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It’s three am and the world looks dead
Flashing scenes on blank drape screens reflecting TVs
As I walk down this naked street in the dark
Looking around
It’s quite vulnerable and charming
To see this neighborhood sleep
After getting out of school
And believing the teachers words
I throughly believed
Heaven could be worked for
I took it like a drug
And envied all of you
But all it got me was
A DOWNWARD POINT OF VIEW
Downward point of view  Depression Anxiety
I've been alone even in the company of others
Maybe it will always be so

My heartbeat echoes beyond me
I hear yours as well
Yet mine still beats alone

Unanswered
Alone it speaks
And desperate to share the load of my mind

But I do not wish my burden on anyone
A sacrificial soldier for an army of one

How can it weep asking for relief?
When it cannot see it's making a martyr of me

What can end this lonesome misery?
This situation has become my identity

I can have all the friends in the world
And a family
A partner to be with
But  always with this quietness

I’ve been this way since I can remember
It’s the only thing that is still with me
So there's no reason for war now a day.
I can't get the smile off my face
I made this place!
I'm an American.
#American #America #JesseThomasDevlin
Archie it’s been a while since you passed
I still remember you making me laugh

So many tears from people at your wake
I had no idea you reached so many

When we were young we talked about drugs
Like little kids we bragged about what the other discovered

****** took you like a thief in the night
But on the outside your life appeared alright

I didn’t know your addiction got that far
I don’t want to know anymore
The pain is what I’m fleeing
The bad addiction I choose to ignore

You taught English in a college of study
But somewhere your own thinking got muddy
You were a good cousin and buddy
You were red and ruddy
Still thinking of you cousin
It doesn’t matter where u go
It doesn’t matter who u see
It's because I know
You will always come back to me

You run to him
Keeping me in mind
Away from my love
but back every time

Girl I know your game
Girl I know your way
With me it’s ok
Just come home again

Jules you are indeed a thief
Changing your heart all the time
Stealing away my life
Knocking at my door at random times

Greeting me with kisses and laughter
Lies, smiles stories of disaster
Trust me, I just play a long
I'm just glad you're here

We lived happily ever after
All the wars that have ever been
Under the sun, every invention
Every beach ever proclaimed
Boil down to two choices of alternative things...
a Democrat or a Republican, a Big Mac or Whopper, a Lincoln or a Cadillac, A Catholic or Protestant.
We feel we have many options but they are the ones with choice.
It has all added up to nothing.
You are the brightest star with the nicest shine that I ever did see
Everything about you was always been that way
Now here I drove you up to the Church upon the tallest hill
But I didn’t come here tonight to pray

The city looks so close and peeks over the riverside
And I could hit the full moon with a stone if I tried
We’re here talking and enjoying the night
I wanted to tell you how I felt about You and I
So I work at a College
The kids thirst for Knowledge

They are sick and tired of life on the Farm

They Drove to big cities
In big ugly borrowed SUV's

They flea the hot sun like bandits on the run
Under the veil of darkness, guided by stars

They drink, they smoke the do all sorts of drugs

So they make it to the border
To upset the order
To pine and gamble for their dreams
But can't shake their accents

Hurting from a memory,
Wanting something else
Their hearts remain hungry
But they loose their true identity

Wild Child
Who told you to be so blind?
Wild Child
Why are you such a fool to trade in your youth???
When you cry
In the night
Do the stars hear?

Do they know
And do they sew
Your wounds with gold?

No one thrives
When we die
Sooner or later
We all lie
Beneath the flies

And now you’ve gone too
You gone to far
And now you’re gone too
You gone too far

An angel at the gate
With a light halo
He keeps calling

But your ears remain closed
And the desperation grows
There is a chance
God surely knows

Another energy unseen by you
Surrounds
Begging with good intention
Where death is love abounds
Black skies and sun lit moon
Dreams inside the walls of my room
Strange visions of only a place
That lie in search of obvious space

We drove for miles that night
And showed off the new car
Up and down and all around
Strange hills and roads that I'll never see again

What do these things mean?
Why am I always caught up in endless dreams?
Are they all just a stranger?
Possibly a memory under lock and key?
Old song revised
Happy
Sad
Entertained
Bored

Illumination
Shadowy
Healthy
Tired

Bored
Intrigued
How?

The see saw of emotions are all in your head!
Please feel free to add
Emptiness
Is a sort of bliss
My thinking about
The sins that were forgiven

Now I am clean
When I believe
About all that was paid
For you and me

Somehow fear and doubt
Crawl in my head and I die again

I wish I could have lived a perfect life without him
One without blemish, spot or iniquity
But I’m discovering that perfection is not the goal
Only to believe in his perfection. Be perfect as I AM perfect.

