Beholder


In vistas vast where rivers rolled
And paper prayers were sweets they sold
With kindest care, they give a gold
Of wasted worth to crowds who cowered cold

In simple shirts and blanket bare
With hopeful hands and silent stares
With tired tears and dire dares
They bowed and begged to keep a coin of care

In cities sad, an island I
Where crashing crowds would leap to lie
But words are water, depth is dry
So days are drawn, I wait, and watch, but why?

In vistas veiled there’s mounting mist
And gone is good by careless kiss
The prayers are paid, and much is missed
Where sands have swept the treasures of our tribulation’s tryst

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Bias


Some wars are just battles
Some battles are wars
Some wins are just losses
That hide behind scores

Some lies are dishonest
Some honesty lies
Some truths are excuses
That cover our eyes

Some people are villains
Some villains are friends
Some friends are the wounds
Even time cannot mend

Some words are just reasons
Some reasons are real
Some truth yet remains
In the lie that my heart doesn’t feel

Logic


Patience is a virtue
…Until you see you’re only waiting for someone to hurt you

Silence isn’t golden
…When it’s all you get from those to whom your heart’s beholden

And honestly the policy
…Of honesty is just as insincere as our apologies

Nothing here is sacred
…When everything you have can be destroyed, erased, or taken

Apathy


To no avail
I tried and failed
And yet again I learned
How very frail
I am, and what can burn
And how to thus discern

Where danger lies
Like in your eyes
And so I look away
Though I despise
Knowing I have to say
It has to be this way

The price incurred
From simple words
To how, for you, I feel
Has left a nerve
So raw, I need to heal
And find another pill

To keep me numb
And see in sums
And feeling atrophies
For everyone
And this catastrophe
Can burn beneath the sun
Of apathy

Candlelight


And so I shut these windows
Close and bar the doors
Dig the moat and fill the space
Divide my life from yours

And so I close the curtains
Slowly seal the room
Sheets like ghosts on furniture
Where silence now consumes

And so I walk with burdens
Created by a trust
Bloomed into a cruel betrayal
But it’s always thus

And so I kill the candles
To rid my world of light
Seal it from my solitude
And so embrace the night