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she was a sweet young thing
with a lot of candles to burn
with time on her mind
looking for something to do

he was crazy wearing old
and burned all his candles
in his burnt out realms
of leave no candle unburned

she broke out
her bag of old man candy
and he walked right on in

he asked will you bake me
a pineapple upside cake
like my momma used to make

she said i’m sorry
but the specialty here is
really fine cherry pie
with ingredients of sweet
like honey from the bee
but
i’ll give you a piece
if you’d like

he replied but what if i want
the whole pie
and she said how about
we take it one piece at a time

John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
(c) 2015
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at times he just wanted

to hold and to be held
in a useful use of moments
to hold together temporary

at times in his right mind and
completely out of his fuckn mind
tore into each other like primal’s
got inside his head just to howl

at times the sun wears a mask
and its up to him let himself feel
the sky and the earth breathe
as they share their breath with him

at times good is blessing enough
whats the need to want for more
when some fortunate drops on us
just remember we can’t own lucky

John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
(c) 2015
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sometimes he could feel
the madness driving
down his street
like it was circling the block

he looked out the window
and saw love
with a price on its head
and taking down names

there were voices talking
in languages
of empty pretty words
about how dealing
with oppression
can be solved by love and
looking within to find peace

surrendering
to their fantasies
as a way of avoiding reality
finding their comfort zones
making
pretend contributions
while the beast waits
outside the doors of the poor

John Trudell
Poet Tree Publishing
(c) 2015
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John Trudell Archives updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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From the archives circa 1991 while filming the original "Rockin' The Res" video ... See MoreSee Less

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TRUDELL is available worldwide on DVD and digital platforms beginning Feb. 16, 2018. Pre-order yours today.
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2nd show added!!
Honoring Quiltman - Benefit Concert
JACKSON BROWNE
John Trudell’s BAD DOG with Joel Rafael
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7 PM
Pechanga Theater - Temecula, CA
Tickets onsale Thurs., Jan 18 at 3 PM thru ticketmaster.com
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1st show is sold out. 2nd date will be added shortly. We will post new show information on Monday, Jan 15. Please standby. ... See MoreSee Less

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