Not Alone

A woman cries

On the shore

Of a beach.

Her tears

Roll off her cheeks

And land on the sand,

Seeping into the grains.

Waves roll up

Onto the shore

As the woman weeps

Over the pain that she feels.

 

She does not weep alone.

 

A man stands

On the edge of a bridge,

His tie flapping wildly

In the wind.

He weeps

Where he stands,

Regret filling his mind

And heart

For what he has done.

He wishes he could take back

The things he did,

But he feels that it’s too late

And the only way now

Is to end it all.

 

He does not weep alone.

 

A man walks up

To the girl on the beach.

He weeps with her.

He knows the pain

That she feels.

 

He picks her up.

He embraces her.

He shows her

That she does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes her pain

From her

And points her forward

To the future.

 

A man comes out

Onto the bridge

And holds the guy

Standing on the edge.

He weeps with him.

He knows the pain

That He feels.

 

He holds the guy

And walks back

From the ledge.

He shows him

That he does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes the pain

From him

And points him forward

To the future.

 

We are never alone.

There is always

Someone there for us.

They know how we feel.

They know what to do.

They know how to take away

All the pain.

We just need

To let them in,

And look to the future.

Nothing

I sit on a street corner

Stuck out in the rain

As people walk by,

Paying no attention,

As if I don’t exist.

It feels like I have nothing

Except this pain

That’s wrapped around me.

Nothing.

 

All day and night

My mind dwells

On the pain,

Whilst I sink further

Into this deep dark depth.

 

I thirst

For this pain to heal

Like a deer

Panting for water

After going without a drink

For a week.

 

As I sit on this corner

I contemplate things

That I shouldn’t,

Crimes I could commit

Just to get out of the rain,

To end this suffering.

 

All of a sudden

The rain stops

Pouring on me.

I wonder why

And I look up to see

A man

Standing over me.

He reaches out his hand

And offers

To give me shelter,

To put a roof

Over my head,

And food

In my stomach.

 

He helps me back

Onto my feet,

Giving me a job

And some money.

Now I have something,

And can rise up

Out of the deep dark depths

Even though

I don’t have everything.

Someone by his Side

Sick of this mask

That he hides behind,

He casts it aside

Without the pain in mind.

Now that his face is bare

And open to the world,

The pain sets in

And his head is twirled,

Sent mad

By agony and dispair,

Until it’s almost

Too much to bear.

 

He tries to keep himself

From doing something stupid

Just so that he doesn’t

Need to find cupid,

But the temptation

Is strong and it’s there

Waiting for him

To take if he dares,

Dangling in front of him

Like a carrot on a stick,

Sure to get him

Unless someone does something quick.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side.

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

 

He sits with his

Head in his hands

Not sure what to do

As he’s stuck in these sands.

He’s got two ways out,

One easy, one not,

But taking the easy way’s

Not what life is about.

 

He continues to sit

And suffer this pain

Even though now

It’s starting to rain.

Cold and shivering,

Drenched and sneezing,

He sits with a feeling

That’s very displeasing.

He knows what it is

That needs to be done,

But he wonders when he’s next

Going to see the sun.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

 

It comes

To the end of the day

And he knows what it is

That he wants to say

But he stays silent

As his heart is wrung,

Waiting for the right moment,

Not wanting to be stung.

He thinks about his mask,

Thinks about wearing it again,

As a way to survive

Every now and then,

But prefers to show

What is on the inside

As he hopes to have

Somebody by his side.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side.

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

Battle At Sea

I swim in an ocean

Full of all sorts of commotion.

There are sharks all around me,

They’re the only thing I see.

Started with one of them at first,

Then the rest found a thirst

For the blood in my veins

And a heart that gives me pains.

 

They start to pull me down,

In a hope that I will drown.

It’s useless and futile

But I struggle for a while

Until they get the better of me

And pull me under this sea.

 

It’s full of the devil’s sin,

And he watches with a grin

As I reach out with my hand

Hoping for some help to land.

Whilst the sharks are on the attack

All of them taking a crack

At pulling me to the floor

Where my end would be sure,

Someone grabs my arm

And tries to pull me from harm.

As my head breaks the surface

I see my saviour looking nervous

Fearing that he might lose me

To the devil’s evil sea.

 

The sharks won’t let me go,

As they crave for blood to flow,

But my saviour isn’t giving in.

He will free me from this sin,

And won’t stop until I’m free

From this evil sea.

 

He pulls with his might,

And I grip his hand tight,

But there’s something weighing me down,

And helping the sharks to make me drown.

 

My saviour tries his best,

And this sea’s at my chest.

But that’s where it stays

Making my heart ablaze

With a pain that’s so real

It’s all I can feel.

 

My saviour tries to break the weight

That is sealing my fate,

But it’s still there today

As I continue to float away

In a sea full of sin,

Battling with great pain within.

Aching Heart

It’s hard to control

An aching heart.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lion

Beating at its cage,

Raging against the bars

Trying to reach out

For what seems so far

Out of reach.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lone bat

That dwells in the darkness

All alone

With nothing else there,

With the only sound

Being a continual drip

That grates on its sanity.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lone wolf

Stranded

Out in the middle of nowhere.

It’s starving for food

And dying of thirst.

All it wants

Is to find its pack

To get its nutrition,

To be strong again.

 

It’s hard to control

An aching heart,

And to ignore the pain

That comes from within.

It’s hard to control

An aching heart,

When all it wants

Is a remedy

For the pain.

The Walk

A man walks

Alone

Down a long stretch of road.

There’s nothing around

For miles.

 

The man,

He’s empty

And broken

On the inside.

 

A hole

In his heart,

A gaping wound

Giving him daily pain

As it waits

To be filled

By the love

Of another.

 

His dreams offer

No escape,

But only serve

To torture him more.

 

He keeps

Walking

Walking

Walking.

He continues

Searching

Searching

Searching.

 

He’s not sure

How long

He can keep going

Day after day

After day

After day

With nothing

Around him.

 

His hope

Crumbles

Like the dust

Swirling by his feet.

His heart

Throbbing

As he has

No other choice

But to keep

Walking

Walking

Walking

Down the road

Stretching

Into the distance.

Walking

Walking

Walking.