Saddest Songs of Rock and Roll – #49

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Sometimes longing for something that is dead and gone is a sad memory and not regret. Feeling love for someone who does not want to love you (anymore) is a kind of pain that just cannot be quantified. Loving deeply can hurt your heart just like sadness sometimes.

Early in 1970 Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger had been working with American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist Ingram Cecil Connor III (AKA Gram Parsons of The Byrds). Parsons is best known as a country music genius who may have well been the ‘father’ of Southern-fried rock. The two of them hashed out a song that Jagger says could have been about his newly ended love interest Marianne Faithfull. She was one of the lead female artists during the musical “British Invasion ” in America.

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Pathways of Peace

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

There is no substitute for peace in a world of conflict.
The universe will eventually come to rest and then
the Creator will declare peace for all time.

But for now, we mostly just talk about it.

Enjoy this breakdown of how we weave “peace” in and out of our daily conversations:

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Back ward mask 003 – lies and truth

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

How bad can it get when someone tells a lie?
That depends on how well versed we are in spotting the truth.

There is a ‘Spectrum of Truth’ that can be universally applied
to all that we think, do and say.

Once we have gone down that slimy, filthy road of lies,
the only way back is to come clean,
and then, of course, to stay clean.

The infinite line from the star light of truth to the abyss of treachery is here: Continue reading

Back ward mask 002 – darkness and light

by Lawrence. J. J. Leonard

Speak this phrase into a recorder and then play it backward for the new message: Continue reading

The best of both worlds – a recipe

(not really)

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Having the best of both worlds
is a go-to favorite fantasy
for people who look at life as a sweet snack,
an afternoon delight,
a normal part of daily living,
or an after-school treat
with friends who don’t sponge off of you.

Or, if you are like the rest of us,
having the best of both worlds
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Cat, speak catspeak!

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A crazy young girl with brunette hair
long ago said she must be my mate.

She looked into her book of spells
and conjured a figure eight. Continue reading