Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Change of Heart

A heart of stone you ground to dust
and breathed life into with your trust
it changed me and brought such great joy
so shocked at first it seemed a ploy
from dust to clay a vessel shaped
but filled with holes and cracks that gaped
my earthen heart was fragile yet
still none inside it came to let
but in you seeped like molten gold
you drowned my doubts and took firm hold
securely settled deep inside
the brilliant warmth solidified
it's fractured shelled then fell away
a perfect whole where it had lay

Thursday, September 10, 2009


i look upon a distant star
my body's here, my thoughts are far
it's so nice to be understood
to know you're loved, to feel so good
i lay here in my bed tonight
the music's on, the feeling's right
just knowing someone out there cares
puts me at peace, nothing compares

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Masks We Wear

Wanted to be a loyal friend
Sometimes we fail to see the end
My heart, once bruised, now on the mend
The days flew by so very fast

Those dreams I entertained some nights
Of company and turned-off lights
Took mind and body to new heights
Now deeply buried in the past

The cruelest card that life has dealt
That gets me blue, makes my hopes melt
Is that despite how good they’ve felt
Of ties I make, none seem to last

I grow attached quite easily
My social sense abandons me
I’ve done some awkward things, you see
Such history is very vast

I patiently await the day
That I might hear the newsman say
“Hell’s frozen over, let us pray”
That from me, this curse I may cast

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lest it all come crumbling down

I'd rather have a brickhouse than a straw or stick house
tough as nails and never fails to hold
i found a warm and cheery glow inside
the night the door was opened wide
with drapes and carpets covered like pure gold
who lives within i cannot say
i suppose that i'll find out someday
but for now the bed is calling me
and before i drift off far from here
i want to make this brickhouse secure
from waiting wolves and offer some safety