life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

tell me truly 

When you said bread did you mean blood?

When you said desire did you mean desert?

When you said people did you mean punish?

When you said thought did you mean terror?

When you said read did you mean riot?

When you said friend did you mean fraud?

When you said connection did you mean kin?

When you said love did you mean leave?

When you said law did you mean lie?

When you said army did you mean Armageddon?

When you said health did you mean hell?

When you said together did you mean token?

When you said we did you mean war?

When you said fat did you mean fate?

When said soil did you mean oil?

When you said earth did you mean own?

When you said destiny did you mean decimate?

When you said honor did you mean hunger?

When you said mother did you mean murder?

When you said father did you mean fatal?

When you said couple did you mean capital?

When you said poetry did you mean passive?

When you said hope did you mean hype?

When you said freedom did you mean forget?

When you said last did you mean lost?

When you said fame did you mean game?

When you said name did you mean nobody?

When you said tomorrow did you mean never?

When you said meekness did you mean mockery?

When you said faith did you mean fanatic?

When you said politics did you mean power?

When you said wealth did you mean wall?

When you said poor did you mean prison?

When you said foist did you mean fast?

When you said fellow did you mean follow?

When you said feeling did you mean fallow?

When you said brother did you mean brutal?

When you said sister did you mean suffer?

When you said man did you mean master?

When you said woman did you mean wither?

When you said white did you mean welcome?

When you said black did you mean back?

When you said yellow did you mean yield?

When you said brown did you mean ground?

When you said I did you mean island?

When you said ideal did you mean idol?

When you said God did you mean greed?

When you said they did you mean threat?

When you said us did you mean use?

When you said succeed did you mean sucker?

When you said joy did you mean joke?

When you said end did you mean endure?

When you say art do you mean act?

Power by John Keene

I am the wind which breathes upon the sea,

I am the wave of the ocean,

I am the murmur of the billows,

I am the ox of the seven combats,

I am the vulture upon the rocks,

I am a beam of the sun,

I am the fairest of plants,

I am the wild boar in valour,

I am the salmon in the water,

I am a lake in the plain,

I am a world of knowledge,

I am the point of the lance of battle,

I am the God who created the fire in the head. 

   – Amairgen, ed P. Murray

     traditionally believed to be the first poem ever composed in Ireland 

i am the fire on the mountain

i am the fire by the sea

i am the fire in the forest

burning down trees

i am the fire in the desert 

i am the fire in the snow

i am the fire that will warm you

when your bones have grown cold

i am the fire for your shelter

i am the fire for your bread

i am the fire for your hunger

whenever you go to bed

i am the fire on the water

i am the fire that is near

i am the fire burning your words

consuming your doubt and your fear

i am the fire of your longing

i am the fire of your soul

i am the fire of your loving

i will never grow cold

i am the fire for your winter

i am the fire for your spring

i am the fire of your living

passion i bring

i am the fire of destruction

i am the fire where you die

i am the fire of your Phoenix 

as you rise, as you soar, to the sky

Amy Lloyd (AL)

Let’s be nothing 

You and I

let’s stand together 

Souls naked

skin removed

take me into you

I will do the same 

We will be fog

Rising as Mist

absorbing each other’s colors

You will become me

I am already you

our hearts are one

and always the same

as we fade into this ethereal moment 

nothing for eternity 

everything this is

for all the existence thereafter 


Amy Lloyd (al)

Breathe, breathe in the air

Don’t be afraid to care

Leave but don’t leave me

Look around and choose your own ground
For long you live and high you fly

And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry

And all you touch and all you see

Is all your life will ever be…

~Pink Floyd 


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