Never Knew

Never was there, alone to your bottle,

Drugs in your soul, mom left to hollow,

First day of school, as I become man,

Rage in your voice, belt in your hand,

Violence your message, compassion not known,

I learned from the best, hatred is grown,

No respect for authority, without need for a school,

No need for a soul, my vision is true,

Lost many steps, trouble soon came,

Sat in my cell, all are to blame,

All are quite wrong, I know the right way,

Any object in front, tossed out the way,

You lived a hard life, now on last breath,

The cancer inside, left you with death,

Only 40 years old, now you must rest,

Though still a young boy, far past the rest,

Your tombstone I wonder, inscription to you,

I’ll never take notice, your son never knew

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Winds Of Time

Fighting glory, challenge death,

Moments pass, until last breath,

Strike a nail, take the lead,

No more worry, lost at sea,

Tell my story, forget me not,

Family first, a child of art,

As they close, one last time,

A tear is left, to winds of time

Weary Traveler

Welcome lone traveler, how far have you come,

Eyes of exhaustion, weathered to numb,

Shoes in a tatter, clothes full of earth,

Skin full of scars, flesh of raw dirt,

What travel has brought you, welcome lost soul,

Come rest in the warmth, bathe off the cold,

I one of not much, yet humble in life,

Your needs are now more, I share in our plight,

With two words he spoke, I shall never forget,

“Bless you” kind sir, last tear is for death

Dusk to Night

To be that one, lost and cold,

To worry not, fulfill my goal,

Stand beside me, hold me close,

Worry not, for I grow old,

The days will travel, far or near,

No pressure felt, without a fear,

Those behind me, left with scars,

I tell the tale, protect your guards,

Strong shall flourish, weak will pass,

To those I say, the best outlast,

Life the journey, each shall know,

Blessed are those, who seek unknowns,

All will gather, toward your strength, 

Until the heart, relinquish pain,

To be so cold, not value life,

Will draw you close, to after sight, 

The dark survives the coldest nights, 

Who then becomes the one of light?

Ark Of Life

One whisper away, one fallen breath,
The time now present, a scent of death,

My body weak, heart still strong,
Toward the light, my mind is drawn,

Softly spoken, no more words,
Without a fear, one page to turn,

In this moment, my thoughts at ease,
The curse of life, a choice to leave,

Fear not my child, as I embark,
Upon this mission, lifes humble ark,