I am caught
By a net of promising words
Lured in by your luminous character
Convinced by your hollow smile
Your affection like venom
Numbing my senses of right and wrong
Turned my world upside down
You've done well...
I've been infected...
Now let me cure these feelings
Sometimes certain persons just catch you off guard and feelings emerge, where no feelings are wanted.
And try to light em underneath an ocean's worth of crude oil
That is forcing it's way into my lungs
My high hopes hung their heads in the past as they waited to be hanged
But now the concept of life felt empty and displayed itself as a delay
A casual lack of oxygen shut off all process in the brain
And we are on our way.
in the depths
And the darkness fades to grey,
**A less ambivalent shade.
I etched patterns into a tree with a pocket knife that had a red plastic handle
Indentions such as these never stay
Yet eternally we press against the world
Hoping to make a mark that will shine in the daylight and glow in the dark
I'm a shriveled slice of the Americana pie
With my soul on a swivel and the devil in my eyes
Life was a son of a ***** with fists that spat dirt when it spoke
And it ONLY screamed.
I'm somewhere between *David Duchovny and Stephen King
And I'm trying to rip up manuscripts that I didn't write and I don't know who did.
Goodnight America. My patterns will explain my existence more than I ever could.
If you look at everything a little sideways
You would be amazed at the intricate connections between everything in this life.
**Everything is poetry, just as poetry is everything.
You blend with shadows*
And the cracks in sidewalks
Brittle grime trickling down your hand
You catch each bit between forefinger and thumb
And turn them all into tiny broken men
Stench streaming in smoke like ribbons
Your skin is icicle cold
But the smell ignites the sensory fears of those you draw close
Shattered skull love songs emit from your bones
Calling all sinners to you to atone
You are the blackest person I know.
Not black by skin tone,
**BUT BLACK BY SOUL.
I am like a man
That lives inside a very small cube
**And is deathly afraid of corners
Tempestuous pestilence of manic depressive tendencies invested in a message cocked and loaded as a centerpiece
Unfold it, if you will,
The beast lives in these pages
While the people all went home to their own separate cages
Locks become phones that never ring
No bars but still encasing, these cells are in our genes
Its a prison of DNA strands unlocked with a paper key*
Held firm by *words written within the world awaits to see
You aren't what you are born into. You can sculpt yourself to become whatever you want and achieve artistic freedom.
If I would have surrendered myself
To your lingering presence
We would have lost
The morals we promised to adhere
Our passion we thought to never run dry
I needed to let you down
In order to save
Whatever is left of
Two people, a similar heart
Close in mind yet far apart
Many times I had my doubt
But the feelings you planted never got out
Subtle longing over time
Madness infests this body of mine
A word was enough to shake it all
How deep this time, will I have to fall?
You do not want to be alone
Late at night when you come home
I ask you where this is leading to?
As you respond "I hope it's you"
Sometimes it takes just one word to turn your world upside down.
Stranger things have happened
The splitting of an atom led to all the Eves and Adams
We just keep climbing up this ladder
What happens when we reach the top of it
Does it matter?
Still, stranger things have happened
I hung myself with string theory gripped in madness
And visited the vast void dripped in blackness
Crippled past tense reminds us of what was
And how inevitable it is that everything gets crushed and
Deboned with time
My skeleton remains hesitant at 11:59
Still even stranger things have happened
I woke up as a lab rat with a hazmat and a gasmask
Phantom of the operating theater with the seats packed
Breathing in sterile air trying to feel the breeze
Strap my self into a gurney
To perform out of body surgery
I said I'd never turn the other cheek but
Stranger things have happened