JUSTIFIED

The glare has haunted you

Watching your life

With its looming presence

You feel it piercing through

Patronizing essence

Is this fear

Justified?

Is this right?

Sometimes it speaks to you

Using its light

And you find you’re drawn in

And what it says is true

It says what you like

You’re alone without it

Is this fear

Justified?

Is this right?

Is this fear safe?

Justify your way

So when we come

Unto this end

It’s the fear that drains us

Its fight or pretend

Making the choice

Will it come to please us?

Is this fear

Justified?

Is this right?

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SOME KIND OF THIEF

 How strange

Its raining again

And I hope you can prove you’re right

How tame

You’ve proven to be

But I hope you don’t change your mind

Its written in metal

Engraven inside

Youre free to release him

To play some kind of thief

Hey,

Youre looking familiar

The image will seldom change

Saint

Or are you a sinner

I never did catch your name

Its written in liquid

Dripping from signs

Youre free to release him

To play some kind of thief

I know you’ve had better days than I

The trail is untraceable,

So why run?

Its written in cardboard

The man on the street

Hes hoping youll see him

so he can get off his feet

hes hoping youll see him

to help him get off his feet

youre free to release him

to play some kind of thief

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The Sky is Falling

 On any other day

We might have drawn conclusions

On any other day

We might have got it wrong

Just looks into the skies

And says he had a vision

A forest in his eyes

A needle in his arm

And are you

Scared my love?

Do you hope the sky is falling

If the world ends now

We wont be responsible

I had a dream

A man who came

He told me not to notice

Said to raise a finger

Was to lose your only arm

I never woke again to find

The shouting on the pavement

The secondary letter

Written red to raise alarm

And are you

Scared my love?

Do you hope the sky is falling

If the world ends now

We wont be responsible

I told the man to sleep at home

Hes got a bed that’s warm

A fire that’s cold

Cold

Wait, you know theres more of this to come

Balance, I said its been there all along

So now you’ve been around

What do you think of my life?

Is it cold? Is it dark? Is it you?

And are you

Scared my love?

Do you hope the sky is falling

If the world ends now

We wont be responsible

And are you

Scared, scared,

Scared we wont be responsible?

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Graffiti

 Pictograms are etched upon a wall

These ancient figures

Tell stories long forgotten

And do you see the picture of a man

He holds a spear within his hand

Hes hunting something

His eyes are fixed upon a dove

As fear resounds throughout the sketch

Afraid of something

Hieroglyphic images are written on a pyramid

Imprisoning someone

Something, somewhere, somehow

And do you see the picture of a girl

She stands by the river waiting for someone

And if you look above her head, youll see

The goddess of the night at watch

Standing over

Petroglyph, a writing on a wall

Made for reasons that are unknown to us

Written for us

For us to see

And do you see a work of art upon the walls

Relayed  through time

With a purpose?

Or do you see a vandalism

Destructive art

We call graffiti

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PROJECT IVY

 We suffocate the ground each day

So heavy falls the sole

To contradict the rain

Its plain, still we stay

The movement of the mass is framed

Dictated by the one

They all will feel the strain

Its strange

Still they play

Seeds of grey,

Plant and pray

Ivy lover wrapped in his own life

Never said he had another wife

I feel your pain

Seeds of grey

Plant and prey

You cannot leave me now

Don’t know how

Eyes of stone

(just wait)

View their own

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THE PARADISE

 Sailor,

I know your mouth is sore

From all that filth

All the words you wrote and spoke

Eyes red

Seeking after smoke

To fuel the fall

But you’re so small

Senses are numbed by addiction

You’re no change

Failure,

You stagger drunk and fall

You lose your meal

But youre too far gone to feel

Senses are numbed by addiction

Youre no change

Sympathy’s losing its hold on you

Still you stay

Talk about my flesh and blood

As though you’d see her fall right off this boat

Ill take no more

Sailor

So old and frail

Worn thoughts will seethe

To know the air

To feel you breathe in one more phrase

Senseless addict, still you –

But You’re so small

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 WORDS

 The sound

Look to the sound

Look to the sound

Older than age

Past expectations

With something to say

But they vote concealment

But words have a way of just coming out

Some view me a child

Caught in whats around me

Never care to see the searchlights above

One first to call me wild

Then they will all follow suite

And im giving up

Live in a day

Then its all over

Something is strange

Something must break down

but words have a way of just coming out

Some view me as a child

Caught in whats around me

Never care to see the searchlights above

One first to call me wild

Then they will all follow suite

And im giving up

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ROACH

 Stay with me for awhile

I know im not, not sane yet

Thoughts coming from inside

To strain the mind

Not safe yet

Iv seen failure now and in the past

now alone id never last

Its good to see you here

To hide me from myself

Lift me out

Somehow

Tomorrow brings the call

The order to display

To hear the gavel fall

And tell me of my fate

Iv been alone for too long

Im not feeling so strong

Iv been lost without the second word

Eyes closed with thoughts on what Iv heard

No one will hear me now

Or save me from myself

So in this state of mind

I fall away to fitful dream

Lift me out somehow

Scenes fly

Crack the sky

Create the second word

To save the ones I need

To take another turn

Denying only greed

Iv been alone for too long

Im not feeling so strong

Heres what I see

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PRINCE OF WHITE

 Wind has no disguise

Throws herself on winter

To her own demise

Broken forest blown

Fragment of a breeze

That’s forcing cold

I am the king who wished his world saw never an end

Shivering walls built up around me

Only pretend

But I am cold

Darkest

Prince of white

Alone

Winds of march return

A thaw to all the hopes once trapped in ice

Limbs from birth to sky

Given ground to try for better light

I am the king who wished his world saw never an end

(from birth to sky)

Shivering walls built up around me

Only pretend

But I am cold

Darkest

Prince of white

Alone

Give presence to green and lush and warmer days

Quit wondering why ill never change my ways

Your angels are lost on me

Your angels are lost on me

I am the king who wished his world saw never an end

Shivering walls built up around me

Only pretend

Strength is a lie that only wisdom can defend

(till we meet again)

I am the king who watched his world fall down again