Slithering Snake

You slithering, subtle snake.
Glittering scales your lies hide
Flickering tongue, like tasting the prey
Venom-loaded fangs tucked up and away
Every honey-coated word ends with hiss
Betraying your malicious interests
Those darting eyes, so full of hate
As they for the perfect moment wait
To strike when all seems safe
Usher the victim to his grave
So very striking, yet forever shifting
Like shivers travelling, a chill settling
So your words upon my ears
So full of lies and deceit
No legs, you slither upon the prey
Silent and inconspicuous
Like a primal evil floating forth
Leaving death and destruction in it’s course
Wondering why, I recoil on meeting you
Baby, it’s not me, it’s you

Get me a spade in my hand
Must end the threat ‘fore it puts me in a grave

Advertisements

Me and You

All these things I can never tell
But holding it in is a living hell
So I take the pen to jot my thoughts
Which from my troubled heart swell.

I know I made mistakes. Would say
to you, I’m the one to blame
But that’s because I’m a man
Who’s willing to walk through flames

It’s not like I’m innocent
Not like perfect. But I want to be
I want perfection to be more than dreams
I insist it become reality

But the fact is, I fall more than I walk
Lose more than I win. Fail more than succeed.
More often worse than better, dark than light
And care less about you than I care about me.

That’s not what you told me. It’s what I see
When I inspect what the mirror reflects to me
I’m not looking to all the things you did wrong
I just want to know why all these things be?

Why do you cut me off, when I really did try?
What was it with all your silky, blinding lies?
What did I do, that deserved your treachery?
What were my sins that made this great divide?

Here is my heart, I never hid it from you
Never told you I was something I wasn’t
In fact, if you ever asked me to be honest
I’d tell you the darkness within that hovers

But you never asked. And took me to task
On what? I have no idea, and I never asked
Guess I’ll never know, but this one thing
At least I can say, I never wore a mask

I die true – I wish such could be said for you
But you’re nothing but a double-crossing fool
I done well could have been perfect
Still wouldn’t have been enough for you.

Never Coming Back

The day I walked – that was the day I talked

Said to you, this work is not worth the cost it took

Finally owned up – some burdens are too much

Took what little stuff I had and picked my feet up

Started running where I’ve never before dared

You said I’d be back, begging and scared

Guess you never really knew me, let’s make this clear

I’m not one of your pawns who you think you own

I never asked to be here – and just to be clear

If you think I’m ever coming back – I’m never coming back.

This is the breakdown, fiery crucible, meltdown

All the little cracks merge, the straw breaks the camel’s back

I’m loathe to burn bridges, but beware your strutting britches

I’ve passed the pyromaniacs master degree class

But I ain’t got no pass in building o’er schisms vast

I burn my boats on the sand, cause I’m never coming back again

No millennial, need no safe space. I’m descendant of a warrior race

We detest the chains of vain men – we take pride in breaking free of them

Listen- you’re a snivelling, filthy rat. I got free and I’m never coming back.

14/14

Touchdown

Swirling misty blues amidst cloudy skies

Was a girl who flew and still flies

Like in some distant land of infinity

With the prince charming man indefinitely

Gone high on a drug we can’t define

Lost in the sky where the

They say, come down girl – groundzero

But she’s on top of the world with her hero

Head in the clouds – we ain’t coming down

Cleared for touchdown but ain’t no one touched ground.

13/14

Fallen Angel

First time I met you was like an angel had in my life flown

Your blue eyes from which a mysterious light shone

The pale peach pink hint hidden in your cheek

The sharp and fragile line of your chin

Framed by your long, silky blonde hair

You had me enraptured like I could walk on air

Touched just a little, afraid you could disappear

But no, you drew closer and dissipate did my fears

Angel – you were brilliantly bright

Like deer in headlights, twas dazzled by your light

Mystical presence that you are, filling me with euphoria

All those times of misery and pain lost to dementia

So we continued for time hand in hand

You the angel, and I the mortal man that I am

Now these stories are meant to close happy ever after

But if you read farther, this story gets darker

For as time passed, your light began to fade

And as it did, it revealed the dreadful masquerade

You were not all that you appeared to be

But behind those rosy lips were sharp teeth

You have an insatiable appetite – for blood

Straight from wounds in the backs of those you ‘loved’.

The mystery in your eyes, is not one of delight but rather lies

Such as how can you blatantly lie to my eyes?

You were an angel, of that there is no doubt

There’s one slight problem – you got kicked out

You’re down here because in heaven you failed

Where you really live and dwell is a place called hell

Almost brought me under – fiendish monster you are

You’re a fallen angel – a fallen star who no longer shines

12/14