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LIFE THOUGHTS

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SOMETIMES

Sometimes we’re up … sometimes we’re down
Sometimes we smile … sometimes we frown
Sometimes the world … is an awful place
Sometimes its somewhere … that lights up our face
Sometimes we want things … we can’t attain
Sometimes things happen … that we can’t explain
Sometimes experiences … are so unreal
Sometimes a person … fills us with appeal
Sometimes we ponder … as we face a new dawn
Sometimes uplifted … as a new babe is born
Sometimes there are things … that we really desire
Sometimes they turn out … not worth the fire
Sometimes however … something special occurs
Sometimes the moment … we’ve wanted for years

Phil Sanders




SLOW DOWN

Do we create with techno-leaps
Or just provide less time for sleep?
Less time to see the beauty there….
No room for contemplation … care …

Phil Sanders



STEALTH BOMBER

Blurring sight in flight
Speeding through the night
A wicked bird of war
Impregnable .. no flaws

Until the techno-babble grows
And scientific genius flows
Producing deadlier killing birds
To rule the skies … silent … no words

Phil Sanders



WHY WARS?

We still see peoples at war
So full of fire and hate
As men with lurid weapons
To others will dictate

No thought … negotiation
No understanding shown
Just the blast of heavy weapons
And human bodies blown

The point of it? … its lost on me
That centuries of hate
Can still this lovely world of ours …
Despoil and desecrate

Phil Sanders




WATERFALLS OF LIFE

Life begins as a little stream … forged out of the hillside of motherhood
Nurtured through the stepping stones of childhood
Flowing through the valley of life .. with its twists and turns
Until … it reaches the estuary of fulfilment
Then it drifts into the unknown sea …
Onwards to the everlasting ocean ……

Phil Sanders




THE WALL

A wall surrounds me
Release me … please
Provide me with love……
Give my life ease
See to my needs
Banish my woes
Give me that comfort ……..
As through life I go

Phil Sanders




DREAMS IN A DARKENED ROOM

The lights dim in the darkened room
And very soon … so very soon
The images of night and day……..
Merge as one in such a way …..
That parallels become a line
Distortions slowly do unwind
The peace and gentle thoughts so deep
Induce the mind to restful sleep
To dance and dream and oft times play….
Awaiting morning’s break of day …….

Phil Sanders




EARLY MORNING IN THE GARDEN

Seven thirty ….. peace and quiet
Drinking in the calling of the birds and wakening sun
Recharging the batteries … smelling the freshness of the morning
A chance to let my mind be stilled ……..
To be set free for that moment in time ………
To hear one’s heart beat ………alone …..

Phil Sanders




DREAMY NIGHT

Drifting soulfully through my dreams
Now and then … it seems.
As though the tide of life
Is only full of strife
A maze of contradiction
Never ending predilection
Until the morning dawns ……
Shedding light in endless yawns

Phil Sanders





CHILDREN'S DREAMS

Sleep at peace my little ones
‘Til the dawning of the sun
Reaping joy from dreams sublime
With the passing of night time
Playing games and having fun
Football matches you have won
Achievements reached … mountains climbed
Things to do … lots of time
Enjoy these days … these times so free…
Before the world encompass thee

Phil Sanders





CAROUSELS AND BUMPER CARS

The bright lights flash
The noise is fierce
Excitement fills the air
The children’s eyes
Reflect the joy
That they are seeing there
The cars go bump
The wheels spin round
And candy floss drifts by
Kaleidoscopic images
Fill the darkened skies
And as they wend
Their way back home
With laughter, squeals and joy
It’s all encapsulated
In those small, triumphant toys

Phil Sanders