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I’m one of those people who need to know
I need to be told if what you’re reading is good
Or if I need to leave my pencils to blunt
And my keyboard to gather dust and my pages spider webs
If you like it I need you to share it, review it and pass it along
I need you to hit the like button and comment away
Because it’s not only my ego at risk
For the further it reaches, the more it is seen
If it was any good to begin with
Your actions will save an author’s self-doubt
From turning her to typist or researcher or suchlike
If it reaches and touches some others
A coin might be given to keep debt at bay
Your simple words that take a few minutes to write
The difference between sales and obscurity

Dying

Dying

All around me is death and dying
People and animals are leaving
They’re dropping like flies says a friend
Trying to make light of another family member
Departing the plain of the living
A black cloud is starting to hang
For every ring of the phone
I find my breath held
Wondering what bad news it carries
I seem to be waiting and watching
Trying to figure who could be next
This is happening in a time of peace
Well relatively speaking no one here
Has declared that it’s war
Why are so many falling by the way side?
Does my aging have any significance?
Do I know older people and pets?
Or perhaps our lifestyle has us
Succumbing to illness and disease more often
I can’t quite put my finger on it
But my heart and senses are grieving
For there isn’t enough time to recover
Before the next sad arrow strikes

Survival

Survival

I’m running and running, turning this way and that
My heart is pounding and my breathing is fast
I scratch my head, wondering what I might have forgotten
The rapid fire of my neurotransmitters sending signals of war
My body tensed at the ready to fight or flee
My command centre dizzy and disorientated
Pounding with the orders for the day
A whirlwind of rushing and chaos
A cup of coffee to add urgency to the staccato beat
Raise the pressure and alert all the nerves to stand at attention
I’m warring against the ticking of the clock
The checking of the task list and the dying of the light
Strained close to breaking, losing my mind
Just to do it over again and again
I’m a plain clothed civilian and not a military soldier
But this life that I’m living has me armed and at the ready
To fight, battle and struggle against it all
Just to last another day in the trenches of my blissful existence

Onward

Onward

I am powerless to change the happenings of the past
But I am here now and intend to move forward
I welcome those that wish to accompany me on my journey
But I ask that if your intention is not to support me
Then please be kind enough to leave me be
We all have a purpose on this earth
And we all deserve to be surrounded by positive people
Wishing only the best for us and helping where they can
If you are not meant to be part of my circle
I wish you luck in finding the place that is uniquely yours
And for those that do remain part of my life
I promise to always try to be the spot of sunshine in the rain
And to help pull you into that light when darkness gains
I ask the same of you should my trying wane
Let us journey on together in happy company

Always dark

Always dark

You don’t seem to like it unless it’s dark, twisted and haunting
Blood thirsty for pain and problems to abound
It seems to help you feel better about yourself
To know that yours is not the worst of it
You seek out the most horrendous, gut-wrenching of evil
And find solace as long as it is not on your doorstep
For once it reaches that where you live
You stop spreading the word of all that is wrong in the world
Just long enough to flee away from these shadows
And then you begin again to condemn and soak up
All that is tainted and cancerous

Pal of mine

Pal of mine

Once we were strangers, you and I
Those people my mother told me to never talk to
But we’ve upgraded to friends
I don’t know when it happened or how
For some I remember the meeting
And then the slow progression from acquaintance
To yeah old pal of mine
There are those who never went this far
Stayed only as a mere knowing of someone
But I’m mighty glad this wasn’t you
For I’m very fond of this familiarity of ours.

Release

Release

Shout, shout and let it out!
Beat a drum or howl at the moon
Scream into pillows or throw them about
Punch a boxing bag or colour a picture
Scribble a letter or compose a poem
Thunder down the asphalt
Dance to heavy metal
Release and let free anger and rage
In the body it festers, grows ugly
These toxins will rot you and shred you
Bring you down to your knees
Bid them farewell and continue in peace