Poems – My Works of Heart

There are times my heart speaks for me, this is the place I keep its voice. - Ash

Come Rise, My Sun

my winter retreat was lonelyflurries turned into stormsdark skies seemed alwayscold bit me every secondice through my veins stiffened from lifesharpen gales to cut…

Falling In Place

It is cold where I linger my body numbs to something sharp all I can do is watch like I am in the clouds only I walk…

Under This One Light

under this one light in the amber hue, I have my portal to then an eve painted in summer teenage banter filled the air…

A Lifetime Between Us

I run toward nothing I have nowhere to go but I’m running away from the person you think I am away from the shadow…

Below My Surface

I am in the middle of the ocean with no shoreat night when there is no daywading in silence, not worth a soundbarely swimming…

This Purgatory

white white everywhere no walls no floor no ceiling just white am I touching anything am I alive where is the door through which I come did I walk through by willis this…

Blueberry Hill

when the blueberries come back…so do you we’re together again scraping and scrounging along the hillside every three paces we fill our cups  the colour blue today…

A Walk to Bartender

6:05 kicking rocks every stride a pebble or twosummer hugging me the whole waythe sun was slowly packing up for the day and the moon would…

Dirty Dare

that night there was a fire in all their eyes each time a heartbeat, another felt its rhythmic passion a guise was given to open the euphoricallow dreams…

A Story Written in Ash

When I write, I give it like blood all my emotions like DNA unique to me only it can be shared with others it passes through to the…

By the Trestle Bridge

no idea where I was goingwhere my footsteps were taking menot long off the bus and my bags still hanging off the borrowed bedI’m…

Out of Body, Into Life

today, the air was differentI paid attention to the seabirdswatched the tide go all the way outto my left, a boat hummed away from…

Whispers Toward The Darkness

Another ten paces and I fall again to my knees the truth too unbearable like the scorch of the sun, it will burn hot no running will get…

Dark Puzzles, Black Pieces

Lying awake in the dares of the night between the seconds of darkness that it created anxious, with a pulsing heart a sweaty grip gripping tightly so wishing…

A Pedal For My Thoughts

You are a flower a flower long picked from the garden homewith just today as a reminder of when you began to growseasons pass…

Fading to Black

In the night like a ghost nothing is ever seen premeditation a superpower skewing the real, while dancing with the devil visiting worlds very far apart the sky in one,…

One Saturday

One Saturday an old used-up weekend in my life back when I was a small boy who took shortcuts home I remember that Saturday and how golden was the…

The Shadows Are Still There

I stood there high and saw the sorrow from loss below my heart did nothing tomorrows came with tears all around but still nothing why did you…

Beacon of Heart

I wrote a letter on a beacon of hope gave fate the return address but sadly, I still sit and wait for tomorrow and…

Dances with the Devil

In the hours where most sleep I sit in a purple lit booth something beautiful catches eyes as they adjust neon lights flicker as it dances…I watchsoft…

Days In Our Lives Together

I was with you for a whileevery one of those moments I playback when I think of youwhen my heart is calling out for…

Me and the End of Summer

Red sky evenings I remember them stretched highway at eight o’clock over the overpass to watch  there is one last summer night coming out to play my pace quickens…

A Harbour Night

Boats sway nestled to portquietly breaking the ocean toward the shoreits laps catch my ear then, I seeI watch as the moorings dripcounting seconds…

Just Before The Bridge

four shadows passing by midnight the king, the jack, the ace, and the joker pushing and shoving…jousting in jest their laughter lulling the moon as street lights froze…

A Night That Almost Lost Tomorrow

That night was eternal drifting toward a forever sleep voices falling faintthoughts of tomorrow escaping  with time slipping away I walked toward a light I was not scared to followbody…

Rainy Nights Devils Dance 

rainy nights devils dance  their guise of secrets under piss-yellow street lights in the alleys cast shade when monsters come out to play  who can barely see a thing as Hyde…

Young Summer

took a walk-in summer grass picked a blade, made a sound the air was country wild strawberries sweet like lazy cats we lay for hours In the filthy hot, in the…

Lonely Poet

my lines are barren of wordsno one pays attention anymore I walk away to try and healchange those emotional bandagesstop the bloody hurtwhen my lyrics…

Losing My Religion

I’m sorry you were alone when the faces drifted away.When your days got stolen and good nights emptied.Just a vessel that you God, abandoned.Someone…

Soiled

Like a flower starvingI long for your lighta drop of youreplenish meor…leave me to wilt

They Are Never Gone

The other night, I looked up for the moon To ask him for a small favour “Knock for me…at that heaven’s door” I was alone and needed…

Walked To Death

It was as midnight as midnight could bethat late, dogs cried at the moonall the way downas I followed you straight to an early…

Unfather’s Day

Today, I don’t want to exist.Tomorrow is fine, but not today.Today, I don’t deserve anything. I hate the happiness, I hate the gift ideas.I…

Far From Home

I walk this earth an alienno place here for a castawaysurrounded all the timestill alone My blood, it’s not like yoursit repelsit taintsit makes…

