Together?

Together?

Apart
Together
Apart 
Together...

Nothing left to do
it's all on you
but will we stay true 
to the dream we both pursue?

Apart
there is no center
where we can both enter
on a common stage.
On either side we stand
with outstreched hands
becoming an island
that gets love from no one.

Together
can it be?
can we build a bridge
so he she thm and none can be we?
Too late to be self-sufficent
life proves our incompetence
and laughs us into impotence.

Apart?
Together?

Social Experiment

Social Experiment

Step right in and take a seat.
Look around
and be scared.
Nothing is as it seems
and never will
but now you can see a real crime scene.
You thought you were free?
Yes indeed!
But it seems you are not?
You thought your cause was right
and you fought with all your might
until they removed the screen
of deceit. 
But then they brought you out
the puppeteer
and your realised...

you were not the ventriloquist.

Hostile Takeover.

Hostile Takeover

It was so easy...
Winner takes all
everyone loses here.
Death is a dusty bed partner
but the red hot coals of hate too sweet
to put out of reach.
She never saw it coming
words sicklier than honey 
dripped from venomous lips
like a cat-o-nine whip
deadly stiff with envy and hate.

It is too late
to get back those yesterdays
of feel good friendship and fairplay?

Now we stand on opposite sides
while blood and gore
runs through our tomorrows
as we heave regretful sighs. 

Be That Friend

Be That Friend

When I need comfort
comfort.
When I need a hand
give it.
When I need to be seen
be my eyes.
When I need to be authentic
speak it into me.
Be that friend
that will be there
spend time when
the ugliness oozes everywhere.
Be that friend.
Be my Wren
say my amen
dust me off again and again
whenever I fall
Be my friend
be my strength,
and I will never be weak.

Handcuffed by the Past

Handcuffed by the Past

How could you
think we would forget?
You sinned
have a fatal flaw
broke all laws
and now your daring
gives us pause.

You want to be forgiven
redeemed and released
but we will keep you imprisoned
in our negativity.
We will keep you in your place
remember your disgrace
no second chances
with you ut us a cold case.

We may not be God
with no right to punish
but by god!
We wont let you flourish!

Crab Life

Crab Life

Look at you across the room
thinking can you make it.
your new victim in your sights
ready for a fight
you approach.

You know your role
known it long
learned it hard.
You are the crab 
who came out of the barrel
the one who made it.

But there can be only one,
only one success story
at a time.
So you know your role
you signed with your blood.

Instead of helping
the one left to come up
you got to work hard
to push him down
to drown.

Fly

Fly

You can run,
I know you can.
You can fly,
I know you can.
Out of fear
you may run
but you need to fly.

Use those wings 
see the joy it brings
even in your fear
They will take there, 
where you need to go.

When you are down
and you feel it's not your time
take flight and fly
up to the sky.