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

Nothing lasts forever…

THE TEMPORARY DWELLER

 

A leaf lost in the flurry of

The autumn’s crisp, cold breeze

Letting go of holding on

To life among the trees

 

A wave crashes upon the shore

With ever changing tides

Unlike its sister lake within

Captive on all sides

 

The sun will set then rising too

The moon through all its phases

Gentle is the morning dew

Kissing earth… with praises

 

And we are born to crawl then walk

The temporary dweller

To opened doors that close once more

Ascended to become as stellar

There is darkness…

DARK FALL

Regurgitating the vehemence of earth’s deathly torture

Expunging the ooze known as life

Lie still as the minions take pride in their virtue

Brought on by man’s venomous knife

 

Pose not a thought of your virtuous deity

Once given to make one’s own choice

T’was lost in the arrogance of man’s own infinity

No longer in this has he voice

 

Shrewd, though it seems the trumpet did sound

Though only deaf ears did it fall

As agony reaped through all that abound

On the last days of winter through fall

 

Oh pray if you will after all that’s been sigh

Now another’s to walk upon earth

Cry into the wind as no ears hear you cry

Fallen angels will fill to their girth

 

Reflect to the time of your youth told to pray

To the Father who gave His for you

Now late, late, late it is now in your day

Your life never no never anew

A song of family loss…

THE PRAYER

I said I’d be there just as fast as I can….

As a million thoughts ran through my mind

Phone hanging from my hand

 

And I dropped down upon my knees

Head bent hands clasped in prayer

Praying that on angels wings

I would soon be there….

 

Oh God… please help me make my way

It seems that time is flying by

Can I be there once more to say….

I love you….

To the rock within my life

What a father means to a son

A daughter or a wife…

 

I clambered out the door

With tears still in my eyes

Knowing that I had to tell

The daughter in his life

 

And when I got her on the phone

She knew it in my voice

I heard her start to pray aloud

There was no other choice

 

Oh God… please help me make my way

It seems that time is flying by

Can I be there once more to say….

I love you….

To the rock within my life

What a father means to his little girl

His son and to his wife…

 

As I ran through the door I knew

That I had come too late

The nurse said that he passed at noon

When I saw my mother bent to pray….

 

Oh God… please help me make my way

It seems that times been flying by

One last time I got to say….

I love you….

The rock within my life

What a father to our boy and girl

What a husband to this wife…

 

The best father to our boy and girl

The best husband to this wife….

 

(Spoken)

I love you my sweetheart

God’s peace

I’ll see you again one day