I Don’t Want to Live Forever

I Don’t Want to Live Forever

 

Here’s the way our story started

It’s my favorite one to share

Lived together then we parted

Now I long to go back there

 

Followed you through Indiana

And I’d do it all again

Back to Terre Haute

Or places more remote

Just to be with you my friend


I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

If that takes another lifetime

Don’t know what I’m gonna do


In between us are the chapters

Of the other lives we knew

All the laughter ever after

Won’t replace my time with you

 

I’m grounded out in California

Odds of going home are thin

But I’ll be glad to wait

To meet at Heaven’s Gate

Then eternity I’d spend

 

But I don’t want to live forever

If it won’t be lived with you

Before it comes to other lifetimes

Be with me till this one’s through

 

I don’t understand forever

It’s a place erased of time

I barely comprehend

Right now, and then

How to leave the past behind

 

If I could look into the future

I’d predict a happy end

A life of luxury and pleasure

Won’t equal moments with my friend

—- Music Break —-


Followed you through Indiana

And I’d do it all again

Back to Terre Haute

Or places more remote

Just to be with you my friend


I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

If that takes another lifetime

Let it be lived with you, too

 

 

 

 

 

I Don’t Want to Live Forever

Here’s the way our story started

It’s my favorite one to share

Lived together then we parted

Now I long to go back there

Followed you through Indiana

And I’d do it all again

Back to Terre Haute

Or places more remote

Just to be with you my friend


I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

If that takes another lifetime

Don’t know what I’m gonna do


In between us are the chapters

Of the other lives we knew

All the laughter ever after

Won’t replace my time with you

I’m grounded out in California

Odds of going home are thin

But I’ll be glad to wait

To meet at Heaven’s Gate

Then eternity I’d spend

 

But I don’t want to live forever

If it won’t be lived with you

Before it comes to other lifetimes

Let’s hang in till this one’s through

I don’t understand forever

It’s a place erased of time

I barely comprehend

Right now, and then

How to leave the past behind

If I could look into the future

I’d predict a happy end

A life of luxury and pleasure

Won’t equal moments with my friend

—- Music Break —-


Followed you through Indiana

And I’d do it all again

Back to Terre Haute

Or places more remote

Just to be with you my friend


I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live with you

If that takes another lifetime

Let me live it with you, too

I don’t want to live forever

I just want to live

With

You

© 2012 David Brunoehler

 

 

 

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When I Am Free

When I Am Free

When I am free

I’ll no longer be weighed down with problems

All my doubts and indecision

Will be left behind

No more hurt or pain

Will I entertain

Nothing more will bother me

When I am

Free

When I am free

I’ll no longer need to ask permission

All my thoughts and intuitions

Will be clear and right

I will understand

Who I really am

And begin to bathe in light

When I’mmm

Free

Finally,

Almost time to let go

Just when I don’t know
Nor should I

It will be

A release of some size

A familiar surprise

Awaits me

When my body and mind

Are both left behind

Once again I’ll arise

And see

Friends on white opal sands

Extending their hands

Singing songs with my family

A harmonious welcome

Awaits by the sea

When I am free

When I am free

I will loosen up my grip and let go

Sigh goodbye to frets and ego

To become renewed

All that will remain

Besides my name

Is the love I’ll still carry with me

When I am

Free

.

When I am free

There is no such thing as foreign language

No more need for war and anguish

All that falls away

Every misery

Gives into gravity

As I blend with wind and the day

When –

Finally

It’s my turn to return

Oh how I burn

To get there

Gracefully

Like a Phoenix I’ll  rise

See without eyes

Old embers

Up from ashes of me

Until I am free

To begin to be

Infinitely

With my wings open wide

I lift up and glide

And then soar into

Forever more

All the love I’m aware of

Becomes part of me

When I am free

When I am free

I’ll return to a home I’ve longed for since birth

God‘s reward for living on Earth

Where no one grows old

Though I can’t explain

I  could make the rain

Turn to lacy white flakes when it’s cold

Or  place rainbows

When I am free

We will gather round and tell our stories

While we open Morning Glories

Singing hymns of praise

Lighting Fireflies

Helping paint the skies

Doing chores like this eternally

When  I am

Free                                                      –

Free

Free

Free

Free
© 2012 David Brunoehler

© 2012 David Brunoehler

Lizard Looks

LIZARD LOOKS


Here’s to dudes who sport iguana cuts

Gelled and held up on their heads

A first impression might imply they’re nuts

Or that their barbers were misled.

It’s hard to say who first inspired the look

Could be Buckwheat before braids

Can you imagine how much time it took

To get that first hair stylist paid?

What more and more men wear

With their new Mohawk hair

Goes from pulled down jeans to suits

It always tickles me to see a wife beater T

Looking better than the guy in a tie

The little T shows abs where the suit hides flab

In this nebulous amphibious rivalry

So before I have to go

Look our lizard looker over head to toe

And if  he needs another lizard – look goodie

Nothing says lizard like a zippered hoodie.

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© 2012  David Brunoehler