Bad Example

You set me up to fail and then

You ask me what I’ve done

Unwritten expectation in air

You take delight when I take flight

And god I want to run

But somehow you are always standing there

And so I try to justify

The accusations made

Your questions punch the stuffing out of me

And forced into a corner where

Your trap was so well laid

Example is what you have made of me

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Same:Difference

Everyday is different

Everyday the same

Everyday my difference

Others seek to blame

One day I may falter

One day standing tall

One day this will alter

Barriers can fall

Everyone is special

Everyone unique

Everyone has questions

Answers that we seek

We can make a difference

We are much the same

We ensure that different

Isn’t cause for shame

The Normal

The window opens just a crack

A breeze to stir the dust around

The stranger’s gone and won’t be back

My feet are firmly on the ground

He came and stole my breath away

The wind was taken from the sail

I never thought I’d see the day

That I’d be fresh and he’d be stale

My strength is not in arm and fist

But I’m a man of soul and mind

And finally I said desist

No longer need that love unkind

The dust will settle soon and then

The normal will return again

Still

The constant voices stopped: Internal nagging silenced in those arms

That teach me such a lot: As stress recedes and I am left becalmed

Abandon never will: Beside me stay and hold me in the night

I love you being still: Yet strong enough to make the wrong turn right

My lover turns I see: Within those eyes are held both hope and dread

In whispered words to me: The pillow frank with nothing left unsaid

So finally I’ve found: Another soul was floating on the sea

But we will not be drowned: For still we are and still will always be

Painted

Alone in pearly grey so Garbo chic

Yet you anticipate my every thought

Insidious how you into me seep

But in your foolish games I won’t be caught

Without a word my star that shines ahead

How black and white has cast you in the shade

Your garish technicolour hues are spread

But man or mouse your plans are not well laid

And you will be the people’s choice no doubt

So populist but not what I prefer

You’re zooming in while I have faded out

So many things you are but not demure

Not jaded my depart from tinsel town

The queen is dead all hail the painted clown

Cultures

Cutting through a culture like a knife

Parting ancient ways I come to see

Soon I will have killed what I have loved

You become facsimile of me

Nothing can defeat the hands of time

Change will happen if I stay or go

Stolen but my heart can be a safe

Memory is all that we will know

Proud you stand with nothing in your hand

All that is to come will be defeat

Western eyes so hard and cold will judge

Brace yourself this will be bitter sweet

Buddha’s in McTemple town and so

Coca Cola culture fries to go