The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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WILDFLOWER

First things first

I’m just outspoken-I’m not bad

In my life I just have a thirst

Ever since I was born under a moon that was mad

And my dear mama

Knew I was too much to handle

Compared to my darling papa

He could not hold a candle

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

My friends would come

To have a drink

It may not have been all, but some

Would have to stop and think

If I went off in my way

Behind the laughter and the tears

I always knew the right things to say

Because like a fine wine, I get better through the years

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

You must let me submit to all my eccentricities

And how it pleases me

It’s just how I am

And I just don’t give a damn

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

Then one day I met a new flame

She was so calming and soothing

And she thought that this lion she could tame

It really was very moving

Until I took her out

And we drank and danced for days

And I showed her what life’s all about

She’ll tell you I’m crazy, but I don’t care what she says

I’m a wildflower

A vision of beauty

Some say a cutie

I may lack in humbleness

But I will address

And say it to your face

I may be a basket case

But that’s a wildflower

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Wait until you grow up and see

Wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

And now I am old

And I live in home

But I’m not cold

Cause in these halls I roam

And I sing and dance

And flirt with the old ladies if I get the chance

And I still rant and I rave

Life, love, and happiness, I still crave

Wildflower

My mother said to me

Wildflower

So much energy of unbridled power

Wildflower

Now I’ve grown up and I see

I’m a wildflower

I’m just a wildflower

COPYRIGHT 2018. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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International Day Of Peace

“The only way anyone can live in peace, is if they’re prepared to forgive.” -Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi)


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The Message Of Love

We must stop giving hate any platform at all. There are a lot of good people doing great things in the world. They should get the platform. They should be the news story everyday. Then good can spread and inspire others with a message of compassion, peace, and love, and become more contagious, more acceptable. It is the right choice.Namaste

The Phoenix


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THE DAY IS DONE

THE DAY IS DONE
It seems that sunset has come

I just wish

It came at a better time

My day just isn’t done
My list

Is just too fucking long

How can I ever do it all?

The time must be wrong
I wish

I had done things differently 

How would I know

That time would follow me so closely?
Did I take on more

Than I could chew?

Did I take too long

To smell all the roses?
Did I not give enough

Love to you?

This is my life

The questions that life poses 
Today is done
Maybe I could have been a banker

A lawyer

A doctor 

A movie star

A pastor

A hero

A savior

Or a humble baker

Making you tasty treats

Oh, life can be so sweet

Just kicking cans

And not having

Any plans
I wish

I could feed the hungry

Save the animals

End the wars

Open closed doors

Help the blind see
Just hold me

Just hold me
One more time

One more time
As this day is done.
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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MAGENTA HEART

Twenty years agoI met her, not far from the beach

I’d never recognize her now

I hear her hair is colored in bleach
She painted me a picture

On an old white canvas

Of her heart

After some time together

Had passed
It was painted in oil

With a TV on in the background

She labored night after night

Very focused, she toiled away
It wasn’t red

It wasn’t quite purple

Outlined in black

It was magenta

And when she finished

She finally went to bed
The next morning she handed it to me

And as a fellow artist

I looked at it with respect

She wiped the brow of her lip

And said, “It’s anatomically correct”
She gave it to me that day

And said it was her heart

I didn’t know what to say

She put her thoughts, dreams, hopes, and fears into her art.
Her magenta heart

Still hangs on my wall

Sipping my coffee 

I’m still waiting for her to call
Life against her

Placing it’s bets

15 years of memories

I still have no regrets
Despite all the sadness

I wish I could quit

These goddamn cigarettes
It tears me apart

That all that I’ve got

Is her magenta heart
Like her life

Her paintings soon faded

Her eyes changed from bright colors

Like someone who is jaded
But I still hold that painting on my wall

Years and years later

And look at it every night

From spring until fall
Dressed in my flannel pajamas 

All cozy and comfortable 

Before the next storm

Her heart looms over me

To keep me warm
I don’t know what the girl

With the magenta heart

Is doing today

But if I could know

I’d like to hear she’s okay
Her magenta heart

Still hangs on my wall

Sipping my coffee 

I’m still waiting for her to call
I wonder if she ever

Wanted it back

15 years of memories

And feelings I never lack
Despite all the sadness

I wish I could quit

These goddamn cigarettes
It tears me apart

That all that I’ve got

Is her magenta heart
But for me that’s got to be

good enough

For me that’s got to be

good enough
A magenta heart

is good enough

It’s got to be

good enough

The only picture I’ve got

Is her magenta heart

COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.