I’M SHY

“I’m Shy”

I’m Shy, Shy

You walked by me and said hi, Walked

Walked

Same man making me feel stalked, Grabbed

Grabbed

Threatened me you would stab, Clap

Clap,

I felt the sting of every slap, Change

Change,

Shakin’ my head, feeling deranged, Prayer

Prayer,

I seduced you in your own lair, Wait

Wait,

I lured you in with my own bait, Wink

Wink,

I took you to the very brink, Cries

Cries,

Who now determines who dies? Dead

Dead, 

I put your gun to your forehead, POW!

POW!,

Quarter inch hole above your left brow, Done,

Done,

Guess you know now who won, Still

Shy, Shy

Although not sure really why

Written on October 22, 2021

CAPTIVE

“Captive”

Dark

Night

Low 

Light

Burn

Bright

Straps

Tight

Full

Might

Must

Escape

From

This

Hell

Tonight

Heart

Races

Hound

Chases

Many 

Faces

Just 

One

Of 

Several

Cases

So

Weak

Future

Bleak

Damn 

Freak

Tossed

My

Body

In

A

Nearby

Creek

Cold

Eyes

Lids

Rise

Life 

Dies

After

Several

Tries

Written on October 20, 2021

HELL IS MY PLAYGROUND

“Hell is My Playground” 

Hell is My Playground

My Merry Go Round of fun

My see saw sees all I’ve sawed

I feel like I’m at a wicked carnival!

Accomplishing the horrible

I swing real high to see the sights

Bullies, Murderers, Thieves, oh my,

The ferris wheel gives me a better view

Of exactly what we’ve done to you

Carving, slicing, dicing, knifing

Wailing, screaming, begging, crying,

Oh, Hell is My Playground

And you’re stuck on my Merry Go Round

Yes, Hell is My Playground

Come get stuck on my Merry Go Round

Written on December 27, 2018

AN AMERICAN HERO

“An American Hero” 

Run, Run, Run,

Faster, Faster,

Carry that flag and run. 

Run, Run, Run, Faster, Faster!

Stripes bleed, stars blur, blue runs. 

Run, Run, Run! Faster! Faster!

     Towards that steep hill,

     Towards that raging sea,

     Towards that twisted metal and steel. 

Run! Run! Run!

Faster! Faster!

Towards the fallen,

Run, Run, Run! 

Carry that flag and gun!

Written on June 12, 2018

I WANT TO BE AN ALBATROSS

“I Want To Be An Albatross” 

I want to be an albatross and travel the land, 

Flying high, diving low,

Going across the waters,

Going as far as I can.

I want to be an albatross instead of a man.

I want to be an albatross and experience freedom,

Soaring here, sailing there,

Going where I wish,

Going as someone.

I want to be an albatross instead of a victim.

I want to be an albatross and make my own decisions,

Saying yes, replying no,

Going along if I desire

Going home as I envision.

I want to be an albatross instead of someone’s mission.

I want to be an albatross and sail more than the seven seas,

Shouting for joy, singing for praise,

Going through my thoughts

Going away from hypocrisy.

I want to be an albatross instead of their analyses.

I want to be an albatross and live life in good health,

Knowing right, knowing wrong,

Going forward from the closet,

Going upward on the shelf.

I want to be an albatross instead of being myself.

Written on October 13, 1993

RED

“Red” 

Deep and dark and 

Wise and bold.

Just from your look,

Stories are told.

You give the feelings of love and romance.

You have the look of sex in a dance.

You also create images so sinful.

Eyes and blood and all things dismal,

That’s what you are on the color wheel

Thoughts creeping out of the eyes

That shiver down the spine

Leaves you with only one ideal

Red is both love and evil.

Written on September 28, 2018

THE CYCLE OF EVIL

“The Cycle of Evil”

Death comes for me

And I welcome it

There is blood dripping

From my chest down to where I sit

A stake that penetrated

My cold, black heart

Ended my feast early 

In this evening’s dark

You stand over me

Not quite believing what you see

Yet your eyes do not deceive you

And your actions certainly saved you

You wonder what I am

And how I came to be

Just how many more of me

Are out there, you think

I start to laugh as I die

You feel no pain

But begin to cry

Your end is near

And you can sense it

For we are many

And now, you’re defenseless

Run! Run! While you can

That’s more fun than when you stand

So I get to have the last laugh, it appears

As your throat is ripped out from ear to ear.

Written on September 22, 2021

THE DEVIL

“The Devil”

It’s dark in here

Black as night

Cold

Damp

I beg for light

I try to move

The space is small

I just keep bumpin’

Into the walls

Hands grab at me

Pulling, pushing

Rubbing, twisting

“Help,” I cry,

Someone is listening

A door opens wide

I can make out a figure

Someone save me

It’s the Devil of the River

It approaches me

With mouth open wide

I feel I can

Get lost inside

Alive and scared,

He swallows my head

I’m lost, now, 

To the world of the undead

Written on September 21, 2021

JUST BREATHE

“Just Breathe”

Flat on the deck

With a hook in my mouth

Begging you to take it out

And to throw me back

What use am I,

Injured and small

Your size overwhelms me,

Frigid and tall

Flip and flop

You laugh and watch

I gasp for breath

An endless wait

You grab my tail

Hold me over the water

You wait too late

I roll upside down

And float belly-up on the water

Written on September 19, 2021

THIS HELL HOLE

“This Hell Hole” 

Into a deep, dark hole, I have fallen,

Surrounded by darkness on all sides.

A blackness near and far

Nothing, nowhere to hide.

I try to touch something.

Nothing there to touch.

I try to smell something.

Nothing there to smell.

I try to hear something.

Nothing there to hear.

“This is impossible,” I say.

“What in the hell is this?” I ask.

“Where in the hell am I?”

Still, no answer but a response of laughter

That echoes throughout this hell hole.

Written on October 18, 2018