Brave New World

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Brave New World

The brave are rewarded
as the fear runs from our souls,
as the night finds the dawn
and the joy returns,
Our walls will come down
brick by brick, stone by stone,
until they are all gone, the last to fall
is my own,
As a life without fences
is the best way to run,
as we run to the new day
knowing love is just a kiss away,
The night is not our enemy
as the stars will help us celebrate
our brave new world,
as the night finds the dawn
as the joy
returns…

Rtk

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Take Me To The Pilot

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Take Me To The Pilot

Small steps led to bigger ones
As my sandbox world grew,
One city block at a time
As everything was new,

The highs were higher and lows were lower
And I would wait forever it seemed
To hear my favorite song on the radio,
And girls,

Girls were always a mystery and sometimes still are,
Until I kissed one and she kissed me back,
And everything just seem to
Fly after that,

My teammates and I
We left it all on the playing fields,
From a hundred yards in the mud,
To small gymnasiums that smelled like popcorn
To the most beautiful diamonds I have ever seen,
With 90 foot base paths and steel back screens
Those were my guys, they always had my back
And everything just seem to
Fly after that,

I traded balls for books as
The world wanted more,
There were exams to take and thoughts to think
There were girls to kiss and beers to drink,
Youth smiled and I smiled back,
And everything just seem to
Fly after that,

The babies came next
And started their own sandbox worlds,
As the training wheels came off
Down the block they went,
Standing in the driveway, waiting for them to come back
And everything just seem to
Fly after that,

Now…some dreams died in the middle of a cold night,
While others made it to the dawn’s first light,
I can only smile and drink in a blue sky,
As I know the sunshine always has my back,
Because everything just seems to
Fly after that…

Rtk

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Global Warming

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Global Warming

We are only strangers, lost here in cyberspace
Lewis and Clark, adventurers in search of a friendly face,
I would trade a smile for one of yours, a kiss for a silent hello,
As the snow continues to fall, As the wind continues to blow,

As January will have it no other way,

I believe your eyes could warm the earth
Like they warmed my lost soul,
As I need not worry about forecasts or wind chills
As I would just sit and watch the flowers grow,
And as they grew one by one and filled A mountain meadow,
My heart would be full as it danced
In your smile’s shadow,

As Dreaming will have it no other way…

Rtk

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Somewhere On A Train

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Somewhere On A Train…

As the night-time falls
The windows go dark,
Lights on the horizon
Are destinations for someone,
Dreaming comes easy
If your pillow is soft enough
And your heart knows love,
Steel wheels never stray
From steel rails
Moving to the
New day,
From sea to shining sea
Amarillo by morning,
Amarillo’s where I’ll be…

Rtk

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Bridges Part Two

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Bridges Part Two

I find them
Creeks and canyons,
Brooklyn to San Francisco to
St Louis in the middle,

I have built them
One pillar at a time, one plank at a time
And one dream at a time,

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Some I crossed only once
Some fell directly behind me,
Some burned too brightly
Into the night,
Not saved by the rain,
Not surviving the pain,

Bridges are built on trust
Suspended by faith,
And reinforced with love…

Rtk

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Stairway To Heaven

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Stairway To Heaven

I called her Sister Golden Hair
Because of her blond hair of course
And to me it always fit,
Never wondering if she colored it,

She was a stranger with a pretty face
A lost soul I found in the night,
Searching for wisdom and
A beacon of light
To guide her,

She gave me her name
Or maybe just one she liked the most,
No numbers on a matchbook
She may have been an angel
She may have been a ghost,

Words were all we shared
Not maples or willows
Not stars or shadows
Not sheets or pillows
Just words in the night,

Watching the inbox
Looking for my lost soul,
Thinking, when all is one and one is all
To be a rock and
Not to roll…

Rtk

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Song Sung Blue

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Song Sung Blue

I might give you
“In the Heart of Night”
Because I trust in your love,
Would you know what to do with it?
Maybe put it in your back pocket
For safe keeping,

And later I might drop
“Last Train to London”
On your soul,
Would that be alright?
Because I really want to be with you,

And if I gave you
“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
Would you understand nothing’s worrying me
When something was ?

And if you found
“One of These Nights” on the nightstand
Would you run away or lay down beside me ?

And if “Baby Blue” was the only color in my eyes
Would you know I had been missing you more
Than life itself ?

And if “The Long and Winding Road” took me far far away
Would you still lead back me to your door?

If your answer was yes, please know you will always be
“Gentle On My Mind”…

Rtk

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