PromisesBy now we should have written a song
And sang it in the rain.
By now we should have crossed the world,
And twice around again.
By now we should have made new plans
To finish our last dance.
By now we should have caught a wave
To gamble our last chance.
By now we should have walked the beach
A million steps we'd take.
By now we should have fed the world
A billion things we'd bake.
By now you promised me we'd see
The sun, the stars and moon.
By now we could have sailed across
The sky in one balloon.
And yet you still tell me this day
More things we should have done.
Of all you've promised me thus far
Fulfilled you have not one.
Handsome PerfectionHis body glistened in the sunlight.
As he stares at the roaring blue.
What he's thinking I can not fathom.
The universe reflected through his eyes.
Still he looks upon the ocean.
Not a blink has crossed his eyes.
How deep in thought I do not know.
A world all of his own.
The water hops off of his skin.
The sun rays dance around him.
Buried deep in sand his feet,
And speckles upon his body.
Through my eyes he's handsome perfection,
No better a man can be.
I love him so, and this he knows
Forever mine he'll be.
Flower ChildSafe she cuddles inside the only world she knows.
Carassing the soft satin that encloses around her.
This is all she experiences and all she wishes to experience.
She is a flower child, inside and out.
Gentle breezes rock her in her slumber.
The warm sun beams through with light.
Small drops of dew in the morning dance around her.
She stretches herself to the sky.
Quiet is her every surrounding.
Not a care or hurt crosses her mind.
She lives in peace, tucked far away.
Hidden from a world she's never known.
But there comes a day where everything changes.
A sudden moment and everything drifts away.
The shell gets cracked and out she falls.
Into a place she could never imagine.
No longer safe inside her skin of satin.
She experiences a world so different from her own.
The sun shines brighter, the rain drops bigger.
The wind quickly carries her away.
She lands on earth she's never encountered.
A strange new sight she's never seen.
She stretches again and looks to heaven.
She'll Never KnowHer name, Ever Silent.
My voice hushed,
She'll never know.
Her chestnut Hair blowing in the wind.
At the drive by. On the highway.
With the top off.
She turns the wheel.
My heart skips a beat.
A slight brush, a sudden rush.
And she'll never know.
I want to believe there's something more in her smile.
Something more in her voice.
Telling me yes.
Telling me to make my move.
But I won't. I can't.
And she'll never know.
The Prodigal SonChildren speak of tragedy
Transgression the whole world over.
Gossip cries and lullabies
And suffering white clover.
A shrieking cut of jealousy
That makes the whole room still.
A piercing silence all around
Not even you could fill.
Oh Lord my God I suffer here
So quietly disclosed.
I took and listened carefully
Of crimes left unexposed.
I begged for mercy over again
For undeserving grace.
My sins, my sorrow seeping out
Left true from my disgrace.
The prodigal son she is but lost
Her home still turned away.
Lull on the road she wonders through
Won't let her guilt display