Archive for July, 2013


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I never put down stakes anywhere
my roots never had time to grow

even when they were buried for long
they had somewhere else to go

never was part of anything before
never laid claim to any scene

no photos of my smiling face anywhere
no signature on any event to be seen

no place called home in 4 decades
a nomadic father on a paranoid run

always wishing for what others had
staying alive for only my son

Most of my past is so easy to forget
I’m only a great liar to myself
I gave what I could to the only one deserving
the rest I kept on my own rotting shelf

will he ever know what I gave him
only in time will I really know
until he brings his spirit back to me
for Now I’ll have to let it go

but thanks to you
I’m living in the present

I seem to have solid ground under me now
for the first time ever in my life
I’ve never known this kind of pride before
though the last few years have edges like knives

I now think I know what “home” means
at least when I say it, it feels true
it means what it’s supposed to now
for under it’s roof is you…..

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The Defenders

there are moments
moments among layers

from my deepest emotion
to my most vocal thoughts

There are concerns
worries among love

from my haunted closet
to hair drying out

and you’re where I turn
so I don’t burn
You’re the only one I’ve known
only place to go

There are pains
symbolic or bleeding

you have the courage
to repair my lack of breeding

there are nightmares
I roll in my sleep

only you’ve had the guts to fight them
surface level or buried deep

and you’re where I run
if there’s evil at the door
or if I’m haunted by my own bones
something or nothing more

I can protect
the one who guards my wounded heart
I have no fear of fighting
any who mistreated you from the start

Woe be to those
who tread on your shimmering soul
for I’m to defend it
anywhere it goes

for you protect me
yeah, you protect me…..