Don’t Dare To Sleep

I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide
My dead laughter echoing there
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

In your subconscious I’ll abide
It may be more than you can bear
I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide

I’ll be the ultimate dream guide
Also the ultimate nightmare
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

And now I would like to confide
Your mind is my personal lair
I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide

But since my sense of humor died
Your comfort’s the least of my cares
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide
I will always be lurking there
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

I’ll take your thoughts on a train ride
Don’t whine, don’t say it isn’t fair
I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide

And since my sense of humor died
I’ll haunt your soul for many years
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

And when you look up to the skies
Trying to rely on prayer
I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide

Even when I’ve broken your pride
And going insane is near
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

I’ll always be by your side
Your mind is mine, I do declare
I’ll haunt your dreams, you cannot hide
Don’t dare to sleep, don’t close your eyes

2011

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Shadowman

Shadowman dances on footsteps of old
Could these ancient sands be so bold
To imprint the day’s journey til wind blows
Shadowman dances til time slows
Shadowman lightens the wicker man’s load

Stop in the journey, memories to hold
Shadowman awaits in the cold
The ebb of this long journey flows and flows
Shadowman dances til time slows
Shadowman dances on footsteps of old

Hands held together in a gentle fold
Shadows break into a new mold
A glance over the shoulder quickly shows
Shadowman dances til time slows
Shadowman dances on footsteps of old

2011

Litany

Bind the hearts that would do me ill
Enlighten their minds with the peace of one
And let their evil thoughts be still

I’ve cried an ocean, these tears are real
Their stains on the pillows, dried by the sun
Bind the hearts that would do me ill

God, grant the ability to deal
With all of life’s hardships and with life’s fun
And let their evil thoughts be still

God, grant the ability to heal
The heart, the mind, the feelings of stun
Bind the hearts the would do me ill

Innocent standings upon the hill
Let the rain come down, downhill it does run
And let their evil thoughts be still

Take this hurt heart, give it a refill
Where was the support when I came undone
Bind the hearts that would do me ill
And let their evil thoughts be still.

2011

Lost

Three Days Grace Vivo

Anyone who knows me knows this is one of my favorite bands. It’s actually a family favorite-as soon as my brother in law gets his guitar fixed, we are going to do a horribly sung cover of this song (with yours truly singing off key like a beast). Anyway. The following sappy triolet is what I came up with after listening to this song. Enjoy, make fun, whatevs. huzzah!

Losing myself was never so fun
As when I was lost in you
It was precious moments in the sun
Losing myself was never so fun
Where had it all begun
This magical thing called you
Losing myself was never so fun
As when I was lost in you.

12-6-10

Dear Soldier

The world longs for peace and gets war instead
The breath of this world is shallow
The hope of this world hangs on a mere thread

All these killings, the battlefields are red
Hearts of the tortured are hollow
The world longs for peace and gets war instead

Into these wars we are but blindly led!
We have no choice but to follow
The hope of this world hangs on a mere thread

For all of the fallen who have, for us, bled
Thank you to all these dear heroes
The world longs for peace and gets war instead

You fight our battles and have never fled
Prayers for you reach the cosmos
The hope of this world hangs on a mere thread

Continued bravery still lies ahead
Strengthen the thread with your halo
The world longs for peace and gets war instead
The hope of this world hangs on a mere thread.

2011

Knock, Knock

He knocked on the door

He knocked once more

He knocked like he had never

knocked before.

He kicked and he screamed

He came apart at the seams

And his eyes took on an

insane little gleam.

He pounded and shouted

He was deeply devoted

He wondered why on earth

he had ever doubted

before.

When he kicked open the door

And his boot landed on the floor

Of a hallway so dark, it

chilled him to the core,

He shivered and moaned

The dark chilled his bones

The fear inside him had

grown and grown.

Yet he still stepped inside

Closed the door, couldn’t hide

It seemed the darkness is where

he would abide.

He closed his eyes to the pain

His life, all in vain

He knew how nothing would ever

be the same.

So, falling to his knees

He imagined a cool breeze

And ended his life so he

could finally be free.

2011

National Hopeline Network 800-SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK

Wicked Embrace

This wicked embrace it ties
My hopes and dreams, do they lie
In the blank face of memory
Scream these questions at the sky
Drown the answers in the deep sea
Filled with tears the gods have cried
This wicked embrace, it ties

We hear the dark lullaby
The end of all games draws nigh
The thoughts of one, the thoughts of three
Wherein the giants do sigh
Their oversized hearts filled with glee
Thoughts extinguishing the night
My hopes and dreams, do they lie

The wings of hope, do they fly
The shackles of peace, are they free
My hopes and dreams, do they lie
This wicked embrace, it ties


5-7-11
I was going to post this with audio, but our other computer is broken down at the moment. Boo! I’ll post some audio when we get it fixed. Have a great day all!

Light of the Ancients

Searching and seeking but there’s nothing there
Sun’s light has threatened to burn out
My arms dance above me and find the air

My heart cries but my eyes produce no tears
Light of the ancients winks out
Searching and seeking but there’s nothing there

My lit soul caught in darkness and warfare
Whole being suffering a drought
My arms dance above me and find the air

Millions of people, none of them aware
What happens when the world blacks out
Searching and seeking but there’s nothing there

Desires of the infinite laid bare
Hourglass sands have washed out
My arms dance above me and find the air

My heart cries but my eyes produce no tears
The ancients’ light has winked out
Searching and seeking but there’s nothing there
My arms dance above me and find the air

Trip on the Chains

Let’s gather and trip on the chains
Pull and tug until we’re free
Scream ’til we’re no longer insane

I’m tired, this knowledge arcane
And the lights have all agreed
Let’s gather and trip on the chains

This silence I cannot refrain
My voice is low and breathy
Scream ’til we’re no longer insane

This confusion is unexplained
Screams surrounded by beauty
Let’s gather and trip on the chains

We gather where drops of love rain
Dancing in puddles of tea
Scream ’til we’re no longer insane

We’ve got to find where freedom reigns
Silence while our souls are cleaned
Let’s gather and trip on the chains
Scream ’til we’re no longer insane

My New Story Blog

Thin Ice

 

cracked and broken, I fell through

my body is freezing but I

lift my hands out, warm the moon

my heart of dust plays a tune

colored air moves into my eyes

cracked and broken, I fell through

my soul, a different hue

this ice, I would like to defy

lift my hands out, warm the moon

hello earthquake how are you

a fish has bitten my cold thigh

cracked and broken, I fell through

eagle arrives right on cue

shoo him softly away while I

lift my hands out, warm the moon

my heart of dust plays a tune

colored air moves into my eyes

cracked and broken, I fell through

lift my hands out, warm the moon

5-20-12