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UNCLE JOHN'S SONGPOEMS

PHOTOS: uNCLE JOHN & BUTTERFLY, GRASSHOPPER*, FROG*, BEES,  hummingbird

*PHOTOS BY MIKAELA BARRETT

HONEST TO GOODNESS

 

Honest to goodness

I need a woman who stays in shape

Always true to herself never wanna escape

Dancing with style shes got the look

Shes not just another page in the book

 

All the dishes honeybabe

And fishes in the sea

The dirty clean air clear & there

For all of us to see &

Those bitchin babes

At the wishing well

You talk to them Ive seen & heard of

& use words I could never spell

We daydream by electric candlelight

Achieve success by being polite

To show you the present

 Is gonna be pleasant

 

Honest to goodness

Love is where you began

You were cradled inside a woman

Oh how happy I can be

When youre here with me

Tell me I can persuade

You not to be afraid

To come along the esplanade

On a moonlit serenade

To the grand promenade

 

How I love to see u smile

Like a flower blooming

Or focus on the picture

While your mind is zooming

I look into your starlit eyes

According to the moon

When I'm with you in the darkness

Light up make out the room

We stroll along to the song and dance

Treasuring the moment opens up the chance

To get your reaction

How I love to catch you now

When the night falls anyhow

And see the real you in action

 

Honest to goodness

I need a woman who stays in shape

Always true to herself never wanna escape

Dancing with style shes got the look

Shes not just another page in the book

 

THE DANCER

by Uncle John

The singer sings

Open your mind

Look into your heart

Put it in your hand

Turn it into art

 

It's past late you laugh

Dancing to the singing drum

Pounding for love

Now will you come

 

Dancer in the night

Moon shines upon the sea

Let it shine let it shine

Dancer in the world

Won't you show me

Be kind to stay kind

 

Do you see yourself when I look into your eyes

Mirroring you are wise

Not in any disguise

Playing hard to find

Hiding in my mind

Walk the talk chill and be fine

 

She's got them well heeled toe tapping

Sizzle while you whistle the blues

Dancing to their soul rappin'

With slip resistant shoes

 

Dancer in the night

Moon shines upon the sea

Let it shine let it shine

Dancer in the world

Won't you show me

Be kind to stay kind

 

See the smile in the eyes of the girl in the dark tress

She's got a thousand in her closet yet she's only wearing the one dress

See the light of the moon in the night of the stars

She's under the stairs in between bars

She's in the song place at the shine time

She's got the best moves in this little world of mine

 

Dancer in the night

Moon shines upon the sea

Let it shine let it shine

Dancer in the world

Won't you show me

Be kind to stay kind

 

Now the whole world is rockin' through the storm

She'll dance through the night and into the morn

And show you sweet lovin' after all

 

CHERIE SUN

by Uncle John

See the current flow and go

 They work night after day to put on a show

Begins with a seed

like something you read

 love grows over time

Listening to truth IN RHYME

 

 Someone asks your name & you tell him Cherie sun

 Setting on the beach at camp or outdoors having fun

 

tHe call to you in the morning Cherie

inspires the center of this energy

it doesn't matter if you play an instrument you have a part

Your voice can be your channel what matters is in your heart

 

You can be a companion teacher BABY helper too

SINGING FOR a ring on a runway dance with you 

Who might be quicker when she draws the sound test

Really whos better for the part and blessed

always to inspire and bring out the best

 

Lord You know how to transform coal into diamonds only You

Can make someone undeserving like me change for someone true

Extra special fragile precious view

Sweet nourishing like a garden delicious brew

Lord you can heal and make our minds fresh & new

to love and be sincere

 Listen in our spirit inner ear

 

There's no other revelation than from the holy one

Time is moving swiftly take notice of what's begun

 

The love of my life come with roses

Sweet song of love pops up it must be the roses

Writing about the blue rose of love

Really rosie sometimes white as a dove

Sister a chameleon of roses from a golden rainbow above

Search the reaches of this heart for a yellow rose counting hours

Rags to riches fit like a glove of flowers

 

Cherie sun

Heaven's influence is above all the rest

Yeah you who are loved truly

 to me are the best

It ain't the same

In the pouring rain

Walking with you

in the sunshine or dew

It don't matter to me if it doesn't bother you

When the morning comes

And the song's being sung

Covered I am here with you

dancing Inspiring and true

thank you

 

You sit on the left and write

 & Ill sing on the right

 & meet you in the middle part

with a new song in our heart

 

