You Set Me Free

You Set Me Free

You walked into my life
But you did not stay

The trail you blazed
Paved a narrow way

You opened my heart
You helped me to feel

Though it won’t be you
You’ve helped me heal

A good friend you are
And shall ever will be

You touched my soul
Then set me free

Dancing With Fire

Dancing With FireLittle fire burning so slow and steady

Never out of control, and not quite ready

The crackle of your flame brings peace

To abide in your warmth is all I seek

Wanting to feed the fuel to make you grow

But know it’s best to let you burn slow

Oh how I love to watch your flames dance

You bring me warmth with every twinkling glance

That I could touch your smoldering coals

To know the depth and heat of your soul

Knowing I must keep distant lest be burned

Though I find your heat my heart doth yearn

Mourn You No Longer

Mourn You No LongerThe years have passed
We’ve both moved on

I’m feeling better now
That you are gone

But there are times
I miss what was

What good we shared
For there was love

But these things happen
They make us much stronger

I must keep going now
And mourn you no longer

Freedom Don’t Come Cheap

Remember 911

One day you wake up and the world is at your finger tips, you start the day as always- maybe give the wife a kiss,

No thought of the life you enjoy or what all you might miss. But friend you could lose it all so let me tell you this,

Don’t forget to sing praise to God for the air you breathe so free,

Give thanks for safety when you lay your head down to sleep,

Bow your head with a grateful heart when you sit down to eat,

And always thank the brave who fought ‘cuz freedom don’t come cheap,

I remember when the towers fell…Lord it tore me apart,

The pain all the families felt, you know it broke my heart,

Even though we’re healing now, I can still see the scars,

What a rude wake up call, a call to take our part,

Don’t forget to sing praise to God for the air you breathe so free,

Give thanks for safety when you lay your head down to sleep,

Bow your head with a grateful heart when you sit down to eat,

And always thank the brave who fought ‘cuz freedom don’t come cheap,

True, every day bad things happen here the USA,

People die from senseless crimes from those filled with hate,

Innocence lost forever due to those who beat and rape,

But imagine how much worse it’d be without those whose sacrifice is great,

Don’t forget to sing praise to God for the air you breathe so free,

Give thanks for safety when you lay your head down to sleep,

Bow your head with a grateful heart when you sit down to eat,

And always thank the brave who fought…’CUZ FREEDOM DON’T COME CHEAP!

In remembrance of 09/11/2001

Silent Suffering

For the record… I write some pretty strange stuff. Some of it is based on reality, much of it is not. Some things are pretty touching and benign. Some things are pretty damn dark. The assumption I take in all my writings is that you, as the reader, understand that they are just a form of art. Sometimes this art can be beautiful, sometimes it can be down right scary. Nevertheless, art it is and should be taken as such.

With that being said, I was listening to KoRn earlier (hell of a way to start a blog post 😀 ) and a couple lines of one of their darker songs (um, they have not dark songs?) got stuck in my head. From there, creative juices started flowing and the following came out. I’m going to be honest, I thought twice about posting this. This poem is some pretty dark stuff! Still, it’s art and sometimes the best thing an artist can do is just put their work out there and let it touch who it will. It’s with that, I let you continue onto the poem…

Silent Suffering

Am I immortal, peel the flesh let’s look and see
What lies beneath that makes me me

Is the anguish intelligent design
Am I randomness running blind

You sit there so righteous looking at me
Dare you not open your eyes and see what I see

I live in pain I cannot express
Torture I take until my last breath

You know me not well, no not well at all
You see not on my stomach I squirm and I crawl

The man in the mirror, is that man me
He is not who I feel like, nor what I can see

Tormented I walk along this dark lonely path
A danger to the present, a victim to the past

I cry out for forgiveness, to have my sin washed away
I live in duality, it is with my sanity I shall pay

You try to comfort and say this too shall pass
I just want to hurt you and knock you on your ass

This rage inside is so strong and so raw
Even my own skin I bite and I claw

My bloody face does not tell the whole tail
I must gain control, one of us must fail

The ultimate sacrifice is one release, one way out
But that leaves eternity cast in a shadow of doubt

Yet I cannot continue living in this torment, this insanity
So I sit here and silently cry as my skin slowly bleeds