I'm sitting in my four walled room
They're closing in, like an ancient tomb
I feel like I'm wasting time for two
When all I want is me and you
FacesVoices in the dark, calling my name.
Rising like cricket song, burning like a flame.
Can't you hear them? Their ill-gotten song,
Born from souls of malice, pushing me along.
Every step echoes, down this dreary hall.
Painted faces frown, from perches on the wall.
I can't see their faces, watching through the night,
Just beyond the hedges, always out of sight.
Bolts of light flash, from every passing car.
The chorus is growing, I know they can't be far.
Laying on the ground by a cold, blackened fire
A broken, souless corpse; a victim of their ire.
As the sun begins to rise, the sky burns bloody red.
Pushing away this feeling of dark, swirling dread.
But as I make my leave, I fear for my life,
Staring back from the mirror, my face and bloody knife.
DreamingDream with me, if only for a while,
Of sunlight, dancing naked in the breeze
Or mourning flowers, searching for their smile.
Dream with me, if only you would, please.
I'm sorry I wasn't there at the end,
As you slipped away in that hospital bed.
And I'd give everything just to spend
One last hour, to take back what I said.
That light is coming, I hear it in their cries
Burning like a sunset, so warm and bright.
I see every memory pouring from their eyes.
So please dream with me, if for only one last night.
Yellow RibbonsI carry a ribbon in my pocket for those who can't stand tall,
For those sitting in the rain just waiting for the fall.
I carry with me a lifeline to help drag you back to shore
All I need from you is to give your faith once more.
As you wipe away your tears with a bottle and a cup
The world becomes a blur so you can't tell which way is up.
And as you leave your feet, the world seems so small
And every word you say is a battle, one against all.
You had your hopes and dreams now their bitter and old,
And the warmth you felt inside is now dead and cold.
The gleam of indifferent steel, as you contemplate suicide
Just know I'm here beside you with hope our hearts collide.
I carry in my hand a flower so stark and milky white.
Tears so cold and lonely help to pass away the night.
Upon the ground I place, this flower on your grave,
If only we could have known, this life we should have saved.
LullabyCan you write me a lullaby to sing me to sleep?
I'll wait in blissful silence, not making a preep.
It'll start off slow and crescendo through the night,
And end after daybreak, as we watch the morning light.
We'll dance in our dreams, as the notes carry us along,
Merrily we'll lift our voices, drunk on another love song.
But when the morning comes the night ends,
And the parting of those dear old friends.
With every step your mind quakes,
And with every beat your heart aches.
And the melody starts coming on strong,
And you can't help to hum along.
Can you write me a lullaby?
So I'll remember you when we say goodbye.
Now wipe those tears from those dreary eyes,
And smile for me, as the sun begins to rise.
Words UnsaidSilent like a long goodbye,
Lonely like the darkest night,
Empty as the years gone by,
Drinking dreams till morning light.
These words ring inside my head,
Like church bells for the unsung.
And from my pen, these words bled
To find a grave on my tounge.
A note sits on my dresser,
Yellowed from the march of time.
Its lines are my confessor
To you-- it's my only crime.
EnigmaAs I peer through the darkness, you are the light
Like a fire that stretches towards the sky.
You're always out of reach, but in my sight
I'll never stop trying till the day I die.
You're something like an enigma my dear
One that someday I hope to solve.
And through eyes clouded, now clear
I begin anew, with strengthened resolve.
Snapshot Story: BetrayalThe burning light of the street lights pushes back the entrenched darkness that lay over the radiant beauty of the flower garden. A warm summer breeze blows, causing the flowers to dance. Two women walk through the well-worn path between two large rose bushes. The further they walk the more animated and tense their voices become.
“Damn it Amelia, you just don’t get it do you!” The shorter woman yells her face flush with anger. Her dark hair bobbing as she throws her head about. “What did you expect Emmy? Was I just supposed to let you go wild?!” Amelia yells back. “I’m not a child anymore, stop calling me ‘Emmy’,” Amelia lets out an exaggerated sigh. “Emily, you’re my kid sister, I got to…” “No, you don’t,” Emily yells tears welling up in her eyes. Off in the distance, a clap of thunder echoes.
The two women stand in silence, glaring at each other. “Come on let’s head back
The Swinging GirlAnother summer has come and gone, and a cold autumn wind blows across the silent, windswept field. In the field stands an old, weathered oak. The silent sentry grimaces as it is battered by the cold winds. Several of the leaves fall as the oak readies for a winter slumber. From the tangle of branches hangs an old wooden swing. A young girl sits in silence as she watches the crimson sun fade behind the distant mountains. In the distance, her mother watches from the kitchen of the small cottage that dots the landscape.
Beside the tree sits a tombstone; a small mound of fresh dirt lies beside it. The harsh winds die down as her mother calls out. “Come in dear, it’s time to go,” The girl slowly raises, her head hanging low. As she moves past the swing, it begins to move. Hearing the creaking branches, the girl turns back once, a single tear trickling down her cheek.
As she walks back, the sun gives a final wink before fading into twilight. A gentle breeze plays with the e
SoulsA film of sea salt clings to the window, like eyes who’ve cried for too long.
Dark clouds pirouette in the sky above,
They dance and twirl overhead, gracefully moving to the siren’s song.
