Poetry

Quit or Relent

Ever wondered when it was time to let it go
the passions you felt
the ambitions you once had
the drive you once embraced
when is it time to move on
I made the decision
recently
might be time to give up
on fantasy
on imagination
on the thoughts of fancy
on the belief in fairy tales
in writing out my thoughts
in being an author
the one who puts pen to paper
burn all the drafts
drown all the poems
no messages in a bottle
just shred all the words
remove all the dreams
I have only wished to be a voice
to those who were afraid to speak
to hearts too scared to leap
to thoughts
frightened of the rabbit hole
wondering if it was too deep
for those spiritual connections
that make you believe
For those entities in passing
that give you life
and reprieve
Maybe it is time
time to give it all away
leave everything behind

 

Poetry

Peaceful Waters

The crashing of the waves
the calming dance that
appears to never end
this is why we find peace
near to the water
It is the home we knew
before we could see
it is the living well
that always exist
inside
of you and me
the peace we feel
is familiar
the music and power
that exists within us all
resonates
when the rain falls
as tears are shed
as lakes, rivers, and oceans
live and breathe
we live inside of the scene
live inside of the moment
we continue forward
same as the flowing stream
we change our landscape
we live out our dreams
Poetry

Unappreciated Servitude

I like to think
I take from you slowly
deliberately
and with every intention
to tear you apart
from all of your fears and doubts of me
I would love to be that man
that exists to please
However
to be that man I must
exist
in your world
Granted the blessing
yet gifted the curse
of understanding
of seeking the path
of being a real man
I rather be
an acknowledged gentleman
when it matters to strangers
than be the unappreciated
servant to your love
purely when it delights
you.