Monday, May 23, 2011


Show me a picture
Fill the lines in with your dreams
Color your hope in between
Please take me there
Bright as can be
Show me
How to live so colorfully

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Heartbeat wild
Legs weak
Doors slide shut silently
Can't move forward
Fear creeps through me
Death in the air I breathe
Set my face in a careful mask
Cannot show that I feel weak
Straighten my shoulders
Turn towards you and speak

Sunday, May 8, 2011


My mind is preoccupied with you
I wonder where you might be
Off to fight in this endless war
Thousands of miles away
Scenarios race through my brain
Of death and pain
Do you ever feel unsure
Of what we’re really fighting for?

I saw you on Sunday
You’re back home 
I wonder for how long this time
You look…blank
A face devoid of anything
What happened to you?

It’s a new year
January 1st
My resolution is about to break
You’re gone again
I have a feeling this time
You won’t be coming back

It’s another Sunday
When I hear the news
Your family is absent
Empty spots in the church pew
Roadside bomb
Six dead
And I know one of them
Was you

Gunfire, salutes and a flag
A brown coffin and black mourners
Color my Thursday
I feel intrusive
Stuck in one place
Unable to move
A slab of grey
Is all that’s left of you

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Year

Goodbye, 2010
You were not kind
I can't say that I regret
Leaving you behind

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I live my life
Between white pages
Quiet and careful
Nothing ever changes
Frightened of what's real
This magic world
Helps me hide
Guarded carefully
From the outside
Your reality is dull
Compared to mine