Our vessel crashes over eddies, falling as God gives us a shove.
10,000 souls wait below, in the waters of the heartless sea,
Bones of the hungry, the lost and the dead.
The water rushes above the clouds, blue and grey is all to see,
Grasping air with wistful gazes, death is welcoming in her warm bed.
You can count the bubbles, one,
As the lights fade o
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The Road Beneath My FeetThe road went out before me and it snaked up on ahead
And I picked up my feet and I followed that road
Wherever its cobblestones led.
I sang a song and marched along that winding path of stones
And the song filled my heart to the beat of my feet
As I wandered that path all alone.
I know not where I’m going, only what lies behind.
And my feet and my song shall go right along
With only the road on my mind.
Empty NestSilent as the bird-less tree
Branches borne their capsid fawn
A wind take them
Blanket for the generation
To be set so unprepared upon
Shawls to face the blizzard's hem
With the quiet of the winged free
Holy by a timeless just
The valour pressed between the stones
And shattered fair
Changed without a pause
Of growing flesh and bones
Extend a now poorly fitted wear
Like down to the winter lust
Fabric in a feathered leaf
Multiplied by coming days
When helicopters still their beats
And eagle eyes denote a nest
Sew a tuque every which way
A breathing wool as soft as bleats
From cooing babes new to the reef
Crossbar hold the sway of dark
Ground take precedence
Cradled on the crook of tune
Heard through the sheets of paper greens
Spawning germs have time to sense
A wind and how to open wound
The myriad will leave its mark
Elements beneath the trunk
Variety hath wormed to front
But strive the will not
To imprint what is now for always
A striding race still has the jaunt
From icicles to bliste
DeoxysSpace, the unknown "world" to humanity
Hard to fathom, it's often a calamity
An intruder is coming down to Earth
What is it's purpose, what is it's worth?
An alien-like bipedal figure arises
From it's crystalline shell, surprises
Innocent and clueless, constantly observing
He ventures little by little, slowly learning
He means no harm, yet harm rapidly comes to him
Tentacles, red and blue-green to the very brim
Eye sockets black, daunting and hauntingly grim
Frightened they attack and strike him limb by limb
Abused for no reason, a harmless creature
No one to stop, listen, and be the teacher
But one did, one that belonged to the stars
He taught him the meaning behind the scars
People are too quick to judge, they cannot wait
Fear of strangers, full of confusion and hate
Yet the star and alien became good friends
Together they venture to the world's ends
Do not be so quick to believe what you see
The eyes deceive and the minds hastily agree
Do not fear the stranger from outer space
Lair, liarLies, lies..lies
Pile on like dirt
In the end, it's you
So go on, keep digging
And..tell me how
You didn't know..
While you do..
Forgive this grin..
But I ain't buyin', not now..
Not ever again.
As I stand here, clad in black
I know, there's no goin' back
To those good times
When we, were partners in crimes
'cause you just had to
Commit the worst of them all..
So don't ask me
To lend a hand
Or a goddamn rope
'cause I won't
I'm feelin' a bit kind..
And in the right mind
To toss out a line;
"Vengeance my friend ..is mine"
Garden SlakedSkirted crux still tyrant loom
A wash to cleanse the earthen peat
Cling deadened neat as twining doom
Dancing rose in gallows hang
A fealty prayed with whispering
And sing come severed tolling rang
Rocky shoal conspired to dale
A task impartial of its bars
To let its mars cascade to pale
Fingers in a holding stance
The text invite a deceased mind
To share the kind of dying chance
Dress in sequence has no threads
And blended ties sway with the lines
As does the fine and roughened bled
Sombre on the bruising cheeks
Flush see its waters cast away
To ending day the noose will seek
A flower floating on a tide
Have weakness for its will to leave
Believe it made its choice to die
Crown gone weightless burden passed
And rule and regulations give
The ceaseless last to let one live
Wounds unhealed fresh as eyes
See existence for all its bears
And share the moment left behind
Outside on the cusp still one
Impacted in a shifting cloth
End willing done to send one off
Arms fallen in flesh of age
Neglected. Final Warning.Wow, you stand there.
Expectant and powerful.
Waiting for me to fall to my knees and kiss your feet.
But I am not.
I am not going to be neglected kissing your palm, while you barely glance at mine!
No! I shall not become your debt collector.
Re-unboundWisp in the field dew
Have clothed my eyes in tears
And joy inside my heart
Wrapped so tightly near
Have the kindness puncture stone
Through the rough a gemstone vein
Shining crude against the bone
But in my time let colour reign
Sleeve for my shaking arms
The sun a sharpest blade
But silken as you are to me
Send away the fear forbade
Wear in dearest times of need
When my head is heavy
You keep a fluttering heart at ease
And clear my mind a way
Have the kindness puncture stone
Fallen fire of quick passions
Expose the duller burn of bone
That bleeds a light of loveliness
Cloth in an airy world
Catch the thoughts I bear
And pour them out whence came
Through the mirrors I can share
Like the fill for my lungs
You keep my dizzy wantings
Contained in every flash
And brightest moment I can be
Have the kindness puncture stone
Gleaming ideas of a home
Where strong and unimprisoned bone
Will no longer be alone
For best is shared this stepping stone
To offset to adventure's arms
And together reap