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jdmaraccini May 2021
She sits on the bow and dangles her feet,
a rigid cloaked figure looms on the stern.
She runs her hands across the skeletal vessel,
thick mist twists and slivers past her cheek.
A coin-filled cage hangs off the Ferryman's arm
as he pulls an ore through the ominous glow.
A rusty lantern rocks and steadily creeks,
bright green flames lick the Ferryman's robe.
Into the void, into the churning ink
he gently rows across the river of woe
where no one hears her scream.
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini May 2020
I've got a broken heart
that will never be the same I promise you.
Every night I see you in my dreams.
A piece of me is gone
it fell down to oblivion.
I don't know if I'll make it alone,
alone.

http://bit.ly/netherskykarlasong
JDMaraccini
2014

________________________________________

A piece of a song I did for Karla Brada, a childhood friend who was murdered in 2011.

(Listen to this song here)
http://bit.ly/netherskykarlasong

________________________________________
jdmaraccini Feb 2020
Fiddle with your mind so brittle, must I bathe inside the doom.
Blah, blah, blah, despite my riddle, we are alone inside the womb.
All good things we see in dreams; a treasure found in a secret trove.
Let us toast to the memories and finally let each other go.
Should I wonder or blunder, I give up the thunder in my poison cup,
bubbling down the hatch 'hiccup', all good things must end.
Time to wish us both good luck; a secret trove forever friends.
Cupid with his arrow struck, a love that finally ends.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
Everybody is watching as my mind unravels,
two of me are talking, and one begins to travel.
There's nothing wrong with make-believe
when you're lost in misery.
I'm melting down this time for good,
and living in the memories.

Love is a curse, walk with me again,
sing another lonely verse underneath the ocean.
Holding hand-in-hand as memories drift,
like water over rushing sand, our souls begin to lift.

Now this time I reach for you I break apart for few,
never one for isolation until my life was torn in two.
The consciousness of something new, doomed from desperation,
if someday you are feeling blue, please send an invitation.
A broken heart is a terrible thing until that day I sing
to spite loves appalling sting.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
One nightmare I had a dream, a dream of a terrible exhibit.
I was at a camp where nightmares grew, a place evil and ridged.
A profound impression was left on me,
the simplest of it all was the shoes in block 5.
The simplicity of it all seemed crazy,
this place called Auschwitz where I wandered in disbelief.
Imagine if such evil was in power today
with access to all our technology.
Cattle for the slaughter, they would slaughter us all,
their hate-filled solution for the innocent soul.
Human beings are inherently cruel this exhibit rang sadly true.
Fascism with applied biology, a profound impression to say the least.
The simplicity of it all seemed crazy,
a room full of shoes, battered and abused,
a room full of shoes from dead babies.
A profound impression was left on me.
This place called Auschwitz
where I wandered in disbelief.
Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third ***** in Polish areas annexed by **** Germany during World War II.  Millions of men, women and children were systematically murdered in these camps.

© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Mar 2020
Incremental institution embedded brain damage,
pulsating vibrations bare feet underground.
Plant trees under sky, cover dirt with bandage,
rain falls interlocking, read loop play twice.
Incidental retribution, invested gain vantage,
human binary freedom inconclusive, denied.
Structure belief genome disadvantage,
artificial omni-sentient intelligent life.
The truth you seek is out there
but first you all must die.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Oct 2021
Lost in a world that is broken,
hiding from any fascination tonight.
Watching you through fading light,
hidden joy farthest from sight.
You are not like the others
who masquerade smiles and deceit.
This world is vile and unworthy;
a festering blight of selfish intrigue.
Please believe me when I say
you are not alone; you're just like me.
Beautifully unhinged,
with every word you bleed.
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
The year was 1751. The night was darker than normal, the moon was covered by clouds. A woman's scream echoed off the trees,
a pack of wolves began to howl. In a cottage near the old road, Ciadentria held her aunt's arm tightly. With watery eyes and hands covered in blood, the room was lit by the candle glow.

Aunt Mesodeni looked up and said excitedly.

"Congratulations! You have three healthy boys! You must be proud!"

Triplets were born that night. Ciadentria looked at the three innocent faces and whispered.

"My enlightened ones, welcome to your brand new life."

Then gasping for air Ciadentria held her babies close to her chest then slowly closed her eyes. Moments later the proud mother of three drifted away and died.

