Homecoming…

BRAVE SOLDIER

 

Into the reach

March the brave soldier

Dust and sand hath wreaked havoc in thee

Deep in the heart

And need to be bolder

March, march, march

Free is not free

 

Heavy the heart

Within the brave soldier

Remembering loved ones who marched before he

Darkening soul

Colder and colder

How much longer the march

Vigilance be

 

Trenches and trails

Onward brave soldier

Cantering low lead winged above

Lest you go home

Once more to hold her

Towering mountains

Compare not to thy love

 

Cast forth and fortified

Again a brave soldier

Life comes and goes in battle ‘round thee

Steadfast and true

Until there is closure

Anguish and loss

From desert to sea

 

Heaven above

In prayer the brave soldier

Hell all around crimson in flow

Eye in the night

No sleep on this border

Alas he has won

Brave soldier go home

Anew…

WINTER’S LAST

 

Close your mouth and die

Your time is drawing near

Winter draw your final breath

For Spring is on the clear

Forget your tawdry ways

They have no bearing true

Deny your foe if you so dare

It’s death that waits for you

Draw just one last time

Of air that deathly cools

As sun shines down upon the glade

Like Satan so Spring drools

Give all to this dreary night

As ever coming with

Tis Heaven’s choice for days of light

Goodbye ‘til next year’s pith

Deep…

STORM

There’s a storm brewing within the skies

As the sun sets low on the far far rise

There are kisses that burn from deep within

And two lips that long to savor them

 

There’s a heart that wonders alone in the dark

And another that hates them being apart

There’s a hand that searches in endless plight

There’s another that longs to hold it tight

 

There’s a distance that’s far too wide to bare

There’s a bridge that these two need to share

There are mountains that keep these two apart

There are beats that long to bind these hearts

 

There’s a time and a place where destiny makes sense

There are two lover’s hearts brimming over and tense

There are memories that were made in but one and one day

There is wonder how feelings could turn out this way

 

There is truth in a smile, a touch and caress

There is hope and smiles it works out for the best

They were lucky to have had but such a short sweet time

They are blessed in body, soul and mind

 

For the pages are written with a pen out of hand

They must trust the Almighty and do what they can

At the end of the road should they look back with strife

They need know that this road was the road of their life

 

Though it seems that this road has far too many lines

It’s the road that they’re on not the one in their minds

And the longing they have for each other as one

Is a challenge that tests them to better become

 

How rare was this meeting between heart and heart

A secret that’s kept as they’re so far apart

Pray strength is a guide to a better place going

Pray strength is a guide to the right thing and knowing

There’s a storm brewing on the distant rise

There are two hearts longing for each other’s eyes

Ummm… you tell me.

NEVER YOUR SOUL

Acute the fear

Slipping – sliding

Below the skin

Sandpaper gliding

 

Tears that form

Fall like rain

Trembling horror

Hollowed voice refrain

 

Stricken the core

Seize the heart’s blood

Pounding – pounding

Thud, thud, thud

 

Pupils dilated

Alas, no light

Stirred all around

These creatures of fright

 

Nightmares end

With consciousness whole

Never again

Never your soul

There is always hope… (song)

I TAKE YOUR HAND

Pull me up

I am drowning

All around a sea of hope

As I flounder still denying

How do I begin to cope

 

Eyes open wide

On the horizon

A figure drawing near

Slipping deeper

Not surprising that

My savior’s standing here

 

Je…sus…

I finally called your name

Oh Je…sus…

You’ve come to take away the pain

Je…sus…

Reaching out I take your hand

Oh Je-sus…

Another chance you give to man…

I thank you Lord

 

 

 

Standing there

Upon the precipice

Teardrops on her face

She can’t believe

It has come down to this

She’s giving up the race

 

Then stepping back

Upon the safety of

The oh so solid land

Standing there

In her astonishment

She reaches out her hand

Tears turn to love

 

Je…sus…

I finally called your name

Oh Je…sus…

You’ve come to take away the pain

Je…sus…

Reaching out I take your hand

Oh Je-sus…

Another chance you give to man…

Je…sus…

I finally called your name

Oh Je…sus…

You’ve come to take away the pain

Je…sus…

Reaching out I take your hand

Oh Je-sus…

Another chance you give this man…

I thank you Lord

A riddle for you… What am I?

CARNAGE

 

Confined by constraints upon which I cast

Uninvited are woe to breathe in their last

High upon bough or lower to earth

Encroach upon me

Increasing my girth

 

The nature of art the art of nature

In darkest of night I welcome the stranger

Creeping or crawling descend from above

Entrapped chosen weapon

Tight fit as a glove

 

Disturbed in my slumber for which I not rest

Pierced through the brain, stomach or breast

Eyes all around as I draw you near

Now in my grasp

To heighten your fear

 

Around and around and fading so fast

Exhale of your breath the last is the last

In darkness were you when brought into light

In darkness go now

As you lose this last fight

Please be good…

SOLILOQUY

My soliloquy was my demise

For the conversation was black

The condemnation of my soul

A vitriolic, vehement attack

 

Reduced to tears from the chiding voice

Again my childhood in turn

Like the whipping strap across my back

I could feel hell’s fire burn

 

No need to argue a point in kind

My ears aren’t listening now

The chance was had now run and hide

Distraught my secrets found

 

Blundering for words this idiot’s quest

Mindful though in vain

Poisonous accrual pours out from within

Indigent enduring pain

 

No vindication that time has passed

As the bitterest pill goes down

My soliloquy’s end now besmirched

Inured six feet underground