Thursday, March 31, 2016

That haunted place

That haunted place
that chases time into restraint
that calls to dark spurs
come play below the gallows
explore my empty chambers
that haunted place
is where I wait

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting for a ride

The journey ahead holds many casualties
waiting for the fork in the road to claim them
it's there where my ride begins

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Swift Moments

Fate waves a heavy hand
changing our destiny
in swift moments
unforeseen
until they've arrived
unchangeable
forever after

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spirits Fly

She was set to let her spirits fly
giving wings to her dreams
letting them soar and die

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Straight and Narrow

We picked Tony as the leader of our reform group
becuase he was such an easy going guy. We thought
that everything was going to be cool. Wrong we were.
We never counted on the thing going to his head.
Demands, demands, demands....
He thought he was president or something
The biggest problem was every Tuesday
when we had our meetings
the whole thing would be such a mess.
Tony would start off with his usual speech
about how he was going to help us all reform
get us to walk the straight and narrow
of course all we could do was laugh
he'd get pissed off
but he was boring and we couldn't help ourselves
our little conversations on the side
turned our meetings into social gatherings
we'd start eating, drinking, and smoking
until one day we noticed Tony on the ground
it took a while to get the gaurds to come around
and haul him off to the crematory

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Commentaries Unknown

Boxes seen outside, next to garbage dumbsters.
Boxes filled tinted gold coins, with a sun setting somewhere
big house or something more
or something strange
three staircases
one not to be used
it's saved for show, or something like that
broken banisters
a cripple wobbling near the edge of disaster
three stories and cauldrins
boiling substances
in great fireplaces
dusty light
afternoon haze from nowhere
no windows to be found
a musk in the air
a presence floating around
with hollow ringing voice
making commentaries unknown

Friday, March 25, 2016

Death Toll

Yes, just another story of hate
and to look for a cause we would probably
have to start at the beginning
but most of that is lost or forgotten
so, let's just pick up on the story
where it stands now...
It's the beginning of the day
the middle to many others
and the realization comes
that this happens quite often
and the familiar faces were seen
and the names remembered that went with them
and the man in charge was doing
what he was told was important
and his peers were all now named subordinate
and the leader hollered and barked
directions and directives
yet he still kept his followers in the dark
and he reigned in the day
and relaxed at night
control through opression
motivation sprang from the hate it brought
the death toll was the cost

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Left to ponder

and so came frustrations
with his years
and brother disaster
confirmed his fears
Eden was the land his of youth
everything was beautiful
everything a truth
yes, he remembers when it fell
and with age
came that land called hell
his paradise lost
and left behind
as he ponders
the world made by mankind

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gone Wrong

The courtroom stands
the judge enters, black robes in place
here the emotion is hate, revenge at hand
husband and wife here for the get evens
the love they had now just so costly
a fight for possession of community property
expensive staging, a legal production
this, their final confrontation
lawyers in charge of the children
to use as part of an elaborate subduction
everyone trying to make sense of the wreckage
attorneys scheme to obliterate the other side
anything to encourage the breakage
the payoff comes to who can better undermine
here, both sides consumed
meals are anger and vengeance
dragged out days of pain
hate reaching its full potential
oh, how much hurt is produced
reducing all to victims of love gone wrong


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ordinary Guy

His face spoke
he wore his mood there
upset or happy
emotions had no place to hide
no one had to wonder
or guess why
he was an open book
just an ordinary guy

Monday, March 21, 2016

Click

Sensitivity broken
like the walls
and lines between
here we sit
click click click

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Right before my eyes

The story started right before my eyes
I was just playing in the sand
my first impression
things rolling past me
at the speed of light
my first impression
sight and sound
I'm a T.V. Set
adjust my blinders
so that I can see
only what I want to see

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Lost Nights

Time lord of lost and lonely nights
drive away the quiet fears
remove the doubts from my sight
leave tomorrow bright and clear