Let’s get the word out
Let’s show how his world there is no fear
Only believe on him his lonely and scattered children
Let’s be raised with one father and break bread in the kitchen
It wasn’t till late
I realized fate

I repent
I didn’t know
I’d need you so

She was a moment in time
A glance
Fate declined

A orbiting meteor
Just out of planets reach of her

Oh how gravity won’t know

How I need you so

I thought I needed a trick
To lore you to my lair
To make love

I didn’t need it
It was there
A cold hard stare
Into her eyes
I seen you smile

But now I’m all alone
Waiting for her
Missed calling
God
God
He is who he is
He was what will be
Unchanging life and being
In a sea of believing
He has his opponent and this world on a string
Where we’re we when he called it all to be?
We were in his thoughts before we were a thing
We wrestle with his ways and what we have
And pray in vain for a miracle to come and save us
We’re we made to be content?
We’re we made to be upset?
How much is our doing? How much is his will?
It is blurry like a fog
Just something about him
That tree in the garden caused a lot of confusion
Now Knowing good and evil we are brought to a decision.
The right hand or the left. The worst or the best.

Now don’t marvel at this

For he said come on no matter what u do.
Maybe filthy
Maybe clean
Maybe sober
Perhaps in dream

He preserves in spirit

It’s not for us to get up and stand against the left
In fact he did say go a mile
How scary this thing of good and evil is.
Also,
Let Everyman judge himself
Isn’t that correct?
I’m doing fine
Are you?
Hope u like it
She stares
At the white wall
With total total total regret on her mind

She tries
To lift her own spirits
But he just sits there
With another upon his  mind

She hates herself  and refuses to know it
With torment she learns to not mind

She becomes insane from the pain but won’t loose control

She receives perfection
Something she used to measured herself against
And accepts all her previous actions
With humility, grace and beauty

She becomes strong
Yet doesn’t judge others
And reveals all that she learned
And draws many to a noble cause
And becomes his bride without flaws!
She took my mind off of what was in front of me
Her hair was flowing with the radiant sun So full of beauty
Her legs strutted down the ave with a gallop no one could tame
Oh hear the seduction in her throaty voice when she told me her name

Her eyes were a warm autumn brown
Her thighs were strong from walking the town
Her neck was long and it came out from her coat
Her arms were thin and long wearing gloves satin soaked

She was my princess for a moment in time
Wonder where she was headed... who could call her mine?
Beauty
I’ve been high
But it let me down after
Wonder if it was worth it
It led to disaster

A warning to all
Don’t let it make you fall
Like it does
Stand tall
Dazed out
Into Space
Maybe cure
The human race

Well now
Is the time to get in touch
With the mind
You choose to waste

Sometimes
The air stands alone
In it's own
Time zone

Inside of his own mind
His own mind
Fly away mind

We can almost see
See the light
Indian sky
That seem to say
The sun is going to rise
Dazed out into space
Maybe cure the human race
Now is the time to get in touch
With the mind you choose to waste

Sometimes the thoughts stand alone
I’m their own time zone
Deep inside of his own mind
Their mind-fly away mind

We could almost see
See the light
Indian Sky
They seem to say

The sun is going to rise
About broken thoughts coming to fruition
I wish I could take control
And hand the cities' keys to the troll
That lives down beneath the bridge
That came home from work last night exhausted

If I had my *** of gold
I would give it to the men of old
Not the strong young men that are not in need
But to the elderly

I only wish to make this playing field level
If all the men were for once equal
And all men saught after each others wellfare
Yes, if I can have but one wish
Giving
If I was here and you were there
And we erased all the time that we have shared
Would we still act as if the other didn’t exist?
Would we still shoot the breeze but clench a cold fist?

Now if I was there and you were here
Would I listen to all your success's and pretend not to care?

If my arms were spread today would you run back to me tonight?
Or would I be in the right position to be crucified?

I wonder...
This is an old one. hope you enjoyed
I was ignorant and sodish
Didn’t know yet you kept me alive though I was a dog
You kept reviving my mind and heart
You sustained my soul

Now I feel like I am becoming a son
I look forward speaking with you in my soul heart and mind

Little by little you save everyday and night

Like a harlot forgiven I feel empowered
It’s your strength

Thank you
Some rambling not really poetry
I smoke cigs and drink coffee like no other man can

I drive real tight with my Chevy the road-my delight

I rock the radio tunes vibrations in my head

I need no sleep no need for bed

Amped up and joyriding

Landscape blur

Wind whrrr

I’m feeling high
And it’s all legal
Joyriding
Got the clouds around my head
And the grounds caving in
Got no recollection
Of where I’ve been

