Silence Escapes Me Still I Dream

Silence Escapes Me Still I Dream

by David L. Bowman

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ISBN-13: 9781438984483
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 03/08/2010
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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SILENCE ESCAPES ME STILL I DREAM


By David L. Bowman

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Copyright © 2010 David L. Bowman
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ISBN: 978-1-4389-8448-3


Chapter One

DRINK THE SKY

Up on high And down below To strip the ship Of silver glow And afterwards Before you fly Go taste the moon And drink the sky The tea of gods And food of kings This empty vessel Sprouting wings Of searching souls And steadfast sails The pounding waves On wood and nails To tame the night From once we knew And follow with The morning dew Asleep and driving Winding hills And sudden tears From window sills 2-15-04

BLOW

You're okay Better than Left out Dead pan Steel smile Silver grin Long while Simple sin Stolen kiss High mind Finding bliss Short time Even odds Not mine Cards stacked Lost find Yellow fire Hot ice Cold fuse Lit twice Stakes high Bets low Money's gone Pure blow

2-22-04

ABSENCE

One hate, one lie Lost state of mind Through the absence Forgotten in time Kindest intentions Long lost dreams Pure head inventions Real world streams Subconscious guide A weary traveler Pushed to the side Real life forgetter Time has those wings Flying by so fast The dead man sings Don't let it pass Taken as it comes It's what it needs to be The beating drums Will let no man free

4-5-03

HIDDEN

Silence escapes me Still I dream Under false light Frozen streams Talking fondly Forced persuasions Whispers behind me Empty reasons Time a constant Change a given Love a tragedy Truth is hidden Faithless smiles Fading friendships Endless miles Mindless day trips Paperless culture Wired society Bound by the system Nobody free White collar freedoms The guilty pardoned Hands washed clean From the poverty hardened

10-6-00

THIS TINY HEART

These days alone with you Held in my arms so close and tight Want to hold you forever And a day and night Want to love you in That long lost way That kind of look Upon your face These tears of joy Awake at night So overwhelming Heart takes flight How ever could we Have lived without you My heart not big Enough to fit you My life never the same Without you To die a happy man Because of you To share this love And bond with mama These tiny feet And hands to crawl on Your tiny face And heart and soul Our life you've placed Under control Mesmerized beside you And overjoyed This time my chance To watch you shine The feel of your heart Reach out for mine A soft simple kiss Does it every time And soaking in Every last day Never a rush To fade away

CRIMSON SKY

Of old and new So far and few The morning dew That we once knew Of days gone by The sparrows fly Beneath the light Of crimson sky Of full lit moon On sandy dune That afternoon So late in June

1-13-04

BLACK AND BLUE

So tried and true You are my black and blue Not enough room in this world For me and you So just give up and give in And give yourself to me Tomorrow comes too soon In the morning we'll go free

Impossible So hard to see I've lost my grip On you and me

Always one breath away One closer to the end Never comes the easy way Maybe we should just give in There is a time and place But is it here and now I've got a feeling that love and life Just aren't enough somehow

Impossible So hard to see I've lost the grasp On you and me

2-10-06

INFINITY

Breathing life into me With your kiss and your smile Finding love meant to be In your eyes all the while Always coming and going Our infinity at best Somehow forever knowing That our souls lie in rest With a lovers delight Passion found in your arms Holding fast through the night With a touch my heart warms Taking life as we do In the heat of our fire Pushing all the way through With a thirst for desire Reaching out far and wide Sure and steady, hand in hand Standing strong side by side As we travel the land

8-25-07

DROWNING

Mismatched at best Can't find the cure Put to the test Another failure The twists and turns The ups and downs Can't take the heat As my heart drowns And I'm losing time What's left for me Is it in my mind To just run free Or am I destined To simply be Another victim Of this tragedy Have I lost the will Within myself To take my fill Of this worlds wealth Am I giving up Have I lost the key Have I reached the end Nothing left for me Can I find it deep Down in myself The strength to go on Like no one else And you were never That part of me You took my all But you still don't see A time to kill No time to waste Swallowed it all Without a taste It's kind of like You fueled the fire Without a doubt Walking the wire Falling so fast Flat on my face I'm dying to go To that other place So I'll leave you with This residue You've lost it all What will you do And as for me Well I'm okay I'll just live on For one more day

8-20-04

TASTE THE SKY

Live and die Taste the sky Sorrow falling How and why Left to plead Who's to say Running free Night and day All at once Left to grasp Hollowed out Empty clasp Never back Wasn't here Off the track Free and clear All for one One and all Time has come Take the fall Birds of prey A losers bet What you see Not what you get Faith in tragedy An endless mile The last sunrise A dead mans smile

