In Orange County
In Orange County, Californiyay,
When you arrive at John Wayne Airport,
No need to show driver license or passport,
But be prepared for inspection to gain entry.
Are your teeth white enough to light the roads?
Is your navel hairless and clean enough to be licked?
Do you have two tats, if not, get going back
If your not blonde, produce pictures of your parents,
In any event, law demands, go directly to the colorist!
Everybody smiles and says hello, so friendly,
But having mastered the technique of doing so
While looking over and past you, rest assured,
Your New York sensibilities of ignoring the movie star
Sitting next to you on the subway feels like the ultimate,
In this place the sun never sets, which is why the citizens
Have sunglasses surgically attached to their heads.
Have not seen a big nose 'cept mine
Being looked down on from people who by law
Must be a minimum of six feet tall.
Need my gritty, need my cabbies giving me the finger,
Need the senior citizens fighting tooth and elbow for anything on sale,
Need my rivers, need to bleed orange and blue,
Need my ballet, my museums, my rude compatriots,
Who rush to your side when you sidewalk stumble,
Who never judge a book by its cover,
Cause the jerk next to you is likely the author.
Who open their pockets and hearts to every needy person,
Hand extended, give 'em a buck, genuinely wish 'em God Bless,
They who let us share the fabric, woof and weave of our
City streets, their homes...
I got beach, I got mountains,
So maybe they're not visible from my living room,
But I got more living in the hearts of my fellow Yorkers,
Than there are grains of sands on the beaches of
Anytime together with you is special too me.
It's our time to create happy memories.
Even when some seems surprised to me.
Or we speak things we shouldn't have said.
I can reflect back on that special moment.
You know it will come up.
That special moment where we share a laugh.
Unless it brings an embarrassment to us.
Anniversaries or a happy birthday or any good thing.
Will stay planted within our minds.
Maybe it was our first kiss.
Or something we won't bother to mention publicly.
Will stay private and apart of that special moment.
Cause something can't be mention.
It could be a birth.
Or a certain day set aside in church.
Or remembering those raises at work.
Or a promotion you didn't see coming.
But whatever it is?
It's a special moment
Out of breath and sweaty
You turn as you roll off me
The barest hint of a question
Forming behind those eyes
You've been here before
A hundred moments to shrug your shoulders
As if to say
Whatever, who cares anyway?
Lips pursed just so
Whisper shocked suprise
Instead of the usual "I should go..."
Demurely ask "Can I stay?"
Suddenly start to cry
And our hearts break as I reach out to you
Cause you start to say you love me
When I interupt abrubtley
My thoughts are of someone else
But I guess you'll do
boy I cant lie I’d miss you,
your voice, my laugh, the way I kiss you
youre not the kinda guy that I get into
cause all these perfect moments make me wonder
if i need you.
Something needs to be left unsaid.
Except some people loves to speak to cause others harm.
For the cheaters that creep.
What's the purpose of telling?
Notice that these suddenly high and mighty moralists wasn't thinking straight at first.
Some people has profit greatly from their dirty work.
For every sin within the world.
You find them all in the holy bible.
Solomon, the one many uses in sermon as wise.
Was no different than his father?
Who had a mistress on the side.
Like, I something needs to be left unsaid.
Cause those doing wrong will play like your words don't needs to be heard.
Secrets needs to be hidden from a few.
Cause the harm you done to others.
With eventually comes back upon you.
We know the line-those without sin shouldn't cast the first stone.
But there's always some that do.
And then feels hurt when their past emerges.
Just remember nobody's perfect.
I had a dream
To live in the mountains,
With a dog,
A black border collie to be exact,
Become an author,
Write a book
Hang out in that mountain.
I had a dream,
That one day
I'd go on a road trip,
Just me and my best buds,
Just living a life
with no worries at all.
I had a dream
That I'd grow up happy
Don't care about the money,
Don't care about the stress,
I had a dream,
You crushed it with a
That's never gonna happen
Because you're gonna spend
Seven years studying
Being all techy,
You won't have time for your
Stupid little dog,
Or your mountains,
None of that would
Your road trip?
You'll be spending time on the road
Towards the city,
Where you'll go to work
Where you'll suffer
For the rest of your life.
Your worst idea
Is growing up being
Happiness is when you finally become
But that ain't never gonna happen to you,
Success isn't for lazy pigs
Who cause parents to split apart,
Who ruin lives,
Who dream of stupid dreams
Like living on mountains
With a dog.
You're gonna stay this way,
Perhaps be my little servant one day.
You wanna talk about dreams?
Well my dream
I have one last dream,
It still lives on
It grows bigger and bigger
It's the only one left,
That I still hold onto
To save someone
From a car accident,
I pray it's soon,
I pray it's now.
I'll prove you wrong,
And I'll finally die
A captain always goes down with his ship
There is honor in that, valor
Guns blazing as you sink, defiant to the end
I never understood where they got the courage
Found a cause worth dying for
Why not be captured?
Isn't prison better than death?
Those Lords of the high seas, they always seemed so confusing to me
I think I understand it now though
Staying attached to a lost cause
Because when you invest so much of yourself in something
It is really, really hard to let it go
So despite odds that most likely will crush you
You battle on, heels dug in, back to the wall
This love is a poison, and she will be the death of you
But you continue fighting the good fights; it is all you know how to do
call me autumn
i'll be the giant pile of crunchy red-brown leaves for you to jump in
i'll be the ugly sweater you love so much that you pull out on the first cold day
i'll be the pumpkin that you dredge out the insides of and carve a jack-o-lantern face on
call me winter
i'll be the christmas morning that greets you with a heap of presents under a twinkling tree
i'll be the warm cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows after you come in from the snow
i'll be the groundhog that assures you there will be an early spring to end your wintertime blues
call me spring
i'll be the umbrella you dig out of your trunk that keeps you dry in the unexpected storm
i'll be the large cup of coffee that stays up with you through all-nighter study sessions before finals
i'll be the first flower you see in bloom after a long and cold winter
call me summer
i'll be the rays of sunshine that tan your flawless skin
i'll be the cold shower you take cause that bloody air conditioner is broken again
i'll be the hammock that you lay on as you stargaze and think about all the galaxies that stream above
Have you ever had a poem block
Where you dont know what to write
When every word that you put down
Seems somehow not to rhyme
You try to push through it
Come up with perfect lines
Then erase the words you just put down
And start over one more time
You know that it will come to you
If you simply clear your mind
You must just allow the words to flow
And write them line by line
If you get a poem block like me
Write about it in a rhyme
Dont worry cause we've all been there
So just give it some more time
Carl J. Roberts
Why these Roses Pink root Sentiments late
Though Easy Hours take Charity perform
Somber Labours do Extract my Blown State
Yet forged Remembrance to Greet your Fine Norm
That you should Teach - or Teach by apt Mature
Merrily remembered your Candle's Lot
Your Cousin Singer - chant Serenades pure
Through Shrunken Schedules he nearly forgot
Still Efficiency be the Cause of Time
In Wisdom be such Tangle's worthy spent
That of the Owl - consume the Mouse in thine
Though fill Selfish Profits to their Relent.
For now this Focus be: Be Blessed your Day
And Frolicking Thorns best be on its way.