Thursday, October 30, 2014

Are You Alone?

This is a poem I wrote on January 5, 2009. It's about someone who suddenly finds that they are alone.

It seemed you were living in a fairytale
And that nothing could go wrong
But the winds of change blew unexpectedly
And now you find yourself alone

Loneliness is a hard road to travel
And when you face times of trouble
It feels as if there's no one watching your back
But are you truly all alone?

Maybe you haven't come to realize it yet
There's someone watching over you
You may not see them yet, but I know that they're there
And you're no longer all alone

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Surprise

This is a poem I wrote on June 13, 2011. It's from the point of view of a speaker who has been blindsided by a surprise in their life. As someone who's pushing 40, I've definitely experienced a number of surprises during my lifetime.

Another surprise has come my way
And I have no idea what to say
I wish I knew how to deal
Because this feels so unreal

And I know I have so much to learn
But I don't know which way I should turn
I never thought I'd find you gone
I need someone's shoulder to cry on

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This is a poem I wrote on December 17, 2008. As the title says, it's a poem about being alone. I was definitely drawing more from my past than from my present when I wrote this one.

I sit here by myself, shivering in the cold
Wondering how long it will take
To fill this hole in my soul
And the emptiness in my heart
Where love once resided

I try to forge on ahead, all alone
But it's a lonely and painful road
This solitary life is not for me
And I've also come to know
That I can't go on like this alone

Monday, October 27, 2014

All Work and No Play

This is a poem I wrote on May 30, 2011. It's from the point of view of someone having to work, even though the day is a holiday. Looking at the date, it was definitely written on Memorial Day that year. That's a day when most people in America are taking a day off; while it's a holiday that's supposed to be for remembrance, most people just seem to treat it as a day to play and have fun.

Today is supposed to be a holiday
However, it's not one for me
But I guess that can be OK
Because I'm working to earn some pay

They say that all work and no play makes me dull
But I don't have time for a break
I wish I wasn't so busy
And I just wish I could find a lull

Sunday, October 26, 2014

All About Time

This is a poem I wrote on March 15, 2009. As the title says, it's all about time. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what inspired me to write this particular poem in the first place, but I think it turned out rather nicely. I really like the way this one ended up flowing.

It can crawl by slowly
Can also fly when you're having fun
Doesn't stop for anyone
I've got a lot of it on my hands
Or so it seems right now
But before you know it
I'll complain that I don't have enough

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Second Chance?

This is a poem I wrote on November 24, 2008. It's told from the point of view of a speaker who has seen a friendship fall apart and wishing they could start things over.

So here we stand, face to face
A different time, but in the same place
I wonder if you have really changed
Or if you still view the world as a stage

But after all of your lies
You told when you looked me in the eyes
You have so much that you have to prove
I can't help but question your every move

And why can't I turn back time?
Back to a point when it all was fine
By the time this is all at an end
I wish that somehow you could be my friend

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Reminder

This is a poem I wrote on November 15, 2010. It's from the point of view of a speaker who is in need of a reminder that life isn't always bad. These are words I definitely needed to hear back in high school; fortunately, I have a much better outlook on life now than I did as a teenager.

Sometimes I just need
A reminder of how things can be
To remember that life isn't always bad
And that I don't always have to be sad

I just need to hear
Sometimes the dark clouds will disappear
Try to hold on for a better tomorrow
And to know that life isn't full of sorrow