Saturday, October 31, 2009


Tenacious Alvin Lee
Distorted facial joy
Ripping red guitar
“Hey Joe” rendition
“I’m going home”
One of Woodstock’s finest hours
Quirky Frank Zappa
His dental floss empire in Montana
Mass hallucinogens
Set the foggy……..trippy tone
Such timeless tunes
Rose above the chemical blitzkrieg
Forty years have past
My body
Still erupts in rhythmic palsy
Lightning bolts still dance along my spine
My how I admire genius
Haunts me to this day
Magic moments in time
My life
An open book
Quite predictable
For those who care to take a look
I rock
Therefore I am
Always have says Billy Ray
Live to play another day
Survival of the boredom
Share the art with all………

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


To bow out gracefully
On second thought
Maybe not
Who really gives a fuck?
Middle aged romantic
Could care less about luck
Riding winds of change
Path of least resistance
Chronic third degree
Watching in amusement
At times
Stark bewilderment
Chronic pain
Albatross indeed
Glowing midnight sun
Screams she is the one
Deepest depths within him
He knows better
Has gone away
No longer wants to play
Social pantomime
Frustrating epilogue
For what it’s worth
He cared
Before his soul lay bare
No fire in her eyes
No substance to her lies
Only sad goodbyes
White empty coffin
Prepared for circumstance
All he wants to do is dance……

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009


The Stones in 75
Jamming about shelter
Social heat
Began to swelter
A tad bit shy
Of Helter Skelter
High School daze
Chills along my spine
As I relive them on YouTube
Pam’s satin hand
Gently clasped in mine
Feeling fine
Permanent friends
Never to forget
The years have blistered by
Children having children
Concept we call life
Void of obvious strife
It snuck in through the back door
I’ll die a happy man
Knowing it was all a dream
Come true………

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Spatial verve
Social disadvantage
Harbinger of joy
Drives his latest toy
Can be replaced
No price tag on extortion
To focus on reprieve
So hard to achieve
Legions roam
Shuffling abroad
Begrudgingly applaud
Those who persevere
Epitome of cool
A calculated risk
Lingering kiss
The crux
Of pleasantry

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Lazy Sunday evening
October 2009
Days of 100 proof
Overkill indeed
So grateful they’re behind me now
Extreme behavior
Trademark of rebellion
Deftly woven
Throughout my DNA
Microscope of truth
Glaring irony
I lived to tell about
God’s grand reprieve
Stage set for a showdown
Versus ego
The outcome
Holy destiny
Not hard to understand
Effortless gift
Void of mortal pride
I drift
Subtle revelations
Journey to His light
Magnificent flight

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Onset of delusion
Roadmap to insanity
Mighty hill to conquer
For those who see beyond
Life is but a play
Not meant for understanding
Far from picket fences
Three car garages
Elementary rite
Words of ascension
Baby steps required
Aging Narcissism
Replaced by quiet calm
Silent chuckle
Deep inside my soul
I watch with amusement
Follow faithfully
Gradual progress
But sweet
Poetic legacy
Blueprint of my trip
My world
Revolves around His grace
As it should be

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


At times
I feel I’ll buckle
Crumple under crushing loneliness
Choice of vast proportion
Controlled by my attitude
Blessed with friends aplenty
Pipeline from divine energy
Hardly worthy
But grateful nonetheless
Distinct rhythm
Flows within my soul
As I’m growing old
This battle
Always takes its toll
But pales
Beside my past mistakes
Harmony I seek
Arrives in increments
Precious sentiments
Warm thoughts
Natural progression
Life as it comes
From the strangest circumstances
New horizon
Clear focus on the prize
Inner peace
Compassionate release
As His light grows ever closer
Sweet emancipation
Approaching rapidly
“I AM the way” said He
Good enough for me

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009


To ponder consciousness
Altered states
Dreamscape reality
The why
Far outweighs the when
How it all began
Self discipline
Hardly a prerequisite
Merely lubrication
Mental strain prescription
Lived in increments
One day at a time
The only way for me
Weary eyes
Begin to see

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2009

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If I flow it Will you read it? Will you feel it As I bleed it? Because you see I need it To justify my trip My words A pointed tip Dipped in sacred blood Precursor To the coming flood A gift from God My KING A beautiful thing To serve His higher cause I'm not seeking vain applause Simply Clarity For this lost world to see His grace Sweet charity Unconditional love And peace My ultimate release SELAH……. (C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

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