Well, it’s a brand-new year, and I finally decided to throw caution to the wind. For years, I’ve been toying with the idea of writing poetry and/or lyrics. Maybe I’m just suffering from the giddy hangover of publishing my first book, or I’ve been listening way too much to my Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin CDs. Regardless, writers gotta write–otherwise we die a slow death on our couches with a bag of Tostitos in one hand a remote control in the other.(Yes, that’s an image of me!) So… here it goes–parts of longer works I’ve done:

Here’s To You 

I must have been insane, but who can really say. Now I count the days and nights for the love I threw away. Forgive me my silly games, forgive me your unanswered calls. Now I know me better as I stare at empty walls. I can’t bear to hang any pictures. I can’t stand to touch the frames ’cause everything I own reminds me that life will never be the same. So here’s to you for being strong when all I did was everything wrong. Here’s to you for giving your best when all I gave was so much less. The least I can do is confess. Here’s to you…

The Sight Of You

The sky blushes blue at the sight of you.  Mr. Sun wants to know your name, and Mother Nature wouldn’t dare let it rain. Watch the rainbows shine and multiply by two. Listen to the birds and the bees sing just for you. Beautiful you, kind you, wonderful you…

It Does

Jealousy has too many friends, and hate won’t let broken hearts mend. But kindness will have no end if just one of us believes. It gets better for you and me if we agree that life is precious though some days may get the best of us. If we agree that Time is a gift to be spent with care. Then no one would ever dare waste a second being unfair… 

Peacemaker

I apologize now for every wrong said and done so pain and regret won’t fill the years to come. No more shallow “I love you’s,” no more shallow kisses to tame the disappointment and thoughts of what you’re missing. So I forgive us now the days and nights wasted wishing for better love tasted. Yes, I forgive us because I won’t be the peacemaker anymore. It’s time to say goodbye and stop keeping score…

Nevermore

Slow down this storm and let me catch my breath. Your winds blow through me until there’s nothing left. For your fire I used to beg and yearn. Now a freeze has taken hold causing a slow winter burn. Oh, how time has changed from evergreen to nevermore. I asked for a reason, but you just wage a cold war…

 

 

 

 

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