As I lay here awake

wrote this in Iraq after a really late night


November 19, 2007


Thinking of you as I lay here awake

Drifting to sleep and then out to the lake

Catching some fish and drinking some beer

Dave Matthews on the radio

It’s what I need to hear

The catfish are biting

The dog ran away

Since I fell asleep

I’ll see you right away

I’m dreaming of you

As the hours pass by

Please remember me, my dear

If it’s my day to die

I’ve had a good run

But the race is far from done

Though if I breathe my last breath here today

At least I’ve had some fun

Some good times and some bad

Mostly good times

That I’ve had

I wouldn’t trade them for gold

Or for even growing old

So I lay here asleep

As my soul the good lord keeps

If I shall rise up with the sun

Lace my boots and load…

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I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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