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Thursday, February 21, 2013


You took a child’s heart
You took a child’s hand & ripped their world apart
Broken bits all on the floor
Don’t you think about me anymore?
The sky isn’t falling, I know that now
But I am still fearful I don’t know how
To stop
To stop

Quietly, stuck in reverse
The past is such a blessing, such a curse
Filled with oceans never swam
Filled with all the things I wish I am
The earth is spinning, I know that now
But I am still fearful I don’t know how
To stop
To stop

Breathing in these shards of glass
Trying to make this pain, this feeling last
After feeling numb you welcome pain
You welcome bland when you feel insane
The sky isn’t falling, I know that now
But I am still fearful I don’t know how
To stop
To stop

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For You



My mind always gets the best of me
I’m not used to being happy
And I can’t be happy without being sad
And all of these emotions are driving me mad
If I could smile and hide the pain
Instead of focusing on the rain
I would, for you I would
If I could lie and say I’m fine
And I didn’t breakdown this time
I would, for you I would

Sunday, October 21, 2012

No Words

No words are needed
when I can listen to your heart.
The beats are loud and strong.
A beautiful song from your chest.

No words are needed
when I can feel my heart racing.
You try to listen but you cannot hear.
It's the fear that is hiding my tempo.

Bed

Feeling the heaviness in my bed
On my pillow, another head
Not a single word said
I love you.

Awake

Dreams of your hands
tracing my imperfections.
Dreams of your lips
kissing the wounds.
I am awake.
I am awake.

Beautiful

You call me beautiful
and you have this look in your
blue, green, hazel eyes
that makes me believe you.
I'm probably a fool.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My breaths have always been heavy
And my heart
My heart, well,
it beats in a minor chord
Dark but beautiful
I have never been happy
I have tasted it
Sweet
Sweet
Dripping from my lips
But never being absorbed
Inhaled
Digested
I don't see me as dark
I don't see me as sad
Or lonesome
Or depressed
I see me as haunted
Haunted
By others mistakes
My own
I can feel it all
So thick at night
Crushing
Sleep never came easy
Nightmares while awake
Such a feat
I don't require pity
Or saving
I long for peace
Just peace

Tainted

Haunted thoughts
Hidden in those dark crevices
A taste of happiness is tainted
Feeling
Knowing
What's right around the corner
I am elevated only to be slammed
Down
Down
Haunted thoughts
Leave me alone.

Ice Cold


When morning comes, will you be here?
Will I still be in your hold?
And do you mind, since you’re here
If I put my feet under yours if they get cold?
Oh, oh I know that chances are you’ll go
I will be left all hollow and here alone
Wrapped in my own arms with ice cold feet

Will you pretty please talk to me now?
Tell me everything about you
Baby, please, tell me now
Tell me every single thing until you’re through
Oh, oh I know chances are you won’t speak
I will be left all alone shaken and weak
Talking to myself, keeping myself company

When the end comes and darkness nears
Will you be there with me?
And do you think, if you’re there
If you’ll be my eyes when I can no longer see?
Oh, oh I know chances are you won’t be around
I will be left blind only with my sound
Confused and terrified I will die alone

Fire


Breathe in all the smoke, feel it burning in my lungs
How can you think that I could save you?
Skin’s on fire and I’m ready to get out of here
What did you think I could do for you?
My fingers are moving a mile a minute trying to break you free
Trembling as time is fading and you put your mouth right on me
Somebody’s knocking, maybe I’m paranoid, maybe it’s just my heart
Or maybe it’s just my brain, after all, it’s hard to tell the two apart

Oh, oh let’s burn this place down
Watch the flames lick the walls
No, no there’s no escape now
Come, come and fall

The heat is blazing, we’re black and blue sweating on the floor
How could you think this was the end?
I’m aching, out of breath, and shaking
We could help each other mend
But you pull and I scratch and you squeeze and I tug
As we begin to take a match to the bathroom rug
Somebody’s calling, maybe I’m paranoid, maybe it’s all in my head
Why put the fire out when we can feed it instead?

Oh, oh let’s burn this place down
Watch the flames lick the walls
No, no there’s no escape now
Come, come and fall

Enough


I want to be beautiful, I want to go really far
I want to scream at the top of my lungs, I want to set the bar
I want to the kiss the moon while standing on the ground
I want to be quiet sometimes, not feel that I need to make a sound
When will I be enough for you
When will I be enough
I want to be your everything, I want to feel whole
I want to feel you, your body and your soul
I want to kiss the sky while lying in my bed
No, I want to kiss the sky while in your arms instead
When will I be enough for you
When will I be enough
I want climb a mountain, I want to swim the sea
I want you to want to come along with me
I want to run forever without being out of breath
I want to live my life without being afraid of death
I want to be the one you kiss every day
I want to be the one who makes you want to stay
I want time to stand still, I want to slow down
I want  to let myself fall but I will never let myself drown
I want you beside me, I want to be your such and such
I just want your love, baby, is that too much?
When will I be enough for you
When will I be enough
When will I be enough for you
When will I be enough

Day By Day


I’m not looking for a handout
I’m not looking for charity
I know that I am nothing new
I know I’m not a rarity
I’m just trying to be me
Whoever that may be
Just trying to get along day by day
I’m not in it for the fame
Or for you all to know my name
Just trying to be content with okay

And if love never comes
If my heart is always still
I will forever carry hope
That one day it will
Be mine to have and hold
To warm me when I am cold
To help me get along day by day
I’m not in it for the moon
But I pray that it comes soon
And that it will forever stay

Crash


Open your mouth, breath me in
Let the taste on your tongue be my skin
The world has stopped just for you and I
So we can melt, so you can take me high
I inhale you you’re such a delicious drug
You’re so addictive I just can’t get enough
So I try to overdose on your kiss
I've never craved anything more than this


The sun seems to be shining brighter than usual, it could just be my eyes
They can’t seem to focus on anything but you, I’ve realized
I have never felt so clean as I do in between the time when day melts into night
I have never felt more alive as I do with you, I have never more right

I feel the wind pick up, the storm is coming and, for once, I don’t care
All the lightning and the thunder, the howling wind and pouring rain mean nothing to me, I swear
It can try to break us down, knock over the walls and wreck this town
But I can’t feel the rain or hear the sound as long as you’re around

Sugar


Sweet, my sweet
You’re like sugar on my tongue
Lightning in my fingertips
Honey oxygen inside my lungs
My blood has never rushed this fast
I feel it everywhere it goes
A crimson current to prove life
Swirling love inside my toes

Blew It


I was lost, I was lost in time
And I was trapped in my own mind
Had the chance to make you mine
But I blew it, I blew it
I wasn’t strong, then again, how could I be
When you nearly had what I thought was all of me
I never had a chance at being free
And you knew it, you knew it

I lost myself in the thought of you
In the thought of us, in a moment of truth
In the heat of the night and out of spite
I said goodbye

I chose to stand next to the sea
And at one time I prayed it would swallow me
What’s a human with no identity?
I chose it, I chose it
I ran away from my past and thought I had won
As I raised my dusty palms to the sun
My victory ended as soon as it had begun
G-d knows it, G-d knows it

I lost myself in the thought of you
In the thought of us, in a moment of truth
In the heat of the night and out of spite
I said goodbye

Loneliness is in my bones
Now that I am all alone
A masochist who hates the pain
I try to drain you from my veins

I lost myself in the thought of you
In the thought of us, in a moment of truth
In the heat of the night and out of spite
I said goodbye

Charmed


Questions fill my mind and worry fills my eyes
I just don’t understand just how you feel
You call me beautiful and ask me to dance
I can’t tell the reveries from the real
And I’m caught up in your charm and your disguise
I’m caught between the stupid and the wise
Don’t you think maybe we can get by on fate’s sweet surprise?
Or maybe beautiful lies?

