November 30, 2009

Desert Flower


Deep in the desert, where no one can see
There is a lonely flower that blooms uneasily
Surrounded by the sweltering sea
It longs to be free
And blossom in a place of sanctuary

The days are hot and the nights are cold
The harsh wind batters it with ruthlessness untold
But its beauty stays true
It surrenders not its hue
Because the promise of rain makes it bold

It's been trampled and discarded, like a weed in the wastes
But to move it now would be in poor taste
It has learned to survive
In a desert so dry
Its roots are here, in this unforgiving place

Once there were others, in a little patch so beautiful
But they were taken away; uprooted by some fool
So only the little flower remains
But its life is not in vain
Because one day it could be taken too

But alas that day has not yet arrived
Until then the flower will abide by the sands of time
It appreciates what it has
Because the desert is not so bad
When the flower catches the eye of a passerby

Those who see true beauty stop and stare
They wonder how others could just discard a flower with beauty so rare
They long to pluck it out
But know without a doubt
That a desert without this flower would surely be bare

So it lives on, braving the sands
It inspires me as it stays strong in this barren land
If it can survive
Where all else has died
Its beauty will last forever, as long as it believes it can

November 11, 2009

A Single Ray of Light


In my tainted soul there is a single ray of light.
It shines and shimmers within, piercing the darkness of the night
Combating black, it awakens my hopes and dreams
The monsters of my abyss have finally ceased their screams.

The light draws me in, it warms my soul
I want it to fill me, and make me whole
But I know that if I try to widen the hole it may collapse and die
Do I learn to live in darkness, or do I try?

As it calls, it mocks - threatening to leave
Is it here to comfort me, or here to decieve?
The darkness has enveloped me for far too long
I beg the light to stay, whether it's right or wrong

Calling, kissing, touching feeling
This is what I know I'm needing
Condemning, betraying, lying, jeering
This is what my heart is fearing.

The glow, so bright and beautiful
Reminds me of the world I once knew
Is it a false hope, or the true way?
I'll never find out if I choose to stay

So I take the chance and embrace the light
I just want to bask in it, even if it's a blight.
If it's here by morning, I'll be alright
But if it leaves, I'll embrace the night.

November 9, 2009

Lost


Our time was long in waiting
Thoughts of you and I had only begun debating
We broke the long silence and told our tales
I was too blinded by emotions to imagine we'd fail.

You confessed to me your hidden affection
But what came next was beneath detection
I opened up a part of myself I hadn't before
You invited yourself in, and locked the door

At first it felt good, you made me believe
Things that I knew became better than they had first seemed
Then in one fell swoop you took it away
But part of you lingered, and I wanted it to stay

Once you had me believing I could walk on the clouds
But when I try to set foot on them, I find I can't now
Once you made me believe that the ocean was made of glass
But all I do is sink through it, ever-so fast

Once I believed that the nearest stars were the twinkles in your eyes
But alas now the sun is the only source without which I would die
Once I thought that you could be the only thing I needed
But you left me like I was never there, though I begged and I pleaded

You lead me on a chase; a quest for your heart
A journey which I was eager to finish, but never to start.
I fell for you like rain falls to the earth
And when you weren't there to catch me, I was the one who hurt

Those few days after felt like death
Life seemed to dissipate more with every aching breath
My timidly beating heart was the only reminder that I was still alive
Though I knew I shouldn't reach for you, I wanted desperately to try

I turned to music; that which could mend my shattered soul
It was only when my heart was broken that I understood the songs on the radio
I floated motionless for days in a sea of agony
Though others tried to rescue me, I drifted on endlessly

Perhaps I'll turn to poetry and let my heart speak through pen
If I used that ancient tool of old, maybe you'd love me then
But alas I know it's futile and not even Shakspheare could win you back
We're no Romeo or Juliet; it's time to face the facts

How it ended up this way remains a mystery
It's obvious I meant much less to you than you ever meant to me
The funny thing is I thought you meant those things - did you change your mind?
That answer now will be forever buried in the sands of time

Now I'm here without you, picking up the tatters
It's not a matter of right or wrong - the feeling is all that matters
What you took from me I can never replace
You took my heart, my body, my soul, and left only an image of your face

The hard part is moving on and learning from the past
Time seems to go so slowly now because with you it went so fast
I'll never forget the times together in your company
Though you're gone now, my lost love, my heart you'll never leave.

November 1, 2009

Dark Ocean


Life is an ocean, every ripple a story
Sometimes it's calm, sometimes it's gory
But one thing is certain, in an ocean so profound
The inevitability of the waves, doomed to come crashing down

Sometimes a wave, though majestic and strong by design
Can engulf others, leaving not a trace behind
For you, it is a feeling you never want to leave
For others, it's a reason to tremble and grieve

Others may try to ride the wave, and feel their own thrill
Maintaining their balance at the top, trying not to spill
They may think they've tamed the wave - mastered the form
But all waves end, and in the end they're torn

The ocean is dark and deep, filled with mystery
You sink slowly in the depths, a slave to gravity
It pulls you in and blackness overcomes you
Air escapes your lungs, but you can not breathe anew.

Creatures lost in time surround you, mocking your fate
The ocean is heavy with fear, sadness and hate
They nip at your cold lifeless skin as the weight above begins to crush
What once was so full of energy and life has become black and hush

Frost collects on your body, numbing you from the pain
It forms a casket around you, preserving you in blackness to go insane
You accepted your fate and the cost became steeper
That's the way of the ocean; it's always deeper