I Am I Said


L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most the time
And the feeling is “layed back”
Palm trees grow and rents are low
But you know I keep thinkin’ about
Making my way back
Well I’m New York City born and raised
But nowadays
I’m lost between two shores
L.A.’s fine, but it ain’t home
New York’s home
But it ain’t mine no more
“I am,” I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
“I am,” I cried
“I am,” said I
And I am lost and I can’t
Even say why
Did you ever read about a frog
Who dreamed of bein’ a king
And then became one
Well except for the names
And a few other changes
If you talk about me
The story’s the same one
But I got an emptiness deep inside
And I’ve tried
But it won’t let me go
And I’m not a man who likes to swear
But I never cared
For the sound of being alone
“I am,” I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all
Not even the chair
“I am,” I cried
“I am,” said I
And I am lost and I can’t
Even say why
“I am,” I said
“I am,” I cried
“I am,” I said
sung & written by Neil Diamond

Back In The Tomb


Why oh why

Baby oh baby

Please tell me why

I’m moving so slow today


Up the street

Up the stairs

Rickety old feet

Plodding along


Pull me brim down

Pull me keys out

Unlock the door etc.

Sittin’ in the tomb again


Why o’ why do I

Like sitting in this old cold hotel room

There ain’t nothin’ here worth considering

Yet my heart go zooooooom



We’re traveling now

You & your traveling man

Hold on tight now


You is lookin’ so good

The whole dang neighborhood

Inside my mind

Gots reason to shine


Yeah but

Yeah but

You say I’m way over here

You is way over there


So it ain’t so

My thinking’s gone slow

You got bronchitis &

I’m a wanna-be bo’


Yeah but

Yeah but

I hummed a little prayer

to the Goddess up there


She’s on your side

As well as mine &

She’s a lot stronger than




We’re dancing slow

Your belly’s warm & plump &

We’re half drunk


In fact, instead of growing old

We’re growing young

Oh so slow

To a Neil Diamond song


Wait a minute

Something’s not right

My hat falls to the floor

Something’s wrong


You’re like you always are

The hottest ray of sunshine around

But me, me oh my, my skin

It’s lost & cannot be found


Dang it ~ everything was so gallant

Gallant & slam-dunk grand

No more yeah butts

I am, I am a skeleton man!



by Rawclyde!

with a lot of help from artists

Dan Dos Santos


Clyde Caldwell


I Can Show You God


by John Coyote


The great search for God is fruitless for some.
I knew a woman from  Santa Cruz.  We sat together often drinking hot and tasty
coffee on the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Her heart was cold and dead.She  told me God is dead and forgotten.
We are just people struggling with no place to go or reasons to be alive.


I smiled and pointed to the sea.
I told her God is alive.
Look at the dancing sea.
The sun above us. Gifts for us from God.

God isn’t our master or guide.
Life is for us to decide.
She looked frustrated and asked.
Don’t God support to protect and save us?
Look at this world. War, murder, violence and dead-ends.”

I requested her to travel with me.
I told her. “I will show you God and you can talk to him
one on one.”

She told me. ” My Dark Poet friend who write of war and death.
Describe love and passion with detail and sadness. What have God
done for you?”

I took her hands and whispered. He had saved me many times.  He led
me to safety from dangerous places and situations. He awoke me to
skip death and maybe I can give someone hope.”

We drove in-land to the California fault line. Took three hours to
reach the fault lines. This was the dream land for the free climbers
of unknown and unmarked areas. There was only a warning sign.
“Caution free flowing rocks”

She open my journal and she read a poem aloud.

“The places of peace

Ancient places and secrets hidden.
We allowed ghostly views of life and death.
I search for beauty hidden from the normal eyes.
Rare places to find peace.
I find cliffs to sit with Eagles.
I talk with the Gods of the wind and water.
I touch the soil and feel the energy and life.

The ancient Gods are fair.
They do not disturb or change our journey.
They just whisper. Life is fair.
Take what you need. Don’t abuse the land.
Love and respect your neighbors.

I sit with God on a cliffs.
I see the sky and the sun.
I have no prisons holding me in.
I thanks the Gods for opportunity and chance.”

She walked in silence.
We walked for one hour. I took her to my hidden waterfall.
She could not believe the strength of the water and the beauty
of the location. Wildflowers grew everywhere and  I saw her smile.

I told her. “This is one of many gifts from God.
God is generous to the people who cherish beauty and life.
She stripped down and she went to the water ,
allowed the water to clean her heart and soul.
She asked me to join her. I told her. “This is your time. ”

The sun is falling into the west. I told her we must leave. I have one more
place to show you. She take my hand and we walked to the hidden cliff.
There are seats of stone for us to sit. I told her to sit down. I have  friends to show you.

I open up my power bag. I take out some tied-up sage.
I light the sage. I walk in circles and thank the spirits for the good day.
I request forgiveness for coming to their ancient place of prayers.
I pray for my friend to find peace.