I’ve never been anything anyone would want
I’m not used to the role I’ve been suddenly placed
The confusion, the haze in my eyes and my heart
All the sweet dilemmas I have been faced
And I’m caught up in your charm and your disguise
I’m caught between the stupid and the wise
Don’t you think maybe we can get by on fate’s sweet surprise?
Or maybe beautiful lies?

Maybe it’s true and I mean something to you
But I’ve never meant anything before
So this is all new and I don’t know what to do
It’s hard to admit I’ve never wanted anything more
And I’m caught up in your charm and your disguise
I’m caught between the stupid and the wise
Don’t you think maybe we can get by on fate’s sweet surprise?
Or maybe beautiful lies

Summer Ends


These city lights aren’t shining quite as bright as I thought they would
They’re nothing compared to the stars in your eyes
You’re getting dressed in the back of my tiny apartment in a drafty spot
I play a sad song and beg and plead for you to tell me beautiful lies

August is over and you’re not falling in love will fall
And we are over when summer ended autumn ended it all

There’s this chill in the air it digs in deep and sticks in your bones
The tourists all migrating back to wherever the hell they came
Fill your suitcase with stacks of memories you’ll throw at as soon as you’re home
You’ll remember these city lights longer than you’ll ever remember my name

August is over and you’re not falling in love will fall
And we are over when summer ended autumn ended it all

The sun is setting, the horizon looks closer and closer with each day
Maybe I could reach it if September didn’t come to take you away

August is over and you’re not falling in love will fall
And we are over when summer ended autumn ended it all

Beautiful


You sang these songs that spoke to me
And I ate up every single fucking word
So you lied, such beautiful lies
The most gorgeous of lies that I had ever heard

Again and Again


I hope you didn’t see
The hope seeping out of me
I hope you didn’t see me cry
I try to be so strong
My damn heart is always wrong
And my head is rarely right
Dizzy on my heels and weak in my knees
I fall in the grass and stare up at trees
I lie to myself and deny all that’s true
Tell my heart it’s a snake and to stop beating for you

There are cracks in these walls
That allow me to fall
Again and again and again
It’s so hard to stand still
When no one else will
So I just fall again and again

Pulled down into the sea
Just to lose me
To lose everything I became
To be lost in a wave
Is the one thing I crave
Instead, here I am, whispering your name
Falling through time can be so divine
Falling in love is choosing to resign
To someone who will never know who you are
No matter how close, no matter how far

There are cracks in these walls
That allow me to fall
Again and again and again
It’s so hard to stand still
When no one else will
So I just fall again and again

Crazy


Do you think I’m crazy?
Yeah, you probably do
I can’t say I’d blame you
After all we’ve been through
I try to tell myself
Everything good ends
Why can’t we be more
Than just lovely friends?
I don’t think you get it, I don’t you think you see
How it makes me feel when you don’t see me
I just have this feeling in the pit of my soul
That I’ll never get the pieces back that you stole

Kiss me tell me we’re okay
Tell me you think about me every second every day
Play me a love song just to tell me how you feel
Let me know that this is real

Do you think I’m scared?
Yeah. You’re probably right
I’m terrified of getting hurt
Each and every night
I try to tell myself
That it’s all in my head
But I can’t help but think
I’ll be let down instead
I don’t think you get it, I don’t you think you see
How it makes me feel when you don’t see me
I just have this feeling in the pit of my soul
That I’ll never get the pieces back that you stole

Kiss me tell me we’re okay
Tell me you think about me every second every day
Play me a love song just to tell me how you feel
Let me know that this is real

I know I’m not perfect, I’m not even close
Can I be the one that you want the most?
Can you just tell me straight yes or no

Kiss me tell me we’re okay
Tell me you think about me every second every day
Play me a love song just to tell me how you feel
Let me know that this is real

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ribs

My heart races
It's pounding beneath my rib cage
Funny thing: a rib cage
Meant to protect your heart from getting hurt
But what happens when the pain isn't physical?
What good is a rib cage to me then?

don't let go

don't let go
hold onto my heart
feel it beating in your palm
don't you dare break it apart
don't let go
even when it starts to sting
learn to just love the pain
it can change everything
don't let go

Your Best

If I can't fall asleep would you forgive me?
Because you're better than any possible dream
If I lay here on your chest could you forget the rest
And just try your very best
Never let me feel alone again
Never let me shiver from the wind
Never let such a good thing end
Can you try your best for me?

If I kiss your lips would you grab me by the hips
And watch the world with me as it slips?
And if I say three words what will I get in return?
Will you turn to ice or will we burn?
Never let me feel alone again
Never let me shiver from the wind
Never let such a good thing end
Can you try your best for me?

What would you say if I could find a way
To interlock hands and allow you to stay
What would you do if I said I choose you?
Would you tell me you feel the same, too?
Never let me feel alone again
Never let me shiver from the wind
Never let such a good thing end
Can you try your best for me?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Know You Do

It's not a denial, it's not a confirmation
You try so hard to avoid the conversation
I put it all out there, I took a breath and I took the dive
I still got hurt but I also am still alive

Confusion

I am so lost
Was it something I said?
Were we ever alive
To really be dead?
Confusion comes easy these days

A whirlwind beginning
Caught us both in the air
I always chose truth
While you always took dare
Confusion comes easy these days

One wrong move
Your queen is taken away
To live in solitude
And pretend she's okay
Confusion comes easy these days

And I spew out apologies
That I shouldn't have to make
As you sit shrouded
Reluctantly admitting your mistake
Confusion comes easy these days

My brain is my nemesis
Something warns me to flee
Telling me that you are
Stealing the best out of me
Confusion comes easy these days

But I hand you the olive branch
I try to make amends
Are we nothing more
Than haphazard friends?
Confusion comes easy these day

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sung


What once was bright is all brown
What once was up is now down
And you try to tell me nothing’s changed
The wind is sour on my tongue
The bird’s song was already sung
By a sun so cold and deranged
It seems you were right, nothing’s changed


Special

Opened up
Safety in the thought of you
Us
The mind can be torture
Bliss
Imprisonment
Freedom
Entangled, enraptured
My heart can't decide
My mind is no help
My gut is silent
Intuition ran away
You, us
We

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Number One Zero

Sidewalk is cracked
Shattered in fact
It’s just another thing that I can’t fix
You take my hand
Ask me to understand
It’s just another one of the heart’s little tricks
You’ve been waiting for someone to save you for quite some time now
I promise if I could I would try to find a way somehow

