Featured Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wish

I can wish and I can pray...
I can sit and waste away...
I can live in utter fantasy...
Blurring the lines of reality...
I can imagine my enormous wealth...
Everyone in wonderful health...
I'm not aging nor laying on a bed of regret...
I'm not afraid nor alone nor hiding from debt...
I'm never late to work because my car won't start...
I never prioritize my food from my grocery cart...
I never write about things that I fear,
And I love that image in the mirror...








Friday, September 08, 2017

Path


My path is now unclear...
I walk aimlessly through the haze...
My legacy of nothing...
Only memories of her gaze...
I am merely treading water...
Pretending not to drown...
Always listening for the music..
Yet I never hear a sound...
This path leads to nowhere...
So I may just turn around...
Maybe climb up on the ledge,
To watch the rushing ground.
My compass is broken...
Visibility compromised...
I sit where I once stood...
Lost and traumatized...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Finding my Way


Living this way...
Struggling to make it another day...
Counting the seconds, the minutes, the hours, the days...
When it will change, I cannot say...
I'm only keeping the monsters at bay...
I'm only saying what you won't say...
The inevitable we can only delay...
In this damp cave we tend to stay...
Tomorrow will our problems fade away?
Will our sky be of blue, or the same, pale grey?




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wrongly Caged


I plead my case in open court...
Justice will prevail!
I didn't do it! I was framed!
I scream from my prison cell...
These guys in here seem shady to me, and maybe up to no good...
They are hiding weapons and contraband, and would kill me if they could...
I lay my head on this thin bed, with freedom so far away...
I'm an innocent man among all these "innocent" men...
Perhaps I'll breathe the sweet, free air again... Someday...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lottery People

My mind isn't as sharp as it used to be...
Seems that the cruel hands of time have stifled me...
Starring into space as the lottery people ask for 3 number fours...
Struggling for basic words to describe slammed doors...
I sit and ponder what I'm supposed to do...
Slowly simmering in my intellectual stew...
On the brink of losing it all...
On the brink of breaking a hip if I fall...
Senior coffee and more nicotine...
Don't care too much to come across mean...
Where to go and what to do?
Sleeping till nine, and awakening without a clue...
Dispensing what you need to hear...
Opening bottles of nothing but fear...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

And then there's this

Holding out for that miracle that never comes...
Waiting for that midnight sun...
Suffocating on all that's real...
Praying but I do not kneel...
Screaming under water trying not to breathe...
Always in a place I want to leave...
Chaos fuels my days...
As my sanity starts to fray...
I lost my wallet full of hope...
I'm the punch line of the joke...
I consciously sleep walk...
I'm the conversation, not the talk...

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Unclear

I'm stupid and afraid...
Still sweating in the shade...
Just riding what's left of my time...
I'm on a swift moving train...
Seems to only stop in the rain...
I've missed all of my stops, but I'm fine...
I take solace in the little things.
Can't remember yesterday...
All I know is the end is near...
My mind is in decline...
My life's not really mine...
The future is so unclear...

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
I am student of life, father, poet, published author, musician, and a part-time philosopher.