Out Loud

Being drawn out
Of myself at such length
In being called out
I’m drawing in the strength

To bring it about
And fill in the blanks
Is to quiet doubt
And instead give thanks

It true takes such clout
To fight for the feel
And see through the drought
A flood will reveal

So with this throughout
A journey I may fear
I’ll find voice to shout
Out loud that I’m here

Losing My Mind

Losing my mind

was the best decision

I ever mis-made.

Misjudged a mistake

and found grace

under-staged.

From the wings

I now wait

for new parts to

be played.

While the Fate

painted on my face

turns the page.

What Matters

Perhaps it takes the darkness,
the cold and bitter mess,
to teach you all that matters is
what moves you to progress.
And if there should be one in view
that doesn’t light you through,
you should know that such a one
is far too small for you.

Will To Keep Going

The world as I knew it
is now no more
the banner will ever not wave.
As long down this long
and lonesome road I go
by and by, day by day.
A siege of the seas
parts to reveal the sun
blazing its way to the dawn.
Give no pause to wretched
or wicked give rest
as no more can I do but trudge on.

Distressed

What is the reason for distress?

The lesson I guess

is not very much less

than when my thoughts digress

into a mess.

So focus I must

for focus is just

a means of suppressing

the urge to discuss.

Well I should have guessed

such an arduous test

would make every expression

feel restlessly repressed.

So though I respect

that such method is best

I feel only further lost

as I fail to progress.

Moving On

The harsh hardens quickly
The weakness turns sickly
Pale poured on thickly
to disgust and disguise.
The pressure increases
As passion decreases
A clenched fist releases
with reluctant goodbyes.
Now sailing on slowly
Lulls rocking the lonely
The wide open only
the haunt of Your eyes.

I Am Alone

There is one truth that persists
as time ticks and
rain slicks and
the mind clicks
As people around me feel sound
as safe as long as hopes abound
I sit in anguish angry still
as quiet eyes challenge the chill
and silence takes in all its fill
As I live on and as I exist
as always ever I am this
I AM the cold that haunts the air
I AM the emptiness of a stare
I AM the dream without a prayer
Yes, the one truth is this
while I am here, no one will care
when I look for it, there’s no one there

Falling Love

Is this like the pain that
Falls
Like dew drops on an empty plain
And bathes each blade
With
Damper still disdain?
I would wither in plain
Sight
If I could but have the courage
But I only have
Each
Petal that falls from You.

Darling Please

Darling please

when you take away all the eye sees

leaving only that which haunts my dreams

of stormy seas

that stir the breeze

which might have passed with greater ease

to me it seems

it’s only

‘Please babys’

to say you would only make believes

and leave me hanging with maybes

or a light tease

and ‘Wish it could bes’

oh please

believe me this isn’t easy

to stay here with my heart queasy

you freeze me

I seize

I cease to be

so please oh please

stay with me

or leave me my weak knees

let me be free

if you can’t be these

loving qualities

can you be

oh tell me

Darling please