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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Voo's Spoken Word Poetry





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Saturday, December 30, 2017

WALKING IN THE AIR



                         
        Play song while watching the snowfall!!










The Snowman film....enjoy!






SNOW BY LOREENA McKENNITT


UNREQUITED




Unrequited 



Were I to pen a letter true
And tell my deepest thoughts to you
What would you think, what would you say
Would you rebound and run away?

Were I to sing a song of love
And convince you that 'twas from above
Would you in rapture listen to
And believe the words I sing to you?

Were I to die for true love's sake
Would you from slumber come awake
And love me then like you don't now
If I should die for you somehow?

Were I to die and haunt your dreams
In golden fields by crystal streams
In downy clouds lie down in love
Would that then win for me your love?

For all I've done has come to naught
I've found no hope in what I've sought
You've passed me by like I'm unseen
And kissed me only in my dreams.

And though I've laid my heart out bare
I know for me you do not care
My song's unheard, my words unread
In heartache's hand I make my bed.

Were I to wish now that I die
Would you in pity deem to try
And kiss my lips for pity's sake?
I'll dream forever and never wake.

©By Voo
some time ago

FALLING my birthday poem,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dec 30th..................





Falling

I fell in love the day I was born
Like Elvis said "one frosty morn"
A winter's day nigh the New Year
And cried to find myself dropped here
From clouds of Glory, to Earth I came
To earthly parents and earthly name
I came from Heaven to find a place
And all my memory of there, replaced
I grew to find myself misfit
And full of wisdom, woe and wit
Feeling never at home on this round rock
And searching ever, it never stopped
Falling in love in the abyss of a heart
Reading the end of the story before the story would start
Looking for answers in the eyes of a stranger
Trusting in fools and dealing with danger
Falling and falling and falling, I fell
Falling from Heaven and falling through Hell
Loving the unseen and hoping somehow
I've fallen forever and I'm still falling now.


©by Voo
October 18, 2004
 12:15 a.m.





Friday, December 29, 2017

GAINS AND LOSSES






Gains and Losses


In the game of life, we lose a lot
Much more than we gain
And spend half our time out of our minds
And the other, half insane.

Our columns add up in tiny measures
But the minus columns are long
We hum our tunes about the moon
And never learn the song.

We walk the streets with solemn feet
And pass people we could love
But we don't have the time, we are so blind
To needs we don't think of.

Stock markets rise, stock markets fall
And we throw our money down
And riches lose or poverty gain
We swagger like a clown.

He who dies with the most toys wins
The saying goes today
But the winner loses all the same
When he throws his friends away.

And lovers come and lovers go
And people pass from Earth
And living flows so very slow
Between the death and birth.

We poets write in dark of night
Our prose for other's hearts
We see the love that others share
And of which we have no part.

And after death our fame may rise
And our verses published be
But the adoration given then
Our eyes will never see.

For poets only feel the losses
The suffering and pain
We do not know the face of love
Or blessings ever gain.

But if Heaven waits beyond the veil
As a reward for our trust
Then all our losses will fade away
And blow away like dust.

Perhaps this life was never meant
To be a poet's paradise
But through the preaching of our prose
Save other men from vice.

I cannot say, I do not know
I only know I yearn
To lose the losses and gain the gains
And to share what I have learned.



©by Voo 
Jan 6, 05

FINDING MY WINGS







Finding My Wings




The night reaches it's darkened fingers
Out to touch my face
And in a flash of lightning I see
The great expanse of nothingness there
Beckoning me to join it
But I will not.

I am a rose petal caught in a breeze
Softly swirling down to a sun baked earth
That gives no nurture, no sustenance
And still I cling to life without my roots
But I cling in hope.

I am a poet without a poem
A singer without a song
A lover without a love
And what is that in the scheme of things?
A beautiful bird that's lost it's wings?

I will fly on in my heart without them
For I will never forget how the current feels
How the clouds taste, how the sky curves
How high I flew when love lifted me.

The night will not take me down
I will fight it with the memory of day
Full moon madness will I ignore
Face thunderstorms with my fists raised high.

I was born for gossamer and grace
Fragrance of flowers and laughing in the sun
A man's arms around me, twirling me in the dance
Not this emptiness that follows me like a shadow.

I will have none of it!
I will regain what has been stolen
I will walk in beauty with my soul intact
With unfelt smiles decorating my face
I will reach my hand out to tomorrow
Where love lies hiding


And I shall fly again.




