Rise up with passion,
Rise up with joy.
Rise up with Love
That can never cloy.

Keep rising
Way beyond the stars:
Much further than Venus,
Well past Mars.

For Life is a Wonder,
Only lived once.
Don’t ever waste it,
Don’t be a dunce.

Let inspiration guide you
Way beyond this realm
From the shortest grass
To the tallest elm.

So Love all Life
Is What I Say
Be kind to everyone:
Try to make their day.

Show every mercy
Whenever you can
Respect all others
Woman or man.

Every Life is a freak of chance,
So play the music,
Begin the dance.

Paul Butters

© PB 21\5\2018.
Inspired by "How Great Thou Art" and other hymns.
My endless emotions can ..
Never  be described..
My emotions can not
Ever be confined..
My mind always has more to write..
But raindrops..
can not ever be described..
My heart always has more to delight..
But this happiness..
can not  ever be described..
My beats always has more words to unite..
But desire..
can not ever be described..
My   fingers always has ready to indict..
But creation..
can not ever be described..
Wet soil's fragrance can not be defined..
The joy of childbirth...
can be only  realized..
The expressions of love..
can not be clarified..
The soul of words..
can not ever be described..
Read more poetry like this written by me at
http://www.lyrical.site/
this cautious man (bobby jean) born in the u.s.a.
grownin’ up in the badlands of atlantic city
bonded with blood brothers
felt born to run along backstreets
in brilliant disguise that did cover me
frequently blinded by the light
of the full moon

casting silhouettes against darkness on the edge of town
which lunar shafts pierced candy’s room
while immersed in book of dreams
describing better days on a Cadillac ranch

where devils & dust - visible dancing in the dark
celebrating like calendar showered 4th of july
or other glory days in darlington county
even though I ain’t got you.

livin’ in the future
mine hungry heart hankered and felt like I’m on fire
for you, this fire in me craved human touch
desire - roaring into the ole factory fire because I wanna marry you
because the night populated with girls in their summer clothes

each dazzling like 57 channels (and nothin’ on)
in imagination of my american skin
descended from when adam raised a cain
before last to die forecasting kingdom of days
now dwelling in celestial mansion on the hill.

now rightfully claim status of I’m a rocker/
local hero and I’m goin’ down
meeting across the river
if I should fall behind
on the downbound train as living proof
within light of day magic jungleland

policed by highway patrolman i.e. johnny 99
alias johnny bye bye – held up without a gun
defending this lucky town established on Matamoras banks
from an incident on 57th street

thus celebrated as local hero every independence day
when with murder incorporated firing point blank out in the street
that staccato new york city serenade from no surrender outlaw pete
originally from nebraska.

it’s hard to be a saint in the city open all night
within my hometown
once my father’s house, now my city of ruins
where tis moot to ask does this bus stop at 82nd street?

one step up
into the pink Cadillac
hops the ramrod queen of the supermarket
teasing audio dials sans radio nowhere
a red headed woman

racing in the street toward secret garden
to save my love – with thee angel rosalita (come out tonight)
offering reason to believe roll of the dice real world
and to prove it all night

from spare parts – shards of roulette wheel
housing souls of the departed
please save my love and stolen car
for sherry darling – that spirit in the night

she’s the one among souls of the departed
no longer stopped by state trooper
precinct based along streets of philadelphia
some crackling like streets of fire
straight time mandate for those armed to the teeth
along tenth avenue freeze-out.

requiem per terry’s song – what love can do
accompanied by e street shuffle
performed in somber tones
rumbling down thunder road
for souls of used cars
two hearts crushed

along this hard land
for: the ghost of tom joad
the last carnival homage to wild billy’s circus story
the price you pay when you’re alone
working on a dream
now wreck on the highway.

we take care of our own from youngstown
when heading of to the promised land
the rising distant mystical eden
where you can look (but you’d better not touch)
espying the river of salvation

joining eternally the ties that bind
a tunnel of love
or like the wrestler
pinning opponent tougher than the rest
like laborers working on the highway
chiseled like this hard land!
In My Opinion


You’re the latest trend, in this one track mind;
You’re the thing, I hoped and prayed I'd find.
You’re my first, my last, my everything;
You're my latest wish and all my wet dreams.


In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.
In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.


Your beauty shines, from beneath your skin;
You’re a looking glass and I'm looking in.
You showed me things, I should never have seen;
You’re my first class bride, my beauty queen.


In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.
In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.


If I speak my mind, would you listen in?
To my deepest thoughts and fantasies;
To the truth I speak, which you don't believe.
The lyrics aren't hard, they’re just my feelings.


In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.
In my opinion, yeah, yeah,
In my opinion, yeah, yeah.


If I buy you a drink, could you fill me in?
To your thoughts of me, tell me what you think.
What image do you see, when you look at me?
Do you want my love, or can I go free?


(C)2005 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Life is hard


Drown away the sorrow,
Looking forward to a brighter day.
Life may be quite hard now,
But you'll rise above the hurt and pain.
Never let life bring you down;
Don't get too high you'll fade away
And that's a shame for you and me
And that's a shame for you and me.


We die one day, it’s plain to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me.
We fade away, it’s clear to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me.


Fighting fate is fatal.
Some things were not meant to be changed.
Thinking causes headaches; ignore those thoughts,
Don't strain your brain.


