Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mixed

The ingredients of life are best mixed slowly over time

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Congestion

We tend to fill the roads with congestion,
making our journey all the more difficult

Friday, January 29, 2016

Building worlds

Imagine the world we could build if we freed ourselves

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Steps

The soul of us bound up in the steps of our days

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Send help

A pond too shallow for reflection
Earl, hurry, please hurry
send for reinforcements
they've got the beachfront
Hey man, it's terrible
there's hundreds of them
and they've got weapons
bottles of beer
rafts, surfboards
and half naked women
hurry, before it's too late

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Beyond Foolishness

Setting the pattern
quite early
all of us
and how it's done
quite well
that really we
can hardly tell
no downfall
really, though...
yet we have a need
and a knowledge
beyond foolishness

Monday, January 25, 2016

Continue

and once I have, nothing seemed wrong,
and once it's over, everyting goes on

Sunday, January 24, 2016

True Success

Oh how we measure success so wrong,
for is not a man bordering on poverty,
who yet still manages to keep his family
sheltered, clothed, and fed......
a true success

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Listen

To read headlines
or talk, if you could
just find someone
who'd listen

Much Joy

Music, the language of the soul,
will fill the days with much joy

Friday, January 22, 2016

Damaged

but she's not there
she' dead
in your hair
her head
and screeming
and crying
you wake
in the corner
of a big
empty bed

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Captured

Captured
prisoner of war
bars and barbed wire
hold this man
like crabs buried
in the sand


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mama

Mama, she's so proud
the war, the theft,
she wants more
she says, so let the blood
run cold as it stains my hands

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Down the drain

The temperature slowly rose
water running down
from face to toes
little by little I begin to melt
with this morning's rain
rushing down the drain

Her interlude

He's holding the corner booth
she'll meeting at 2:00
this brief moment an interlude of life
something to get accustomed to

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gone Away

Out the door, gone away
leaving with her love too
a void never to be filled


Sunday, January 17, 2016

I ain't coming back

Don't offer me anything I never asked for
or I'll just turn and walk out that door
put a right to leave clause in any contract
you might try to get me to sign
because this is not your life, it's mine
stick with your books and magic
casting spells on me would be tragic
once I'm gone, I ain't coming back


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Admiration

The infrequency of admiration filled the air of our youth

Friday, January 15, 2016

Expression

Some are free to express what so many only feel....

Thursday, January 14, 2016

No place to hide

The path the old man chose to take
was by no means a mistake
he has been through the dark and narrow
and has known the flight like the arrow
his path has become another road
another way for us to go, us he's told
but at the end of the line we wait
for another to break through the gate
and lead us on the other side
where there is no place for us to hide

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Heavy Rain

Leveling his thumb
to get out of an impossible night
tired
caught in the rain
it's time to get back
home
and warm away
the stiffness
that sets in
from the cold
and the road
carrying a heavy load

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Obstacles

Our travels not always easy, obstacles await us,
with any luck we get through them and on our way

Monday, January 11, 2016

Plans

She dreams of a distant future, better, she makes plans

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Convenience

On the road to nowhere, it's convenience that counts

Saturday, January 9, 2016

I don't know

Too close to the heart to ever let out
all those feelings that might cause doubt
that's what the "I don't knows" are about

Friday, January 8, 2016

Ought or Not

Prince of the scene
everyone thinks
you know where it's at
the streets are yours
rolled between your fingers
"Hey man, you is sure a cool cat,"
taking the world blindly
'cause you'se a singer
out to tell people
the way things should be

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I don't know

Unspoken worlds
well thought out
leaving no doubt
what the "I don't knows"
are all about

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Keep quiet

No escape from madness
no escape from the eyes
everywhere you turn
they'll be watching
don't do that
you're not supposed to
don't waste your time
you're not allowed to
keep quiet or you'll hang

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Racing young

No light here
only darkness
dirt and dust
searching for a treasure
looking for a cause

Monday, January 4, 2016

Just once more

Let me hear the sea
crash against the shore
Let me see the horizon
oh, just once more
for here is my love
and my joy.....
down below...
and up above

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Take your time

No need to hurry, the pub holds no time,
lament nothing that wasn't meant to be

Saturday, January 2, 2016

No words

The means matters not,
it's the soul that is touched,
by a language with no words

Friday, January 1, 2016

Monuments

We moving through time to be forgotten
leave monuments to nothing but our egos
left behind for others to assign meaning