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Poetry and Writings

LISTENING


LISTENING

SLEEPING THE

NUMBNESS AWAY

DREAMING

OF ALL THE THINGS

HERE ON OUR

MOTHER EARTH

LOOKING UP

TO THE SKY

WATCHING

A TINY RAINDROP

FORM

FALLING

DOWN FROM

THE HEAVENS

GAINING IN

SIZE AS

IT FALLS

GIANT WHEN IT

HITS THE OCEAN

TEARS FORM

FROM MY

BLUE GREY EYES

AS I SENSE

ITS ALL

FALLING

I WAKE UP

LOOK OUT MY

WINDOW

IN THE NIGHT

SKY IS VENUS

SHINING BRIGHTLY

AGAINST

THE BLANKET

OF DARK

INSIDE I AM

SCREAMING

WHY ARE

WE DESTROYING

OURSELVES

KNOWING

WHAT IS DONE

HAS BEEN

ATROCITIES

THAT CAN’T BE

UNDONE EASILY

FORCING

THE EMOTIONS

FROM DEEP

WITHIN

TO SURFACE

SADNESS

WASHES OVER

ME

WILL IT EVER

END

AND PEACE

BE GAINED

BEFORE

OUR EARTH

I LOVE SO MUCH

IS TURNED

LIKE US

ASHES TO ASHES

DUST TO DUST

RUSTED TRUST

LOST

FROM A SIMPLE

LITTLE OLE ME

TO THE

WORLD

IS IT TOO LATE

DOES

HATE NOW

RULE

AND WAR

ALL THERE

IS

DOES LOVE

GET TO COME

BACK

AROUND

OR WAS IT

A ILLUSION

LIKE ALL

THE WOLVES

IN HIDING

RUSHING OVER

I DRIFT

BACK OUT

INTO

THE WATER

FLOATING

OUT AWAY

SO FAR

FAR AWAY

LISTENING

TO THE SOUNDS

AROUND ME

AND WONDERING

SO WONDERING

BOUND

TO THE CRIES

AND TEARS

IN SORROW

THAT KEEPS

BRINGING

THIS HUMAN

TO HER KNEES

OVER THE

FACES

LONG GONE

AS WE

TRY TO

GO ON WITH

LIFE AND

NOT ALLOWED

NEVER THE

SAME

THERE ARE

NO RIGHTS

NO WRONGS

NO GOOD

NO EVIL

JUST

DEATH

WAITING

LINGERING

CALLING OUT

WHO IS NEXT

IT BREAKS

MY HEART

EACH AND EVERY

MOMENT

FOR I LOVE

THE EARTH

AND

HUMANITY

COEXIST

DOESN’T

SEEM TO

BE ABLE

TO WIN OUT

RIGHT NOW

HOW BAD

DOES IT HAVE

TO GET BEFORE

HUMANITY

IS NO MORE

IS THAT

WHAT IT TAKES

THERE IS

SO MUCH

BEAUTY

AND WONDERFUL

PARTS OF

US

AND SUCH

DARK AND

HORROR

CAN’T WE

FIND SOME

BALANCE

BEFORE

THE TRUMPETS BLOW

I NOW

TREASURE

EACH BREATH

I LIVE

WITH EVERYONE

AROUND ME

CHERISH

THE MOMENTS

THAT STILL

BRING A SMILE

YET IT

ALWAYS SEEMS

TO BE

ERASED

BY THINGS

SEEN IN THE

NEWS

DRIVING ME

INSANE

SO TO KEEP

SANE

I WASH IT AWAY

TRY NOT TO

LINGER ON IT

EVEN IF ITS

JUST EMPTY

HOPE

ITS ALL I HAVE

TO SAY

WE WILL

SOMEDAY

SURVIVE

AND

BE OK

WITH RESTORED

PEACE

UNIFIED

NOT DIVIDED

YET DON’T

THINK IT WILL

COME IN

MY LIFETIME

SADNESS

CARRIES

ON MY SOUL

A WEIGHT

THAT EVEN

IF I HAD WINGS

THEY

WOULD

SO BE SHAKING

TOO

LOVE COME

BACK AROUND

FIND AWAY

TO MY

HEART

TO SHED THIS

UPENDED

POINT OF VIEW

FOR A LITTLE

WHILE

SAFE AND

SOUND

IN THE ARMS

OF ANOTHER

GIVE ME

STRENGTH

TO HAVE

COURAGE

TO FACE

ALL MY

UNSEEN

HEARD

CRIES

FROM THE

HEAVENS

TO

MY ETERNAL

MOTHER’S

SCREAMS

SO AT LEAST

I DON’T

FEEL SO ALONE

AND

LOST IN

IT ALL.


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