No Need for Changing Your Ways

Come
Come on and say it.
Goodbye is there in your touch.
Farewell is in your eyes
Won’t really take too much.
If you say it out loud, won’t come as a surprise.
I’ve known
for some time
now.

Go
Go on and do it.
One foot’s already out the door.
Take to the road calling your name,
Lost all you’ve come here for.
You won’t have my heart, but you will take the blame.
I’ve carried it
long enough
now.

Stay
Stay just as you are.
No need for changing your ways.
Keep life orderly and neat.
Things they remain just as you say,
Simple and sweet and so incomplete.
I’ve learned
don’t need them
now.

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Borrowed time

Been storing it all up
for just what…
I could not say

But I’ve had my fill
of these tears that still
come with the break of each day

Now the time has come
to let the flood gates run
and wash away this decay

With a brand new face
that feeling did replace
I find the strength to go

Off the map right now
I don’t care somehow
Step with the water’s flow

Prepared to jump right in
and let what will begin
take root and grow

 

1/24/11

Car radio

Fleeting phrases hold constant truths
and though, the cynics they may scoff,
words bore into our skin like roots
no matter how we try to shake them off.

So, to you, there is nothing more to say.
But, to the car radio, I confess.
Emotions you never make give way,
there, my mouth eager to express.

Pouring pent-up passion and dread
into resonating sound
into confined air, my words spread
and liberate feelings once bound.

With lips poised to push sentiment
never evoked by daily antics,
I realize longings are not meant
to be restricted to lyrics.

Yet, easier to lend heart to vibrating voice
than to one so unprovoking,
and declare you to be my choice.
Seems love is only possible while singing.

8/3/10

Take me on

You should know there’s thorns and barbs:
traps to protect and to wound.
They cover my fair share of scars,
and I won’t give them up too soon.

If you think you can take me on,
more power to you.
I won’t try to make it hard,
but loving me is not easy to do.

Tried to make these road blocks crumble,
clear a direct path for you.
But it’s not so flat, you won’t stumble
and there’s nothing more I can do.

If you keep pushing, I might give in.
I would say the chances are slight.
But, you always compete to win.
In spite of myself, I put up a fight.

If you think you can take me on,
more power to you.
I won’t try to make it hard,
but loving me is not easy to do.

We’ll see just how long you last.
Think you’re for the long haul.
Well other men have tried in the past,
and my cold heart chilled them all.

So, throw at me what you will.
Try to make me rage and storm.
And when I’ve kept my head still,
don’t say that you weren’t warned.

If you think you can take me on,
more power to you.
I won’t try to make it hard,
but loving me is not easy to do.

These obstacles are not intended.
I’m not trying to keep you away.
Took so long to get my fences mended,
I don’t know how to may you stay.

Tell me how…do I make you stay?

5/6/10

Meet you in the middle

My head doubts I can meet you in the middle.
But somehow my feet keep moving.
A small voice cries don’t let it dwindle.
My thumping heart drums a warning.

My face tries to wear a crisp, casual look,
But still it colors with a blush.
My mouth tries to speak by the book.
Yet, from my lips soft words rush.

When it comes to you, all of me can’t agree.
Know my struggle I can’t hide.
Wonder how much of it you see.
Can you spot what’s inside?

Half hoping you don’t even try
Half hoping you sweep me away
Whole-heartedly I sigh.
Back and forth my thoughts sway.

And if we don’t get this started,
I fear my heart will turn to ice.
But I’ve been broken hearted,
And I won’t end up there twice.

Plan my actions like a player on a stage.
So my wayward wish is concealed.
Keep my weak heart in a strong cage.
Don’t want you to guess this is real.

Plot our course and our story out just so,
But you won’t stick to the script.
And I think you have to know:
I want you to make me slip.

When it comes to love, I play a steady part.
Too afraid to share something true.
Yet, in your eyes there is a spark.
Makes me want to quit my act for you.

Half hoping you won’t even try
Half hoping you sweep me away
Whole-heartedly I sigh.
Back and forth my thoughts sway.

And if we never get this started,
I fear my heart will turn to ice.
But I’ve been broken hearted,
And I won’t end up there twice.

5/6/10

On to the next

So restless no roots can stake me.
I tread so lightly, I go where the wind takes me.

Blowing over love and loss.
Breezing through where these roads cross.

On
On and on
On to the next.

Put these four wheels to the test.

On
On and on
On to the next.

Too careless to hang on for too long.
I grip so loosely, fingers aren’t too strong.

Rolling over mountains high.
Roaming with the clouds in the sky.

On
On and on
On to the next.
Act like I know what’s best.
On
On and on
On to the next.

It’s not like I’m afraid to try,
but what if I don’t succeed?
Think I’ll just keep my eyes dry,
and leave before I become what you need.

Weaving my way, not sure where it ends.
Leaving today for where the road bends.

On
On and on
On to the next
Not really sure when I can rest.
On
On and on
On to the next.

4/15/10