Thursday, December 24, 2009

[Poem] Christmas Eve

Sleep is just a dream
Patient and endless on an early Christmas Eve
Every little head to its pillow
Every little soul under the tree
Thoughts and prayers wrapping presents
Daring children just to peek

Sleep is just a dream
Ornaments pulling down the stem
Painted silhouettes to remind us
Saviour born in Bethlehem
And the star up on that sits atop
Meant to take us back again

Sleep is just a dream
For a child who's listening
Hoping just to hear the sounds
Of those merry sleigh bells ring
And for the parents who are also
Though they're hoping secretly

And when the morning finds the children
Who are waking happily
All the parents know quite sadly
That sleep is just a dream

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bleach

She's a thousand broken down distractions
That I just don't seem to feel anymore
And when I close my eyes to think of us
I'm alone on sun lit shores


And I know now we were just passing by, casting shadows on each other's hearts
Still I wish I'd stayed a little while longer in the dark

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friendly Fire

The silence builds
As they circle round
The two tight lipped and crashing
Breaking all apart

She looks at him
With a smile in her eyes
Mouthing obscenities
He's mouthing back

And she's telling him
Pretty girls make bad friends
And they're better off
Better never than
And she's telling him

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sleep is the Enemy

Fear
The darkness sweeping over me
I
Remember like I was seventeen

Try not to blink
Don't get cozy

What's this taking a third my life from me
Pulling shadows up from somewhere deep

Clocks
Reminding me what's going by
I
Remember like I was twenty-five

What's this taking a third my life from me
Lurking somewhere waiting patiently
It's got to be
My enemy

Sidewalk
Turn lock
Waiting patiently
Drip drop
Tick Tock
It's my enemy

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scarlight

I swept the cobwebs from the shutters
Moved the furniture around
Tried to feng shui up the house

Trying to spin chaos into peace

Just wanted to clean up my mind
Have a fighting chance tonight
When your shadows wake, me from sleep

I'm living in the scarlight

Went for a jog when I woke at eight
Had a grapefruit and health shake
Getting back in shape

Find that slimfast state of mind

Miles and miles trying to run away
Leave you far behind
Til you cover me again tonight

Help Them See

the rain Helps me think
when I'm staring into Evening skies
sitting back Listening to the shadows speak
dancing away from People onto tree-lined streets

and so what if Tomorrow is awake
tonight we stand Here and dream
tonight we are Everything Morning
could never hope to be

slip down, See the sea
of Endless faces taking in
the endless beauty that Eclipses we

Dizzy in the Hue

Blue starlight
Massive flames of carnal expression
Death and remembrance
Heart and ambassador to the ever never we were so sure

Daily rethink
Blessed and we
Like a silver statuette
Dormant dominance
Shaking minds like trees
Endlessly

Here we go
One more tragic happy scene
See where paint flecks away
Never quite seeing what we weren't meant to be

The stars are the limit
Find your way
Flying out today
Catch those cold unending seeds
In the scratched out surfactant sky

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ellipse

I didn't feel this at 17
I guess I didn't know just what it would mean
New applications of a word
You think you knew but then you learn
The only thing
You'll ever need
Is in your
Happy agony

Will I still feel this at 39?
When happily ever becomes the dotted line
New applications of a word
Could there still be some that I haven't heard?
The wind it blows
Away the cares
As she pulls a leaf
From her hair