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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...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nothing

Platonic
In a cage
Don't touch the animals!
A faded ghost of once was...
Like an intangible dream sitting next to me
Alone
Living on fantasies of the past
Living on the vapors of an ancient flame
Living on nothing at all

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Excerpt from "Afar" A short story by: D. Hoover

     He watched the sunset from afar...  Watching the sun disappear behind the Georgia hills like an intangible dream scraping through his hollow existence... As the cold reality of morning touched him with each passing moment... He grabbed his phone from the night stand, and touched it softly, eight minutes before the annoying alarm sounded; marking the end of his dream, and the beginning of another day... He feels both angst and anxiety as he emerges himself into his cratered morning ritual... Caffeine and nicotine... Now fueled, he starts his day...
     Another day, another body to burn... Another alias to create... Another crime to commit... Another filthy regret... Another un-healed scar, through lens of hatred he watches love from afar... A little prayer he mutters as a tiny glimpse of God he sees each time he extinguishes that light in their eyes...Killing is the only thing that makes him feel alive.... It's the only thing left that makes him feel anything at all... Today is going to be a good day...

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