Oh, baby, I’m not a hero
I can’t even save myself
I’m just your number one zero
You have me confused with somebody else

You don’t beg, I can see it in your eyes
You think your smile is such a good disguise
You think I won’t catch on to what you desire
I can help you pick up the pieces
But I cannot smooth out the creases
No matter how hard I try, I cannot put out that fire

Oh, baby, I’m not a hero
I can’t even save myself
I’m just your number one zero
You have me confused with somebody else

I can kiss you, tell you sweet lies
Like everything will be all right
Truth is I want to be what you need
But I can’t save you, no, not tonight

Oh, baby, I’m not a hero
I can’t even save myself
I’m just your number one zero
You have me confused with somebody else
Oh, baby, I’m not a hero
I can’t even save myself
I’m just your number one zero
You have me confused with somebody else
With somebody else, with somebody else
With somebody, somebody

Sidewalk is cracked
Shattered in fact
It’s just another thing that I can’t fix

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happiness?

I wait for the sound
The crash, the calamity
Of reality hitting the ground

I wait for the noise
The chaos, the explosion
Of all consciousness destroys

Is this all there is? Is there nothing more?
Is there no destruction or disaster in store?
I'm not use to quiet, tranquility is as foreign to me
As love in light or in dark or the joys of being free

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thunder & Rain

No one smiles quite like you do
Do you think I could smile with you?
The clouds are gray but the sky is blue
Let’s go wherever your hands lead you
I am willing and I am waiting
I am thunder and I am rain
I am shaking and I am quaking
I am pleasure and I am pain

The air thick with sweet and sour tension
Stuck between us with wire suspension
I’m giving you my undivided attention
Because we both know my intentions
I am willing and I am waiting
I am thunder and I am rain
I am shaking and I am quaking
I am pleasure and I am pain

Don’t think too much, put your mind at ease
I am only here to please
Don’t think too much, put your mind to rest
I am willing to give you my best

I am willing and I am waiting
I am thunder and I am rain
I am shaking and I am quaking
I am pleasure and I am pain

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Attention

You clear your throat
Loudly
Trying to get my attention
I force myself to not look
That's all you want
My attention
You never intended for anything more
You smiled
You talked
You touched
But you were just playing
Child's play and nothing more
You just wanted my attention
I won't give it to you
I won't give in

She cries at romantic comedies wishing it were her life
Instead of the drama that it is
She does it to herself; she’s unhappy but unwilling to change anything
She laughs loudly and nervously
She’s been found out

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chaos and panic
Emaciated they strut
Horses in the hood


(this is in response to a recent news report about someone abandoning dozens of emaciated horses in the roads of a nearby extremely impoverished and violent neighborhood)

I love the way your name feels on my lips
But I bet I'd love the way you feel on my lips more
But I can only imagine, for now
Leave her and join me and let me experience you
And you can be the first to experience me

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Not Mine

Slipping out of your lips, words and breath
I won’t forget those words, not even at my death
And for a second I forgot you weren’t mine
I would love to save that second, freeze it in time

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You Melt Me

This is different
I have never had this reaction before
Foreign to my me, to my body
I hear your voice and get chills
Good chills
You look at me and my insides flutter
My heart is jammed in my throat
You talk to me
And I just nod because I can't talk
I can't breathe
I blush and sweat and smile
You wink and I melt
I fucking melt

Eyes on me
Your eyes on me
Blood rushes to my cheeks
I'm flattered
But you're taken
Don't play with me
Don't tease me
I've been here before
Either make a move or
Leave me alone
Break my heart if you have to
Be blunt and rude
Make me hate you
Anything to help me
Get you or forget you

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is for you
All of this
The clothes and the flare and the make-up and the hair
This if for you
All of this
The smiles and the cares and the looks that turn to stares
This is for you
All of this
The racing and the beating and the trembling and the bleeding
This is for you
All of this
The worries and the concern and the doubting of your return
This is for you
All of this
The tears and the sleepless nights and the dreams and the fights
This is for you
All of this
The concerned looks and rolled eyes and the lectures and the sighs

They’re telling me to run away
It’s not a good idea to be in love with you
I understand the words but, honestly,
The feeling behind them is moot
And if my heart gets broken I’ll only have myself to blame
I love you and I don’t think you even know my name
So I sit alone at night creating a plan
To seduce a married man

I’m not saying that it’s right
Because I know that is wrong
There’s no use in lying
When you’ve done it for so long
And it’s the oldest story in the book
It all started with a stolen look
Don’t think I don’t understand
It’s wrong to love a married man

You’re just across the room
And it’s really hard not to stare
But I don’t want you to know
Even though I’m sure that you’re aware
And I’m just woman with a schoolgirl crush
And I believe I can keep things hush-hush
If you would give me a chance I’ll show you I can
Keep a secret and love a married man

Turn me away I’m a monster
Don’t know why I’m acting this way
Despite my parents past, what they’ve both done wrong
This just isn’t the way I was raised
So push me away turn me down
Tell me that I better get out of town
Tell me there’s no way that you can
Let me love you, a married man

The Married Man

I’m sorry that you see it that way
Yes, I know that it’s wrong
No matter what I’m doing, what I’ve done
It’s been in the back of mind my mind all along
But I can’t erase my past
I can only learn from my mistakes
I know the stakes are high
But you don’t know the strength it takes
To tell someone that you love
That this love was never right
And it was all their fault after all
Why did they kiss you that one night?
But I would never say that
Because both of us are to blame
He might have started it
But it takes two to play the game
I didn’t exactly tell him no
I know, now, that I should’ve went ahead
And pushed him off of me
And turned away and fled
But his lips felt so right
Pressed against my own
With his hands on my skin
And the thrill of being alone
Judge me all you want
Cuz we’d all like to say that we
Wouldn’t be as weak as I was
That we’d do what’s right morally
I hope that one day
You’ll finally fall in the love
And you think they’re just perfect
Like an angel from above
But they belong to another
And I hope that they persist
And pursue you endlessly
Until one night you two kiss
And you can’t control yourself
Because you’re heart is racing fast
And you don’t worry about the future
And you forget about you’re past
But until you’re in that place
In their arms and you can’t help but feel
That this is what home feels like
And that this love is truly real
You can never shake your head
Wag your finger in my face
Tell me what’s right from wrong
Or put me in my place
You don’t know what it’s like
And I can’t make you understand
How horrible it is
To be in love with a married man

One, Not Two

Earth parts and one falls in
One, not two
Swirls like dark paint, up and down
Just a matter of time
Flowers crumble into ashes
Salty rain and shrieking thunder
The Earth closes
Darkness for one
One, not two

Crushing Dream

My head on your chest
Moving in a current of up and down rhythmic breaths
Your right hand on the small of my back
My right arm over your midsection
You trace my face with your left forefinger
And linger on my lips
I slowly raise me body so we're face to face
I hover just for a second to make you kiss me
I'm not at fault if you kiss me
That's what they've been telling me
It's a soft, romantic kiss and my heart flutters
I lay my head on your chest to hear your heart racing as well
I hear music in the background
I wake up
Such a crushing dream

