Heartland

 I’ve been down this road a time or two before
 Between the shadows of death and life itself  
 Feeling that breeze of absence, push against me
 Like some nefarious ghost trying to sabotage hope
 Slowing my approach, that's heading off to unknowns 
  Stepping back in muddy tracks, I’ve laid previously
 Before falling off that deceptive precipitous cliff  
 Yet, once again in an earnest and blinded effort  
 Compelled to chase behind the same sun and moon  
 Like some shared, dutiful shadow, in search of
 What hasn’t been found in a wayfarers clock face
 That own but a limited life's without a restart  
 A place never known nor seen before in this life
 Yet, calls to an embedded fire in his heart  
 That's lays beyond the pall of human perception 
 Where mind, body and soul are elucidated, as one
 Erasing all scars and pain of every operose step
 Replacing failed loves, broke and shattered 
 To reach and live- in love's … welcomed arms
  
 Poet of the Light © 2020  
 
 

Squandered

 I got married very young  
 Divorced nearly as quick  
 Then married impulsively
 Trying to rekindle a love
 That was lost to time past 
 Both my wives failed me
 In hindsight and honesty
 I know I failed them too
 I- just don’t really know 
 Who failed who… first!  
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020  
 
 

Straight

 The infamous tease is over  
 It’s taste has finally soured
 Spoiled Sangria is a waste
  My attention has been lost
 Your conditions, dishonest   
 My value, underestimated
 Mouthwash is just too weak  
 Jack Daniels- single barrel
 Now that's an honest… treat
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020   

Counterbalance

 To live yourself, is to live truth  
 But truth isn’t always accepted
 Much the way dark dislike, light
 I blaze my own path in a silence 
 Perhaps- I’ve outgrown some  
 Of the past- darkness of my life
 Parts I know all too well and yet
 Some I wish I never learned at all
 Far too much beyond my choice 
 But growth can come at a price  
 Often I feel more like a foreigner
 Amongst those I once knew close
 Most of which, in my heart I love  
 Which seem not to know me, now
 So- I find myself in eager search  
 For what exactly, I’m most unsure
 But I’m sure that answers await me
 We’ll meet, in the light … someday
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020  
   
   

Truth doesn’t lie

 
The sun has broken another horizon  
 and the light doesn’t play favorites  
 
 I’ve been up all night, once again
 discerning just what is really best  
 
 I know I seem different somehow
 maybe because I’m wearing sadness

 And yes, that’s shadows in my eyes  
 that I just can’t seem to hide, anymore   
 
 It’s why it’s so hard to face you now
 that alone makes me, feel like crying  
 
 Words just seem so hard to find  
 in moments like this here- this time  
 
 But words will never change the time
 of doing what has to feel like is right  
 
 Me- being a storm of loves disaster  
 instead of your, welcome sunshine  
 
 Girl, I think we really always knew  
 somehow deep on our hearts mind
 
 And we were just playing along
 filling up empty time in our lives
 
 I think we’ve both learned hard  
 what love is, and this really isn’t it  
 
 Mending those pieces of ourselves
 as we slowing relearned, acceptance    
 
 But- I just have to save my heart  
 from making another broken mess
 
 Saying goodbye, always hurts  
 but I know, right now it’ll hurt less
 
 So- I leave you here alone today
 instead of waiting, any longer, girl  
 until you do it, in some… tomorrow
 
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020 

Agape

 Somewhere beyond the pall of sleep
 Love is searching frantically for me
 I feel desperate whispers of her heart call  
 For mine, for my full embrace, my soul-  
 But it’s chained here to my humanity  
 In a twisting fate known as reality
 How cruel to treat fragility this way
 My soul is even rent, struggling over if-  
 It’s best to remain or simply to leave  
 My corpse behind to live love carefree
 And connect with her in foreverness
 In divine bliss, far from all of this
 I must wake to avoid the finality  
 For I fear my soul, tis … too duty bound
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020  
 
 
 
 

Landed

 It's really astonishing
 How many times  
 Images reflecting on the water  
 Break up long before  
 They ever become real enough
 To be born into our lives
 And like a boat, giving chase 
 We can get tossed about  
 Losing all our sense of direction  
 While simply trying to survive
 And softly land right
 On the shore of a real heart  
 One that understands  
 What love is all about  
 And we can abandon the task
 Of sailing, off to be found
 Getting lost between glimmers  
 Or simply be lead astray and drown  
 In the middle of those false illusion
 That coax our hearts wrong 
 With eon old reverberating lost songs
 Amongst the longing waves
 That rise and shift shapes  
 As for me, I just need to be
 Standing still on solid ground
 And amazed by looking  
 Love straight in the eyes
 And with a big smile  
 See it staring back… at me
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 

Smitten

 She flowed like a river of grace
 Until that water turned to flames
 Reversing her course of direction  
 Spilling over on my appreciation  
 
 As the taste of her brackish kiss
 And its burn lingers on my dry lips
 Much like her caustic words still do  
 Here deep within my inflamed heart  
 
 Oh how bitter a love can become
 Changing sweetness into vinegar  
 Eclipsing a sun- with true darkness
 Replacing warmth with frigidness
 
 Blind love hides the true motivation
 Of a serpents intention… until bitten
 
 Poet of the Light © 2020  

My great

 A scarlet laced amberoid crashes  
 Off the edge of a watery horizon
 Leaving me feel ignored once more  
 So I slip through a drunken night fog
 As it creeps over a sleepless city  
 In my wingless flight of thoughts
 Evading foul weather in my course 
  Homeless and bound to nowhere
 Yet, I’ll sail on whispers galore
 Some be pleads, some are prayers 
 But from time to time- I’ll just perch 
 Long enough to rest and observe  
 All the oddities that surround me  
 They’ll only entertain me for so long  
 Till I get the need again, to move on
 In flight, in search for that one place
My thoughts will nest in … their home  
 
 
Poet of the Light © 2020