Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mixed Up Crazy Wonderful

The gifted are homeless
Pretty people too short to model
Nurturing women childless
Born leaders follow and waddle

Arab boys parlent francais
Chinese girls hablan espanol
Gelato shops in Athens
Many worship the playa del sol

We talk by typing
Listen to talk TV
We date by skyping
What a mixed up crazy
Wonderful world
This is for me

Crepes and kebabs
New York street fairs
Senegalese on the Champs
Sell their wares

Saudis into Oprah
Tunisians in sushi bars
Russian boxer mom
Lives German life
Portuguese guy in Auckland
Studies English far from Sao Paulo home
Ethiopian Canadian
Journeys Dubai on her own

Adventure across country
No one knows your name
In search of more or less the same
Atlanta to Los Angeles three days
Paris to Amsterdam cafes

Art on the body
Express love honor connection
Vanity is big mind business
Obsession with size and complexion
What is wrong with gray hair

Woman sees Christ in toast
Man guards train station with rifle
Why when I put forth current day thought
For you to hear me I have to cite the bible
The constitution, law or ancestral view
These geniuses had what when they wrote this stuff
Couldn't I be the future just a bright fellow too
Couldn't what I say just be enough

Imagine a world without difference
A place you did not belong
No color no fragrance no soft or hard
A heart silent without song

Imagine joy and laughter
From everyone you meet
Clean water from the pipe
Red cherries on the tree
Less concrete under your feet

What an amazing time
To be alive and live in truth
Where people are a quarter, half
Three-eights this and that
And a hundred percent
Embracing youth

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