Throw rocks at my window,
Hold the boom box up high.
Send me on scavenger hunts,
Make me search far and wide.
Let me be your favorite song,
A tune you can never get out of your head.
Recall your fondest memories,
Those of when we first met.
Take me out to ball games,
Introduce me to all your friends.
I want to be your now and forever,
I want the cheesy moments to last a lifetime.
Take me in now and never look back,
We can have a life we create out of whack.

  Jun 16 Ben Jr
Robert J Howard

Call yourself a liar
Left arm on fire
Each take a turn
Watch them go burn.

Throw down the dice
Cut a big slice
The chest tightens up
Fill the deepest cup.

Break off a piece
Shell cracks to decease
All lost and trust
Red dead and rust.

  Jun 1 Ben Jr
Mike Hauser

Why do we make excuses
For the times we get it wrong
Why can't we say I made a mistake
Then from that point move on

Is it that we all have swallowed
The poison pill of pride
Where we need to list our accomplishments
No matter how dark the lie

When did the pretending of perfection
Become the sea that we swim in
When did life's learning lessons
Get buried too deep to dig

When you make a mistake don't make your way
To the side of do no wrong
Tell the truth in all you do
And don't drag the excuses along

  May 30 Ben Jr
NB

I know I'm awake
But who's there to keep
This tired mind
From falling asleep

I feel you're afraid
& although I'm there
You'll never know
That your cross I'd bear

With a soul so free
& a heart I put in chains
Through the eyes of a sleeper, I watch the river rise
As the melting hourglass swallows the grains
& my darkest fears deny their disguise

I'm a ghost of love
The pain of every pleasure tamed
& too many times I have left the show
Always playing a character unnamed
& it's always the same line that I don't know

Too many times I've run away
& still I falter, still I hide
Becoming all that I've denied

But this time I'll rise
For every light that died
In my arms

With a soul so free
That will always wish to fly
I will capture world's madness in my stare
As the distance draws your face in the night sky
I'll come, & all crosses for you I'll bear


N.B.

Ben Jr May 12

I'm burning,
Yet i feel alive,
Consumed within,
These feelings that i have,

I'm drowning,
In the pool of your love,
Yet enjoying,
Every wave that comes,

I'm falling,
In this bottomless pit,
Yet I feel safe,
Because you are with me,

I'm burning,
And you are the flame in my mind,
To me its a blessing,
To even call you mine,

Ben Jr May 5

Sometimes things fall in place,
May be divine intervention,
Or the universe giving us a hand shake,

Do you believe in miracles,
In prophets and voice of an Oracle,
Do you believe in the power of overall justice,
If not...
What do you think in times like this,

Time where human intelligence is exhausted,
When all the plans and schemes go down in ashes,

When you feel the walls and ceiling close in,
And all of the sudden a hand,
Pulls you despite your countless sins,

Giving you freedom,
A room to breathe,
Giving your mouth a song,
And joy for you to hold in,

Do you believe in God and his proclaimed saints,
What do you think of,
When you get that second chance,

Ben Jr Apr 28

I could tell you about what came my way
But its more about listening,
See am a cab driver for a day,
And there's more to it than driving,

I get all sorts of customers,
Angry, kind and loners,
Some talk about life, troubles and murder,
Others gossip about their loud neighbours,

So i get to listen to it all,
Share their lives and mysteries they bestow,
Share their feelings and emotions,
Til the moment they close my door,

I see their faces as they get in and out,
I smile away just to get my cut,
But every now and then,
Door opens for someone who listens,
An angel if you might,
And you my dear,
Is that person tonight,

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