Monday, December 17, 2012

a candle for the children [ finale]

           a Candle for the Children

And so i sit and stare out of my window
i see the cold rain glistening on the trees;
as the dim light of December is descending
i feel the Christmas lights glow all around me.


             A Candle for the Children
                     [ a song by K.Harrington]

this Christmas light a candle for the children
and put a few more angels on the tree.
this Christmas say a prayer for people willing
to protect innocent lives in this land of the free.

it seems like long ago and early one morning
i heard my boys just breathing in their beds.
then i stood on a porch staring at a picture
of a fireman with a little girl among the dead.
now as i pour my self another coffee
i think that i might go out for a walk
right now i'm gonna turn off this damn t.v.
i can not bear to hear the news people talk.

[1st verse is chorus]

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Innocent Ones [ a song]

                                         Innocent Ones

chorus:        Come you mothers, you fathers, you daughters , you sons
                    let a just God take care of the innocent ones.

                    She rose up that morning to get on a plane:
                    Some business in L.A. then back home again.
                    She had no idea who else would be on that plane;
                     Or of the twin towers in a terrible rain.
                                [ chorus]

                     I turned on my t.v. to hear a storm warning.
                     Snow had been falling by my window all morning.
                     They issued a caution to folks every where:
                     Where ever you're going you'd better take care.


                      Now it's a honey-sunned early Autumn day.            
                      Warm September wind is lifting my way.
                      Now with the summer's heat turned so sublime
                      Pictures of ash, glass and airplanes are stuck in my mind.