Failed Affair

You thought I was a child
I thought you were a man
I guess we both were wrong

Sunday, February 20, 2011

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

She says it like it's a bad thing
I'm over being brainwashed
Having to choose a side
If you would ask me now I would choose him
He protected me, not you
He taught me how to be an adult, not you
I broke his heart once but never again
I still can't forgive you
Not right now
For pinning me against him
And I haven't forgiven myself
For falling for your insanity

All Relative

Sometimes a fear grips me
I recognize that I am partly you
A swift movement or the tone in my voice
And I freeze
Knowing exactly who I'm imitating
Mimicking
I get sick to my stomach
Not because I don't love you
I just don't want to be you

Monday, February 14, 2011

You’re waiting for an apology when I’ve done nothing wrong
We can only ignore each other for so long
Neither of us wants budge
Neither of us wants to give in
I know you can hold a grudge
I know living together isn’t livin’

I wish I had never given you that gift
I opened up my heart and you ripped it to bits
All I want is to please you no matter how sick it may sound
Now all I have is silence and it’s shaking the ground

I know you have issues, hell don’t we all
Some aren’t as big as yours but eventually even the mighty have to fall
Do you want to go on this way?
Silence and diverted eyes
Ghosts passing in the hallway
Now that I’ve ripped away your disguise

I wish I had never given you that gift
I opened up my heart and you ripped it to bits
All I want is to please you no matter how sick it may sound
Now all I have is silence and it’s shaking the ground

And I’m hurting like you
Can’t we just talk like we used to
Where did it all go wrong?
You’re pushing me away
Maybe that’s what you want
So it’s easier for us to part ways

I wish I had never given you that gift
I opened up my heart and you ripped it to bits
All I want is to please you no matter how sick it may sound
Now all I have is silence and it’s shaking the ground
Now all I have is silence and it’s shaking the ground

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Show

Words flowing
Incomprehensible to my foreign ears
Jagged movements and hands in the air
Dozens of screams that last for minutes
A figure in the center
Pushing to get closer
Bright lights and vibrations on the floor
Bouncing bodies and sticky ground
Figure smiles and walks away

What A Waste

You’re just wasting your time with all this nonsense
You only got one life to live
You’re using it to fight, complain, and steal
When the goal of life is to see how much love you can give

Friday, January 14, 2011

I stare at the brown river and my heart just falls out
Still beating on the ground
Causing an earthquake
I bend to pick it up but my quivering hands can't quite grasp it
And the rocking earth prevents me from standing still
It rolls underneath a rose bush
And I say, "What a cliche? Surely I'll be cut by these thorns."
Instead the bush turned to ice and my hands froze inches away from my beating heart
Just out of my reach and I use my last breath to sigh

Monday, November 15, 2010

Origami

I would origami the moon if I only could 
In a crane shape so it could fly to you 
It would bring light to your eyes make you smile and laugh
You know, like you used to 
I would make a river of your tears so we could float off together 
Just get away from this place 
And I would hold your hand like I used to 
And we could float off into space

Resentment

I wish I could drain your blood from my veins
Deny that I'm associated with your name
Forget you and all you did back then
You're the fuckin reason they think they need men
Think they need booze think they need weed
To cover up the scars and forget they're your seed
I can't help but cringe just at the thought
That you're part of me like a disease that I caught
That I can't get rid of no matter how hard I try
Despite the pills that I pop and the tears that I cry
I want to get over this, move on, and forgive
I want to get away from this anger and finally live
But as long as I still see your face every day
I'm still all too happy that you passed away
It comforts me that you can no longer hurt people I know
Except for all of the wounds that they try not to show   

Monday, November 8, 2010

I thought I found love once
In the back of a mouth
Tastes, textures unknown to my tongue
But swallowed & digested; it disappeared
And I’ve searched and burned the earth
Looking, searching, yearning
To find that feeling
To hold it again
To never let it escape

I thought I found love once
In a pile of crumpled clothes
Sweat rimmed necklines
And a beer stain on the back of one arm
Heavy breathing elbows and hair
Flying about every which way
Madness, beauty, chaos, pain
Empty left side in the morning
Ever since I’ve been trying to reel that joy back in

I thought I found love once
In the reflection in the mirror
Curves abound and eyes that shimmered
In the light; curls framing a beautiful face
A smile that showed no pain
Then the scars came into view
Tears welled up and I floated back down
To a bloated reality
Searching, still, to find that relief

I searched for love with no avail
Until I searched no more
I found love buried within the ground
Cold and dead and turned to earth
I wept and smiled and laughed and realized
I realized
Love
Doesn’t want to be found

Time

If I could forget the time life would be easy
Just shatter the seconds into shards
The hours just melt like a frozen winter
And minutes my mind just disregards
Maybe I could breathe a little bit calmer
Maybe my heart could beat a steady tune
I try to forget all about the clocks that surround me
But I can’t help hoping you’d come back soon

Because every second it hurts to breathe
Every minute I try not to cry
Every hour I just feel completely empty
Every day I feel a piece of me die

They say time will eventually ease the pain
It only seems harder with each tick
It’s been 4 days 3 hours and 11 minutes since you left
My how time doesn’t go by so quick
I try to smile just to try to fool myself
And to think you’ll be walking through that door
But they’re just dreams because I know that you’re gone
Since you left, there’s no need for time any more

Because every second it hurts to breathe
Every minute I try not to cry
Every hour I just feel completely empty
Every day I feel a piece of me die

I need to pick up these pieces
I need to stop wasting my days
It’s for me to be strong now
And stop myself from these miserable ways

Now every second it gets easier to breathe
Every minute I don’t even want to cry
Every hour I feel a little less empty
Every day I thank G-d that I’m alive

Lion

I’ve torn up the pages I wrote just to write the same damn thing
You’re on my brain, can’t you tell? You just make me wanna sing
Make me wanna spit it, make me wanna rhyme
You make me wanna do nothing but talk about you all the time
You’re on my mind and I find that I don’t want nothing else but to be there
You’re on my mind and I find that life really isn’t fair
Because you’re there and I’m here, I cry and the crowd cheers
They drown in booze, I drown in tears
I hold onto pain, they hold their beers, and the years, but not their fears
Like my fears that are so fierce that break my heart
Rip it apart, but I’m strong I know I am
Like a lion not like a lamb
And I roar and let it go, let it out, out so slow
And I know that I can make it, I know I’ll persevere
Because I know I will never surrender to the fear
That we will never be and if it’s true I know I’ll be okay
Because I know you’ll realize what you missed out on one day
So take it now or hold your piece, take me now or release
Because I will not be tied up and be teased
If you found somebody else just be honest let me know
If you’re honest it will hurt, but it will be easier to let you go

