When we talk about love I always like to see
Some old school back in the day
Mom pop purity.
It’s nothing you can force
Its only grows naturally
Like the eye of a hurricane
Surrounded by cacophony
The noise of all the others
Say its not with the time to be
Confided within another
To move along carefully
Be weary of the signs to be
NO! cause love belongs to
Two: yourself and who?
To find someone
And stand through it all
In the Eye of it all is the gate way
To The Soul.
Our family our friends
Our lovers Unite us
Because (cause) that’s what love is
To judge us? On none of it
We love to love
Man I love to love
Even when it hurts
Back up when it hurts
Those who love you will stand through it all
And its beautiful
He, she to you man they’re beeautuil
Man love is beautiful
Underneath the stars is more than physical
Its science proved addictable
by Max Valdez
Staring at Apples and Pumpkins
The pumpkins becomes spice flavored
Coffee in the bitter cold
Green leaves turn dark and crisp
As the apples are made into jam
And pie before the night is over
Staring into the autumn sky
by Alexis Ogunmokun
As I sit listening to the drone of his voice,
I am taken to a place where I have a choice.
A choice to leave. A choice to stay.
I no longer just have to lay.
Getting up off my knees, I stand.
For the first time I don’t fear his hand.
To the world, you portrayed yourself an angel.
They don’t realize how much they’ve got it tangled.
Everything about you pulled me in,
And trapped my heart as more than a friend.
I fell hard. I fell fast.
I truly thought that we would last.
Your words cut deep like a knife into a steak.
You push and you push until I break.
Your voice is hard, your voice is cold.
Your tongue drips with all the lies you’ve told.
Your smile is enticing, yet wicked.
Behind it hides all the words you’ve twisted.
Condescending words and insults in your mind.
You throw them at me to keep me confined.
The gray of your eyes, an endless hole.
They convey the blackness in your soul.
In them I see,
All the wrong you did to me.
You stand strong and tall.
Seeming as though you have it all,
But inside you are just as broken as I.
The drugs and the alcohol your only escape from time.
I know I’m not perfect. That is clearly true.
I realize that sometimes I may have hurt you.
You had control. You took me down.
I often times wished you would drown.
Drown the way I did, in misery and despair.
I want you to feel like you can’t be repaired.
Like there is no hope.
I want you to be able not to cope.
Looking straight into his eyes,
The shaking in my voice I cannot disguise.
I suck in a breath,
This is the last time I will think about my death.
I have control. There is no fear in my eyes.
I can finally say goodbye.
by Dan Lewis
If these words can lift you,
Then ascend up to Jupiter,
So I may confuse you for a star
And wish upon you often.
Hours and Arms
If smiles could buy hours,
There’d be no end to today;
And if hopes could be like arms,
Let them carry us away.
Cast a shadow and it may be me,
The faceless in a sea of faces.
Walk the world for each and all to see,
And I’ll stay in my haunted places.
Stay gone, dear child,
Please do not return;
Race far from this place.
Home lies behind you,
But your heart, elsewhere;
Chase your dreams of grace.
I can’t see your side;
I can’t get the feel of you;
You’re like Braille, darling.
by Patrick Winters