United States    1994 -    

Every evening
In the cold night's chill.
My mind wanders
Never able to be still.
I often think of you
And when I'll see you again.
I think of that young girl
I think of my friend.
Brought together by happenstance
And if I didn't think you were worth it
I wouldn't of taken the chance.
When I think of you
I smile and I cry.
Tears in my ocean
Unable to dry.
If I could right every wrong
I'd do it in a heart beat.
And use that beat for a song
That I'd sing for you
Put the lyrics in a ring for you
Bend my knee for you
Because I said it
I L.O.V.E. fallen for you.
And all I can see is the top in my view
But a King is nothing without his Queen
I just hope someday...
You'll understand what I mean.

If the only thing I accomplished was reminding her that she was worth risking everything, stepping into the unknown, and fighting through Hell. Then... I have accomplished everything I needed to. Call me blind, but if that's the case my eyes are just fine.

In the midst of life
I often find myself lost in thought
Who I am
What I've done
Where I'm going
I write a long blank page with dreams
Dreams of blue skies
Dreams of open fields
Soft hair that smells of a foreign scent
The kind of smell that takes a man away
Away from the hustle and bustle
Away from all things unkind
I can't help but think of you
My ocean
I remember the first time
A cold December chill
An even colder heart yet to beat
I'm not a religious man
Never thought much of Angels
After that day
After I saw what sins I carried
And how your waves carried them away
I knew I had seen what I thought a lie
An Angel
Your smile was hurt but it was true
Something so beautiful
Pages could be written
Songs could be sang
But nothing would do it justice
For how I felt when it hit me
And how it brought me back
I made you a promise on a scared heart
A boy never set foot away from home
Traveled the world just to hold you
Went the distance to prove to you
You're worth it
To my Ocean
Thank you

I'd do it all again

Behold! Upon my ledge sat a bird of Sun
with feathers that matched it's rays,
And wings that could cut the Sky.

I sat and watched in awe at Thee
as a boy would watch a fair maiden,
wondrous my thoughts led me astray.

With a hopeful eye and a sinful hand
I caged Thee where Thy stand,
And upon my ledge you would stay.

Seasons passed and I was happy still
but my maiden of Sun grew dim,
Her light was setting her rays fading.

I knew I could not keep Thee
for Thine beauty was pure,
So I let her go I let her soar.

I watched on no longer a boy
now a man with nothing,
But a feather of Sun...

If you love something, let it go.

I stand in front of a runaway train,
The feeling breaths life once again.
I speak with lips of a dry pale,
words are found from my own inner Hell.
Stillness of roots coursing through my vein,
Plants me firmly within the pain.
Forged in a land so far away,
Carried by a weary heart until this day.
And the mind of man is one of fickle,
Lost within it's own pleasures-
through cracked bricks, depression trickles.
Raining down like a feverish blight,
Consuming Thy flesh unable to fight.
Faces mix and the same voices sing,
Not a different tune, from the bell shall ring.
Sweaty hands and weak knees plea,
Wishing for a normality that shall never be.
Cold, I see the Reaper's hand,
My shadowy Mistress beckons her man.
I take the walk that many have taken,
Cracks in the ground, as the Earth is shaken.
Blood in my wake, peace upon the path,
Down on my knees, I accept the Holy's wrath.
Words said and actions done,
They leave me now with the setting Sun.
And as I lay, into the Earth I seep,
Bury me now, where the Angels shall weep.

Sounds of a foreign city fills my ear,
I kept my promise through this long year.
I've held you in my arms, I told you I would,
I want to stay forever, if only I could.
I know I'm not the man that you thought,
But you'll never know, for you, how hard I fought.
I've seen the beauty in your eye,
Like the brightest star that shines up high.
I've felt the beauty in your hair,
Like warm silk that I'd take anywhere.
When you held my hand for the first time,
A feeling that no words could rhyme.
And when you kissed me, took my breath away,
I felt like I had done it, found love forever in a day.
I want to be with you, through all our grey shades,
I meant when I first said "I'll love you forever and always."

Like a dream within a dream, I dare chase the Sun.

Petals wilt and fall from my soul
as I chase a dream set as a goal.
My pen writes with the ink of blood,
coming forth in a loving flood.
The Angel in black with skin so pure
willingly, I give forevermore.
Determined, with my chin held high,
I close my eyes and kiss the sky.
I'll seal my heart and mail it off,
And to the flame, like a moth.
You are the one I see at night,
when my weary head wakes with fright.
A shaky hand wipes my brow,
as I sit back and wonder how...
You found me in a pit so low,
Not knowing how far the Darkness would go.
In just three days, my courage will shine through...
In just three days, I'll stand before you.

Don't make a girl a promise if you know you can't keep it.

A moonlit twilight takes my mind,
ponder a thought when lost for time.

My ocean of you, aloft a soapy bed,
your waves crash above my head.
Leaving me breathless as I fall,
into your depths to experience it all.
Motionless, adrift in your grace,
my imperfect storm, I'd give chase.
As long as there's time in the weather,
I'll always love Thee, forever and ever.

I can't change who I am, but I can change who I will become...
And I can't ever imagine a world without you, without my setting sun.

So take me gently out to sea,
and from there, happy forever I'll be.

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