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Monday, September 19, 2016

When...



When she was younger and had fire in her eyes...
When I was an unregretful wondering soul...
When the sound of the waves on the beach was all we heard...
When the snow covered the country road...
When I believed in love as much as I breathe...
When I lived within the trees and the breeze...
When we weren't chained to our cumbersome lives...
When we weren't husbands, parents, nor wives...
When magic was still real and there were no aging pains...
When she kissed me under the bridge in the pouring rain...
When I stood on the edge and had no fear...
When imagination soared me through the stratosphere...
When...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Writer's Block



Drops of garbled nonsense leak from my pen to the thirsty paper...
A futile effort to create and contrast...
To sketch out my deepest thoughts and dreams...
To mold just the right words into a visual landscape of my soul...
My mind is blank and weary...
Like stagnate water on a hot, September day...
No breeze... Just stillness...
Just a calm, stingy tranquility that leaves me no inspiration...
I am seeking a humble muse.
A windy day forcing the water to rage...
A flood of utter creativity to break this dull dam...















Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Heights





I'm so high, I can barely see my pain from way up here...
Confused within the twilight of a dream...
Stumbling over rainbows and moon beams...
The venom is diluted with the passing of time...
It pulses through my veins; past the rust and grime...
I gaze down below from the dizzying heights...
My view obscured by stars and satellites...
And as I fall to meet the warm, embracing ground;
my pain which was lost, is now suddenly found...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quake



Memories stick together like old polaroid pictures in a damp box...
I hold on to the ground as it violently shakes with a wave of aftershocks...
The earth has shifted and rearranged my life; turning it upside down...
I run through those sticky pictures in my mind... A baby. A wedding gown...
The walls shake and fall apart leaving only the stains...
Everything has suddenly changed, yet the pain still remains...








 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekend

Moments drip together like a warm ice cream; on this sticky, putrid night...
August can go straight to hell; it's October that's in my sights...
Fall away these redundant times, as I drown in Thursdays...
Mimic happiness thrown like a life saver, longing for Saturdays...


Monday, August 22, 2016


Got to work late...
Got something black on my white shirt...
Monday greeted me harshly...
Another day in which to hurt...
The weather has a subtle hint of fall in the air...
I caress the idea of a weekend; yet I am miles from there...
Waiting on pay day with bated breath...
Trying to keep the lights on and avoid death...
Smoking my cigarettes lightly as to not run out...
The store said no more credit, so I am trying another route...
Working 50 hours a week; just trying to get by...
Lunch break is over... Those 30 minutes really fly...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tired Heart


The broken glass cuts me as it falls to the floor...
Perhaps a slight pain in my chest; maybe more...
My arm goes numb; is that OK?
Just leave me alone here where I lay...
It's so hard to breathe in this thick air...
Please help me up to sit in the chair...
Don't call 911 or make a fuss...
A hospital seems so superfluous...
It's probably nothing; I'll be alright...
Just go away! Sorry to be impolite...
I'll go see a doctor if my pain gets worse...
At the very least, I'll go see the nurse...
Where are you going? Can't you see my distress?
I have people to see and sins to confess...
My heart is giving; can't you see?
Promise to bury me under the old oak tree...







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