Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Adoration

The night grows colder
Falls into darkness
Pull you into my arm
To protect you from the cold
Gives me an opportunity
To let you know, feel
My adoration of you
So if this world could stay
Just this way forever
You would never go a minute
Without true understanding
Of the capacity of my love
Solemnly for you

Monday, January 30, 2012

Surface

Life overrun
Helpless internally
Gasp for a recovery
Surface in a drowning world
But always a glow
It appears visually
Always a surface
The way out
All you need to do
Is look up

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Soldier

I may look and act brave
It is because I must
I may seem unaffected
Surface does unjust
I move without hesitation
In superiors I trust
I follow because I lead
Discipline, clear of rust
I fight because it is necessary
Not out of angst or lust
I’ll die with honor for my country
I do if I must

This one is dedicated to a man I never met: Tommy Blackmon
May the Lord be with you and allow you to rest in peace

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spoils

Bold
Risky
Chance
Choice
Success
Triumph
Failure
Defeat
Redemption
Overcome
Victory
Spoils

Friday, January 27, 2012

Anger

Red is all I see
Uncontrollable, uncalculating
Rage builds deep within
Quelling on all negativity within
She beckons at my skin
Begging to be unleashed
Difficult to deny
Impossible to overcome
My demons within shout
God, ever-present, now absent
He made me this way
So it is my purpose
To be able to release this anger
And allow bottled rage
To flow freely

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Luck

As I sit wondering
Pondering this current dilemma
There are possibilities
It could all go south
And everything I try could fail
Or, I rise victorious
My ventures triumph
And I walk chest held out
But what if, by some divinity
Nothing need take place
And no effort is required?
Could it be the clover
Or possibly the lady beside me?
All I know for certain
Luck is in my grips
And its presence is great
For you need not skill
Nor brute force
It simply presents itself
And it is all yours

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Circled

Through jaded eyes I see
See things unclearly
So much judgment and hate
Through images we create
Instill our lasting imagery
Destroying personal symmetry
Plummeting to the gate
Pushed unknowingly to fate
We sway the trees
Rustling its leaves
Until it is bare to the gate
And we realize our state
Through ignorance we see
With complete clarity
That my judgment and hate
Reflected the creator to his trait

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Romance

Some people say
I can’t understand
Not a single thing
About love
But what is it then?
That upon sighting,
Makes my heart palpitate
As I yearn, long
To be with her?
It is not just, fair
To save the possibility
That such a thing,
Even in young hearts
So unwise, so unclear
Can coexist
And allow matrimony
Ever after.
I challenge you
To find another word
So suiting for it
Because I know my heart
Has filled its definition of love
With her name

Monday, January 23, 2012

Strength

Holding down severity
I cannot allow anger to surface
But He is my therapy
I talk, I plead, and I thank
For He has truly blessed me
Power of understanding
Power of reason
Unclinched fists and easy eyes
I allow passage of a weaker man
In need of security
For I am strong
And no man need give
What I already have

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Frailty

Into the earth, I tumble
It is pointless for me above
I weep silent tears
Heard no more by any
For the ground is my keeper
Captor of my frailty
And weakness for one
One whom I cannot go without
So without, I must pass
Silently into the dirt
Nevermore to prosper

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Father

O father,
The wisdom you have given me
The life you showed me
And what you told me I could have
The stars were always the limit
And you were pulling me up
Full of motivation
Never had a doubt
Knew what potential I had
And made me strive
Father,
I just hope to be you
As good a man
As good a friend
As good a father
Thank you dad
And I love you

Friday, January 20, 2012

Woman

Her look’s entrancing
I want to give into her
But I see past it
I see past her eyes
What truly lies underneath
Underneath her skin
Manipulation
All the way through to her core
Her true intentions
Devilish woman
Siren of our modern times
I will not be fooled
So here’s to freedom
And standing up against you
My devil woman

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Country

Being able to see them stars,
Relaxin’ on the porch,
Feelin’ that wind blow,
Knowin’ all the names in town.
Where did that go?
There’s no more country like that.
Leave your keys in the truck,
Leave the front door unlocked.
Have your own pasture.
Now all the industry, oil, and concrete
Chemical plants, dumps, and parking lots
I want my country back
I wanna see the stars again
So leave my country be
And move it on forward

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Love

The most fickle thing I know
Something everyone believes they know
But does anyone REALLY know?
Why do they act like it?
The word is thrown out too casually
Love is not feeding each other
It’s not holding hands while walking
And it’s not a kiss
Love is 50 years of acceptance
It’s knowing who you’re with
And loving their flaws
Enjoy the moments you spend
And the little things involved
And do them with your love
Right out there on your sleeve

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Treasure

One man’s trash, they say,
Is another man’s treasure.
But why does that have to be?
Should the world not be equal?
Where every man is the same
And every man has a chance.
But some are born with the trash,
And others with the treasure.
But how do you distinguish?
Because the man who is “lesser”
Wears a greater smile
When rewarded with little
And the man who is “classier”
Is an incomplete member
When given less than luxury.
The question, ultimately,
Who has the better deal?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Complete