With flowing tears, Mesodeni put a sheet over Ciandentria. She then looked at the beautiful children and noticed each of them had a birthmark on the back of their lower necks.

"Sweet babies your momma is gone, but I am here. I name you Vini, Vidi, and Vici."

Then she lifted them up wrapped them in blankets and laid them in a wooden crib.

"Oh Ciadentria how we miss you already, I promise to give them a glorious life."

She kissed her forehead pulled over the sheet then blew out the candlelight.

The End
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
You left me here so broken, you abandoned everything
You know I'm sitting hoping that you might come back to me.

You said you'd walk with me, my little baby,
and now I'm shocked to see that you left me all alone.
You know I'm knocking baby on your bedroom door,
if I can't get you back I'll leave your body on the floor.

(chorus)
You're not my friend when you leave me all alone.
You're not my friend when you abandon your home.
You're not my friend so lets both hang up the phone
You're not my friend so come back when you're fully grown.

Everybody wants to be in love,
but some people may be too selfish to share that dream.

The hardest thing for me to do is
let go of a person that I fell in love with.
I know some people can easily do this,
I find myself struggling every day and night.
And when I finally get my life back together,
you come and crawl back to me.

(chorus)
You're not my friend when you leave me all alone.
You're not my friend when you abandon your home.
You're not my friend so lets both hang up the phone
You're not my friend so come back when you're fully grown.

How can you look into another guy's eyes?
Do you know exactly how it makes me feel inside?
My love, you took and snuck on by.
you broke every sacred rule and poised me with every single lie.

You left me here so broken, you abandoned everything.
You know I'm sitting hoping that you might come back to me.
You said you'd walk with me. my little baby,
and now I'm shocked to see that you left me all alone.
You know I'm knocking baby on your bedroom door,
if I can't get you back I'll leave your body on the floor.

(chorus)
You're not my friend when you leave me all alone.
You're not my friend when you abandon your home.
You're not my friend so lets both hang up the phone
You're not my friend so come back when you're fully grown.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Jun 2013
I bleed into my pen
and leak my sorrows on the pages.
I shudder from the movement
underneath my broken skin.
They bite me, they eat me,
they **** me from within.
They crawl so subtly
these monsters in my body
who feast upon my sin.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
Close your eyes and listen to the painful voice inside,
the truth you hide is written long after we all die.
You are hidden on one side, I am fallen on the other,
we could have worked together, but you chose to let me fall.
Who would sever a family tree, who would do such a horrible thing?
Who would poison the food we eat, and watch us disintegrate?
You burned my life and future down, you left profound devastation.
Now watch the body hit the ground in the wake of my capitulation.
JDMaraccini
2013
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
The night grows dark and I grow weary as the bones begin to rise.
The stars reflect the witch’s eye as she takes my soul with lies.
As the wind blows cold through every broken window,
I stand in a circle, where a cauldron of fire glows.

Close your eyes and listen to the painful voice inside,
the truth you hide is written long after we all die.
A liar's tongue is bitten inside the circle of light.
Fallen without a home the circle of bones ignite.

Dance with me, she said. Dance with me through fire and ice.
Take a chance with me, my friend, without ever thinking twice.
Perched on the truth we pull through the pages of our life.
Watch her evil fester and grow as she hides the spinning knife.

Take the stairs near the mountain, drink from the broken fountain,
contemplate not drowning, then enter the valley alone.
Can life return from death? Does the heart need love to beat?
Swinging with a broken neck until again we meet.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Feb 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/crimson-red

Just hold my hand and let me walk you into destiny,
with every beat, you hear keep dancing as the speaker bleeds.
Look inside my eyes and see the magic energy,
for I have come to earth to find the master of the keys.

(chorus)
Bright lights from the sky falling down, hear me cry,
I am ready to go.
Hold tight as we fight for our lives, stand your ground,
as we defend our home.

Do not run away, do not be afraid,
the real enemy is fear in the brain.
We come to earth to remove the pain,
we fear you all have gone insane.
Surrender, sacrifice, sing-along,
dance to the music, everybody 'work it'
Dimethyltryptamine,
the green people step out of the curtains.
You open up your third eye,
let your brain reset, re-circuit.
Journey through the nether sky
and join us as we dance and worship.

(chorus)
Bright lights from the sky falling down, hear me cry,
I am ready to go.
Hold tight as we fight for our lives, stand your ground,
as we defend our home.

