loose my mind
Raise a single eyebrow
And I’m sure
I’m fallin’ all over down
Head over heels
Turnin’ around
Fallin’ back
In love with you
c 1998, 2000 David Brunoehler

Deep Dish Beauty

Deep-Dish Beauty
She’s a deep-dish beauty
A Plum rose cutie
More than a mouthful
With every bite
A deli llama
Butterball mama
But I’m runnin’ on hungry
And I’m gonna make her mine
Tonight
Countin’ calories
Sayin’ no
Watchin’ inches
And pounds come and go
Tried starvation
Nearly died
She don’t need another diet
She wants a piece of pie
She’s a deep-dish beauty
Bathtub patooty
Clean as a whistle
Nothin’ too tight
A deli llama
Butterball mama
I’m runnin’ on hungry
So I’m gonna make her mine
Tonight
Liposuction
Ladies’ gym
Step aerobics
But not gettin’ thin
Atkins diet
Made her cry
She don’t need another diet
She wants a piece of pie
Chorus
There she blows
So to speak
Saddled over
And I got weak
She leaned back
Grabbed my hand
Then we shook and cooked
Like deviled ham
Instrumental
Adele Davis
Lean Cuisine
Missed the zone
If you know what I mean
Little uppers
Got her high
But she don’t need no speed doctor
She wants a piece of pie
Chorus
Chorus
C 2001 David Brunoehler

A Little More Country

A Little More Country *

Started the day that there FM station
Went off the air
And came back changed
Noticed right away, a new DJ
And how different the singers
All seemed to sang
Turned up the volume
Squinted our eyes
And then we started to hum along
That’s when it hit us
To all our surprise
We were diggin’ a country song
And now we’re gettin’ to be
A little more country
Every, every day
It don’t bother me
As long as the music
Has got a feeling
And a message to say
Whatever they sing
Tugs my heart strings
And it’s always gonna be that way
Cause we’re getting’ to be
A little more country
Every, single day
Then was the time
We saw big ol’ Willie
Strummin’ with a harp in his mouth
Wasn’t too long
Before we were silly
And packin’ to move down South
Ran down a skunk
Around Waco, Texas
When the car died
We settled right there
Except for that night
The thing that relaxed us
Was breathin’ that Waco—
Country Air
Chorus
Been quite a while
Since we left the city
Wonder if we went too far
Live off the land
With only one pity
Our radio broke
Along with our car
The best thing about
Our new way of livin’
Besides bein’ friends with raccoons
Is even though
Our old radio’s broken
We’re gettin’ real good
Makin’ up our own tunes
That’s cause we’re gettin’ to be
A little more country
Every day in every way
Don’t bother me
As long as the music
Has got a feeling
And a message to say
Whatever we sing
Tugs my heartstrings
It’s always gonna be that way
Cause we’re gettin’ to be
A little more country
Every, every day
Yeah, a little more country
In every cottin’ pickin’
Finger lickin’ ol’ way
Hey!
© 2001 David Brunoehler & Melanie Safka