ToGether

One morning I looked in the mirror, Standing there looking twenty years older, Mentally believing myself twenty years younger, A sailor, living the dream, High seas of life, ports of dreams and fantasy, Head over heels for the love of my life, Now bitterness separates us, Vowing to throw love in the river, Rowing the…

Me and You

Sitting, trying to change the world with a pen stroke, Sitting, on edge listening for my name, Sitting, life passing by you, Sitting, thinking about you, Unexpected news, flashing headlines, Demon in you, lashing out at truth, Unexpected news, dread fills you, Demon growing in you, not a demon, Angel. Another life, feeding off you,…

Twenty… Ten… Bull

Destined for a win, Taking a spin, Driften down highway twenty… ten, Ten miles from my destination, Girl, meet me within, Let me take you… for a spin, Dance for me on the twenty… ten, Tires spinnin’ out for you, Going through our paces, Sitting around playing aces, Don’t see any benefits, Watching time float…

Muster

Mustered faith in row and line, Demonstrated firing line, Round-about, marching in time, About face, I hide behind my mime, Rifles here to there, Sand bags protecting my theater, Fortified side by side, Standing forward and back, side by side, Shipmates surround me, Battle Buddies confront me, Sacrifice and honor, Honor in face of sacrifice.

Mustard Seed of Life

Entranced in life, I sprout like a mustard seed, So small and strong, Brushed about the ground by wind and storm, Lightening flashes all about, My house made on sand sliding all about, Carried through the desert, Beak breaking through, Dropping me among a throng of stones, Still unable to take root, God’s finger moves…

A New Man

Take a break with me my friend, Come with me to far off ledge, Envision your house afar, Far away across the horizon, Built sturdy, steadfast, fortified, Legendary made to house your kin, Wine cellars, vineyards, and an orchard, Tree’s for miles, Not a neighbor in sight, Your days spent in isolated delight, Friends come…

Morning Coffee: #1 ‘Good Grief’

Today was an extremely hard day. Getting out of bed felt like dragging the moon across the sky. Gravity welded me the mattress while the sheets fed themselves around me as a Boa Constrictor would. Welled up inside my chest was a wall holding back the flood of tears. My grandmother passed yesterday and I…

Encore

(This is a work of art about Death) The silence beckons, The grave strives, Death works his magic touch, Barge of life awaits, Tickets sold to Death Gate, Down the river wading in bone and gore, Awaiting Deaths encore. (This is a work of art about Death)

SPRINGING FORWARD

Life springs forth from bubbling brook, Leaping to life like words from a book, Leading us past fork after fork, Leaping like a fish after a baited hook.