Movie Of Your Life

Movie Of Your Life

I think I know you from that movie
The movie of your life
You know I thought I recognized you
You don’t look anything like
The character you play
Do they disturb you?
The paparazzi?
When you recite your lines
Is it a method?
Can you pretend you feel something?
You hit all the marks
On the floor
You hit all those you marked
For death
You’re killing them out there
I would ask for your autograph
But even your real signature
Is a forgery
Even your real life
Is a part you play
You yell ‘cut’
When you want to cut yourself
The movie of your life
Panned by the critics
Shunned by the crowd
You’re really not that good in it
To be honest

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Good Enough!

Good Enough

They say you’re not good enough
Because you’re not good enough
You’re never going to be good enough
No, no, no

You look at your reflection
Disappointment and rejection
Lack of any affection
From those who matter most
But why do they matter?
Why are they at the top of the ladder
Creating mindsets ever sadder
Making you into a ghost?

They say you’re not good enough
Because you’re not good enough
You’re never going to be good enough
No, no, no

You look at your past
Skies always overcast
From the beginning to the last
You’ve been a punching bag
But who are the beaters?
Why are they the mistreaters
Turning you into a self-defeater
Until you’re a total drag?

Life is kind of funny that way
When you always listen
To what other people say
When you listen enough you start repeating it
Start meeting it halfway
Even greeting it

But the only voice you should hear
Is who you were
Just do better than that
Don’t be your own executioner
So you don’t meet their expectations
Honestly no one should
You can’t meet unrealistic standards
You’re still pretty damn good

They say you’re not good enough
Because you’re not good enough
You’re never going to be good enough
No, no, no

They say you’re not good enough
You’re never going to be good enough
No one could possibly be good enough
So don’t even try!
Leave them to their own agendas
The chance of them measuring up is slender
They’ll pretend
But you’re not a pretender
You give up!
You surrender!
But them saying you’ll never be good enough
Will never be good enough
For you

 

 

 

 

Moonlight

Moonlight

Drained of all I knew
I’m ready to be filled again
With new words and meanings
Measured in heartbeats
Never complaining of imperfection
Sailing on seas of pleasantries
Basking in moonlight on the water
Reminding me of light in darkness
Reflection on the surface
Depth beneath hiding mysteries
I walk the plank
Ready for the plunge again
I dive in deep
And find it’s not that deep at all
I can stand up
The surface tension and darkness
Hiding the truth
Nothing scary or evil is there
It’s possible to walk
I was never in danger
Even if I stepped off into the deepest depths
I would remember the waves on the shore
Swim for the moon
And land on my feet

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Variable

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Variable

Sky gray and blue
Shining sun and rain
Anger and happiness
The mixed feeling of swirling energy
And lethargy
Music playing is a worn rut
Dulled senses
Waiting…
Waiting…
Ingredients and recipe

Melted Hearts

Melted Hearts

Icicles fell from the sky
Caught my eye
Tore it away from the green grass
Words like rain
In the leaves of books
Turning away from photographs

I dreamed of life
I reached for the end
It’s just too far away to touch
I push the wind
A snowflake lands on my hand
Like a friend
Too unique to repeat
It melts my heart

Castles constrict reconstruction
Conflicted in function
Defend or attack
Words like changing weather
Easy to clean
From the soft smooth leather

I dreamed of truth
I reached for the path
It’s just too hard to know where to turn
I check the stars
A firefly lights the way
Like a friend
Too kind to repay
It melts my heart

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Silent Discovery

Giraffe

Silent Discovery

You can drive me wild
But you have to drive me
Back home sometime
It all comes back to the place
A heart holds
A heaven hangs over us both
Take this blood and these bones
Take these haunting undertones
Take these heartstrings and play
A song of silent discovery

Flower bouquet looks so alive
But it will die someday
Wither away
It all goes back to the earth
The sun holds
A cloud hangs over us both
Take this rain and these stars
Take these heroic avatars
Take these wounds and pray
A prayer of monumental joy

Remembering The Future – A Secret History Poem

Remembering The Future
(A Secret History Poem)

What memories are these
When they haven’t yet happened?
What glorious times, my love
When we look forward upon them
And backwards to them
At the same time?
Your face and my thoughts of you
They do not change
I know from experience
They cannot change
They will not change
The dreams we have created
In the morning of our years
With our powerful toys
Will last several lifetimes
Which we will live soon enough
In time

Mistakes

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Making a mistake is a part of you
You’re an accident of history after all
The odds were stacked against you
From the time your parents had odds stacked against them
So your mistakes shouldn’t come as a surprise
Even humanity is a series of mistakes
Committing a series of mistakes
Blundering its way to greatness
Accidentally