Allegory-A figure of speech in abstract… a poem

ALLEGORY

This allegory has no meaning

It has no beating of breath or heart

Within the whale was Jonah screaming

No light, unseeing, to play his part

 

Innsmouth Harbor how cold the water

As Lovecraft wrote of the creatures at play

Alight the village on wayward reef

While blurry-eyed monsters collect their prey

 

Up from the scuppers politicians who flounder

Churning and burning revealed what they are

Captured by truth those who sit in high towers

Split further the tongues as they waggle their yarn

 

Yet helpless are we here low in our countenance

While gazing from above spineless ravens drift by

Judging and passing sentence upon us

We who elected those feathers that fly

 

Numbered the days for us one and all

Unless like the captain the ship to keep sail

Staying the course lest he change his mind

What once was our heaven is now but our hell

Love lost and love found… a song

 

DANCE IN THE RAIN

You were like a drop of rain

Now you’ve become a flood

Washing my heart away

Lightning’s flash

Thunder’s thud

 

And like the storms of life

Some people hide from the pain

Let’s not be like that

The two of us

Let’s dance in the rain

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

No one said that life was easy

No one said that love was hard

Feel the air becoming breezy

Catch my breath

Catch my heart

 

Don’t let the wind change your direction

Unless you really want to go

And if you do no hesitation

Arrow straight

The wind will blow

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

And it takes time to see through storm clouds

Sheets of sadness fill the way

But then the break of sunlight unshrouds

No longer half (slight pause)

Filled all the way (slight pause)

Your cup of love

 

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning and the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

Steadfast hope… a poem

JOURNEY CAST

 

I cast my lot and walk the road along this earthly journey

Unbeckoned I will share the load upon my shoulders burning

Heaven surely waits for me the book that has been written

Long before this air I breathe my soul was claimed, forgiven

 

Oh, how cries into the night upon my ears do fall

Sudden as small creatures scamper unseen in the walls

Reaching deep within the fabric of my palpitating chest

Finding somber soothing hope deep within the breast

 

Hindered not by blinded fear my tread on footings solid

In helpless plunder pirates cheer from floundered ships are calling

Seas ebb upon the beaches hidden currents pulling

Drawing down those poor lost souls whose hope lay in their sculling

 

Disembarking from my path an option never taken

Restful silence peaceful visage to these eyes unbreaking

Hence the grandeur all around the splendor of His hand

Gratitude in my salvation thankful is this man

Lost, lost, lost… a poem

HEMMORRHAGE

The eyes stare out in milky horror

Glassy from within the jar

Wretched in formaldehyde

Trodden shame the final ride

 

Captured in a liquid cold

Hell’s fire paid for and sold

Distrait the saturated fee

Hemorrhage, hemorrhage, hemorrhaging

 

Incompetent is such a cast

Stricken down Achilles’ blast

Poseidon summoned tsunami’s rage

Attuned down to a macrophage

 

Whipping, lashing, tearing deep

Cometh never again the sleep

Satan cries delight anew

Spiraling down to Hades brew

 

Stabbing, prickling, unblinking sight

Sharp the edge of this knife’s life

Reincarnation daily routine

Turn this vessel change the scene

Resurection from depression… a poem

HELLO

Here am I

All alone

A sea of people everywhere

My eyes cast down upon the stones

A path I always bear

 

No one ever sees me

No one calls my name

Days go by with silent tears

Always just the same

 

Happiness is not a friend

Too special that for me

My time here on the treadmill’s end

Suffer, suffer, suffering

 

My tears well and go unseen

By all the passersby

Harder each and every day

In bed, each night I cry

 

Why has this life forbidden me

To find all a soul can seek

Alone am I in this great big world

Blinded eyes don’t see

My hearts dried up and dead

The sun arises every morning

For me it’s always filled with dread

Solitude, lifeless, boring

 

