Poetry and Song

Sharing the creative process of mine and other dreamers.

Anywhere I Please

Anywhere I Please

Written by on August 17, 2019 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Anywhere I Please © Demian Yumei Do I wear my heart on my sleeve? Damn straight I do. Betrayed, crushed and used from early childhood on, I can wear my heart anywhere I damn well please. If my father could wear my heart on the sole of his shoe, if the world can close its […]

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In Heavenly Peace

In Heavenly Peace

Written by on December 24, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

          Silent Night by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young   The story of a baby born in humble surroundings in the dead of winter touches my heart. No matter where I am in my spiritual journey, this image always moves me. It’s not where the baby is born that’s so remarkable. […]

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This is how I feel about getting older

This is how I feel about getting older

Written by on November 2, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I first wrote these lyrics and the melody in 1990. After many years it evolved into the form we have here and was finally recorded in 2007 for my 52nd birthday. Arranged and produced by Stacey Young. ~ demian No apologies Sensuality belongs to me All the lies are fading Truth and power waiting Here […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

  Liu Xiaobo 12/28/55 – 07/13/17 They took your body ravaged by sickness given time to grow unimpeded — “Death of a thousand cancer cells” — and burned it tossing ashes out to sea not in honor but in haste to get rid of all evidence of your voice and their crime But they do […]

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Keeping the Dream: China

Written by on June 4, 2012 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 2 Comments

This is dedicated to the students of Tiananmen Square, to every person who had a dream, strived for it and paid a cost so that others may live their dreams — if not now, then some time…a time only faith can see. But more, I wrote this song for the students who did not fall, […]

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In This Moment

In This Moment

Written by on May 5, 2012 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

In this moment, my heart soars with joy In this moment, I am washed over by tears In this moment, every laughter, every cry exists and through it all I feel Your Presence A part and Not a part I do not understand and it’s okay ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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Do Buddhists Believe in God?

Do Buddhists Believe in God?

Written by on May 4, 2012 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 3 Comments

Do Buddhists Believe in God? I do I add to the Ocean’s joy The tiny drop of water its song its tears its story begun and ended in a flash The Ocean gives and receives The cycle recycles Each time I return I add to the Ocean’s joy ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

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