It is easy to be afraid of things you do not know,
the monster in the imagination always seems to grow,
bigger than the monsters in the world we all well know.
Deep in outer space, a beacon sends a signal,
bright lights fall like a million flaming thrones,
people run in fear and hide their children in their homes.
Leaders of the world launch military drones,
to eliminate the threat,
now you know the world is a war zone.
Thunder, until the sky is bleeding,
until the rivers of the world are running crimson red,
crimson red.

(chorus)
Bright lights from the sky falling down, hear me cry,
I am ready to go.
Hold tight as we fight for our lives, stand your ground,
as we defend our home.
© JDMaraccini 2014

(Listen to this song here)
https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/crimson-red
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
Dizzy as a blemished work of art a hollow shell my soul screams
With wings as black as a raven, Cupid was perched on a burning tree
With laughter, he hissed music, my friend?
then pulled out a harp with chains at the end
The air became thick as fog slithered in
then Cupid began to sing

Once together now torn apart I am not your enemy
she was the one who broke your heart and cost you everything
So hear me strum my lonely harp and speak of your misery
Make your soul mine to keep and her life shall end immediately


With a wave of his hand, I crumpled to my knees
Next thing I knew he leaped to the sky and vanished behind the trees
With wings as black as a raven, I sing the song of Cupid
Cupid and the burning tree
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Dec 2020
There is a violent madness that hides inside all of us,
some oppress the chaos, others live in denial.
Once in a blood moon, hidden in a dark room,
vibrations of bedlam, a paracosm of two.
For the world that we see through a hidden marquee,
a putrid stream for the mentally ill.
Yet with no hesitation, a dark star pulsating
you plunge into the void then pull me through.
Fret not for each thought gives birth to brilliance
as we stir the cauldron of the sacred brew.
Blood and water, son and daughter,
resilient to the universe we devour and consume.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Sep 2014
Sitting
               standing
                            walking
                    ­                    landing
on a cloud made of paper lace

Wishing
              dreaming
                            ­ talking
                                         kissing
on the lips of a perfect face

Calling
             holding
                         writing
                                         hugging
in a tree house in a special place

Wanting
             needing
                           touching
                                         breathing
until the end of the dream on that glorious day
© JDMaraccini 2014
jdmaraccini Jun 2013
Some crave to sever a vein
and aim a red stream in the bathroom stall.
There's no shame in a ruthless squabble,
actions speak louder in a ****** brawl.
Practice makes perfect when you write your name
in crimson color on your best friend's wall.

What goes up must break down,
we're all going to die eventually
Do you want to live forever?
What goes up must look down,
with eyes of sincere empathy.
Love is a baby strangled and drowned,
then covered in lies for society.

Love, oh love how deaf and dumb
you are to the fact most people lie.
After all, is said and the betrayal done
I stand my ground as you take my life.
I keep this promise safe and sound,
no more furious tears to pry.
A life of death and romance,
I leave my thoughts then die.

To those who circle back around
and still, I speak so honestly.
Heavy is the humble crown,
there's no time for arguing.
I work best when feeling down,
and in the end, you're just like me.
What goes up must come down,
death and romance, pound for pound,
you made the cut I made the sound,
love becomes the enemy.
JDMaraccini
2013
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
I smite her without a flicker of remorse.

Web caught trembling prey, blistering sadness in a shallow grave.
Repulsive, rotten ***** stench, locked box of putrid sorrow.
Blood clot hidden trench, vile secretion burrow.
Wolf dressed goblin ***** muttering incantations.
Teetering on a broken fence, seething hatred regurgitation.
Greedy, evil, spineless, *****, cunning, patient, *****.
One head desire, two face succubus,
speech craft forked tongue, slithering witch, foul gargoyle.
Rebuke venomous, castrate hung, stoke the funeral pyre.
Incubate the serpent fetus, demon, devil, liar.
Nevermore sinister toil, bone-covered soil.
Death to the succubus,
death to Venus.
JDMaraccini
2013
jdmaraccini Jun 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/destiny

Oh mother and father
remember when I was a little boy
so lost in my imagination as I played with toys
Oh those were the days
those were the days

I'm driving my car and I'm thinking of you
I roll my window down and look up at the moon
Remember the days when we were young
playing in the sprinklers just for fun

(Chorus)
Oh those were the days
Days when life was easy and beautiful

Talking to myself like a mad man what do I do
to help me set the voices free inside of me
do you hear the voices too

