Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ready and waiting for the harvest

For a long time
I wondered why I care
I spent the better part
Of five decades
Wondering why I failed
Wondered where
I could find a heart
Like mine
Not in any way athletic
Possessing no talents
Rejected by two fathers
Given up by one mother
Despised beyond casual dislike
Hated beyond my ability to despair
I chose to resist
What I do in this life
Follows me
Through out eternity
What I do for others
Helps them find the way
To that same place
Elysium awaits
It waits and destiny
Is a cloak
That covers
To shield the arrows
And shame
Away
This life is far too much
I've had enough
So I wait
Wait
To see the fields of wheat
Drawn through my hand
I see the golden sunrise
The gentle wind
And know
The day will be good
For the harvest
It is reaped
Every day






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Preventing wrath, saving the day

Take my hand
You don't need to die
I'll hold you close
And help you try
No need to drown
Waiting for the walls to fall
We can help each other
Until hope is gone
Is there anything to prevent the wrath
Is there anyone who is not insane
How can anyone see our path
Can anyone be free from pain
Will this time on earth pass
Time flies past the day
Shame and sorrow
Our hopes are dashed
Our children lose the way
We can pray to a god
Or believe in the dollar
We can be kind to our friends
We can hate all the others
This world is waiting for us
To rise and take a stand
What will we do
Will we be the ones
Or will we be made slaves
To the miseries of wage
Love one another
Find peace to share
Honor your blood
Your father and mother
Because you might have it good
But for others it isn't fair
Give your life
To be more
Than someone
Who is wasting days
Who is killing time
There is nothing we can do
Unless we change inside


Monday, December 11, 2017

Stupid facts


Think about it
Bombs cost millions
Lives cost nothing
Which is more precious to you?
Children with absolute brilliance
Die 20,000 a day of starvation
How do you accept that?
4 people per minute die
Of lack of food
While Americans are obese
That is obscene
I am fat
I live in comfort
And I am stupid
Because I watch
As others fall
Because they weren't born in a certain place
Or Wear a certain skin
And I feel shame
Because I was called to do more
With this thing I have
My life
And I don't
I don't do anything
While we lose
20,000 children
A day
Who starve
So stupid
I am stupid

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Laodamia


Her husband was slain
Hector of Troy his killer
She was beyond sorrow
And grieved for days on end
After prayer she chose a path
Building a bronze likeness of her man
She became devoted to his memory
When others intervened to stop her
From holding him up as her god
She joined the bronze statue
Upon the pyre
Rather than live
For now she had no desire
To exist without him in her life

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Harvest of Misery

Sorrow has a victory
Am alone in this shame
I whisper a prayer
Asking about the mysteries
Without answers
Fears that cannot be tamed
Isolation and silence
No one cares
As the heart
Harvests the misery
Close my eyes
Enter darkness
My time is done
Did deep
Place me in the grave
And leave me
And the cemetery

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cyanide Serenade

Listen
Please
I
Just
Can't
Continue
I am through
You are breaking me
You are making me
Want to die
Commit suicide
Drink a vial of poison
Eat an apple of cyanide
Let me go
Just let me do what I need
To survive
Just let me go
You drive me so
So very mad


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Slaughter







Why are we bestial
Will we ever become moral
Do we even care
Humans are not special
We are animals
We slaughter each other
And feed upon the marrow
Found in the bones
We make violence our temple
And we never rise above







Is there any hope
For humanity to ascend
Or are we meant to linger
In the morass of a moral dead end
Are we able to rise
Do we even care
Why do we bother
How do some transcend



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Descent

I have no shame
Falling from the heights
Knowing my place
I had been upon the rise
The enemy knows my face
Despite my disguise
And chose to take
My life
But I am not made of flesh
I am still alive
Still alive