Living life is hard sometimes,
But experiences light up the way.
Your path's already written down;
Your fate is sealed, Gods choice is made.
Did he choose right?  God can't be wrong.
Was it his choice to create this song?


We die one day, it’s plain to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me.
We fade away, it’s clear to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me.


So go make a movie, become a star;
Earn lots of cash, buy a new sports car.
Regret today the morning after;
Collect your reward, an Oscar, a Bafta.
A piece of iron, sculptured and shaped;
Become a monkey, in The Planet of the Apes.


Live for fame and hear the applause!
Don't regret your choices; the choices were all yours
And remember on your final resting day;
You chose to choose and that can't be changed.


We die one day, it’s plain to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me.
We fade away, it’s clear to see
And that’s a shame, for you and me
And that’s a shame, for you and me.


(C)2005 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Twenty One


So far above, you’ve been flying high with the angels
And still you stand so far above us.
You are amazing to me, when you speak about your problems
And those things you wish you could have changed; such pain.
Impossible not to like you when all you do is show us love.


So complicated to me, I want to walk inside that mind of yours
And share your empathy, because you speak so elegantly,
When you write about your love life
And you show us how you really feel on the inside.


A broken heart that we all share.
I want to put us all back together with the pieces we are lost without.
I hope you are happy in love;
I want to find a place I too belong as I too need to be loved.


I’ve met a woman like you, but she will never compare,
To those feelings that I hear in your voice
And I am still having these doubts,
But she loves me like I love your songs; they are so good!
So I think I will let her become my reason to believe in love.


You got me through to the other side,
When I was lost, you made me see the truth and I too found my way
And now I see all those tears I cried,
Were just a way to regrow the feelings that I thought I threw away.


Now I am happy in love with her,
So I can never tell her of you, or she would just be gone;
But we each share our love for your love songs.
So I will let her have all my devotion,
But I will never forget an album called Twenty One.


(C)2016 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Aa Harvey May 9
Love you to death.


These are the dying days;
Nothing remains inside to hide.
These are the dying days;
Nothing remains of our lives.
So trying but worth it all the same.
These are the dying days;
These are the times that remain.


Nothing to stop us now;
Nothing to stop us hurting now.
Nothing to keep us down;
So free to feel and fool around.


I love you, yeah I do!
I love you because you love me too.
I love you, yeah I do!
I love you because you love me too.


I want to be somebody;
I want you to feel me.
I want to sing so freely;
I want to sing, sing, sing.


Sing to you, my sweet honey blue;
Sing to you my favourite tune.
Sing to you because I love you;
I love to sing, because I love you.


I love you, yeah I do;
I love you because you love me too.
I love you, yeah I do;
I love you because you love me too.


So please just sing and sing;
Sing with me because I love you.
Sing with me, sing, sing, sing;
Sing with me my love, I love you.


I love you to the grave;
I love you, please be safe.
I love you in all ways;
My last love of my dying days.


(C)2013 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Aa Harvey May 9
Love you.


You are so beautiful so be seen,
So I needed to say you are inside of me.
Any tears I have lead you to weep,
I’ll collect them like diamonds and they I will keep.


Because I love you, yes I do!
I want to, be with you.
I love you, yes I do!
I want to be with you.


Because you are the one who brings me my true love
And I need you to breathe, because you are my drug
And I can’t get enough of your hugs or your touch.
When I’m without you I’m lost in the dark without love.


All the angels above don’t compare to you flower;
You are here in my arms because you fell from the clouds
And you landed inside me and I don’t know how,
I’ve lived so long without you; but I can’t live without you now.


Because I love you, yes I do!
I want to, be with you.
I love you, yes I do!
I want to be with you.


My darling, my sweetness, my fondest of memories;
You are all that I need to live a life of bliss.
With the softest of kisses, you are top of my list;
Number one, you are the most beautiful princess.


Because I love you, yes I do!
I want to, be with you.
I love you, yes I do!
I want to be with you.


My sunshine of love, you bring warmth to my life;
You are so beautiful, in my darkest of nights.
You shine brightest of all like a blinding white light;
I love you so much you bring tears to my eyes.


(C)2013 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Aa Harvey May 9
Time on my hands.


Ain’t got time to have no time on my hands,
Because I’ve got to learn to fly before I leave this land.
Time stands still and goes in the blink of an eye,
But I don’t believe I’ll ever find my paradise.


Scared of leaving with this weight on my mind;
All I have left to give you is my time.
Trying to face the world whilst wearing nothing but a smile;
But life is dragging me down and leaving me to die.


Time, time, time, time, time. It’s time to live or die.
Time, time, time, time, time.  It’s time to fly so high.
I’ve lost my mind and I don’t know why,
I still believe in my paradise.


Seasons come and seasons pass on by,
But I’m still here waiting for the end of time.
Sat here crying in front of the wailing wall;
I wish I could explain to you the way that I fall.


Time, time, time, time, time. It’s time to live or die.
Time, time, time, time, time.  It’s time to fly so high.
I’ve lost my mind and I don’t know why,
I still believe in my paradise.


I guess it’s time for me to say goodbye.
My only feelings are, I’m feeling alive.
I’m gonna fly so high, I’ll touch the sky,
The day I finally find my paradise.


(C)2012 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
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