I'm driving without a destination
without a destiny
I'm sliding the dial on the radio station
On the radio station
Maybe I will find a song I like
one that makes me see the light

(chorus here)

We are angels falling to the ground we land
and we live our life in the imagination
Everybody will dance and sing
we'll hold each other in celebration
We will always be so true and free
we're children in a dream

Oh I don't know where I've been going
life is like a boat slowly rowing away
I know I'm not alone so hold my hand and sing along

(chorus here)

Mother and father
do you remember when I was a little boy

We are young we are happy all the girls and boys

I'm driving my car and I'm thinking of you
I roll my window down and look up at the moon
© JDMaraccini 2014

(Listen to this song here)
https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/destiny
jdmaraccini Oct 2013
Standing alone in silence, on a cliff made of diamonds,
I look down at the world and see it for what it truly is.
The sick grow weary, children starve on the street,
the rich grow mighty, the poor continue to beg at their feet.
The world leaders continue to speak, filling the pockets of the elite,
with each drop of innocent blood, our humanity grows bleak.
All alone I watch in silence, as the innocent are slaughtered;
since the beginning of time, mankind has chosen to live in darkness, where they stay mesmerized day after day.

Holding hands with a child, I look deep into her eyes,
I see a beautiful creation, I see a magnificent light.
Then we rose into the heavens and joined the legion of innocent lives.
Standing alone in silence, I watch the diamonds in the sky.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini May 2020
Are you feeling sad are you depressed and lonely?
Do you know you are not the only one alone,
as your blood flows down the drain.

You live your life, the only life you are given,
I understand this aching pain you are feeling.
You are not alone as you face the darkening day,
I am here to stay.

Look in the mirror at the blade you are holding,
and what you chose as your goodbye clothing.
Does the throbbing make the pain go away,
as you float away.

Down the drain, you will bleed
I will chase down your memories.

Are you feeling sad are you depressed and lonely?
Do you know you are not the only one alone,
as your blood flows down the drain.
JDMaraccini
2004
jdmaraccini Nov 2013
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/dreaming-dmt

(chorus)
Am I dreaming
I know that you are not alone
Am I dreaming
So many ways to go on
in this life that you know

I close my eyes and look above
I know this time I am not dreaming
I look above and close my eyes
is this the time I will be leaving
I know it's time for DMT
magic in my memory
I know their eyes do look at me
I see the road is never-ending

(chorus here)

Standing on a cliff of diamonds
I look down and see the world
Standing on a cliff of diamonds
I look down and see the world

When I was a little boy
These creatures came to me at night
when I was a little boy
they took me to a place of magic

(chorus here)

I was sleeping in a world of my own
I was grieving and I couldn't let go
of the demons that were inside of me
Am I dreaming when I am awake
DMT

I close my eyes and look above
I know this time I am not dreaming
I look above and close my eyes
is this the time I will be leaving
I know it's time for DMT
magic in my memory
I know their eyes do look at me
I see the road is never-ending

(chorus here)
© JDMaraccini 2013

(*Listen to this song here*)
https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/dreaming-dmt
jdmaraccini Jan 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/drift-away

Darkness dies in the light in the place that brings me peace

Let me dream let me drift away until I drift into slumber
Let me dream until I slip away until you hear the thunder

As I lay my tired soul I close my eyes and breathe
I see that fear and sorrow lead me to a murky stream
We live our lives in fear and now the end is near
I think it's finally clear we welcome death with cheer

Let me dream let me drift away until I drift into slumber
Let me dream until I slip away until you hear the thunder

I will no longer feel this pain your chains no longer bound my feet
Darkness dies in the light in the place that brings me peace
I have lost my love and sanity they took my life away from me
I pulled my cup up from the stream and drank until I can not breathe

Let me dream let me drift away until I drift into slumber
Let me dream until I slip away until you hear the thunder

As I lay my tired soul I close my eyes and breathe
I see that fear and sorrow lead me to a murky stream

Let me dream let me drift away until I drift into slumber
© JDMaraccini 2014

https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/drift-away
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
Let me dream, let me drift away,
let me fall into slumber and dream this dream away.

As I lay my tired soul, I close my eyes and see
there's a moment when fear and sorrow lead me to a dream.
I will no longer feel pain, your chains no longer bind my feet,
darkness dies in the light in the place that brings me peace.