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Naive revelations

I keep silent
My thoughts kept secretly
I am unwilling to bleed
For the pleasure of others
My heart broke repeatedly
Believing with trust
What was not true
What else could I do
She promised
Her love renewed me
But now I sit watching them
From a distance
Those who love one another
And realize how foolish
And very naive
I was



Monday, December 4, 2017

Lost place, Lost time


You might ignore the warnings
You may reject the fear
But it is a place of storms
Throughout the year
No one knows where it lays
Upon the map or upon the globe
It has slept for many eons
Its eyes closed, without hope
It lays in sweet repose
Where the sailors fell astray
Where their ships crash
They sleep where they lay
The lost place
In some lost time
Still exists behind the veil
It sleeps there
Salt encrusted
Ignorant of the gongs
And chiming chimes
That pass the days
Watching as the iron
From the ships
Becomes rusted

Sunday, December 3, 2017

the master

we call it time
but it isn't its name
it flows and twists
never starts or ends
it takes no prisoners
accepts no blame
it knows it is master
over all of our lives
it is death
it is life




Saturday, December 2, 2017

Falling Blossoms


Blossoms of fire
Fall and die
They died for the empire
And the emperor's desire
To save the land
The most sacred land
Of the gods

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Black Lightning Bolts

Barbed and Razor sharp
The camp is surrounded
The dead and dying
Rounded up
To be burned
And hid from view
Transformed from body 
Turned to ash
The winds carrying away
The final form
Of the innocent
Nothing left

 

Nothing to build upon
The death of the future
The final moment of life
Quickly passed


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Cold killers



The pack gathers
Hunts as one
Catches the scent
And begins
The alpha directs the strike
The slaughter begun
The snow turned red
Goes on without relent
And the cubs are fed
For another day

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

when sky breaks

They watch
From high places
But they are not worried
They've watched
They've existed
They expect no mercy
For the world below
That world moves
When it will
Arbitrarily or not
In summer heat
Or winter snow
They are fulfilled
By their calling
Because life goes on
Ever shining
Like stars in the belt of Orion
It will never fade
They are content
For they know there is more
Far more
And their role goes on
Ever silent
Ever true

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Answer of Death

I surrendered
To the fear of existence
Long ago
I remembered
My punishments
At the hands of the twisted
The horrid bestial violence
That humanity has become
I do not still hope
To escape
For no one does
But I offer resistance
For while I am aware of my fear
Nothing changes
Nothing can change
Existence treads forward
And there is nothing I can do
Except die
In reply


Monday, November 27, 2017

Nothing but guilt

I ran from the memory
But they kept pace
I tried to oppose them
They melted my face
No hope in my heart
Nor in my mental state
Guilt was poured down
And I disappeared
Without trace

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Crying People Linger

Crying people linger
Upon the ground
Beneath three crosses
In the air,
A sweet scent of rain
The sky above, raging red
heavy clouds, swollen
As the water pours down
his body is cleaned
of the sweat
of the blood
and dust
He is still
but the crowd watches
in shocked silence
As the blood brings healing
Reunion and communion
And trust


Saturday, November 25, 2017

I moved

I moved in the bliss
of being in new love
I received the kiss
of having new life
I escaped the abyss
knowing I was alive
In the love
Of an angel
In the arms
Of heaven


Friday, November 24, 2017

Damnation Red

“What can an eternity of damnation matter to someone who has felt, if only for a second, the infinity of delight?” ― Charles Baudelaire

A rusted monolith
From a long passed industrial age
It never lived, but is skeletal and red
The colony was stripped
Of her precious resources
This led to a loss of oxygen
When the atmosphere fled
Due to decay of the machines
Without maintenance
Or care
The miners were mostly dead
But a handful escaped
The dead lay where they passed
The lack of oxygen
And the radioactivity
Keeps the colonies from returning
This was a disaster
The likes of which
The earthmen never knew
The monolith of rust
Weeps for knowing
That humans never learn
They'll find another planet
Strip it
And kill it
Never looking back