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In the valley of the shadow of death
I close my eyes and hold my breath

Everyday we live our lives
With no thought of what tomorrow brings
Each day we live and die
The end is near its echos ring

No time for farewells
No space for sad goodbyes
As the world dies hurting your temples
With their screams and horrid cries

What life will we leave our children
What truth will we send their way
Will the face of dooms existence
Haunt their skies with dark and grey
With demonic eyes
We look to the skies
And wait for that day to come
We can break free from this curse
And free for once
But please understand coz this hurts

This curse, it breaks us it separates it burns
I don't know how long i can hold on, this may not work
Aa will and my way keep colliding our fate
Our love is now anger and it's turning to hate
Let's end this while we can and reverse this goodbye now, our fate

We've built a wall that i know we can't break
Together it's time to cut these chains we've made our fate
Tonight is the night, let's end this no time now to wait
Together we part hands my leaving you our fate

And if you think that i wanted this to end,
Before i leave i'll write this with tears that i spend
About my feelings for you that you know will never change
my heart is now drowning with anger and rage

So before i go please tell me one thing,
Was our love once true, passionateley i sing
To death with forever let's go now i soar on my wing
Our promises of yesterday make me ***** my ears closing they ring
Tonight is the night to end this *****,
So ******* i sing...

We've built a wall that i know we can't break
Together it's time to cut these chains we've made our fate
Tonight is the night lets end this no time to wait
Together we part hands, this ending our fate

Tonight is the night let's end this
Tonight is the night lets stop this our hate
Lets part ways and finish together we wait
Now is the time no stopping no ending is too late
A big clock stood tall in the center of a park
With long hands and wood that was carved with much care
The carvings so detailed yet adding a spark
To the trees that surrounded it's great wood frame there

I noticed and awed at the effort at work
For it's hands seemed to reach out to the skies as they search
And i noticed that the hands were all lined in thick gold
The beauty mesmerizing although it was old

As i came up closer to view the great clock
I noticed a problem which came as a shock
The hands were not moving as they lay still and bear
What a shame as this clock was a beauty standing there

But when i looked down to the base of the clock
I could see a gold glimmer as if writing were there
So with curiosity springing in me i immediately flocked
To it's base were i then read aloud with much flair

"Time is but a moment in the span of a life
And a second only the beginning of a minutes ending strike
And forever only the equal to an eternity's one night
So with care every second use wisely for might
As a second is as precious as a minute of time"

As i read out the words more than once in my mind,
And still trying to grasp what intentions did write
A footstep so faint yet my ears could not lie
Approaching me softly ever slowly behind

And turning around an old man met my eye
A man full of years many a season he did mark
His hair white as snow and his face worn and dry
A worried and troubled reflection from his empty glassy eyes

He then said "The big clock's tick
Many a day i privileged saw
The chime of that bell thick
When a child i would awe
Those days were my young years
My body then strong
A lad who with honest fear
Was taught right and the wrong

My parents had raised me
As best as they could
Love, respect and show kindness
Were the things that were good

Back then i despised men who i'd see in our town
How they ruined their lives so freely
It made me shiver, made me frown

I would then tell myself
That i'd never drink or smoke
Vices would not be on my shelf
That my life was no joke

The years went by and i was eighteen
A boy fresh out of school
The excitement of college awaiting
Freedom from home seemed so cool

So i packed my bags and clothes
And bade my parents goodbye
I was now alone to roam the roads
So excited i felt i could fly

So i then got settled in the big city
And studied my wanted degree
First year passed yet oh so quickly
Time passed with the feeling "im free"

I headed straight home on vacation
My family i now longed to see
And spent those days in anticipation
What could next year have in store for me

Vacation ended even more quickly
I almost couldn't leave
But determined to push through this so sickly
My degree ever my goal to achieve

I then met one lad jason
A schoolmate of the same age
Although he from the city's inner mason
Was someone i readily engaged

He then became my room mate
And that is when it began
Jason was different a drinker
My sleep oft disturbed i did hate

Although he tried to lure me
To try even just one
Yet i so promptly rejected
As my conscience no evil had done

I was taught that evil be feared
But then doubtfull thoughts filled my small mind
Had my parents been too strict and weird?
Was there danger i curiously whined

So i thought and i thought and decided
It won't hurt it's just once i confided

So i drank my first beer
And i puffed my first smoke
Then i tried my first stronger drink
This is great though i thought
Not too bad i revoked
As my conscience now beginning to shrink

So i added another exemption
Saying just a little more's fine
Till the alcohol turned into drugs and addiction
I was now pushing it to the line

I would mock at the holy scriptures
And curse God when drunken or high
I would sometimes try and picture
How cruel my family's lies

A year passing by i still loved it
I free and now unrefined
But my vices eventually my health hit
I  was forced then to pause and recline

My body was racked with a fever
And i bound to the bed where i lay
I was sick and now not a believer
I'd forgotten how to pray

My life continued on this way
For years with no restraint
My friends all left but didn't say
Their reason or complaint

I went into depression
My pain and guilt remorse
I needed intervention
Twas time i changed my course

And as i in my darkest hour
Was sinking in despair
My heart's once fresh and lively flowers
Now crushed down burnt and bear

And as i lay in bed that night
For the first time in 3 years
I prayed dear lord please save my life
This pushed me into tears

