Monday, December 31, 2012

ODE TO 2012



 
2012
Promptly flows
To a rapid close
My friends
Worry not
About fiscal cliffs
Legal stiffs
Just groove
To the Rasta riff
This world
As i see it
Completely superficial
Not worthy of alarm
Child of God
It shall do you no harm
Overcome
I say
And do so
Every day
Trust in God
Without hesitation
He will guide you thru
Love your Brother
Feed His sheep
As Jesus set the bar
Our journey
Long
And far
And eternal.......

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2013

 

Saturday, October 06, 2012

NEVER ONCE

I’ve often veered

From my moral course

As life

Slowly unravels

However

I’ve never once

Strayed from the music

Art

Poetry

My

How it completes me

My friends

Sacred ones

A Cause

Becomes a Priority
 
When our fragile eyes

Truly SEE

That’s good enough for me......



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012


Thursday, October 04, 2012

AGAPE


We live
We grow
We thrive
So glad to be alive
We learn
We burn
We yearn
To give
Back....
To someone else
AGAPE
Sweet
Sincere
We venture
Without fear
Beautiful Angels
Gently
Showing the way
And we pray
For those
Still bewildered
Union
Kindred souls are we
I see
And I pray
So can you
My loved ones
My friends
And I smile.....

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

 

 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SIMPLE THINGS



Life

Love

Beauty

Abundant joy

Found in simple things

Like song birds that sing

Laughter of our children

Sincerity of friends

Music

Art

Incredible sunsets

May I never forget

My blessings

Deep

Vast

Overwhelming

At times

I’m overcome

With sheer gratitude

Solitary peace

Chains of sin

Released

By HIM

Who makes me whole

The light

Flowing through my soul

And I smile.....



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

THE REASON FOR MY RHYME

 




 
 
The older i grow
The more i realize
There are no second chances
No selfish romances
No room
For compromise
Sacred truth
Lives in smiling eyes
Sincere
Without fear
LOVE
Conquers all
No matter
How big or small
This day
I dance
To an ancient tune
Incredible rhythm
As i prance
Throughout the room
At times
I’m blown away
Someday
You will understand
It’s all
Been carefully planned
HE lives indeed
My friends
Far beyond the moon
Our human perception
Wealth
Silver spoons
And i smile
For it’s there
HE waits
Patiently
For us
You and me
We
HIS grateful children
One and all
I hear within my heart
A shout
Deafening
His ever flowing call
Magnificent things
Soon to come my friends
Do not be afraid
For it is written
Before the start of time
The reason for my rhyme
Destiny
Rapidly approaching
Never let your soul
Be left behind
In this age of prophecy........

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

A SONG THAT NEVER ENDS



 

Ripping rhymes of reason

A mystical affair

Songs for every season

Embrace them if you dare

Such beauty in a rainbow

Prismatic Godly gift

Celestial light show

How can one resist

Elusive inner peace

Not so hard to find

Emotional release

The life changing kind

Musical rhythm

Righteous moves within

In harmony

It begins

A song that never ends

Sealed in time

Amen

Forever

Dancing in this rhyme

Flowing words

Joyful thoughts

A note where love has been

Release from life's prison

With gratitude

Peace

Kindness

Sacred vision

Musical precision

In this life of mine

Only God knows

The place

And the time

His saving grace

Sublime

Sometimes

My feet are moving slow

As if I’m going no where

With no where to go

It’s then I realize

Much to my surprise

It’s dancing in the eyes

Of those I cherish dearly

The truth

Lives so clearly

This puzzle we call life

Shall never truly be complete

A journey through forever

A spiritual endeavor

To be shared with those I love

And I smile........



 

(C) Bill Grimes Jr., Matt White, James Sanderson, Danette Kettwich, Steve Morrison, Pamela “Key” Bain, 2012



 

 

 
 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

LAUGHTER


As infants
We are polished
Spoon fed
Carefully bred
Processed
And prepared
For such great success
We carry on
Under great duress
At times
A state of mental undress
We play our cards
So close to the vest
We trudge along
In vain
Chasing unseen milestones
Traditional mono tones
Rattling bones
I have come to realize
That truth
Is not a lie
It lives peacefully
In those
With smiling eyes
The quiet kind
Confident
Magnetic
Imaginations mind
It’s there
We will find
Deepest harmony
Serendipity
Prosperity
Laughter
Our Children’s
Unbridled glee
That’s good enough for me.......

