You sit before me
not a word is said
I gaze into your eyes
You gaze into mine
Primeval in intensity,
penetrating to the core
What was lost is found,
What was secret is revealed
That feared is now accepted
That denied, now embraced
Time ceases to exist,
the world fades to nothing
Waves of energy ebb and flow,
the eternal dance of death and creation
Our souls kiss .. ever .. so .. gently,
yet forming a bond that hell couldn’t destroy
Pegasus gallops across the sky
I gaze into your eyes,
you gaze into mine
You sit before me
Words have no meaning.
(A police officer was killed in the line of duty in my home town the other day. He had barely been on the force for a year.)
Lower the flags in honour
Bow your heads in prayer
I heard another hero died today
How much sorrow must we bear?
‘Justice will be served’ is bitter comfort
for the wife, the brother, the child
Let us never forget the courage
or the sacrifices made in their lives
The thin blue line stands strong
It may bend but will never fail
Tho’ each heart may bleed for the fallen,
it still steps forward to answer the call.
Shed a tear for the inner child
Who died giving birth to the man
Shed a tear for forgotten dreams
That withered as time moved on
Shed a tear for family and friends
Alive now only in memories,
Existing in faded pictures
On a fragile, crumbling page
Shed a tear for an empty heart
That feels nothing but wasted life
Biding its time in sadness,
Waiting for its turn to die
Collect the tears in a paper cup
And pour them on the ground
May roses spring from the bitter drops
May new beauty soon abound.
Another rainy morning
on another summer day
I’m tempted to write a poem,
but by now it’d be a cliche
Thinking is a wall of noise
that blinds us to the moment
So I say go stand in the rain –
go live your own rainy summer day.
Floating in a vacuum
of anachronistic indifference
with metastasistic cynicism
Blood coursing though my veins
is a disinterested shade of gray
Merely killing time
day by meaningless day
What future still remains
for a creation of the past,
swept asunder by history
and tides of relentless change?
State of disconnection,
absence of direction
Eyes can see, mind perceives
The heart is cold and still
What does it mean to want,
what does it mean to dream,
what does it mean to feel?
Where did life go?
I kissed you goodbye,
watched you walk out the door
How was I to know
I wouldn’t kiss you anymore?
When we woke on that morning,
it was just another day
Never could I have dreamed
that you’d be stolen away
How is it the world doesn’t stop
when so many shattered hearts break?
Where are heaven’s angels
when the sky’s on fire with rage?
Darkness falls on Manchester
while the minions of Satan laugh
Does love still exist inside of man
or am I a fool to even ask?
Surely terror is the refuge of cowards
But to commit such a murderous act!
Where is heaven’s justice
to drive the demons back?
A city mourns in silence
Even the birds forget to sing
It seems there are no limits to evil
and the sadness it can bring
A river of tears is powerless
to wash away the pain
I’d give all my days but one
just to see you smile again.
Your vision haunts my tortured mind,
a dizzying hall of mirrors inside
I close my eyes and turn away
As I glance back, you fade to gray
Your mocking voice echoes in the dark,
searing words that wound and scar
I close my eyes and drift away
My dream of love was all in vain
So it goes when illusion reigns
Chasing ghosts and stranger things
Time reveals the web of lies,
shattered hearts and lovers’ sighs
What profits a man to lose his soul
on wasted nights and fire grown cold?
Rather walk alone thru pouring rain
with virgin heart that’s known no pain.