Long walk in beauty

Do you ever look out the window?
Do you ever see into your dreams?
There is much promise in that rainbow
Not nearly all worldly is as it seems

How can I show that I love you?
What is it that will enhance you?
I want you to have a long walk in beauty
I hope you will be happy with what you see

You have so much to learn
You have so much to share

We work hard through the day
We try to take rest in the night
We want the future to matter then
We want to enjoy affections in the den

How can I show that I love you?
What is it that will enchant you?
I can only hope you will be generous
If so, we might be closely famous

We have so much to learn
We have so much to share

Is there no end to what we can learn?
Is there almost too much for to yearn?
Our love can bring us so much to know
For so many others we can then sow

How can I show that I love you?
What is it that will enhance you?
I want you to have a long walk in beauty
I hope you will be happy with what you may be

We can’t make leaders be decent
We can provide much more fulfillment

Because we can love knowing more
Because we can love in the light
Is there no end to what we can learn?
Is there almost too much for to yearn?

Do you ever look out the window?
Do you ever see into your dreams?
Our love can bring us so much to know
For so many others we can then sow

Wow, you have a choice, pick well
There is a pick that’s decent, do tell

Do you ever look out the window?
Do you ever see into your dreams?
There is much promise in a rainbow
Not all is so worldly is as it seems

How can I show that I love you?
What is it that will enhance you?
I want you to have a long walk in beauty
I hope you are real happy with you and me

Have a long walk in beauty
Have a very long walk in beauty
I hope you are happy with you and me . . .

Daniel J Arthur
August 16, 2023

sakh-TAHBSH eagle

A rainy summer morn’ on the island
I wander down to the beach to get some air
A beautiful scene of sea and shore trends
I wonder what could be there, a heron fair

It squawks at me as I roam near it’s hunt
Taking to the air not too pleased, oh my
I walk down the shore to find a boulder
Along the way I hear the eagle’s cry

The crying is quite often, like a plea
I wonder where oh where it might be
I look, look into the nearby big trees
There is another cry, nothing for to see

I whistle my own call, eagle like high notes
Not too unlike the high pitch guitar riff
I wonder back with rain pleading for coats
The eagle keeps crying like in some tiff

Ah, there it is, up there in the old growth tree
Now spotted the eagle lifts to flee
Oh, she is a glorious young female
She is calling not crying for her parent male

She is so sure and strong as she flies
Much bigger is she in only five moons
Than her father who coaxes he tries
He returns her calls but not too soon

They are united as the father is guiding
Watchful and gently pushing her to leave
She can fly and is strong for traveling
The open water is not like being above a tree

Her very wise and loving father
Has kept watch as the mother has left
Mother has taken her sibling to the river
Where they will feed as the salmon run

She does not want to leave her home
The nest was comfort in a nearby tree
Father has dropped many branches
The nest is but a warm memory

She is fearful of leaving, flying above the sea
Father knows she will soon accept to flee
He is guided by his love for his darling
He longs for teaching more about surviving

She does miss mother and her sibling
She calls and calls for them to return
Father entices and prods her to follow
As he will take her to the river across the sea

She calls again in the evening, where might he be
He returns again to give her another feeding
She is happy but still does not want to go
He feeds her then shows her how to soar

He has done this many times before
She will soon leave to join her family
Only when she knows in her heart
That mother and sibling are over the sea

Father is very patient and firmly pushing
So that his daughter he loves thrives
Father is patient and every pushing
So that she has love as she survives

Daniel J Arthur
August 10, 2023

Ways to go

We have a ways to go
If we are ever going to get there
There are some things to know
We need to take care of the air

The end is not the sight we want to see
There is no way that’s what we will be
So long as we get much stronger
And we really, really rid the hunger

We will get smart on the C-O-2
We will find a way to cut the knives
It will take a woman or two
I’m not saying they will be wives

It is really easy to find no news
You can tell when lips cannot say
The reports must have a real muse
Expression will be muted away

What is rigged is the game for a few
We need to turn it around
Some say defund, more is what to do
We need all of our systems sound

With weapons of minimum destruction
A force to run over the farce
We can help others be the lucky ‘uns
There is no need to flee to Mars

We can find a way to chip in
We can make the world a better place
So much so that the bogeys give up sin
Let the Earth and universe find grace

There is so much good to do
It will be that we really love you

Daniel J Arthur
August 6, 2023

Feel it

It is time to remember you as you
All the struggle takes me away
You might think my thoughts are few
All the struggle prevents my stay

U are loved, that’s for sure
U are loved, that’s what you’re for

I have been there for you
You have been there for me
Some of you I have not been
You did want to win

U are loved, that’s the way
U are loved, I can surely say

There is not a one to lose at love
You must know that is the plan above
With love you will always win
Whether or not we all have kin

U are loved, that’s for sure
U are loved, that’s what you’re for

The struggle is in the way
Sometimes we cannot stay
We don’t always feel it there
But our love is never bare

U are loved, that’s the way
U are loved, I can surely say

I wish you could always feel it
You have a heart for it always to sit
With love you always win
Whether or not we all have kin

