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When Things Turn Out Fine

When Things Turn Out Fine

The celebrated turned up late.
They shone on everyone,
and left not too early
but the party seemed over
after they’d gone.

There are crumbs on the plate,
wine stains on the cloth.
What remains is meant
for the mouse and the moth.

We still have our table.
The music plays on,
and the moon shines clearly.
The party is not over
until we’re gone.

There’s strength in the strings,
light in the line,
grace in the wings
when things turn out fine.

Somewhere water flows
over stones in the wild,
and in dreams an old man
wakes as a child.

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From Black To Blue

From Black To Blue

You can make the wrong decision,
at the time it seemed right.
You can train to be a pilot
then freak out on first flight.

But life has a habit
of making each day new,
to change the view
from black to blue.

You can look cool in sun glasses
but then it starts to rain.
You can pass your health check up,
then feel a sudden pain.

But life has a habit
of making each day new,
to change the view
from black to blue.

You can dream you are a mammoth
then wake up as a snail.
You can earn your certificate,
and still feel doomed to fail.

But life has a habit
of making each day new,
to change the view
from black to blue.

You can vote for politicians,
see not one promise kept.
You can see a far off widow
who has all her tears wept.

But life has a habit
of making each day new,
to change the view
from black to blue.