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

 
 



 

 

Monday, September 03, 2012

THE SPARKLE IN THEIR EYES

 

 
Me
I dig my coffee
Stout
In measured dose
I love
To roam about
Bare feet
Sincerity
Humility
Taking on
All adversity
With my shirt tail out
Me
I simply adore
Art
And so much more
Music
Poetry
No need
For keeping score
Despite spiritual war
Eternal open door
Me
My children are my world
The sparkle in their eyes
Tis wisdom
To the wise
The essence
Sweet
Such harmony
As destiny arrives
My words dear friends
All I have to give
Stupid people
I forgive
As He
So graciously
Has forgiven me
Take them as you need them
Feel them
As they live
My soul
Belongs to Jesus Christ
My Savior
Holy King
For it’s the simple things
That truly leave their mark
Gives flight
To this song
I boldly sing
And I smile.........

(C) Bill Grimes Jr.

 
 
 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ODE TO ISAAC



 


August 28th, 2012

The Gulf of Mexico

Feeder bands are moving in

Announcing his arrival

Hurricane Isaac

Wet fury

On his way

The young

The fierce

The surfers

Hard core thrill seekers

Paddle out to play

Those less daring

More conservative

Head the other way

To live

And play another day

The tempest

Temporary

The carnage

Taken on a tilt

Can all be rebuilt

The spirit of community

The kindness of mankind

Neighbors helping neighbors

Compassion you will find

When disaster comes calling

The magic

The sacred bond of survival

And such stories to tell

My friends

I wish you well.......



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

WALKING THROUGH DREAM



My eyes see such magnificence

It overwhelms at times

The driving force

Behind my pointed rhymes

Jewel tone hues

Vibrant shades

Cloaked in significance

Royal Amethyst

My vivid purple dream

Artistic flowing stream

My favorite

As long as I can remember

Her Highness

Emerald Green

My Queen

She inspires

In so many ways unseen

Turquoise Vision Elder

Indian magic

Avoids all things tragic

Wisdom of survival

Ghost Dance arrival

Subtle inclinations

Advanced hallucinations

Peyote trance induced

Walking through a dream

Ritual celebration

Habitual procrastination

Reality

Celebrity

Normalcy

Vulnerable humility

Not always as it seems

A sacred current flows

Ever higher it goes

Just ask someone who truly knows

My journey

I must choose

Nothing left to lose

The only way I’ll have it

Transcendental freedom

I am but a word man

Still searching for my muse

Seeking harmony

Lost in memory

Lately

I’m amazed

And quite amused by it all



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012



 

 

Friday, August 24, 2012

DEEP BLUE DREAM

 


I often dream I'm under water

Thinking I will surely drown

Thrashing

Sinking ever down

Then cautiously

I open my eyes

Much to my surprise

I see a brand new world

One I’ve never seen before

Existing peacefully

Just below the surface

Submerged Nirvana

Peaceful flowing garden

A familiar place indeed

Hauntingly familiar

As if I’ve been here before

It leaves me wanting more

Calms me to my very core

And I smile........



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

TWO BIRDS

August 22, 2012

Sunset

Powerful epiphany

Sweet moment

Of spiritual clarity

As I observed

Such harmony

Sheer beauty

Perched upon my deck

Singing peacefully

Their ballad to the setting sun

Two birds I know so well

Their sweet songs

Wake me every morning

Only now

Do I finally get to see them

Angels

Carefully

Watching over me

And I smile......



(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012


Monday, August 20, 2012

THE BEAUTY OF THE CHOICE




Inspired by my dear friend KBB.

