Perchance to ForgetA single rose stands in the midst of a dreary grey,The only remnant of a time long ago,A reminder of a brighter past.I sit here day after day,Doing my very best to keep this rose,To keep my dream alive.And thus far I have been successful,But I know I can’t keep this up,For time will eventually run out.And so I take this rose,And gently dig her out from the dirt,Leaving the field barren.I take this chance to start anew;I till the soil and plant new seeds,And water the foundation.Perchance, I can take this opportunity to forget the past,And place my focus and energy in the present,So that I might make a better future.
Hanging by a MomentI will always wonder what she was thinking that day.Though I wasn't the kindest or bravest,Nor was I the smartest or most charming,For some reason, on that day, she chose me.I was plenty surprised to say the least;Certainly with her charm, beauty and wits,She could have had anyone in the world,And yet she choose me, a spoony poet.It was as if an occult hand swooped fromThe heavens and turned her gaze towards me,For it could have only been divine work,To make me worth an angel's attention.Here I am, clutching to that memory,Hanging by a moment.
First TimeIt's as if my whole life had been lived in the shadows,And yet I was blissfully unaware of the light.Before her, I swore I knew what it was like to see,But now I can look back at how blind I truly was.It was her smile that illuminated my life,And her brilliance that finally opened my eyes.It was her fire that melted away my defenses,And it was her heart that was key to unlocking mine.She taught me that there was a world beyond the darkness;Another place where pain and anguish could disappear.For the first time in my life I'm right where I belong,And though I'm scared, I know it's all going to be all right.Praise be to Cupid, whose arrows surely pierced my heart.And to Venus for allowing such beauty on earth.
Paradise LostMan cannot understand how much he truly has,Until that which he holds most dear to his heart,Is stolen from him, never to be seen again.Man will never realize the consequences of his actions,Until he makes a single mistake that ruins his life,And the guilt eats away at his soul.Man is incapable of knowing love,Until his heart has been broken,Therefore allowing him to understand loss.Man will take everything for granted,Until the occult hand of fate swoops from the heavens,And snatches away all that he owns.Man can never appreciate happiness,Until he is overwhelmed with grief.
Short IIYou claimed that you would show me Heaven,But you just pushed me further into Hell.I trusted you with my heart,And you dropped it into the abyss.
Tyranny LivesIf mercy is for the weak,Then revenge is for the petty,Yes, for every force,There is an equal and opposite reaction.For every heil,There is a shout of defiance,And for every dictator,There is a revolution.For every thrall under fascist control,There is a free man or woman,Trying their very bestTo liberate the world.But as long as tyranny livesThere will never be peace.
Calypso's PrisonI sit here, trapped on this curséd island,Forbidden to die, unable to dreamOf a day when my misery might end.Those times when the callous, spiteful Gods deemIt appropriate to send me a friend;A companion, or perhaps a lover…Times that make it seem like my pain might end…But with Gods so cruel, why do I even bother?It’s a game to keep me in discontent,Hateful fun to keep me isolated,To have me wish that eternity might end.Ages I’ve hoped, and ages I’ve waited,But it seems as if the Fates are content,To leave me prisoner in paradise.
Get Over ItGet out of my dreams!You said it was over so why don’t you leave?I don’t care where just get the hell away from me.They say all’s fair in love in war,But we both agreed the love wasn’t there,So why the psychological warfare?I don’t want much, just a bit of peace,And I can’t do thatWith you on my mind.Hell, I can’t even say it’s your fault.It’s me who’s remembering,It’s just unconsciously.Whoever said love hurts is a liar,It only painful when it’s taken from you.
UntitledIt is in the blackest abyss,Yes, and the darkest crevices of the earth,Where the burning candle shines the brightest.It is in the bleakest of moments,When all hope seems to flee,When you can find a friend by your side.Wherever you are, whatever the time, however you feel,Just know that I will always be here,Always with you, always loyal.For as long as the sun continues to rise,And you possess the strength to get to your feet,There is still hope.