Seconds

Seconds slipped away
Like the light in her eyes
Staggered breaths, a weary glance
As another minute dies
Maybe three months
Three weeks, three days
It’s hard to see the light
Through all of the haze
Pain the color of night
The blackness that blinds
But it never was as dark
As the thoughts in our minds
Our selfishness grew
Oh our hearts were so weak
As we watched her lie still
She couldn’t even speak
We begged for her to stay
But it was her time to go
I like to think she knew
Something we couldn’t know
As peace washed over her
We all knew it was time
For us to remember her in our hearts
But to also say goodbye

I handed you my heart and you took it
You put in your right breast pocket
You told me it would be safe there
But it broke while it was in your care
You told me that you’d love me forever
Here I thought forever ended when I die
But here I am all alone at home
Cuz yesterday you said goodbye

And I’m only mad at myself for trusting you
I’m only upset because I always knew
That you’d break me apart eventually
And I got no else to blame but me

I remember your smile that one night
When we made love after our first fight
You told me if this if it’s how it’s going to be
That you would stay permanently
Maybe we have different dictionaries
Cuz your definition is different than mine
Here you were packing up all of your things
And there I was thinking everything was fine

And I’m only mad at myself for trusting you
I’m only upset because I always knew
That you’d break me apart eventually
And I got no else to blame but me

I just called to say
Hello, how ya doing?
I found a box of your stuff
It was stuffed in the back of our room
I mean my room, yeah my room
Well… I love you, I mean I hate you

And I’m only mad at myself for trusting you
I’m only upset because I always knew
That you’d break me apart eventually
And I got no else to blame but me
Yeah you broke me apart rather quickly
And I got no else to blame but me

I walk these streets with a heavy heart
The world falls apart
Shatters, shards broken dreams, broken parts
Crumbling down to the depths of existence
Chills my spine as my mind reminisces
Dark paths I’ve worn and trailed away
But night eventually turns back to day
As dawn breaks and the sun rises high
Spread the wings of hope and take to the sky
The clouds like years foggy and fly by
Soar right on through won’t let the spirit die
Rely on no one but eternal love
Pours down in the rays of the sun’s shine above
Born into light, same way that I’ll pass
Pass from this place, pass the space
In between, straight up with the calming breeze
Across the land and over the seas
Mind at ease eternally
Breathing in the scent of peace
As we taste the rain, the earth, the sky
We search for the truth and smash through the lies

Calling

Walking crowded streets just not to feel alone
In this city no place ever feels like home
I call you over and over hoping to hear you speak
I need your strength because I’m so damn weak

All Over Again

I walk around with this smile
I put on a happy face
I still go out once in a while
Just to get away from this place
I can’t go into our room
It’s too hard to walk through that door
I’ll just still look for you
And realize you’re not here any more

Chorus
And it breaks my heart all over again
And I’ll have to face it right there and then
I thought you’d be with me forever, I should’ve known
Now I am here all alone

I go to sing to you
Just like I used to do
But you can’t hear me any more
Not like you used to
I still talk to you
Like you’re still here
Until I remember
Confirming my biggest fear

Chorus-Repeat

And I hope you know
I never wanted you to go
And I hope you know
That I love you

Chorus-Repeat2x

But I know I’m never alone

Pride

You tell me it takes time well it always takes too much time
To make me feel slightly alright
To watch blood coarse through veins takes always the same amount of seconds
As it did last night
I don’t know what’s going on in my brain because the beat of my heart is so damn loud
I’m dying to just make you proud

A Wish

I’ve felt this way before, way before you
But that was when I was young and the feeling wasn’t true
Now you can see why I’m hesitant to love you
I wish that I didn’t have this fear
I wish I didn’t wish that he was here

The Ship

I try so hard to let it slip away
Through my fingers and to live another day
But my grip is just too damn tight
I’m afraid of bringing down this ship
And if I have to go down with it

‘Cause all I can see is the sea tonight
And the sky is black and my soul is weak
Trembling nerves until I can’t speak
Say goodbye to the pearls on our skin
And wonder where the horizon begins

Because we can’t breathe at the same time
The air you breathe will never be mine
So don’t let me fall from the sky
Don’t catch the stars just let them die

The sun is shining the air is sweet
I can feel the heat
The moon is full and the stars are bright
I can hear the cries of the night
I tell the trees to stand tall
I tell the stars to shoot don’t ever fall
Do you think they hear me?

I broke skin and watched the wound bleed
I broke ground and dug up your seed
I dove in to feel what it’s like to drown
I picked fruit to watch it brown
I tell the water to keep going
I tell the plants to keep growing
Do you think they hear me?

They told me to claim what I can
‘Cause everything else belongs to the man
I told them that I don’t want that sky
I just wanna hear the weeping willows cry
I tell the birds to keep singing
And I tell freedom’s bell to keep ringing
Do you think they hear me?

I tell the children to always play
And I beg time not to slip away
Do you think they hear me?
Do you think they hear me?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Not Yet

I want to say that I forgive you, I do
But the tears in my eyes don’t lie
The pain is still too fresh
Six years, six years and my heart is still sore
To think that I loved you for so many years
Years

I want to say that I forgive you, I do
And every now I then I think about it
Maybe I’m a lesser person because
I
Can’t
Let
Go
Surely we all make mistakes

I want to say that I forgive you, I do
But what you did wasn’t a mistake
It wasn’t a lapse in judgment
It wasn’t a one-time occurrence
You don’t deserve my forgiveness
No

I want to say that I forgive you, I do
She says I should, they say I shouldn’t
And my heart is torn and I seek
I seek
I seek out the guidance from G-d
I seek out HIS strength
HIS love

I want to say that I forgive you, I do
And I’m trying every day
Every day of my life is a struggle
Knowing
Knowing what you did and who you did it to
I’m trying
To forgive you
But not yet
Not yet

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rebirth

Ripped from the womb cold air upon my skin
A child born in love, a child born in sin
Crying to return to the safety of my hole
Crying for redemption for my forsaken soul
The pain of the world was thrust upon me
They held open my eyelids forcing me to see
I didn’t want to believe in a world so filled up with hate
A world living on luck instead of glorious fate
I buried my head deep, deep underground
No sights to see, no smells to smell, my ears never filled with sound
Solitude was my prison and my prison was my home
My home was my safety and my safety an observation dome
To observe the thoughts within my brain
The thoughts, the ticking, the inane
Sounds that go through a mind, a fragile mind
A child’s thoughts that were deaf, that were lame, that were blind
Folded hands on bended knees
A bowed head, stale bread, rosaries
A man blowing smoke into your pores
Holy water flooding, spilling out the doors
There due to tradition, due to cowardice, due to obligation
Listening to the words I didn’t believe, listening but no real concentration
I am a stranger among the blood coursing through my own veins
Locked up by the need to please, bounded spiritually by chains
A crucifix around my neck and bitter wine between my lips
I break away from their grasp, I break away from their grips
I am them and they are me but we have followed different streams
Our tradition, thanks to me, is ruined so it seems
Ripped from the womb cold air upon my skin
A child born in love, a child born in sin

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Grasp

I am mute
I am deaf
I am blind
I am lame
I remember
Not one thing
Not even
My name
I grasp
At straws
Invisible
To me
I grasp
At a life
That can
Never be