There’s more to life
Than credit scores
Designer wars
Political metaphors
Confusion grips our people
When we can’t predict our future
So faith must prevail
Every day
To love without fail
Wisdom
So often trumps logic
When confidence
Overrides lethargic
Many crossroads we face
The beauty of the choice
I feel that inner voice
Quietly
Reminding me
I have no tethers here
No set destination
I have nothing to fear
So whichever road I choose
Simply matters not
To cherish the journey
Walk in gratitude
For all the joy I have
To share it graciously
With all who cross my path
And I smile......
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012
 
 
 


Sunday, August 19, 2012

SEEKING CLARITY




My deepest thoughts

Swirling gently

Cosmic notions

Rhythmically

Musically

Calling me

Ever inward

I grab them

As I can

Hold them

Bend them

Fold them

At times

I even scold them

Only to realize

They control me

They always have you see

Not narcissism

Vanity

Psychedelic fantasy

I’m quite content to drift

On a higher current

Seeking clarity

The song that’s meant for me

My reason to be.........

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

TRUTH BEHIND THE VEIL





Love
Seamless
Perpendicular
Inner peace
A crease
Nonlinear
Art
Flowing poetry
To recognize such beauty
Our ego
First must die
Knowing
Into rip tide
As fear
Tries desperately to hide
Enlightenment
Perception
A blackened mirror
On a crooked wall
Once shattered
We find light
Truth behind the veil
Our willingness to fail
Opens our mind
To higher victory
Eternal reward
Sweet satisfaction
The essence of our journey
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012
 
 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I NOW REST MY CASE







Symbology

So fierce at times

Not often

Does it rhyme

So deep

It penetrates

For it’s the message

In the end

That truly matters

“Among the Indians”

“A promise is good enough”

The Trail of Tears

A tragedy

I now rest my case

My face

Shall always turn towards truth

And i smile.......
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

PASS IT ON


Warp speed

As Angels fly

So far beyond

My humble minds eye

Human wrong or right

Magnificence
As Darkness
Succumbs
To HIS Brilliant LIGHT

I'm slamming hard

The truth

As i know it

Believe me friends

I've tried to out grow it

The WORD is everlasting
Fierce war
Between wrong and right
No room for middle ground
I’m blessed
My eyes have seen
The conflict deep within
Somehow
HE willed me to press on
His servant
I shall always be
Not worthy
Yet Triumphant
I cherish this gift daily
My peace i flow to you
All who feel this vibe
It’s not about me
Never has been
Don’t you see
Pass it on
With such intensity
And i smile........
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

THE BOX







It’s so much easier
To think outside the box
When you refuse
To be forced inside one
A prison to your light
Enemy to your dreams
Tis better to have no box at all
No brown walls
To block your sacred vision
No glue to suffocate
The fresh air of hope
No shelf to sit upon
Gathering dust
Restricting your journey..........

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

ODE TO A LONE GREEN PEA


I found a lone green pea

In a sea

Of frozen

Pot pie bliss

$.49 cents

I do believe

I’m quite simply

Not worthy

Says i

To this manifestation

This heavenly crust

Baked so nobly

Thrust

Upon me

So quickly

Soon

I understood

How this nourishment

Creates such loving good

Twas then

I took one step back

To sincerely reflect

Such magnitude

Such truth

It’s SO......

Not about me........

This lovely morning

I see.........

I’m shamed by my arrogance

So blessed

By HIS grace
I wear a brand new face
And i smile..........
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012
 

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

HEY WORLD




Hey WORLD
Bring it i say
This hot August day
2012
I stand defiantly
I “ain’t skeered” you see
For i’m a child of The KING
Blessed by all the love He brings
Bathed in HIS grace
Quiet satisfaction
Etched upon my aging face
I’m certainly
Not worthy
But so grateful for HIS gift
For this opportunity
To share mine with you
Humbly
Sincerely
And i smile........
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Today's Humble Prayer











My dear God.........sweet Jesus Christ........you humble me so..........you teach me in my arrogance........you inspire me in my fear......you show me light.........i never imagined existed........you bring tears of shame to my eyes..........as i gaze upon your children who have nothing..........and that lesson moves me so deeply.......please let me help someone who hurts tonight........in your Holy Name............and comfort them.........i'm so grateful my Lord............all glory is Yours...........
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

AND I FOLLOW........







