Will

His smile it caught me mind it drew me in

Ideas profound that bubble to the top

Veneer with worry worn till paper thin

Yet in his eyes a hope that will not drop

So open as he talked of all he’d lost

The tears that glistened but were never shed

A warmth within that won’t allow the frost

The echo of so much he never said

I cannot right the wrong that he has seen

But he is more because what he knows

So many places we have never been

And hidden in the cracks a love it growsHe held my hand and everything was still

Our future is the everything we will

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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

Sea and Sky

We’re sitting in the safety of the dark

And by my side he tells about his life

His smile illuminates each sad remark

He’s positive in spite of all the strife

Together in the park we’re on a date

We sit almost too close and talk of much

And all his words within me resonate

I can’t believe how deeply he can touch

He smiles again but this is just for me

And in return I look into his eyes

If his are like a deep unending sea

Then mine are bluer than the summer skies

On far horizons meet the sea and sky

And no one feels their touch but he and I

Dead or Alive

What did you find in the bottom of the bottle
How many demons to release
Poured you a drink and then poured for you another
One way to get a little peace
What did you want when you told me you were leaving
I watched you falling out the door
Did you believe I would lose myself in grieving
I felt like I'd been through the war
You're so unkind on the days that you are drinking
How many days are in a week
Alcohol won but the friend got lost I'm thinking
Help wasn't something you would seek
Everyone knows never trust an alcoholic
They only want another glass
Hatred you'd spew after being melancholic
Thank you I will not kiss your arse
Nothing is found in the bottom of the bottle
Saving the pain on which your heartache seems thrive
Drinking is one way to numb the pain of hurting
Dead drunk but feel you're still alive

The Grim Reaper

You think I am responsible
I'm not
The flesh upon my weary bones
May rot
My putrid life is festering
Like sores
So you think I have no values and
No mores
Despising is the easiest
To do
For understanding needs the will
From you
And no man would invest his time
You see
But destiny has played a trick
On me
For I was once a someone in
These parts
But once the rumours spread we close
Our hearts
A man who's labelled does not have
A choice
They cast you off and take away
Your voice
And being out there's no way back
You know
And I have reaped what other men
Did sow