U are loved, that’s for sure
U are loved, that’s what you are for

Feel it, feel it
It is surely there
Feel it, Feel it
Love for you is only fair

U are loved
U are loved

Daniel J Arthur
August 3, 2023

Hidden liberty

Why live half a life or less with one fox
There is so much more to learn
There are so many more perspectives
There is vast richness in learning

If you are with one fox, it’s like being in a party
The party is really supposed to be big
So why is there only one conversation, one view
It’s really not true, one view, the more we learn

When you look around and talk openly
Hard to do without much recrimination
You will notice that the one with no clothes
Kind of becomes unimportant really

A real party is rich in cultural diversity
People will believe what they want
Yet they tend to know we should care
Why would someone care for us

I don’t take it lightly when choosing
We have too much current history to lose
If we are not diligent in choosing decent
If we are not diligent in choosing reasonable

The world is actually more scary in the party of one
It has proven to be enslaving horribly many times
Let’s free ourselves of the fox, it is just one
Experience the richness of hearing many

If not all
Take care

Daniel J Arthur
July 29, 2023

Respect history

Can I ever do justice to the ones before
Many have suffered from hateful ignorance ever more
Than I could possibly imagine in all my days
How can one know the horrors of their stays

We need to move forward
We need to know truly

We cannot let someone’s desire to harm a one
Let alone the wholesale destruction of humanity
A person who honestly wants to serve will run
On the the caring and kindness for all of humanity

In order to move forward
Know history more fully

We cannot know every broken heart
Like we cannot know how every heart soars
But we can really try to be smart
With heart helping each others loving roars

We need to move forward
We need to know truly

Get to know what will really help you
Fill your heart with knowledge and love
The afflicted want to live well like you
Fill their days with hope like from above

In order to move forward
Respect history more fully
We can get there really

Daniel J Arthur
July 28, 2023

Truly brave

You are truly the brave
Your beauty shines through the stacks of cash
You find ways to be truthful
You are not motivated by the bribes of others

It is brave to sound your concern
The lost ones sound the megaphone of lash
You find more ways to be truthful
You find your motivation in helping brothers

Brave to be loving
Loyal to the least

You know the scorn of the coats of turn
That firehose of lies seeks your dash
You don’t even hide the full truth
You get more support from your sisters

Steady as the storm blows
Shelter for those in need

Brave or just right to stand with others
The darkness dwells in those paid to smash
The light shines forth from your true warmth
You are not distracted by the lost aim of the twisted

Patient for small gains
Sharing the fruit with all

The shrill of the distracted loses thunder
The bravery of steadfast honesty is left
The money is wasted until given
Our many kinds hear from a new cleft

Brave, brave to sustain
Brave, brave to be ordained

Daniel J Arthur
July 28, 2023

Come out

You are frozen there I can see
You have encased in ice from fear
It is not really where you want to be
Come out
Come out my dear

Maybe you don’t quake with fear
You should know we won’t hurt you
What ever does it mean to be kind
Come out
Come out my dear

You might see that we look different
Only that we don’t appear like you
We really know we are the same
Come out
Come out my dear

You see that I don’t think like you
You might see we have a difference
We really know we are the same
Come out
Come out my dear

We really will treat you like us
There will be no big fuss
We really know we are the same
Our difference is not something to blame
Come out
Come out my dear

Let’s work together to move ahead
Let’s not fear some things said
Our difference can make caring the same
Come out
Come out my dear

Come out
Come out from under there

Come out
Come out from under there

Daniel J Arthur
July 26, 2023

Struggle is

Struggle is what we seem to do
Struggle is what we must do
There is much resistance in life
There is much friction in life
When we want to go somewhere
Somewhere often does not want us

Struggle
Struggle

That’s just the way it is
It is not the way it is always
Just keep on moving forward
Most of our desire is forward
Back is where we learned
Back is back, forward is the way

Move forward
Move forward

We are all so remarkable
We are to help people to be remarkable
Missing the mark with harmful ways
Missing the mark harms your own ways
Find a way to facilitate success
Being good should lead to success

Share your power with others
Carefully verify the worthiness of others
They should want to help us enjoy our work
They should be much better than fascist – caring
We have so much to offer when we are happy
Finding a way to help others helps us be happy

Share happy
Be happy

Struggle is what we will often do
Struggle is what we must do
There is much resistance in life
There is much friction in life
When we want to go somewhere
Somewhere to be takes you and me

Somewhere life
Life somewhere

We all have a lot to learn to work much smarter
We all have a lot of potential to be good partners
Find a way to love one another
Enhance the fragility of one another

Daniel J Arthur
July 26, 2023

Love you

What is it about u
U brighten my mind so
What is it about u
You awaken me head to toe

I so enjoy dreaming about u
U are revitalizing my mind
What is it about u
I really think u are so kind

The way u smile when you look at me
What is it about u
The way you say something to me
What is it about you

When we’re together hiking along
U find a way to make it fun
What is it about u
I really feel so important all the time

What is it about u
U think of everything
The way u help the children
I think u you always lift their spirits

I see u as just so beautiful
What is it about u
The way u look when u are happy
What is it about u

When we’re alone touching one
U are bringing me to bliss
I hope I can even make u feel this way
What ever is it about u

When we get back together
It is like we were never apart
What ever is it about u
Maybe just the pure joy of love

What is it about u
What is it about u

Daniel J Arthur
July 24, 2023