my Mother, My Friend

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Breaking of The Dawn

If you don't know Fernando Ortega...
you should.
 Many times i have listened to his words and felt as though we were living a parallel life.
This song in particular.

There's a slow train pulling through the desert
the colored cars pass quietly from sight
between the highway and the long horizon
precious dreams wind away with the light

My brothers and my sisters faces linger
 the hours of our childhood, grave and gold
driving through these solitary places
memories of their gentle kinship
touch my soul

The hawk wheels away as we pass here
the clouds billow up and fly on
Down the road some hard turns
are going to shake us
ride with us through the breaking of the dawn

i worry for my loving Mother
the dimming years
the trials she has known
her heart so kind and weary
keep her safe one more night
til i get home

How i long to be right there beside her
and bring everything back to before
we'll arrive with the first light of the morning
 keep her safe
 let me hold her once more

The sage and the Joshua tree remind me
 of the miles to go
the journey that we're on
in the still, sweet air of the desert
we will ride
Through the breaking of the dawn.

~Fernando Ortega~



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Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Friend! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today :)

Yes, yes, couponing and all sorts of other fun stuff to do. There never seems to be a dull moment at our house and I like it that way :)

Hope you and your sweetie are doing well.

Hugs, Jan