I want you to know
I never gave you my heart.
It chose a path I can’t follow
The idea too hard to swallow.
And it’s not something I wanted
To have you hate me if I’m honest.
So now I suffer in the silence of lies by omission
Forsaken to friendship and avoidance
Of a simple sort of truth. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #25 – Mind/Heart, Brain/Feet, Accept/Defeat
I resisted this self interested decision,
To sever long frayed family ties.
But continuous comments and curses
Caused this crucial division
‘Cause you crossed the line,
One thousand times too many. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #24 – One More Year
Lady Luck, fickle and cruel,
Who will sleep with any fool,
But only for a short time.
Choosing lovers with divine randomness,
In her arms, there's bliss;
Fortune given with every kiss,
But not for long.
'Til the next is chosen,
And you're dismissed.
Lady Luck, you uncaring whore,
Who will you next bless,
With your attention and caress?
How can I earn more?
How can I earn less?
I'm always waiting for,
My turn to be selected, by fate.
So Lady Luck, please.
Leave me be.
I'd rather court
The hardworking sort.
One to inspire and motivate,
Not one to make me wait, and wait,
For something that may never come.
…I definitely don’t dig WP’s new ‘editor’. It is not improved. Why must they keep changing things…
Also, for your amusement! Related only by the luck of the draw that is life:
It’s disruptive; the constant eruptions
Of quaking earth and rising flame.
Shaking me from where I once
Stood my ground,
Destroying all the worthy around. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #208 – Volcanoes And Oceans
I can’t plan for the future,
But I can follow your future plan.
I’ll never understand –
Your timeline and timetable and timeframe,
But I think it’s a shame,
To let that stand in the way. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #211 – Plans and Pathways
How long can we hold on,
To something so broken,
It no longer exists?
Something diminished to dust,
With all too quick fix ups,
Abrupt remedies, and
Corrupt intentions. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #120 – Future Strangers and Never Again Friends
I foolishly promised I’d always be there,
To look out for you, to listen, to guide, to advise,
And I’m trying so hard to simply be anywhere,
Struggling to find a way to more than survive. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #21 – Promises & Betrayals
When I look into the mirror,
What do I see?
All the vice and all the need.
It’s a slow bleed
That feeds the hatred in me,
The evasion of pleas,
The casual cruelty of the free.
I call her demon in green,
Draped in red, white, and blue.
An entreaty to a greater deity –
Make the image someone other
Make me more than the colorful character,
I’ve pretended so long to be,
The one now wearing my skin permanently. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #20 – Savior Liar
Promised to stop,
Knowing you thought it important,
But with fist or with mind,
The need remains
Inside. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #19 – Pain
Hello darkness, my old friend…
I would die for your slightest whim,
And I don’t care if it’s a sin.
Ask me to Sink or Ask me to Swim. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #18 – Too Much