My mind sits as a
Trapped in a
a gangling crib
Of despair with
No way out
I feel I am
And worst of all
I wrote this to describe times where I get depressed and I feel helpless and like a nuisance to others.
Heavy hands toss
and tear as the veil of
peace is torn
Dense punches leap out of the sea
and meet with the sharp strikes of the winter air
The ocean and the wind
Two childish men bickering
with bloodied hands
brawling to caress the soft
curves of the sultry sand
My life is a poem
that is being written
day by day
It’s not pretty right now
nor will it be next week
and it might not make sense next year
but it’s coming baby
line by line it’s
and then the next
I can't wait for
you to read it when
Fear, anxieties, and
failures circle above my head
they are vultures scouring for
the once dead flesh I was
But now I am alive,
now I am
They fly through my mind like before
but they are unable to make nests
I wrote this thinking about having security in God over my fears, anxiety, and failures in life.
Made a couple extra dollars last week
well actually it was a check to be
exact and now
I used it as a bookmark for the time
being, but forgot which book I left
Now on a brisk Tuesday morning in October
the only thing that stands between me and
a smooth cup of coffee is a stack of
Slowly but surely, I ****** up the tattered copies
of Dickinson, and Tolstoy, and Lawrence, and Byron
tossing through the pages
Not a drop of worry enters my mind, knowing it’s
in one of the books but I just have to find it
and hell, it’s going to be sticking out of the top
there’s no way I could have misplaced it too bad
I’m not a complete fool after all
“Just gotta get through the books and
all the money is mine,
all the money in the world”
I say musing myself
You know, I actually went to a place
for four years straight and I swear they told me
the exact same thing
“Just get through the books and you’ll have
all the money in the world” was all I heard relentlessly
from the teachers, students, and myself
all while I was giving them
all the money I had in the world yet here I stand broke
scraping for change
I guess I am a fool after all
“Where is the rest for the weary?”,
Cried out the sappy sun.
The burden of lighting up the
world left his own soul lusterless.
His blistered fingers handed down his glow
as he stood frozen up high in
his onerous profession, keeping
a bright smile in a baby blue prison.
In his own shame, the pitiful sun covered himself,
boosting his rays so no man could beam their eyes up
To see his dreary tears.
After work he would blaze back home
Dreading the next day to come while
countless stars flooded outside his home,
Night after night
Begging for his spot and
Dreaming of his celebrity.
While the stars pounded on his door, inside
He emptied endless tears out of the well of his heart
But he could never let go of his pride.
So, season after season he suffered in the spotlight
all to hold on to his futile fame.
Take a turtle from his shell.
and tell me what he is.
Naked or homeless?