Poem: Stolen Moments

Torch song

You touch me like the wind

Sad vignette

It has a tale to tell

Cast iron ballad

You are my planet wave

Sweet goddess

Your light it shows the way

 

Dylan’s night

The air it is so cold

Willow’s end

Struggling to the ledge

Dark beauty

Is buried in your past

Sweet goddess

Your light it shows the way

 

Dear Hazel

One lost moment of bliss

Easy breath

The phantoms of my youth

Forever young

A heart so full of joy

Sweet goddess

Your light it shows the way

 

Suicide Road

Now a song of freedom

Fallen angel

Rests under your wing

Frozen lake

Beautiful beyond words

Sweet goddess

Your light it shows the way

 

Turning tide

I love you more than blood

Our tune

We play it on this Earth

Breaking waves

The torch is lit again

Sweet goddess

Your light it shows the way

 

Poem: A tragedy in three parts

Part 1

Waking up with room to spare

My eyes are filled from crying

I knew 10 years had already passed

With so little time to die in

I see the faces of my girls

My ears can hear them sighing

Just the blink of a life ago

The truth needs no denying

Their little voices laugh with glee

Head and heart they are defying

The August sun beats on and on

Faint hope is still decrying
Part 2

No anger

No hatred

No vengeance

No respite

No quarter

No apology

No sentence

No fight

No hope

No future

No daughters

November

Part 3

Why did you take them?

What did I do?

Just be a brave father

And breadwinner too

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry

Your name it is vengeance

For what I don’t know?

I am a good father

And that you do know

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry

You let the years pass

So how do you sleep?

What happened to you

Has now happened to me

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry

So now I reach out

Just one final time

And ask you to listen

As time it does fly

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry

Bury your hatchet

The ages have passed

Walk up that hill

Because nothing will last

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry

Tread your path slowly

Look back where you came

Believe in tomorrow

It is never the same

You took away life

On the wing of a lie

You took away laughter

And left children to cry