March 2010

Today is St. Patrick ’s Day

And in your heart you remember

Bagpipes resonating in your body

Sounds of the land-your family


Tap-tap twice on the left heel and tap-tap on the right heel

Forward, backward

Repetition 2,2, and kick

This is how they taught me in the New York pubs

All of us in a circle

The grownups swilling beer

Laughing, singing and having a good time

Till it was time to close the pub

 And all hell broke loose

Punching, screaming, crying

Let’s just get on home

Get some rest

You have had too much to drink

Tomorrow is another day

We will wake with clear heads

Feel so ashamed

Till next St. Patrick’s Day


We hang upside down

Entwined in an unbreakable embrace

No one


Can separate us

We live together in a hurtful world

Where no one can divide us


No one

Can make us disbelieve

We love each other

On a sideways journey



Unfelt by anyone

We will never part

We belong together


Being tied to train tracks

Waiting for the 6pm to arrive

                                                  Volatile and insecure

There’s no reasoning

Being trapped inside an elevator

Waiting for the repairman who never comes

                                                                              claustrophobic and suffocating

You can’t escape

 A  pain you have always had

But try to heal with a shaman

                                                  The pain is unbearable

You want cool lakes with sunshine and beautiful animals surrounding you

Innocent things to let you forget

To be free of the chains of someone else’s fears

To have to live with them is more than you can stand

                                                                                             escapist that’s what you are

Looking for peace of mind that doesn’t exist