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Life is a fight when you try to do right.
Around every corner they try to steer you the wrong way.
There are so many new horizons and paths to go down.
When you're at the end of the rope you can always turn around.

Don't ever give up in what you believe.
You can always achieve what your mind can conceive.
The days have been long and I need to reprieve.
There is an emptiness I need to relieve.

Everything I encounter is tempting and beautiful,
But I will not give in to the fiery desires.
They will only bring sorrow and make me wallow in despair.

I know what the right thing to do is and I will stick to my guns.
Don't ask me why I make myself suffer I know my day will come.
Because in my heart I will never be lonely and I'll have the one.

Never be lonely because you're never alone.
All the friends, family, and faces from the place you call home.
Take me to the place where they call me their own.
Just be who you are and you'll always be your own.

Never be lonely for you can lose yourself.
There's always somebody to lend you help.
Don't give yourself away, your heart is within you.
Just listen to your heart and you'll always be true.

Never be lonely because fate takes a turn.
Always show respect and never let bridges burn.
Inside all of us we can be crude and vindictive.
Just look into your heart for the proper incentive.

Never be lonely because it can bring out the worst.
Even if you don't know it can leave you cursed,
But I have been lonely and I know how it feels.
I'm just going nowhere and spinning my wheels.

If you never be lonely you will find yourself.
You have to love who you are to love someone else.
Never be lonely because you'll be stuck in the game,
With no one to turn to and only yourself to blame.
Chris Fortune Sep 2017
Standing alone in the shadow of a doubt.
When there's no one to run to, or no way out.
Looking down on the water at my own reflection.
Hoping I can get rid of this mental infection.

This mental infection just turns into mist.
Peace in myself is my one remaining wish.
My mind is a storm and I can't find any cover.
I hope I make it out when the storm is over.

I know you still love me and would do anything.
To keep me in your life, with love on the wing.
But I can't turn back, because I felt the pain.
My heart would break again, driving me insane.

There's a special lady out there, who'll really care.
To keep my heart strong, this heart you can't tear.
I will never let you into my heart again.
But you'll always be in my heart, until the end.

I don't know why good love had to turn bad.
Leave me feeling depressed, leave me feeling sad.
But it was not my fault, so my heart won't falter.
There's a long road ahead, and I have to keep pushing farther.
Chris Fortune Sep 2017
There's no one left to blame, things are not the same,
The happiness you once brought, will never come again.
When you think it's over you start feeling the pain.
The pain of love lost and you can't turn around again.

I never wanted things to be this way, but I can't go on living like this.
I remember the days that used to be, when I told you I love you and gave you a kiss.
But I know I can't go back without having a panic attack.
There's someone special out there, and I have to let her know I care.

However I will always care about you, but I have to live my life without you.
Things are never gonna be the same, I'll return to the dust from which I came.
So I need a love, a friendly love, with color and prosperity which will last to eternity.
If I keep you in my life, how am I ever gonna be free?

I need love that is youthful and fruitful,
our love now has grown dead and cold.
I've grown a little bit older, a little bit stronger, a little bit bolder,
I know that my life is far from over.
The ground benetah my feet is as solid as my heart is because I know it is full of love.

I couldn't go back without feeling the pain,
being friends just makes me hurt the same.
But I think about my life and I have to let it be.
Living without you is the only way to be free,
all I ask in life is to be happy.

I've been happy now that I'm alone,
learned a lot about me I have never known.
There is nothing in life that I regret or would take back.
What will be will be.
Keeping the heart free is the only way to live,
and waiting for the right one for your heart to give.

These days of disgrace leave me with a feeling of disgust.
The wars, the pain, material things, and lust.
The way people abuse love and turn it into rust.  
Leaving yourself to blame and no one to trust.

I know I've felt the pain and need to be set free, there's so much out there that's in store for me.
But to find the one in a million in the vast sea, maybe I found her!  We'll just wait and see
Waiting for something and something to believe in, keeps my head up and changes my living.
Sometimes you gotta just lean on the fence post for awhile, but when the wait's over, you'll have an eternal smile.
  Aug 2017 Chris Fortune
Cait Harbs
Each day,
I count the highway signs
as I pass by,
hoping to follow them all
and tattoo them on my skin
with the dust of my tires.

Each day,
I drive the same route to work
and then home,
just once,
my heart would go off-road.

Each night,
I mournfully regale the moon
with tales
of journeys great men traveled,
trips brave women blazed,
and my own bland,
listless meanderings between
and then home.

Each night,
the Moon beckons me
to chase the horizon
with open arms,
calls vehemently
for the chained thing
beating in my breast
to fly headfirst
into the Unknown.

One night
I will listen.
  Jul 2017 Chris Fortune
She doesn’t always look the same
Sometimes she’s a silver sphere
Fooling you that she is bright
But she’s just a mistress of the night

Sometimes only half of her you can see
Following you wherever you’ll be
She hides while dancing in the sky
Half, still a full beauty up high

In time, she becomes thin, crescent
Like a smile, a blissful moment
She looks delicate, discriminating
Only a part of her, still breathtaking

And only those prison of the night
Will witness the euphoric stint
Of showing pieces of her then
The beauty of becoming whole again
Look up, what shape do you see me tonight?

This is inspired by Phases, a poem by Midnight Rain, my friend here at HP. Thank you for the inspiration :)
  Mar 2017 Chris Fortune
samantha page
as the day comes to an end
and your mind starts to pretend,
remember this
all these dreams are not for real
nor the emotions that you feel,
one day your life will become
its own version of this one
although daydreams won't come true
you will have something brand new
your future is a fantasy
in and of itself
Chris Fortune Feb 2017
Under the water my heart it surely drowns
I hope to find a way out of wearing this frown
The tears have filled my heart and has become a flood
Trying to swim out of the depths of a long lost love
I haven't felt very poetic lately but I figure I would conjure up a little something.
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