When we first met, I was
After awhile together, you were
Now that I'm alone, I am
Blows that bruise the face
can heal without a trace
But words keep their ugly embrace
that time can never erase
Feeling worthless is a place
that takes real strength to ever out race.
How do I tell the truth without telling a lie?
Spill my guts and walk away
Leaving someone else to clean up my mess
I threw the rock that broke the glass
Now to kiss and tell and wish you well
You had all the best and I'm left with the rest
Just a coward hiding in the fray
Trying to live up to seeing the sunny day
Worried that light might shine through the shattered glass
and find that I was the one who broke my heart in two
What is the meaning of life and death?
Why do some grow old & babies die before their first breath?
Where is God and why have faith?
When will there be justice and why speak the truth?
What is war about and why do men hate?
Why do some feel true love and others receive nothing but heartache?
When we die, do we finally know the answers?
or do we simply cease asking?
It's winter's evening, I am driving home. The bare trees whisper my vulnerability like a secret to the sky. I've come again to an all too familiar crossroads; the one of dreams and fear. I stop at the traffic light waiting but I am lost within a cold ocean of myself. Overhead on the telephone wires, a flock of blackbirds have gathered. The electric current keeps their toes snug and warm as they chatter; eavesdropping on my thoughts. I wonder why the birds have chosen this particular place with all its confusion? Perhaps they are my muse, my witnesses and they wait for a change in the signal too. With a slight ripple in the wind and the light, their wings lift up in unison and I am lifted too. I have no need to tarry; I turn towards the fading sun. My heart is carried by a light haven. Inhaling a deep breath of me, I pass a billboard that tells me to have courage.
She sings sweetly
a song borne of love
She is a child of God
and the mother of doubt
she'll push and shove
then hide as she dances all about
lost in the wane of soft moonlight
A powerful beauty contained
within blue eyes, a golden stare
of burning fire raging on starry night
She's an essence
of what cannot be restrained
a shadow flirting deep into the foggy mist
She's been waiting for a long slow kiss
to set her free
not realizing she's already there
Now the moon is shining bright
I am cradled in silence of the night
Mother of heaven in darken blue curls
My dreams are obscured within your pearls
glimmering in an otherwise ebony sky
Encouraged by a melodic lullaby
of distant and reverberating thunder
I fade fast to the deepest of slumber
If by the coming morning light
as she yields gracefully in her flight
Given her one final epiphany,
Will she set my dreams free?
I liken happiness as I would
to my best friend and soul mate.
When she leaves my life,
she announces her departure loud & clear.
There is no mistake; she has gone away.
But when she re-enters my life, she's silent.
Like a game of Guess Who?, she sneaks up
behind me & taps me on the shoulder.
I always turn around in total surprise
and amazement; then embrace her too tight.
I don't care where she has been,
I'm just content she's returned to me.
Bittersweet a day is complete
Shadows prance, light fades in retreat
A melody plays a song yet unsung
Dreams sashay as the clock chimes one
Glass castles built dare invite a perfect aim
Yet the castle still dances merrily all the same
and therein does remain love so very young
May we look not to defeat
Bounty laid upon our feet
Seek instead your highest power
Quickly now, its zero hour
A solace for ugly scars
Cut in fear behind jaded bars
Love breaks free our prison cell
Giving peace a place to dwell
Begin by blessing to come awake
With first breath one does take
Admit the beauty for just the day
Bow down, give thanks and pray
Ever touch a fallen star
so close it burns
from a way down wish
of living sleep,
you are completely
from the deep of what
was the center of your heart?
Drink it down as love
Name it happiness
all there is to gain and lose
Oh yes, choose...
one by one
the secrets of your ruse
Pile them up as stones
one upon another
until there is a mountain sky
that poses as silent lullaby
for the truth
along this garden wall
so filled to the brim
with clouds and roses
I remember you
as seeds of pain
bits of love
and fluffs of dreams
planted within the cracks
of my soul
and I pray to God
for a perfect rain