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because we have a song to sing

you ask me to believe
i'm left wondering
about the colour yellow

are women meant to be hidden
behind burkas of black
or a bluebird's blue?
to disappear
into daylight,
is it for God or the lusts
of men? are not women jewels wherever
we are and whatever we wear?

tell me, is Christianity American
and Judaism Israeli and how did
the two get so entwined in Joseph's coat
of many colours? when was there a time
when Jerusalem was built to be divided?

there is a well, Miriam, i'll meet you there,
we'll capture the morning sunrise and embrace
the painted desert with the rhythm of our hearts,
our fingertips will glide along the wheat fields of our
longing, our
hair will come undone, we'll love the God of creation
and we'll make love with his sons

in an oasis of grass, the yellow bird sings not because
it has an answer, but because it has a song.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 8:06:00 AM
    Smile ~ As long as there is Not ulterior motives tainted within reasons only they may truly know -- As long as it is not meant to defile then, tis the thing for All to be a part of of -- "Pure Innocent Love." ~ I Am assuming amid part that this perhaps is a piece of this poes message and purpose ??? ~ “Excellent If So, My Dear” -- Love, John!:) ~

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 7:04:00 AM
    Thank you Dr. Mehta, am I correct that congratulations are in order for your upcoming wedding? Will it be a *Monsoon Wedding* ;-) ~A

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 6:52:00 AM
    Very lyrical and enjoyable expressions, Anna