I have a new world to face
And a cliff to climb

Rise over the mountains and see nothing but sky
Feel freedoms wings pushing me into a new life
Old song I wrot in the 90”s
On you’re belly you roam
Out the mouth you foam

Catching your prey
Digesting all Day

When there’s no one
You strike alone
And turn your hunger
To your own kind

Slither away
To another prey
Biting with premeditation
With your fangs

all the world is your delight
You offend every creature
They spit at your sight

And all you do
Is leave crusty skin
You leave no companion
You live in serpent sin

Let that serpent eat his own kind
I hate snakes
To love god
Is to love his son
And to love your neighbor
Is to love the god and son in him or her
We are brethren for we have one father

For it is a commandment added to the ten already
It is hard with transgressions of the former ten laws
But his son said show yourself to the priest

We shall remember our transgressions with the rosary
Doing the things from the priests orders after confession

To kneel and sit with the beads
To look up and see him on the cross...

He died for our sins

But his father delivered him to hell

To preach the gospel

And then his father raised him up

The earth shook as the disciples heard and witnessed his rising!

He lives again.
Working invisible miracles everyday

The gospel and his words do not pass

On him let us believe thoroughly brothers and sisters.

We shall see our father again.
I was in love
And then twice
Certainly one true love
Cannot be right

For I now believe
Love is unconditional
In a new way I came to see
Love surpasses individually

So let’s all lovers lay down
And begin to play the game
Hold on to one another
Without guilt or shame-tonight

Let’s begin this now
Let’s all take part
No time for individuality
Let’s leave a mark
It can make a man do something good
It can make a man do something bad
The older I get
The more I regret
Not being 25 anymore

Some look upon their pastimes
With drugs and fine wines
And with memories that they abhor

But some of us feel
As though those times were real
And now reminisce and laugh all the more
A poem about no regrets
Have you ever seen the bottom?
Have you ever made it that far?

My eyes have seen everything
It’s always the same
Wake up it’s a new day
Splash some water on my face

I can already hear it calling
It’s waiting for me

I tried to save myself
But there ain’t no use in that
The world has changed me
And I will stay in this state until it is gone

You can never go back
You can never return
Never tell yourself
Look at what I’ve learned?

Never say the things that you been meaning to say
Never repay the debts that were never repaid

I am sick of all these day dreams
They’re killing me
The earth is a marriage bed of love and lust
Perpetual attention from the sun as he draws her in from the coldness we call winter
She reaches at every instance and angle in the form of trees
She is serious in the form of rock
She reaches
She bulges
She brings forth fruit to delight
While we witness  the marriage of earth and light

She grips to herself in the form of roots
She is nervous
she holds her own gravity and spins and dances
Her energies squeezed out her poles and fly overhead in Auroras

She’s a woman
She’s always been
It’s all that you long for
Because it’s what we all owe
It seems to be so scarce
Seems that it came from below

Guiding my path
Throughout the day
Sleep
Dream about it again

Why can’t we all just stop
Put the money in the fire
Careless greed
Shall be curbed forever

Get back to making
An honest existence
Wthout this need
Without this greed
He is a lighted path in a dark night
He is a refuge for those seeking might
He heals the sick and blesses the poor
He is an open door

Now I have many sisters and brothers
We have a sinless god for a father
No longer calling upon a condemning law
I would be dead but my new father lives in me and all men made new!

Let’s celebrate family!
I love you all
Dreaming a poem, a lyric to your taste
Intelligent rock in our face
Wailing on those drums you loved
Wonder if you are reflecting on your life from above
You won the crowds favor with every move
A serious face with every groove
In the limelight your brilliance was bold
In the hemispheres your thought were told
The dreamline told a venture tale
Made us remember being young without fail
I wonder if your life was pure with love
I hope god approves your life from above

Thank you for the concert shirt
We all miss you Mr Neil Peart!
I’m embarking on a journey I failed so many times
This one is not of roads and lines

I once tried this calling as a younger man
But now that I’m old I feel that success is something that I can.

I was called a natural and blessed with this gift
Many warned me not to meddle with this

But I’m not here to follow any human crowd
Sometimes you gotta make yourself proud

So I’m embarking on a journey I failed so many times
I’ll succeed!
Sometimes in fields aside long dark highways
Often times in abandoned hills with unkept grass overgrown
We passed the bowl of demons amongst ourselves
And held them high before reaching our mouths
And said curse be the day, let it always be night!
We weren't witches
We weren't gouls
Just average kids
Breaking all the rules
Don’t give me any of your idols of stone
I don’t want your philosophies that drone
You can’t apply this stuff you hold so dear
Just take off those earrings and lend me your ear

I’m not in the mood for your confession
I’m not hearing your transgression
I smell fear in you...
Don’t you know there’s forgiveness and truth?

