Monday, August 31, 2015

Each New Day

I've died countless deaths
with each new day
and each new breath
comes new life

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sedated Currents

Light is approaching, over
her sedated currents....
time to put my body to rest

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An abandoned night

She came to him
in an abandoned night
out looking over the water
remembering the life
they'd never live

Friday, August 28, 2015

Test Patterns

The old man is setting watching
test patterns on the wall
he's been sitting watching
spring tun to fall
he is sitting watch us all
he will watch us as he said
every day as we leave
and return to our beds
he will watch us until
we are all dead....

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mercy

Youth is a mercy of love
before the awkward years
of running out our clocks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What is it....

Taking a walk outside
I have no place to hide
a sound I hear, danger is near
my heart beats with fear
I turn and run as fast as I can
through the night, I ran and ran
no time to stop for air
my mind filled with despair
what is it making me run
is it the approaching sun
for fear it might show me the way
or fear of facing another day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Timing

You're running out of day
you're running out of light
condemning yourself
to an endless night
another soul of futile plight
whose screems resurect fright
dust filled mine shafts
where you spent your time
searching for escape
everything collapsing
running down the long
black corridors
keeping you trapped
all because
your timing was off

Monday, August 24, 2015

Understanding

The sacred make love
when they can
and leave behind
a jubilant multicolored
mess
that I unscramble
in my mind
that becomes the day
that puts to shame
all the blind brillance
of mankind

Sunday, August 23, 2015

No turning back

In a world where we're always moving on,
leaving the past behind, we've managed....
Things got better, we met our challenges,
until now it seems.... no longer at the threshold,
it's clear that our better days are behind us.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A step out of time

I remember the first time I crossed your gate
and the first time I ran across your highway
and how it seemed strange
and all that has happened here
seems to have been fate
I've felt many emotions here
and have watched myself change
you're a step out of time
with the raging sea on one side
and the dark hills on the other
I'm another mime
living here in your world
of refined silence

Friday, August 21, 2015

Scars

Wounds that never heal
a heart that once
believed in love
until it got the short end
of one too many a deal
now to cope with what's left
that best that he can
never shedding a tear
or looking back
to live up to the image
of what he's supposed
to be....
a man

The Ocean

There is something about the ocean,
but I can't quite put my fingers on it
it lulls me, and steals my anger away

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shallow Reflections

Hurry
send for reinforcements
they've got the beachfront
it's terrible
there's hundreds of them
and they've got weapons
bottles of beer, rafts,
surfboards, and half naked women
I'm afraid it's too late
there's no hope

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Frontier

We are programing our own destruction
into our young, bringing about doom,
and fulfilling our own prophecies...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Below the surface

It's getting harder to find people
who are past of stage of finding
their way through the to surface...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stone Hearts

The future and past are one
we learn to divide our days
in many different ways
while waiting for the son
stone hearts are all cracked

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blood

Tracks wet
emotion tight
depression won the fight
walking into the west
damn,
I feel the rumble
I hear the roar
the horn screams terribly
wheels, screeching metal
just walking west
impact, pain, and red
I thought it was gonna be instantaneous
pain...
it hurts man
loved faces seen
dead

Getting Old

I won't listen to the preacher screaming doom
I won't become a carrier of gloom

Though the house is empty and bare
I'll stay in the shadows of my lair

Death and destruction reoccurring themes
life really is a big joke it seems

So the black becomes blue
The sky changing hue

Run from the forthcoming light
Like an animal filled with fright

Seek shelter from the dawn
until the daylight is gone

This world hard and cold
Wears you down, makes you old

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mirror of Knowing

The split is clear
like a valley dividing a country
locked in a civil war
between dawn and dusk
I'm in the valley
fighting both sides
taking from both to fortify myself
building strength to stretch the gap
bridging the differences
resolving the conflict
the destination is set
no need for a map
any way you go
you'll reach the same place
and wait at the gate
beyond which the journey begins
ahead lies mystery
canyons and peaks to enlighten
worlds of imagination
beyond the dark plains
stars soaring through space
eyes in the storm
shine in the mirror of knowing

Friday, August 14, 2015

Until the end

Time to sleep
no need to count sheep
or let my mind sink in too deep
and pray the lord my soul to keep
and should I wake again
another nightmare will begin
and so it goes, until the end

