Hey... Someone hear me - now that he’s gone, he’s gone for good. Someone see me through this airless night, for the monster I am when I turn out the light.. Someone believe me... when I say my thoughts are stark, treacherous and dark. Someone tell me, a kind word or a soft humming song. Someone hold me - back from tempting abuse, for I’m dying to cut loose. Someone give me - a half arsed wave or a fraudulent smile, a ******* reason to stay alive.
Are you afraid? You're not alone. Are you hungry? Cold? You're not alone. Are you barely making it between paydays? I'm sure you can guess where I'm going with this. You may not want to connect with anyone. But just know: You may have been alone before. But things have changed; Your boat's not empty anymore.
Being strong has nothing to do with strength. It's about your ability to adapt to And overcome obstacles. If you look at it like that, Anyone can be strong. And with all the challenges We face this year, you'll have plenty of practice.
Anyone can write poetry. I say that because anyone can tell a story. Don't worry if you can't rhyme. Most poetry doesn't. I just prefer to. It helps with the flow and keeping time. Don't knock it until you try. If you do, I think you'll find It can ease your mind.
If you want him, I could be the guy Who makes you believe That everything will be alright. If you want him, I could be the guy Who holds you til the morning light. If you want him, I could be the guy Who stays home with the baby So you can have a girl's night. I can be almost anyone You want me to be As long as I can still be me.
There’s something for everyone here in this world of ours and all that anyone really has to do is to put in the hours. So as to get whatever they may desire or perhaps wish to be; it’s the same for those who in their efforts try to become free. ______
From "The Quatrains" ongoing writings since the early '90's.