Keepin’ Secrets

I used to not tell you what I spent money on I used to pay only with cash from the bank I used to see how far I could take it And gamble with your trust until it sank I’m in this truck parked by the courthouse I see you dressed in brand new clothesContinue reading “Keepin’ Secrets”

Never the Same After You

I had a heart so hard I hurt everyone I could One night stands every week I’d meet these girls At the local dive bars And pretend I was meek Then I saw you one night You were different than them So self-assured and wise With a confident smile And a loving soul Kindness shoneContinue reading “Never the Same After You”

Memory

Three thirty in the morning Woke up to go take a piss Then went to the front room Sat on the couch and wrote this Rain comes down hard outside I hear wind slamming the windows I decided to start up some coffee I should wash some dirty clothes And my dog is snoring likeContinue reading “Memory”

Better Plans

I wanted it so bad Would’ve sold my soul To make it big In Pop or Rock n Roll So I kept it up With a stronger will I pushed too much I couldn’t wait until The lights were centered on me Singin’ all my songs for the crowd And I could finally get noticedContinue reading “Better Plans”

Light

She looks out the window but not at anything And she dreams of how it used to be back then Negotiating with her brain about what transpired And thinks about driving up to see him again She knows it’s a pattern that repeats and repeats She can’t help her attraction to his everlasting heat There’sContinue reading “Light”

Non-Spiteful Song

We got along Or so I thought It was your lies That I bought You said you loved Me and me alone But now you can’t Answer your phone I wish I wish I wish I wish I wish I could write you A Non-Spiteful Song But I can’t I hated your guts You toldContinue reading “Non-Spiteful Song”

When Daddy’s Drunk

Don’t be provoking him When Daddy’s drunk You shouldn’t be courageous Unless you want your heart sunk I’ve seen him choke Mama And he’s hit me hard a few times He’s been on the Evening News For committing violent crimes He’s done time in the jailhouse But we don’t talk of it these days IContinue reading “When Daddy’s Drunk”

Songs, not Poems

I write the songs That no one wants to hear People are indifferent To my concern and fear About my former lovers About guilt inside my heart For mucking up so many times Now I don’t no where to start I write the songs That no one wants to play They’re all writing theirs, I’mContinue reading “Songs, not Poems”

A Reunion Tale

A wave of nausea hit him as he walked through the halls He remembered their mocking and physical abuse They teased him heartlessly & kicked him in the balls But he knew they changed and he’s different too He sauntered into the reunion in his suit and tie His gorgeous girlfriend was holding his handContinue reading “A Reunion Tale”