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Life's future

What is behind the next door
who can say
will life end today
where will we be when the fog clears
what's to happen in the next few years
what's over the next hill
will we die and leave no will
what song will we sing tomorrow
will it be of joy or of sorrow
if we let the big tears come out
will we have enough left to shout
or will we live in a world of doubt
to sit in wonder why
life's made us cry

Call me miss

Waiting for the runners to catch me in the race
every way I turn I get kicked in the face
quickly taking every bend
still anticipating the end
I'm no longer trying to hide
I'm just trying to quicken my stride
just another actor in the show
what scene is next, no one knows
feeling so small
waiting for the curtain to fall
blood spilled on the page
the demystification of another sage

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dark and light

An introduction to your elaborate and sweet
mental seduction
is this a game
or have you gone insane
another desperate cry for help
with your silent screem
brings you out of the darkness
to find it was another terrifying dream
I cannot hold on very tight
for I'm afraid
and your darkness is too bright
you're always by my side
and within me
the daylight
forces you to hide

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Onward St. Peter

You were running from the past
avoiding its reach, ducking its grasp
leaving little to cling to later
the present just jaws of an alligator
tomorrow caves and unknown spheres
where darkness holds your every fear

Monday, August 10, 2015

The game that moves

We start with the ending, again in the cemetery with the lone figure just before dawn. We move in closer to see that he is wiping tears from his eyes. He is quite calm. He takes a deep breath, and says a final goodbye to his dead brother, drifting slowly away in thought. He knows it's time for him to go on with his life. He has resolved the loss of his brother, his parent's unhappy marriage, and his own troubled relationships. He goes away with hope and confidence for something better, not only for himself, but for those around him. He will do his part to make the best of what there is. He has a new faith. A new optimism and resolve to make it work.

Silence

I remember the first time I passed your gate
the first time I crossed your highway
it seemed strange
all has happened here
it's fate
the many emotions, the change,
from raging sea to dark hills
silence has been refined

Homage

Millions of burning sacrafices
tributes to the ash yearning gods
memories of passing years
drift freely with the winds......

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Malace in the air

The black forest is covered over
disease and malice fill the air
chance awaits the brave to venture
come explore the secrets there

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Conspiracy

Space shot
brain rot

numbers
names

extortion
exploitation

TV and sublibination
work and termination

all big games
everything the same

conspiracy of government
is how it's money is spent

Friday, August 7, 2015

Rope

The hangman's noose
insanity on the loose
time to put that rope to use

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Essence

Find your essence
the spark of life
the effervesscense
the energy within

Bars of reality

Two years into an
age of confusion
a step in no direction
nothing lost
nothing has come
just thoughts
tossed through
constant useless subjection
potential sits in a cell
inescapable
walls of reality
built by us
but honestly
this is not
the way things
have to be...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Under your command

Words are to no avail
I will break you
who destroy the meak
and the frail
no exception, no excuses
you must pay the price
for all your brutal abuses
crushed in the machine
run by your tyranical hand
a twist of fate
the miracle a bit of irony
sets free all those
who were once
under your command

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Love

Love
a stranger
a shadow
in my heart
bring forth
your strength
time now
for a fresh
start...

Hope

Let's not fulfill the prophecies
time to dismiss them
as mad men's wild fantasies
time to switch tracks
time to take a stand
stop laying on your backs

By Surprise

My pinnacle
nothingness
just a ruse
my disguise
another card
you off guard
and taken
by surprise

Psycho Ward

Yes doctor the patient breathes
I guess the operation was a success
I wonder if he'll miss that part of his brain
he'll probably never know you stole his heart

Monday, August 3, 2015

living is a memory

I wield a double edge sword
one side to cut through darkness
into light
the other to cut through light
back into darkness again
standing upon the shadow
of reason
one swift blow
from my sword
hard, dead center
takes me away
to that timeless land
where lives pass
and living is a memory....

Not the last

Dragons and castles of old
moats with draw bridges
a knight weary and cold
the battle is over
and he's about to lose
his past flashes before him
he knows he's about to die
the sword comes down
and with one last agonizing cry
he yells out I'll be back....

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Change in outlook

How we view the world is a matter of perspective

Saturday, August 1, 2015

No going back

There's no going back to simpler times....
besides, it's the tough times that make us strong