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mémé

My name escapes your mind
Lost, lost in thoughts of years that you can no longer determine
To my father, which is this son? Or is it my beloved?
Gone for twenty years
Gone, gone like the childhood of a single girl
A daughter burdened by a mother gone mad
Burying a baby deep in the Earth
Trying to drown the life, a life fleeting until saved
Insanity, at least for a moment
Troubled, troubled a life that confused seconds with decades
One minute you're middle-aged the next a mere child
No older than the son on your lap
Rage envelopes the love that the heart should feel
And did just momments ago
Lost, lost in thoughts of years deceased
Years passed, years surrendered to a mind that has lost the nimbleness
The hands are still sharp but the mind, the mind...
I see a glint in those eyes and it makes me think
Maybe you're there somewhere... maybe you're sharper, brighter than you seem
Is it all an act? A facade? A hoax?
Then the glint is gone and we leave the nursing home

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Memories in the faces, each wrinkle on each cheek
Spirits that were once strong that somehow became weak
Hearts that were once full became empty with each tear
An unbreakable ounce of love gets shattered just by fear
Common blood running through veins pulsing under skin
Hearts and egos settle with a loss, too humble to just win
Their struggle is their battle and their battle is their life
Their motto: there can be no enjoyment without there being strife
Too modest to claim victory, too proud to concede
Too unselfish to realize just what their lives might need
A hungry child’s mouth open wide in wait for some bread
A man who’ll work every day of his life until he’s good and dead
We’ve lost that gene somewhere from generations that have passed
As technology took over the land we knew hard work wouldn’t last
So we type away click-click-click, until our fingers become sore
How soon that we forget the labored lives of family yore

Monday, February 8, 2010

Life

You blink your eyes and the world changes
No one notices the second that has passed
A breath, your last breath is inhaled
And no one notices it was your last

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dream of Death

Clean and pure like a baby's first breath
Just as innocent as a well intentioned death
I open my hands and throw light in their eyes
Like the light one sees before that one dies
My feet don't move as fast as my head
I race through the blood and bones of those dead
I spread out my arms like wings and try to fly
I just fall from the ledge presumably to die
I open my eyes just in time to see
That it was a dream and I am still me

End/Beginning

Sweat beads on the skin of the fruit
Open my lips but the heat made me mute
I climb down the tree with stars in my hands
They burn holes in my flesh, holes in the lands
I run from this forest and out to the sea
Because I know that they are looking for me
I jump on a wave but the tide brings me in
It seems I shall end before I begin

The Tree

Looking for life inside of a tree
Chop it down with my axe to see what I can see
Rings, rings, all around, all around
With my bare hands I pull the roots from the ground
Shake off the dirt and throw them up in the sky
Since that's where I was told things go when they die

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blech

Warm breath, cigarette coffee stale
I hold my breath trying not to inhale
Walk away please, walk away now
I would reject you but I wouldn't know how

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ashes

Rip open the clouds and toss them aside
They pour down the ashes of stars that have died
They float on down, down to the land
Float on the breeze and into my hand
I sprinkle them into the Earth
Sit and watch the ashy seeds give birth
These sprouts sprout wings and learn to fly
Away back home, back to the sky

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Deception

I hurt myself so I will not hurt you
I hide behind this mask because I cannot be true
To be true to myself may mean you deny
Me, my dreams, my love so it's easier to lie

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Moon

Raindrops pour from the sky
Raindrops, raindrops from each eye
They thunder down on top my head
They whisper freedom for the dead
I hold the heart of a man
I hold it just because I can
I compare him to the stars above
I compare him to eternal love
He didn't like who I was
I asked why he said because
He walked into outer space
I lit the moon and burned down the place

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A spark
One little spark
Shines through the night
Shines through the dark
A spark
That exudes peace and love
That emits happiness and hope
A ceaseless ember above
If one little spark
Can light the way
What would happen
If we all shined today?
No time like the present
To forgive the past
Teach a new generation
Peace has come at last
Put down the daggers
Put down the guns
Sisters and daughters
Brothers and sons
Walk away from the hate
Walk away from the rage
Time to learn tolerance
It's the dawn of a new age
Let negativity leave
Let it drown in the sea
Let one race rise
The race of humanity
Join hands at last
Let ignorance go
Once we do this
Then we will know
True love
True peace
From the United States
To the Middle East
Join in on the movement
One love for all man
What thousands of years haven't taught us
One day can

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Show

I try to hide behind this mask of peace
Don’t wanna unleash
The anger inside of me
I try to please everyone
Impossible goal
I paste a smile on my face so nobody knows
It’s just a show
Just a show
Nobody knows
This ain’t me, no
Take another drink to forget about the past
Just relax
It happened so fast
Maybe at last
I can let it go
I can let it flow
I can let it go
It’s just a show
Just a show
Nobody knows
This ain’t me, no, no
Twenty-one almost twenty-two
I don’t know what to even do
Got something to prove
To no one but you
Myself? No so much
I could care less about such
Things that you could have
Like Midas touch
Turning hearts into gold
But I’ve been told
Love can’t be sold
It’s just a show
Just a show
Nobody knows
This ain’t me no
It’s just a show
Just a show
Nobody knows
This ain’t me no, no
This ain’t me no, no
This ain’t me no, no

Monday, August 31, 2009

I Am A Dreamer

Walk away, world’s crumblin’
I keep stumblin’
Tryin’ to keep true to myself, be humble and
Know I hold a heart that’s so fragile and
I have a place in this world so I keep travelin’
Like a lost, poor, and hungry soul, unravelin’
The pieces of my faith that are worth havin’ and
Lookin’ for his face in all that I see
Lookin’ for the answers of just how to be free
It’s just me and HIS Majesty, my deity
Walkin’ ‘cross this lonely land all the way to the sea
Now I see I thought I was lost in many ways
I never laughed, I always cried, never sang any praise
To my G-d who blessed me with all of my days
Helped me see the light at the end of the maze
I was crazy, so lazy
Mind so hazy
From the negativity, now it don’t faze me
Force the darkness out and let the light shine in
Push your ego away and let peace begin
To fill the void that left your soul weakened
Say ‘Yes, I believe’ and let HIS light seep in

Look inside yourself
HE is there
Look inside yourself
HE is there

I’ve turned my back a time or two I’ll admit it
But now I’m dedicated, I’m committed
To turn my life around one step at a time
I once was weak now I’m ready to climb
To climb
Up and above all of the hate
Ready to climb on up and accept my fate
I’ve prayed G-d that it ain’t too late to finally free myself of all of this weight
That’s been put on my shoulders since I was young
It’s a wonder I never picked up a gun
Though it was tempting coming straight from the devil’s tongue
But I pulled myself up rung by rung
To be closer to YOU my G-d, my redeemer
Thanks to YOU I am a dreamer
A believer
In all of your power, all of your glory
I’m ready to accept my life’s story
It’s by your grace that I’ve made it here today
YOU believed in me even as I was led astray
Knew I’d come back some day
And here I am back on my knees and I pray
For forgiveness of all of my sins
And to thank you for all of my losses and all of my wins
And letting me know with every story ending a new one begins
A new chapter, a new life meaning
Thank you for intervening
I wish I could I have no regrets
But I haven’t made peace with my mistakes quite yet
And I know to forgive but to never forget
Forgive myself for getting upset
At you when you weren’t the one to blame
Even then, in my darkest hour you came
To show me the way
To show me the way

