Sunday, April 26, 2015

Caught Off-Guard

This is a poem I wrote on April 13, 2009, and it's about being caught off-guard by a surprising event.


It's unbelievable
I've been caught off-guard
It feels as if
The rug's been pulled out
From under me
And I'm falling
Flat on my face
I'm confused
I'm angry
I want to scream
But screaming won't help
So I have to get  up
And dust myself off
And figure out
What I'm going to do

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Can't Take Any More

This is a poem I wrote on October 11, 2010, and it's written about someone who is feeling frustrated in their life and has taken about as much as they think they can.


Just when you think things can't get any worse
It feels like life has thrown you a curse
Trying hard not to let life get you down
And turning your smile upside down


When it seems you've taken all you can take
And that your spirit is about to break
You need to find a sense of inner peace
And a way to tame your inner beast

Friday, April 24, 2015

Busy Life

This is a poem I wrote on September 5, 2010, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who is lamenting how busy their life seems to be at that particular moment.


It seems I've got a busy life
Luckily, it's not full of strife
But sometimes, I wish my life would slow down
Because it's turning my smile into a frown


I wish I could just catch my breath
But at least I'm not close to death
I can't complain I have nothing to do
But I'd like to be able to take a rest, too

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brought to an End

This is a poem I wrote on November 19, 2008, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who has seen a friendship come to an end.


Everything has fallen apart
And it's actually quite a pity
After all these foolish games
Nothing will ever be the same


This all could have been avoided
If we could have communicated
But somehow we dropped the ball
We managed to destroy it all


We'd had some good times together
And yet, the bad overshadowed the good
It's the good times that I miss
I can't believe it came to this

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brand New Love

I originally wrote this poem in the early 1990s. When I re-read the poem a few years back, I wasn't happy with how it had turned out. I wrote this version of the poem on December 29, 2008.


These feelings came so unexpectedly
They engulfed me in a sudden rush
These feelings were so new and so unknown
At first, I didn't know what had come over me
But then, it suddenly dawned on me, and I realized
That I was feeling a brand new love

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bad Day

This is a poem I wrote on May 16, 2011, and it's from the point of view of someone who's going through a bad day.


I should have known when I overslept
That would be the best the day would get
Ever since, nothing has been going right
And there doesn't seem to be an end in sight


I wish higher powers would approve
And all for my day to improve
All I know is I hate feeling like this
And having everything in my life amiss

Monday, April 20, 2015

As the Clock Ticks Away

This is a poem I wrote in 1991-1992, and it's from the point of view of a speaker who is trying to live life to the fullest before their time runs out.


It seems I'm running the race of life
Trying to beat the clock
Gotta make it across the finish line
Before my time runs out


I've gotta finish first in the race
Beat the competition
And there's no way I can finish last
No way I can be beat


I'm having to live life day by day
As the clock ticks away
Get out of this town as the time winds down
As the clock ticks away