ELEVATE & CELEBRATE

The Wind

   catch the wind
   blow my exile away
   I don’t care where we go
   just so long as it’s far
   far away from here
   anywhere but here

follow the wind
watching the storm rolling in
really don’t know how much more I can wait
braved the rough straits expected of a good man
still, still fortune turns her face away
she won’t stay

   catch the wind
   blow my exile away
   I don’t care where we go
   just so long as it’s far
   far away from here
   anywhere but here

follow the wind
before the rain falls again
already know sweet lady’s come and gone
stranded so long another season changes
still, still fortune turns her face away
she won’t stay

curse the wind anyway

reel the maiden round today
grant me fair weather and clear skies
let me fly

barter my will for all my days
she won’t stay, she won’t stay
barter my will for all my days
she won’t stay

   catch the wind
   blow my exile away
   I don’t care where we go
   just so long as it’s far
   far away from here
   anywhere but here

anywhere but here
 
 
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  1. Those words are very gripping, George! xo

  2. Once again a very lyrical poem. Will you be making into a song? You are so prolific!

    1. Thanks, Elisa! It will definitely be recorded. In fact, musically this song features an instrumental section that has become one of my favorite guitar interludes to perform. One of these days!

  3. & Kites rise against, not with, the wind….blow it more…
    Loved the way you breathed: “Blow my exile away”
    Peace

    1. Love that metaphor, Mira Jay. Great way to frame it! I really appreciate your insightful perspective.
      Cheers!

  4. “Barter my will for all my days”
    Brilliance. One of those lines I wish I created. Nicely done.

    1. Thanks, Sarah Jane! The compromise we face sometimes becomes a turning point. Glad you stopped by!

  5. Beautiful liberating…i am singing it now..take me away somewhere far to a distant green
    George excellent love love love your words the way they take shape,the way you weave music
    big hugs

    1. I’d love to hear you singing these lines, Soma! Something tells me you breathe added depth to the image and place. 🙂
      Cheers!

  6. “anywhere but here” – that is sad, for the ‘here’ must be bad. Will the ‘there’ be any better, what does it matter.

    1. Great point, Eric! In the long run, the answer to those two questions is singular and can only be found in the interior of oneself. If one is willing and brave enough to probe those vast spaces!

  7. I only can say: ‘Awesome!’ You’re good with words..

    1. Thanks! Ideas and words are always an inviting challenge. I certainly appreciate your kind remarks!

    1. I’m delighted that you liked it, August! And pleased that it stirs up emotions and leads somewhere different. Thanks!

  8. beautifully written , George, and poignant song.
    Ciao, Francina

    1. Thanks, Francina! I appreciate your warm response, as always. Cheers!

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