A Moose Loose
Over materialism gluttony and greed
You think that on these things the world will succeed!
The money the drugs and alcohol too
An escape from this world
To me it’s a zoo
As another whip cracks
We learn our new tricks
What a life, in a cage
No wonder such rage
As the ringmaster shouts for us to perform
I’m sick to my stomach, to see such forlorn
Wake up and smell them, the roses you see
The bitter illusion that money’s the key
Spent lives trying hard just to make an end meet
I’m out of it now, ‘tis not me you’ll mistreat
It’s my life and my reality I have to take responsibility
And seize the day it’s not so hard
Follow your dreams and you’ll see
And when you’ve achieved them send me a card
A moose on the loose
c/o London Zoo
@Copyright Denise Tansley
Will no one stand up for me,
I am all things can’t you see.
I give you air to breath, the life that feeds
I nourished you from birth.
Never once have I ask for anything, always a silent friend.
We are as one and one we are when will you ever learn,
to know when you are lonely that you are never alone.
For I walk with you in the shadows, through the dark and dim lit roads,
when the wind is light and the sun is bright, my beauty in you shines through.
How could you forsake and turn away from me when I still see,
my gardens burnt and taken away for the price of luxury.
My children starved and diseased in the name of a gene,
what price would it be to feed to love and keep clean?
My heart of fire taken like a thief in the night, and you, you took it too,
to feed machines that take you around so fast and they say to the moon.
You will see in time to come the damage that has been done,
as you try and breathe the air once clean, if only you ‘believe’ you would have won.
To bring out love from hearts of rock, would that be so hard to do?
The seeds that grow I do not create, the leaders and powers that should not dictate.
And so my tears will flow with pain and sorrow, for the friend I had.
When the light that is slowly diminishing from the sadness and anger in you,
we are one and one we are and so for me it will too.
@ Copyright Denise Tansley
Ode to John Lennon
Peace and love were free to all
He went against that mighty wall
Bringing love to our hearts
he opened our minds
How could it be, he so gentle and kind
And now the revolution gone
Just memories and second hand songs
The smell of Utopia was a second away
The day John Lennon died was a very sad day.
@ Copyright Denise Tansley
St Peter’s Square
I Sleep no more by that door
Of hands that rocked the world
Her house that sits on shores will be no more
The pain and anger of those sleeping children awakening with misty eyes
Can now see clearly
While all around is chaos
She will not come out like a mother tending to her young
Nay she sits and counts the blood stained gold
In the name of God! In the name of God!
Copyright@ Denise Tansley
Summer, Summer Love
The sun shone down like a river filling once dried,
Jumping flees and honey bees where do you go when winter thrives.
The smell of Rose petals, Hyacinths and Lavender too
The sweet long days of summer sun help us see the cold days through.
Summer, how I love you don’t go,
the wise ones fell and worshiped you,
how I can see just what they knew
You bring us harvest you bring us fun
Oh summer, summer love when will you come.
Copyright@ Denise Tansley
I hear the sound of deep sigh’s coming from the north
It’s voice loud and course rushing to my door
I try to block it out with the warmth of the hearth
Chilling me to my bones as the last leaves fall
I wait for this creature to leave that has starved me
And left me to die.
I know when it has gone, not for long though
It’s claws scratching at my door like a well-fed cat
But now it is far from my mind as the feathers of the south,
Brush my face with delight and feed my belly
Copyright@ Denise Tansley 1999
Take me slowly by the hand and lead me the way
for I would love to see a brighter day
I walked alone or so I thought believing things were bad
now you’ve shown me goodness I can see a brighter land
So I walk along with you, you’ve opened up my eyes
and when I saw what I had seen
I just broke down and cried
For all the lives we have lived and all the things we’ve seen
Why has it taken us so long to listen to our dreams?
All the messages along the way we didn’t see the clues
But come with me and hold my hand for you have an angel too.
Copyright@ Denise Tansley and Maria 2000
Dad, you were a friend of mine
Although I didn’t know it
I look at all the talent that you had I never know
I seemed to take it all for granted, I should have said I loved you from the start
But how could I know that you’d be gone so soon and leave me a broken heart
So now I’ve leaned my lesson to give all the love I’ve got to give
And I’ll remember the good times, the fun we shared and not regret a thing
Whispering voices are calling my name giving me their glory
And I can tell their stories for them now
I opened my heart and let good things come from bad
And I hear you telling me these words
Don’t cry for me for I can still see, I am the wind, the air you breath
When you are down and feeling blue, I’ll bring sunshine to your door
Don’t cry for me for I can still see, I will guide you forever more
And I will live a thousand years with you
Copyright@Denise Tansley 17/08/2002