Life is but a song

Written by: Bob shank

a thunderous drum beat 
or a sweet soothing melody 
life flows up and down 
like the scales of harmony 

Imagine-John Lennon 

it's never been hard to see 
the pain that resides in me 
for my heart lies upon my sleeve 
Kevlar shirts to keep me warm 
to protect others from a rising storm 
that could easily be unleashed 
transforming man to beast 

Cats and the Cradles-Harry Chapin 

Promises turned to lies 
viewed through blackened eyes 
your oaths I despise 
to love, teach and protect 
became nothing more than neglect 
the mythical part of parenthood 
has always been the word "good" 

A horse with no name-America 

lost without a name 
guilt, shame 
another fault 
to believe in the adult 
as seering hatred burned 
a child learned 
trust must be earned 
carved upon stone 
to atone 
for empty sand 
we didn't understand 
the times 
the crimes 
nor the rhymes 

The Reasons-Earth, Wind, and Fire 

my existence 
the persistence 
of something to give 
a reason to live 
to help others 
sisters and brothers 
sharing, comparing 
our pain 
their rain 
sunny skies 
victorious sighs 
no longer numb 
we have overcome 

Unchained Melody-Al Green 

childhood just a memory 
that disappointed me 
with the pain it brought 
but the lessons wrought 
worth more than gold 
needing to be told 
to let go 
the music like tears 
must flow 

a thunderous drum beat 
or a sweet soothing melody 
life flows up and down 
like the scales of harmony...........