I must have been a witch at least one time,
a wise and crafty woman and a clever queen
with sunset hair and ocean eyes.
I think I may have danced for princes
using my bare feet, my silk scarves and satin palms
to cast a spell, to grant their wishes.
I think I may have died at sea,
some sort of poignant drowning
in a storm before a calm—
water water everywhere with no indication
that I burned, although I may have smoldered,
smoked, and started fires—some details
are no longer clear, some memories appear
as prayers, surprising meditations,
languages spoken in another land.
I think I might have been a sorceress,
a siren with a velvet voice,
sunning on a rock, seducing sailors,
pirates, kings, explorers . . .
answering their questions, offering them a choice
to dance or dream, to rule or serve.
I must have seemed a goddess in those lights,
an angel in the afternoon, a nymph at night.
I must have taken many down
without a single cut or bruise.
They must have all been willing—
fathers, sons, only brothers—to abandon
wives and quests and kingdoms for the sound
of my sweet singing, plaintive, pure.
I must have been their muse
and there must have been a reason
or a premonition ringing in our ancient ears,
a rationale for all that dying.
This compassion for the wounded
must surely ripple from a stone
skipped long ago across a lake.
I must have loved to give them joy
and then to take their hands in mine
and lead them, man and boy,
to islands somewhere off the map,
to gardens they would grow to love
but never find the strength to leave.
I must have married through the ages—
knights and pawns, priests and mages,
switching names, surviving losses,
waiting centuries to grieve.
Fri, February 10, 2006 - 7:04 PM
*Flash back! On the quite storm (haha)
Deja Vu (I've Been Here Before)
i am young and i am old /i am rich and i am poor/
i feel like i've been on this earth many times before/
Once i was a wide gazelle on horseback riding free.
Searching in the darkness for a piece of me.
Chorus: I can feel this for sure. I've been here before.
I-I-I can feel this for sure, for sure, for sure. I've been here before.
I used to be a King you know/ On an island by the sea/
With rainbow coloured people/Hah!/ Happy as can be/
We never had a problem/ There never was a care/
the love was everflowing and it's feeling that we shared
Chorus: And I can feel this 4 sure..........
Yes I have I can feel it/ i can feel it
My soul feels like a universe/ the baskin never ends/
stars to me are children/ babies are my friends /
My heart is like a galaxy/ In my spirit flies/
I've helped this way a million times/ please don't ask me why/
The question of my lifetime/ you've asked my point of view/
They say it all was all karma/ Call it deja vu/
Call it deja vu/ Call it deja vu/ Call it deja vu/ Call it déjà vu
Chorus: And i can feel this for sure...........
If hate is on your mind and u can't give up the crime/
Anger is your friend/ Don't u know when u die don't u know u will come back again/
In the master's plan, you will come back woman or man.
If your life is full of sin don't u know when u die u will come back again!
I thank God! I thank God! I thank God! I am not coming back no more!! I've been here before. I thank God! I thank God! I thank God! (I don't want to come back no more!)