Sunday, December 13, 2009

Little Me

The events of the world seem to be
Much larger than one little me

No one later will recall
The history of one so small

It will not matter to everyone
All the things that I have done

The mark that I will leave behind
Small chances when I could be kind

Grand gestures will not come from me
But I’ll use my opportunity

A penny here, a kind word there
Things I do because I care

Most will never know my name
And yet I’ll exist just the same

I won’t go down in history
For simply being little me

Yet I would give the world to you
If you merely asked me to

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes, rest your head
Give your worries to me
I’ll be here while you sleep
So there’s nothing to fear

Close your eyes, rest your head
You have dreams that await
I’ll be here while you dream
Keeping nightmares at bay

Close your eyes, rest your head
It’s time now to rest
I’ll be here watching you
While the world melts away

Close your eyes, rest your head
Dream of what you will be
I’ll be here while you fly
Into magic and peace

Close your eyes, rest your head
Know the world waits for you
I’ll be here when you wake
And we’ll start a new day

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Witches' Ball

Oh, tell me did you hear the call
It’s coming soon, the Witches’ Ball
Held on the final day of fall
Please do come, each one and all

Minerva sits all full of sighs
And looks into the darkened skies
Tears seem to linger in her eyes
This time of year she does despise

Each year she goes all nicely dressed
Her favorite gown all neatly pressed
Trying hard to look her best
And catch the eye of a certain guest

He’ll never notice her, she thinks
Did someone cast on her a jinx
So that he always thinks she stinks
And never sees her sidelong winks

Her friend Gertrude makes a potion
And mixes it into a lotion
If she applies it with devotion
She promises she’ll inspire emotion

In it she’s thrown in eye of newt
Along with rinds of rotten fruit
She swears that it will help her suit
No more will he turn up his snoot

Minerva tries it on her face
The wart on her nose it does erase
Suddenly she smiles with grace
With the hairy mole now out of place

And so the night comes for the dance
Minerva hopes to have her chance
At the witches’ version of romance
When to the dance she sees him prance

A warlock handsomer there couldn’t be
Her heart crashes like a fallen tree
When he goes on bended knee
And asks her “Will you dance with me?”

How rapidly her heart it goes
As she almost trips over her own toes
He gives to her a wilted rose
From a dead bouquet he chose

She smiles at him and bats her lashes
Her crooked teeth at him she flashes
Across the floor with her he dashes
Whirling through the witches’ sashes

Too soon for all, the dance is done
No one wants to end the fun
Minerva’s not the only one
She blushes when he calls her Hon

We shouldn’t wait until next year
Will you see me again, my dear
To lose your company I fear
Would cause me to shed more than a tear

Her heart filled up with sweet delight
Her happiness was quite a sight
She’d never thought she ever might
Find romance on this magic night

Soon their hearts were overflowing
Everyone smiled at them with knowing
Their happiness was always showing
Together they were always going

Minerva felt her heart would burst
When they were wedded on the First
The day was perfect, nothing cursed
They stayed together through better and worst

So give something a chance sometime
You will find it’s not a crime
To be ready when the time is prime
Things can turn out quite sublime

Sunday, October 18, 2009


You blow through like a phantom
Almost invisible
But I am here to see you
You cannot hide from me

I have seen the beauty
You keep to yourself
It shines through like a beacon
With almost ghostly light

I also see your scars
Traces of your past
They don’t bother me
The specters of past hurts

I can’t see any reason
For you to hide yourself
We all have our secrets
Apparitions through our lives

I long to embrace you
And feel you in my arms
Still you remain ethereal
Withholding all your charms

So all I see are mist and smoke
And stand all by myself
With the ghost of never was
To haunt my days and dreams

Sunday, October 11, 2009


You think that I’m the sunshine
But that really isn’t true
The light you think comes from me
Really comes from you

You offered up your warmth
And lent to me your spark
You chased away the shadows
That kept me in the dark

You painted quite a picture
Held up so I could see
I saw another image
That others saw as me

I never was the darkness
There just were gradients
I only needed time to shine
And show my radiance

Never forget you lent me
The light to start it all
Without you I’d have never known
The light within to call

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ballad of the Blossom

You planted a seed to watch it grow.
Your intentions were good, but you reap what you sow.
You remembered the water, but forgot the sun,
But nightshade grows when the day is done.

You thought you’d grow a bonsai tree,
But planted it where it could grow wild and free.
The creeping vines grew across the ground,
Discipline for the plant could not be found.

You threw up your hands and walked away,
Because with that plant, you don’t hold sway.
Yet with the start of your neglect,
That plant began to stand erect.

Those vines began to rise and twine
And grew into something quite divine.
That stubborn bud that would not grow
When you were gone it seemed to know.

You came back and were surprised
To find this rare unequalled prize.
Your fragile, stubborn, little shoot
Is now beginning strange new fruit.

Will you eat it, do you dare,
Try to taste this strange new pear?
It might be poison, it might be sweet.
Only a fool might dare to eat.

But of course you could not resist.
That fruit your lips so sweetly kissed.
Now you finally know the course
Of those who try to grow by force.

You took a bite and bit the dust,
Then you learned the price of lust.
Your body on the ground now lies.
Your plant you will now fertilize.

Did you never guess your stubborn bloom
Would one day come to seal your doom?
Sometimes it’s the pretty thing
That will leave the deepest sting.

You learned too late
But such is fate.
The plant lives on
While you are gone.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Minute To Miss You

I wish we had another minute
What I’d give for one more hour
Our time together was sweet
But it ended much too fast

I sit above your lovely bones
And stare at your epitaph
But I know you aren’t really here
Your spirit left behind this ash

An empty stone can hold your name
But it doesn’t hold your heart
Your soul soared to a better place
And left me here to mourn your loss

We used to be so comfortable
Sitting where we could just be
I never had to say a word
You knew what was inside of me

Now I wonder if I should have said
Things that echoed in my heart
Did you know the things that I felt
And the home you made for me

Sometimes I hear you in the wind
Or see your smile form in a cloud
But I wish I felt your presence here
Instead of an aching wound

I know the place to keep you
Is deep inside my heart
Where you first carved in your name
And left an eternal mark

Sometimes it’s easy to forget
To seek you where it matters most
For we will always be a pair
Even though we’re now apart

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Sort Of Fairy Tale

Once upon a happy beginning
You met a prince who was quite winning
He slayed your dragons and won your hand
You thought your life would be so grand

You hoped your prince would bring a rose
And to your heart he would propose
That he’d try to sweep you off your feet
And your married life would be so sweet

He placed you in an ivory tower
So everyone could admire his power
Your glass slippers sat upon the shelf
Seen by no one but yourself

His time for you he could not spare
About your heart he didn’t care
He rode off on his trusty steed
And forgot that you had any need

You gazed into your looking glass
Sad over how your life would pass
Too late you came to realize
He’d become a beast whom you despise

Princess, he was always just a frog
You couldn’t see it through the fog
It was clear to us right from the start
That he’d go and break your heart

But for you it’s not the end
Your broken heart will surely mend
Forget these tears that you’ve been spending
Go out and make your happy ending

Don’t be afraid to try again
This time a prince your heart will win
He’ll bring to you true love and laughter
And your happily ever after

So no more wishing and no more sighs
It’s time for you to dry your eyes
Your tales not finished, it’s just begun
It’s just this chapter which now is done