Quiet before the Storm

Quiet before the storm
No sign of what’s to come
Silence, hours after dawn
Still warmth of the sun
No one seems to know
Though I’m feeling sick
Stomach shaking so
The news approaches quick
A last look into eyes
Innocent until they hear
Parents groans and sighs
The maelstrom very near
A last laugh out loud
A smile of loving care
Then into a veil of cloud
Strong winds you cannot bare
Words stick in the throat
Sound carries meanings raw
No attempt to sugar coat
The fact we are no more
What was one is now
Split and separate
No point in why or how
The break is definite
So convey the message
Say that you do feel
Keep the young ones safe
But tell them this is real
They will adapt to change
The fix here is for the best
Future happiness arranged
In two divided nests
Their eyes forever wiser
You hope their hearts will trust
You’ve been honest, fair
And your reasoning is just

Founded on the Sand

Of all the things to do
Of all the things to happen
He had to say “we’re through”
Had to leave me cold and barren
The house we had been building
Turns out was founded on the sand
The rains have washed away our home
And left me alone in a foreign land
There’s nothing left of us
No sense in trying to mend the rift
He has cleansed his heart of me
Cut me loose, detached, adrift

Greener Grass?

Tell me what you see
When you are looking at me
Tell me what you believe
When you say you’re going to leave
Do you think there is greener grass?
Do you think all that’s good has come to pass?
You’re being hard, making no sense
Talking about us in the past tense
Without reason or seeming cause
You’ve pressed stop, put us on pause
I hear you tell me we are no good
That breaking ups right, we should
There’s a happier life out there to find
If we just let our entwined bond unwind
But you are my anchor, my centre, my heart
I’m no where near ready for us to part
So be warned I will fight for a you and me
Fight to keep us on track for destiny
We’ve had a bad moment, we’ve fallen
But we can get up and resume our calling
Because when I think of a life without you
It’s enough to change all, do all I can do
This was love and for me it will ever be thus
You’re my heart, my soul, I truly believe in us

My Mountain

Life’s journey can feel like a mountain
Climbing step by step by step
It’s hard and never ending
No matter how far you get
In rain, the path is tricky
In sun, the views immense
The common paths a bit easier
Your own way can be more tense
You can put yourself in danger
Edge out on a ledge to find
A partner for the climbing
A tether to which you bind
Taking risks can lead to heartache
A slip from your precipice
But the gain is worth the wager
To meet your one a granted wish
Should you stumble by the wayside
If you lose you way at night
Remember your days in sunshine
The highs make life worth a fight
As your days grow short in number
As you reach an aged summit peak
You can rest assured your efforts
Will give you everything you seek
Looking far back down the pathway
The tough times never look so bad
You can bask in your personal glory
Enjoy the great life that you’ve had

Hateful decree

You’ve thrown down the gauntlet
You’ve made me pick up the fight
You’ve forced our hands into conflict
Through your dark words tonight

Don’t remember the start of it
Can’t forget what you said
Didn’t want to be at war
But now your rage is in my head

How can we get past this anger?
We can’t just put this to bed
You’ve said you don’t love me
I’m broken, I’m pained, I’m upset

What’s the point if that’s true?
Why bother if you hate me
Our battles will just get worse
It ends, after your hateful decree

So I’m not going to fight you
Instead let’s both break free
Hope resilient, still resides within
To find someone, to live a life lovingly

My heart repaired

Getting better
Life is getting better
The days grow lighter
My worries grow lighter
My troubles aired
My heart repaired
At last I feel whole
Filled the hole
That you left.

I had fallen

Sure footed I rise
Take my place
Stand tall

Your love removed
Heart ripped open
I had fallen

The floor was cold
My cure remote
Prone, abandoned

Time passed slowly
Each day hurt
Pain became familiar

One morning the sun
Shed gentle warmth
Spring was coming

Now, sure footed I rise
Take my place
Stand tall
But I hold onto my pain

Love from the shadows

Look into the shadows, what do you see?
A threat, a fear, someone staring at thee?
Focus on your demons, what do they say?
Do they set your objectives and limit your day?
It’s here in darkness in the corner of your room
Where deepest hate resides, and nightmares loom
You may feel locked in, bound to carry your woes
But no path is closed off, you’re not left to your foes
There are no walls to your prison, look up, you’ll see
You’re only stopping yourself, let go and you are free
Free to clear out your demons, banish your fear
Free to bring light into your life, to set a path clear
Of the shackles of history, the guilt of what’s gone
To reach to be your potential, not what you came from
Look into the shadows, and with love shining bright
Remove your limits, your echoes, awake from the night

She Rises

Hunched shoulders
Clenched fists
Slow progress
Against the wind
Road ahead folded
Back on itself,
The journey long
The sky falls black
The storm rages strong
Why expect progress?
Maelstrom holds you
Static, wasted effort, burning legs
Heavy, weighed down
Carrying the burden of all
Stumble in the night
Closed, clenched
Angry, resentful
Sodden, drenched
Eyes to the floor
You can stand no more

Pause, still.
Blink of light
Shining star
Breaks the night
She rises
All change
Heart grows

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