Let Me Be


I can’t want what I want

I can’t see what I see

I can’t dream what I dream

I can’t feel what I feel

I can’t be me. 


You say I can’t be me?

But I want to be me

I like me and love me

See me and feel like me

Celebrate and embrace me

I love being me.


It is me who I am

It's me who I am meant to be

It's me who I am meant to see

It's me who I am meant to love

I want to be me.


For I am ME!

On Living and Dying


The death of a parent, a woman, a man,

Is not always easy to understand. 


The shock or the misery of waiting around,

Ultimately means the life cycle is round.

We're born to live and eventually will die,

Life is a big gift that nobody can buy.

It's not always easy, not always tough,

There does come a time when it's all been enough.

Living is to nurture and build self-esteem,

Do what we say and say whatever we mean.

Listen to the music and hear all the sounds,

Build up a legacy and know where we're bound.


Cherish the freedom and liberty to speak,

Be mindful of others and help out the weak.

Stay alive while living; be ready to die,

As a person of meaning with love in our eyes.

Whatever happens and wherever we go,

Find peace in knowing it's all part of the flow.

Enjoy all of the moments, days, weeks and years,

Let go of anxieties, worries and fears.

Life is our paradise both cloudy and clear,

Death leaves our spirit both far away and near. 

Lighthouse Keeper


Wind and snow and rain and sleet 

The lighthouse keeper shines

his light upon the metal sheet,

and round and round it chimes.  

Ahoy! freighters and pleasure crafts,
canoes and kayakers too,
He guides them all just like a map,
he  does know what to do.

He lives on that rock day and night
Supplies are brought to him
He is the master of that light
Through fog both thick and thin.

The power of that lighthouse charm
like the mountain beyond,
Keeps weary seafarers from great harm
They form a special bond.

Ahoy! Ahoy! the echoing sounds,
The lighthouse keeper hears
He runs quickly in leaps and bounds,
and hears the rescued cheer!