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Friday, December 02, 2016

Today

A soft, melancholy day...
The sun gives the illusion of warmth, yet the breeze begs to differ...
Waking hazily from a dream...
Realizing things are EXACTLY how they seem...
Waiting on my knees for this year to end...
Change is as sure as the night and the wind...
The surreal is now real as I walk through the door...
Guess I'll sift through my hopes scattered across the floor...





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Surrender


And then... Depression set in... Crippling, unapologetic, soul-crushing depression.
An anxiety-laden sense of hopelessness... All consuming... Like 40 tons of wet cement nestled calmly on your chest. Slowly popping your ribs one by one... Robbing you of those precious little breaths. Like a massive black hole allowing not the faintest pixel of light to escape... Like an abrupt stop in a speeding car... Like the commitment to a long fall, knowing nothing good can come of it... Let me sleep. Burn off some of this time... Cuddled in a warm blanket is my surrender...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nothing

Sweet sentiment...
Crisp fall air...
Smoke from the mountains...
Glistening despair...
Decent from false righteousness...
A little heavy on denial...
Sleeping in the moment...
Dreaming all the while...
The holidays are coming like a runaway train...
Gazing at the tired mirror, thinking you're insane...
Screaming silently into your pillow...
A rusty smile you try to paste...
Everything is nothing...
And nothing is a waste...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Noise



White noise for my sleep...
The rigid alarm to tear me awake...
Radio ramblings of foreign wars...
The uneven wheels and squeaky brakes...
The roosters crowing on a dew-kissed lawn...
The brittle leaves rattling in the breeze...
The sparse coins jingling in my pocket...
The majestic silence of the trees...
The chaos of a filled living room...
The TV, the dog, and the chatter...
The gentle breathing as you sleep...
The only noise that really matters...





Saturday, October 15, 2016

Autumn Morning


The sun forces her face through the dark morning sky...
The trees are illuminated with their new autumn garb...
Birds converse on the dry, crunchy grass...
And the lumbering cows meander behind the fences of barb...
The morning is anew and yesterday is gone...
Hot summer nights give way to a cool dawn...
My troubles are constant yet seem to fade away...
They sing songs up in the church about such days...
So when life seems dreadful and you can't go on...
Remember these mornings, for life's not that long...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Free



I am the anchor corroding at the bottom of the sea...
I am the gentle breeze caressing your face...
I am that subtle whisper from the autumn trees...
I'm that distant small light in space...
I am always with you; you're never alone...
I'm a lost email, or forgotten text on your phone...
I am that feeling you get when remember me...
I am everywhere, for my spirit is free...






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...

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