Life is cast in light and shadows Some days, the darkness devours me whole Wraps around my mind, body and soul Dragging me down to the unknown Down, Down, Down… A bottomless pit, an endless void Smothering every sliver of light Shadows dissipate until darkness is all that exists My psyche clawing, demanding to find the lone ember The ember of light in this vault of nothing Kindling in the distance, embracing the faded flame The burn of a torch spearing through my cold frame A beacon, beckoning me Igniting the entity that illuminates inside Tugging me back to the ether An exhausting game of tug and war A lonely battle for a dark star - A. Stuebbe
What is our purpose? Where do we go from here?
This life we live is ours to take
People tell us what we should do, how we should think…
What’s the point?
Their meddling and unsolicited advice makes me want to drink
Craving the path that has not been traveled
Let them judge. Let them spew their biased opinions
The headache attached to them is not worth the hassle
Let us not follow the crowd
But to choose our own destiny and be proud.
Surges of crystal waves roll upon the shore
A wondrous sight that cannot be ignored
Life up here is quaint and peaceful
But appearances can be deceitful
Reeling me in like a magic trick
Only to pull me under lightning quick
Anchors tugging me down below
Darkness engulfing me nice and slow
Trapped undersea silently drowning
No one would hear if I tried shouting
Pain ricocheted from loss? Grief?
The bond severed; my trust stolen like a thief
These rugged scars placed on my heart
Retaliated by slowly tearing me apart
Accepting the end of motherly love
Willing the cold depths to take me, praying to God above
Darkness fades as the moon drops
Light shining through the mountaintops.
Silence settles in my soul
Beauty of the world making me feel whole.
The untouched powder glistening
The wind quietly whispering.
Crisp air brushing my skin
Breathing deeply as I take it all in.
Life keeps ticking as times burning
The World forever keeps turning.
This moment will come and go
A picturesque to bestow.
Closing my eyes briefly
My inner thoughts drifting freely.
Calmness washing over me
As I find peace in Tennessee.
Blades of green swaying gracefully
The wind fluting dreamy melodies
White plumes floating up high
Birds chirping sweet lullabies
Rays of yellow making everything vibrant
Emotions filling with excitement
Greedily inhaling the open air
The fresh earthy scent is everywhere
The landscape so lush and serene
Disbelief as to how much of the world is unseen
Laying back to soak up the beams of the sun
Wishing time would stop, this feeling has me undone
The doubts fester and surface with fear
Fear she lost herself
Desires shoved up on a tattered shelf
Struggling, lost in the abyss
No one to save her, she’s been dismissed
The tears are casted aside, ignored
She fears no one truly cares anymore
How did she get here?
She’s lost and who she is just disappeared
The love for her has waned
His passion seems restrained
She wants to feel worth it
Her body to be worshipped
To show the desire
Rekindle the love that burned like fire
But there are parts of her he hates
The hurt sinks her heart with grievous weights
They’re change has caught up with reality
Praying to find herself and heat their love to a new degree
Inky clouds veiled the night sky, filtering in
Rain pelting on my porcelain skin
Sounds of God’s bowling from up above
A beautiful ballad to be sung
Deafening roars tumbled around
Then silence ascended, hearing no sounds
Streaks of white flared the world alight
Crackling loud, a magical sight
Ceaseless drops chilled my bones
Restless thoughts invade of the unknown
Sorrow absorbing all the air
Loneliness? Despair? I almost can’t bare
Vortex of winds swirl about
Frightening visions unfold as I cry out
HEYY! Can you hear me? Is anyone there?
Everyday feels like an endless nightmare
Shadows cast around and leaves fall down
The breeze whirling them all around
Tall oak trees are scattered about
Resembling people all throughout
What’s the difference between the woods and the city?
Here in solitude, there are no eyes with pity
I shout and shout until my lungs strain for air
Hoping, wishing I might be heard somewhere
People ignore my desperate pleas
At least here in the woods, the echoes shout back at me