Out there on the sidewalk

Amid the silhouettes I grieve

Inward crashing oceans writhe

To crush and drown and seethe

 

Have I come to the stopping point

A wall of truth be known

Time ticks on its faithful path

My way is lost and gone

 

The shuddering breaks through from their depths

A chasm I never knew

Screaming inward tearing loose

The threads that kept me glued

 

Stuck in place to suffer more

And more and more and more

Abhorrent demons leave the lair

Attack me until I’m torn

 

To capture and to hold in place

While I in my abandonment

Head down again to lose the race

My broken heart is sediment

 

Here now comes a searing light

Squinted yet my closed eyes see

Beheld within a valid sight

Transfixed in wonder

Blood rushing through me

 

A feeling I’ve never known

Looking into the eyes of love

Broken is my heart of stone

As I stand there gazing

I feel the pain

 

Like nothing I’ve felt before

Looking for my reflection to see

In broken mirrors on the floor

Who is the stranger there in the glass

 

Unfamiliar the look on that face

As the muscles in my jaws hurt strangely

There is a smile of sovereign grace

White light blinding

 

I feel the presence

That I once knew as a child

Hindered no longer by the awkward soldier

Who filled my cup with vile

 

Emptied now and thrown away

Never to be held again

My hands are free

My eyes can see

The love buried deep within

 

Morning breaks in all its glory

Clean and fresh a brand-new start

I cannot seem to wipe this smile

That springs up from my heart

 

God has reached out His hand

And touched this mortal being

People see me for the very first time

And they smile too in seeing

 

Never have I told my name

Not ever reached out before

Hindered by the fright within

Closed that solid door

 

No longer journey I alone

A new path lay before me

Open eyes see all there is

In a world that used to ignore me

 

Consciously I extend my hand

To a stranger passing by

Resurrection upon my reflection

They smile without knowing why

 

Hello, my name is…

Illusion of darkness… a poem

DISSIPATION

As the leeward hillside darkens

A canvas of lightless entrapment broadens its grip

Weary be to those who trespass upon this entrenchment

As too they will become prey to their own folly

Heather sways gently in a Siren’s song of the night calling

Bewitched in austere wonder

Fall not to the dancing chorus blades of green

Spell-cast the intruder calls to collect his coin

A vintage rare is what he seeks

Is this the finale of a life lived in overt delusion

Stars look upon the scene without blinking

Struck by the awkward beauty in transfixed hypnosis

Whoa be the wicked found here tonight

Rivers of sadness will surely spill their banks

Rivulets seek solace

Yet here there is none to be found

Earthly creatures burrow deeper to avoid the conflict

Reverberations reach down as if to call and torment

Fog billows in as a blanket of concealment

Never meant for the living eye

The task at hand is won

He snares his quarry

And, with a faceless smirk he retreats with the prize

Heartbreak? Nah… a song

DAY AFTER DAY

What is it that makes you cry at night

When you lay down your head

Why do you have that tear-soaked pillow

Lonely, in your bed

 

And who was the guy that broke your heart

Your center you need to find

A new beginning a brand new start

It can all be yours when you are mine

 

Don’t cry yourself to sleep tonight

Let me take that pain away

I can show you how to live a life

And be happy day to day

You can wake up to a sunshine smile

And kissed by the morning dew

It’s the life you live not the style

I can make your dreams come true

Day after day

 

Life can be cruel with its dips and ruts

Running down an unpaved road

But I’ll be there to pick you up

When you stumble I’ll bear your load

 

 

So take my hand and run with me

Through the fields of lily white

Never to give up again

It’s time you got it right

Day after day….

 

Don’t cry yourself to sleep tonight

Let me take that pain away

I can show you how to live a life

And be happy day to day

You can wake up to a sunshine smile

And kissed by the morning dew

It’s the life you live not the style

I can make your dreams come true

Day after day

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Day after day

Oooo-oooo-oooo-oooo

Day after day