Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lady Hope

I love the daily-autumns when
you appear before my eyes
not thought of, but wanted anyhow,
like a fleeting vision in a morning dream.

In the middle of hurting toil
at the center of breaking my neck
a distant voice makes me look at it
and the sight and sound are both yours.

And the years fly, as old-rains fall,
lightning strikes, landscapes change,
dreams revised, but you won't let me die,
I forget you much, but you find me more.

To forget your faces, forget your voices,
forget the times you helped me through,
forget your lessons, forget the hurts,
is something you won't let me do.

When days are a drag, people bitch
the gods sleepy, and angels untrue,
in the gloomy isolation, amazingly
you refresh my spirit, my soul anew.

I wait a sec, just to look back,
at the times when my hell was due,
no life, no luck, no change, no light,
no way, no star, no hope, no you.

Then I leap to now, to praise the face,
of this marvel that I just ran into,
of life, of luck, of change, of light,
of ways, of stars, of hope, of you.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Who am I? 5

I am every derailed train
I am every troubled plane
I am every cancelled show
I am every fistful row
I am every broken glass
I am every dismissed class
I'm the unheard unanswered prayer
I'm everything you wish wasn't there

Who am I? 4

I'm the furious hateful verse
I'm the angry spoken curse
I'm the wicked people's plot
I'm the filth that doesn't rot
I'm the one with a loaded gun
I'm the one who'll hit and run
I'm that foul smell out of the blue
I am someone you know or knew

Who am I? 3

I'm the justice that's denied
I'm the laughing guilt inside
I am those who prayed in vain
I'm the faith betrayed and slain
I'm the innocence that is killed
I'm the machinery that is billed
I'm the system that's more of a zoo
I am someone you know or knew

Who am I? 2

I'm the one blown with the bomb
I'm the one asked where are you from
I am every bullet fired
I am every gun that's tired
I'm the soldier who just died
I am everyone who tried
I'm the distant land that blew
I am someone you know or knew

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Who am I?

I'm the 'I don't' in 'I do'
I'm the 'I won't' in 'promise you'
I'm the pain in 'I am fine'
I'm the bolt on cloud # 9
I'm the feeling while leaving home
I'm the bald man's pocket comb
I'm the emotion that was never true
I am someone you know or knew

I'm the cat in the cat fight
I'm the hooting owl at night
I'm the cycle that you sold
I'm an untrue story told
I am that unfinished job
I'm the angry stupid mob
I'm the last one in the queue
I am someone you know or knew

I'm the dance that was never asked
I'm the beauty that was always masked
I'm the poetry that never rhymed
I'm the good news that's ill timed
I'm the goal that was never scored
I'm the wine that was never poured
I'm the star that could never debut
I am someone you know or knew

I'm the tear that could never fall
I'm the big that was always small
I'm the dream that was never seen
I'm the grass that was never green
I'm the bell that was never rung
I'm the song that was never sung
I'm the duty that was no ones chore
I'm the no one who will be no more
I'm the full lie in what's half true
I am someone you know or knew

I'm the coffee that no one brewed
I'm the gum that everyone chewed
I'm the contract that's never renewed
I'm the poster that was never glued
I'm the child that just never grew
I'm the dress that was never new
I'm the attitude you always threw
I'm the system for you to screw
I'm the payment that's past due
I'm that hurting misfit shoe
I'm the one who's got no clue
I am someone you know or knew, you know or knew.