Are You a Normal Boy?Take off that silly mask you're wearing.Are You a Normal Boy? in Free Verse More Like This
Ah, yes. That's a pretty face.
Is that the one you always wear to parties?
Where is the one you put on when you're all alone?
Did you leave that one at home?
Don't worry; I won't tell anyone that I noticed.
Behind your various shades of blue and green, I might think you were normal.
Too bad for you, I'm the exact same way.
I hide behind these barriers because it feels so safe.
Let's be honest with each other, just this once;
Why don't you show me how you really feel?
Is that so much to ask?
Put away the pen-shaped knives and just be real.
Will you believe me if I tell you that I'm sorry?
For finding you out?
How's this? I'll make it up to you with a new mask.
Will you make me one too?
Well BalancedShe's a completely normal member of society.Well Balanced in Free Verse More Like This
He's a towering monument for a community in need.
She's a lovely face on a brightly lit billboard.
He's a freedom fighter rallying for a cause.
She's a multitude of lies behind her friendly smile.
He's a beacon of light for the hopeless and lost.
She's got slaves and handmaids to help her along.
He's a little broken, but it's nothing tape won't fix.
She's nice and orderly and keeps things running proper.
He's a walking time bomb just waiting to explode.
She's the cost of evil, and he's the price it takes to kill it.
Signum Iniquitas (What's Your Sin? intro)They said, "She's an angel."Signum Iniquitas (What's Your Sin? intro) in Free Verse More Like This
So they brought her to church
And taught her to pray.
He said, "You're my angel."
So he bought her a ring
And taught her to sin.
She said, "I am human."
So she sought out the truth
And thought for the first time.
If I Had Heaven on Speed DialThe gulls near me make a terrible racket over a few crumbs someone left along the beach. I wait with my brand-new phone held tightly in my hand and against my ear, afraid I'll miss the answer on the other side. So far, all I hear is continuous ringing. The tide is high, and all the vacationers are enjoying their picnics and games less than a mile up the beach. They make as much racket as the gulls, but it's the kind of noise that city people bring with them no matter where they go, corrupting such a beautiful day while they trick themselves into thinking all they want peace and quiet. To escape into the roar of the tide, I had made my way down to the high rocks on the edge of the beach where the waves crash against the sun washed boulders.If I Had Heaven on Speed Dial in Short Stories More Like This
I dare to look at my watch, wondering if anyone is ever going to pick up on the other line. “Come on...come on,” I mumble to myself.
I had climbed the safest looking rock and sat at the edge with
Little Dove LullabyLittle dove, innocent child,Little Dove Lullaby in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You'll never be alone.
So young and dear,
You needn't fear.
War is for when you've grown.
Little dove, innocent child,
For you a cuff of bone
From soldiers passed
And gone to rest.
Carve new wars of your own.
Little dove, innocent child.
I wish I could atone.
But after spring,
They clipped your wings;
Now you wear chains of stone.
Little dove, innocent child,
How could we have known?
The fields are dust;
The flowers rot,
And innocence is gone.
To Those on the OutsideBring in the roses and lilies;To Those on the Outside in Free Verse More Like This
Summon the weeping children.
Put them in a row and say, "Stand up straight and smile."
String up the crumbling photographs
From a time that no longer exists.
Decorate the coffin where the breathless pillar sleeps.
You Could Be a TreeButYou Could Be a Tree in Free Verse More Like This
you're just a seedling with
so much potential,
wasting it on folly
fame comes to fools
with the minds to
play the game
while the rest of us
work our fingers to
sometimes the leaves bloom
where you least expect them;
sometimes the branches break
under the weight of winter's snow.
we'll keep counting the
age rings that mark us,
separating the trees from
Pride - Flight (What's Your Sin?)Who's to say that heaven is the realm of the gods?Pride - Flight (What's Your Sin?) in Free Verse More Like This
Who told you to live among the stars was fantasy?
Spread your wings, child. The sun's just out of reach.
I can reach the sky if I can just go a little higher.
Tempt the fates of old with wax and blood
Until they clip your dreams and send you flailing.
Don't look now, child. Charon waits for you.
When did the ground grow so much closer?
Salt and sea put out those flames.
Smoke rising around you to carry you down below.
Hold your breath, child. Your starch wings turn to gold.
Who's to say that hell is the realm of the gods?
IdentityDrunkenly stumbling, never fully awake.Identity in Free Verse More Like This
Wash. Rinse. Repeating these old audiotapes.
You build corners out of souvenirs
To stand in after the rain. You
Would like to stay dry, but the roof is
I enjoy B-movies with enemies
While two-faced friends poison my bubbly.
Superstitions are instinct, and you wear
Crosses to keep the vampires away, only
Praying in secret when you fear Hell's