The Tides Of Time

The waves roll in, the waves roll out Pushing and pulling with out end Caught in their grasp life is a rout Leading where I cannot comprehend Ceaselessly the waves wax and wane Dragged from here, deposited there Their disregard is somehow profane...

Once I Wandered A Land

Once I wandered a land of beauty and light One where all things were trimmed in gold Where joy filled the heart And all things were possible Where birds sang giving song to your soul where green trees gave the breeze it's sigh Where...

Puffy White Cotton

Puffy white cotton way up in the sky   Upon a vast canvas of azure blue   Run, take wing, with them up high   Peace and serenity is there for you

Just Going Along

Just going along, doing my thing Come what may, where it might lead Upstream or down it matters not Seeking peace but alone is what I need Passing all by, unseen as a phantom Near and afar, o'er the edge and back A smoky thin ghost made of smoke ...

Illusion

It is all just an illusion A painful, bloody contusion   Reality so adverse Silently rage and curse   Lost in endless confusion

The Maelstrom

Gentle rain tip toes across the roof of the screenhouse The peaceful sweep of the rocker back and forth The cool touch of the mild air under a dim sky Lush greenery of fresh spring growth surrounds all Mild emanations of peace and calm and...

The Hand Of The Fates

Jagged, sharp flashes of light, crash, boom Spears from on high, pronouncements of doom Eyes rattling deep in their sockets Fists clenched tighter deep in pockets Gale force winds uprooting the trees The demon smiles at what he sees As...

The Invisible Man

Faces look but they don't see The jagged shards inside of me Not a soul even dares to ask Just what is behind the mask Buried deep behind iron walls No one hears the pleading calls To keep them safe from me at least Those walls protect...

The Eyes In The Mirror

Not warm Not cold No invitation Repulsive Souless Lifeless Empty Gateways to hell Devoid of everything Dead Where did they come from? Who do they belong to? Why do they stare at me? What do they see? Who do they see? Or do they see anything...

The Elevator

Riding the elevator from the sub sub sub basement The tinkle of inanity wafts from the speaker grill Intended to distract from a most alarming fact The lack of a door is  a frighteningly bitter pill It's roots deeply buried in the cold, dank pit...

Whispers Of Madness

The world goes up and down, all around   Left and right, inside, outside, never found   Wrung out like a rag til every drop hits the ground   A river of scarlet screaming madness piercing sound   In screaming silence the echoes...

Where Have You Gone

Where have you gone I really need to know I keep waiting and hoping For you to show When I look in the mirror I see you in there But when I search inside I find you nowhere All that I find Inside of me now Is an evil darkness That hides you...

A Humorous Little Ditty

There once was a man named Tony Who loved his pizza and pepperoni and along with his brews It shouldn't be news He will never again be boney

The Wheel

The wheel turns and you never know Where it will stop or when it will slow Come one, come all, everyone must play There can be no bystanders, now or any day It knows your desires, It decides your fate You cannot escape, it's already too late...

The Unquiet Mind

It never sleeps It never stops All over the map In great big hops Round it goes And round again Never pausing I just can't say when Turning that way Turning this Even though The wheels go hiss Restless thoughts Running around No peace...

Where Once Upon A Morn So Dreary

Where once upon a morn so dreary I woke miserable in mood so weary And moped about in attitude foul Returning hugs with a nasty scowl The sun broke through and did shine Upon that ugly countenance of mine Lo and behold a bright smile birthed Then...

Weeping Heavens - A Quinzane

Leaden gray skies dropping tears Who are the heavens Weeping for?       A quinzaine contains no rhyming words and no meter requirements. Within 15 syllables, a quinzaine makes a statement and asks a question. The poet doesn't need to know...

Wander The Silvery Magical Ethereal Way

Wander the silvery magical ethereal way Up an down, in and out, round and round Passing beauteous mysteries and phantasms All the wondrous mysteries of life abound Here a tender mother suckling newborn life There a toddler surrounded by all things...

Two Hearts As One

Ensconced on high where once we glided Enmeshed in leafy green branches we abided Two hearts made one soared way up high Never a need to question or wonder why Forever and a day inseparably wedded Roots and branches together threaded Both hearts in...

A Wanderer

A wanderer in an empty world Deep shadows over all unfurled Lost and lonely circles of light Feebly try to push back the night The stars still twinkle way up high Among the trees the winds still sigh On sandy shores waves still roll Amid the...

All Of This Joan Jett Always Makes Me Think of Monica

Something I wrote long ago when she was struggling and yet she reached out and saved me. Not my best effort.... but it was and is an expression of the miracle that she is, for me at least.   An Angel In Black - Poem by Noah Body An angel in...

A New Day Dawns

The sun at last has risen A golden orb in the East Magical rays bathing all A sight for eyes to feast Cloudless cyan blue sky Set aglow by golden light Endless expanse of magic All the world now so bright Evil darkness gone at last Vanquished by...