Friday, March 18, 2016

Days of Youth

There are only ghosts left
glimpses of former selves
wandering the shadows of memory
roaming passages of time
where days of youth unwind

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Deception

It was a sanctuary of activity
days of passing amusement
nights of bright lights
gone were days of scarcity
this our new enlightenment
deception our delight

Stand Proud

What is behind the eye
is it truth or is it lie
when hard times hit the city
some worked, others sought pity
there's no second guessing a crowd
work hard and stand proud

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Stuff

That of which you are
as you crawl away
from your getaway car

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

On the beach

Fun day in sandland
waters returning the ground they steal
where hillsides fall against your face
and throw you under to taste the sand


Monday, March 14, 2016

Don't call me

The number is on the phone
if you need to use it
we came out to see
here are our lives, parted like the sea
on film they glow with some meaning
in time they come to an end
and gone, we'll bother no one
ever again

Knowing

What do you do with everything that you know
do you just keep it behind your eyes
and then fool the world by telling them lies
or are you just the jester in another's show
have you lost the secrets between your ears
are these times your days to eat
or your life a running holiday treat
with you falling out behind pathetic lears

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Endless Kingdom

Friendly sounds of the day
echoing within my head
sunset approaching
pictures held tight for the night
these people here to stay
to scream and to play
in joyful summer delight
the radiance of youth shinning through them
as they burned themselves into my sight
while they built their endless kingdom


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Along the rails

Summer's passing like years along the rails
until those days are gone
buried in the snows of time
where we run out the clock

Friday, March 11, 2016

Put the past away

We put the past away today
we're leaving it there to stay
cause it wasn't doing us much good
running around in fading yesterdays
where all was misunderstood

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Setting the controls

Who's setting the controls
machines ready to cross black sea tides
the time is right
the hour is now
building infernos
called desire
running silent
depleted resources
visions of the past
calling themselves gods
dying heroes
coming into focus
extortion
expectation
no explaining
no map to follow
conspricy
sages done fast


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dream Making

Sleeping with my eyes open
getting very excited about yesterday
hypnotic words with sound and beat
caused me to be this way
only to close my eyes
removing the world with a dream
floating away within empty skies

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Done

can you hear them singing
can you see them running
chasing after love
gone
doom
done

Monday, March 7, 2016

Love the mystery

The future held surprise
and was beyond anything to compare
standing there taking it all in
would she hold my hand
or just hold me tight
yes she's love the mystery

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Falling Rain

The rain comes down
trickling walls of water
falling into the sea
where she waits for me
not making a sound
she stands in repose there

Saturday, March 5, 2016

At home

Called to duty, fooled we've got something to protect,
we give up our direction and identity,
while we make ourselves at home

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Crash

Life takes you for a ride
where there's no getting off
until that day you finally crash

Thursday, March 3, 2016

How it must be

That sights called tomorrow
were hard to understand
nothing to pursue
it was all there
in the palm of my hand
every world I spoke was true
everything around me
glowing and honest hue
disaster had faded away
beyond memory, this eternity
corruption now harmony
this is how it must be



The falling

Discreetly sleeping in the light of his life
totalling the days on broken machinery
smug comments used as fitting proposels
yet he never retreves a wife
thoughts chaing with the scenery
the carosels gold hoop  is in his hands
a decade in the passing
tarnished, he tries to take a stand

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Follow the path

On the streets of yeterday we roam
looking ahead to our dreams to come
if we stay on track and follow the path

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Carry On

Once here, and there, and everywhere
we call to everybody, who calls to somebody,
who calls to anybody, who calls to nobody
but nobody is there
and I think beware
for the night approaches
and I run,
and I hide,
and I cry,
and wonder why
why the night?, why now when all was fun,
and all was good, why the shadows over
my neighborhood?
for I am young and I am strong
don't bring on the my fears
that disappointment
telling me that
success won't come
in my progressing years
I've seen it done, it can't go wrong
just let me in to carry on