Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lines

Age rolling down my face in lines
counting down the seconds of my life

Friday, October 30, 2015

Set Sail

Evil comes to defile
anger begot, death and destruction
disaster rides high
as we sail the Nile
eyes conveying militant smiles

It's now

There was never
enough time
between
what we had been
or what we
were going to be
to even dry that
tear from the
corner of your eye
so, it's now
and never more

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Beyond Reach

Standard procedure
dead rat
and vultures
having seizures
surrendered emotions
the world turning
in slow motion
bargain bin lust
mother takes another lover
speaking broken english
there's no time for tea
father's mistrust
makes him so happy
court room drama
a half witted judge
presides over all
as your parents fight
over ownership rights
and you take love
running out to chase
the fading sunlight
on a silver haired lama
 and with you alone
Buddha confides
flowing with green
seas and undercurrents
grab you in riptides
drifting away
beyond the reach
of your lifeline


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Daytime Lives

Back page smiles
here he comes again
that funny young man
and tag along friend
looking for transportation
and daytime lives

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On the move

You can't say life takes you nowhere
as time moves you from here to there

Monday, October 26, 2015

Who's to say

Good conversation
good friends
hard work, self-pity
confusion, anger, love
worried
stupidity
inspiration
strangers are friends
dreams reality
and reality a dream
who's to say
what's real
but ourselves
if we exist
at all

Sunday, October 25, 2015

light spectrum

No background
limestone hands
crater edged highways
entertainment cells
dead men ringing
church bells
bullshit philsophy
sunken ships
below the raging sea
airwaves bent over
a light spectrum
awaits the great
car accident....

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Speak

Speak, say what needs to be said before the time slips away

Friday, October 23, 2015

Limbo

That perfect place between tomorrow and yesterday
between knowing and far off dreams, reveled

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rolled Away

She rolled away today
big tears swelling eyes
while we stood there
through the eternal goodbye

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

That final day

On that final day
when our pallor
grew so gray
gasping for air
that yielded so reluctently
a parody played out
and undid our minds

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Magic Box

Magic box of light and truth
cast your spell for us again
freeze time for us standing here
in this happy moment of youth
so that it will never end
preserved throughout the years

Monday, October 19, 2015

frightening glory

Dig me a hole to lay myself down in
disaster catching up with me again
caught bound in chains
dragging a heavy load
growing weary from the strain
carefully weighing every decision
at each turn facing opposition
throw it all away
walk the barren road again
forget all you've learned
this world such a silly thing
perceived with a child's mind
all the world aligned again
in wondrous, frightening glory

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Transcend

We're meant to transcend from life's obstacles

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Away Again

Impaired sound
an endless flight
what you've said lifted me
so far above the ground
say it again
I'm not sure
I heard you right
impaired sight
I thought I saw you
but you're not here
it must be this bad light
when I come down
from where I am
I know
you'll send me
away again

Friday, October 16, 2015

About to drop

Life is but a stage
we're all actors
in a complicated play

will someone help me
the director forgot
to give me my lines

walking into the middle
of the next scene
without finishing the last

Playing the wrong role
I guess
I missed curtain call

Oh! Please someone help me
I need another prop
something to hold while the curtain falls

Hurry please
hurry
it's about to drop

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Back on Track

Feeling free
from the shackles
stagnation
bondage
in the past
knowing freedom
at last
oh, what to do?
you move first
then I'll follow you
if you go astray
and wish to hide
remember I'll soon
be at your side
and together we
can find the way back
even though every bread crumb
is gone
together we will
soon
be back
on track

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On tooth and tether

Raising birds of pray
on tooth and tether
vacancy signs
all misspelled
walking deserted streets
alone at night
losing touch
loneliness
is not as silent
as I imagined

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Captured

It took a million words
and more than a hundred days
to win you over
but only two words
to dive you away

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hitching a ride

The box cars may seem
a bit cold
but they're my home
when I'm on the road
I've traveled far from my start
experience filling my heart
pondering the mysteries
painting the picture of my life
figuring out what I'm looking for
and to just once to be free of my weariness

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Roman Revival

Harmony is dead
killed along with dreams
anxiety the driving force
the world slowly falling
apart at the seams
chaos and disorder
has become our binding cause
people praying for the end
total destruction
longing for our greatest loss

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Back Sliding

There are days you'll slide back
into what you didn't like before
and you'll find out quick
it's  yourself you deplore

Friday, October 9, 2015

Journey On

I'm tired but can't sleep
inspired not
I want to write
dispel my discontent
quiet my nerves
restoring natural strength
casting off false aparations
breathing again
from the heart and soul
seeking to regain
my natural role
reclaiming myself
which the world
for a time had stolen
composed and calm
I find it easier
to journey on

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Proverbs

Proverbs bought and sold
argued over and followed blindly
Proverbs to tease the soul
standards in measure and time
walls built to stand behind
protection from unknown roads
Proverbs freed of lifelines

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Inside Out

We wore dollar bill faces
and sly, pleading smiles
throughout love
collecting age
wearing our bones ragged
and parodied ourselves
playing silly games
us, just inside out

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Clearing the way

Big screen rewirtes
coming naturally from the soul
following the divine plan
wishing to fulfill my role
bring on my test
bring on my trials
this destruction of evil
the world's ultimate conquest
they say the second coming
is drawing near
the light of the truth
will soon be here
to dispel all darkness
leaving the way
unmistakably clear

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tomorrow

Everyday it's tomorrow
and we never know
what tomorrow will bring

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Machines

We've create a world in our own image.....
only to find we're nothing more than machines

Plan

Having a plan for life will give you some direction

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Extreme

The instance of our being is our extreme existence, life

Friday, October 2, 2015

Eternity

Let eternity play her hand
until the moon is full again
and we find our way out
of the darkness around us

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Grow Up

I felt at peace amid unfamiliar surroundings
beginning to enjoy the beauty and feel part of the whole
here I'll stay, or so I thought.......
but then you know everyone has to grow up