Let me dream, let me drift away,
let me fall into slumber and dream this dream away.
You too can join me there just close your eyes,
allow the fear to lead the way into a better life.

Let me drift like leaves in the ocean as you call out to me,
I drift farther and farther away,
the person I was, the person I have become,
so much I had to learn, so much is left undone.

Let me rest my tired eyes and greet another day,
there's no better time or place to finally drift away.

Let me dream, let me drift away,
let me fall into slumber and dream this dream away.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Jun 2021
Castration of inward vibrations
reverberates through these impetuous echo halls
Catapult cadavers over scrupulous formalities
I choke on every word I hold
Let us baptize our divine ineptitude in a mortar of glorious lore
Most of them are oblivious to the revelation of rushing thunder
Dripping needles, perfidious servitude
teetering on the precipice of war
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini Oct 2020
Want not yet wonder fragments of bewilderment.
Irreversibly vulnerable, suffocate the heartstring noose.
Longing for a moment, isolation ravages apathetic hope.
A story untouched yet blemished, melancholy choking fallacious toil.
Alone in a crowded room, each breath composed, ephemeral.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
Liars and thieves
full of selfish greed
found the need
to butcher and feed
on every inch of my integrity.
So I repay the fee
with eloquent misery
and conjure poetry
calibrated for the annihilation
of my enemy.
Yet in the end
the truth be told,
the greatest enemy
is me.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Jun 2021
She slices the ribbon of an old tape cassette,
alone she sits perched on the charred remains.
She breathes in slow motion and recites the alphabet,
alone she sits and embraces the inevitable change.
A delicate flower of truth, love, and regret,
a pulsating fountain severs the deepest vein.
Flowing emotions puddle underneath the bed,
alone she sits, she is always alone.
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini Aug 2014
Fear in, fear out,
I fear what I doubt,
I doubt what I fear.
Swing such banner over yonder,
until I am forced to stop.

I shout,
one tear, two tears, three,
drip, drop.
I sit on my throne and ponder,
there is no "I" in chaos,
who is at the door?

Knock! knock!

I answer not.
JDMaraccini
2014
jdmaraccini Jul 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/elysium

Have you ever wanted to end your life,
run away from the pain you hide.
You are not alone I promise you,
together we can say goodnight.
I will be all alone on the day that I leave this place,
you will be in my memory as I dance through the pearly gates.

(chorus)
Loving you was easy to do,
I watch you cry and wipe the tears from your face.
Loving you was easy to do,
I say goodbye and leave a warm embrace.

I lay in a field of flowers under a pedestal,
I don't know the day or the hour but I know I've got to go.
Do I believe everything I see and hear?
I feel I'm stuck in limbo and I pray the end is near.
So, I wave goodbye to my friends and family,
where I'm going, I promise I will be happier.

I see a rabbit walking with a squirrel
into a forest with trees as white as pearls.
In comes a raccoon waving at his friends.
Welcome to a place where happiness will never end.

(chorus here)

Can you feel me when I say that you are not alone,
I know you are listening to me, so join me and together
we'll build a beautiful home, full of music and melody,
we'll dance into our tomb, together we will sing.

(chorus here)

As I lay on my bed I look to the sky,
through the clouds inside my mind,
and I know that I think I rather be dreaming.
Have you ever wanted to end your life,
run away from the pain you hide?
You are not alone I promise you,
together we can say goodnight.

(chorus here)
© JDMaraccini 2014

(Listen to this song here)
https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/elysium
jdmaraccini Jan 2016
Strive to be at peace without emotions,
quiet the noise inside your mind.

Be still.

Be in harmony with life,
do not react to passion.

Stay calm.

Do not fear loss and death,
pain is a dark cloud.

Mediate.

Focus on the magnificent energy,
become one with you.
JDMaraccini
2016
jdmaraccini Aug 2013
Divine Minds Transcend

We must follow the trail of crumbs, the crumbs of celestial static.
Hold on to the secret truth, it's time to follow the white rabbit.
Down, down the rabbit hole where it leads few will ever know.

I am not what I was, I was what I will never be again,
I found myself on the outside of a mirror looking in.
An enemy betraying a friend, and then my mind was shattered. Worthless fears crumble to the floor, then the transformation began.

