Yesterday must go.

I was in a bad way the other morning. 
I got lost in my head, thinking up horrible ideas that left me feeling ill. 
What is it that makes us act so miserably?
Is it by nature? 
The human condition is a crippling disease without a fix
The past will live to haunt you if you fail to make peace
I would know the pain of holding on better than anyone, because I myself cannot fathom the idea of let...

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Living in the Dark.

The darkness swallowed me once again 

Holding me captive with no proof of an escape 

The walls close in as I wrestle my fears 

A part of me is starting to believe I belong here. 


 

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When Scars Fade.

At last I see myself from a stronger point of view

As I look over my shoulder yesterday calls out once more

When the past begs for my attention

I remember not to dwell but to make peace

For these scars remind me that these are better days

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Here I go to Carry On

I once heard a song about a wayward son

Who paved his path with words of self encouragement

It was then that he found what he sought with peace

Even through storms of emotion he had courage to chase his purpose

I too shall lay my weary head to rest

And wander without fear

Forget my tears, I won’t need them anymore

Soon I will be on my way.

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Selfish Last Words

Tonight I’d like to write about how lovely it is to hear birds chirping

Or even newfound hope making its way from the distance

However, no matter how hard I try

I’m afraid I’d fail a thousand times

There’s a small voice inside spitting toxic rhymes

I may lack an abundance of qualities

What I ought to be is far from who I am

I underachieve where the average effortlessly exceeds

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Broken.

Alone in my corner,

Where the quietude protects

I settled down for the evening 

Ready for a poetic escape 

Putting my pen to paper, I stopped 

Then asked myself; 

What does one do when 

The tears won’t fall 

The mouth won’t speak 

The brain can’t think 

And the heart won’t beat? 

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Speak.

Tightly I cling to every word that I write 

No space lies between the pen and myself 

The contents spill across perfect lines 

Shifting focus from the world around me to my interior universe 

Seeing letters form words is a sweet release 

It’s been said that I carry no emotion inside this small frame of mine 

I’ve never heard such nonsense

Fools see only the surface, never behi...

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Hazel (2.)

It was the third time I’d switched records that day

The day I met him. 

Nothing felt right 

Until he caught my eye 

He was a special kind of trouble 

The kind that didn’t need changing.

I could tell from the exact moment he walked in 

It was as if he wanted me to notice 

The way he ran his fingers through his hair, looked around and picked up the same record I was playing 

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Hazel (1.)

Music bled through cracked wallpaper

Sour notes and power chords sent vibrations through the floorboards

His calloused fingers brushed slowly over mine

Even in the screams of instrumental chaos we found silence

Those eyes I never saw again. 

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A Friendly Reminder

Hey,

Just remember 

You will survive 

It’s only a matter of time 

Until the sun rises 

Peace isn’t so far 

Nor hope out of reach 

No mountain too high 

Ocean too deep

For you are strong my friend

So swim to the shore 

You've been here once

Done this before

Battleworn I'm sure 

But nonetheless safe 

Stand up, climb, be one with the waves 

It seems imp...

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The Rain Song.

Raindrops fell softly 

Like soulful lyrics

For the first time in what must be a year I found comfort

It was beautiful 

Just sitting there mesmerized by the sound 

Hope was not lost like I once claimed it to be 

In the distance were faint notes of a piano 

Composed of a melody dainty and lonesome

Moments passed without my knowledge 

I was lost somewhere between fiction an...

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Purpose.

You find that thing 

The one you can’t live without 

You’d sell your soul for

You’d bleed and die for 

And you chase it 

With sweat in your eyes and dirt in your lungs

Follow it until your knees give out 

Because where you land

Is exactly where you are meant to be.

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Beauty Standards.

If you look at all things through the eyes of an artist, you see everything has purpose and everything has beauty. Even people. Especially people. 

