Lightbulb Sun

LS3I’m not who I used to be
No longer easy on the eyes but these wrinkles masterfully disguise
The youthful boy below who turned your way and saw
Something he was not looking for, a beginning and an end
But now he lives inside someone he does not recognise
When he catches his reflection on accident
You may tire of me
Because I’m not who I used to beLS1
But I’ll follow you into the dark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the No on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

Strangest Thing


I was looking for her

But I fell for you


It was all just a blur

And a mystery too


I was moving through time

Riding my luck

Then I found you


So goodnight my dear

I am tired, it’s late

And tomorrow I keep my appointment with fate

Not playing the game

I loved and I lost

But I am one and the same


Do we choose who we love


Is it up to us


Does anyone know



Don’t hesitate,
Make pictures that astound


Make lyrical pictures
And rhymes
And do it today


Be creative every day


Am I just living in the space between
The beauty, the pain,


And the real thing

Now the world is swirling
It’s awash with colours of the rainbow
I’ve been holding on too long

That I hardly know the score.


Shores Of The Night

SH3Dusk, when evening turns magenta
Time to tell the day to rest
To abandon its hurry
Time to think again
SH6On the shores of the night
I relive the day. Was it good? Was it bad?
Have I lived? Have I loved?
Was there a dream for me?

When the evening turns to silence
And I’m safe and still
Have light and shadow played their part?

SH4When the truth rises from the mist
And tenderness arrives
Let’s consider this life for a while

SH8On the shores of the night
I’ll let the day float past me
And I’ll rest forever


Until waves are rustling at my feet and break the silence.


The Wise One Reflects


Everything that has to end

Can be a new start

Never be imprisoned by your past life


Much I did not recognise

Much I simply missed

But I always did find something worthy


Vivid dreams of paradise

Yes I dreamed them too

Once I got there it had all but vanished


Walls are being raised up high

Walls come crashing down

Careful, don’t get hurt by falling debris


Once the ice begins to melt

Falling through is swift

But the risky first steps must be taken


Imagine somewhere out there is a planet


Populated by intelligent beings
Who may just look like us
And on that planet there stands a library


Full of books
Written by Poets
Philosophers and

And maybe

When the hatred and greed has become so great

That nothing more can save us here

Then, maybe there, a book can be found

Once opened you will find


The recorded downfall of our earth
You will read reports about us
About our lives
About our death


And our two sunsets
Which were so great
That no tears could quench them

And from seven billion eyes
A mourning red rain ran

Now just a floating tomb in space

And whoever wants to witness
That the earth shall never weep again

Needs to be united against war, greed, poverty, inequality, education inflation and nuclear madness


And whoever cares will play their part in
That this book is never read

For seven billion eyes


Will cherish our blue planet, our only home without fear for love, light and peace.

The Old Tree And Me



These woods are lovely, dark and deep

But I have miles to go before I sleep


Enticed by poets’ words and song

With roots so deep, unmovable and strong


Where branches capture dreams undreamed

And all my dreams will start with these


Now evening has fallen, and nightingales are singing

The last of Sunday’s Bells is ringing

And on the darkest hour of the year

Over treetops you perceive

Scarcely a breath – silence

Wait then; and soon you too

Will have peace


1000 year old Olive Tree – Palma

For All Time

AT2Two are sailing on the ocean, two are in a boat
One knows the stars
One plots the course, not apart, remain unite

Night is falling, morning appears
They find each other for all time


Two are scaling mountains high
Two are climbing to the sky
One looks at the world
One seeks the light

The earth still lying flat on the hand
Two are close to clouds, sea, land
And hold each other for all time


AT5Two already in the shade, two are sitting on a beach
One feels tired, one feels unwell
The long search for peace is within reach
Already all has been said
Already all has been dared
They held each other for all time


Just don’t forget to soon

What once was, was my life too

What remains

What now remains

Are friends for all time


Still A Long Way To Go


We chose to adhere to abundance
We chose the American Dream


Liberty –
How we abandoned thee


And the fading glorious night
Never seems to bring you home
You think that this is your road
There’s still a long way to go

Cold comfort in the dawn
The dawn that brings you round
A pale light that you’ve found
There’s still a long way to go


Time is all we have

I hope I have enough


We cannot turn back the clock
Cannot go back in time
But we can say


We will not listen to
Your bullshit and lies