It is all new
this town of old..
as the simple beauty began to unfold
Seeing it with new eyes
It all came alive..
It’s vibrant, it’s real
awakens my soul..
enjoying watching people living their lives
laughing and chatting or
lost in their thoughts –
moments that matter
all at a cost..
Even those less fortunate-
the ones that reside outside-
show a sense of belonging,
adding beauty to the nitty gritty of the hard life they hold,
but never told..
These magnificent old buildings – the secrets they house – so many lives passed through their doors with the many stories hidden inside
They groan and moan, as if they are waiting to share with us, the lives unknown..
The past brings me present
I am reminded once more
That home is always home
no matter how I’ve grown
and old becomes new as it filters through you..
Thoughts and memories of days long gone..
nerves and excitement fill the air
while some walk around to shy too share
others are living, walking vibrant stories
waiting to unfold with friends of old..
Father Time we can’t rewind — yet the past is vibrant in their minds..
we see it dancing in their eyes – the joy spills over and for a time
past and present intertwine..
It’s good, it’s right
their hearts delight and they let themselves get lost to the magic of the night..
And the days of old become moments of gold..
The darkness returns
cocooning me in its’ web of warmth and loneliness..
bringing you back
and all we knew
All we know of our highs and lows..
we’ve been kissed by the rain as it washed away our pain
We endured the fire as it branded our hearts..
our love would have never been erased..
my arms hold on to the empty space
so hard to hold on to what’s gone
Harder to let it go..
I am yesterday
It is tomorrow..
Closing my eyes
I’ll feel it one more time
as I welcome in the dawn..
snapshots of my heart..
a growing collage of us created from the start..
we grew like a pixel – multiplying over and over until the image of our love covered us whole..
Reel by reel
You play me..
unaware how you slay me..
3D explosions in my heart right from the start..
Can’t escape the moonlight of your eyes
Your reflection is everywhere
You burn bright within
I’ll give in
I’ll step out of the darkness and let you light the way..
we may be amateurs at this
but the impression you left on my heart snapshot me back to life
we have created quite a collection of where we’ve been and what’s to be..
I’m so glad to be part of this story..
You take no fool
Yet somehow you rule..
You bring me to my knees..
so stealth with a wealth of harm in your outstretched arm..
ever so quietly
you unleash your wrath of rage devouring me up
until I can no longer rattle free this cage..
Blanketed by a stranger that has taken over my insides
as if you own me..
I won’t stay down
I’m up again
the battle is on
I won’t give in to the bile running through my skin..
You can touch me but you’ll never take my soul, my heart or my thoughts..
I’ll fight and fight
I won’t finish till I win it..
For I belong
Hope lives on
can be deadly and all consuming
The power we give to thoughts..
The ones that rule our mind
The ones we ought to naught..
and all we leave behind..
With all its’ lost time..
It is not always as it seems..
The longer you dwell on what you can’t foretell
The hotter the burn from your own hell
crushed beneath it all
if you keep pushing
the harder you will fall..
set loose those thoughts that threaten to own you
Wearing you out
until you don’t know you..
You are more than the sum of your thoughts..
You take from me
Keep shaking me
raking me through the coals
I mope –
we reap what we sow..
It don’t matter to the world
It will keep spinning
Time will keep winning
No matter that you’ve changed
I may be delicate & sweet in all that you see..
But don’t misconstrue what you think you know
I will shine again
I will find my sun
I will find my feet and learn to run..