Dukes of Habit

Irish nightwith a few black beers for luckstood elbow to elbow in the midst of strange drunkardsthree sheets to the windplacing little wagers before…

Unbroken

Dead of winteras the winds howlI’m still out there searching for youfootprints quickly coverforgetting how far I’ve comemy hands, no longer feelmy breath, stolenmy…

Pool Boys

A cold beer ran down my lips, to my chinin a moment I knew would last a lifetimethere was a pool table…balls rackedready for…

PublAshed

Hey all, I wanted to drop in and let you all know that one of my most recent poems has been published on Spillwords.…

Days Gone

Take me to a Springwhere every day was as young as Iand the sun would come winking through the curtains

Virus

I’m looking around,at him, at her, at themmad, confused…mostly scaredof something that may not even be thereand all I can think about is you

Ash To Dust

i look, turn around, and see your facethen, it falls away like dustlike a living dreamnot even yours in the first placeso, I keep…

My Heart in a Bottle

Like a bottle in a vast ocean…I’m driftingfurther and further from your beautiful shore, I floatmy body breaking against violent waveswhich pull me far…

From Dark

I walked in the shadowsbefore I knew any lightashamed, guilty, and full of regretmy only out was running toward the darkwhere I belongedthere, to…

Betrayal

Between fact and failureI lay face down in muddied waterNeck broken, heart stillMy sweat unrecognized, salts cold bloodFor I am left behindjust like othersfind…

A Heart to Live, Not to Love

Sometimes, I think my heart breaks without telling meLike it’s trying to feel something it once did beforeThough, if I allow myself to give…

Recovery

This time it didn’t matter if I held youI guess my heart grew stronger from all the breaksLike a junky with a kicked addictionmy…

Bar Keep

When I turned that key, the night was finally overIt wasn’t easy, they threw a few fistsMad that the ale had dried upNow, in…

Like I Wasn’t Even There

Sure, the memoriesBut, the smell, the taste, the touch,All still left to make believeI miss…The very startOpening characters, scene oneGreener grass, the bluest skies,…

My Heart’s An Open Book

Every day…I write you a love letter.No pen, no paper, just what’s inside my heart.I know they never reach you.But, right now I’m OK…

Plagiarized Love

my love for you is like a book with stolen pagesbeautiful words eraseddeleted lines…replacedeverything’s torn from the very bindwords rewritten that were never minean…

Bum Stories

a weathered man greets me on a cornerhis face, aged ten times and his smile barely cracksbut I know it’s there as his eyes…

What’s Staring Back?

It’s black inside the oceanespecially in the shadows where sharks pretend to sleepmy eyes barely banish their staresuntil what lurks finally confronts mebut…why have…

French Island

surrounded in the francaisschoolboys like I, chase through stone corridors in jestpass tank topped bread makers andrum runners filling dark sackswho was I to…

Send Me an Angel

I haven’t looked up in a while I did…last night you were there as promised with a smile that saved my day

Unmark My Grave

I don’t want a broken heart any more take this blood that flows my veins the air that fills my lungs the laughter that…

you there?

Two lonely words… I’ve said them a few. They always stare back, when they’re meant for you.

Salty Secret

Where were the tears that day? Our loss must have voided my heart. Each time I taunted with emotion, my soul would squeeze even…

Safe Place

My throne upon wet stones. Waves crashing making me get lost. Howls of violence outside stop me dead in almost silence. No one would…

Last Call From Beyond

There was an alone never felt before. The night giving way to the morning. I watched the mist dance. Skin crawling from a day’s…

Grave Turn

I’ll stand that day, at the foot of your grave. Just past the last of those who cared. My presence will be for a…

Wilting Love

I held the prettiest flower this morning. It reminded me of you. Sadly, it too had been plucked from its roots.

Harboured Feelings

I had you for a while, then…I lost you to the sea. Alone in these narrows, until the day you return to me.  

For That Moment

I sat one day. Alone, on a palette chair. Sit in spatters and their quiet stories. Did watch as pebbles danced in entertain. For…

Heart Attack

You broke my heart once more. But, it’s OK. At least it felt something.

Kin

You were already dead to me. But, I couldn’t stop my heart, when yours did.

Tainted Blood

A lonely peer, a doorway. Most still lay asleep. Strangers, cloaked as lovers. Lineup…for the rabbit hole. Their smiles, fake, and you know it.…

Past Eight

Whistles silent, brews stress pinched to the nape. TV flickers black and white but can’t turn it off. Frozen mittens dry from the blessed…

Forgotten Notes

Let me sing to you, my daughter, so I may make the strings of your heart, play music that’s in between.

The Red Road

I walked a path less travelled, on a road covered in red. Evergreens bowed before me, to welcome back an old soul. Draped, lonely…in…

That Song

I remember that song. Every note just for me. Sweet melody, aimed straight toward my heart. Our souls in tandem with the music. I’d…

Lonely Heart

It barely even beats. Doesn’t matter though, now. Given this heart… only to stare at strangers, thinking that for a life’s blink, that stranger…

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