By Grace We Go, By Flesh We Stay

Here you are again between the night and the razor blade;
The unconscious beating brain bargaining with the morning.

Your hands are so empty they may as well be called space,
They are clawing at the pillow beside you in the early rays.

No haste in waking, yet knowing the time is now you pace
The bedroom floor, the bathroom shower haze.

And it all adds up to nothing ventured nothing faced;
The ticking clock counts down the days

To where you would run in the meadows changed
From this earthly flesh into something blessed with grace.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

Beloved Prayer

Tip out every last drop of me
Fill me up with you.

Take my name and cast it out
Upon your great seas.
For I am nothing but blue.

Dissolve my want and needs,
Evaporate them in your sun;
Shine in my heart today

And in the hearts of everyone.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

Forever Springs

In the fields darkness falls
The cawing crow calls the moon
Alive with elation dreams.

Gone all too soon
The dance of the wind
Before we begin
To reach the temple;

Where love is blooming
In the shadows
By the alter
Inside my soul.

She worships you
Long and whole
Billowing bright
She bridges the night,
Calling the song of the sea.

Love was named after thee,
A whisper of dew on the flesh
Weaves through my heart.

Mountain springs well within,
Overflowing the tributaries
Flooding tears begin;
And rain, sweet rain.

Words cannot describe
The tender way I will hold you,
Hold you forever through life.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

To Kingdom Come

It’s late in the day and the sun is nodding,
The moon is waking for her day.
Somewhere my baby’s plane is flying home.
And I am here, soft wind blowing gently on my hands.
In my eyes memory’s pass like shadows across the sun.

I remember all those days we swore our hearts would run,
And as long as I have breath within me, you will see the Love
I hold in my heart for you till Kingdom come.

To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
The song keeps playing on.
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
Together our hearts will run
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come one day.

Oh marry me in the golden woods, won’t you take my to life to stay.
See my love lay down for you each and everyday.
And every night I’ll hold you near, as close as flesh will allow.
Yet deeper still our souls will sing aloud

To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
The song keeps playing on.
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
Together our hearts will run
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come one day.

That day is coming across the hills untethered on the breeze.
I see her dance beneath the moon drifting through the leaves.
For just one touch, a single kiss awaken my heart for thee,
And together two will forever become one.

To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
The song keeps playing on.
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come,
Together our hearts will run
To Kingdom come,
To Kingdom come today.

It’s late in the day and the sun is nodding,
The moon is waking for her day.
Somewhere my baby’s plane is flying home.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

The Prince and The Queen

She whispered on the wind her sweet knowing
That they would always be in love no matter what life threw at them.
God knows it had driven her to her knees so many times
And he himself had been broken by it.
Yet he had made a sacred vow inside his heart a long time ago,
That he would love her and protect her no matter what.
For he was her Prince and her Knight, and she his Queen.

© Phillip Mellor 2015

already home

one day, by the sea, we shall sit like this,
half-asleep with coffee kisses and warm hugs,
looking out upon the earth’s wide wonder,
out there over yonder, over the great green abyss
and bless all our clumsy missteps,
and the roads not taken.
for if i’m not mistaken we have awakened in the shade
of the sycamore’s golden curls
blessed in the light of love.

Phillip Mellor 2014

Cabernet

A glass of red wine has a certain opulence,
A deep swimming sophistication.
Sweet berries bright and bold
Fermented and full in the vessel.
Like a heart of love spilt fresh upon the snow,
She sings the song of lovebirds
Beckoning her lover inside.
A sip at her lips, an offering of beauty
Surrendering to the dawn.
The morning of haze in the eyes
And Love in the heart.

Phillip Mellor 2014

Angel of my Lifetimes

O Angel of morning
Rest in my arms
Where orchards of dreams
Bloom the fruit of our love.
Where the gentle song calling
Of true loves first kiss
Caresses the garden
To make us feel like this.

And I shall love you
Like no other could,
In the white-light of snowfall
We will warm by the fire.
And softly our day
Shall ebb into evening
Where the soft light will dance
In the ballroom of joy.

There in the meadow
In the tree of remembrance
I will offer myself
To the duty of love.
And I promise you Angel,
Now and forever,
I will not falter
Nor leave you alone.

For this promise I make
In the eyes of the wonder
That I have found in your heart
We never shall part.

Phillip Mellor 2014

Heavens Bride

She told me I was brave and bold like a knight,
That chivalry was the code I’d studied all my life;
Then she took her simple hand and placed it in mine,
She said, I’m yours if you want me, I will be your bride.

All the stars in heaven bloomed like the spring;
Every bird on every branch of every tree began to sing;
And the past was just a memory that didn’t mean anything.
Upon her pale white finger I wound on Saturn’s ring.

I’d like tell the story of our life in love;
I’d like to offer something to the stars above;
I’d like to say it’s true for I’ve released the dove
But she is still a dream

Phillip Mellor 2014

The Skipping Heartbeats of Love

Like children run along the sand
We hold life in such a way,
Hold Love in such a way.

Hold hands on long walks,
Anywhere with you.
Jumping over the moon.

I always wanted someone
To count the stars with me,
To drink wine in quiet bars with me.

Someone to hold in my heart
Like a precious bird,
Delicate and wild.

I have found you amongst the roses
And for the first time in my life
I am born into a dream reality.

Sounds and sweet refrains
Dance and sing in the breeze,
All is Love and peace.

I wish for you all the happiness
Of long weekend days and the smiles
Of angels blessings.

You are my lover of Love.
Sweet lady lay by me
And let’s whisper our love to the stars.

Phillip Mellor 2014