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When most all you've had's been taken,
and the rest all took off and gone.
Been misused and abused,
for so, so long.
When you work so hard,
for all of your day.
Just to take what you make
and have it stripped away.

When it's all been burned
after enough lessons learned.
After everything you ever loved
has been stolen, lost or died
and your eyes have become
permanently dried.
Then your wants, your needs,
your thoughts on these,
your ideas and beliefs.
Well they start to change.

You might see things for what they are.
A home is your home,
and a car is just a car.
Your priorities might differ from before
Become satisfied with what you have
not always wanting more.
Things taken for granted
now desired the most.
Things not thought of
now held so close.

To be warm and dry
and not be hungry
is all I really need
in order to be happy.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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The Lurking

What was that sound?
what was that noise?
There in the dark.
Was that a voice?
That faintly creeping,
encroaching tone.
my feeling tells me,
I'm not alone.

It must be the wind
or the house settling in.
Nothing is there,
there's nothing but air.
I Turn my head and close my eyes
Then here comes, a new surprise.

First a scratching,
then a fall.
Outside my door,
there in the hall.
The sound of something being drug.
I grab my blanket, pull it snug.
Then it's over, but then there's more
So terrifying, the simple creaking of the door.

Did it just open?
No, no, I just need some sleep.
I just won't look,
not one peep.
Almost off to dream
almost clear and free.
Then a raspy voice
with an invitation just for me.

Just go away,
just leave me be.
What do you want?
And why from me?
I'll close my eyes,
I'll try to hide.
The door slams shut.
Has it come inside?

Are those shadows moving?
No, no it went away.
Then four words.
"I'm here to stay."
My chest is pounding,
it knows I'm here.
It knows that I'm aware.
So in floods the fear.

I hear it moving closer.
I feel it's breath upon me.
Starting at my feet,
then working up so slowly.
I feel it's touch.
The fear's too much.
Paralyzed by the chill,
A few words I'm able to spill.

"What do you want?"
"What do you want," I say.
To which it replies
"I just want you,
and I want to play."

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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Down in the dark
where we live and we breathe.
in a place where most,

could never believe.
Through the smoke and the dust
by our blood and the rust.
Hear the clanging of steel
and in your chest you can feel.
the rumbling of the ground
with it's menacing sound
for where no one has been
is where our treasures be found.

We truck and we toil
we muck and we moil.
May our luck it be royal
and not leave us

stuck in the soil.

For the path that we walk
which leaves us unseen
tucked far away
down in some machine.
Isolated from all
and free at our most
but not free at all
for the shadow
is always close.

Stalking and waiting
for mistakes you'll be making.
It's grip near your neck
reaching for a wreck

But you must be better
and play your cards right.
If you're gonna forever
live where it's night
and on the top of your head
is your one light
and your only chance,
to win this fight

So when the blast sounds off
and you can't chase that cough
when it's strange to see no dirt under your nails
and you no longer care,

for telling tales

Get yourself some sleep,
you'll be up with the sun.
Cause tomorrow.
There's much more work to be done.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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When We Were Young

I remember precisely how perfect it was.
When every answer was simply, just because.
How we spent everyday, lovingly in the sun.
As good as it gets, as good as good does.
Always an adventure, always so much fun.
When we were who we were, 
when we were both young.

And when we first felt, how it felt, what it feels to feel love.
How it lifted us up, so high and above.
When the worst part of our day, was just it being done.
What a snug fit, like a hand in a glove.
Such a great love, our hearts so flung.
When we were who we were,
when we were both young.

How our feelings for each other, how they so grew.
And whenever we saw one another, how it always felt new.
With such cheerful delight, the songs that I sung.
While you looked into me, as I sang them to you. 
Into each others arms, where always we sprung.
When we were who we were,
when we were both young.

And alas I remember, when we grew apart.
When we went our own ways, and our new lives we'd both start.
When it was all over, and all said and done.
I never admitted of my broken heart.
Even though it's all gone, bad feelings I've none.
Of when we were who we were,
when we were both young.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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I saw a woman with red hair,
who left me caught in quite the stare.
While she ran her fingers through that red hair,
while she was just standing there.

That red haired woman standing there,
who ran her fingers through that red hair.
That red haired woman she drove me wild,
when she flashed that devilish smile.

That woman with red hair,
her gaze stripped me, left me bare.
That woman with red hair I made her mine.
And so together, we spent our time.

That red haired woman, how she made me feel inside.
Everytime I saw her, I felt I had just died.
That red haired woman, she was a heaven to me.
She could fill any that was empty. 

That woman with red hair, she could not be tamed.
Her flowing essence, would never drain.
That woman with red hair, a free spirit of her own.
The greatest thing, I have ever known.

That red haired woman, who always got her way.
So to her, belonged each day.
That red haired woman, who had me trained.
and so soon, I was the one who was chained. 

