Living in this concrete jungle I struggle to see their souls through the smog that lingers here.
Born into a bloodline with closed eyes
Hope and fear is turned into love when they open
You hold onto a parent’s hand with trust knowing that you can never fall
Their grasp keeps you smiling throughout those blind years with joy
Seen as naivety to the old who are quick to lose their hopeless love and joyless trust
They tell you that your childish reality was nothing but a dream
Your eyes open wide as the world expands to more than blood
Hands reach out to you offering you more, your hope and fear turn into love when you take them
You hold onto all that you can with trust locking away the fear that they might let you go
Stumbling every now and again is part of our design
Beware that some will use the marks left behind to loosen your hold
Their petty nooses will fall short of hanging you, drawing and quartering you
Language learnt from when eyes open, those innocent beginnings flow into dangerous waters
With turning tides that can be twisted and misheard, misplaced or misconstrued
Your words might betray you, whilst others use them to severe your grip
Fingers unclasp and hands fall away with only fear left to hold onto
Forgiveness can be found with that blind hopeless love found in your blood
Severed ties can be renewed with hope and joy once again
Let others be bitter whilst you run to your next adventure holding on tight
For your mind and your heart never stop growing, and that is the trouble with being human
Careful now, careful,
It’s okay we’ll make it
A quick hike and we’ll be there,
Take lots of pictures,
What beautiful flowers,
Forget-me-nots how sweet,
Almost there, nearly,
Don’t wander too far,
I might get lost,
Slow down I can’t keep up,
Wait, don’t go,
I can’t carry it alone,
Oh no it’s falling,
It’s raining I can taste it,
Please look back,
Don’t just keep going,
Watch your step, wait
You trod on the flowers,
What were they worth anyway,
It looks like fun over there,
I’ll just stay here,
I can’t very well leave,
Not now there’s cake on the floor.
Find your way tonight, my dear man,
Under the stars I shall wait,
Cold as it may be,
Keep walking till you get there.
You will never know, I muse,
Only can you guess what it is I hold
Under those stars, my dear man.
How can a love so strong exist?
My chest aches when I try to define it,
The world stops when I am beside you,
How can I put words to such a feeling?
Your eyes of innocence blind me,
Your gentle touch breaks every part of me,
Your beauty weakens me,
How is such purity possible in this devastating world?
To say I love you will never be enough,
To say you make this world a better place is too little,
You are my soul, my heart,
Without you, love would be but a word free from meaning,
You are love, and you are perfectly impossible.
It’s too hot under the covers
Just kick them to the side,
But without their protection
How will you survive?
The hands the claws the teeth,
Are waiting for your skin
One wrong move and you’ll be gone,
Crawling deep within.
Sweet dreams my darling angel,
Even if it is too hot
Keep covered up and cosy,
Or in its belly you will rot!