OctPoWriMo #13: Animals
A friend to horses, and a love of dogs;
A mom to cats, and a leader to hens.
I’ve watched you to take care of so many
whether they had two legs or four.
Your love of life extends to all
Your kindness radiates only love.
I’ve seen you save the life of the lost
And wonder how you still do more. (more…)
OctPoWriMo #9: Pain
Behind the hills and valleys of folded memories on your face
I see the worried nights and terrified feelings from the past.
Pain and suffering from not so distant times when hate
Was proudly worn on cloths of red, white, and blue like a badge.
Pain from loss, pain from gain, and when life became particularly hard
Pain from men, pain from birth, and times between the happiest moments. (more…)
OctPoWriMo #6: Selflessness
You place the entire world upon your shoulders
and put all the people living on top of the blue planet
OctPoWriMo #4: Children
The house was always filled
to the brim with several sets
of little eyes, small mouths,
and tiny feet.
The tiny feet
Broken Bells is an indie rock band composed of artist-producer Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band The Shins (another one of my favorite bands). Broken Bells compose and create as a duo, but are joined by a full band on tour. The live band included Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band sidemen Nate Walcott and Nik Freitas, and Jonathan Hischke and Dan Elkan, both ex-members of Hella.
“October” by Broken Bells takes its listeners on a melodic indie rock wave of piano and lyrics that tell a story about young love. It’s another one of those songs that I add to my cruising list and calmly drive with it playing softly in the background.
Give it a listen below.