Band of Gypsies


Family Portraits. Ten years too late. But early enough.
my father is a magician.
my mother painted dreams.
Neil Diamond wrote a song for me.
they decided to name me after that song. and many years later. each word comes true.

"Young child with dreams
Dream every dream on your own
When children play,
Seems like you end up alone
Papa says he'd love to be with you
If he had the time
So you turn to the only friend you can find
There in your mind

Shilo when I was young,
I used to call your name
When no one else would come,
Shilo you always came and we'd play

Young girl with fire,
Something said she understood
I wanted to fly
She made me feel like I could

Held my hand out, I let her take me
Blind as a child
All I saw was the way
That she made me smile
She made me smile"


10 comments:

moonskulled sequin said...

i always said your life was made to be a movie,or based on a song.
:)
theres something about the bright colours in that picture.and thy aged smile.
love and purrs from a sadsulkycat.

Hari Potter said...

And that made me smile as well..I'm so happy for you shillums...you look so happy...:)

Murphy said...

Your ma is GORGEOUS! She's the prettiest woman I've seen. I remember asking you on hypnos if you were named after the song. And you didn't know about it.
:)

nakedswami said...

:).... i was waiting for the song to apper somewher!! and THERE!! :):)
happy shill.. take care.

moonstruck said...

Ah. So much goodness.
:)

Shutterfly said...

my mum and dad used to sing me this song to sleep when I was a little scrumplet.
and now no one sings me lullabies
and no one makes me close my eyes
and so I throw the windows wide
and call to you across the skies.

Sine Qua Non said...

Pretty. Song, You.
:)

Anonymous said...

you are truly beautiful.

joshua.

indianbeatbox said...

neil diamond?

Trisha said...

Interesting to know.