©by Voo
August 18, 07

Sunday, December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES






Christmas Eve Blues



I spent my Christmas Eve 
Reading a book called
" Going Crazy"
And wondering if someone had snuck in
 While I wasn't looking
And written down my life story.

There on each page was a little tidbit about me
A little insanity, and a lot of sadness
I turned off the t.v.
' Cause every channel was showing fireplaces
And families and egg nog and Hollywood happiness
Tied up in red ribbons. It was absolutely depressing!
How can happiness bring you so much pain?

The frozen snow lay outside my windows like a blanket
And I watched the little birdies ice skating over the yard
In search of hopeful bread crumbs
The phone didn't ring
 And I knew it was you not calling
That's alright, I didn't expect any calls
I stopped expecting things years ago or allowing myself
To believe in Santa Claus or.... love.

The cat curls up beside me 
And purrs like a furry, little rowboat
His own feline way of telling me he loves me
And that he's glad to be in my presence........
Thank God for love in any form, I suppose.
(Sigh)






©by Voo
December 24, 2004 
12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

STRANGERS






STRANGERS
                    


"BE YE WARMED AND FILLED." YOU SAID
AND TURNED AND CLOSED THE DOOR
AND I TURNED UP MY THREADBARE COLLAR
AND WALKED INTO THE COLD ONCE MORE.

I'D ASKED FOR FOOD AND SHELTER
COME CALLING FOR A FRIEND
FOR I'D SEEN YOUR BUMPER STICKERS
AND A FLAG THAT SAID "JESUS'S FRIEND".

SO HOPE LEAPT IN MY HOPELESS HEART
AND I EAGERLY OPENED YOUR GATE
I SAW THROUGH YOUR WINDOW A FAMILY GATHERING
AND THE FOOD PILED HIGH UPON ALL THE PLATES.

YOU ANSWERED MY KNOCK WITH A PUZZLED EXPRESSION
"YES?" YOU ASKED AS YOU TOOK IN MY CLOTHES
AS I GAVE MY REQUEST, YOU SAID, "WELL, I THINK THAT YOUR BEST
BET IS TO GO DOWN TO THE SHELTER, YOU KNOW."

"THEY'RE FULL," I SAID, "THERE'S NO MORE ROOM
NO BED, NO FOOD, NO HEAT
I SAW YOUR SIGNS AND THOUGHT I'D TRY
TO ASK YOU TO HELP MY NEED."

"I HAVEN'T ALWAYS FALLEN ON HARD TIMES," I SAID
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SO PROUD
BUT THEN I LOST MY JOB AND HOME
AND THEN FINALLY GOT LOST IN THE CROWD."

I RECENTLY HEARD A MESSAGE
ABOUT A MAN CALLED CHRIST
AND SINCE THEN I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM
AND READY TO ACCEPT HIS PRICE.

BUT UNTIL TODAY, I COULDN'T FIND
JUST WHERE THIS SAVIOR DWELLS
I'VE LOOKED SO HARD AND FOUND NO ONE
TO SAVE MY LIFE OF HELL.

I SAW YOUR SIGN, I SAW YOUR FAITH
AND I KNEW I'D FOUND A FRIEND
JUST A LITTLE REST, A LITTLE FOOD
AND I'LL BE ON MY WAY AGAIN."

"I'LL PRAY FOR YOU." YOU SAID IN A WHISPER
AS YOU PULLED THE CHAIN BACK INTO IT'S SLOT
"I CANNOT ASK YOU IN," YOU SAID
"WE JUST REALLY DON'T HAVE A LOT."

"BUT GOD WILL MEET YOUR NEED," YOU SAID
AND GIVE YOU YOUR HEART'S DESIRE
AND HE WILL FEED AND CLOTHE YOU, TOO."
AS YOU GLANCED BACK AT YOUR FIRE.

"SO GO ON YOUR WAY AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED."
YOU SAID AS YOU AVERTED YOUR EYES
AND JUST THEN THE WIND BLEW DOWN YOUR "JESUS'S FRIEND"
AND I SAW THE SHOCK IN YOUR EYES.

"THANK YOU." I SAID AND I TURNED TO GO
AND I FELL ON THE ICE AT YOUR DOOR
MY HEART FELT AS EMPTY AS MY BELLY THAT SCREAMED
AND I MADE MY WAY BLINDLY ONCE MORE.

"BE YE WARMED AND FILLED!" YOU CRIED
AND I HEARD YOUR FRONT DOOR SLAM
AND I BENT MY HEAD AND KNEW THE TRUTH:
YOU'RE MUCH POORER THAN I AM.

