Still In My Dreams

Got into bed the other night
pulled the covers up and curled up tight
I didn’t know I was about to see
the freedom of me

I dreamt that I spoke out loud
owned what I said and stood up proud
wasn’t afraid of anyone
sss, hot as the sun

Still in my dreams, still in my dreams
still in my dreams, still in my dreams
still in my dreams, still in my dreams
I wish I was still in my dreams

When the power brokers came out to play
I didn’t shrink or step away
politicians, bankers, they don’t frighten me
I was tall as a tree

I corrected their mistaken impressions
in kindness and heart I gave them lessons
I told them it’s a privilege to serve
they don’t deserve

Still in my dreams…

I don’t want to have to dream to be free
to sleep to acknowledge the power that’s in me
I want to wake up with all of this fight
a gift from the night

This is a power we all possess
that we relinquish to those who oppress us
so don’t give in to society’s cries
don’t shrink in their lies

Still in my dreams…….

Published in Crannog, Ireland 2003


Floating On You

do you want me to care
do you notice i’m there
running up your street
knowing we might meet

i’ve been yearning so long
can this feeling be wrong
i don’t want to say
in case you turn away

’cause i am floating on you
yes i am floating on you

what will happen to me
will these words set me free
from this lover’s curse
scenes that i rehearse

round and round in my head
driving me from my bed
sanity you call
but you’re no help at all

for i am floating on you
yes i am floating on you

Convince Me

convince me
you don’t have to say a word to
convince me
there ain’t one i haven’t heard
either way
you’re okay
in my world

oh, believe me
your music sends me wild
when i hear you
i’m as reckless as a child
sing to me
bring to me
this ecstasy

i am haunted by you
night and day
at your feet
my heart i lay

oh, hopeless
is the nature of this love
for you will never
know the things i’m dreaming of
still i’ll stay
hooked this way
on your world

Am I

beneath the limpid light
I face the world alone
regarding our lost love
in memory etched like stone
the seat of our dependence
too often left unsaid
the call for independence
left soggy in the bed

where did we lose in this
A union of the mind
A century of doubt
A hidden set of lines
emerge to show a reason
to cope with joys and tears
an artificial verdict
that says it’s truth not fears

Am I……………

A retrospective gaze
reveals the danger zones
conditioned cliches ring
the bells of own to own
how did our understanding
of love and thoughts we shared
succumb to leafless friendship
and visions thus impaired

A stark and windswept mind
is left to muse in flight
passions of our days
divisions of our nights
I’m blown to secret corners
then left on a hill bare
A power is surging in me
I’m free to everywhere

Am I……………


you’re well versed in your grievances
you cling close to your blame
you’ve dug deep in remembrances
you spit sparks at my name

you don’t hold with forgiveness
you won’t deal with your pain
you’re all boated with bitterness
enraged by fear and disdain

our shared history denounces me
cause i’ve faced our neglect
past crimes have no hold on me
i’ve grown my own self-respect

i miss the value of loving you
before the truth lost on trial
but now our garden is desolate
life choked by denial

My Heart Won’t Forget About You

You still hold a piece of my heart
Even though we’re oceans apart
I try every day
But my heart won’t forget about you

I know you’re in some lover’s arms
Soul undressed by your gently charms
I know what they say
But my heart won’t forget about you

Some day I’d planned
We’d be hand in hand
You never returned
Left my love here to burn

Give me back the piece of my heart
Cause I want new lovers to start
I’ll try every way
But my heart won’t forget about you