tap tap tap

Sound asleep I was
When the tap tapping had begun
What could it be, this
Tap tapping I hear so loudly

The sound arose from
My window, it frightened me
Chilled me to my core
This tapping from a dead man….

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Deception

my eyes do not know
how to look at you
the fire I started
surrounds my body
from within
it is comforting
while the waves
hit my feet
and disappear
how is it the clouds
know my pain
when all the world
can do is laugh
swim to me
come back to me
with the ease of the ancients
I know your soul
it bounces off my web
and settles
in the belly of giants

and now a mouse…

7-10-12
i am dead to the world
the weeping willow of my heart
has hung it’s fronds in the face of disaster
my memory thinks it has
forgotten something as
the crunch of bone beneath
my feet has
splintered my soul

and now a mouse
has eighteen toes
in the quicksand
of doubt

being born from
the eyes of truth
it hasn’t began
to seek the presence
of it’s other soul.
how can i recollect
these memories
while being frozen
in the ash of tomorrow?

hasten not to the
battlefield
our ears hear
the calling of
truth.

Oh, This Darkness

blow
the bubble of truth
into the garden
of obscenities
absent though your heart
may be
I cherish the thoughts
that race
into oblivion
darkness floods the
ever present
knowledge of light
flowing steadily
this anti thesis
of eternal water
troublesome and ever present
in the mind
of the believer
this darkness
oh, this darkness
I see into your soul’s eye

A Night and A Day

A night, a day, the darkness that binds
My heart, my soul, taken for a ride
The sky, the earth, the world that unbinds

I ask, what’s the point of being kind
A heart so blue, it has only lied
A night, a day, the darkness that binds

God’s presence, always seeking to find
His ear I always seek to confide
The sky, the earth, the world that unbinds

And looking back on sight that is hind
Will all this hurt remain by my side
A night, a day, the darkness that binds

An angel’s kiss on my weary mind
Life caught in a nightmarish landslide
The sky, the earth, the world that unbinds

O, Lord, I don’t wish to be unkind
My heart, my soul, taken for a ride
A night, a day, the darkness that binds
The sky, the earth, the world that unbinds

july 2011

Cobwebs

I sigh and

brush the cobweb

from my face

a stillness

settles in

close my eyes to fall asleep

but i hear the sun

praying softly

as the moon

dances and twirls

my candlelit musings

extinguish guiltily

as the wind

admonishes

my soul

a half hearted smile

as i grab the vine

for balance

the moon whispering songs

as my hair turns white

my angry eyes lie

my beating heart

speaks true

so i will dream

with the breath of two

written 2-11-12 and 5-14-12

Sunbeam

Painting by Victoria Frances

 

I caught a sunbeam on it’s way down to the cellar.

It enchanted the air with tranquility

and warmed our hearts with joy.

2010

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel

so nothing can harm you.

~Irish Blessing