Tuesday, June 29, 2010

To Open The Door

I want to stub my heart on something new
I want to be harpooned and get love sick till I feel blue
If I could find another man to tangle my heart with passion and desire
If I could find another man to open my eyes to the glow of his fire.

I want to stub my heart on the vision of beauty unearthed in my life
… Love is waiting for me to open the door.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Desert Of Us

Baby rain on me
Baby don’t burn me alive
Baby tell me the life that I see isn’t a lie
These bones can keep tracking through the sands of time
But I need to know something is on the other side.

I haven’t seen life in this barren landscape for years
From the blue cloudless skies I know you’ve long gone astray
Don’t tell me you’re near, or the sand will disappear
I’ve got enough strength if you haven’t gone away


Our sweats combine
Our bodies intertwined
Our eyes are forming galaxies
The world around us is out of sight
Every inch of your body is a battlefield
Every time we touch we explode
You could knock me on the floor with just the brush of your hair
The weather changes but it leaves me wanting more
No storm could push me. The sun couldn’t melt me.
Those are only things you can make me do.
I bought you everything that our hearts had in store
We left the shop with empty shelves galore.
Now the oceans will divide us.
And people will surprise us.
But the solitude you replaced
Is nothing I’d try to chase again.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Trying To Forget Remembering

I’ve tried letting go
Giving into the tears
Praying if only the flood would wash away the thoughts of you
My hands have reached for new fruit
And feasted my eyes on more
But your place in my life, has become a hole so deep to refill
I try to build mountains to take the attention away

I’m rolling down this road spotting oasises on the side
And all I can think of is how beautiful you would look next to me under that sun
Nights go by and I remind myself of all the other stars in the sky
No matter what I dream, the only light I’ve been able to recall is yours

I pick up my feet
I walk on by
All the millions of people
who just make me feel more alone

Can I keep on walking far enough to cross you again
I just keep on walking
Trying to find something new
With or without you.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Acid Rain Rain Go Away

I wish I had always been good
I wish these hands could have been kept clean
I wish this smile had never faded away so many times
I wish I looked further ahead than the next step, if that
The road I stumbled down, track my jealousy through, let my hand sneak in pockets that weren’t mine
Danger was a frequent sign of the mistakes I’ve made

Some faces I see have a rainbow like radiance
I believe I will be able to forget the trouble I’ve caused
Out of me I will reflect a beauty that will say the storm in over for this man too

About Woe

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Words are our outright melody and no one else is going to play the songs you feel but yourself. Let me be more esoteric....just kidding. You may ask when reading my poetry, why do I use metaphors so often? After thinking that through, I honestly don't know why. My guess would be that language, though freeing, can also be restrictive. Especially in terms of expressing ourselves in attempt to understand ourselves. I, personally, get stuck in gears sometimes and I like to expand and break through traditional understanding of the concept at hand. I like to read what I'm feeling in different forms, and see if the language can lossen up more.