And while i now was sleeping
I dreamt about that clock
And God as i was still there weeping
Approached me and we talked

He said that life is fragile
That time is not a joke
And day by day time's counting down
Convicted i awoke

And then God said to me what if he
For one day made time still
And on that day i would be free
To clean my life and will

Right then the clock stopped ticking
 Long hands eleven lay
I shocked jumped up heart beating
But i just didn't know what to say

Then HE said my child this is your chance now
To redo the wrongs you've done
And the chance now to change as you have vowed
Will soon be late my son

Live your life while imparting life giving
Love to all the poor one's who need love
With your hands now undo evil's giving
And remind of their Father's great love

Feed the poor and be eyes to the blind one
Give your strength to the crippled and the old
Bring the dying man good news of salvation, my son
For in heaven he shall walk streets of gold

As the time will soon end now forever
And your chance for redemption no more
It's the time now for sins to be severed
As heaven's gates soon open their door
Once the clock is at twelve you will know that,
Tis the end and we're now going home

As his words hit my heart i then waited
I would check how much time i had now
But as i fixed my eyes it all slowly faded
And my bed was what pressed on my brow

I awoke realising that i was sleeping
And the dream was my life counting down
And the more that my sins i'm committing
All the more my head won't wear that crown

See the clock was not there just to tell time
But to also guide ones on their way
Like the man who was lost and ran out of line
The clock was placed there as a sign

Today is the day that we must choose
If today is the day that we will start
To change our life and become true
And learn from our mistakes but move on and do our part

And you keep saying to yourself "ah yes tomorrow"
But again you commit the same wrong
We never know how many more days can be borrowed
As the clock keeps its ticking all along
This poem was inspired by my own life experience...
The pages in the diary are beaten and worn
Some entries are happy others are forlorn
Some pages are torn
The lock broke a long time ago
The entries are an echo of the past
It is amazing that it would last all these years
Some pages are soaked with tears
It appears to have held up pretty well
It seems to have a tale to tell
It is enclosed in a hard shell
It has survived through many moves
I guess you could say I have too
I hope it can hold another entry or two
or  perhaps I should leave some pages unwritten
I found my old diary and thought of this
When lifes cares threaten to drown me and there is no one around me

I pick up my pen and write because Writing Is My Therapy

When things are going well and my heart seems to swell with happiness, and I can not seem to verbalize all the  happiness I feel ; I write it down because Writing Is My Therapy

When I have had a bad day and feel like I have lost my way, I remind myself I will be Ok because Writing Is My Therapy

When my emotions seem to fight and my words don’t seem to come out right, I write them down anyway because Writing Is My Therapy

When I sit in a chair at my counselors office I stare at the clock and think to myself; I wonder if she knows what helps me through life’s woes Writing Is My Therapy

and it is far cheaper too, and I am grateful for it.
Awhile back I was messaging with a fellow poet and we were discussing that writing is our Therapy.
I send my hopes
and universal powers above
hoping you feel
nothing but
the eternal forces of love.

That your tired soul
may rest,
for its eternal age
letting all past pain
of long gone days
fade away.

For every soul that met yours,
and looked eye to eye
opened their souls
and spilled their guts
when they found out you died.

And I,
distant as I seem
hope that somewhere,  somehow
you are following
your dreams.

May his young soul rest in peace
One of my childhood elementary friends (a boy who used to tease me over my curly hair actually) just died today of a drug overdose.
It just so happens, that I saw him by mere coincidence yesterday walking down the street. Mere hours later he would be dead.
Never to ever accidentally encounter that soul again
life is so very very fragile
To your song, I dance
Winds so soft and free
To your tune, I sing a song
Mezzo-soprano voice
To your sunshine, I awake
Upon a bed of pine needles
To your melody, I am free
To your voice, I will smile
To your words, I say
Thank you
Even though it seems trivial
And for all you do
I take out my cello
And gently place the bow
Against its trembling strings
'Tis all I can do in return
And softly like the falling rain
I whisper "This is for you"

For All Of You Who Have Encouraged Me
In This Time Of Deeply Felt Sorrow
Especially The Following:
Of Course, My Mom & Dad...
You Two Are The Sweetest Sweets Ever!! :) ~~~~<3
CA Guilfoyle...Your Messages & Words
Never Cease To Inspire Me!! :) Thank You, Cyd!!
Andrew Durst Whose Messages And Poems
Encourage Me!! :) Thank You!! ~~~<3
Xavier Paolo Josh Mandreza Whose Words
Are Very Comforting!! :) ~~~<3 Thank You!!
Zoe Who Posted Bible Verses On My Page Yesterday
& Tried To Be Of Support!! :) ~~~<3 Thanks, Sweetie!! ~~~<3
Gautham Kandula Who Tried To Suggest Things To
Get My Mind Off Of The Sorrow I Have Been Feeling...
What Can I Say? Thanks A Bunch!!
And Last But Not Least Sirs Richard Riddle
& Atul Kaushal!!! :) ~~~<3 Thanks So Much
For Encouraging/Supporting Me...Y'all Have Been
So Kind To Me!! :) Thank You!! :) ~~~<3
And To Everyone Else Who Has Encouraged Me
In Times Past About The Death Of My Aunt,
I Say "Thank You Bunches"!!! :) ~~~~<3
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