Money can't buy happiness."Money can't buy happiness" This is the old tale we all know so well,The proof lies here in the tale I am about to tell.There was once a beautiful, smart and rich woman,She was powerful and seemingly had everything. Yet, although she had all this, she was miserable,It's a sad truth, but then again, it's a sad tale.She lost someone, it hurt her badly, it made her sad,She'll be fine, but it hurts... She could be going mad. But no, it was normal to hurt after such a loss,There was a man to look after her, whatever the cost.She was a proud, beautiful, smart and rich woman,She was powerful and seemingly had everything. But on the inside, her heart was hurting,The reason why this tale is so saddening.She was rich, she was powerful, she had everything,Yet she was about to break, just like anyone or anything.
Forever MoreForever MoreIt's said true friendship is strongA tree hundreds of years oldyet I saw a withered leaf fallingAnd the green begins to fadeLook beyond the withered leaf See past the fading green Look down into the soil Where strong roots do grow.I can hear dry branches crackingAnd all the oncoming stormsBlack clouds darkening the skyAre we strong enough to prevail?Though the branches may crack As the winds bend them back Look beyond the darkening clouds The rays of the sun can be found.I don't want to lose what we had. I don't want to see it die.But the wind takes the leaves away. A barren skeleton is what is left. You will not lose what is there The beauty of nature will prevail For beneath the soil the roots will grow Blooming leaves that are forever more When did we stop to care? Hoping the tree's big enough Our visits became rare So
Thank YouI never thought I could be brought to my knees,Not by anger nor torture nor pain nor betrayal,And yet you found a way to do it.I thought I had hardened my heart against the world,And all the people within it,But you proved me wrong.You found a way past my defenses, past my wall of cynicism,Making a pathway straight to my heart,Which if I might add, is yours for the keeping.Despite all my efforts you still managed toBring a smile to a... depressed Realist's face...And for that, I thank you.
Discarded.You cry for your sorrows and you bleed for your dreams,Just always remember, this world is not what it seems.You can be the best of friends and then disappear,They'll just discard you, I know it's hard to hear. But this has happened enough to me,It's all everyone's been doing recently.So here I lie, discarded, fearing to stand up,Because what waits just isn't worth getting up. Thrown away and lying in a puddle of mud and blood,All the other times I got up, and wiped off the mud.But this time, as I lie here, broken and bloody,I don't want to get up, I want to be a dead body. I know getting up is inevitable, because I will never give in,But I really just want to give up and say that "I'm done in."
QuestionsDo you ever wish that you can turn back the clock,And set right any wrongs that you have caused others?Do you ever dream that you can change your fate, For the better?More than you can ever imagine.Do you ever wonder what other people are thinking,So that you can know your friends from your foes?Do you ever think about who truly loves you,And who wants to slip a knife into your back?Every single day.Do you ever root for the underdog,Knowing that their struggle is doomed to fail?Do you ever hope that the tyranny that surrounds you,Will crumble into ruin?I think that you know the answer.Do you ever wish?Dream?Wonder?Think?Root?Hope?Even though it's all in vain?I do...
Cruel ThoughtsI do enjoy seeing my rivalWrithing with pain, regretting the hypocrisy that he spewed from his lips,Tainting the earth with his lies.Now he lies broken, with dreams crushed, picking himself up with a false sort of hope.Here's to karma, doing what she does best!
At Any MomentAt any moment, we could get lucky;Win the lotto, get a promotion, go on a date,Go to a party, eat with our friends,Be happy...At any moment, misfortune could come;It starts raining, train comes late, food is under-cooked,,You are robbed, have a fight,She leaves you...At any moment, a loved one could die;Heart attack, car accident, building collapse,Lung cancer, murdered on the streets,It leaves you empty...At any moment, your life could be cut mercilessly short,And yet, after everything else,You don't care...