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Brevity

Words bleed 

They pour 

Raw 

Untouched

From the heart

Ink stained emotion 

Submerges me

It hurts 

So I create 

Art is for the soul 

Feed me 

This passion 

Is the only thing 

Keeping me alive. 


 

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Cowards Way

 

The way of the coward isn’t for the faint of heart

For this road is paved with miserable faces and shaky hands

If you wander far enough you may find yourself blinded by deception

Of course the pain endured is self inflicted

Whether the wound be gaping or completely numb, it was intentional.

Sing an ode to the misguided souls disguised as free birds

We are the stargazers, fal...

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The Free Fall

I once fell down a rabbit hole I don’t recall the pleasure of meeting 

I was taken by surprise 

It was as if the earth tricked me and swallowed me whole 

The faster I fell the less I became aware of my surroundings 

All I could feel was the intense fear of oblivion 

What lies below me?

How much further would I fall before I plummet to my death? 

If I close my eyes will this al...

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Hospital Visit. (1.)

You never desired to be here, yet somehow you find yourself walking down a blank hallway, following that blue line.

Your heart thumping anxiously in your chest as you realize you are lost. 

You pace back and forth, studying the same floor until suddenly every tile becomes significant, you begin memorizing the image of each individual square, 

the polish, 

the scuff marks 

It all bec...

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First Meetings.

Tucked behind a corner booth table I caught a glimpse of a lonely shadow lingering in a vacant corner. Immediately my attention was drawn to an unfamiliar face with a tortured sort of composure. Had I not found the courage to recite a friendly greeting an opportunity would have been missed. 

I sat with my back against the wall, the taste of stale coffee on my tongue

My thoughts ran back and ...

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This one is for You.

In your lifetime you may stumble across one who makes your soul ache and your heart crave

It’s a longing,

A yearning

For something more than what this world has to offer.

You break a sweat fighting for a chance.

Man on a journey

Misunderstood by most

Tired and weary from the chase

She caught your eye now she’s got you by the tongue

You meditate in search for answers

W...

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The Cowboy

Maybe once or twice I’d cross your mind tonight, and quite possibly you’d reminisce for the sake of our youthful past times. 

Might it even arch your brow to wonder where I’m at now. 

Remember when it was me you wanted to walk alongside you through troubled waters? In and out of love with you I fell, indecisively I fled despite your constant admiration for me. Truth is, I believed no matter ...

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Wild Woman (6.)

Heavy was her heart as it sat upon her sleeve 

Split open,

Bleeding out.

Just another casualty on display for those who dared to recite their condolences 

Oh, but she continued her escapade 

Refusing to allow the condition of her cardiac woes to keep away her passion 

The wind called her name and like a wild card with no destination, she tossed herself into the storm

Landing f...

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Escape

I'm deprived of the simplest form of living 

The connection that comes from human interaction, simple conversation, lengthy chats. 

I've been alone for too long 

It seems I've numbed myself 

My only friends are a whisper through broken speakers 

I follow their words like I follow the sun

My lifeline 

I've never been in love deeply enough to be consumed by the fire, but I imagi...

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Wild Woman (5.)

Halfway through a cup of coffee she paused 

To remember 

who she is now is not who she once was 

And what a shame that is.

 

 

-Wild Woman. 

 

 

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Dear Alice

There’s a little madness in us all 

Many open the door to curiosity

Very few return 

I myself am still wandering beneath the mushrooms which shade my head 

The only way out is paved with bleeding souls 

We are all just prisoners here, of our own device

Surviving off greed and drugs

Lost inside our own Hotel California 

My own deception caught me by the throat and passed a b...

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Wild Woman (4.)

January first, 

finally the Celtic fiddle sent waves of music into the atmosphere while spreading prosperity into the New Year. 

Snow fell from the sky forming a white blanket upon the open field. 

She knelt down slowly, gently pressing her palm into the cold, dense snow. 

The cold made her feel powerful. 

She took a handful of snow, lifting it to her face, admiring the faint sparkl...

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