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

Love You

Beside me, lost in a world I may not enter, you sleep.

Your countenance tranquil, gentle the face dearest to me.

What wonders to amaze, do your dreams reveal, in languor so deep?

Will you remember, will you share, provide me the key?

As I lay here, loving you is so easy, a blessing in my time.

Had I once thought my heart to capture, a love so pure as yours?

Would that I, once lost soul, be granted the treasure of making you mine?

            If this be my dream, may I never wake to write memoirs.

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.

Dance not Satan’s Dirge

Hear my children, words to warn,

Let not your spirits enjoin more harm.

Set free your love, your hopes, and dreams,

Dance not Satan’s Dirge

Be kind to all, allow them grace,

Regard your fate, lest you be in their place.

Know your heart, from which love streams,

Dance not Satan’s Dirge.

When faced with challenge, options oft many,

Resist temptations let your mind be greedy.

Pay heed to reason, obey reality’s commands,

Dance not Satan’s Dirge

Your essence distinctive, our blessing is you,

Reach out to the morrow, your goal now to learn new.

Accept your power, your future demands,

Dance not Satan’s Dirge.

Dance not Satan’s Dirge

Let your hatred all purge,

For no yesterday must not be tomorrow,

Today, mourn not the loss of sorrow.

Beauty of You

Forgive me my love, for I be but mere mortal,

            Flawed in my being, unskilled in many graces. 

 The joys of my life how acutely banal,

For no Adonis am I to turn myriad faces.

Yet still, you chose me, accepted my hand,

            Promised commitment, to honor as one,

You remain by my side, my strength to expand.

            Our union ever sealed accessible by none.

A fool might soon ask, how can this be,

            A wise man might say, only love will ever know.

For deep in ourselves, well-hidden that none may see,         

Lay reserves of true emotions not meant just for show.

Once lost, blind to all meaning, thoughts immune to sin,     

Naked, my spirit now secured by your devotion

You opened your heart, drew me deep within,

            You touched me, your love now my talisman.

Creation of Love

Life, once raging storm of mortal senses,

            Becalmed not by forlorn heart,

Did beset this seeker thru forest of sorrows,

Ever yearning for harmony to sate love’s long needing.

Twas on starless night, unheralded by envoys of heaven,

            Did your essence, my life’s new path to soon chart.

Midst ebony sky, from eastern realms, did emerge twin spheres glowing,

            Symbols of new vision. I beheld my fate, true love before me awaiting.

Your visage vibrance of form, in unity with perfection,

            Did capture my soul, all lamentations to thwart,

As our spirits bond, our lives to interweave,

My solitude, once a prison swiftly abating.

To one long denied, old emotions now return,

            Relearning love’s commitments, new feelings to impart.

My senses overloading, my mind in glorious disarray,

             The wonder of your love, for at last my heart is healing.

Manner of Love

Poets speak the language of love

Choruses oft sing its song.

Authors write verses of its lore

Whilst angels proclaim it to the throng.

Love, like Janus the ancient,

Doth assume diverse form and faces,

It knows no barriers twixt man nor, beast

Has not limit for gender nor races

Love, a conception, desire its cradle,

To bond kindred spirits bereft of all fears,

For some but a word, a tool for their want,

To others, a cloth to wipe away old tears.

What word hath more power when spoken in truth?

Speak from your heart, in voice ever clear.

For gifted to all, understood by so few

That the manner of love may be preserved ever dear.

Control

That sound you hear,

Assailing left ear,

Strong; it’s power compelling.

Be it spirit voice,

Or mindset choice,

Answers already indwelling.

For your struggle within,

Borne of chagrin,

Control the fixated issue.

Do not to deny,

Nor cast evil eye,

The fear begins with you.

To love without chains,

It only remains

To face the demon inside

Accept that your foe,

Is one that you know,

Stop controlling; learn to abide.