Monday, November 30, 2009

Lemon Kisses.

Lemon Kisses

Lemon kisses
On my lips,
Can't resist

The pain
Of this bitter kiss.

Written 11.30.09 @ 11:17 PM

Shaven, Untaken.

Shaven, Untaken

Clean shaven
Not taken
To the places that I want to be

Not ready
Too heavy
As my heart hangs inside of me

Though looking
Not cooking
Any kind of steady plan

Just waiting
And hating
The power that's inside of man.

Written 11.30.09 @ 2:31 AM

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Below the Surface.

Below the Surface

Into death we grow apart
Below the ground
But my heart
Will rise to the surface
And hopefully be found.

Written 11.29.09 @ 2:52 AM

Sunday, November 22, 2009

To Best the Broken Nest.

To Best the Broken Nest

There is no love
Within this house
We can't go out to play

We're stuck inside
Trying to hide
To pass the day away

But in the corners
Of our walls
We can all find parts

Of hidden joy
And youth's sweet ploy
To recollect our hearts.

Written 11.22.09 @ 12:36 AM

Monday, November 16, 2009

Her Love is in Our Hands.

Her Love is in Our Hands

She walks with us among the leaves,
Her love will guide us home

She gives us strength to breathe with ease,
Holding us when we're alone

She puts her love within our hands,
Though she left too soon

For the world couldn't handle
A sun without a moon

But behind her she made way for us
And the love that carries us.

Although she left too soon.

...For Kelly.

Written 11.16.09 @ 1:45 PM

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Raindrops at My Window.

Raindrops at My Window

The rain runs wet and slow
Outside the chilled frames of my window
And with each drop, my heart will grow

But no, the rain withholds the growth,
Devours it in every trembling drop
To the point my heart may stop

Until the sun resuscitates its love
And holds it firm thereof.

Written 11.11.09 @ 1:23 AM

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Hourglass.

The Hourglass

Hell of a time
But is it a crime
To love the things you have

Or more of a sin
To hold it within
And want some more so bad

But either way
You clear the day
And the hours drive you mad.

Written 11.7.09 @ 11:41 PM

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Secret to Living.

The Secret to Living

Smile because you want to
And because you can
Smile because you mean it
And because you're human

Smile for the world
Smile for the children
And smile even though
You may feel completely broken

For the truth is that a simple smile
Can save a life once in a while.

Written 11.4.09 @ 11:59 PM

Monday, November 2, 2009

We Are Overcome.

We Are Overcome

We are overcome
By the beauty of our children
The way they sit and walk
And stand and talk
As if the world were theirs around them

We are overcome
By the love that we give them
How it pours from our hearts
Never stops, only starts
And we ask to be forgiven

For not delivering the world
To the palms of these sweet children.

Dedicated to my beautiful nephew Brandon Alexander, who turns 1-year-old tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Brandon Boy. ♥

Written 11.2.09 @ 10:55 PM

The Unraveling.

The Unraveling

I’m wearing the thread bracelet that you gave to me

The one you tied so tightly around my slender wrist,

Making certain it would hold;

But I’ve noticed it slowly, ever slowly

Unraveling its silky blue fibers;

I try to tug them tight together, adding a knot or two,

Trying to savor the love you wrapped within these threads;

But every time I look away, they can’t help but come undone.

And I can’t help but come undone upon seeing them.

Written 10.31.09 @ 2:05 AM