From the first moment
I laid eyes on you
you were beautiful.
And misery knows misery
and I knew that too.
I stayed away.
Because believe it or not
I don’t try to fuck up,
it just comes naturally to me.
For The HatersThe key to happinessFor The Haters by Jaybird101
is often the process of elimination.
Sometimes you just gotta go around the village
cutting off heads and shit.
the sun will shine through again.
Miss Me a littleWhen I come to the end of the lineMiss Me a little by Jaybird101
With no sun on my back
Or green pastures at my feet
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
I want no tears for a soul set free
Miss me a little but do not dwell for too long
And not with your head hung low
Remember all we once shared
All we experienced
Miss me a little but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
It's all part of the cycle of our lives
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows
In memories of the times we shared
Miss me a little but let me go
Free KingPerhaps I will stage a comeback,Free King by Jaybird101
as if I was ever really here.
Write of new chapters and limits,
with all that has come to bear.
It started with the pursuit of change
and a blind leap of faith. I took flight
throwing caution to the wind
and bled along the way.
The landing was a treacherous one
casting bone and concrete
into the air.
When the dust settled
and the sky ceased to weep
I was a free king again.
And so I did what all kings should do.
I returned to where I'm from.
I found the people of my kingdom
to be different and yet the same.
They had a few new scars
and a little more time served
and the tattoos to document it all.
Aside from that
they were the same as I once knew,
standing with open arms.
When asked why I left
all those years ago
I told them
I did it for the children.
We rejoiced and reminisced of old times.
Then celebrated in true Spring Branch fashion
and at that point
I was reminded
of all I had missed.
Back But Not BackI'm in out mostly, so to say I'm back would be misleading. Instead I'll say I duck in from time to time just to see what you good people are all about. Oh and I leave a few pieces behind along the way. As for the whole life thing; well, it's been a bumpy ride over the last year or so but, I can honestly say I've landed on my feet and the view isn't half bad. Just been busy keeping the bad things away and the good things coming.Back But Not Back by Jaybird101
I hope this finds you all in the right light with the sun shining on your backs in a field of prosperity. Oh and a few magic mushrooms, some green grass, white sand, and wine can't hurt either.
WatchingWatchingWatching by swansisters
I watch you again
and again as though
you are demonstrating
resuscitation ... resurrection,
pushing air back into
dying lungs, the needle
sliding so slowly
into your skin, your
body into mine.
Paradésio en tierre.
"A fuckin' perfect high, man."
My body is imperfect,
an euphoria balanced
on a pause, the pressure
of mouth on a breast,
between a thigh. They say
I should save you.
But how can I? When all
I can offer is an
earth on earth.
L'OMBRE XI - SHADOW XIEnglish version belowL'OMBRE XI - SHADOW XI by lombregrise
Ce fut un long voyage au travers des abysses
Notre tempête au cur de ciel liquide
Dont les vagues se brisent
Sur les rivages
Frantz, Juillet 2012
It was a long journey through the abyss
Of our liquid, sky-hearted storm
Its waves are breaking
On the white
Frantz, July 2012
The Story Behind The SmileWhere have you gone?The Story Behind The Smile by vikingjon
In tender thought the kind we caught and held together,
I think of how we spirited our songs
Away from boredom's jealous order.
Oh, how we wrapped our arms around the days
And nothing ever took away the smiles we fashioned, look,
They're right here in this book.
We wrote these pages well,
In lyric artistry
That only practice could portray,
And only our adventurous words could tell.
I miss you, missing friend,
With my smile and my pen,
With the part of every day,
I give to you;
And you know you have a home here in my pages,
Because the ages may be changing,
But these memories never will.
I have whole volumes left to cover
About the laughter in our hearts,
Those years we stole a lifetime's
Simple glory from a complicated story
And gave it to each other,
Because we never meant to part.
copyright J. Shidler, 2012-07-12
In SummerThese are pretty days, laughter days,In Summer by vikingjon
Days for drifting dreaming,
Weaving rhymes of life's better times
When hooks no longer hold;
Melted by the rain and
And feet in streaming waters gleaming.
These are living days, renewal days,
Days for bringing home
The tools for making, and fruit for baking,
And laying in some stores;
And our conversations are
Scored with patience
By insects' happy drone.
These are summer days, lovers' days,
Days for feral fun.
The frost is far away in winter's car
And we bathe in happy pools.
A savory fire produces
Fare with running juices,
And we smile in the sun.
copyright J. Shidler, 2012-07-10
I’m a middle aged white boy with a past, present, and god willing a future. I’ve lived hard and fast most my life and now it seems I’m tired. I work for a living and play on the weekends. I enjoy Nascar, beer, BBQ, and Bourbon. I love punk rock, Rip Hop, and Reggae music and I don’t do much without them. I enjoy tattoos, the bar scene, and my night life in general (though it’s hard on me sometimes). I try not to cause problems for anyone and I hate drama. Basically I just want to take care of my responsibilities and have a good time along the way. I guess you could say I’m a fairly simple guy.
As for writing, my interest began in late 2008-early 2009 because I never really cared much for shrinks or head doctors. Since then I like to think I’ve grown as a writer, but like most things we embark on I know I will forever be a student of literature. Now, I would love to categorize my writing style for you, throw out words like fixed form and free verse, but I gave that up almost immediately. Instead, I just call it life poetry and tag it as spoken-word leaving the rest up to you. I sincerely hope you enjoy what you find here.
Current Residence: Texas