- OLDER SONNETS -
When I needed you, you were always there
The good times shared by us would never end
Our good friendship would never need to mend
Everyone said we were two in a pair
For me to find someone like you was rare
Like a desert road, never comes a bend
Heart, mind, body, thoughts- things to you I lend
Never do we fight, things were always fair
I can't believe I got far without you
You stood next to me, when no one else would
And now I know you feel the same way too
I choose not to think bad or maybe I should
Because now I see your not here by me
Best friends forever we will never be
One day I met a boy named Matt
My first thought was "whoa he's hot"
The next day he wore a white hat
and at Carlos O Kelly's we fought
One night on his couch we kissed
and I thought my dreams had come true
but the next morning I was pissed
when he ditched me for his crew
When turning right, he hit a car
it made me laugh to tears
and when at school I feel so far
from the night we all drank beers
and when I want a glass of water
I don't ask matt cuz he won't bother
Behold how softly firelight doth caress
Your skin as evening fades to darkest night
To sleep your heavy lids soon close to rest
My eyes drink in the beauty of the sight
Soft pursing lips now crimson like a rose
Much deeper now your breathing seems to be
You gently slip into that sweet repose
Into that restful place of reverie
Sleep on my dear most precious to my heart
Through bleakest night your loving watch I'll keep
Steadfastly holding vigil is my part
I watch the creeping shadows while you sleep
As morning breaks upon the eastern sky
So quietly I slip away, goodbye
Should dreams haunt you, sleep through sleep.
The eyes of the mind are better tightly shut
Against the whirl of feelings swirling in your gut.
Better to fluff your pillow and start counting sheep.
Though distant hills seem tiny, they are surely steep
When climbed, and bring unexpected trudge
And the boulders blocking visions might never budge,
So quit pushing.
In those deep, deep
Oceans, one never knows what one will find:
Hopes in schools like minnows, or a menacing shark
Nipping at hanging limbs? The massive Behemoth
Or a translucent jellyfish? Best not to cast a line,
Much less to swim down and risk limbs rent apart,
Or safe from such horrors, the bends coming up--
The radio always plays random songs.
I think to myself "they can do better
Than this." How did they go so very wrong?
I have a thought to go write a letter
To those dudes who need to go out and get
A tan. And tell them to play something with
More meaning, something that involves more wit.
I hear Brittney Spears instead of the Smiths,
Icky Macy Gray instead of Something
Corporate. Now I'm telling you
That those are quality bands that should be
Played. Something tolerated by me.
I think I should go create my own
Music show that plays the best music ever.
Soft raindrops lull her into deep slumber
Their irregular pulse creating dreams
God alone knows what night will encumber
Sharp images, with realistic themes
Will she be crucified again tonight
Friends turning closed ears away from her cry
In sleep her tears fall, throat becomes tight
Life comes to its close, she gives a small sigh
Raindrops crash down and spatter the window
She tosses, turns, as the night travels on
The tears pour out harder, with unchecked flow
Insanity reigns until the new dawn
Slowly, steadily, the raindrops do cease
And slowly her mind regains its ill peace
As the time draws nigh for all to go home
Voices cry out but people do not hear
All have shut the doors to their hearts and homes
Like a darkened hall surrounded by fear.
This world is evil solely full of hate
Everyone is too concerned with his own cares
To care about the world's condemned last state
No time, the sinner has all he can fare.
Hell is the deep darkened pit they must face
Full of sorrow and pain; it's no one's goal
The voice cries in agony from this place
As the demons consume the sinner's soul.
Voices cry out and are ignored each day
Saving lives through Jesus Christ is the way.
He wanders through our house with mask of stone;
Expressionless, I fear a frozen heart.
He's made a world, secluded and alone
Away from one of which I was a part.
Each year adds one more league beneath the sea,
And with his leadenness does he descend.
I bite my tongue; time slips away from me;
My baby brother's childhood meets its end.
But I have seen this man asleep at night,
And found my friend upon his dreaming face.
So put to rest our cold, unspoken fight
And cover him with Sister's warm embrace.
He needs to know himself before another;
Become a man, but also be my brother.
Living in a mansion high above the stars
Watching the world below, from high above
No longer shall there be dividing bars
But a world filled with happiness and love
Poverty and war will exist no more
How very happy everyone will be
To have a world that allows their hearts to soar
To live in a world that sets our hearts free
If I lived with the angels high in the sky
The world would be a joyous, happy place
To experience and live our lives by
Good times and happiness would leave their trace
A world so filled with happiness and bliss
If I had just one wish I'd wish for this
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