Paul the Lion (Born in the fall of his 19th year / Comin' home to a place he'd never been before)
Biography of Paul the Lion
'The true profession of a man is to find his way to himself'
Socialist-Buddhist, hard travelin', ramblin' cowboy/beatnik/hippy poet. I slowly, cautiously post my stuff on here; my early stuff is fairly innocent, my later stuff can be brutal. Greatest influences on my poetry are: Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, bravery, cowardice, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, sex, the mountains, the rivers, the forest, the oceans, the desert, the trees, the flowers, the grass, the dirt, the dust, the sand, the birds, the bears, the deer, the cats, the earth, the moon, the stars, the universe, the serenity of being, life, death, war, peace, love, above others 'tis love.
'Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.'
- Kristofferson (wrote it for Joplin)
'Let us be realists; let us insist on the impossible.'
- Che Guevara
'Take it easy, but take it! '
'...the old people had learned how to comprise, how to get along, how to leave things as they were...but it was the young people who taught us all a lesson...'
Make love not war.
Live fast, Die young.
Remember the Alamo.
- After I'm Gone
- Ain't A-Gonna Be No Cowboy
- Ain't No Light
- Ballad of Joe and Rhonda, The
- Celestial Canyon Echos and Cell Phones
- Colorado Wilderness
- Country Folks' Lament
- Countryside Utopia
- Eulogy of a Blues Master
- Girl in the Castro
- In the Morning
- Just a Little Love Poem
- Lazy San Francisco Day
- Leaders Who Teach Us, The
Country Folks' Lament
I been livin' on milk and bread
I save the eggs so the children are fed
I hold my head high so my wife don't see
What these hard times been doin' to me
We sing songs by the river where the frog's a croakin'
We smile and laugh so our spirits ain't broken
We read stories to the children by candlelight
Before we send 'em to bed at night