The Dawn of the Everyman

The clouds had cast their net across the sky

To catch my sun and stop its early rise

And weather done by god knows who or why

A beauty hit me square between the eyes

It dawned on me as yellow orange red

Of morning smeared quite natural yet so high

That I could stay forever in my head

And never question what has gone awry

The truth is an observer not a star

This bed I’ve made is where I constant lie

I’m here but I’m not going very far

A second rate and very Cold War spy

Yet beauty finds the everyman at last

So clear the cloudy peel away the mask

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Being

Contemplating all I never was

Reflecting on the paths I didn’t take

Cogitating what and if because

Perception of the self is what’s at stake

Steps I’ve taken wonder were they go

A merry dance that somehow landed here

Worry in my head and yet I know

That nothing can be worse than what I fear

Time to put a stop to all this thought

Procrastinating traps us in the mind

Clear my head and take a little a walk

The joy of not quite sure what I might find

All I never was will never be

And thus I am a human being me

War of Independence

Without you here I’ve finally become

The man who walks away not looking back

The two divide and I’m remainder one

The future parts repressive clouds of black

I ran until my very breath expired

Then took the time to find the man I am

For life had left me bruised and broken, tired

Reality was nothing but a sham

The war of independence over now

Republic not subjected to a king

Consider this my last and final bow

For you to me no longer mean a thing

I’m not confined I live without a plan

Except to be a free and happy man

Love: For Sale

Honestly there’s nothing kept within

Window is the everything I own

Looking deep will not bear hidden fruit

Everything already has been shown

Wanting more the disappointed eye

Meeting then so subtle comes the drop

Two dimension not a fuller form

Every start is grinding to a stop

Superficial man I feel so plain

Flight was grounded yet I see you soar

Hero was another one than I

Less you didn’t want and he was more

Shop but no one ever comes to buy

Window stacked with offers cheap and high

I took a little happy

And mixed it up with joy

My life became less lonely

With so much to enjoy

My mind was trained like body

Each smile a muscle flexed

And if you cut down sadness

Who knows what happens next

Those feelings simply choices

So exercise them well

Decide to create heaven

And that is where you’ll dwell

My life it isn’t perfect

I go both up and down

But if you just keep smiling

You might forget to frown

Shooting Star

Too wild to be for ever so the days were precious few

Unwise decisions taken always knowing what we do

So high you had me flying like two eagles we would soar

In everything success and then we wanted nothing more

The day it dawned when suddenly I wanted to be down

My Peter Pan confused because my feet were on the ground

The neverland forever’s not the place I want to be

So if you want to fly you must continue without me

Reality sobriety my heady days are done

The rush of the roulette but now I’m putting down the gun

I love you hate you want you hope you’re never coming back

For everything you take is just to hide the things you lack

So chase the rainbow dance with stars and reach for greater highs

And down here on the Earth I see you flying through the skies

Hard

In being touched was left a mark unseen

And from the living world to be removed

The turmoil deep the surface so serene

And left to only wonder what was proved

In isolation ward off each advance

A wall against the world it shall be built

No touch or feel and preferably no glance

In purdah with another’s shameful guilt

Some people bruise or break their skin and bone

But pain can manifest in darker form

Ever more to feel complete alone

A witness to the darkness of the storm

A stone is found where once there was a life

Survival twists until it blunts the knife