I Wish (1983)

I Wish (1983)

I wish I was the one who painted those clouds
Then I would paint a distinct pattern everyday
I wish I could huff and puff and move those clouds
Then I would blow them over warring nations
And its beauty will make them stop and look on in wonder
And I will paint everyday, and they will stop and watch everyday
Until they forget their war
Until they forget their hate
Until they realize they were not killing systems
For the only ones dying are human beings

The World in my Head. 1981

I would marry my pencil
The paper will be my groom
The words my constant companion
And I will write a sonnet across the sky
Send a message of love to the world
And all the warring nations will stop
People will love each other
And I will not be considered weak
Just because I am labeled a nice guy
And God will be spiritual not religious
People will understand the difference
Between romance and sex
So women will trust me
When I tell them they are beautiful
Women will not find writing poems corny
Men will check their ego
And express their true feelings
So with pen in hand I will sit on the ocean
Because my finish poem will be my honeymoon
And all my fantasies will be fulfilled
For the world will be a peaceful place