It’s been years since I did something productive
Enough for people to notice.
People move on faster than I
Can be motivated to move close to them.
The optimists call me dormant
Waiting for the right opportunity.
Those who know me call me stagnant
Not willing to take a risk.
I am the one once wondered.
Continue reading “One Once Wondered”
The lava lurches leaking slowly in
Unshook by the eruption’s doom
We lie in wait of obsidian tomb
And as the magmous blanket tucks us in
I’ll cuddle you once more–
Once the eddies dry, when our bodies die
We’ll muddle through one mire.
Continue reading “Mercy”
The mountain explodes
The reason for which is not understood,
A molten crest
Slowly overshadows, unimpeded.
They wake in shock.
They run in horror.
They stand in awe.
Slowly swallowed, in obsidian tombs.
As one is taught to do
When temptation pines for you.
Sinful lava’s ploys astound,
And I’m convinced to turn around.
As thoughts thwart me with, “True?”
Away from my last glimpse of You.
Sin’s pleasure quickly turns to pain.
I’m stuck yet sorry, so, in vain,
Continue reading “Aftersin”
I sit here at the peak
Awaiting the inevitable.
I put myself here
To keep others safe.
Self-effacement curdles in my stomach—I’m distraught
Unheard or maybe rattled
Unwanted maybe not.
I needed to be alone
To keep them safe.
Continue reading “MT”
In the core of my being,
I kept quiet
In the midst of the abuse—
It started off simply.
Two down-to-earth souls with a dream.
Our dreams began to blow off steam.
The steams became too much for me.
Continue reading “Long Suffering”
Author’s note: Lyrics and Vocals by Caleb Ramsier. Guitar and Recording by David Parker.
Never felt this before.
Never been this close before.
Never spoken these words, felt all these hurts
Deep within my soul.
So, I’m taking advice
From all the nice guys:
Poets and Prophets, Reeducated Convicts,
To see what they know.
Continue reading “Milestone”