I go to my friend. I bring her up. I take her to the edge of the cliff.
She is amazed. Two hawks are flying near. She can see forever. Tears
appear in her eyes. She asked. “Are we trick into believing in the wrong things?
Do we blind ourselves from the real beauty. Do we waste time and life on
useless things?”

I brought her close and told her. Nature is a fine example. The hawk need little. Takes
what they need. Don’t kill for useless reason and love the free sky and open land.
Would be nice if man would be kinder? I told you I would show you God.
God is in you. In the deeds you do and life you live. Look at this place
It was create by a artist. God gave us free-will and chance.”

We stand together in silence watching the Hawks survey the land.
My friend turn to me and smiled. Told me. “Johnnie you are right. God is here.
I want to sit alone and think.”

I left her with the ancient spirits. I left her for one hour. Darkness was coming.
We had a silence walk to the truck.

She turned to me. Kissed my face cheeks and told me.
“You are right kind Poet. God is for us to find. Thank you for sharing time
with me my friend.”



 © 2014 Coyote Poetry




Waiting For The Bus


Here come the bus!

Here come the bus!

We’re ready to ride

God bless us!


Try not to cuss

Try not to fuss

Manners are a must

When yer boardin’ de bus


We don’t know each other

Shut-up, brother

Excuse me, sister

Muzzle your mother


Don’t be afraid

To slap that brat

We won’t report you

Give me back me old hat


Would you like to buy it?

It’s a hundred dollar hat

It fits right here

Yes, my head’s kinda fat


My baby said I gotta go

She surely know

This old tramp

Movin’ kind a slow


Yes, you may sit here

Give her room please

A pretty woman

Smooth shoulder tease


Pullin’ down me brim

Ready to sleep the whole way

Oops, my head’s tilting over

Didn’t mean to stray


 Ridin’ the bus!

Ridin’ the bus!

We been waiting so long

God bless us!




Holy Ghost


The Litany

of the Holy Ghost


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Father all powerful,
ave mercy on us.
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world,
please s
ave us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless Life of both,
please s
anctify us.
Holy Trinity,
please hear us. 

Holy Spirit, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son,
enter our hearts.
Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son,
enter our hearts.
Promise of God the Father,
have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light,
please have mercy on us.

Author of all good,  
Source of Heavenly water,
Consuming Fire,
Ardent Charity,
Spiritual Unction,
Spirit of love and truth,
Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
Spirit of counsel and fortitude,
Spirit of knowledge and piety,
Spirit of the fear of the Lord,
Spirit of grace and prayer,
Spirit of peace and meekness,
Spirit of modesty and innocence,
Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier,
Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church,
Gift of God the Most High,
Spirit Who fillest the universe,
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God, please have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin. 
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy light into our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy Heavenly inspirations. 
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere injustice.
Holy Spirit, please be our everlasting reward. 

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
send us Thy Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
our down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
please g
rant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety. 

Come, Holy Ghost! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful ~
And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Let Us Pray:
Grant, O merciful Father, that the Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that She may penetrate us with Her heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth forever and ever. Amen.





We must cast out all that is evil within us, all that opposes God.  This is the war that we must fight.

My brethren, let me tell you a story so that you may better understand the meaning of jihad, or holy war.  When God formed Adam out of earth, He placed the great trust of the light of Nur Muhammad on Adam’s forehead and decreed that man would know things that the angels and other beings could never know.  The leader of the jinns was watching and listening.  He became filled with jealousy, pride, and vengeance, and these qualities changed him into satan.  At once he began to speak against God, boasting to Adam, “I am more exalted than you.  Allah said that He created you to be most exalted, but you are only made of earth.  I am made of fire.  If you bow down to me I will help you, but if you attempt to rise above me, then I will do many evil things to you and make you suffer greatly.”

Then that light on Adam’s forehead looked closely at satan, and when satan saw the radiance, there arose within him an even greater fear, jealousy, and vengeance.  Once again he sneered at Adam, “You are created out of mere earth, and yet you dare to look at me like this!  Because you were given a higher place than I was, I will create sorrow and suffering for you until the very end.”  Then satan spat on him, and the moment that spit landed on Adam, satan’s poisonous qualities entered him and spread throughout his entire body.  Those qualities became the darkness of the mind and the veils within the innermost heart.

Upon seeing what had happened, Allah commanded the Angel Gabriel to pinch out that spot of hell where satan’s spit had landed.  The hollow that remained became the navel.  Even though the spit itself was cleared away, some of the poison of those evil, envious qualities had already entered Adam and in that way were passed on to his descendents, causing all of mankind endless trouble.  Because of satan’s actions, Allah commanded that he and his followers be cast out of heaven.  Then he elevated Adam to the high position decreed for him.

This is a very great matter.  I have related only a small part of it to show you that the most important jihad, the holy war that each one of us must fight, is the war against these qualities.  Just as satan was thrown out of heaven because he opposed the Almighty, Unique One, we too must cast out all that is evil within us, everything that opposes God.  Those evil qualities of jealousy and vengeance are the qualities that ruin us and take us on the path to hell…