Some hippie-dippy peacenik moment overtook me this morning while listening to a song called “Lovers in Japan” on Coldplay’s new CD, Viva La Vida. Sometimes music taps into a part of your soul that holds such love for everything and you just feel this overwhelming urge to do something beautiful. I apologize for this momentary dalliance into my overly optimistic side.
There’s a fire inside me
Surging blue like lightening from my fingertips
Jolting souls and hearts and minds
Filling the world with my fervent love.
A desire to fix and heal and forgive
Stirs my restless hands to life.
I want to push mountains aside,
Float upon the winds in the skies,
Sing breathless praises to the stars,
Feel Divine love like the sun on my back
Hold the hands of strangers and hug friends;
I want to do impossible things only dreamed.
An arch of fire spilling forth from my heart
Burns a blazing path of promise ahead
Leading to places where I know should go.
I want to run and spin and dance into the light,
Surrender to the fire that rages in my veins,
Dodge the cold water that threatens to extinguish.
So much potential fuming beneath my skin
So many ideas I’m afraid to begin.
The process of change is slow and I’m impatient;
Fire, inspire and push and move me;
Rage and ignite and enlighten me.
I’m ready for change, I’m ready to try.
Full of ideals and passion and altruism,
I’m lighting chalices with sparks from my heart,
Praying for hope and praying for peace;
I pass the flame from my palms to your fingertips
Hoping to inspire them to good work and actions
Whispered in love, breathed in compassion.
DISCLAIMER: I have not now or ever claimed to be a good poet. I know my work is amateur. As a certain English professor and a few choice friends will tell you, poetry is not my forte. I just dabble every once in awhile and I know the results are rusty. Please forgive me if I have bored you to tears with my bad attempt at expressing myself in my open-form lyrics. This was just the product of a feeling I had in a good moment…