Roses and Candle lightSpinning lines comparing eye color to emeraldsRoses and Candle light by Jaybird101
or how that smile can light up the night sky
doesn’t really suit me.
Hinging on every motion, every gesture
like dangling from the edge of a cliff
doesn’t feel natural either.
You know the term “Hopeless Romantic”;
well, I’m hopelessly the opposite of that.
And I don’t cling too much of anything.
That’s not the way I am.
It isn’t a lack of sensitivity or passion.
It isn’t a lack of interest or intrigue.
I’m just not built for roses and candle light.
And I enjoy the empty spaces in between.
Easy MelodyThere is solaceEasy Melody by Jaybird101
in the empty spaces of existence,
but those are few and far between.
That’s what I used to think,
but there’s a fine line
between company and chaos.
It seems either the walls scream
or I am lonely.
What I need is a medium;
voices of monotone,
of reason, with no burden of my life
or their own,
just a nice easy melody.
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
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.
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
...I say that because as much as I try to get here, I just end up going in the opposite direction. And so I’m snowed under by a mountain of deviations that I really don’t want to miss, but you know how it is. In any case, if you’d like to bring something to my attention, I’d be happy to take a look.
As for the real world, I’m sure you’ve all guessed, I’ve been extremely preoccupied by the very thing that often draws us here; life. I won’t weigh you down with the details, but let’s just say I’m rediscovering the new and recovering from the old. And I still have to dodge a hurricane or two as the days pass, but it’ll all clear up soon enough.
I hope this finds you all
in a great place,
with the sun on your back,
good company by your side,
and a smile on your face.