Your Smile

I selfishly hold on to your smile

I build rooms for memories

Each one a masterpiece

Each one a breath to cling

There’s a fear i’ll miss one

There’s a sense they may stop

Heartbeats pause at their sight

Possibilities dance in their light

Without them I wander aimlessly

Uncertain paths of emotions

Destitution of unknown feelings

Like dawn breaking, hope spills

Enlightenment in sharing

Priceless things, silly things

I await the next smile impatiently

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Death

Death leave my door

Noone here is surrendering

Strychnine is far too sweet for us

We fight for those breaths

That you slyly silence at night

Hearts race toward the next beat

Your icy touch will freeze nothing

Take your pallid shadow elsewhere

May moonlight wash it to the gutter

I do not defy you by clutching life

Antagonists seldom knows their part

Begone into the silvery moonlight

Find another doorway far distant

Where others may yield to your spell

Tomorrow may not be promised

But neither is relinquishing to you

Sunrise

Light silently slips from nights grip. Breezes sing songs of rustling leaves. Their chill fleeing the coming dawnSleep entrances rose tat would moveSenses sharpen images within dreamsThe body stirs within to announce the day

Serenity

My hands mold clay

The more it moves

The less it calms

Like distance breezes

Believing stirs tiny change

Calmness comes from inspiration

Exhaustion slows the mind

Acceptance is the dream

Inside we build fortresses

Perhaps one day it’ll come

Serenity seldom climbs walls

It is the clay we mold

The ball we smash

Over and over again

The Dream

I awoke changed

I knew my neighbor

My day was measured in events

Instant meant shortly

I waited for news

It didn’t always agree with me

People said hello

There wasn’t rude in your face

We talked to strangers

I didn’t label you for disagreeing

Open hostility was frowned upon

Children ran free range

No danger from unseen menace

It was called safe and free

It was my youth restored

Someday was flying cars

They never warned us of the past

Just promise of tomorrow

My how we changed

Yesterday

I sweep up shards of yesterday

But if reflection stares wispy back

Thoughts and dreams lie still

Troubles and torments mix between

Their eyes still shiny and clear

Dustbin vanishes wiping the slate

Clean and new today breaks

Yearning dawn white washes all

Forgetfulness the savior comes back

Momentous cleanse fills the void

Yesterday distant place now

Deep breath starts the cycle new

The blanket of present lies before me

The other side

Peering through the gate

Deeper greens, darker blues beckon

Sunshine erases the grey clouds

Breezes warm from a distance

Feelings create longing need to be

The difference a few feet make

My soul cries to climb over there

To know the life in Sunshine

Breathing air that lightens spirits

I can taste the freedom of other side

My bones cry for muscles to move

But somehow I stay waiting

For the invitation to arrive

Or guys to crash this party

Dark waters

Before the was light

Darkness choked the heart

Creeping thoughts called doubt

Vines turned to steel chains

Sedate in their tyrannious rage

Below the surface nothing is calm

Still waters turning ill will deep

Drowning at the surface

The heartbeat of hell takes life

With open arms people dive in

The exhilaration better than life

Poison

Cursing through your veins

Black ooze breathed into the world

Your barbed tongue lashes outward

The game is hate in the name of love

Anything to make those points

Carnage, your lapel’s bloody rose

Appetite for destruction your persona

There is a ghost of humanity inside

I remember it’s face and profile

But lost it’s touch long ago

What poison do you feast upon

What dark clouds make your horizon

When will you look back to the dawn

Your soul split wide open to hell

Emptiness is your trophy

Just a kiss of that lovely poison

All that remains to be seen

Illusionary People

I’m an illusion

Arm’s length from you

Miles past what you see

Hoping to be afterthought someday

Out of place in emotional graveyard

Lust for misery far more appealing

Than basking in sunshine of others

Disappointment pleasantly held

Comfort of knowing nothing matters

Ensuring life never changes

You’ll always have that

Yet I remain an illusion