“Berlin Wall”

berlin wallWhere were you when the Berlin wall
came tumbling down
What did you feel
during the demise
Did you see the memories
forever stained with blood
of relatives whose dreams
were never realized

It’s a heavy price to pay for freedom
It’s a heavy price to pay for peace
It’s a heavy price to pay
when you have to fight for your release

Did you hear the falling stone
like shiny marching boots
Pounding on the inside of your head
Did the tears of triumph
slide across your face
the wall of so much hatred finally dead

All the massacres
and the concentration camps
Finally the wall is coming down
Faces full of wonder
hope and doubt
The lines were drawn
by faith and misery

©Michael Frazier, November 21, 1996

Over the rainbow

rainbowSomewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Yes they do, really do come true

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where
The clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly, hoah
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, oh why, can’t I

If happy little bluebirds fly
Above the rainbow
Why, oh why, can’t I