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Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Swallowing her whole,
she can’t escape the barrage
hurtful words pierce through
but there’s no visible bruise;
if she could only forget

Copyright by NewLife2008

Monday, November 7, 2016

Transitory Stay

How I would love to gather my thoughts
But they’re leaves in the blowing wind
Around and around they go
Until the wind dies down
On the ground they stay
As they decay
One by one
They die

Copyright by NewLife2008

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Recollections of Regret

The stained whispers left me empty;
your words never fulfilled.
Like dusty memories on the floor;
each one swept out with time
but unfortunately, never forgotten.

If moments could always be chromatic,
but only rainbows readily comply;
if life were of such embellishments
then disappointments would be figments
but regrettably, they are all too real.

Life like time must march on
though the moments never fade;
lying in our pillowed subconscious
in futile attempts we try to forget;
forever etched in recollections of regret.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Monday, March 28, 2016


My vision isn’t what it seems
I try to focus but it’s a fight;
the light in my eyes have grown dim
now everything for me is a strain,
what I was sure of now no longer remains.

I don’t see it getting better
no matter what I try to do;
these problems won’t go away
since my world is blurry everyday
and these specs I wear are just for show.

I wish for how things used to be;
when my vision was clear and bright.
Things weren’t as bad back then;
wrong was wrong and right was right
and we knew exactly what to expect.

Soon everything will become dark
I know my future isn’t very bright;
what I see in my mind’s eye won’t matter
though I know this darkness isn’t forever;
it has to get worse before it gets better.

Copyright by NewLife2008


My cup of life
is filled with bitterness;
but I spit it out,
so I digress...

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

My Torment

full metal jacket
nineteen and far from home
napalm, Agent Orange
LSD and always stoned
it never leaves me alone

Copyright by NewLife2008


alone with my rose
pedal by pedal she falls
her heart turned to stone
our love has turned into thorns
and bitter hostilities

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Fields of grain blanket the countryside
unabashed as they dance to the breeze;
catching the attention of everyone’s eye
reveling in the merriment they bring.

White tuffs that float away in the breeze
across the fields of a lazy summer’s day;
dreams and wishes stem from tiny hands
into the heavens they eagerly bequeath.

The benevolent sun gracefully acquiesced
we thankfully reply with strong backs
as we bow low cultivating with great pains
praying that the land will kindly repay.

As velvet colored skies pierce the horizon
a distant cry beckons them to the back door
they know exactly what mother’s calling for
little feet kick up dust, eager to comply.

The vestiges of the day no longer remain
as the sun closes her eyes and goes to sleep
the night lights of heaven brightly flicker;
only here in the heartland is where they reside.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


myopic perhaps
but not by happenstance
one day is just came
never again to leave
my heart filled with fear
I can’t change the way I feel
so I must surrender
and there it remains.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Thursday, February 18, 2016


As night falls, shadows climb into the light;
the midnight sun giving them a new life.
Pedestrians completely unaware
as the shadows stop and stare
before they inconspicuously disappear.

The air tastes the sweet and salty sounds
of conversations that fall to the ground;
in between the cracks and lines of asphalt,
trampled nightly by a rhythmic assault;
where they started ends up being worlds apart.

Urbanites can’t help be drawn to its sparkle;
wealthy to the destitute the city isn’t impartial.
Determined to reach out for what they’re after
whatever the color, to them it doesn’t matter;
it ends up being their mistress or their master.

A city never sleeps but does take a brief respite
as night dwellers disappear well before the sunlight;
in the depths of the concrete streets the city exhales,
the sound of heels from a different breed takes flight
encapsulating the many different faces of city life.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


twilight crystals 
in blankets of ice
the damp makes me cold
in the white stare of moonlight
exposing my dreams
but they go untold
falling in between the sheets

Copyright by NewLife2008

Monday, February 15, 2016

Solitary Union

Faced with a truth she has to bear
it's the pain of knowing
about a love she thought was growing
realizing all along she was wrong

A love that he thought was sure
comes crashing down at his feet
her animosity just runs too deep
his efforts in vain she can no longer care.

Their happiness lived in fairy tales
outside far from their reality
now seeking shelter from their fears
of a love that never came to be.

A convenience is what this life is
civil and cordial and nothing more
their love more of a cerebral matter
in the end to them that’s all this life is for.

When all alone they both reminisce
to the happiness of their wedding day
and how they held each other so dear;
wondering where their love went amiss.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Friday, February 5, 2016

Quay of Wonder

Stevie the prince wondered,
would she be rescued up on high
from her Castle In The Sky?
For the prince it seemed to be a pity
being caught up Living for the City
but it was a clever barricade
by Sir Duke that kept him delayed.
This had him now in heavy traffic
and though it was Hotter than July
nothing was going to keep the prince down
knowing he was aiming for Higher Ground.
He thought; For Once In My Life
That Girl is going to be my wife.
Meanwhile the princess still waiting
beginning to worry even more thinking
to herself, “I thought I was his Cherie Amour?”
The prince was still making his way
Overjoyed he was getting ever closer;
to him she was no Part Time Lover
in fact “I Was Made To Love Her”
he said, and “her love is what drives me.”
Finally the prince is at his destination
he saw her in her castle way up high
and said out loud “Isn’t She Lovely.”
“Now princess” he said; “don’t be
Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
this castle is none Too High for me.”
“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
I’ll be up their as soon as you throw
Your Ribbon In the Sky to me and I’ll
pull myself up and bring you down.”
On the ground the princess sobbed with joy;
the prince then asks the princess for her hand and
she replied “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, (I’m Yours).”
On their wedding day they exchanged vows
both without hesitation said Do I Do.
Now married for years the prince calls
from his job to let her know she’s still loved
singing “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