Lost In ConfusionLost In ConfusionMy mind is spinning without a restEmotions whirl and twirl aroundA merry-go-round gaining speedUntil the world blurrs before my eyesWhat's happening? What's going on?The simplest thought slips awayRight from my mind, fading so fastTrying to focus, I stare and stareUntil my eyes are heavy and unclear.I don't understand, what is going on..Emotions rise and fall againWithin the blink of an eyeI'm crying, laughing, and depressedA roller-coaster ride that never endsAm I losing my mind in this?I try to close my eyes and restBut the world spins me aroundI feel like I am failing this testVoices and noises echo in my mindPlease I call, falling to the ground.Wait, there is an anchor hereA silent echo in my ear revealsI reach out and grasp a handHold it while the storm dies downAnd slowly, safely we both land
The Desert RoseWith eyes the colour of the cloudless sky,And hair like mighty dunes of sand,She moves elusively and yet with such grace;It is a dangerous sort of beauty.Her eyes snap sharply into mine,Whenever my gaze lingers a second too long.Her stare traps mine own in place and soI stay there frozen with fear... or is it awe?I would love to tell myselfThat such a flower is not meant for me,But I would only be lying to myselfBecause I love the thrill of the game.I truly do admire her spirit,Like the Great Pyramids it stands tall,Against all odds,Never bending an inch...A fascination overwhelms me even now.Can I even hope to keep up,Or has the game already been wonBy the Desert Rose?
OvercomeOvercomeI do this...well...when it is needed.I haven't written in so longYet tonight it is neededFor my emotions have been drawnLike a fountain they pourAll that is inside of meSilent words never spokenThe tears that are never seenI am not sure if it will helpI am not sure of much at allTo many emotionsI wish it would stopI want it all to go awayI wish I truly had wingsMaybe then I would be freeMaybe finding peace and serenityYet that is a childish thoughtFor the world we live inIt will always be a dream...
Some NightsSome nightsWhen the moon is too brightAnd my sheets glow like neonYour nameKayaks through the riversIn my brain
1The moon and the starsAre extremely lovely, butYou are much brighter
Belief.I do not believe in God, and things I cannot see,I didn't believe in love until I looked into your eyes,I never did believe, that someone could love me,But when I look at you I see through your disguise.I see a sad woman that needs a hero,When others see someone strong and solitary.I see someone that loves their hero,Someone who is sad and lonely.Silently with a smile always was your style,But I promise you that you can speak to me.Because when you're sad, I'll be there all the while.For your hero loves you, and wants you to be happy.
Dying From LoveDying From LoveHis sweet words touched her heartNow it is bleeding and torn apartHis gentle touch as he held her handNow it is empty as a barren landHis tender kiss across her lipsIgnited something deep withinNow they are parched and dryCraving moisture that he would provideHe caressed her heart with his loveNow it is screaming from the painDying slowly as she cries in the rain
Dance With MeDance With MeCan you teach me how to dance Show me each step and stance, I want to dance with you away Into a brighter day, Let us waltz across the room Just like we're bride and groom, Let us dance over the sea Across the stars and moonbeams, Let us sway into the night Where we're painted in silver light, Let us dance through the fire As we make a path of desire, Let us sway into the starsA tango set us free from pain,And samba brings us through the rainLet us dance until the end Forever I'll hold your hand, The only rhythm that we needIs your steady heart beat, The songs of love only we hear Tenderly in each others ear, And we both know it is true As we both whisper, "I love you."
Tears of an AngelTears of an AngelI don’t know how much longer that I can be strong,This storm is so great, I feel like I am coming undone,Winds wrapping around me, I can hardly breathe,The rains breaking me down, tearing at the seams,Burning eyes I have, that don’t shed a tear,The weight upon my shoulders, I can no longer bearWhat once was strong and impenetrable, these walls of mine,Are slowly crumbling around me, dust into the groundNo longer able to shield myself, from all that’s going on,A heart slowly dying inside, no longer filled with joy,Sadness and sorrow have engulfed my very soul,Sometimes I truly wish that I wasn’t here anymore.Wings battered and bruised, fail me as I fall to my knees,No longer able to glide and fly, enjoying the breeze,Dreams that were once so real, burning to nothing but ash,Are blown away with the wind, floating by so fast,I watch them as they fade, all my hope is gone,A sad melody fills my ears, as my tears finally fall…
Good Evening, OfficerOh, your name isn't Officer Handsome?
Mosaic LullabyShadow mosaicacross snow-frosted concrete;winter's last portrait.
A ThoughtThe best art is madeBy those who care not for fame,But who love their craft.In a perfect world,The Bard's name is a secret,But his tale is known.