AT THE GATE, THERE STOOD A STRANGER
AND HE SMILED AND REACHED OUT TO ME
"COME HOME WITH ME, I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU
AND I'VE FOUND YOU AND YOU HAVE FOUND ME."

AND AT YOUR WINDOW, I SAW A GLIMPSE
OF A TEAR STAINED FACE OF WOE
YOU SAW ME WALKING AWAY FULL OF JOY
WITH A STRANGER THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.       

         



            

©By Voo
December 30, 2000 



I WAS BORN WITH WINGS




I Was Born With Wings


I was born with wings that were clipped from my young shoulders
After running wild and free on this grim earth
After two or three years of flying and living
Innocent and unconcerned with terrestrial things and human pain

The loss of my wings brought me anguish
And sorrow and heartache and terror
That would shadow me the rest of my life
And never let me know that taste of freedom again

Feet cannot be compared to wings
Feet can only run, they cannot soar
They cannot take you high above the clouds
Of despair and over and beyond the awful things
That wait in darkness to grasp your soul

Feet cannot outrun the thing that runs behind you
Or crawls below you or slinks in front of you
But wings! Wings can lift you up and away
To heights untouched by life's tragedies and hell's demons

Wingless now, I can only run and run and run
Run toward Heaven, where I've been told 
My wings are waiting for me.

©by Voo
Feb 12, 2005
 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SEVENTEEN FOREVER






Seventeen Forever


I am seventeen in my heart
Forever
No matter how faded I may become,
How ancient I will seem one day
How elderly I might appear,
To future children
Who will never be younger than I.

I am seventeen in my soul
Forever
An innocent thing running
In morning's glory
Through sunflowered fields
And turquoise skies
Full of laughing birds
And whispered wishes.

I am seventeen in my attitude
Forever
(And defiant)
Wearing black leather
And hanging out with boys
No mother would ever approve 
I tempt them with my eyes
And disdain them with my mouth
Kiss them on the backs of motorcycles
And ignore them in the halls.

I am seventeen in my emotions
Forever
A wounded kitten
Looking for love
And having no idea
What love might be
When I find it
But every day in a hundred ways,
I continue my search.

I am seventeen in my mind
Forever,
All woman
With a void that can never be filled
And a hunger that can never be fed
Except by that thing, (whatever that thing is)
That is missing from the deepest part of me.


I am seventeen in my spirit
Forever
Wilding away in the fields of eternity
Dancing on bare feet
Where the green does not fade
Watched over by angels who smile at my bliss
Watching all those, like me
Who aged with every tick of an earthly clock
Age no more
But remain in our happy and grateful hearts, 
Forever
 Seventeen.








©by Voo
started yrs ago
and finished just now
Dec 2017
12:39 a.m.







LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SUN







The Life and Death of the Sun



The cold autumn sun
            Is fading so slow,
She's looking for something
            She may never know.

            A room full of darkness
           That she can peek in
That's swept clean of clutter
            By her old friend, the wind.

Blowing steady like memories
           That cannot be seen
           Like the tasting of kisses 
           Like a hot summer's dream.

When the winter creeps in
           And the light crawls away
          Then the owls and the shadows
           To the woods come to play.

          There the sun rests in waiting
           For the night to pass by
          And they hold and caress her
         And she tries not to cry.

        But the sun, like the moon
      Needs to shine to be heard
      Like the growl of the tiger
       And the song of a bird.

     She is lonely in wanting
     And  she shivers and sighs
     Watching, yearning for dawning
     With the Earth in her eyes.

     Then, in rushes of morning
     She awakes full of light
     Leaves still falling like teardrops
     From the soft Autumn night.

There ahead lies the Winter
There behind Summer's heat
Spring is only faint memory
And the fall's in retreat.

But the sun seems immortal
Be it cold, hot or rain
And she shines up the darkness
With it's pathos and pain.

Looking for what, she knows not
But she looks evermore
In the morning and noon time
And the dark of the door.

But she's fading  in Autumn
Like a  leaf in the  wind
And the snow,  soon will chill her
Till the Spring comes again.

Myths are spun on her shining
Tales are told 'bout her spark
Men believe she's a Ruler
But she follows the dark.

And one day, she will burn out
On that day, no one knows
And the night will reign endless
In the world when she goes.





©by Voo
Nov 28, 2010
7:48 p.m.

UNTITLED







Untitled


Waterfall in winter dream
Ice embracing the crystal stream
The water's song, the frosty kiss
The promise of hope upon the mist
The music of life, the magic of chance
From the shadows it calls and in sunlight I dance.


Copyright ©2007 Voo