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I’m terribly sorry I have not been able to write this week. I have been out of town, and working constantly. The next few weeks are going to be much the same. I will do my best to write as much as possible, but please forgive me on any errors.

however, here is something new!

A Gracious Escape

I’m racing and spinning
Falling from a ledge
Taking down the branches
To brace myself
If there’s an end in sight
It’s something I’ve yet to see
All the while, the distance
Seems like there’s no gravity
I’ve turned a page
In this gracious little book
For as far as I’ve fallen,
You’d think someone would look
I guess that’s just life
In its miraculous little way
Making sure I’m defeated
Every single day
Somehow, I have no fear
Of that yet to come
Maybe it’s because you are here
And you make me numb

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For You Mr…

This is something I had written and posted in my livejournal, which I have had for years. I am trying to pick out some pieces that I have for some submissions into a few places for publication. (a whole lot easier said than done…) So by all means, all criticism is GREATLY appreciated.



Late nights
Empty highways
Fast cars
Over byways 
Street corners
Bright lights
Moonlit mountains
Endless heights
Lake shores
Stars gleaming
Brown eyes
Smiles beaming

Early mornings
Saying goodbye
Miles away
Another lie
Last drive
Heading south
Words flowing
Between mouths
Tears spilling
Over eyelids
Broken hearts
Lost kids.

Early mornings
Faded away
Late nights
Please stay
Running far
From town
Spiraling forward
Then down
Begging please
Never helped
Leaving bruises
Skin welped
Pain given
Never received
True love
Never believed…


Greedy and worthless

I’m greedy and I’m worthless
But you deserve this
If amends is to be made
I’ll probably just fake it
You lie on the table
Just lie there and take it

Tell me how you feel
Amnesty or honesty
Which is it you prefer
Take a step backwards
Trip and fall on the words
Tell me what I deserve

If hurt is what you want
Well I’ll give it my all
I won’t take your blame
No, I won’t take your fall
I’m quite a bit stronger now
I won’t break and I won’t bow

I’m greedy and I’m worthless
I might very well deserve this
Now, so do you, darling dear
I’ll make sure you hear
Every damn word, loud and clear
I’m the one and I’m here

Jumping fences

I’m jumping the fence
Running so fast
Trying to get away
I knew it wouldn’t last
I’m screaming for help
It’s just not helping
I hit the street
I’m still searching
Flashing lights and sirens
No where to be found
I trip on my feet
Straight to the ground
Your catching up
I have to get away
My ankles broken
I begin to pray
Just then I wake up
My tears falling down
I’m alive and safe
Or am I already broke down?


What Once Was

It’s that moment in life
That stops you
Dead in your tracks
Feeling incredibly nude
Only to look down at your clothes.

It’s that sigh of relief
That he just
Walked right on by
Without even a glance
Though you know he’s watching.

It’s the chills
Down your arms
As your lying there
Thinking of the past
When the present does meet expectation.

It’s the look
In those big brown eyes
That made you
Crumble in an instant
When you thought you were strongest.

It’s the feeling
You woke with
After hearing those three
Softly spoken words
Only to realize you were dreaming.

It’s shattering glass
It’s instant heartache
It’s the calmest of waters
It’s the pure beauty in perfect
It’s never going to be yours.


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