SURF EVOLUTION

THE BEST WAY

I'm just living my life, getting caught in the rain

Picking out picture perfect days trying not to complain

 

I am so very blessed, I fall asleep in my bed

I have everything I need, I don't live in my head

 

This is the best way that I have found

A grateful heart doesn't bring you down

 

This is the best way that I know how

This is the best way, without a doubt

 

2.

So I’m living my dream, trying not to compare

Pulling up weeds for lies in my garden that needs a little care

 

These ‘1st World’ problems are a sober man's mess

Positive ambition and a fear of success

 

This is the best way that I have found

A grateful heart doesn't bring you down

 

This is the best way that I know how

This is the best way, without a doubt

 

Give thanks for your life

The good, the bad, and the past

Everything you lost wasn’t meant to last

 

3.

Now I live in the sun and I walk in the light

There is a solution for me, now, since I gave up the fight

 

Say my prayers in the morning, a humble plea

Offer myself to build and do with as you please

 

This is the best way that I have found

A grateful heart doesn't bring you down

 

This is the best way that I know how

This is the best way, without a doubt

 

Yeah, this is the best way

This is the best way

This is the best way

Without a doubt

 

hankbarbee© 6.25.16

COLOR OF LOVE

1.

oh, Creator, of earth and sky

rise up and rise above

forgive us, for we know not what we do

what are we fighting for?

 

lines in the sand

selfish demands

the promised land

is broken and busted by our own hands

 

didn’t you know that we are as one

our common thread is the rising sun

and our color of blood

we are one race of human beings

there is one color for every dream

it's the color of love

 

2.

in this age of modern pride

we magnify our differences

you should care for your brother and reach out your hand

don’t feed the fear that don’t exist

 

goodwill isn’t a song

when we can't get along

when i am right and you are wrong

 

didn’t you know that we are as one

our common thread is the rising sun

and our color of blood

we are one race of human beings

there is one color for every dream

it's the color of love

 

***

Greed and poverty are married to the hand

That lusts for power over the common man

Took his liberty for granted and gave it away

Let his freedom ring on another day

 

Our media pollutes the truth with lies

Story of a broken system disguised

As a clear voice, an objective report

Where 'we the people' get to decide

 

But I don’t think we realize our fate

When the lazy wait and procrastinate 

Getting fat and sleeping late

Waitin' for a handout

 

Feeling bad inside about their lives and their dreams

Blaming everyone but the right one, it seems 

Playing out the shame game on you and I 

 

That’s the problem with agendas, you see

It cripples and entitles all the wannabes 

Who are too proud to work and sweat in a shirt

And feel good on the ride home

 

It’s a gift to move bones and make your check

To pay your bills and take care of your debts

Maybe a fair shake is all a man needs 

A way to contribute and get back on his feet

 

For as long as we live there is the chance to learn

*We get more when we give than what we think we deserve*

For no man is cheated or created equal

Until he is taught this fundamental

 

It’s up to each one of us to decide

The higher call? Or the lower divide?

Cause in the end it is the Greater Hand

That gives us the grace to understand

 

*That the point to life here is The Golden Rule* 

To be a bigger man not a bigger fool

We all have blood and we bleed it red

Given from the One who gave His instead

 

for this Farmer’s hand tends Mother Earth

feeds us all, to death from birth 

until we all are stars above 

shining in the *COLOR OF LOVE*

 

***

 

didn’t you know that we are as one

our common thread is the rising sun

and our color of blood

we are one race of human beings

there is one color for every dream

it's the color of love

 

didn’t you know that we are as one

our common thread is the rising sun

and our color of blood

we are one race of human beings

there is one color for every dream

it's the color of love

 

© hankbarbee 1.8.2017

DAY OF DECAY

We roam the earth as educated monsters

Enlightened animals in a civilized gnashing of teeth

Self propelled lust for extravagance and splendor

Disguised as free thinking society 

Culture shocked by the right to decide

Freedom of choice and equal rights

 

The greatest lie 

The sexy crown

Parade of fools

To the slaughterhouse

 

2.

We roam the earth as wild things

Sensitive and misunderstood

Courting prey for a fresh kill

Higher conscience, lower good

Refined in populations of creature comforts

How will the monsters survive?

 

The greatest lie 

The sexy crown

Parade of fools

To the slaughterhouse

 

3.

Hunger pangs for all but the best 

Who need a little more space for their excess

Freedom bleeds on the last fat day

As the sun sets on this day of decay

These decadent times last only the blink of an eye

Into a new dark age, the monsters arrive, and thrive

 

The greatest lie 

The sexy crown

Parade of fools

To the slaughterhouse

 

(c)thedustparade 2018


 

“The denizens have now been trained 

to tolerate the poorest quality of food and sustenance,

to accept the poorest quality of health care at the greatest expense to those who can afford it least, 

to adopt low expectations of their employment and education opportunities, 

to accept lies and collusion as the standard operational procedure for their government leaders,

to accept rumormongering as the standard in political journalism,

to tolerate a complete lack of trust in their doctors, lawyers, politicians, representatives, lawmakers and even judges.

There has been no such thing as responsibility or accountability.

The masses silently comply because they believe their voices no longer matter,

and like a thief in the night, the tyrants have taken all their wealth and all their power.

This has been the slow bleeding away of their freedoms,

and once gone, these freedoms will be gone forever.

 

The good days- the fat days- are long behind us, friend.

Turn your head. Look back there. Can you see them off in the distance?

These days of comfort were only to last the blink of an eye,

for now the day of decay is upon us”

-Bean, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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