To Be New

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Your rays of heat

Melt the snow from me

Spring came too late

But I cannot wait-

I need to breathe

My lungs aren’t working…

I am still cold…

I need to come alive

I need to come to life

I need to…

I need you…

To lift me up

Into the sun

And watch me bloom

Until the

Moon wans

Like a lonely swan

I bow my head in shame

The light’s been gone

For so damn long

That it hurts

When you look my way…

I am still cold…

I need to be alive

I need the warmth inside

I need to feel

I need to heal

These blackened wounds

That prevent me to bloom

I will mend them

Soon I’ll have no excuse

For my selfish ties

When day does come

And spring has begun

I will know

To say goodbye

I need to say goodbye

I need to come to life

I need to…

I need to…

I need to feel the heart

Beating at the core

Of the earth

And I will be new

I will be new

Again.

For The Last Time

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The silence screams your name

Every where I turn I see your face

It feels like you’re haunting me

Because no matter where I go

Because every step I take

I cannot breathe

And you’re gone, you’re leaving

You said goodbye, now I’m bleeding

For the last time, for the last time

I give my heart away

Because it only breaks

Broken down, lifeless

I’ve lost the light, in the darkness

You reach out but my hand falls through yours

I hear your voice ringing in my mind

I can’t shake it out like water this time

When you say my name, when you say my name

I’m shaken again

Because you’re gone, you’re leaving

You said goodbye, now I’m bleeding

For the last time, for the last time

I give my heart away

Because it only breaks

Like meteors crashing down to earth

I’m falling

I’ve fallen so hard for you

And what was it worth?

What was it worth?

You’re eyes burn like fire

Attracting me to the flames

And you’re arms disguised as a safe haven

Where I only found shame

And you’re words, oh they sound so sweet

But you’re innocence ain’t gonna fool me any more

Can’t fool me any more

Because I’m gone, I’m leaving

This is my goodbye

I’m gone, I can’t keep bleeding

Because this is the last time

This is the last time

I’ll give away my heart

This is the last time

I’ll give away my heart

 

You Smile

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Storm clouds form in the distance
You hold an umbrella over my head
But it is broken and rain leaks through
Still you smile, and I smile back at you.

This picture we drew is an illusion
And heat melts the paint away
But when you brush against my hand
You assure me  it will all be OK.

Still the ocean roars and the earth shivers
The stars fall and the sun burns
You put on shades and smile with your teeth
Glowing, you bring strength to me.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins

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The seven deadly sins

Wrap me up in fire

The Devil’s flaming tongue

Curses as I enter

Below the ground

Below the earth

So far down

It begins to hurt

I’m only human

The seven deadly sins.

 

 

This poem actually used to be part of a song I wrote a few years back during the summer when I locked myself in my room with my guitar and just spewed out a ton of songs. I never quite liked the lyrics but the chorus always stuck with me so I thought by turning it into a poem I could launch a series of poems about each of the “Seven Deadly Sins”!