Do You… This Year (2016)

Do you hear this year wander
A wave to soon crash asunder
On the rocky edges of a new shore
A land wild and unexplored

Do you see this year crawl
On its knees soon to sprawl
Its tired breaths fading away
For something new to rise and stay

Do you see the year crying
As its family, itself are dying
So many think of it are gone
Yet we wait for a new dawn

Do you feel this year breaking
On the ruins of madness shaking
Did you feel all you love be lost
Love and humanity become frost

Yet there is this piece of news
As you feel last year’s blues
Humanity motivated by empathy is
Of this there are two new studies

Did you watch this year go crazy
That the world would burn, just maybe
Tragedies in the stars
Tragedies in so many wars

Now look at your life this year
How did it to you appear
Was there much sadness and hopelessness
Was there much good and happiness

Do you see the coming year
In its youth and vigour
And life will move on and on
As the year restarts its journey song

Jeanne d’Arc

This is a beautiful place

This garden

A small stream and an apple tree

Just there

 

I am a young girl

Many things expected of me

Yet I can see these figures

Of holiness

These saints

 

I do like the spin wool

I do like to sow clothes, make food

But they are demanding

These saints

 

My land is in peril

It has been for many years

There must be a saviour

They say it must be me

How could I a simple peasant girl do such a thing?

 

It is time now

I can feel it

I must go

 

To convince this man much more is needed

Maybe when the time is right my word is heeded

 

It is now

I know of this battle

At home I rather would wool gather

But my Lord has asked this of me

He has given me life

What could I give him but this?

 

The Dauphin listens to me

They are desperate

They need me

I will be heading to war

I will be leading the war

 

Some did not believe me

Though I by Poitiers

Was declared to be

A good Christian

Irreproachable life

What does it help that

I possess the virtues of humility, honesty and simplicity?

 

Ah! these men who believe me unpure

These men who captured me

These men who betrayed me

 

I have never acted but from the word of my Lord

Only his will have I done in my life

What good does it do to me to say this

When they do not believe it

 

I am a witch

It is finally done

The confession they wanted has been given

 

But how can I repent when I have done no wrong

And am I no better than they when I deny the truth

It might be not something they understand

But with my word and faith I must stand

 

…It is the end

This world farewell

Though terrible this world has been

I will only good things to my Lord tell

Though he sees all I have faith still