Disaster #23

Picking up the pieces of this disaster
Keep chasing it around
It runs faster and faster
And faster and faster
Keep sucking the wind
From the stormy seas
I exhale new worlds but they mean nothing to me
Nothing to me n
o nothing to me

Stay awhile
       You say like a child
All the while I’m victim
        Of an ever fading smile

Stare at you with the lights in your face
It’s brilliant yet it seems like a waste
Never trust your perfect white teeth
They bite and they bite, bite and they bite
Rough me up
It’s how we get rich
All this happiness expunged
Time for a new stitch
It’s time for a new stitch

I keep running, I ran right passed her
I keep chasing a smile but it’s fading
faster and faster
             and faster and
                     faster and faster
                                 and faster and
                                         faster and faster and faster…

Lose yourself in this distraction
Watch it tumble from a minor infraction
It’s covered in blood and crawling toward you
Crawling and crawling and crawling to you
All this mystery lost in the patterns
The curtains close, you act like nothing matters
Get in your car and you drive away
Drive away you keep driving and driving
You can never get away never get away

 

We Bleed Either Way

In joy or in pain
We bleed either way
Destined for greatness
Or left in a ditch
We live life anyway
I watch the sky split apart
It made no difference
Sun shone all the day
I saw your smile
Hiding in shadows
You carried on
Never swayed

Maybe it never really mattered
All these emotions so scattered
Our hearts and minds left tattered
Can’t say it makes much difference
Anyway

In joy or in pain
We suffer the day
With the clouds in our hearts
We forget who we are
And with all this against us
This short life before us
We carry on unafraid
With doom in our minds
The sun still peeks
Through the blinds
We never give way
We just bleed through the day
Shine through clouds of gray
Carry on anyway

With all this between us
How can we ever be true
This short life before us
Without meaning
The spirits that haunt us
Convening

How we wake in the morning
A new sun to warm us
Feel lost in the forest
How we sleep in the evening
The cold night surrounds us
Nightmares distort us
How heavy it weighs
Living life in this daze
We carry on anyway

Maybe it never really mattered
All these emotions so scattered
Our hearts and minds left tattered
Maybe it never matters

When our cold body splatters
Torn into tatters
Can’t say it makes much difference
Anyway

 

We Should Build a Bomb

If I thought that we could rectify
Brilliant minds laying waste
Perhaps now we will vilify you
Put you in charge so we can cast our stones
Broken people with token hearts
To have the end we needed just to start

We should build a bomb
Put it in our home
Light the fuse
Run for cover
It’ll soon be over

Shine a light into your eyes
And curse you for your blindness
Take everything you give
Curse you for your kindness
We gave you the crown
We can take your head

Welfare and warfare
Better hold your tongue
Satellites wish us good night
Waving from your throne
We gave you the crown

We are all out here
We are all alone

The TV is a phantom
Haunting our every waking thought
It’s like a nightmarish dream
In which we’re forever caught
The TV is our mother
Never need another
Staring from the wall
With it’s bloodshot shot eye
If only it could feed and hold us
Instead of only pacify

If they thought they could vilify
Every humble heart
Put a knife in the hands of society
Blood dripping from their fingertips
An image stays much longer
Your name forever on their lips
A hatred lasts much longer
When born from a lie
It won’t take much to demonize you
We hardly even have to try

You know this work is easy
Barely lift a finger
That momentary feeling so uneasy
Don’t worry it won’t linger
We might love you today
Now watch as we start to sway
We grave you the crown
Heavy like gilded lead
We will bring you down
Off with your head

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Kairos

This might be my final moment
Is this the way I want to die
Wasted-breathless-hopeless
O v e r Y o u

I’ve reached this nexus
Mostly headless and disconnected
Your heart was black – I KNEW IT!

A colossal waste, this path of pain
Bodies left in your wake
I laugh at the thought
I could have been (one)

Not tonight, the stars
Bleeding streaks of light across my eyes
You have all but f-a-d-e-d
From my MiNd

Stuck in your paradigm
I will wait and watch for it to collapse
Your world was never mine
Your hold has ex/pir/ed

I was heavy laden
With your secrets
The whole time – you were wearing a
Disguise?

I revert to who I was
Dismiss all my desires
You were the elusive object
Sacred~Scarred

I hold no hate
Just had to find a new wave
A softer sunset to
F
 A
  L
   L
    Into

When I reawakened
Saw the burns were only
SsHhAaDdOoWwSs

A glimpse into this
Hard edged sun
Holds no happy
M.e.m.o.r.i.e.s

I FALL INTO THE SHADOWS
OF HAPPY MEMORIES…

…fall sleepily into the WwAaVvEeSs

So Tired…

There really isn’t much purpose to this all
All this I think you already know
Doesn’t keep me from coming back…
Maybe I’m just a masochist
Maybe I just like the poetry it inspires
At the end of the night
It all just goes in the fire
Just goes in the fire

And I’m just getting tired
So tired

Nothing in the world matters much at all
All this I think we already know
Doesn’t keep us from waking up
Though sometimes it shakes me up…
Maybe I’m just a pacifist
Because at the end of the night
When I show you everything I write
And you just throw it the fire
I just sigh

And I’m just getting tired
So tired

It really isn’t relevant
If your heaven sent
It makes no difference
Cause hell doesn’t exist
It doesn’t matter if
That sparkle in your eyes
It’s not my fault
If one day it fades
It fades away

It won’t affect
The moon…the stars
If we die
In each others arms
Tonight
I’m just gonna lie here now
What’s the point now
I’m just getting so tired now

So tired…
So tired….

