Something To Call Mine

Sunset, sunrise
The day;
Colliding with the night.
The light, the skies
The fire in your eyes
Burned bright
While I
Was standing by your side
Eyes wide
Until
You looked at me and sighed
And said
“Alright,
Let’s give this thing a try”
Inside
I died
In that period of time
Then was
Revived
Still not quite alive
But tied
At least
To something that just might
Incite
Alight
A will in me to fight
To strive
A drive
A goal to keep in mind
To bind
Define
A treasure, still inclined
To find
Hold high
Something to call mine

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And That is Enough

There are days
Where I feel
As if I have nothing left
Nothing left that is my own
Nothing left to hold close
Nothing left to give
But then I am reminded
That even were that true
And all that I possess were to fade away
I have you
Not as a trivial thing to be owned
But as a partner with whom I am able to share
My life
And my love
And who shares with me
A love rich and deep
Not as mine alone
But rather as a song
Of which I am grateful to bear audience to
And that is enough

Tired

Woke up tired
So long
So long ago
Been so many nights
Sleeping alone
How many more
Don’t really know

Just want to say
Don’t know what to say
Wish it weren’t this way
Wish it weren’t today

I’ve been walking steady
But I am going nowhere
I’ve been getting ready
For what?
I don’t know, nor care
You’ve been in my head
But there’s not anyone else there
I’ve been feeling dead
But I still feel like I have something to lose
Is it true?
If so, what do I need to do?
To prove
That life is a choice
I want to choose it
With you

A broken record still plays a tune
A barred window still lets the light through
Your heart may feel barren
And mine at times too
But that doesn’t mean anything
How I wish that you knew
I may be tired
But my dear I’m not tired of you

Disperse, O Thoughts Within My Head

Disperse, o thoughts within my head
I’ve no time for you
I must leave bed

The sun is up now in the sky
It’s gone to work
And so must I

Disperse, o thoughts within my mind
I’ve better ways
To spend my time

The wind blows snowflakes to and fro
It moves so fast
And I must go

Disperse, o thoughts of useless yearning
There are important skills
I must be learning

The river flows from spring to ocean
It never rests
I stay in motion

Disperse, o thoughts of awe and wonder
I’ve treasure troves
To find and plunder

The stones have stood the test of time
They’ve hold their own
As I’ll hold mine

Disperse, o thoughts within my head
There will be time enough
When I am dead

Passion Pulse

Do you still feel it
The passion pulse
The glow from within
Beckoning us closer
Drawing our breaths to heated shivers
Sending waves of anticipation across our eager skin
As wild eyes
Search without restraint

How I long to hold
Your fragile form
To breathe deep the fragrance
That exudes from deep beneath the surface
As your presence washes over mine
Taking with it
All I have to give

My Love Belongs to You

Oh,
You beautiful beam of light
How have you not come to understand by now
That you are precious and loved
That you are a direct line straight from the source
Into this world of darkness
To bring illumination on all that shimmers in your glow

How it brings pain to hear you say
That you are without worth
That you are in some way inferior
Because you perceive your form to be
Inconsistent with expectations and norms

Do you not realize that it is in this variation that your character is built?

For you are unique
In every way
From the way you smile in the light of the morning sun
To the way you brush your little finger so gently against mine as we walk
You are unlike any other
In how your body curls so tightly against mine as we lay at last for sleep
In the voice with which you sing so sweetly the songs that awaken in your heart a desire to be heard

How I love each of the nuances of your person
How they enrich the very air which you inhabit
And in doing so add color to the palette with which this world is drawn

Please, my dear
Do not underestimate yourself
And the meaning you bring
The value you hold
And the love you are due
For though these are so many people out in this world
Who are looking for love
And for someone to give their love to
To me, there are no others
My love belongs to you

In the Mountains of the Carolinas

In the mountains of the Carolinas
I’ve worked to put it all behind but
All the memories still bind us
In a way
But wait
With new ones maybe I can find
That there’s still time enough
And light enough
A new mind, aligned, in spite of
Scenes with dreams implied
No white doves
Only wide eyes
New tries
And the right love
In a heart that beats the same as mine
Inside of
A body that despite tough times
Remains and that’s enough
To leave me delighted
And now I’m excited
For soon we’ll leave the Carolinas
To return to where we reside
And this will be all that’s left to remind us
Of the days now far behind us
So here’s to the light that guides us
And the ones who stay beside us
Through troubled times
And storms or pride that blinds us
Because we know
True love is hard to find but
It’s even harder
To keep alive.