He said it and the words don’t pass away
Know it and love it we got a brand new day
So let’s get together without fear
Love one another all year

That’s what it is all about
"Be an individual just like everybody else" - Jesse Thomas Devlin
All of this pleasure
Surely by sunrise, we will be poor
The thief comes At midnight
Crouching at our door

While our ears listen to Sweet delight
Our eyes bask in fluorescent lights
Our ears have music playing loud
We boast when we walk proud
Alone
Just me and the ocean tide
Nothingness
Such a lonesome time with the earths rainbows and fire

I take my eyes off myself
And I see that the stars do like to shine now and again
So they lend me their helping hand

Their spotlights are blinding my face
Nowhere to walk
We drift through space

Spinning like a drunkard
Reeling like an auroral dream

We should see the light
An old one I wrote back when I wasn’t paying attention in school lol
I’m torn up inside
Confused but I see the light in a moment
I told her how I feel about getting to know each other better
She doesn’t feel the same way though
Then I felt the darkness

I feel disappointed but I also feel I shouldn’t Pursue her.
No, not yet.
I would feel clingy. I’m not clingy.

Never should I try or strive but her qualities attract me.
She brushes them off like they are nothing but she is a treasure in that moment of light.

I really do think she’s better than the rest.
Clearly she is taken for good reasons and
I wish her the best!

There’s nothing I can do except to hear back from her someday when she is more free.
But what if her heart is broken where she doesn’t want another?
I’m torn... I wish her the best.
I wonder if she will remember me in that time of hurt if it comes.
I wonder if she would look for a friend to comfort her.
I’m here for her.
Sounds lame but I am.
I would like to know her better in her time of hurt so I can pick up her unhappy ness and whirl her up and say let me show you my heart.
It has been waiting for someone like you.
I have something hiding
Behind my teary eyes
My tongue is twisted
From speaking all these lies
My head is now shining
From loosing all my grey
And I can’t seem to shake
The nakedness of the day

My head is aching
for a peace of mind
My hands grow weary
For the answer they’ll never find
All of us know it
But no one says it
Why do we hide it?
Why do we fight it?

We agree to this secret
and we don't care about it
But the truth is out there
Waiting to be seen

Why
Do we tell lies?
Behind
Our infinite fears?

Are we afraid
To expose true evil?
In the face of the light
We close our eyes

In the pressure
And in the ease of ignorance
We choose to forgo
The human in ourselves
Afraid
I looked for a job in NEW YORK City
Dragged my feet 🦶 to look for my destiny
Oh how I wanted to live in a box 📦 upon another

So I drifted in hope
But no luck came to me in my search
No welcoming arms

So I started home
Beyond the horizon of the buildings
Walking barefoot through tall reefs and high grass

I found my naked feet in hot springs and prehistoric pools of water flowing about

The water tow brought me to illusions and places of loneliness
Walking by myself as a prehistoric man

Swimming through these hot springs teaming with life from forms of years ago

A fish grazed my shin 4 feet below
Now the water gets hotter and moves more quickly bringing me exponentially further from the grass land

I see a serpent glaring at my face
Our eyes 👀 see each other in this whirl pool of fire 🔥 water

He swims toward my legs with the current
He proceeded faster to catch me
I keep thinking of the hot spring
And think these times were never a good time for our ancestors

I wake up
Before his bite
I put my inclined sweating body back
And then again turn on the nightlight

It was only a dream for me this time
I’m glad it’s over but wanted to share... pleasant dreams at the museum
Shadows dance on painted walls
See them brush by you in narrow halls
Can’t you see their light is lost
Pick up their broken pieces to turn them off

A shadow danced at the foot of my bed
I can’t get the feeling out of my head
Scared to know about what I said
She lays in the shadows of her room
Imagining a man beside her
She can’t seem to keep a real one
She’s rejected all the ones that ever loved her

It’s ok she tells herself
It doesn’t matter, I’m still young
And theres no way I’m settling down
For any man right now

Jules, you know you have a problem
When you reject love and have *** at random
Choose one and savor the flavor
Don't be scared-If it fails pick up another later

You can’t rule over fate forever
You hide from it cold and scared
I understand you very well cause’
Of the diagnosis that you shared

I thank you that you trusted me
And now I know how to treat you
But you ran away before I could love you
Into the arms of another

The writing said you would do this to me
But Im sure your doing this to him
So I suppose I will patiently wait
For the girl to leave her own imagination
She’s short
She’s sweet
Her Name is Julie
And she has me
But I don't think I have a grasp

Of just how far
I've fallen
For this little girl

How I wish
She would know
She's the only
One in the world


Julie-Most beautiful girl
Love you Baby
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