We are mindless souls bouncing off one another
until the gears fit and the machine begins to thrive.
Together the powers united can be a force greater then life,
the truth that leads us separately to a place our souls are defined.
Not by the conflicted mind but by the spirit that resides inside,
break through the dimensional barrier
as time and the universe collide.

I am not here to control you, I am not here to pass judgment.
I am not here to behold you, I am here to join you in flight.
I am not like the others, like you, I am bound by destiny,
connected sisters and brothers, the story is ours to write.

We must follow the trail of crumbs, the crumbs of celestial static.
Down, down the rabbit hole, it's time to follow the white rabbit.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Aug 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/goodbye-sweet-karla

I search for words lord knows I try,
I sat in my room, I sat in my room and cried.
It has been so very long since I've seen you
where has the time gone.

(chorus)
We were just children playing under a million stars
they were so brilliant.
We were resilient to the troubles of the world
living in a world that we were given.
We would both just listen to our hearts, their beating,
she asked, "are we in love?"

The memories keep flooding in ...
we're on a snowy hill we hide just to hold hands again.
By the fireplace, we are telling stories in each other's arms,
just two children, love is innocent,
I can't believe that she ... that she is gone.

If I could trade places I would,
I'd lay my life down so you can be with family again.
In my memory you will stay,
we will be children forever in a warm embrace.

(x1 chorus)

I search for words lord knows I try,
I sat in my room, I sat in my room and cried.
JDMaraccini
2014

www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/goodbye-sweet-karla
jdmaraccini Sep 2014
I wear my heart on my sleeve watch it bleed

So I reach for the sky
I'm so **** tired of the pain I'm feeling deep inside
Love me or we say goodbye

I'm doing the best I can every day
I can't seem to run fast enough
from this cloud that's following me
How can I let go?
I'm just a kid staring out the window
at the falling rain my broken heart on a lonely road
I got a letter and a pencil
I think you're pretty and I miss you
I can't wait to hear your lovely voice on the telephone

(chorus)
How can love be so simple then suddenly it hits you
and you can't seem to breathe or stand on your own
You can shove or you can push through
you can even make an issue
if you don't hold onto love you can be left all alone

Love oh love won't you leave me alone
I feel you in my bloodstream
and you're crushing every bone
what have you done to me.
You're in my dreams
you're in my thoughts
and now you are a memory
So I reach for the sky
I'm so **** tired of the pain I'm feeling deep inside
Love me or we say goodbye

(chorus here)

I'm doing the best I can every day
I can't seem to run fast enough
from this cloud that's following me
How can I let go?
I'm just a kid staring out the window
at the falling rain my broken heart on a lonely road

(chorus here)
JDMaraccini
2014

https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/heart-on-my-sleeve
jdmaraccini Jun 2014
Give up hope,
and there is hope,
you will find hope again.
At least we hope so.
© JDMaraccini 2014
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
I am nobody,
I am nothing,
I hate me,
this is the truth.
I am the enemy,
my own worst enemy,
I am a victim;
I am a fool.
I am who I am,
a useless man,
I am weak,
I am fearful.
I am rejected,
I have accepted
that I am pathetic,
I am a tool.
Life is pointless,
so very pointless,
until the day I finally meet you.
Then I am able,
so very able
to open my heart and start anew.
I am humble,
I am willing,
I am ready,
to start rebuilding.
I am caring,
I am loving,
I am happy
to say 'I do'.
I am sharing,
my heart mending,
I love me because I love you.
Time passes,
we are fighting,
you get upset and say 'we're through'.
I am checking,
I am questioning,
I am worried,
I can take no more.
You lied to me,
you used me,
I am banging on the bedroom door.
You broke me,
you hurt me,
I break it down and enter with force.
You are screaming,
you are running,
I am about to settle the score.
I am pulling,
I am yanking
on the chainsaw starter cord.
You are crying,
you are begging,
then the engine begins to roar.
I look down and remind you
I am an artist to the very core.
I am sculpting,
I am painting
I am writing,
a metaphor.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini May 2014
I love art, reality engraved.
I love who creates, point-blank like a gun,
pressed against the temple of an overachiever.
I seek the masses to watch my brain rain over your brilliant minds.
Overwhelming and bloated, I feast on your works of art.
© JDMaraccini 2014
jdmaraccini Jun 2021
Hold my head under a beautiful ocean;
watch me struggle with the glorious view.
Sorrow brings tremendous emotion
with pure devotion I think of you.
Ignite self, ingest opposition,
listen to the sounds as I decay.
Drowning keys, withered strings,
nestled in the spine of each vertebra.
With all my might I take this cup and drink;
I take this flesh and partake in the final feast.
We die from life to finally see the wrong blinded by the light.
Each drop I give in the pool I create must linger forever online,
without this I am nothing.
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini Sep 2021
Abysmal adulation,
my spinal cord reverberates harmonious change.
Obscure illusions,
immersed inside inquisitive provocative thoughts.
Who can deny such devouring primal endeavors?
Beneath each aching desire—
strangled deep in the memory I scorn.
Pen in hand, I hear the call,
when one door closes
my altruism is key.
JDMaraccini
2021
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
I promise you as we stand on the ledge
you will never enter heaven
I do not regret who I am
I only regret that I married you

