I Have a Confession to Make

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I’ve faltered a bit. I was off to a great start and was hitting it hard. My efforts were commendable and I had a great outlook on things, but I hit a wall and I stalled. About this time last year, I was writing like no one’s…

Of the Fates that Await Me (updated)

Of the fates that await me I can stomach all but one To stare at a mirrored visage And find that I recognize no one That I am no longer myself With no idea where I am How did I come to be in this place? And what’s worse, knowing all that, and simply not…

My Thoughts at the Moment

I feel driven to go to places I would not have dared Not to go on to my peril, but to take my seat and justly be there I feel lately separated from my own creator Not that we were ever apart, but I would just talk to Him again later The distance is only…

The Boldness of People

I miss the boldness of people The passion that just can’t be ignored The drive that causes you to lose sleep at night No one could dissuade you from what you were sure Words meant something when they were said Because they carried with them weight Action and promise were in the bones of strong…

No Longer Impossible

My thoughts consider what I once thought impossible Now I look where I am and it’s true The distance I’ve traveled and the man I’ve become I can get where I’m going on through I dare not look at the finish with a gaze that’s too long Then I will never again take a step…

Respite from the Chaos

The time and space in which I fill has become…busy Don’t get me wrong I do not start my own poor sad song I just lend my words strong to press through the throng To break through the madness and for a moment be still   Things are good and productive I have things to…

Outside of Time

I know you, but not as I would want to My heart is not content to watch from the sideline We talk with one another in smiles and well wishes Never meant to be together in time But in the back of my mind you are with me there Not in time, but stepping outside…

One Look

I knew the touch of your skin under the tips of my fingers The scent of your hair The smell of your skin- the mix of sweat and something sweet The subtle sound you would make in a sigh I knew the small way your mouth turned in your smile I felt the heat of…

Holding Out For a Hero

There’s something I don’t understand So I plead you will reveal me The answer to that which perplexes me so And sends my comprehension reeling   When I think of those we claimed as heroes Those who stood out of the crowd They were people who were extraordinary Those who threw off their circumstances and…

The Sword on My Back

Feeling lost and a little bit astray I looked to you for guidance Where should I go, what should I do I had asked you these questions more than once As I heard the music play and voices lift on high I had a peculiar feeling A plate of armor was adorned on my chest…

What You Don’t See On my Face

Today I want to fight I want to strike out and make someone bleed To move fast and send my rage on to someone else To see read and breathe fire To hurt and to bleed and gasp for air through my lungs Not to care about who gets in my way To stand among…

Growing Weary

I am cursed, a truly wretched thing I feel a selfish evil at work inside me It comes against me again and again Unrelenting and forever inciting It knows just what will tempt me Using my cursed eyes to bring me in A flirtatious word to  stroke my ego In one  swift stroke I am…