Don't Wake the SleeperShh
Don't wake the sleeper.Let me pretendI'm dreaming,Let meForgetI'mBreathing
Let's rattle the cageAnd let's run through the fieldsOf endless daysAnd dawnsAnd dusksAnd justFeel.Quiet.Don't disturb the dreamer.Let me remainSoft and thoughtless,AwakeButNotAware.Let's light all the candlesAnd turn off the lampsAnd let's burnAnd cry outAnd moveAnd settleAnd justFall.Silence.Don't kill the memories.My memories,Our memories.ThatAren'tEvenYours
Let the chips fallAnd let's be part of it allAnd let's laughAnd screamAnd relaxAnd playAnd justLove.Hush.Let blow the wind,And let's commit a sin,And let's forgetAnd rememberAnd breatheAnd justBe.Shush.Don't wake the sleeper.Let me pretend,I'm feeling,Let meBelieveJust once,For now,ThatI'mLiving.
Lying to MyselfYet again,It's 3 am,And I just want to watch you sleep;Does that make me a freak?Yet again,It's 4 am,And I just want to close my eyes;But I can't; it's no surprise.And yet again,I'm my best friend.Because I just want to feel you near,But painfully aware that you're not here.So yet again,It's 5 am.Time passes, shifts,And I can barely seem to drift.I'm here again,That question: When?But I know that it can only takeSo long before I start to break.That time again,That ever-end,To the things I most desire-That thing that just requiresTwo ingredients,Two simple pieces.You,And me.And, add a dash of darkness,With you,And me,Uncork the electricity,And I have nothing butA dream of mine,One where you'll belong to me, in time.So yet again,At 6 am,I rise to start my day-Where it never goes away.Just sleeps.Sleeps.Sleeps.Dreams.Soft and silent.Pensive, violent.But yet again,It's 11 pm,And I lay here, knowing,That my insecurity is showing.Another dusk,
HazelIt was the softest gaze that caught me.The slightest passing glance.Those eyes that sought the truth, found me,And trapped me in their trance.I was falling, far and fast.Wounded, from dark charms.But, with one look, you reached out,And held me steady in your arms.They hold wisdom beyond words,A spark they can't disguise.Hazel rainbows tease me,By showing off the prize.Their dark side doesn't scare me.You sense I have the same.Reflected in your eyes, I'm clear,And calm when I speak your name.Serene is their demeanor,In warmth, they bathe your soul.There's a fire in those hazel orbsThat's fueled by something more than coal.Finite is the world around me,When nothing else compares,To the soaring joy I feel around you,And inside your softest stare.
Rape of the LandscapeCold.Cold, cold as ice.Cold as the sky and earth areOLD, ancient darkness of day.The unequivocal stench of rot and decay.Old as the break of an underworld's dawn,And of the setting of a deadSUN breeds nothing, all set in ice.Quiet little sacrifice.Quaint and cozy, bedded downStillness and silence allSURROUNDED by nothing, all friends stowed away.Emaciated statues pray.For the opening of acknowledgment,The dead seem toSAY nothing poor of the deadOr the craziness in my head.Not a word to be said.Not a word to be said.
If OnlyMaybe you'll just never know,Exactly how far I'm willing to go.Scaling cliffs of impossible height,Just to be able to kiss you goodnight.I'd walk the distance, I'd travel the land,If only you'd let me take hold of your hand.I'd sail out across every ocean and sea,Out where survival has no guarantee,If only to feel you there, next to me-If only I thought I could make you happy.I'd break every boundary and cross every line,Even though I know that you'll never be mine.I'd take the low road, beat a new path,If only to see you smile and to hear you laugh.I'd climb every mountain and soar into the blue,Look into the darkness and then plunge right through.You know I'll do anything you ask me to,Not for if-onlys, but because I love you.