Aug 31

Introspective

Alone but not lonely

The world’s mine for the taking

I wonder how

To pretend I’m not breaking

I used to dream in colors

But they’ve faded away

I stand at imagination’s gates

The only color in my grey

My movie is ending

The stars share one last kiss

Popcorn thrown on the floor

Each kernel, a wish.

In my head I’m falling

I speak in rose petals

My smile’s full of sunshine

But encased in cold metal.

The future, the past

It’s all a big blur

I want things as they will be

Not as they were.

In silence, I’m scared

But words make me stronger

If letters were currency

Then I would finally prosper

But the spotlight is on me

My eyes are beaming with pride

 I’m starting to look for myself
Aug 22

August 22

Today I am special
Today I am funny
Today I cross fingers 
 that it will be sunny
Today I am thanked 
Today I am unique 
Today I am
The only person they need
Today I am happy
On the day of my creation 
When I stand on the stage 
I get a standing ovation 
Tomorrow I am ordinary 
Or so they all say
But right now
Today is my day.
Today I am the best 
Today I am free
Today is my birthday 
Happy Birthday to me

 
Jul 29

Free?

Dreams
Dark 
Broken
Listen
Falling
Dust
Sunset
Ending

tick tick tick tick

Stopwatch
Race
Glory
Fame
Empty
Silent

tick tick
we are all running 
it can't find us here


Tangled
Hands
Heart 
Mind
Life
Death
Fear

can we stop the world can turning?
can we stay here for a second
trapped in this one moment?


Ice
Cold
Night
Breath
Look
Inward

folding into themselves
these people
are they your puppets?
who are you to tell them to live?


Tell
Speak
Change
Affect

I'm scared here in the dark.
It's coming 
I can't stop it


Brave
Courage
Think
Special
Believe
Imagine

light is but a shadows reflection
come 
step forward
Jul 26

Beach

Jul 22

Light

light is a tricky thing
you see it in different shades
but it's always there
it's funny how sometimes i worry
but i somehow can't imagine the absense of light
the absence of you
it's like imagining nothingness
impossible
stars fill our eyes with hopes and dreams
for who knows what will happen
take a breath
and wish
a wish for me
a wish for you
a wish for us

 
Jul 18
poem 2 comments challenge: Hungry

Masked

This mask I wear
Firmly in place
Slips side to side 
On the plane of my face
Sometimes a brilliant brown eye
Peeks through
A worn ratty string
The only clue
That maybe I'm human
Behind this guise
I might be scared
But at least I'm alive
The earth looks strange 
Like it's inside-out
It sounds like a whisper
When I try to shout
Someday I hope
This mask will set me free
When I know
The right words for me.
 
Jul 11

Geometry of NYC

Jul 08
poem 0 comments challenge: Vonnegut

Silence

silence
                   is    futile
    but 

breathtaking                when

          the               
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   stops

for     one        single
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Jul 04

Depth

Jun 29

Sandwich

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