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Moving

Moving
Is hardest when
The whole world stands still

Dreaming
Is easier
A lifetime away

Learning
Happens slowly
With all eyes on you

Running
Second-guessing
Everyone but me

Speaking
Telling me how
My life should turn out

Moving
Made difficult
Just to keep me here

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Thrown Away

Your lover’s waiting there for you
She’ll only be upstairs a few
More moments waste away from you
Your broken heart is just a day away
Your empty chest is starting to decay

You learn to love, you learn to hate
You’re told you don’t appreciate
The smallest little rays of sun
The stranger’s smile, the lover’s tongue
But all I want is just one more today
All I want is not to be afraid

Of old laments and future grief
Nostalgiac burn without relief
A stolen soul without belief
That summer’s gonna disappear
And when it does, she will be here
To tell me that everything is ok
We live together somewhere far away
You live forever somewhere not today

And at the top of stairs you will
Descend till you no longer feel
The hollow shell starting to fall apart
The hole that you at one time called your heart

Your lover’s waiting there for you
She’ll only be upstairs a few
More moments you are gonna throw away
These moments you will only throw away

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To the band:

Sometimes I feel my life is a train
And no matter how I try to step off the path
I keep on going down the long, narrow tracks
I keep pushing forward through the night, wind, rain

I feel my choices make no change
I walk down one road until it fades away
I end up on the other side anyway
The situation varies, the results remain the same

I feel a collision waiting to happen
I see it, hear it, smell it, taste it
But there’s no way to avoid it —
— the confines of the world I’m trapped in

I wanted to be a writer
My god would have none of the such
As bad luck piles up too much
I slowly lose the will to fight her

I was born to strum a guitar
And that’s my place, my fate
That’s the place I cannot escape
And though it may not get me far

I was born to strum a guitar

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In the dark

Near the end of a long, dark hall
Where shadows blend, consume the walls
You swear you hear the muffled calls

The shouts, the screams, the laughs, the cries
The love, the hate, the wasted lives

You turn to run, to escape, to find where your feet betrayed you
To find a God you wished had made you (and maybe save you)
To try to change, but still you stay you —

— stumble through a broken door
Where life was bright, but is no more
You see a letter, but can’t be sure
If you’re the one it’s written for

Minutes pass as you read the words
Of winter skies and lonely birds
And this is when you finally heard

Footsteps echo from down the hall
Where shadows blend, consume the walls

You’re not alone, he’s here to
He’s walking slowly, watching you
You want to run, but cannot move

“Do you know who I am?”
He asks with a smile
You think it over, all the while
Your face shows fear, his shows guile

He tells you he’s an undertaker
But you will never meet your maker
At least not until much later

You fall to your knees, you fall into tears
You confess lies and wrongs from years
With sunny days you once held dear

You go to cry, you go to shout
But this time when you call out

It’s nothing more than muffled calls
Near the end of a long, dark hall
Where shadows blend, consume the walls

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Linger

Though I hate to see you go
You know I know
It happens slow
And you will only change
Tomorrow

The sun will fade and appear again
A different world, enlightened and
I got nowhere left to go
I go no one left to know

Tomorrow brings
A promise ring
Broken on the floor
We always hoped for more
The longest goodbyes will
Linger,
Bring her
Down.

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This and That

This is my gun
That is your mouth
Blowing smoke away

This is no home
That is too proud
To wish us away

These are rainy days
Those which fade away
Will never breathe the truth

These will never say
Those who choose to stay
Will rot away in youth

This is an end
That is too soon
Praying for today

This is my gun
That is your mouth
Blowing smoke away

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Unemployment

Unemployment
Brings me down
Turns me grey
Makes every decision I make
Seem like one elaborate mistake
And all I want to do is hide

Having no cash
Lots of time
Just to think
Who am I and where will I
Find the will to reach and try
To face rejection every time

Unemployment
Won’t define
What my mind
Considers to be me
Confident identity
Tomorrow when I wake up I’ll see

Unemployment isn’t me.

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