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Back & Forth – Second Look

Summer and Fall
Those long journeys back and forth, up and down
West to East, North to South and back again
Two or more times a year travelling round
This erratic province: The Where and When
Of destinations and milestones between,
Fracturing each trip into discrete chunks –
All those small towns passed through but not quite seen
Beyond a gas station or café: spelunks
On this Journey To Nowhere – everywhere
Dipping in to a non-descript town's rim
And never sticking round anywhere

Entertainment purposes only

I never let them chase me
I don't feel like a reward
I'm just there for entertainment
When they are lonely or bored
I have so many layers
They peel each one away
Tell me what I want to hear
Promise me they'll stay
But then comes something better
More beautiful less fat
And they give up on all I am
For just a slice of that
I'll never get the romance
I'll never feel secure
They'll always choose the perfect ones
With false tempting allure
I hold onto maybes

Foul Play

We are struggling too just
Stay above the water.
It feels like we are
Being led to the slaughter.

Every day we fight our
Inner demons.
Going with the flow and
Changing with the seasons.

From the beginning,
Women have been abused.
Beat-up, broken bones,
Battered, and bruised.

A fundamental right has been
Stripped away.
The republicans, a sleight
Hand of foul play.

Common Criminal

The walls in this room close in on me.
And I reach for the sky, but I cannot see.
I was crying for no reason.
Of some inner complication.

Don’t close your eyes so soon!
Give me some interpretation of how you feel,
for I haven’t got a clue.
Bring me back around and show me what’s real.

Are you chasing dreams of gold?
Searching for questions you’ve already sold.
I’ve got to give you my interpretation
We’re searching for a solid confrontation.

Into the Eyes I Love

When I look into the eyes I love I see hopes and dreams fulfilled, I see majesty and grace with flickers of sunshine that brighten my day. When I look into the eyes I love I see perfection in their flaws beauty in their light and strength in their wisdom.

Queen of Lies

This woman who was stolen dreams,
she complicated everything.
I held her heart inside my eyes.
Until, the day I realized,
she was the queen of lies.
I promised her the heavens and the stars,
but, she didn't think I could go that far.
I said I'd do anything.
She said she'd wear my ring.
She was the queen of lies.
I found too late to my surprise.
I set boundaries she would not cross.
She found her life to be a loss.
I I tried to help her ease the pain.

Sending out the feelers

Peering out blindly to the nothing beyond.
Keep an ear open for that magical song.
Seething through the night, praying for dawn.
Please make me better; take away my wrong.
I've never belonged here, or so it seems.
I only ever see you in my darkest of dreams.
If we grow weak, do we fall feebly into power?
We crawl through life to fly for our final hours.

Back & Forth

Black ravens rise beside the road –
A stark contrast against the snow,
Pristine white where the angels trode;
They pause, then boundingly, they go.
There! In the brush! Ahead of me!
Beside the road: a herd of deer.
Pausing – then, hesitatingly
They come as though they feel no fear
And begin crossing nonchalantly,
Stepping lightly, walking, single file,
So sure of their fleeting safety;
As for me? I can't help but smile
As I put the car back in gear
And drive on down this Prairie Road,

Back & Forth

Black ravens rise beside the road –
A stark contrast against the snow,
Pristine white where the angels trode;
They pause, then boundingly, they go.
There! In the brush! Ahead of me!
Beside the road: a herd of deer.
Pausing – then, hesitatingly
They come as though they feel no fear
And begin crossing nonchalantly,
Stepping lightly, walking, single file,
So sure of their fleeting safety;
As for me? I can't help but smile
As I put the car back in gear
And drive on down this Prairie Road,

Super hero or villain contest

She wished she could be strong and
Brave
Like the heroes on T. V
defeating evil villains
With such agility
But she was shy and timid
Never put up a fight
Just went along with what he said
So she could sleep at night
She lived in fear of shadows
Always did as she was told
She braved each day a lonely soul
No sidekick dressed in gold
She chose her weapons wisely,
Words her favourite one
She could cut through steel on paper
But they vanished from her tongue
He held all the power

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