now the gray becomes bright gold

the lessons silver in my mind

silver threads in time aren't cold

they're lighting up the night

 

Writing out the drama

of battles unresolved

where soldiers fought for ownership

of dreams that came to call

with pens for guns

I defended all I thought I knew

and I buried woes

in unmarked graves

of pages I went through

 

I've left so many things behind

worn out shoes and empty glasses

old

or used

or purposeless

as I've come from then to here

and the only thing that has remained

is that silver thread in time

shining through the nights and days

shining clear and bright

 

Reaching for that silver thread

seeing it in books I've read

feeling it in love's embrace

or sleeping alone in bed

it's led me silently along

unfolding newer worlds to see

reflecting in this simple song

and giving me my release

 

I've left so many things behind

acquiring new treasures

I've met the days with brighter eyes

and tasted much more pleasure

and the only thing that has remained

is that silver thread in time

shining through the nights and days

shining clear and bright

and silver threads in time aren't cold

they're lighting up

this night

 

 

Silver Thread II:  Magical

 

Living out the magic

that fell into our hands

not knowing that it happened

it was years of dreams away

we stayed there laughing

falling into nights and days

and those troubled times seemed

somewhat tragic

but good things came our way

 

I've left so many things behind

acquiring new treasures

I've met the day with brighter eyes

and tasted much more pleasure

 

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.