I wither Like a flower without sun Or a tree without water When I live without your touch. I crumble Like a brittle sandcastle to the sea Or a ruin of old When I live without your strength. I falter Like a record that’s been scratched Or a train without rails When I live withoutContinue reading “Whole”
If I could have my pickOf what I’d have for change It wouldn’t be pennies and dimesBut a world that is differentIf I could have a sayIn things that should be alteredIt wouldn’t be pennies and dimes But a world that is changedIf I could try my handAt making new things happen It wouldn’t beContinue reading “Pennies and dimes”
To all those folk who ever doubted me – or might ever doubt you: So I would never get nowhere?Said I would never find my place Told me I would be forgottenWaitWhat was your name again? So I wasn’t ever good enough?Said I didn’t amount to much Told me I wasn’t all that specialWaitWhat wasContinue reading “What was your name again?”
ShallowBarely hereA ripple in the water.My heart whispers to yoursIts dirty little secretIn words left unspoken. Too clear.Too near.To the core, to the centre,To the goddamn middleOf the soul that resides here. FaintBarely thereA sigh on the windMy hand reaches for yoursScared of a secretThat might leave me broken.
When I say it is different..When I say it is new..When I say pasts are over…Will you see my words true?Because I know that I mean them..Because I know that they’re real…Because I know they say much less…Than what I really feel..But will you allow me to be scared…And will you allow me to wait…ForContinue reading “New”
You built me a bench onceWood as black as my soulIt used to remind meOf a time I was whole. It fell right apart thoughStraight from the startAnd seeing it in piecesWas ever so hard Until I suddenly realizedThat like you and meThis bench in my gardenWas never meant to be. With pieces that crumbleThatContinue reading “Purpose”
Honeyed lies drank from poisoned lipsLaid my careful plans to wasteThose empty words and hidden bitesAte me up insideYet I’m still craving a taste. Because all we really seem to wantIs what might kill us fastest.Consumed by our needsFor the food of our detriment And a sip of the deadliest drinkFilling up on love. IContinue reading “Bitter tastes”
The final wish’s been spoken,The final word’s been said,The final die’s been cast,Now all that’s left’s regret. So I’ll just blast this on repeat,Until I believe those words,Because when all is said and done,Only real love really hurts.
Facing the abyss Stare into icecream pints Rocky road bottom And as a simple haiku may show – sometimes you’ll just know when you hit it. Hard, undeniably and unavoidably. There’s some destinies one may not escape. It might be mine to set the new world record for sheer amount of Ben and Jerries ingested.Continue reading “When you know.”
I could spell it out for youBut my words, they hold no meaningFalling on deaf ears,Resting on mute tongues,Fading in deafening silenceAnd would they ever be enough? I would spell it out for youBut my words, they hold no swayOver a focused mindAnd poignant emotionsHastily felt, easily discardedAnd probably never enough. I should spell itContinue reading “Lost words”