Look inside yourself
HE is there
Look inside yourself
HE is there
HE is thereHE is there

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I try to walk away quietly
Maybe then they won’t see who I am or who I wanna be
Camouflage with the negativity
Slip away benevolently
Or maliciously
Whatever comes over me
As I flee to the nearest exit to serenity
Beaten paths and I laugh at all the hypocrisy
‘No hate! No, wait, except for you
Cause I hate every tiny little abstract thing you do
From how you comb your hair to how you tie your shoes’
You can’t be for peace and for hatred, too
Pick one side or the other
Don’t say you love and then stab each other
Bend to the ground hold your head, duck for cover
Bout to blow up maybe then you’ll discover
That there’s just one life on Earth you don’t get another
And if you mess up then you’re in trouble brother
Cause ain’t nobody got your back
When every statement for peace you make you retract
Rewind stick in false facts
False hopes, slip through the cracks
All you’re gonna get is flack
From the pack of the others who are just like you
Liars and cheats who got nothin’ else to do
But run their mouths like they gettin’ ready to chew
And I sit and listen to all y’all and know none of it’s true
No one else go my back but myself and you know who
Tearin holes in the skies
Don’t need a disguise
Or lies
Or fireflies
In your eyes
Just catch you by surprise
Just realize
Ain’t no compromisin’ when you’re talking to Him
People been tryin’ that game time and again
Can’t fool Him can’t play games with the King
Cause even if you got your secrets, he knows everything
He knows you’re lying straight through your teeth
He knows what’s going on the outside and underneath
If you try to worship him, try to pick up the pace
But if you’re trying to pull one over on him you’re a disgrace
Cause when judgment day comes and you meet face to face
Best believe that G-d Almighty will put you right in your place

No More

I’ve tried to lay down so many times
I’ve tried to close my eyes so many times
Tried to fade away so many times
Keep comin back to haunt myself so many times

Try to keep my head above the waves
Crashin round all over the place
Try to stop myself from being a disgrace
But the sea of blood keep’s splashin in my face
I’ve fallen to me knees
Shoutin out my prayers and my pleas
Run down the hills of kings
Just to listen silently
Tore myself from what’s real
Try with all my might just to feel
Somethin that wasn’t pain or fear
Just to feel my heart’s not steel
One beat or two or three
Can’t stop until I feel I am completely free
Of the demons that have captured me
Drown me in the bloody sea

I’ve tried to lay down so many times
I’ve tried to close my eyes so many times
Tried to fade away so many times
Keep comin back to haunt myself so many times

Souls ain’t gone to rest
Still lookin 'round for happiness
Their eagerness
To impress
Someone they ain’t never met
Eyes sunken in and drawn down
Bowed so low their jaws touch the ground
No one can see what they haven’t found
Just a piece of the past, another trip around
To lives they all left behind
To try to find
A sliver of who they were, a fraction of their mind
The wind blows down their naked spines
Winds shriek like their cries
Of utter pain and agony
Of who they were and who they’ll never be
That shadow without the history
Yeah, that’s who I used to be
But now I am here
Flesh and bones with no fear
Able to hear
That no matter how it appears
I’ll always persevere
Cause G-d knows I’m ready to fight
For what’s right
Brand new day
Push away
The very dark of night
Plant my feet square in the light
And let it shine down
From the sky down
I can smile now
But I can also allow
To have my bad days
Days I wanna go away
Pull away
From this maze
That’s when I need to pray
For strength, I’ll be okay

I’ve tried to lay down so many times
I’ve tried to close my eyes so many times
Tried to fade away so many times
Keep comin back to haunt myself so many times
But no more
No more
No more
No more

Backlash

confused confusion
hazy eyed blind intrusion
wraps around my brain
hemmorhages then contusions
conclusions
there ain't no solutions
just illusions
black and white fusions
they just use us
to come back and abuse us
just useless
think we're useless
and clueless
well newsflash here's their backlash
twenty-one years down the drain
with one quick head bash
and FLASH
gone like lightning
and it's so frightening
that the hate is heightening
so uninviting
what with all of this fighting
just igniting
the shadow started inciting
peace is so flighting
hard to find the silver lining
but a light's still shining
redifining
and redesigning
and reassigning
all of our pining

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Echoes

I am human, I am weak
I listen but you do not speak
Stillness
Thunder
Wind through blades of grass
Your whisper echoes in my ear
But I am deaf, I cannot hear
I am human, I am proud
I look for you behind the cloud
Peace
Serenity
Light in a child's face
You prescence surrounds all of me
But I am blind, I cannot see

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Way

Wash away the darkness
Wash away the pain
Wash away my sins
Let me live my life again
Show me how to live
Show me how to love
Show me all your glory
That I've been dreaming of

Let me see the way
The way to free my soul
Let me take back the life
The life all the hatred stole
Let me see the light
To lead me homeward bound
When I needed strength
Strength I found
Let me see the way

I had lost my joy
I had lost my happiness
I had lost my life
In a hole of darkness

Let me see the way
The way to free my soul
Let me take back the life
The life all the hatred stole
Let me see the light
To lead me homeward bound
When I needed strength
Strength I found
Let me see the way

If I lose sight again
Of who I am inside
I know I can make it through
With G-d by my side

Let me see the way
The way to free my soul
Let me take back the life
The life all the hatred stole
Let me see the light
To lead me homeward bound
When I needed strength
Strength I found
Let me see the way

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Healing

Rise up against the blackness that seaps into my veins
The hatred, that hunger that still remains
Whenever he crosses my mind
Somehow I have to find
The strength within to leave it behind
But the wounds are obvious to me
So fresh but too old for anyone to see
Unless they see my insanity
All the pain stings like electricity
As the volts run through me and into the sea
Of the thousands of millions tears I've cried
G-d knows I really have tried
To push out all this hatred inside

Peace of Mind

Push my arrogance aside
Dry these tears I've cried
Resist the urge to hide
The urge to die
Look up to sky
Bask in His holy light
Holy light
Holy light
Release myself from these chains that bind
And the darkness that had me confined
Let me have some peace of mind
Peace of mind
And I will rise
And I will rise
Rise up to His grace
Even if I'll never see His face
Pray He'll take me from this place
But not before my time
Before my time
I know He has great plans for me
Mapped out my destiny
I'll be whatever he wants me to be
And I'll be free
I'll be free
Freedom just like all the rest
Only comes if you're truly blessed
Pass the test
For His quest
Look beyond visibility
Then you will see
You is third in line to Him and everybody
And you will see
Then you will see
The gravity of His glory
His story
His glory
His story

Darkness falls on this burial shroud
And I scream but it's not allowed
Stifled breaths, one man crowd
I knew I'd never make you proud
Broken dreams and crooked lies
Drenched in tears and severed ties
One look through your hazel eyes
No one can if no one tries
Twenty years just tick away
Hearts and hope start to decay
As I beg for you to stay
Glimmering pain shines in the day

