love

Take My Arm

I’m hoping that there never comes a day

We end up forced to go in separate ways

Not long ago, I never would have known
How much you’d mean to me and just how much I’d grow

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep cause being close to you is all it needs

 

In spite of battles that you’ve had to face
I found peace in you, retained with grace

And it didn’t take me long realize

That home away from home inside your eyes

 

While what I’ve got to give may not be much
A shoulder, an ear; a gentle touch

I pray that some day you might come to find

A humble hide-away, returned in kind

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep cause being close to you is all it needs

 

In this day and age

some might say

it’s a projection

of my objective

 

That can’t be true

cause I never knew

what could be
since you’ve awakened me

 

My heart is on my sleeve, please take my arm

In this cold hard world I’ve never felt so warm

And if in time you feel you have to leave

It’s yours to keep; it’s yours to keep.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I imagine this might be subject to some revision.  I really hope not, though. :)

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A DREAM IF YOU WILL

When we open our eyes to the world we can see her beauty everywhere.

from the colors of the trees to the birds that populate the air.

 

When we open our eyes to the world and see the beauty she imparts

We can’t help but feel joy in our souls and love within our hearts

 

When we close our eyes to the world…some of her vibrancy fades away

We begin to see the colors around us in quite a different way.

 

When we close our eyes to the world…we no longer see the beauty she imparts

We allow prejudice to touch our souls and hate to invade our hearts.

 

I believe our eyes all start out equally…free to see beauty everywhere…

urging all of us to feel the joy…and love that floats upon the air.

 

Sight is a fragile sense, however…and so easily we can lose it

depending on those around us…and how we’re taught to use it. 

 

But even if we’re taught in such a way our eyes become impaired…

There is a silver lining…for sight can be repaired.

 

Which leads to a hope…a dream if you will…that one day all our minds will be free

that prejudice will fade into the past…when we are again taught how to see.

 

When we again open our eyes to the colors all around us 

again look out on the world and see

the beauty in our differences…

 

the beauty in our diversity.


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The Perfect Ones

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Poems.

Be wary of the perfect ones. The ones everyone likes, whose enemies consist only of narcissists, they know how to blend. Be wary of your affection for them, as they draw it out of you with their perfect skin. Be watchful upon where their eyes trace, as they laugh and sing, and cry and shake. Their traps are skillfull, unnoticed and strong. They draw you in, like a perfect little pawn. They paint it with comfort and a warm embrace, only to find yourself alone in this place. The wonderment smashes upon you, how did it end up like this? With nothing to go on, you're lost in an abyss. Emotion, the pain, you feel it to your core. Your love for them, unreciprocated, leaves you with a desire to want more. But as the pawn wears out, they toss you aside, to find another, after cutting their ties. Intricate, the game, these perfect ones play. Complex, the emotions, you struggle to remain at bay. With a screw in your head, that they've placed inside, life feels empty when they vanish on high.

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Leaving

Passion
Thrashing
To grab you
My future
Our culture
Combined, intertwined
Meant to be
You and me

You left
It's for the best if
I jumped off a cliff and
Ran away
Go away
Emotions canned
Love is banned
I need you
Come back
Love is what I lack

When the Night Falls

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The night falls,

A lost sould finds peace,

In a blaze felt by all,

The heart comes to tease. 

 

We found where we are,

In the wake of lost hope.

We battle through our scars,

And fight the slippery slope. 

 

A struggle with the pain,

As you become an unknown champion,

A fight begins in vain,

Fearing the sting of a scorpion,

 

Through sorrow we find ourselves,

As the waves crash,

Our feelings on the shelbes,

We start again from scratch. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

For a dear friend of mine who is going through some difficulties. Patty, I believe you will find a way, and your decision will forever have my support. Happiness is invaluable and unstoppable, I believe in you and hope you can find some peace. 

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cancer kills

All alone with the voices inside of my head. ill put my pride to the side and write it out the rest. 

I hate how cancer kills the one you love and not the one you hate instead. 

it puts you through so much pain, id rather see hell, face my demons and be better off dead then to see another loved one go through that again. 

Your body is eating you from the inside out and theres nothing you can do cry and take pain meds. 

losing hair and weight at a fast scaling rate. worry and confusion, i swear this all feels like an illuision. 

sitting alone in my room every night thinking why didnt they take you. (maryanne)

they didnt take the right one, and now its fucking me up in the head.

trying to sort this shit out like why god?

why take not her instead.. 

take the crackhead.

not someones mother, a family friend.

but you cant pick and choose

so let me cry and lay in my bed. Wishing i can see you again and tell you all the things i never said. 

see your face and tell you that i love you, and thank you again.

youre in a better place, with danny. so atleast youre happy. 

im sorry for the pain this shit has put you thru. its a cold world, but atleast i got to know you.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

for Elaine Mousie 

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mornings

Mornings with you, that's all I really want to do. 
Rainy afternoons, lets go for a cruise.
your hand in my hand. I know you feel it too.
lets stay awake from sunset to sunrise.
 roll over on my side. "come here you got something in your eye."
type of love.
Forehead kisses. really make me miss you.
Damn, it fucks me up.
I thought that shit is too good to be true.
you wanted me, I wanted you.
you got me and... I. got. you.
that a rare find- hard to come by.
lets go for a ride. cruising with her by my side, hand on her inner left thigh.
shes even down for a drive by. 
now that's a woman in my eyes.
could you be here in the mornings? 
love me on my downtime.
lets get high.
 laugh about those guys or that one time.
I know im sorry aint good enough but ill put it to the test cause I love you enough to let you know that I fucked up.
I really do miss those late nights trippin on drugs in the back seat of your Toyota corolla.
I promise you there is no other lover. I am yours to uncover. discover.
lets go for a hike and open up my third eye, connect thru our minds.
fuck you on your side. im on your time.
wake up with you in my arms with the fog rollin up.
pull out the rest of the blunt.
but all I have are the memories of us.
its hard to wake up without you crossing my mind.
im not gonna lie, I miss you all the time.
I guess that's why im writing these rhymes. 
I thought it would go away with time,
but,
here you are.
still on my mind. 
consuming my time. 
you seem to be doing just fine.
 that explains why you never hit me up.
just let me ask, what happened to us?
good morning texts and kissing waking up to not even knowing you.
im sorry I couldn't love you. 
i know you tried, and i really tried, too. 
Im sorry I hurt you.
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I fear no abyss

 

Lightning air winds through his hair

 

Serpents entwine in his black curly coils

 

Strong and thick and big as a rig

 

Sky eyes pierce me with wisdom and ire

 

Shine light on my face, this face of a liar

 

A giant among all men and mice

 

Makes me meek as a meager mouse bite

 

I pray for one kiss to reach his lips

 

Crawl on through infinite muck and mire

 

Half of his hesitance is bathed in this


The other half moves closer and closer 

 

The whole of my soul believes in this role


All part of me is given to fire

 

Yet I fear no abyss but his plaintive remiss

 

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Love makes it hard to breathe

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2018

Love makes it hard to breathe

 

you might think that’s

a good thing

it’s not

it is

 

it’s

the ends of my throat shriveling under matches

when I can’t breathe without you

 

It’s

when I can’t feel my hands

free and falling

then weighed down

wanting nothing

else but this

 

It’s

the weight of you

on my mind

when I can’t sleep or wake up

when I don’t want to move

fearing if I move I’ll cry or explode or laugh or lose you or

all of the above

 

It’s too many beautifuls to think this is real

when I’m in your arms and we are

sleeping or awake or somewhere in between

when I look at you and

this heart is too full to breathe.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 12/1/18

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