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BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS

 

 

Another poetic duet with the wonderful Ms. Hasty Words.

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Branches, dry and brittle, snap beneath my feet
Stained circles of torched grass litter the ground
And the sun…
Well…
It strains to find purchase inside this compound

Oh it’s no paradise, perhaps more like paradise lost
But understand, my being here ain’t what it seems
I packed my bags…
Closed my eyes…
And took a walk on that Boulevard of Broken Dreams

By night the streets are filled with piercing screams
Fading by day into the crumbling brick of alley walls
And the echoes…
They linger…
As do the voices that laugh and jeer you when you fall

And their piercing eyes watch through windows tall
With such malevolence causing my soul to shiver
I move on…
Undeterred…
As a lone wave in the current of an endless river

This morning I walk alone through all the left over debris
At the items left behind from the nights previous dark
I look around…
And contemplate…
Leaving this city and the doped up remains of a junked up park

HASTYWORDS

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Written by James Sanders and HastyWords


Branches, dry and brittle, snap beneath my feet
Stained circles of torched grass litter the ground
And the sun…
Well…
It strains to find purchase inside this compound


Oh it’s no paradise, perhaps more like paradise lost
But understand, my being here ain’t what it seems
I packed my bags…
Closed my eyes…
And took a walk on that Boulevard of Broken Dreams

By night the streets are filled with piercing screams
Fading by day into the crumbling brick of alley walls
And the echoes…
They linger…
As do the voices that laugh and jeer you when you fall

And their piercing eyes watch through windows tall
With such malevolence causing my soul to shiver
I move on…
Undeterred…
As a lone wave in the current of an endless river

This morning I walk alone through all the left over debris
At the items…

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Pain

Hello all :-). First off, I apologize for the extended hiatus from my writing/posting. There have been a number of major things happening over the past month (anniversary, job change, relocation, etc.). With that said, it’s time to get back to the fun. This piece is an excerpt from Life & Poetry: Early Poetic Expressions. Make sure you get your copy of Life & Poetry by clicking the image of the book cover at the bottom right of the page. It’s an earlier piece I wrote while dealing with a situation of loss at that time. Happy reading 🙂
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The cause of much grief,
And sickness in your heart
Pain in your soul
Nonexistent from the start
Its purpose, I know not
A mystery to almost all
Why the greatest of God’s gifts
Always seem to fall
So deep and strong the pain
Filling one’s heart and mind
Filling them with wonder
Of why you were left behind
I always ask the question
Yet, the answer is never clear
But I know it will cause pain
And this pain is what I fear
Sorrow, grief and anger
Are part of what I feel
Yet, knowing that they’ll remain
Is a wound that cannot heal
It hurts now more than ever
For I have felt it time and again
The hurt that one can only feel
From the loss of a close friend
One will never know
How much they can truly take
Before the strands of their heart and sanity
Will give in and break
Yet, you feel that point of weakness
Drawing closer each moment in time
And you know the day will come
When that time will fully unwind
But there’s nothing you can do
No way you can avoid it
For anything you use to hold it
The pain will soon destroy it
The only thing you can do is wait
For your point in time to hit
And when that point hits
All you can do is accept it
Never will I doubt God
But of him I will always wonder
How he could allow this pain
To take us slowly under
There’s nothing else to say
Nothing else that one can do
For when that point hits you
You’ll truly know if it’s you.

Angel

“An excerpt from “Life & Poetry” Image credit to ” http://www.angel-art-and-gifts.com

A high heavenly body
Presented to the world
On earth to be adored
In the form of a beautiful girl
Or rather, I should say you lady
With beauty heavenly high
Unmatched in all of your ways
A true blessing in disguise
Encountering such a being
God sent straight from above
A love so unbelievably strong
A love I’m always thinking of
Now I know it’s true
And undoubtedly it’s real
I’m in love with an earthly angel
And that is just how I feel
My heart, my thoughts, and my actions
Are now focused on one single goal
My love must be received
By this God sent earthly Angel.

“An excerpt from “Life & Poetry” Image credit to “http://www.angel-art-and-gifts.com/”

A Realization

You were never once there
Yet my faith kept you present
Regardless of my useless attempts
Attempting to remove
Those thoughts from my mind
And make them truly nonexistent
Nonexistent to me
Just as the time spent together
Between us, it is very unreal
After walking away
Any chance between us
To form a bond has truly been sealed
I wanted you there
For the firsts I’ve experienced
Throughout the days of my life
Yet no longer do I need you
In any facet of life
For alone I have discerned wrong from right
Looking around me
I notice my friends
And admit that I am often jealous
The constant reminders
From the joys of fellow boys
That without you I have now missed
Yet I have learned to grow
And continually move on
For this life is my very own to live
And no longer shall I attempt
To help you experience
That thing for you that I once had to give.

“Early writing from years back, and an excerpt from “Life & Poetry”

Only You

A mind filled with thoughts
Yet, not one can be explained
Not wanting to know the truth
For it fears the chance of pain
Groups of thoughts together
Form visions of the unknown
A mind confused and lost
Left to heal alone

No help for this poor soul
For no one sees the hurt
For it keeps it buried inside
As earth’s core beneath the dirt
What to do this mind wonders
When no choice seems truly clear
The only choice, an unknown path
The outcome is what is feared

How do you distinguish
Between confusion and deceit
For each causes intense pain
And causes your heart and mind to weep
Lost but really found
Confused yet understanding
Traveling down life’s path
Which is truly too demanding

Yet, all that’s left for you
Is the live it out and let it go
And hope that it works out
Whether it will, no one knows
Can you finish this journey
Or will it force an early end
Will you make it on throughout
You only have you to depend.

Excerpt From “Life & Poetry”

The Glass

Looking into the glass
I know not what I see
Is what I see real
Or was it created by me

A constantly asked question
The answer eternally unknown
How am I to accept and love
When no love was ever shown

No life present for me to admire
Forced to form my own mold
No one for me to say is mine
When struggling, no one to grab hold

As I continue to stare into the glass
I question the image there
Possessing qualities of unknown origin
And wondering why I do not care

Forced to learn life’s lessons alone
No one there with wisdom to guide me
No physical presence to be an example
Only learning from what is behind me

No longer can I see the image once there
For now it fades to black
And now seeing through to the other side
And wondering what could be looking back.

An excerpt from “Life & Poetry”