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Faithful



it’s all around you

the brimstone

committee

has the right

after all

knowledge

is for

the faithful

something hidden

from the light

but its a

virulent strain

and my eyes

are older now

and welcome here

but no

editing

the conflict

distorted

is this

all

there

is

© 2013 J.H.


Game Over


a mask

not a clue

game over

consider that

a loose definition

a release

ingrained

clear analysis

why now?

a trick of luck

or

self-preservation

i made

it

up

myself

~ © 2013 J.H.


The Facade


 

renovation

a guest has

arrived

a lightning bolt

a foundation

for the

interior

an uncertain future

not as tough

as believed

the walls

are still standing

marble and granite

still crumble

under pressure

the surface

a haven

already

returning

to the

ground


Crimson Beckoning


 Originally published 2010 pearljam.com

what they see
is the sheen
the scarlet
and black
some call me
beautiful
but i wonder
what solace lies
within the
black depths
i walk beside
there is no
beauty in this
world
only pain
and loss
scarlet
amber and sandalwood
console me
no more
crimson is my soul
heartbreak
my only
friend

moonlight beckons

its shimmering visage
haunts the eddies below
peaceful
comfort lies there
in the vortex
hidden in mist
so lovely
so easy
to slip away
ease my sorrows
nothing
and
no one
left to hold
my heart
moonlight beckons
crimson

© copyright 2010 J. H.


Mr. Reaper


walked right beside you
all of these days
planning your life
knowing your demise
lay within my reach
be comfortable
my friend
though they mourn
enjoy your rest
before the long
journey begins
safely to the ground
gone but
still here
with me
by your side
to guide
they see me here
your friends
and lovers
don’t believe
we’ve met
they’ll say
oh but we have
i walk along
in the shadows
meek and mild
ever the
gentleman
in a cloak
of silence
have no
fear
I’m always
near
hold my hand
off to
the promised
land
 
 © 2010  J.H.
Originally Published at pearljam.com

Inside the Vault


answers
no time
stay
no, get out
step aside
there’s no room for you here
avoidance
waiting
inside a vault
what game is this
circling
is it safe yet
or will
lightening strike
as i cry out
in the
blackness
 
© 2013 J.H.

Suicidal Tendencies


held captive
harmed innocence
i wish for
one night
willing to try
celebrate life
rather
than death
a test
all other
possibilities
exhausted
invading forces
or worse
never shaken
the silence appeared
a rationalization
not my own
 
© 2013 J.H.
 

HypoMania


be careful
there is belief there
morphine
to think upon
chances for apocalypse
the mystique is gone
let the cracks in
tried to go back
why now?
what is calling
the hands of
reasoning
unfinished
an ache we used
to hear
protecting
allow us that
waiting close to
the light
and trust
there is no
reverence now
 
© 2013 J.H.
 

Truth


east or west

distinguish the laughter

from the love

the edge of your opinion

chains hold its true shape

a wild animal

pounds on the walls

break down the doors

and stomp on the west

were you speaking

from the reserve?

overrun with them

its too late

 © 2013 J.H.