Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Tin Man

Crows circle above
As I trade the tin man ,for whisky and a light.
An Eastwood film , I ride through the night.

The men are dead here
Eyes have no form
Hearts- Gone.

I never belonged in such a place.
A canvas painted amongst such storms.
I wrote Broadway
Couldn’t perform
Puppets on strings
I hate Pinocchio.

Tell me where to ride too
Where the land isn’t quite so cold
Tell me where to fly too
Where the truth is told.

Tell me.

As I search beyond this lantern
Filled with sand.
Falling through your mad hands.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Letter To Grace

Patchwork blankets coat smiles
Tell me about dreams and pink daisies
In a world of black hurricanes and rainbows.

I will sing her a lullaby something about  a  pretty good year

As optimism stings the night air
We suffer alone – Marching with angels clamoring for joy
“We can make it ,”  she says

So I grab her hand and my prayers

Darlin here we go again
Ill build you secret windows and capes if I can.

Can you feel me from inside reaching –

The line is wearing thin
But the storm rides on
You bear my strength in arms
Frustrated by the cold

Eyelashes and freckles
Under layers of flavored ice cream
"If angels can -we can"
She whispers , as we fall asleep.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bedtime Story

She’s just a tornado with skinned knees
And a pink dress

She has some sort of ship
And a direct line to God
Lines static
She can tell a good story
But the commander is tired and the rain sometimes , it sometimes never stops falling.
She will tell you about the boys and how they are cowards with swords
And maybe just maybe she’ll tell you that the ocean is a grave yard full of their bones..

There’s a girl with those unusual lips and dark brown eyes, and they all say she is beautiful
But she won’t believe you , because those boys.. those boys..

She has a sailor she calls home,
She has grace to keep her calm,
And she fights, yes.

But if there was a lesson to be learned
It’s in the stories she writes

But we are soldiers hand made by Kings
Is there anyone listening… the line is static…