Winds of change
Arrive
Ever gently
As a ripple
Through sad leaves of yesterday
Then so rapidly
They rise
To a howling crescendo
Swirling tempest gale
Undeniably
Believe me
This i know
For they toss me to and fro
Disturb my hair quite freely
Launch me at their whimsy
They move me this day
And i follow........
(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

ANGEL WITH A CANE





For my Brother Vincent.........:-)

Huntsville Alabama

Employment Office

2005

Live

Without a net

Desperate and afraid

Seeking

Not finding

Gentle woman

Walking with a cane

Her hair

White as virgin snow

Brilliant smile

Face aglow

Heavenly

Her fiery eyes

Reached my very soul

“PATIENCE BILL” said she

“THESE THINGS TAKE TIME”

I pondered

Curiously

How did SHE

Know my unofficial name?

I touched her hand

As she quietly passed by

Soft and soothing

Just like my Mom’s

Hauntingly familiar

I thought I knew her

Met somewhere in time

Unexpected blessings

Followed rapidly

I turned to offer humble thanks

To celebrate her presence

She was simply gone

Vanished

Angelic gift

That blows my mind this day

From He

The Holy One who who sent her

And i smile.......


(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012



“For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone”

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ODE TO A ROSE (Inspired by my Sister....Pamela Bain).....




Natures perfect gift
Timeless
Fragrant
Feminine wonder
Wrapped in such delicate folds
The dew adores her secrets deep within
And patiently waits
For the pleasure of her smile.......

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

FLYING





My dear Sister asked me
"If I could re-live a memory"
"What would it be?”
I answered her

Quite simply
To the mystical place in time
Where I return daily
The dream stuck in my head
The one where I am falling
Never landing
Thinking I am dead
When suddenly I realize
I am FLYING
Instead.......

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012


Monday, July 23, 2012

SILENCE








Silence can be deadly

Exception

Deep reflection

This "new world"

Political medley

Far worse

Than the one i vaguely remember

When i truly gave a damn

My focus is on light

Peace

Love

Sacred art

Once

Worlds apart

Now flowing thru my veins

Dig it if you can

Forsake

If you must

My words are my thrust

And i smile........


(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012


Saturday, July 21, 2012

ART IS LOVE





True art
Whispers
To people
ALL people
We artists may not see
At the moment of conception
The audience
We share our soul with
Thus
The magnificence
Of such divine gifts
Art
Is love
Deftly woven
Thru threads of mortal time
Creating words that rhyme
Pure beauty
Surreal
Precisely as God planned
And i smile.......

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Monday, July 09, 2012

ODE TO THE SAND FLEA


I can only laugh


In cynical reflection

Aging misdirection

At this life’s cruelest joke

Arthritic hips and knees

Such agony

In measured degrees

I’m reminded of sand fleas

Nibbling hungrily

At my surf soaked feet

In sacred Ormond Beach

God’s loving bounty

So easily in reach

Burrowing in the sand

I simply scooped them as i needed

To fetch a mighty blue

A Pompano or two

As my children frolicked

In magical glee

To be one with the sea

I smile in quiet reverence

At this paradise i lost

How i deeply cherish now

Despite the brutal cost

I pray

To return some sweet day

Forever baptized

In the salty water

Buoyant and free

As it’s meant to be........


(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

YOUNG ONE



Take a moment

Young one

With eyes that swim

Amazed

Sweet

Blessed child

Sit with me awhile

At this horn of plenty table

Set for me

And thee

I pass my portion to you

And the lofty dreams

That fascinate you

And above all

There is LOVE

Sacred young one

You shall need it

Courage to survive

Instinctual wisdom

To overcome

To thrive

To keep the fire alive

An achievement

Necessary

Prophetic

Deemed quite bold

By Angels i am told

Hear me now

Sweet young one

For i am growing old

Weary

From the battle

Now merely

Passing through

YOU

Are surely destined

To craft a world

Brand new

Where love and peace

Shall RULE

As it was written in the stars

and i smile........


 

(C) Bill Grimes Jr. 2012

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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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