Lord you set in perfect motion the setting & rising sun

You give us the ocean every awesome wave the children ride for fun

Been down your golden road and by-way

to See your grand nature and great beach

Carried up your rocky highway

In a day of sun where the wind can reach

 

by the kindling fire we listen stealthy

Everything you inspire makes me feel wealthy

in the light you take me higher and make me healthy

Rally with you round the sounds of home another run

when I come to call you in the morning Cherie Sun

 

 

Me & Casey McAllister

Lyrics & Music by Uncle John

Back when the time

That the wheel stood at ten

Me & Casey McAllister

Were brothers from the pen

 

Now Casey was a good man

Even though he had done time

Even when they treated him badly

He was always kind

 

Me & Casey would often dream

That there would come a time

When we could live like children

& let everything be so fine

 

We were playing in the sand

& running under the moon

His momma calls out to him

Said son be home soon

 

He said now hey momma

He said momma please listen

If I dont watch my step

Im gonna end up back in prison

 

Now this was two years ago

In the town of Ontario

When I jumped over the fence

And ran on down the road

And ran back into Casey

Who says listen here you bird

You might have jumped over the fence

But you cant jump off the world

 

And wed go & gather roses

By the cemetery trail

Rejoicing each & every day

That wed been out of jail

 

Now me & Casey were brothers

But not in the usual sense

We travelled to the mountaintop

& shared time in the pen

 

One day we sat down with a deck of cards

I drew the king he made

But the queen of his heart

Soon came to his aid

 

Casey chased that lady

All the way to Frisco bay

And he came back again

With the sun shining through the day

When we found a balance

That we know wed never lose

We woke up with the morning

Every day was ours to choose

 

Now me & Casey were brothers

But not in the usual sense

We travelled to the mountaintop

& shared time in the pen

 

Wed go riding in our chariot

And let our hearts shine

Now Casey was a good man

Even though he had done time

 

MAGNETIC STORM

 by Uncle John

 

Three times a year in the sullen sky for three weeks cursed

Mercury is spinning in reverse

Love near can't hear only in the momento

Gotta keep rhythm with the changing sulky tempo

Ring the bell stay flexible in key

Lock up your cell in your native talk to me

Mercury's rotation is fast fast fast

First planet in our system or is it the last

Is it scaring the children rappin' like a dog

Grey unlike light blue white clouds & fog

There is no atmosphere here no life of flight

Burning hot in the day beyond frigid at night

So close to heaven so near to hell

Stick your neck out of your paradise shell

In your shadow u see when I rehearse

Backspace or forward won't forget the verse

Don't pretend I can be any equal to u

Except to be honest faithful and true

 

We'll see

U tell me

An attraction

In reflection

A connection

With direction

 

Night brings the morn

Magnetic storm

Overcome and transform

Intuitive to perform

Electromagnetic and round

Like a musical athletic crown

Survive the magnetic breakdown

Drive poetic town to town

Scanning the skies

Singing we jive

It may be dark then comes light

Maybe with song may be you're right

Overlooking family and friends

Seeing the world through their lens

From a bee to a flower

Like a marquee on a tower

Storm  passes & messages arrive

Swell bees come out of the hive

Mercury delivers in space to dwell

So close to heaven so near to hell

 

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CLIMATE & TIME CHANGES

by Uncle John

 

The end of night is near

Waiting for the sun

 As the moon rises we hear

Horses on the run

Riding behind the pack

Changing what will come

Not looking back

To the hiss, horns, buzz and hum

 

Rain upon a dry land opening to the sea

Someone from the sky comes with a key

Turns into sound listen to them play

Bells calling darkness night and light the day

 

Do bees return to abundant flowers

As birds gather and fly by through showers

The awakening wind gathers momentum

Under the direction of its turning rhythm

Yesterday's chill today is a gentle breeze

Tonight is getting hot tomorrow's day to freeze

Time counts its day in minutes and hours

Rain falls on everyone the air is ours

 

Been on the road for days

Travelling by the river running like a maze

Leading up to the event ready to age

Listening to every line once written on a page

Backstage is all mirrors and masks

Makeup and safe ready to ask

Set and waiting and ready to act

The weather and time are precise and exact

 

Feel the fresh air and smell

Spring is sprung we're playing

Tall true tales we cannot tell

Sometimes we are praying

Listen search for hear

 As the air captures the sound

Draw me close and near

 The treasure we have is round

Walk down the railroad tracks

Climb a mountain on a hike

Jump & put in all your marbles & jacks

Stand up for who you are it's like

 

Climate and time changes

Weather information

Local conversation

Procrastination and speculation

Creation demonstration

Revelation and transformation

Climate and time changes us