love story

I loved him when the sun stood high
and when the moon was in the sky
I loved him with a love so true
I cannot speak its depth to you
I loved him when he held me tight
he was my heart and my delight
I loved him with a passion’s flame
oh you would have done just the same
I loved him more with every breath
and swore I’d love him ’til my death
I loved him so the stories say
but that was on another day

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memory

shadows take us haunting when the moon is in your eyes
and sad and sallow creatures beguile us with their lies
who would take a summer’s night and hold it in their hand
would find the weird and wonderful lie far beyond command

and summer love is you and I and all the myriad here
dressed in dark disguises and caparisoned with fear
we feel the night time flowing though we have no hope to hold
our souls have been discarded and our futures have been sold

but come with me my pretty one and rest your weary bones
upon a bed of marble a pillow made of stones
we’ll play no more as dilettantes the time for that has gone
the world welcomes disaster though our memory lingers on

for CMJ and family

time takes its share and much much more
and leaves the rest to grieve
for all the things that never were
and the love that had to leave

a love we held so close at hand
that served to light the way
through broken dreams and broken hearts
the rigours of the day

and how I yearn to feel the past
to talk with you once more
reclaim the balance we once had
be as we were before

yet nothing can be as it was
when all we had was new
there can be nothing this I know
to take the place of you

but time can not be held in spite
despite its cruelest blow
one day we’ll meet again to bring
a surcease to our woe

on teh ockayshun ov Cheezland’z nawt furd birfdae

anubber yeer anubber ayj
anubber buuk anubber payj
adn wunse agen wii turnz owr fayse
tu gayz upon tihs halloed playse
wer awl ar free on enny dae
tu cum adn joyn tehir frenz in plae
adn eech adn ebbry buddy noez
taht tihs iz wer owr gladness groez
wer kyootness wawkz adn in itz hand
a flag tu wayv abuv teh land
a signul tu teh massing crowd
tu lett tehir joy ring owt allowd
adn ebbry tuch or frenly kiss
displaez tu awl owr birfdae bliss

doubt

I couldn’t be what you wanted of me
I couldn’t follow the thread
all I could do was trail after you
and pretend to myself I was dead

there were times I would rail and my cornering fail
as I danced to the music you played
and each little flaw was a foot in the door
another false step I had made

yet what is a man if he has not a plan
and what good is love to a jerk
when everything’s lost at too high a cost
and nothing he tries seems to work

lord you could ask or take me to task
why did I let it begin
when each little word never meant to be heard
would scratch like a nail on my skin

so here I will stay as my life slides away
and all that is left is my pain
and though I cry out there can be no doubt
I would do it all over again