Thursday, August 28, 2014

Simply Stories

I’d like to believe in fairy tales
But I’m not that naive
Fairy tales are simply stories
Something little girls like to believe
And if you look closely at them
Cinderella is only a maid
Being tortured by stepsisters
Abused by relatives, overworked and underpaid
Everyone’s favorite Snow White
Is the marvelous fluke
A glorified servant
Who marries a Duke!
The best one by far
Is the stone cold fish
Who by choosing her love, loses her voice
How’s that for a wish?
So why must we choose these
Over glamorous tales
I’d rather have something else
Even if that something else fails

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Unraveling

Now it has begun
The unraveling
The unmaking of time
When we call back
What was last said
Until the last thread
Is unwoven and re-spooled
The tapestry’s gone
Only a memory now
Strange but it seems
That I recall how it almost
Was impossibly larger than most
It wasn’t though
It couldn’t be
It was only
You and me

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Stars

Love requires what love hath lost
We must face the coming day
The goal is replacing the ultimate cost
Learning the pacing and way
Time to join the fray
Not wanting to give your heart
That’s not where excuses lay
I’ve given up on foolish starts
 Is it time to break into parts?
 I’ve barely begun to begin
They call my trollop or tart
I don’t intend the start to sin
But allow me this to plea
The stars are only for thee

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More Perfect Union

I can never be the better person
Remember that, love
When you are in your cups
In your grey hair
Hating me
As men grow to hate their wives
Time can’t stand
Something to last
Longer than it
Heaven forbade it
This more perfect union
A joining of souls
Better left asunder

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Everyday Things

That little joy and laughter
It helps to make it better
It’s the simple things
That help give love wings
Sharing in the break of day
Watching you quietly lay
The peaceful hum of the daily grind
Watching you as you unwind
Living life together is bliss
Without you I’d surely miss
The little everyday things
That make my heart sing

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Simply

Cozy up and Cuddle
Run your hands through my hair
Nothing more
Relaxing by the cackling fire
You with your whisky
My, my tea
Each of us our books
Noses buried
Simply being together
That’s enough
Sharing each other’s space
Our hearts

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bread Alone

The bread at the feast
Never gets the credit
Always there, warm and ready
Slightly soft, crusty on the outside
Ready to mop up the leftovers
No one ever sits down
For a meal of bread alone
Ripped open
Hot, steaming
Torn, it’s never the same
Shared, it’s always better
But it never
Stands
On its own

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