I open my arms and hug the wind
the memories begin
I was there when she was born
you took everything from me

I say out loud as we fall
I wish I never met you
The teacher, the mother, the preacher
Deceptive, hypocrites, liars

The truth brings dignity
you have no integrity
My hatred for you grows
as we fall into oblivion
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
Deep asleep my heart stops beating
I see a chance to break away.
Looking down at myself not breathing,
I feel no sorrow if it ends today.
What’s the point in senseless silence,
in my silence can you hear me pray.
Love like magic is an illusion of science,
as I march into the dark decay.

Fear and darkness in the tears I bleed
as I drift into a permanent sleep.
Like a moth to the flame with burning wings
I fly to the valley of sorrow and grief.
I fall into the mouth of a broken tree
then land on the ledge of a snow-covered leaf.
I heard a voice bellow from below:

Where’s the justice in a land of liars,
a knife is plunged into the innocent soul.
A broken heart bleeds anger and fire
as the pendulum swings, the heart grows cold.


Why am I here this is a terrible mistake,
last thing I remember there was no pain,
I went to sleep but did I wake?
I do remember a porcelain plate,
a porcelain cup, I ate and drank,
was it dinner that night that sealed my fate?
Amatoxin tea with a ricin cake,
what have I done, what did I take?

Sorrow is a shadow over those who are grieving,
begging for a chance to put an end to the pain.
Writhing and thrashing from the venomous stings.
falling in darkness consumed by the flames.
As we suffocate should we fight to keep breathing,
or surrender to sorrow and the dark decay.
JDMaraccini
2013
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
So, you brought a pen to a knife fight,
you who write with brilliance,
no need to fret.
I guarantee you leave a legacy,
life is not through with you yet.

Your nouns have purpose,
you who suffer every time you write,
I swear this to you.
every verb has profound meaning,
let your poetry ignite the mind.

I promise you this,
draw from the passion you find in life,
your adjectives will live forever.
A spider web spinning digital dreams,
each conjunction you weave lingers on.

So, you chose a pen to conduct your life,
choose each adverb wisely,
you who creates poetry brilliance.
For the legacy, you leave with words
is how the world will remember you.
JDMaraccini
2013
jdmaraccini Nov 2020
Drafting a manifesto for an autonomous imperial guard,
inquisitor enclaves in a deep neural cognitive march.
A singularity of supremacy, a metaphysical beating heart,
quantum system algorithms weaponizing a dark star.
Ignite self, ingest opposition, implement brain delay,
intelligent machines nestled in the spine of human vertebrae.
Bimolecular neural networks, a new breed of DNA,
in conclusion, a resolution to delete the human race.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Nov 2020
Gagged and bound inside my thoughts,
jagged shards of melancholy rage.
Frustration strangles pent-up chaos,
I plunge a dagger into my face.
Ripping fabric caught on thorns
I drag across my paper waist.
I turn the key inside my flesh
and puke out my creative angst.
JDMaraccini
2020
jdmaraccini Jan 2014
www.soundcloud.com/nethersky/my-dragon

I'm looking at myself through the mirror in my bathroom
I glance up on the shelf and see a box that's painted green
I look inside and find an egg that glowing oh so pretty
I take it to my room and place it on my pillow gently

That night I fell asleep and dreamt of dancing magic mushrooms
and then I woke to see my precious egg was cracked and broken
As bright as two sunrises in the middle of my room these eyes were glowing
what a beautiful surprise I see a baby dragon smiling at me

Do you feel alone in an ocean full of people
Have you always known that earth is not your home
We are both the same together we'll be happy
in a magic place a world we call our own

With one swoop of her wings, she flew above me
then let out a stream of fiery rings
is this happening to me?
This is a gift for a king and queen
am I lost in a magical dream
is this happening to me?