The world is a tricky fiend
Cruel, harsh, and extreme
Nothing as it seems
But I live by my means
Rule my own seams
Retain my own dreams
Establish the green
On the other side of the scene
Where there is not a gleam
Not a single beam
A hope, the tallest tree
Climbing for me
To satisfy He
And the plan none see
For I will be
The most complete
Man I can be

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gone

You leave me smiling
You leave me laughing
You leave me breathless
You leave me loving
You leave me hoping
You leave me understanding
You leave me spinning
You leave me puzzled
You leave me wondering
Why you left me

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Burn

How do you tell someone of a death?
Straight to the point or ease into it?
What if you were the culprit?
Would it change anything?
Did I feel cold inside when I did it?
Did I even hesitate to pull the trigger?
Why did I shoot him in cold blood?
Am I in the right state of mind?
Did God will me to do this?
These questions are not merited.
I did it, now begone with me.
Do away with me like a cockroach,
And burn the world from under me

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fumbling

Shaking hand, I tremble
Trembling, I shake
My body contradicts my mind
Discombobulated
I fumble around, a goon
Is there a specific way?
Drop, too sudden, too slow
Nothing seems right, out of place
Till the gleam in her eye says it
There is no right way
Because it all leads
To the same thing, the same life
Ours. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Succumb

God, answer me
I need your help
Desperately, immensely
I feel cold inside
No soul, no heart
I want to feel again
But how? Why?
My heart was stolen
Soul for company
I struggle for air
Find none
And still no answer
You have failed me
So now I must
Succumb to darkness

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Restored

Depression
Courses through me
It’s unavoidable
Like a train wreck
On a broken track
Many try to help
None understand
The pain
The agony
The anguish
I feel inside
Just leave me be
To sort it out
All by myself
For I am strong
I am mighty
Uplifting
Spirits soar
On wings like eagles
And He has
Restored me

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Empty

I close my eyes
And hope to see you.
I always ask the why’s,
But don’t know why I do.
You no longer love me,
And this I know.
But I think it’s too early,
To let it go.
You are the perfect one.
It’s in plain sight.
But everything I have done,
Has led to a lonely night.
So here I lay
In bed alone
With nothing to say
In my empty home

Monday, January 9, 2012

Eternal

A pain in my chest, my heart explodes
My love deterred, and for nothing
All my choice, faulty decisions,
Not thought through, where do I turn?
My back is to you, unknowingly to me
Unwanted by you, confusion clouds me
I judge, I breathe, I cry
Realization, must turn back
Is it too late? Can it really happen?
A second chance, with a heart so grand
One I loved, do love, will love
But why? The heart is a mystery
I do not question, do not tamper
For it is one thing, you hold true
One that returned true, the moment you
And your heart, let me back in
Only He could do it, allow me a chance
Another if you will, with a woman so grand
One I’ll never let go, never let die
Always keep close, and love it as mine
For that is what I hope, eternal love
Yours and mine, for the rest of my life
Forever and amen

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Faith

My old man once told me,
“Keep your chin up!
Life is too short to focus on negatives!
The glass is always half full!”
But what if he was wrong?
What if the glass is actually half empty?
Or if my chin always is down?
Or if only negatives are visible?
Why is it so hard to see positives?
I find it hard to see past negatives
When they stare you in the face
And you know it’s imminent to encounter.
But He is the almighty.
And my faith is strong.
So I believe in the path he has chosen for me.
So be it as it may,
My glass is always half full.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Light

Darkness
Fills me slowly
Anger
Swallows me whole
Quicksand
Traps me helpless
Breathless
Reaper on my neck
Rain
Cleanses my head
Clouds
Clear from above me
Sun
Provides me hope
Light
Replaces darkness

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fall

The phoenix rises from the ashes,
If you follow the old myths.
But one that rises, even so suddenly,
Can fall just as fast.
The fight within one is its own,
And no one can choose how it is.
But the one who possesses it,
Can give it all the power in him.
If one should choose to do such,
Surely they will succeed.
But should one choose the latter,
That one will surely fall.
So take it as you may,
Wise or unknowing.
Either way you choose,
The fight is up to you.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Courage

Fear is relative.
To be afraid, you must lose.
Lose to yourself
The battle just within.
To know you lose causes that fear.
But suppose you triumph?
You OVERCOME that battle,
You push away opposition,
You become certain.
That is courage.
And in the wake of courage,
No fears within.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Darkness

In the darkest corners,
There is eternal light.
It is the dark’s rancor
That allows no bright.
The dark may be king
If you concede,
But you hold the key,
So these warnings I heed.
The dark is powerful
And can easily repel,
So you must stand sturdy
Against its hell.
Be strong and mighty
And do not falter,
For beyond your death
You will see God’s altar.