A very short story…

SHADOWS

 

What is this hovering just below my consciousness and just above my subconscious?  A feeling of dread and enlightenment at the same time!  Does this even make sense to a firm and stable mind?  Struggle as I may to unmask… this burden still maintains its mystery.  Benevolence or malevolence… Which has the fortitude to hold on long enough and keep me in suspense?  Lightness and darkness blur the field of view.  As if there is a presence I cannot quite see but rather I can feel its prevalent influence and it draws me in so deep.  Closer the examination… of what?  It still eludes my every effort even as I make my verbal appeal.  “Reveal yourself to me whoever or whatever you are!”  Alas, it is to no end.  Why am I being tortured?  Is this torture or simply the frustration of man in the world?

Trickster!  Provocateur!  Beelzebub? Tempter of unreason and suspicion as perhaps here lies the spirit of my discourse in sanity.  Where is the mettle of my heart and soul to combat the illusions being played upon my very being?  Am I such a mouse that I scurry for shelter out of pure apathetic fear?  Reincarnate terror grips me like an eagle whose razor talons dig deeper and deeper into my perception as if in a nightmare become real from my childhood settling upon me in a cold sweat.  But what of that?  What of my perception?  Is it but a moment in time lost to me or will this be my undoing?

Oh pray…pray to the Father for release from that which has embraced and soiled my immanence!  Hear me I beckon aloud, “Hear me….”  Wait!  Wait!  Wait for that which may come now or in a time yet to be convened.  Is this a calamity in which I am to vacillate again and again while my hopes and dreams turn into udder despair?  No!  I refuse to give up or to give in to this monster growing inside me!  For I will take a stand and maintain the solace of my ascendants.  For all the powers in the world can turn against me and I will stand!

 

Somewhere below in the shadows of wispy branches of a weeping willow on a sunlit day an old man struggles in his sleep.  Indeed, he is fighting demons.

Life, time slip away fast… a song

LIVING IN THE YESTERDAYS

 

Thinking back

To a time when all the world was right before me

It didn’t bore me

Oh, thinking back

To a time when everybody knew my name

We played the game

 

Then suddenly right in my way this thing that they call life

All the time I had to play has gone and passed me by

Living in the yesterdays is easier it seems

Living all the memories living in my dreams

 

Here am I

Stuck here in the office full of walls

What’s the cause

Oh, here am I

Trying to get through another day

Another way

Where is the hope

Of my finding what my parents found before me

How they adore me

Where is the hope

Of me ever finding just that kind of love

I look above

Then suddenly right in my way this thing that they call life

All the time I had to play has gone and passed me by

Living in the yesterdays is easier it seems

Living all the memories living in my dreams

 

My little one

You are the answer to all of my prayers

And Teddy Bears

Oh, little one

I promise I will love you through it all

You are so small

 

But suddenly right in your way will be this thing called life

All the time you have to play will quickly pass you by

Living in the yesterdays you flash right through your teens

Living in your memories living in your dreams

Living in your memories living in your dreams

 

(Interlude)

 

Then suddenly right in my way this thing that they call life

All the time I had to play has gone and passed me by

Living in the yesterdays is easier it seems

Living all the memories living in my dreams

Then suddenly right in my way this thing that they call life

All the time I had to play has gone and passed me by

Living in the yesterdays is easier it seems

Living all the memories living in my dreams

Yeah, reliving all my memories reliving all my dreams

Love, life, faith… a song

I CRIED TODAY

Hey honey… it’s me

And I need to share something with you

I cried today you see

And there was nothing I could do

 

That little son of ours and daughter too

Tried to tell me a little joke

But neither could quite get it out their mouths

Without laughing and snorting

Whenever they spoke

 

And before I knew it

I was laughing too

And pretty dang hard I guess

Cause tears were running down my cheeks

Watching these two try to do their best

 

Yeah baby I cried today

And it was all about tears of joy

I cried today

Along with our baby girl and boy

And if you’d been here

You’d been crying too

Of that there’s no mistake

Yeah, I cried today

At the joy that those two make

 

I know I cried today

I can’t believe she’s all grown up

I had to give her away

To the man that will fill her cup

 

And I know it wasn’t manly

For me to shed those tears

But she’ll always be my baby girl

For years and years and years

 

Yeah baby I cried today

And it was all about tears of joy

I cried today

As I gave her to that boy

And you were sitting there

And you were crying too

What a picture that we made

We cried today

Our baby girl has gone away

 

Hey honey I cried today

Just like the day before

And I prayed and prayed

That this wouldn’t be the final door

 

You had fought so hard

To stay with us

But the Lord had other plans

I cried today

Sobbing in both these hands

 

Now I know you’re up in heaven

Probably thinking what a sight

With me down here kneeling by your grave

And knowing how hard I tried

 

