Saturday, August 5, 2017

More to Learn

I have always known
Open to the muse and sing along
Feeling in the flow
Hear the music playing a new song

Dancing on the red rocks
Crowd is on the lawn
You are moving with me
Never be alone
Knowing what we've always known
There is always more to learn
Knowing what we've always known
There is always more... 

We will be okay
Journey from the past into the now
Seek to understand
Light is pouring down around cloud

Dancing on the red rocks
Crowd is on the lawn
You are moving with me
We're never alone
Knowing what we've always known
There is always more to learn

Time well spent with family
Watch your shooting star
Thankful I am hearing you
Whethere near or far

Knowing what we've always known
There is always more that we don't know
Knowing what we've always known
There is always more..  
Reminding reminding
Remind me what I've always known
Come find me and teach me
I'm learning there is more...

Live, give, love, laugh and learn,
- shawna ray, today 8-5-2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Morse Code

Morse Code
You know
some kind of Morse code
All this inuendo
Is really messing with my brain
If the message
Is intended
to get to me
Then come and say it to my face

Why do people think its okay
To air all their dirty laundry
All hung up on the wide web
Thinking that your letter was sent

You know
some kind of Morse code
All this inuendo
Is really messing with my brain
If the message
Is intended
to get to me
Then come and say it to my face

I stopped reading long time ago
Deal with what I know that I know
All my real friends I keep close
They know how to reach me directly

However, you know
some kind of Morse code
All this inuendo
Is really messing with my brain
If the message
Is intended
to get to me
Then come and say it to my face

Twitter talking mixed messages
All sarcastic keep talking shit
I can't tell if you're interested
Sort of L you is that F you?
Book of face is nowhere near truth

You know
some kind of Morse code
All this inuendo
Is really messing with my brain
If the message
Is intended
to get to me
Then come and say it to my face
to my face
just come and say it to my face

- shawna ray, today
april 1

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Women Empowerment Movement - How could you turn away?

What did you do to my lady parts? 
You meshed me all up
Cut and paste on my body parts
There's no turning back
Doctors who are meant to serve
Not to hurt - haven't you heard?
We have been through hell and back
How could you get away with that?
Why would you turn away?

What did you do to my farmer's food?
You changed it all up
Modified the genetic code
Our bodies can't digest
Leaders who are meant to guide
Not to lie! Not to hide
Eating poison is suicide
How could you get away with that?
Why would you turn away?

So why are girls not allowed to learn?
How can you hold a modern slave?
When we work hard we should earn!
Equal opportunity!!!

If it wasn't for a woman - you would not be here today!
You do not control my body - every person has a say
We are standing and we're marching - equal work is equal pay
You can say it's all delusion while we've lived it every day
And we need a change
Yeah we need a change
We will make a change!

...How could you turn away?

Shawna Ray original from 12/25/15

I haven't been sharing on this blog lately. Mostly on Instagram @shawnashares. But I have been pregnant with so many song for too long. I have to share in whatever ways I can. Working full time to put my two kids through college after raising them on my own after their Dad left when they were ages 3 and 1 - I haven't had the time or means to release my music as I had hoped. But it's coming soon - in the form of a musical memoir that tells the stories of how each song helped me get through major life situations. This song talks about the vaginal mesh surgeries that put me through hell. Still waiting for reparations from Bard - the makers of the mesh they knew would be harmful and painful. I had to endure several surgeries and proceduces to remove the mesh and have healed over time, while still dealing with nerve damage in very sensitive areas. It's hard to talk about these matters, but much like the modification of our food and the inequality and brutality women face all over the world...I still can't understand how people can get away with such atrocities! We must use our voices to make a change. To stop the violence and negligence that greed and narcissistic power plays produce. I also want to share another song I posted the day of the Women's Marches in Washington and around the country...

SHE 

She marched to the beat of alive - you could feel the rhythm
Looked people straight in the eye - she could see your soul
She sang to explain the pain and so releasing
She would not give up on try until succeed
She is rising from the ashes
She is loving unashamed
She is moving with love's army
Who will break walls peacefully
She is revival
This is revival

She is born with the power to grow a seed inside her
Holding life she can move the tides from day to day
She can feel what you feel - aware, a quiet knowing
Heart and mind, body aligned to pave the way

She is rising from the ashes
She is loving unashamed
She is moving with love's army
Who will break walls peacefully
She is revival
This is revival

We are soft and strong
We are wise and brave
One and one for all
We will break the chains
She is revival
This is revival
We are revival
He is revival
I see revival 

shawna ray, original song copyrights reserved. Blog post on Instagram that day...

