To lay in the quiet And listen to time slip away Like running water Is to give up
February 26, 2013
by Kathy M.
Far above the deep dark shadows of the trees Soaring like the birds, flying Floating. Limitless But for the invisible string. A limitless puppet. Higher, higher! He shouts. On his father’s shoulders He rides. The boy is the kite, The wind is the father, Pushing and pulling him on; Over the deep dark shadows of disappointment. Potential. Pressure. Light the flying flaming lanterns. I wonder, if the kite had a brain A mind. What would happen- Would it cut itself go If it knew it was free; What could it be? Surely all the kites come down, Eventually... Shouldn’t we set them free? You might think, It’s wrong. Stupid. But if the kite was free, What could it be?
February 23, 2013
Soft skin Pink lips Old heart New rips
Returning home Faces familiar Smells still sweet Your room as if untouched Nostalgia coursing Through your veins But something has changed You.
Is our life our own, Or are we enslaved, By the power of kismet, The inevitability or morai? Is there no escape, From death, From fate? Can we ignore memento mori, Choose our own destiny, Write our own story?
February 19, 2013
Unknown to you That man with the hair as long as yours The briefcase The suit and tie The subtle remnants of lead on his hands And the musky aftershave Sitting at the table to your right Has a life A real life A purpose A family He's in love He's felt sorrow and joy He's broken a bone Somewhere there's a box of dusty old video tapes With footage of his childhood Hundreds of people have heard his name He draws pictures of his favorite things Flowers and animals Lips and buildings His hair is long Because it reminds him of his surfer days He wears the suit and the tie To support the two children he adopted from his late brother And he is at this coffee shop Because unknown to you He's planning to stay up a while With the shotgun in his hand Thinking of his dearest Of all his experiences Of all the things he won't live to see And the haunting realization He's better off as a memory.
he's the only one the only one i want the one i can't live without the one that makes me smile with one kiss everything's alright again one hug makes the world melt away across town i would walk just to see your smile
feelings of white hot anger
burn in my eyes like a wild fire,
the haunting memories rush through my head
like a torrent of water.
fate, anger and hatred,
they lead me to a dark place;
my life is like a dance of the eternally damned, no way out.
i feel like my words echo through the wind,
bound to someone’s ears,
alas those words fade away;
lost in time itself.
a sweet soothing melody; snow falls before my eyes
both seem to make my fiery core cool down,
each snowflake reflects a memory
which I hold dearly to my heart; rain falls.
washing away impure thoughts and cleansing my soul.
the sun shines; light that reveals the darkness
erasing sinister object from my life.
the sunset; brief light that shines the brightest
that shows true character, which changes my life.
the moon; drove me insane in one glance,
now it is a tranquil, harmonious sight to see.
dawn; start fresh,
forgetting troubles of the past, today is a new day.
a new dawn and a new beginning.
The pain has subsided Better times and I Reunited Finally feeling like me The sorrow becomes A memory.
you see me as nothing but a waste you see me as a mistake i should not be here because i only cause trouble i am no use to you i am just a burden i cause headaches and pain only i have no value i am just a waste
do you feel it in your heart when we kiss?
do you sense all the love that i'd give?
can you tell, when you're gone, it's you i miss?
do you know that, without you, i couldn't live?
i'd cease to exist. baby this is it,
whatever this is, it's forever.
i'd spend a lifetime in your arms.
forget all the heartache and the scars.
baby this love is ours.