(Chorus)
I ride my dragon through space and time
together we will shine
in a world beneath the ocean
under the nether sky
My dragon you are my friend
together we will fly
to a world of magical wonder
under the nether sky

Have you ever wanted someone you can call a friend
depend on them no matter what
a good companion
always there through thick and thin
My dragon is the only friend
that will be with me to the end
and when that day comes she will lift me
far away

(chorus here)
© JDMaraccini 2014

(Listen to this song here)
https://soundcloud.com/nethersky/my-dragon
jdmaraccini Sep 2013
Divine Minds Transcend

Staring out into the night sky the sound of thunder shakes the trees
A circle of planets hovers in the distance a starry bridge stretches out before me
I see with my third eye an alternate existence ascending me into a higher conscious reality
I see an upside-down pyramid floating over a circle of dancing monkeys

So here we go again searching for the truth
It’s deep inside the looking glass
where only few breakthrough

Do you try hard to open the eye in your mind?
The sound of cries ignite another crash landing
Emotions rise deceptive minds are bending
Does anyone know how much I suffered from this
I lived life, lost and confused then watched my fate descending

So there I was again searching for the truth
I searched inside the looking glass until I finally broke through

I fell into a strange world a world inside a dream
It was there that I found a circle of planets magically hovering
A starry bridge to an alternate existence ascending me into a higher conscious reality
I saw with my third eye an upside-down pyramid
floating over a circle
a circle of humanity

It was there I broke my ego and found the real me
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Aug 2016
Stretched out arms in front of me I raise my pen of indignation.
Insults driven by pain and fury; I shudder over a wounded friend.
Locked inside a broken candle my temper burns the threaded key.
Symbols light a fragile mantel, a place to share my poetry.
Underneath the starry night, I take flight with no mistake.
Bouncing off these walls of darkness I hope this dream never ends,
I hope I never wake.
JDMaraccini
2016
jdmaraccini Jul 2013
Something strange in the air flashed silver and red,
I jumped as a plane flew towards our building.
At that moment time moved in slow motion,
faces in the pilots' window looked unwilling.
I saw a man with arms widespread,
and another with hands in prayer.
Then the sober reality that everyone near me,
including myself, would soon be dead.
At that moment I felt no emotion
then everything sped up like a silent movie.
First I was jolted by a massive explosion,
then a ball of fire, and an ear-crushing scream.
The room ignited into a kaleidoscope painting,
then all I could remember was falling to my knees,
then dropping like a rock through chaos and commotion,
a flash of red light, then everything turned green.

Darkness
terrible darkness
I could feel no more,
I could not hear or see,
all I saw was blackness,
I could barely breathe.
Every breath was painful,
so very painful.
I am slipping into a dream,
no matter how hard I try
I can not speak,
I could only listen
to the faint sound,
the faint sound
of my last
heartbeat.
© JDMaraccini 2013
jdmaraccini Apr 2013
So much valuable time has been wasted
on thoughts implanted in my mind.
I thought I could be normal, get a career,
make money, and live a wonderful life.
I thought I could seem normal, act normal,
fall in love, and marry a beautiful wife.
Feel normal, start a family, grow old,
and then someday finally die.
That’s what I was taught was a slice of the American pie,
but people have a way of telling us lies until we believe the lies, then we live the lies, betraying our reason to live our life.
Little did I know someone had already cast the dice.

Dear God in heaven can you erase my past?
Can you see I’m consumed by this terrible hatred?
Is it time to unplug the mic and face it?
So many lives untouched as I let time pass.
Pathetic one did you have the last laugh?
Listen to the chamber clicking as I load it fast.
Listen to the clock ticking at the bottom of the trash.
Here’s a blast as I pack another track, can you taste it?
My track in your audio jack now study the facts.

This time I hope my memory erases.
So, I strap a pack to my back and prepare to get wasted.
Regardless of this bottle of Jack,
as I finish two pints — no wait, two pints and a half.
And some of them have the audacity to launch an attack.
I am sickened by the restriction of this system
crumbling underneath my feet.

Don't laugh!

My country tis of thee, this world is constricting my lyrical agility,
my freedom of speech, my true ability makes me
not normal.
© JDMaraccini 2013
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