I am marching in Spirit today, although I was not able to get off work or make the trip. I march for equality. I march for love. I march for peace. I march for sisterhood. I march to the beat of alive. 

For me - it is not about  fighting hate with hate and angry protest. I march peacefully, in support of an empowering movement in forward motion for equal rights and unity in love. As a single Mom with two kids - I have to be at home and at work. A survivor of abuse, I am an empowered  woman, daughter and sister in support of equal rights for all people - standing for women's lives and rights, black lives and rights, indigenous lives and rights, muslim lives and rights, lgbtq lives and rights, individuls who are disabled and marginalized, immigrant lives and rights, religious freedom, racial unity and love for all people and animals. 

This new administration has personally attacked and offended me and millions. This is a multifaceted movement in a multicultural world calling for change. 

I might not agree with all of the statements the women made on this day or what they stand for. But I stand for the rights of ALL women and am inspired to also share my story. I am empowered seeing this revival of women and quality men who support equality - rising up...I am with you today and every day. 

👊#girlpower #womensmarch #lovehatestrump #riseup #march #equality #whyImarch #empowerment #she #we #shawnaray #women #chooselove #together #women #womensday 

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Appearing - Shawna Ray, today

Small means nothing - matter of mind
Stars seem tiny while they shine bright
Closer you get - the more you see
Bigger than what is appearing

First impression we encounter
All depends on the observer
Closer you get - the more you reach
Deeper than what is appearing

Time and growth, like a layered stone
At the core and heart of a crystal soul
And the more you seek is the more you'll know
Beyond the surface  

Small means nothing - matter of mind
Stars seem tiny while they shine bright
Closer you get the more you reach
Farther than what is appearing

- shawna ray, today 9-7-2016



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

distance

soft blankets curl up
but I can't sleep
what is this power
you have over me?

i tried to say no
if you won't follow
why would I
keep on following?

last on your list
could've been us
you had to keep your distance
watch as I go
finding my own
you'll have to go the distance

why is this a game
you hunt and chase
those who will play
that hard to get

show and you tell
ego is swelled
ignorant don't know
what you missed

last on your list
could've been us
you had to keep your distance
watch as I go
finding my own
you'll have to go the distance

in another life
maybe I'll catch your eye
in another life
i'll have learned not to try

so sorry but i don't know you
so sorry ill keep my distance
so sorry but you're not on my list

- shawna ray, today
Singing into phone memos again...

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Like That

So the sunshine and the flowers...
Will be beautiful, when no one cares.
On the mountain, when the sun sets...
Beauty exists. Do you like it?

I think we've got it backwards...
Always living for approval.
On my bucket list is stillness...
And realness,  moving forward.
Even if you don't like that.
Yeah, even if you don't like me.
Well, even if you don't like that...
I will, I will be free!

Keep dancing in the bedroom...
In the car, I'm happy singing.
No awards are ever given...
For the small crowd, silent funding.

I think we've got it backwards...
Always living for approval.
On my bucket list, is stillness...
And realness, moving forward.
Even if you don't like that.
Yeah, even if you don't like me.
Well, even if you don't like that...
I will, I will be free!

To be myself.
Giving hugs and smiling.
If you aren't feeling it...
I don't need you to like me.
I will still tell you what I think...
Agree to disagree?
We've got it backwards...
Always living for approval.
On my bucket list is stillness...
And realness, moving forward.
Even if you don't like that.
Yeah, even if you don't like me.
Well, even if you don't like that...
I will, I will say...
Even if you dont like that.
Yeah, even if you don't like me.
Well, even if you don't like that...
I will, I will be free.

- Shawna Ray, TODAY...Optimusic Share

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Love Me or Love Me Not

Picture a little girl picking off the petals of a flower saying, "He loves me, he loves me not..." Years later, she is still singing this song...


Subtle is the way we let things go
Hoping that you'll choose to stay
Passive and aggressive, you should know
Life is all about the change

Love me or love me not?
Love me or love me not!
If you're not the one who can love me as I am...
Then it is what it is not love...

Hiding in the friend zone long enough
Caring from a far is safe
Intimate is far more intimate
Suddenly the tides have changed

Love me or love me not?
Love me or love me not!
If you're not the one who can love me as I am...
Then it is what it is not love...

All I need is for you to love me.
Don't change me. Then who would I be?
If you're not the one who can love me as I am...
Then it is what it is
What it is...What is it?
Well it is what it is NOT love.

-Shawna Ray, today


Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.