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Monday, November 13, 2017

Heart In My Pocket

I keep my heart in my pocket
Beneath the worthless wallet
In among the prayer beads

I don't get him out much now
But I massage him to keep me
Functional and sort of sane

He's only lived there a few years
I used to wear him on my sleeve
Until he was refashioned anew

Now he wears a protective shell
And doesn't move very quickly
He gets flipped on his back a lot

He doesn't care how many other
Fish there are in the ocean now
He prefers paddling in pocket lint

When I don't care for where I am
I hold him in my hand fondly and
Remember where he came from

Friday, November 10, 2017

It Gets Better

It gets better
Is a lie
The scab that forms isn't healing
It's only protection
It doesn't take much to rip it off
Then it's worse than the first
Because then you could scream
And now you're told
It gets better

Time heals all wounds
Is a lie
Time wounds all heels
A poisonous serpent's bite
Spurs us forward to death
Via suffering
Crushing the serpent's head
Doesn't fix the heel
Or turn back time

Words will never hurt me
Is a lie
But they hurt less than
No words at all
Even when they're poisonous
Or cutting
Say what you mean
Say something mean
Most times it's better than nothing

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

What I Meant To Say

What I meant to say was
Nothing
But when I open my mouth to say
Nothing
Usually
Something else
Comes out

The words weren't wrong
What was wrong was
Me
Which is why
I
Was going to say
Nothing

I
Say this to correct
The fact that I said
Something else
When I should have said
Nothing
But to say the
Nothing
I should have said
I have to say
Something

So forget what
I
Said above
It's
Nothing

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I Will Be Your Hope

Life is pain, that is true, but that doesn't mean it's bad
You can still be happy too without not being sad
If ever your teary eyes are blocking out the sun
You can lay your pain on me and I'll count that as fun

When you've burned all your bridges I'll throw you a rope
When you feel too dirty I'll hand you the soap
When you think you are stupid I will be like, nope
When you are just hopeless I will be your hope

There's no way to end it all, it just goes on and on
Adding pain on top of pain means pain is never gone
We have to hold it all in hands with palms pierced through with holes
We can only have it all if we give up our souls

When you've burned all your bridges I'll throw you a rope
When you feel too dirty I'll hand you the soap
When you think you are stupid I will be like, nope
When you are just hopeless I will be your hope

If you stumble on the way I will pick up your cross
You'll have to take it back you know but that won't be a loss
Because I will still carry it, and I will carry you
It's not any trouble since you're carrying mine too

When you've burned all your bridges I'll throw you a rope
When you feel too dirty I'll hand you the soap
When you think you are stupid I will be like, nope
When you are just hopeless I will be your hope

I don't need painkillers because I think you're dope
When you are just hopeless I will be your hope

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017 Haiku

Begin with the Word
With light lighting the darkness
Receive grace and truth

John 1:1-17

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017 Haiku

Don't try to seal
Christ up with stones when you know
They will cry out praise

Matthew 27:62-66