The Clock

TICK…

Another moment gone…

TICK…

Another moment in my life is over!
I can never regain

TICK…

That time.

So then would this time be…

TICK…

Wasted.

Can I not make each…

TICK…

Moment count?

Should I even try to make each…

TICK…

Moment last?

TICK…

Another moment lost!

The Candle

One small candle burns alone at night
Sitting waiting for more light
The burning stick of wax sits high
and it can see other light

But the stick is trapped,
It can not move.
So forever the candle burns alone.

Waiting for the day
It will finally burn itself out,
and be away from its high and lonely sill.

Slipping Away

I feel it slip
At times I know it’s trying to leave me

I feel it slip
At times I know it has already gone

I feel it slip
At times I wonder if I will miss it

I feel it slip
At times I wonder what will happen to me

I feel it slip
At times I think I will miss its passing

I feel it slip
At times I think what will I do without it

I feel it slip
At times I want to lock it up

I feel it slip
At times I want it to be safe

I feel it slip
I feel it slip
I feel it slip

No don’t leave, don’t take your love from me.

Silly, Foolish, Irrational

I love you

How silly is that, I know you are sitting there miles away from me.

I love you

I will never really know you, I know you are hidden away from me

I love you

I will never see you, I know you are more than you say you are

I love you

How foolish am I, I know you are nothing like you seem

I love you

I will have my fantasies of you; I know in my mind you are better than you are

I love you

I will have my memories of you; I know you are only kind to me because it is a game

I love you

How irrational is that, I know you tell me things you want me to hear to play to my ego

I love you

I will hold you near and dear to me; I know you are not of my ilk and you will only hurt me

I love you 

I will hold you close to me; I know you will never allow it, still it doesn’t change

How idiotic am I, I know you will cause me nothing but pain and sorrow, still it doesn’t matter

I love you
No matter how silly, foolish or irrational
I love you

Sea of Gold

When I look at you,
I see a smile that is as broad as the sea,

Not the winkles of your age.

When I look at you,
I see eyes that are as deep as the ocean,

Not the redness of time.

When I look at you,
I see skin that is as soft as a pool,

Not the stiffness of age.

When I look at you
I see a body that is as strong as the surf,

Not weak or tired.

When I look at you,

I see the person with whom I’ve spent my life
I would not change any moment of our time together,

Not even for a sea of gold.

Saying Goodbye

Here I am
laying in your bed.

Thinking of how many times you've done this.
Thinking of how many times I've done this.
Thinking of how many times we've done this.

You with your coy smile.
You with your boyish looks.
You with your endless eyes.

I knew what I was getting into when you said, "Hi."

How could I resist?
You offered me something I couldn't resist.

I'm careful not to wake you.

I remember how gentle you were.
I remember how kind you were.

I knew what I was getting into when you offered to take me home.

How could I resist?
You offered me something I couldn't resist.

I knew you only wanted one thing.
It was the same thing you always want.

Once you woke up you would want me to leave anyway.

I'm careful not to make any noise.

I wish you would want me to stay.
You don't.
I know.

You never want me to stay.
I always have to leave.

You always come up with a reason why we can't get together again.

I knew what I was getting into when you asked me to stay the night.

How could I resist?
You offered me something I couldn't resist.

I'm leaving before I remember how gentle you were,
how kind you were,
and how charming you were.

Charming you’re not
when you ask me to leave

I'm leaving before I think of a reason to stay.

I'm leaving before you wake.
Before you wake and come up with a reason for me to leave.

I'm leaving before I remember your coy smile,
your boyish looks,
and your endless eyes.

Your eyes do end.
They end when you look at me in the morning light

I hope you got what you wanted last night.

I know you gave me something I couldn't resist.

Reflection

I’m sitting here thinking

Thinking about you

Thinking about the short amount of time we’ve spent together
time that I’ve enjoyed

Thinking about your smile
your beautiful smile

Thinking about your eyes
your stellar eyes

Thinking about your lips
Your gorgeous lips

Thinking about the little things you’ve done
little things that mean so much to me.

Thinking about the moments we’ve shared
moments that have seemed like hours but have only been minutes

Thinking of how I look forward to seeing you
Thinking of how I look forward to talking with you
Thinking of how I look forward to getting to know you

In general, I’m just sitting here thinking about you.