My Testimony

I know you today but it wasn’t always the case You were the gun that went off at the start of my race As a child I heard great stories of you Grand tales of heroes almost too good to be true A little boy once asked you to be his best friend To be…

Scars

The scar on my knee was when my mother pulled me out of the seat of a shopping cart and scraped my knee on part of the metal. I don’t remember it hurting, but I bet it bled a lot.  Most shopping carts are plastic now. The scar on my palm I got when I…

The Rain Suits Me

The rain suits me In the storm I find solace I’m at my most calm when the thunder clamors The darker the clouds the better The tempest can rage all night But for me it will pass too soon The rain suits me   My mind is quiet and my thoughts begin to run Ideas…

Song of the Samurai

I have come to the end of me; my time may finally have come I am surrounded by enemies who clamor for me They press in and call my name My body is riddled with exhaustion Weary Dirty Bleeding Every day I fight this fight and opened my eyes to see another day But today……

My Secret Place

There are times where I am despondent Lost in the sea of anger and pain Where the world is upon my shoulders All I can hear is the downpour of rain My only boon is a secret escape That is reserved right just for me I close my eyes and soon you are there It…

At the Cafe

It would almost be pretty except for the heat At the end of the day Usual seat in the cafe I was simply unable to eat It was my normal routine by now Come in and order Drink down way too much water Try not to stare at you somehow Before I saw you all…

At the Coffee Shop

It would almost be pretty except for the heatAt the end of the day  Usual seat in the cafe I was simply unable to eat It was my normal routine by now Come in and order Drink down way too much water Try not to stare at you somehow Before I saw you all I…

Wedding Toast

Written for my brother-in-law who is getting married tomorrow.   Wedding Toast I do not claim to be a master (more so a novice) Every day I learn something new What knowledge I’ve gained I consider quite precious And tonight I impart some to you   Above all things be honest More important, be honest…

The Words that You Say

You did it again without provocation or cause Your words shot to the core of me and reopened my scars Your concern were your emotions, never mind mine Your tongue wielded power that reduced me to slime After repeated incident I still hope for the best In order to avoid this pain in my chest…

The Sunken Ship

I wrote this as a response to a contest where you were challenged to contribute something scary.  Sunken ships creep me out, hence I wrote this.   The Sunken Ship Each time my eyes behold it Fear shoots through all of me My rational mind tries to justify The truth of what I see  …

I Can’t Sleep

I can’t sleep and I’m pretty sure it’s your fault As we go to bed you hog all the covers saying you’re cold As you snuggle up behind me you come in so close you almost push me over the side Finally you roll over and I get some more room But then you move…

The Inspiration for my Twitch

I have a weakness for words, of that there is no denying When they are used incorrectly, inside my soul is crying Their application is important, for in just the slightest change You can sound quite intelligent or incredibly deranged Of most of these transgressions I can shrug off without fail But there is one…