Betrayal

You said you do when actually you don’t!

            You said, “Yes, I will!”, but you didn’t!

You promised you would, then you wouldn’t!

            You swore you could, yet just couldn’t!

Were these half-truths to disarm?

            Your confusion did naught but alarm.

I believed in your words,

Perhaps hoped would be better.

I thought you different,

            But now see you as player.

Why such deception,

            Does serve your heart well?

Will games that you played

            Bring joy to your life,

To cleave another’s dreams,

            By one cut of the knife?

Were the words you spoke,

            In truth mere ploy,

That in the fiction you live,

            I acted your toy?

I remain your friend,

            Please treat me as such.

Treasure what I offer,

            But not make me your crutch.

Open your heart and mind

            True love may be easy to find.

How Do I Know?

A person did wonder, answers oft sought,

“Is it love I feel, or has lust cast its spell?

How do I know my feelings be true?

No guide of life nor sage does foretell.”

From deep in spirit should arise plaintiff cry.

“Love is not gold, nor diamonds to own,

Cease all your drivel, abide now my words.

For love is a gift, greatest ever known.”

“Whilst beauty of flesh beguiles those too willing,

It is never to preserve hearts so eager.

For time, its keeper, tariff of years must we pay,

Perhaps love’s purse is tragically meager?”

“Harken, my child that you may know,

Voice of ages imparts truth; oppose lie.

To see honest beauty your heart so desires,

Look to the blossom with a blind man’s eye.”

“Be not swayed by false promises,

Nor surrender to sweet words,

But borrow from the deaf, listen with your spirit,

To the sonata of flowers and songs of Hummingbirds.”

“For love is not tangible, negotiable nor bought,

Not fleeting nor ever meant to free.

Love is a commitment, not easily sustained,

Bonding like spirits by their heart’s decree.”

“Forsake false desires,

Fleeting beauty does portray,

Seek the truth within,

That your love will never betray.”

Lost in the Forest

Would forest creatures, big and small,

Not exactly related to humans at all,

Freely impart wisdom to prevent man’s fall?

Have we creatures denied past,

Seeking only to make our lives last,

While defeating purpose our dies we cast?

Did once our time as gods be lost,

Immortality gone; our spirits did exhaust,

Future generations ever to know cost?

Time not gone, we can overcome,

For among the stars, still shines our sun,

Once we acknowledge harm may be undone.

Awaken your spirits, learn from our earth,

Wisdom and skills needed, our minds new worth,

Lest mistakes of the past prevent rebirth.

Take only what’s needed, share all that you gain,

Give to our Mother, that which is best to retain,

Respect Her wisdom, if you wish to remain.

The Man That Is Deke

He took a stand, defying old pain,

Facing vile assailant, his honor to gain.

Though small in stature, a contemporary David,

He stood his ground, ill fate he cheated.

With strength of will, forgetting the past,

Determination his armor, that this be the last.

He beset his Goliath, not with sling or stones,

But with cunning and speed, did offend with knee bones.

With cry of delight, his missiles well placed,

Once evil intentions were rapidly outpaced.

Laying fears aside, with help of dear friend,

Process began, bringing evil to its end.

Exposing his accoster, those to end sport.

Brought ease to memory, and joy to the court.

No One Asked Why

No One Asked Why

Throughout my life of times and trials,

          I met all challenges on my own.

Faced shame and abuse all sans love,

          My pain and sorrow suffered alone.

Would that I, complex being that I am,

          Deserve more defense did I once implore!

Yet naysayers once thought loving kin,

          Denied my tears my pain did ignore.

I grew to a man, oft suffering pains of child,

          My spirit a jungle, desperate to survive.

With strength of will, and quill in hand,

          I commenced to confront those who did contrive.

In wanton denial, condemnation was rampant,

          “You lie to invent, your stories ill-written.”

“You deserve your pain, don’t blame those now gone!”

          Came calls from unknowing, truth no burden.

In abandoned confusion, no basis in fact,

          Their voices did raise in profound accusation.

Their disputes emotional, reasoning all lost,

          Principal goal my eternal damnation.

Throughout the turmoil, midst lies and deceit,

          Not one defender stood, the deluge to deny,

No voice did I hear, in argument of reason,

          Raging in pain, “No one asked why!”

Were I to Declare

Were I to declare undying love for you

            Would you eagerly respond in kind?

If I should say, I need your love,

            Will you readily promise it mine?

Did angel kiss caress your heart;

Attack to soften hardened spirit?

What once was wall impenetrable barrier,

            For love, you threw down the gauntlet.

 To challenge emotions, your very soul to conquer,

            You chose love first, exposing defective armor.

You threw open gates, unsealed myriad doors,

            Your essence unleashed, passion now emancipator.

Abide now this day, your freedom attained,

            False spirits fell before you, caustic chains now broken.

From this time forth, let love be your manna,

            Your affections now gift, never scant token.

Dedicated to Deke

You Found Me Worthy

Close beside me, you lay, adrift in dreams,

Your visage serene, faint smile does reveal,

Tranquility befitting, love empowered,

            To worship our union, shall be no appeal.

You arose like the sun, gift from the stars,

            Soft glowing ember conquering my darkness,

Igniting my passion sorely feared too idle,

            Soon ablaze, very being aflame, life now a wholeness.

What sovereignty of feeling, did assail my soul

             That one such as you would deem me fitting

To share your world, to know your love,

            Eternal blessing, my heart forever binding.