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Do you know where you are going?
Was your reality merely an illusion?
Do you know where you have been?
Was your life filled with confusion?
The rain dries up, and the fog clears,
But shadows still remain,
And the monsters that hide behind them
Come out at night to play.
As you run from the sandman,
And the creatures of the night,
You have a new sense of direction,
And your eagle takes to flight.
The thoughts that stir around in your mind
Are telling you to leave this world behind
And the dreams you thought would always linger
Have suddenly slipped through your fingers
As the piper plays a new tune
He beckons you to follow
And you do

Age 28

Black Sabbath/Pantera Concert – Las Vegas NV

I drove up to Las Vegas to hang out with my wonderful friend, Janet for New Years Eve (which by the way on the Last Vegas strip was freaking insane!).    The guy she is seeing had tickets to the Black Sabbath/Pantera concert and so we all went.

Black Sabbath Las Vegas 1999

Page & Plant Concert – San Diego CA

Those of you who know me well, know that I have been a huge Led Zeppelin fan since I was 12 (1982).  I would have loved to have been a teen-ager or older in the late 60’s and early 70’s but it didn’t work out that way.  However, after I first heard Led Zeppelin in 1982, I was hooked and quickly got all of their albums and listened religiously.  Since then, I have lost my mind on many occasions dancing to every song they ever did (including underground and bootleg stuff).  They are, by far, the best band ever to dance to and I can just close my eyes and lose myself in the music.  It is very epic.   When I heard the Page & Plant tour was coming to town, of course I had to go.  Mark and I got tickets and it was phenominal!

Page & Plant San Diego 1998

Live In A Hole – Pantera

This is my new theme song and I love to scream it when nobody is listening…

Full of grief I scream at the wind
Thought I heard the words of others
Imprison myself
And stay in a shell
I won’t let you in to have a story to tell
Things tend to drag me down
Don’t understand so they hate me now

(Chorus) My fear grips the will of stone
My fear grips I’ll die alone

I promised myself somewhere in the teenage life
I’d never submit to the ones I will not be like
Live in a hole
But stay close to my kind
Cause they understand what burns in my mind
I still feel incomplete
Friends are few and far between

Gary Hoey Concert – San Diego CA

This guy is freaking amazing!! I love the guitar.  I can’t believe how awesome it is.  It all started when I heard his christmas album and I was hooked.  I am so glad I got to see him live!

Gary Hoey San Diego 1998

Tool Concert – Hollywood CA

Mark and I took a drive up to Hollywood to see Tool.  It was a fantastic night and a fantastic concert and he and I were very happy together.  He bought me a very cool long sleeve Tool shirt and things couldn’t have been more wonderful.

Tool Hollywood 1998

Wild One

As unpredictable as
Those determined tears
That streak your mask of smiles
You, too, are wild
Your dreams
Flow like the wind
And swirl like a cloud of madness
Across a sun streaked sky
And you fly
With wings of speed
And spontaneous flutter
That should take you no where
But they do
And you go
Where no one goes
And no one knows
Why or how
They love you so
As you laugh your impish laugh
At their unknowing
Just keep going
Wild one

Age 27

Masked Marauder

Like a masked marauder,
I stole your heart,
But my mask was on
From the very start
And you never knew
The girl behind
The silly smile
And the fearless eyes

When I came clean
And the mask was removed
The girl that was revealed
Was not the girl you knew.
Two strangers caught
In the web we wove
Trying desperately
To fall in love.

The road we travel
Is in need of repair
As our lives unravel
We begin to despair.
You think of the girl
With the painted smile,
And you long to be
With her for just a while.

Now she is gone.
I’ve taken her place
But your love for her
Cannot be erased,
So we’ve come to walk
On separate paths
Searching for the bridge
That will narrow the gap.

Age 27

Only The Thorns Remain

Life is like a rose…

You gave me a rose
Deep crimson
Soft petals arranged so carefully
It’s beauty radiated
Lighting me

You gave me your hand
Smooth strength
Wild eyes could see through me
Your revealed desires
Captured me

You gave me your heart
Blood pumping
Great life maintaining strength
Your love poured out
Into me

You gave me your soul
Deep being
Fantastic dreams waiting to be reality
Your spirit alive
Consumed me


You left me alone
Cold darkness
Shadows dancing on the walls
Silence screaming loudly
Around me

The rose petals have wilted
Only the thorns remain

Age 27

Just Hold On Tight

Something has changed inside you
And the shadows that once danced around you
Are laughing in your face
As your candle begins to dim
Can you find your way through
The blinding darkness
Down a corridor of passageways?
Which one will you take?
The bright light you see ahead of you
Is attractive and comforting
But it is so far away
And there’s no guarantee
That it’s not the eye of a deamon
Waiting to swallow you up
The other passageways are darker
And some are thick with fog
The evil shadows are right on your heels
You must choose now

Believe in yourself and in your dreams
Not in people, places and things
Don’t hide behind the shadows of your mind
Come on out and fight
When life is a rollercoaster ride
You just gotta hold on tight.

Age 27

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