Monday, August 24, 2009

Please

Wrapped around and woven through
Trace the thread right back to you
It's not who you are, it's what you do
It's not about the lies, it's about what's true
I've turned away a time or two
Trying to find other light besides what's in you
But time and again a feeling in me grew
A voice whispered just what I should do
And I jumped off the world and ran towards the sun
Release me from this burden of all that I've done
Free me from my pain, make me whole inside
Dry up this sea from the tears I've cried
And don't ever turn your back on me
Please love me for eternity
And if I stray don't let me go
Please don't let me be alone
Guide me, please try to show me the way
Here I am down on my knees, I pray
That you'll turn it all around, it'll be okay
And that I'll live to see another day
When the seams start to tatter and fray
And my soul seems to just wither away
And they put me in the ground where I'll lay
Take me home to stay
And I'll jump off the world and run towards the sun
Release me from this burden of all that I've done
Free me from my pain, make me whole inside
Dry up this sea from the tears I've cried
And don't ever turn your back on me
Please love me for eternity
And if I stray don't let me go
Please don't let me be alone
And I'll jump off the world and run towards the sun
Release me from this burden of all that I've done
Free me from my pain, make me whole inside
Dry up this sea from the tears I've cried
And don't ever turn your back on me
Please love me for eternity
And if I stray don't let me go
Please don't let me die alone

Friday, August 21, 2009

Explosion

Explosion of emotion
Blaring loud, the commotion
Suddenly got the notion
Rewind then slow motion
As the clock ticks away
I kneel down and I pray
That all of this decay
Leaves before day
Breaks
And the land and the sea
Aren’t left up to just me
To piece up the peace
Just to watch it decrease
As the pain that boils
Comes back and just spoils
All the progress and toils
Strikes and recoils
As the world turns to ashes
It struggles and it thrashes
Up and down mad dashes
To breathe before the crashes
Come
Duck down
To the underground
Just to rebound
To resound
Ain’t no one around
But us
And the dreams that were drowned
In the blood red sea
Just flowin’ around me
Oh what this would be
If we all could just agree
Could just tuck away our fears
And put down the poison spears
Taste each other’s tears
Melt away, disappear
But it’s been all these years
Just stuck in first gear
I can’t wait to hear
That music to my ears
To let me know that one day
All hate will go away
Will be we, not they
That’s how it will stay

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

You were so young
When it all went down
I wasn’t much older
But I was weaker somehow
I don’t know,
What happened to you
But I do know
There’s nothing I can do
Nothing I can do

I should’ve been there
But I couldn’t stop the pain
I wish I could promise
It won’t happen to you again
And it kills me to think
That I can’t save you
If it returns
There’s nothing I can do

You said what kind of God
Could do this to me?
You said you only trust
The things that you can see
You said I see myself
Just fading away
I start to cry
You tell me it’ll be okay

I should’ve been there
But I couldn’t stop the pain
I wish I could promise
It won’t happen to you again
And it kills me to think
That I can’t save
If it returns
There’s nothing I can do

If I could
I would
Take all of that hurt away
If I could
I would
Find the right words to say

I should’ve been there
But I couldn’t stop the pain
I wish I could promise
It won’t happen to you again
And it kills me to think
That I can’t save
If it returns
There’s nothing I can do

Just rockin away from the dark side of my mind
Hope that with this newfound light maybe I might find
The peace that has escaped me for so many years
Erase all the pain, all the struggles, all my fears
Standing in the same place for decades you see
Looking back and trying to sort through my lost history
But there’s just me
And the traces of lost family
Floating freely through all my lost memories
But now I have strength from above that’s within
For once in my life I know exactly where to begin
As I fall down on my knees right into your grace
With your words of peace and healing written all over my face
I’ve finally found my way through all of the hate
That consumed me for so long but it was well worth the wait

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Goodbye

Twenty-six minutes and I'm gone
Pack my bags, try to move on
Thirteen voicemails on my phone
Saying I'll never make it alone
Memories on the floor
I can't take it anymore
Bruises that I thought I forgave
Only way to be saved

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CAN'T BREATHE

I just love
That the world's on my shoulders
And I cringe
Though I carry the weight
Offer up
All your condolences
Walk away
Before it's too late

And I can't breathe
One more breath for you
And I can't live
Just 'cause you want me to

I wish that they
Would turn away quietly
Fade away
Right into the sun
Two cents in
No sense comes out of it all
All that's said
Has all been said and done

And I can't breathe
One more breath for you
And I can't live
Just 'cause you want me to

If I could
I would run away to the stars
Jump right in
Swim into the dark
If I could
I would run away to the stars
Jump right in
Swim into the dark

And I can't breathe
One more breath for you
And I can't live
Just 'cause you want me to

GUTENNACHT

inhalation
taste buds fluttering
the sound reverberating
between the refrigerator
and the lock
the door slams steering away eyes
they linger
he lingers menacingly
strong hands and jutting veins
crushed cardboard the fifth thing
she sees
i see nothing

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Smooth skin and pouty lips
and brown eyes with long lashes;
Full breasts and rosy cheeks with slight dimples
and the thick brown hair of youth;
Warm hugs from a warm heart
and giving spirit that was taught;
The courage to stand up for beliefs
and the knowledge to choose the battles;
Energy in abundance
and, yet, a calming vibe that exudes;
The ability to make new friends
and the charm to make them stay;
Confidence, confidence is key
and a broad smile to greet the world.


*I needed a booster... I'm not nearly this arrogant.

I expected more than this
I expected a feeling of accomplishment,
of prayers answered,
of goals achieved.
I sit here, and stare at this piece of paper and I
sigh.
I find myself confused about the future
and regretful about the past
and worried that this emptiness
will last forever.
My motivation is gone along with my stamina.

WHY?

Why when you walk into the room
does my confidence hide and
cower in fear? What once was
my ego is now air and I
stumble over words and try to
hide my flaws, when just moments
ago I was on top of the world
spinning carefree? My breath
gets stolen from my lungs
as if I was punched in the gut
and I notice your glance at her
and jealousy envelops me and I
feel small like a spec of dust
just floating past you. A nobody
important, just that girl. A mutual
friend means nothing and neither
do my eyes making contact with
yours and you shake my hand,
my hand goodnight, and tell
me it was nice to meet me
although I know you won't
remember me by the morning.
Maybe just that girl, but the name
escapes you but I'm not worth
the thought of what my name
could be and you drink your coffee
and start a new day without the slightest
thought me. But you're the only
thing on my mind.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pink petals on cold stone
as the wind picks up and the
underbelly of the clouds darken
to black. Black like
the crow's feathers and like
pill bugs burrowing into the ground
or rolling in the hand of a child.
Shoe prints in the moist ground that
show me you were here,
maybe moments ago, maybe hours.
I kneel beside the pink velvet
and pray for the storm to pass.

SUMMER HAIKU

Chlorine stings my eyes
Tears invisible to you
Splash out of the pool