Category Archives: healing

Standing By The Ruins

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime   instead of winter, write verses about laughing instead of crying, dancing instead of dying let them write … Continue reading

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Or Love

in the aftermath of a bloodbath there are two paths we can take more violence for its own sake or love

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Starry Night Over Ho’olehua

Just when the world gets too heavy pound after pound after pound piling up until its too much I step out into the meadow and look up and every star twinkles, billions upon billions upon billions beyond what we can … Continue reading

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Ala Moana

Looking down at the street below from this 14th floor hotel window I see the sidewalk where my family sleeps if God is real I hope it weeps for what society has become we don’t see our sister just another … Continue reading

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The Heart Of Babylon

You say we fight for freedom even though you know its a lie our duffel bags are packed and we’re heading to Iraq and theres a good chance that we’re going to die. We took off from Atlanta touched down in Germany after three days in Kuwait … Continue reading

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coffee, chocolate & ice cream

coffee, chocolate & ice cream replaced cocaine, liquor and nicotine I won’t pass that way again I don’t need those kinds of friends   now I’ve got 3 dogs that I walk each day they’re my goddesses, it’s how I … Continue reading

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Like The Dude

The world is rattling my brain and shaking my mind I try to ease the pain I can’t most of the time but today is the day that I’m going to fly back to the islands leave my problems behind … Continue reading

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