Friday, May 22, 2015

Games, Charades, and Masquerades

This is a poem I wrote back in the mid-1990s, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who sees that a former lover is still up to their cheating ways.


I see you're still playing your little game
You're still hiding behind your masquerade
And you're still playing your little charade
But I think it's time to rain on your parade


I've seen you with someone, making a play
Trying to find all the right things to say
You're already dating someone today
But that doesn't matter to you anyway


I thought you had learned your lesson by now
So it's hard for me to understand how
You can still keep breaking a solemn vow
It's just like you, but I'm surprised anyhow

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Forbidden Love

This is a poem I wrote back in either 1992 or 1993, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who wants to get involved in a "forbidden" relationship.


I knew the day I met you
That my feelings for you were true
But there are obstacles in the way
And yet I'm still trying every day


Now I know you love me, too
But "they" say I'm not right for you
It just doesn't matter how "they" feel
I know that my love for you is real


"They" try to keep us apart
To tear us apart at the heart
So we must keep our feelings hidden
Because "they" say our love's forbidden

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fall From Grace

This is a poem I wrote on January 28, 2008. It's a poem about someone who has been "on top of the world," but now they feel they're at rock bottom.


Back when you were very young
It seemed like anything was possible
Then, one day, it happened
You achieved great heights at such a young age


It happened really fast
Everything came so easily for you
You thought that it would last
And it seemed that the world was your oyster


Over the next ten years
You watched as your world slowly fell apart
Seems you've hit rock bottom
And the world gets to watch your fall from grace


Some out here root for you
They hope you can turn your life back around
And they hope that one day
You'll be back on top of the world again

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

End of the Day

This is a poem I wrote on August 23, 2010, and it was a poem that I wrote at the end of a busy day.


The sun is setting on another day
In the usual fashion and in the usual way
I reflect, and I take a look back to find
What happened during the day as I leave it behind


And tomorrow will be another day
When I get up in the morning, I hope that I can play
But for now, I will be laying down to sleep
And I hope the dreams I have I'll be able to keep

Monday, May 18, 2015

End In Sight

This is a poem I wrote on April 19, 2010. It's a poem about coming to the end of one point in life, but getting ready to start into the next phase.


It's hard to believe it's coming to an end
The time has flown by so quickly
The end is at sight, right around the bend
Sometimes I wish the time would just slow down


But I'm looking forward to new beginnings
When I reach the end of this path
Even though the new may be challenging
I'm ready for another adventure

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dream Or Reality?

This is a poem I wrote on July 5, 2010, and it's a poem where the speaker is trying to figure out the differences between dreams and reality.


Sometimes, it feels like I'm in a dream world
And that everything is out of my control
But with your love I come back to reality
And realize that life isn't always what it seems


If this is a dream, I don't want to awake
And find out what's real is actually fake
It could turn out it's a dream I've having tonight
But how could this be a lie if it feels so right?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Don't Be Afraid

This is a poem I wrote on June 22, 2009. In this poem, the speaker is trying to convince someone to not be afraid of changes that are coming.


I know that things are changing fast
And how you wish these days would last
But no matter how hard you try to rearrange
The only constant in your life is change


Yes, I know you're scared of this place
But try to put on a brave face
And someday, you can look back upon these days
Knowing you didn't need to be afraid