Poetry

June 15, 2017

Sadness

The door was left open
Though not very wide
Just wide enough
To let sadness inside

June 15, 2017

We’re All Crazy

We're all crazy
You and me
those locked up
those running free
I can prove it
or lose it
even abuse it
but I can't hold me up
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June 15, 2017

Happier

"You sound happier these days," she said, and it made him wonder.

He flexed the muscles of his mind
Struggling hard to stretch the lines
To read between them, attempt to find
The truth to bring him peace
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June 15, 2017

The Hard Way

So many times have I been down
Down to the bottom of a barrel or another
Scraping the bottom to discover
My world flipped upside down

And I’m starting over
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June 15, 2017

The Lonely Road

Up from the bottom to the top he rose
A broken clown in kingly robes
He borrowed and stole but never owed
His sadness stained the lonely road
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June 15, 2017

Strong

True strength is not showing you can dominate
It's the knowing and then choosing to alleviate
Raising others up instead of holding them down
Pointing their eyes to the sky, instead of the ground
Knowing all the time you could break them
If you wanted to
If you chose to
If you were not so strong

June 15, 2017

Sometimes

I thrive on the motion of creation
Imagination driven interpretation
making chaotic circulation
through the pathways of my mind.
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June 15, 2017

Penny

In for a penny, in for a pound
pick up the penny you find on the ground,
a thought for your penny, now penny poor,
opportunity knocks just once on the door,
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June 15, 2017

Melancholy

Melancholy comes a-callin' and I
in folly
lowered lids and heavy heart
welcome it home to settle down
nest and burrow
in my chest
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June 15, 2017

Instructions for the Fallen

Climb to your feet when the weight pulls you down
Stand yourself straight as the world bends you round
As despair takes your heart, bears it high like a crown
Keep hold of your head to keep you aground.
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