Monday, February 27, 2012

The Birds in Winter

The birds in winter
as they fly and softly sing
    (over the snow)
remind me of spring.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Old Coat

I still have the coat that you gave me
years ago, when we were very young
and everything we were going to be
was something that had yet to be done.

It's a bit worn, the fashion is old
but I wear it when a hard wind blows.
It keeps me warm when winter is cold
but that's why you gave it, I suppose.

I've other coats, some plain, some fancy
and this old coat's had a good long run.
But none seem to fit me as easy
so I just keep on wearing this one.

I'll wear it until my story's told
and when I've gone on to my repose
then it will be put away or sold
just another part of my old clothes.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Driving Out To You

As the sun goes down tonight
in the last of this day’s light
know that I’ll be thinking, dear, of you.
When work is done today
then I’ll be on my way
to spend this night, my dear, with you.

I wish I weren’t so far
or had a faster car
I’d have more time to spend, my dear, with you.
But now I’m wasting time
by writing down this rhyme
when I should be driving home to you.

So when this day is done
and you see the setting sun
know that I’m driving out to you.
And when I’m finally there
you’ll see how much I care
and know that always I love you.

I know that there will be
a day for you and me
where I will be always holding you.
But ‘til that day is here
know that I love you dear
and that I’m always thinking of you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All That Remains

It's gone, I said.
Whatever was there is dead.
All that remains is a ghost
living in my head.

Every once in a while
it bangs and bumps and rattles it's cage.
Every once in a while
 I talk with it
  and tell it it's dead
   and living only in my head.

And sometimes it can't see
that it's dead and it's gone
to everyone but me.
And it rises and runs
and tries to sit in the driver's seat
but it can't find the keys.

It's gone, it's done, it's a ghost
living only in me.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

108 When the sun goes down tonight

When the sun goes down tonight
And the day turns into cold dark night
That’s when I know everything will be alright
When you’re holding me in your arms tonight
That’s when I know that things will be alright.

You know it’s been a real hard day
You know I almost lost my way
But if you’d just hold on and let me stay
Then I think that I could find my way
If you’d just hold on and let me stay.

I thought our time was over and done
That it passed away like the setting sun
But I’ve realized now you’re the only one
That can hold me past the setting sun
And I know now you’re the only one.