Category: Poetry

Ildsjel

Ildsjel – 1. A fire soul. A fire burns, A fire burns so bright. A warm color of red and orange. Where there is darkness, the fire illuminates. Where there is fear, the fire leads. Where there is unrest, the fire calms. A fire burns, inside of you. A fire burns, inside of me. Days […]

The Man at Sea

As a kid I always looked towards the sea. A fondness of water and dreams of what to be. Maybe a captain of a ship out to explore and see. Those days are all long past and just a memory.   As an adult I always look towards the land. An ideology that separates me […]

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Inspired by: Shel Silverstein’s work by the same name, “Where  the Sidewalk Ends” There is a place where the sidewalk endsAnd before the street beginsAnd there love and courage mends what hate createsAnd there hope and sacrifice defends what hate debatesAnd there truth and honesty amends what hate narratesTo cool the societies trends Let us […]

I Won’t Forget

Waves of memories Flood in and out Memories of histories Flood in and out I get told about my life I get told about my wife I get told about my strife I get told and told and told Waves of memories Flood out Memories of histories Flood out People talk and talk I can’t […]

Desolate

From a place I came from before A place I remember and adore To a place so dark, empty, cold Where no one leaves the same: Takes the young, takes the old Takes the weak, takes the bold Takes the happy, takes the cold Who you are is not to blame Everyone comes to this […]

The Road Not Taken

In the yellow woods, two roads diverge. One well trotted, the other untried.   Long have some stood, trying to decide between. Some took one, some took the other.   Each laid equally as fair, leading their own way into the distance. I shall be telling this with a sigh, that we regret our road […]

Never Stood A Chance

Through the hills and valleys. I never stood a chance. Through despair and agony. I never stood a chance.   The hardships I faced. The battles I charged. The mercy I was shown. The charity I showed. All for naught.   In the coldest winter days, I remained hopeful of warmth. In the hottest summer […]

The Rain

Rain pours Down the street To the drains With majestic powers   It rains for what seems to be hours I just sat watched and listened As the rain off the ground glistened Moonlight cascaded over each drop   “Maybe it won’t ever stop” I thought while looking out the window I was whisked away […]