Lowly Dreamer

Where am I now?

A lowly dreamer

 

I stare at the stars

Yet, I don’t go where you are

 

I sit in my chair

And drown in my cares

 

Today I may move

But tomorrow could bring a new tune

 

I must stare at the sun

And remember, the race has already been won.

Guide

I’m afraid of who I am

And afraid of who I’m not

 

Afraid of who I might become

And of who I might not

 

I’m afraid of the shadows

Surrounding my mind

 

Afraid of the darkness

I know I may find

 

But I am more than my fear

And I can control

 

The choices I make

And where I choose to go

 

Though the shadows are dark

And the fog thick

 

There is light inside

Stronger than I

 

And if I close my eyes

The light will still shine

 

Though the shadows are dark

And the fog thick

 

The light within me

Will still shine

 

And if I close my eyes

I know it will be my guide

 

I am alive.

I want to be a sheep

Harming little more than the grass

My thoughts simple and pure

I wish I could just be a sheep

And escape into pastures of green

Each tree, every leaf, and all the blades of grass

Glowing with a light which lasts

Even in the night

Yes

I wish I were a lamb

 

But I am not

I am impure, spotted

And further

I am chased each day

By wolves

Some familiar

Some new

I fear I will befriend them

And be lost in the howls

Of the rayless night

 

But I know

Blood has rained down

And washed through my coat

Imbuing my heart with thick red drops

That pump through my veins

I am alive

I am alive

Choose

Action wrought with selfish motivation

Disregarding the purity of love

Twisted perceptions guided your feet

I questioned how you could do such things

 

But then I realized, I

Am capable of such things

 

As humans we may reach

Both heights and depths

That is our freedom

And we may choose where to go with it

Lucent Hearts

The sun reaches its peak

As bright souls assemble

Surrounding me

But I am not besieged

Their warmth envelops me

The hand of joy fills our spirits

As our incandescent hearts fill with concerted laughter

 

Slowly the daylight slips away

But the air is not devoid of light

Radiance roosts behind each face

Filling the holes in every space

The twilight cannot claim the gleam

 

Fire climbs clouds and greets the sky

Unblinking as our spirits diffuse

Sole beams wink from the distance

Bringing light to respective lands

But our hearts are ever lucent

And will converge again one day

Sweet Nothing

You ripped my heart open then whispered, you’re beautiful

Throwing up honeyed words you shaped your mesmeric mask

Drawing me in you lifted soft lips to my ear

And breathed sweet nothing

 

Then you left me, beaten and wanting

My mangled heart greeted fresh air

The gashes cried my love and blood

Dripping them down among the dirt

 

The earth choked through the desecrated drops

Permeating the crust they mingled with clear water

Reservoirs grew nebulous with their dance

And furthered the forests