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Stars Collide

I might just kill myself
Trying to see if I can reach you
I might just destroy myself
And possibly all in vain
I know my place
Except that in all of space
Stars still collide
So how can I truly say
What can never be
The universe was built to prove me wrong
You exist to prove me wrong

And the planet may spin
Around a thousand times
As I stand in the same spot
Waiting for you to meet me
How can I say that day will never come
The sun burns just to prove me wrong
You exist to prove me wrong

We may breathe the same air
I may wish to breathe it straight from your lungs
Can I say that day will never come
Years and years may pass
We may all evaporate into gas
Perhaps we will all
Be sucked into the void
End up on the other side of the galaxy
Everything destroyed
Everything except you and I
Finally together
Under a blood red sky

Prove me wrong
Tell me how it could never be

Your heart exists to prove you wrong
My need exists, please come to me
Stay with me tonight

Stars collide to prove us right

I might just kill myself
Trying to see if I can reach you
I might just destroy myself
And possibly all in vain
I know my place
Except that in all of space
Our lips may still collide

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Moth

Peels away like a sticky situation
Leaves you dry like an shallow kiss
Sends those shivers like cyanide
Right to your heart

Wanting to cut, tear, scream
Paralyzed inside the flame
Cracking like an autumn leaf

Jumping onto a moving train
Keep trying to find yourself away
From everything

Waiting for the sound of a smacking fist
Like lightning across your eyes
Hypnotized by the wings
Singed by the fire

The rain never felt so dry
Keep asking yourself why
Every time you take flight
You find yourself back in the same place

The city lights never seemed so bright

The longing for a drop of moisture
Off a lovers lips
Leaves you paralyzed

When you close your eyes
You can almost see their eyes
Keep telling yourself those lies
You keep finding yourself playing in the flames

The rain never felt so dry
Keep asking yourself why
Every time you take flight
You find yourself back in the same place

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Art by Death by Cartoon

 

Red Sea

Tipsy on the edge

The red sea swaying
You got blood on your face
You got blood on your face
Admire the crescent moon
In a cool blue sky
Your boat is swaying
Your boat is swaying
Water is all around you
Jump on in, you can’t swim
Drowning in pleasure
Drowning in pleasure
Sink to the bottom
Your arms full of treasure

It keeps calling
The waves have souls too
Plenty have been lost
Plenty have been lost
Scratch your name off the manifold
You might conquer the sea
Escape to lost islands
Escape to lost islands
Someone may save you
It won’t be me

Swim the red sea

Swim the red sea

I have a date with the stars
I gave it all up before you
Paradise lost
Paradise lost
I gave it all up
I have a date with the stars
Blood in your lungs
Blood in your lungs
You took a picture of everyone you met
Threw all your photographs into the red sea
Cut a cheek on the reef
Cut a cheek on the reef

Feel the warmth of the sea
As it pulls you beneath
Your reflection is your resurrection
Swim the red sea
Someone may save you
It won’t be me

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The Shadows/Dance With Us

The shadows creeping through the night
Dancing to beats underneath the moonlight
It’s crazy
And it happens every time
You drag me from the sea
You think I’m seeing things
I see
Dead things coming back to life
I’m falling
In love with dancing phantoms
It has nothing to do with my state of mind
I’ve been so deep in darkness
It might have made me blind
But I see you
Like I’ve always seen you

When the stars twinkle
I feel like they’re laughing at us
We get eaten up by space
Swallowed by its vastness
And it leaves me feeling restless
I see it in your eyes
If this is hitting bottom
I can’t wait to feel the bounce
I hear your body talking
I’m drowning in the sounds
We’re out here spinning with the spirits
Floating in the air
You think I might be crazy
It’s just that I don’t care

It might have something to do with my state of mind
I see where this might be going
I know what I will find
And I know that if I am drowning
You’ll swim out to get me
I know you won’t forget me

Dance with me
On the graves of our passion
So aimless

Kick mud in the face
Of our greatness
Fall with me

Like a meteor
Crashing into fire
Eaten by the universe
Swallowed by desire
Dance with the ghosts
The destitute spirits of our destruction
The phantoms of our innocence
The faded reminders of our happiness
Dance with us 

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Like a Memory

It comes from the bones of old trees
Floats like dust on a cold breeze
Made its way, all this way
And found us today, us today

Like the smell of a memory
Can you remember the one
Never realized when it had
Gone away, it went away

A tired moment on repeat
Replayed a million times
In my mind, but never twice
The same, never quite the same

It was heard in the vibrations of old guitar strings
Swam in the trickle of forgotten springs
Made its way, all this way
And found us today, us today

The feel of my first touch of skin
And looking deep into your eyes
Never wanted to watch
Them close, hoping they’d never close

The way the light carried me home
Listening to songs on repeat
Wanting to hear your voice
Saying you love me, you love me

Deep in the recesses
Of my tortured brain
Laying dormant
Now back again

I see you like you
Were never gone
Maybe it’s true
You were never gone

Like the taste of a memory
Can you remember the one
Never realized when it had
Gone away, it went away