Friday, September 25, 2009

For Owen and Ms. Moon on His Birth

I wish I had written this, but it was written by Shawn Mullins. Everytime I hear this song (the last half), I think of my friend, Ms. Moon. Owen is born to shimmer. He's born to shine. Ms. Moon already does.

Sharing with us what he knows
shining eyes are big and blue
and all around him water flows
this world to him is new
this world to him is new

to touch a face
to kiss a smile
new eyes see no race
the essence of a child
the essence of a child

he's born to shimmer
he's born to shine
he's born to radiate
he's born to live
he's born to love
but we'll teach him not to hate

true love it is a rock
smoothed over by a stream
no ticking of a clock
truly measures what that means
truly measures what that means

and this thing they call our time
heard a brilliant woman say
she said you know it's crazy
how I want to capture mine
I think I love this woman's way
I think I love this woman's way

she shimmers, the way she shines
the way she radiates
the way she lives, the way she loves
the way she never hates

sometimes I think of all this that can surround me
I know it all as being mine
but she kisses me and and wraps herself around me
she gives me love, she gives me time
yeahh.... and I am fine

but time I cannot change
so here's to looking back
you know I drink a whole bottle
of my pride and I toast to change
to keep these demons off my back
to keep these demons off my back

cause I want to shimmer, i want to shine
I want to radiate
I want to live, I want to love
I want to try to learn not to hate
try not to hate

we're born to shimmer
we're born to shine
we're born to live, we're born to love
we're born to never hate


Petit fleur said...

Very sweet. I have to read it again.

Hope you have a groovy weekend.

May said...

This song is beautiful. You make me cry.

Ms. Moon said...

Ms. Lovely Bastard- I can't remember if I commented on this already. My mind is made up of something resembling banana pudding right now. But if I have, I have and if I haven't, please know how beautiful this is to me and how much we Moons are cherishing you.
So much love and thank-you for even more beauty sent our way....Mary

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Petit Fleur,
Love you. Thanks for reading!


Sarcastic Bastard said...

My Dear May & Ms. Moon,
You all are family. I am so happy to hear of Owen's arrival! I can't tell you.