“Dancers kissing” by Tony Chapman (oil on Canvas)
Andromeda’s Cave – poem by Tony Chapman.
Andromeda’s Cave 1. Unbearable sadness. 25 years: GONE ... please God ... 2. I pleasantly wave: from the ditch to the chandelier, from the hemp sacks (empty and piled high), to the silk, from the gloating, uninformed ones, to the big turquoise bird. and the tiny scarlet bird, (sharing the same tree). I happily sit at the feet of giants and count my blessings and pour them into my tiny silk bag, and put it in my inside pocket for safe keeping. I pleasantly turn in my sleep and dream of heavy curtains being drawn back to reveal a morning sun. " Hello, Sun," I say. "Greetings from Andromeda’s Cave," the Sun answers.
“First Place” by Tony Chapman
First Place: words and music by Tony Chapman I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be What I wanted to be in the first place I'm in the first place now Everyone I teamed up with I thought would make things right They must surely know the answer, help me see the light But I stayed stuck at the beginning, now I’m on my feet and I'm singing I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be What I wanted to be in the first place I'm in the first place now I tried out what the government said, I tried out television I tried out what newspapers read, I let them cloud my vision I tried to be a rebel without a cause, now I'm coming back, through the front doors Listen to your soul, she knows best Someone said the mind will turn on you if its needs are not expressed Inst: I listened to my parents, I listened to the teachers I listened to my girlfriend, I listened to the preachers A good Christian boy, I never sinned Now I'm only going to listen to the wind I'm gonna make me free, I'm gonna make me be What I wanted to be in the first place I'm in the first place now I'm in the first place now, I'm in the first place now