Friday, August 26, 2016

A Kiss Farewell

"I'll not come to your room" she said
"I'll not come through your door
I'll not be made a fool again
Or treated like a whore"

Said I "But I do love you and if you should come to me
I'll hold you tightly in my arms and treat you tenderly"

"I'll not lay in your bed" said she
"I shall not comfort thee
No longer will I wake with you
Alone then you shall be"

Said I "But in the morning I shall whisper in your ear
And tell you all the lovely things that you have longed to hear"

"I'll not believe a word" she said 
"You'll use me as before
And come the morning with the sun 
Not want me anymore"

Said I "Tomorrow my ship sails and I may not return
Of all the women left behind it's you that I shall yearn"

"I'll say farewell to you" said she
And leave you with this kiss
So over seas and under stars 
You can then reminisce"

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Marriage

I asked her if she'd marry me
She said "I have nothing to lose
My body wears these tattered clothes
My feet walk in these broken shoes"
Said I "If you should say I do
I'll give my life, my very heart"
Said she "I'll love as best I can
At least till death tears us apart"
She married me and as my wife
She gave me children, two in all
Our daughter she was born one spring
Our son arrived in fall 
They were our joy and as they grew
I looked at her with some surprise
As she was gazing back at me
With teardrops in her eyes
I asked her "Have I pleased you?
Since the day you said you'd be my wife
You've never said you love me
'Though we've shared a lovely life"
Said she "I once had nothing
And no money ever came our way
But you gave what you promised
And I'll not regret that day"
When years had passed and death was near
We lay upon our wedding bed
She called me closer, whispered
And her final words were said
"I've loved you from our very start
It took this long to realise 
That when death does tear us apart
True love never dies"
I kissed her as she passed away
Her dying breath she'd left with me
I told her "Don't go too far now
I'll soon be there with thee"
Everyday from then and on
I felt her standing at my side
My true love never far away
Embraced me when I died

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pretty Little Kate

'Twas on the day her mother died that something hidden deep inside
Would alter everything that had been pretty little Kate
No more then was the blonde haired girl, who was her mothers world
She'd transformed into black to match the colour of her hate 
At night she'd take a razor blade and grip with fingers good and tight
And drag it over tender skin upon concealed arms
It wasn't pain she sort but rather anything that eased her thoughts
And blood was what it took to keep her tortured spirit calm
The first cut wasn't deep enough, she pressed a little harder 
But not enough to chip the bone or nerves to aggravate 
When the blood came pouring it released the inner demons 
That dwelled inside the complex world of pretty little Kate
The bloody cross upon her, reminded her of Sunday's 
She slashed again across the cross, so crossing out the cross
The razor blade fell to the floor, the blood began to flow some more
And she decided that enough was spilled to compensate her loss
Every night would be the same; she'd walk the dirty darker streets
Where men would come with money and to spread unknown disease 
She'd risk her life in alleyways with strangers looking down on her
Many times she'd thought to bite whist down upon her knees
On her journey home where she would walk the streets alone 
The hours of her painful day would always finish late
No one waited home for her and no one even cared 
As she was not the girl who once was known as pretty little Kate

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rescue Me

You can come into my dreams dear
You may come search my darker rooms 
You and me... We shall be
Forever in these vast catacombs 
Call my name
I hide no shame
Seek me out and please try to find
Rescue me
From this tragedy 
I'm lost and hopelessly blind

Bring with you a sword dear 
Protect me from the demons you may see
Don't run away... Or they'll surely stay 
For the rest of eternity 
Save your prayer 
Just find me there
Reach into the darkness and please take my hand 
Rescue me
From this agony 
I'm lost and taken all I can stand

Strike yourself a light dear
Hold it high so that I might see
Burn for me. Eternally 
Only you can set me free 
In the dark
You are the spark
The light that can lead me away
Rescue me
From this catastrophe 
Turn my nightmares into our day 

Monday, August 22, 2016

An Alternative Ending

She walked across the floor towards the freedom of the door 
With flashbacks of his face before she'd hit him on the head
Upon the floor the blood had dried. No sorrow, she'd not even cried
In fact she gave a smile when she had seen the bastard dead
She breathed in stale cigarettes; stubbed out in many ashtrays
Reminding her of breath that he had spat out in her face
Her chosen weapon by his side, his skull with which it did collide
Was now a simple iron that she put back in its place
She looked at him a moment and she tried hard to remember 
So long ago she'd loved this vile thing upon the floor
The man who lay there quite with no threats to steal her confidence 
Would not now hold her back as she walked freely out the door

An Ending

She moved just like a glazier set adrift on freezing water
She had much to tell and yet no words came dripping from her tongue 
It seemed her heart had melted, 'though until this very moment
She was not prepared to live a life where she did not belong 
I stood before her, smiled, as if her tears had never mattered 
Standing on the drops that soaked the linoleum floor 
I built a barricade of sorts, my body was a wall
In which it's structure stood between her and the freedom of the door
I took her by the wrist, I felt her tremble and resist
Before I held her hand upon my heart so she could feel my fear
I found it hard to breathe but found it harder to believe 
That we had lived so long within this atmosphere  
I longed for her to kiss me but her head just turned away
As though I wasn't even worthy anymore 
This barricade fell easily with just a single glance 
I moved aside and sadly watched her as she flowed out of the door

Sunday, August 14, 2016


If only I could show you all the things you cannot see
Like scars that I have hidden on the darker side of me
The cuts that tell a story of a life you do not know
Where only in a mirror is my tragedy on show
I wonder would you want me if you saw the real truth?
The razor tracks that I disguise that hold the very proof
From when I needed only pain to help me through a day
The hurt that dwells inside me never seems to go away
And if I let you closer would you understand my pain
Or would you break what others broke in pieces once again?
I wonder would you turn your back and simply disappear?
As that is what I've grown to dread and most of all I fear