Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Unto My Ear"

The very first time I heard a voice
Was like a sweetness of honey to me
All of those years in utter silence
Dissapeared in that moment of my idiosyncrasy
Life had been full but not as robust
The miracle that rests in my ear
Things will never be the same again
Or seem as the way they appear
I can finally hear my mothers voice
And know how laughter sounds
The barking of my dog who sleeps at my feet
Ideas jump now
In leaps and bounds
The banshee of my dreams has fled
Never to return
My life is mine to live and love
To give back to all due return

© 2009 Moses Lestz - All Rights Reserved


Days go by in reasonable time
I write the songs and the words
An unkempt city far off in the distance
My notes are inspired by bluebirds
Who sing each morning after the rain
Paying no mind to my former self
Forgetting about all the pain
Of the place I was raised
All the daily hell
Off in the distance rang a church bell
God did not answer or come to my aid
Beatings endured in the shadows
In dreams such things would still invade
Sitting on the stoop just outside
Words came to me that soothed my soul
I had no mother to help console
Each day was dread to wake from sleep
Bitter in my own grief
My heart grew cold
Staring off into space
Until I could contain no more
My only friend-the strings of my guitar
Which I adore
Barbed wire and concrete walls
Keep me safe
Each day goes by just the same
Pain and fear no longer thrive
This to final judgement day I proclaim
Emancipation is finally mine
As I write the songs and the words
© 2009 Moses Lestz - All Rights Reserved

"The Rabbit In The Sky"

He's the rabbit in the sky
Looking for a carrot
Scurrying by on a wisp of wind
Last week I thought I saw him hiding
Behind a cloud that looked like a tree
Before I knew it the cloud changed
It became a flying dragon
My elusive hare became his tail
Off in the distance was a carrot cloud
The rabbit had been on its trail
But the walrus cloud got it instead
And fled towards the open sky

© 2009 Moses Lestz - All Rights Reserved