Copyright by NewLife2008

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What You Need

Paper thin but it catches you by surprise
when you feel the pain and suddenly realize
your bleeding and it won’t stop
that’s what a broken heart is
and your emotions are out of control
the hurt is so deep you can’t be consoled

Just let it bleed
let it bleed
that’s what you need
just let out the pain
let it fall like the rain
Let it fall

When all of your tears have dried
pick yourself up from the inside
cause the pain won’t suddenly stop
and you’ve got to keep moving on
let go of the weight, leave it behind
and put this into the corners of you mind

Just go on
yeah go on
that’s what you need
you’ve got to be strong
stand up tall and believe
just believe

On your own that’s all you need
now you’ve got happiness that’s the key
and nobody’s going to bring you down
you won’t make that mistake again
and if you decide to let someone in

It’s going to be what you need
just what you need
a one way street a love don’t make
from now on it’s give and take
it’s give and take

it’s what you need
that's what you need
what you need…

Copyright by NewLife2008

North Wails

Flooded fluorescent mustard colored walls
surround me and assault my vision daily;
dreams of sunny open spaces always call
memories of happiness I recall are hazy.

Maybe it's the stench of this carpet that stings
to the point of erasing all I recall with fondness;
musky to the point that it drowns all my dreams
encompassing me with all that is darkness.

For half of my day I think I'm in an asylum;
the madness that exists is beyond comprehension,
I try to impose my will but I feel like I'm on an island
and I can't escape because I'm in another dimension.

On a daily basis I serve my time like a prisoner
paying my debt to society trying to be a survivor;
the warden here is oppressive and just sinister
to his methods of punishment I'm not a subscriber.

So I spend my time trying to stay as busy as possible;
at times I get a reprieve by looking out of my window
seeing the snow fall makes my agony almost inaudible;
silently it disappears and I wish I could let this all go.

I hear the outside world and I long to get my time done;
it beckons me as I see glimpses through my peripheral vision
trying to  keep my sanity intact and not come undone;
it’s pull is so strong to the point I hate my situation.

Finally, the audible alarm of my phone signals my freedom,
I unshackle the weight of this daily responsibility
and follow the path home to the one who is my beacon;
greeted by the light that is my love who makes it real to me.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Seemingly out of the unknown
where no one could even hear
is where you’re held most dear
and where billions have grown

Multiplying with every passing second
a vast information highway so minute
computes information seemingly out of air
wrapped in the DNA that two people share

Coiled information with nothing amiss
its genetic code causing shape to appear
something so perfect it’s hard to dismiss
and something that we’ll hold so dear

Sadly most precious things are taken for granted
as they aren’t even given a second thought
full of regret their freedom has been supplanted
by a life that was nothing more than an afterthought

Abusing this life we’re given and don’t think twice
what was precious in the beginning made you come undone
turn around and abuse others so what if it’s a life
killing others and killing ourselves what have we become?

Something that came out so pure and innocent
has grown into a human being cold and corrupt
thinks so little of others becoming so arrogant
made from love but don’t know where love went

Raise each other up while pushing each other down
push and pull, back and forth and can’t find a way
with every breath we take it seems the more we drown
doomed to fail we can’t break away from what we are in our DNA

Copyright by NewLife2008

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Love

I see the veins in your hands
blue in color, soft like a whisper
as I hold your hands in mine;
your cuticles I feel in my grasp
and the warmth makes me whole

I see the freckles that light your face
as I look into your eyes I smile;
turning into the wrinkles of happiness
finding love within this special place
encompassed within the space of our souls

Spinning around my mind is a scent of your potion
it moves all inside me and gives my life motion
I’ve got it together but when I’m with you
I come undone and you make me feel childlike
I see our future in your eyes and I’m satisfied

Nothing feels better than you next to me
the rain is wetter and the sun’s rays brighter
the cold is like sadness the heat is like madness
these feelings I hold so much fuller life can be
since I know I’ll always have you around.

You’ve touched me like some unknown miracle
I can’t express what you’ve helped me become
a feeling unsaid but you can feel my emotions
it’s something we both feel no need to explain
love coursing through our veins as we are one.

Copyright by NewLife2008

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wasted Intentions

Postcards on the edge of intentions
sitting on my night stand ready to send,
written words on pressed cardboard
their envelopes waiting to be sealed;
time goes by and so does another year
I’ve ignored their pleas as they just sit there.

Copyright by NewLife2008


The blurred lines hard to define just an inch away
crossing over to where there is no taking back,
snow blind my vision has become and I'm lost;
this new year in just a number with the same old stuff.

Copyright by NewLife2008