1-13-04

THE OCEAN PALES

As darkness falls Through healing time From once it calls The wayward mind Unkept to dream The present past Slip of the tongue Now holding fast Of steady few The light above From whence we knew That sacred love And cast to wander Those silver streams Of sleepless nights For all it seems Perchance to dream And left behind The stillness calls And sunset blinds A change of seasons To carry through The ocean pales From what we knew

2-3-04

SOLD OUT

Skin disease and dying trees The sky is red I'm on my knees My throat is dry I can barely breathe Got no response from the powers that be It's like the gods playing tricks on me Oh Lord how can this be The government's apparently sold us out Left us for dead without a doubt

It's all upper class priority Nothing left in the end for me I've been labeled a common thief Federal regulations killing me

Liberty and justice are a dying breed The dog is choking on a two foot chain People starving no food to eat They're drinking water from acid rain Common thread that bonds is poverty This was the land of opportunity We've got no access and no control Rich mans oppression has taken its toll

It's all upper class seniority Social republicans and filthy deeds The rich get richer as they plant their seeds The gap gets bigger as they bury me

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

DRINK THE SKY....................1
BLOW....................2
ABSENCE....................3
HIDDEN....................4
THIS TINY HEART....................5
CRIMSON SKY....................7
BLACK AND BLUE....................8
INFINITY....................9
DROWNING....................10
TASTE THE SKY....................12
THE OCEAN PALES....................13
SOLD OUT....................14
SAND STORM....................15
SEEMINGLESS....................16
CLICHÉ....................17
EXTINCT....................18
WORLDS APART....................19
LAST DANCE....................21
BLUR....................22
STONED....................23
BEAUTIFUL FOREVER....................24
ETERNAL BLISS....................25
GRAVITY BED....................26
THE BREAK OF DAY....................27
SYSTEM ORDER....................28
NOSTALGIA....................29
SIMPLE TRUTH....................30
MELODRAMATIC SOULS BEGGING....................31
THOSE DREAMS....................32
SUNFLOWERS CAME....................33
PARADISE BY THE SEA....................34
LOVE IN RATION....................35
SENTIMENT....................37
FLIGHT OF FANCY....................38
CELOPHANE....................39
PUSH PULL....................40
FROM NOW FOREVER....................41
THE LONGEST ROAD....................43
NARROW WINDING ROADS....................44
SUNLIGHT DIM....................45
SINK OR SWIM....................46
LIFE IS....................47
ONE MORE DRINK....................48
NIAGARA....................51
ALL THE WHILE....................52
CROWDED....................53
YOU AND I....................54
YOU AND I - Part Two....................55
LOW....................56
HOW DID IT FEEL....................57
NEVER....................58
ONCE UPON A TIME....................59
TULIPS ALSO....................60
GOODBYE....................61
DAY IN DAY OUT....................63
STILL LIFE....................64
UNTITLED....................65
FLAWLESS....................66
TRUE....................67
SWALLOW....................68
IT'S ALL THE SAME....................69
STILL SMALL VOICES....................70
WITHOUT A TRACE....................71
BLUE....................72
STIRRED....................73
ENDLESS....................74
I WOULD....................75
THE HARD WAY....................76
UNCOUTH....................77
SOLACE FOUND....................78
ONE MORE DAY....................79
LIFES CYCLE....................80
WHAT IF....................81
FOREVER YOU....................82
SOMETHING MISSING....................83
WALK IN THE RAIN....................84
TOUR OF DUTY....................85
SOME TIME SOME PLACE....................87
LIFES GREATEST MYSTERY....................88
I BELIEVE IN YOU....................89
SPEAK DON'T LIE....................90
THE BEAUTIFUL DREAM....................91
THIS TIME....................92
ONE MAN ARMY....................94
TIME AND AGAIN....................95
STILL FRAME....................96
ALIVE ALL THE TIME....................97
DRIFT....................98
CLOSE BY....................99
THE PRICE I PAID....................100
PARADISE LOST....................101
TRIGGER....................102
LET'S GO....................103
PLAIN....................104
COMPLACENCE....................105
SPOOL....................106
NARROW....................107
BROKEN....................108
BOUND....................109
SLIM....................110
WIDER THAN THE SKY....................111
DADDYS GIRL....................112
PURE AND TRUE....................113
BELIEVE....................114
CANE....................115
THE GLASS BOX....................116
TOGETHER....................117
BLIND MANS STARE....................119
WITHOUT A TRACE....................120
STANDING ORDERS....................121
THIS SINGLE BREATH....................122
GONE FORGOTTEN....................123

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