The SmelterThe furnace burns hotBehind cold and pale walls.Illumination, though, is black.For, rather than draw,The light affronts.Distance is an enemy,The requisite evil.With- bridges burn time rots blossoms wilt and severs separateWithout- claustrophobia closes depth shallows appreciation's choked spontaneity strippedWarmth can be inviting,Yet these flames consume.To most, they overwhelm,But only the purest goldSurvives the smelting.
Piece for PeaceMy heart aches today The pain won't go awayStill I wait for you And those words I long to hear you sayIt can't come soon enough When I'll see you againI long for you And your sweet embrace, my friendEvery hour of every day You're all that's on my mind(And) unless I'm with you, baby, No peace do I findHere again I find myself With you stuck on my mindWaiting to be with you, babe, And tryin' to stay in lineMy heart aches again This pain is here to stayThere's only one cure: For you to come steal me awayI've waited so damn long Just to hear you sayDeep down from your heart That you feel the sameIf that day comes, you say to me It's absolutely trueMy heart will feel such ecstasy, I don't know what I'll do BecauseEvery hour of every day You're all that's on my mindIt's amazing what serenity And peace that I'll findOnce again I'll find myself
Dilexit Aeternum-For Betsy-For when you feel Alone and hurt,The burden of life Is at its worst,And everything Has got you downJust lay yourself Upon the groundLook to the sky And think of meYou'll find you're loved Eternally
SheSweet as a rose But not without thorn.At times, ice cold But usually warm.Strong of will, Beautifully kept,Sharp of wit And intellect.Inspired, creative, Caring and more.Honest and genuine Down to the core.Curious, clever, Humorous, too.Desired by many, Cherished like few.Precious as ever, Rarer still,Loved abundantly, Always a thrill.
The DeterminedThe wind whips hard his red cheeks and cherry nose,Yet still he presses forward to a place only he knows.The ones he passes only scoff and scorn.His progress leaves him beaten, worn.Foolish attempts is all they see,Doomed to failure and misery.But they don't see what's in his eyes:His goal, his treasure, his keep, his prize.They bid him stop, continue no more.He turns a deaf ear and keeps moving forward.For if he gives in and looks to the side,He forfeits his journey, meets his demise.Obstacles mean nothing, but still stand in his way.A true champion, however, fights day after day.For heroes aren't made when completion is won,But rather when challenges are met, overcome.So, despite the poor weather, lack of support, and threat of defeat,The Determined endures each hardship he meets.With eyes looking forward and legs carrying on,With courage and will, regardless of brawn,With visions of victory as winds for his sail,The Determined alone will always prevail.
His and HersSometimes I wish to see you, Sometimes, just for a hug.Yet, other times I'm satisfied It's you I'm thinking of.For now, I'll say I miss you For now, I'm holding on.Yet, soon enough I'll see you And hold you all night long.They way you make me feel inside The way I come aliveYou know that you're mean just for me And should be by my side.======================================Sometimes, I wish to hear you, Sometimes, just for a kissYet, other times I'm satisfied It's me you truly miss.For now, I'm getting anxious For now, I'm counting downYet time can't move fast enough To when you come around.The way I make you feel inside The way you come alive,I know that I'm meant for you And should be by your side.
Sacrifice WastedBreaking down the walls Tearing through the barriersForgetting any pain I have Going numb to feel.Breaking off the chains Tearing through restraintsNeglecting all I have Not caring shows I care.Breaking every hindrance Tearing through the obstaclesAbandoning everything I have I turn my back to see.Breaking myself down Tearing up insideBetraying all that's left of me To be the apple of your eye.
IncompleteThe world stopped turning quite some time ago. Nobody seems to notice, though.Time's stood still for me since you left even if we agreed it's for the best.Nothing seems the same now that you're gone save that I'll still love you with all my heart.They say no matter what, the show must go on But I can't seem to move without your warmth.Every day that passes I seem to miss Your laugh, your love, your company, and your kiss.Life is but a blur when you're stuck in hurt. You can't run a race with your face in the dirt.Why's it always seem the one thing that you need's the one thing in the world out of arms reach?