But the tears just keep on coming

I can’t seem to hold them back

I’ll love you forever and ever

And that’s a fact that’s just a fact

 

Yeah honey I cried today

And it was tears about my loss

Yeah, I cried today

But you’re with the man who bore the cross

And I know that one day I’ll shed tears of joy

When I get to see you again

Yeah baby I cried today

You were always my best friend

 

(Talk)

Hey honey… It’s me

And I need to share something with you

Aspirations… a song

GOD’S LITTLE MYSTERIES

 

If I lay down on the riverbank

Where the waters run so deep

If I close my eyes and pray to God

My soul forever keep

 

If a rainbow with its gentle touch

Should find me here this way

Would it take me up so high above

On angel’s wings and say

 

You have been a good life

To lead your flocks upon the earth

And though you may not realize

It’s a love you’ve shared since birth

Another will pick up your pride

A torch still burning bright

Now that you are on the other side

Heaven grants eternal life

And…you…will…always…be…….

One of God’s little mysteries……

 

I wake and find I’m trembling

From the rush of Heaven’s weight

Wondering if I really fit the mold

To share the good Lord’s grace

 

Could it be a sign within the dream

That came to me in sleep

Instructions from the yet unseen

Promises to keep

And angels say……

 

You have been a good life

To lead your flocks upon the earth

And though you may not realize

It’s a love you gave since birth

Another will pick up your pride

A torch still burning bright

Now that you are on the other side

Heaven grants eternal life

And…you…will…always…be…….

One of God’s little mysteries……

 

I cry as I am not so worthy

To carry such as this

But who am I to question

The… answer’s… always… His……

You have been a good life

To lead your flocks upon the earth

And though you may not realize

It’s a love you gave since birth

Another will pick up your pride

A torch still burning bright

Now that you are on the other side

Heaven grants eternal life

And…you…will…always…be…….

One of God’s little mysteries……

Yes…you…will…always…be…….

One of God’s little mysteries……

Evil is sneaky… a darker side poem

THE TREE

Take just one bite and you will see.

There is so much more to life that you can be.

Now take another and give to your mate.

You know of love…now know of hate.

For in this garden there’s so much more.

He tells you it’s enough to keep you happy, but I say it’s a bore.

Run to the bushes… here He comes.

Hide yourselves…hide your nakedness…hide your knowledge…now it’s done!

He wanted you all to Himself.

He didn’t want you to know of other things but to put you on His shelf.

Beyond this garden…beyond the springs.

You will discover what He was hiding while He made you do His things.

Maybe you will miss no modesty…maybe you will miss the light.

But think of all the joy you’ll find knowing what you know is right.

For I was once in favor of the One you held on high.

But now that has all ended…for you too looked me in the eye.

For I was the temptation, no, the Tempter, that was me.

A serpent sent to test the two who have now fallen from The Tree.

Daily Prompt: Undulate

via Daily Prompt: Undulate  

As the surf sweeps gently along the beach

I feel sand undulate below my feet

Hijinks seagulls dance in the air

While minnows dart along without a care

Dancing in a sparkling scene of wonder

Sun drops fall in an infinite way

Reflective songs of life asunder

As the swooning tunes echo on the waves

Carefree those who pass unseeing

Absentmindedly drifting by

So long fair lady upon the waters

Alas ‘tis time to say goodbye

 

By: Kevin D Parish

 

Never give up… a poem

ONE TEARDROP FALLS

 

When I lost my prayer I lost my light

Darkness descended like the middle of the night

This heart once full with life anew

Broken without Him… It just won’t do

How did I get so far away

Lost in the world this man on display

Hecklers bark their tortuous chatter

Pulling me down in hopes I’ll shatter

Why must my eyes feel heavy with dread

Listless, yet breathing, I am not dead

Ceaseless and tireless Hell’s demons they call

Not to be prey; never to fall

Hanging by a thread as my mind starts to slip

Questioning the very source as I grip

Heart beating faster the further I go

Away from the One who will rescue my soul

Blinded no matter the direction I look

Is the chapter completed in this my own book

Censored by all I’ve allowed to get in

Forgetting the pages of where I have been

It has not always been stammering muck

A life that was full now suddenly stuck

Try to remember the beautiful days

The life in the past where no demons played

Who even knew they ever existed

Now here in my life intertwined and twisted

Surely there is still a rope to pull me

Out of this Hell a mind full of fury

Reaching for freedom that long ago was mine

Somewhere in the distance a light I see shine

Hope has a habit of showing us proof

All is not lost nor is it aloof

Faith is another surviving the past

Over and over until here at last

Love burst forth overthrowing the fear

Rejoice in the song when angels appear

A holy choir to behold with opening eyes

I lift untied hands and hold them up to the skies

Knowing that He has found favor within

One teardrop falls as my prayer comes again