Thursday, February 18, 2016

Life came too easily.

Life came too easily. She was like the Mississippi, long, deep still and powerful. On the surface she lived life with carefree abandon, yet like the river, she either rolled around the obstacle or rushed over it. She wasn't a truly lost soul but one without direction. Life was never hard, only inconvenient. Looking out over time, she often ponder what would become of her in the surreal life she had created. But she knew it wasn’t surreal, she was just lost or too lazy to change it. She resisted the change that was inevitable. She either chose to ignore it or charged it like a ram. She preferred to ignore it.

Like time, change is a continuum always moving forward. Change may be slowed or halted for awhile but like time it will move on. Change may take eons or as quickly as a blink of an eye to happen but it will continue to evolve. She hated change, especially when she could not control the change. It interfered with her pattern in life, unbalanced her sense of being. The only good change was the one she created; the one she could she mold and control. She liked control. She like the freedom it brought. The juxtaposition to her control to the things that controlled her, boxed her in and she became stagnant. She ignore it. She floated on her inner tube down the spring run in life.

The South, in the summer is hot, humid and sweltering. Reality to her was like the hot southern days of summer, too much heat. Being grown up was work which caused too much heat. Too much heat. Cool springs and daydreaming was not work, it was the pleasure of existing. Why would anyone would want to endure that heat? She pondered. She floated. She daydreamed. She was lost.

She had a choice, Live or float? Daydream or steer her destiny? Change was upon her and it was hers to control. Was she like the Mississippi and had the power to endure the heat? Would she choose to fortify herself for endeavors of life? Floating down the spring run only moves in direction, is this the only direction she wanted? She pondered. She awoke.



© LAL 2016

Fire Light

I sit alone by the fire light watching
Flames flickering, ever reaching
The music gently rocks my heart and
A remembered scent of you soothes my soul.

We are a time gone past
A future never told
We were haunting and mystical
We were autumn and spring.

Firelight dances across my room
I see you in the shadows on my walls
Candle light illuminates the darkness and
I long to touch your face

Close my eyes I still feel your breath against my cheek
I reached out for you and in a flicker you were gone
Winter falls outside my window, covering traces of you
Flames quietly burn, as I desire your passion again

We are a time gone past
A future never told
We were haunting and mystical
We were autumn and spring.

The fire grows dim as the sun rises
I hear the song of another day
I look for you one more time
And silently the flames fade away.



©LAL 2007

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Edge of the Universe

Kiss me like we are standing on the edge of the universe
Hold me as if our eternity began with stars
Listen to my heart beat as you rest your head on my chest
Let me whisper in your ear of all the things that are in my soul
Hold me close as we drift off to sleep on a bed of star dust


Hold my hand as we hop a train to the City of New Orleans
Listen to the of train wheels as they roll across the steel tracks
City lights pass by as we roll along under the blanket of the night
Star watching as we hold us close in the summer night breeze
Jasmine fills the air as ramble down the tracks along the muddy river


Pontchartrain calls out as we strolled down Toulouse street
We drank chicory coffee from the du Monde, ate beignets
As we sat under the streets light in Liberty Square, holding close
Watching lovers walk by lost in their dream state, moving around the moon
Slip off to sleep as we listen to jazz float through the windows of our in room


Kiss me baby like we standing on the edge of the universe
Cruise along the highways holding hands under starlight
Kiss me baby like we standing on the edge of the universe
Because we are our tomorrow and our today, hold tight
On this journey of daydreams and night dreams with no regrets

Kiss me baby like we standing on the edge of the universe
Kiss me baby like we standing on the edge of the universe


© LAL 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Faded Gray

I saw you standing on the sidewalk in your faded gray
I turned and walked the other way
It's too soon to walk past and not touch you
I stand on the outside watching us fade away
Hoping there was something you were going to say

Why did you put me on that shelf?
Why did you turn off the light, left me in the dark?
I was once your favorite and now just forgotten
Now my heart only rages for what we once were
You left me empty and alone, all I do is roam

You will never silence my voice in your head
It will follow you down to your last breath
You will never forget my touch across your skin
You will never loose the desire of me
Dreams, are all that you are hanging onto, dreams


The wind howls your name and I stand in the cold
Longing for your heart to keep me warm
Ashes float down to cover me from the fire storm
Of your love, I gave all of me to you and you left
I lost my way home leaving me in this dark madness

I saw you standing on the sidewalk in your faded gray
You were haunting, the past, no future to hold
Time strengthen my resolve, walked past and no longer
Needing to touch you, now you are a ghost of my memory
Of a burning craving for your love, a fading ember.

You will never silence my voice in your head
It will follow you down to your last breath
You will never forget my touch across your skin
You will never loose the desire of me
Dreams, are all that you are hanging onto, dreams


© LAL 2/2016