That woman with red hair, who was head to toe insane.
And had to cause so, way to much pain.
That woman with red hair, with whom I came to a bad end.
In a heartbeat, I'd do it all again. 

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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Evilly So Happily

The only happiness I enjoy today
is my complex lunacy.
What ever has become of me?
I didn't use to be this way.

I was once a happy child.
And as a kid
the things I did
were ever so tender and mild.
While laughing at one's misery is where I stop and find.
That the insanity
has demented me,
but I don't miss my mind.

Cause I like to watch the raindrops fall.
From the ground and moving up
much like the march hare's half a cup
It makes no sense at all 

Now am I really here?
Or have I died
and my brain just lied?
And told me I have another year.

The things that should probably make me sad,
like being ripped of all I had
is actually what makes me very glad.
But is that really, very bad?

And I will happily
watch the tragedy
that I find your life to be.
So says the demon, who slowly is, becoming me.

So I sit here in my tower.
Looking down, while judging others
see their faces, hate their mothers.
My evil growing by the hour.

Lost in lust is how I feel
for what I see
in front of me.
As the fabric of my mind I peel.

To watch the world and see it fall.
When everything around me
is stripped of it's reality.
Such pretty colors they are all.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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Roses are red,
violets are blue.
If you ever leave me,
I will simply murder you.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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The Lurker

I will stalk
every step you take.
I'll be there
for every breath you make.
Watching with, curiosity
I do believe,
you'll never get away from me.
I'm every where,
that you go.
There's nothing about you
that I don't know.

In the dark
where I lurk.
Staring with
an evil smirk.
Thirsty for,
to see you scream.
Go white with fear,
at the terror I bring.
I indulge in sin
with a sinister grin.
You think it's just the wind
as I move in.
I see you look,
all around.
But you don't see me,
and I don't make a sound.

I've jammed the doors.
I've cut the phone.
There's no way out,
now we're all alone.
I watch you lay
your head to rest.
Where I am,
you'll never guess.
Waiting for
just the right time.
When you close your eyes.
That's when you're mine

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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The Sterchin

They once were men, but not these days.
See their quest for power
in their starving gaze.
A people once so, prospered and proud.
Since then let in,
much dark they've allowed.
A thirst unquenched, always wanting more.
Greed has sickened them, stricken to the core.
In a desolate place where the sky burns red.
And a noxious cloud ever hangs overhead.
Through the mountain pass,
beyond the magma blasts.
Way down there where it bubbles through the ground.
Down there's where, where the Sterchin be found.

They conjure poison, exhale disease.
They'll show no pity towards your mercy pleas.
Their journey's thinned them out, stretched them tall.
They feel no fear, nor remorse at all.
With such great will,
to destruct, to destroy.
Breathing death and decay is their one true joy.
Sick spreaders, rot-bringers,
with a waving of their fingers.
Lift the dead up, make them walk.
Their wicked touch, long it lingers.
Practice arts of black, dark rituals too.
Things of this are what the Sterchin, they pursue.

Glowing white eyes, and pale burned skin.
The scars they carry
show their desires of within.
To melt away, the flesh of all those who oppose.
Soon they'll have their way, is how their prophecy it goes.
The plague-bringers of old,
are coming so I'm told.
Leaving everything,
in their wake, dead and cold.
Green smoke's in the skies,
the elders so advise.
Grab your swords, swords and boards.
The Sterchin lords are on the rise.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011

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Poisonously Me

The only thing that's really
bad for me
and detrimental to my health
Is this violent thing inside of me
the vile poison that is myself.

I'm what keeps me up at night
I'm what goes and gets me high.
Leave the real world so far below
as I'm flying through the sky
No regard for responsibility
as I leave reality.
Thoughtless, wreckless,
careless me.

I'm the only thing, that's standing in my way.
I'm what's stopping me
from every opportunity.
This toxic thing inside my mind
there's nothing it wants,
that it won't find.

A self destructive consumer of all
I climb my highest
so the further I may fall.

It's not just the high I want
but crash as well.
cause I've never felt as alive
as I did the day I fell.

With fear my friend
and torture my lover.
I want them both
not one or the other.
Never satisfied
I always want one more
as desire
comes knocking,
at my door.

Everything that's bad for me
is all I really want to do
Let's do a line
of any kind

Indulgence in this it is my glue.
Giving in
to all things sin.
Is the only thing I have
To fill this hole
that's never full
has taken all I had.

I watch myself spiral down
while laughter is,
the only sound.
Not a thing to learn
so I take an extra turn
and love it as I burn.

Why does my favorite thing
have to be
that I feel amazing
when I bleed.

Will it catch me
or will I stay ahead?
Will I have family
or be alone
on the day I'm dead?

I will surely be the one
who brings about my end.
Even though I'm bad for me.
I'm still my favorite friend.

Copyright © Grobb Johnson | Year Posted 2011