HollowHere amidst the bones bleached white,the echoes become trapped in ribcageslike a heartbeat.But it’s just a sound.No blood pumps through themarrow thick likebaby’s breath-flowers for someone who is sick or dying ordead.No light shinesunder the skin and muscle.How dark it must be for thedelicate, fleshy bits underneath.The lungs don’t know when it’s time togo. No moon to guide them.How do they know when tostop?Does the heart even know the colorof blood?
MariaWhen she was a child,the sun was her Godthat rose and fell one dayafter one dayafter one.When she was a child,the sun was her Godunchanging,unlike the tenement hallsshe scavengedfor her faith.When she was a child,bruises took her knees from praying.When she was a childkneeling on the floorboards,she begged the sun to shinethrough the window bars.It only happenedsometimes.When she was a child,the sun was her Godbut slowly she found thatGod was notthe sun.
Carry MeWell, I feel alrightBut you know that's a lieI've seen your face and I'll be dreaming of youTill the day I dieI am just one manWith just two handsI can't carry you, I don't know what to doI just don't understandWell, this world spins aroundAnd we're stuck on the groundIf there's one thing I know, it's not how to keep controlSo I keep falling downThere's no reason whyBut I can't even tryI've been holding on to you, and if you held on tooThen you know we both could flyCarry me with your loveIt's all I needIt's enoughIt keeps my spirit off the groundCome carry meOr I'll fall downCarry me and I'll carry youIt's the only thingYou need to doHold me close and don't let goI love youThat's all I knowIf you held my handThen we'd leave this landWe'd take to the air; they'll never find us thereWe could lose this lonely-hearts club bandDo you believe me now?Or do you wonder howWe are above the clouds when we should be downWhere freedom's not allowedThey won't fin
Never Have INever have ILoved anotherLike I love youNever have IHurt over anotherLike I've hurt over youThe emotion that pulsesThrough my heartIs nothing like I have everFelt beforeIts beyond meThis game that we call lifeI know I've hurtI know I've liedBut I'll never stopLoving youNot for all the dreams in the universe
Stand Up and ShoutLet your voice be heardNo more of this hidingin the darknessIt's growing, it's time...To stand up and shout!Cry for what you believe in!No more holding backNo more submission!On to freedom we goJust so that you know...Jessica, stand up and tellthe worldOf your plan to cure cancerLet them laughLet them jokeBut you will standIt's growing, it's time...To stand up and shoutCry for what you believe in!No more holding backNo more submission!On to freedom we goJust so that you know...The mother about tolose her babyStand up and fight for her life!Tell the hospital no!Your daughter will liveIt's growing, it's time...To stand up and shoutCry for what you believe in!No more holding backNo more submission!On to freedom we goJust so that you know...Let's rise up and join handsLet's build the momentumQuietly at first...Then shout it out!It's growing, it's time..To stand up and shoutCry for what you believe in!No more holding backNo more submission!On to f
Tell meTell me I'm pretty.Tell me I'm thin.Tell me what matters iswhat lies within.Tell me you need me.Tell me you care.Tell me you'd be sadif I wasn't there.Tell me you love meTell me you do,Tell me just how longI've been waiting for youTell me we're overTell me we're deadTell me to stop crying,and kill myself insteadYou could tell me anythingbut I'll never believe it's trueYou could take away everything,but I'll still be in love with you.You can force me to eat,You can dry my damp eyesYou can take away the gunBut then, I'll bleed myself dry.You can kiss me and hug meand love me, all you want;It'll only hurt that much morewhen I'm finally gone.
Drowning Romantic SorrowsEmpty bottles on the counter tell a storyStruggling men stare through glazed eyesThe ache of love is drowned out by whiskeyIt's hard to live when romance diesOne poorly thought out move blows it all to hellBut every man will make mistakesIs a bond so deep really that easy to breakIt's hard to tell real women from fakesFrustrated fists wish to hold someone closeEach scarred heart wants to love for realBut in this cold world it's so hard to findFar too many are too scared to feelSo in dimly lit bars men hug the counterIn every glass the past is reflectedEvery once in a while a strong man will breakWhile drowning sorrows men are connectedIn this fragile state we're too numb to careHidden tears mix with our drinksDuring times like these hope keeps hearts afloatLife slows down when a heart sinks
The Truth of the MatterHow can one word shatter my muse?One sentence, one word,like one ugly rock thrown at stain glass window and all is gone,shattered into a million unfixable pieces.I meant it in jest but you took it for truth. When I turned to ask you why,you were gone.I loved you you know this. You said you loved me but the tendrilwhich held us together was more fragile than I thought.Now its gone.Youre gone.The saddest part is that was years ago. Time healed my wounds or at least (eventually) filled the emptinesswith suitable substitutions. I still miss youI loved you. More accurately, I love you still. Id take you back in a heart beat,faster then the sound of tiny pieces of glass sprinkling over the floor.On bended knee, my bloodied and bruised knee, begging for forgiveness,Id take you back,I miss you.I need you.I
Don't Fall In LoveDon't fall in love,'Cause you'll fall too deep,When you're thinking of...Please think of me!Don't go too far,You might get hurt.You can see it through a star,Just how much love hurts.When I see you, I'll start to cry,Because I love you,And you won't even sigh.You don't love me,Like I love you,But now I can see,What love can do!
BelieveIt's so hard to believe;It's so obvious, yet you can't see...See that every time I say I'm fine,It's nothing and not important,That I'm lying, I'm afraid.I can't lose you, not yet,I've only just started loving you.
ListingI made a listof everyone I need.Except for you,my list wasblank.So I threw my list away,because I don't need youanymore.
With Him"Let me rest in your arms tonight.I swear,I'll be gone in the morning,But please,Just let me stay here for the night.I need some sleep and this is the only place I can seem to find peace.I swear,You won't see me in the morning,But I need to sleep some where that feels right.In your arms is the only place I could find.When you hold me tight,Everything seems like it's going to be fine.Everything is going to be alright.In your arms...Just for the night...I swear I'll be gone in the morning if you don't want me."I can find my peace in him...He can erase all this dirt from me.He can be my shelter from these storms that ravage my very soul...He pulls me close without a word,And I know...I won't have to leave in the morning.I won't have to leave in days,Weeks,Months from now.I can sleep in his arms for as long as I like.
EternalShe can't let you seeHow broken she isFor fear of losing youThe earth will keep turningThe tides will keep changingAnd her love for youWill never ceaseSo she dones her maskSo you will never seeAll the pain she is infor loving thee,For in her heart,She knows,She will love you eternally
I StandHere I stand, lost and alonethere may be shelter here,but I'll never know a homeWander nowfind a way,make it to another dayConstant screamsand too tight spaces,trapped between these different placesWander nowfind a way,make it to another dayLack of sleepand mounds of stressleaving me a fragile messWander nowfind a way,make it to another dayLiving in this battered shellI created my own hella personality dysfunctioncaused my life's interruptionthe queen of disrespecta master of foul dialectWander nowfind a way,make it to another dayMaturity at just sixteenbut without a choicewhen did I lose my voice?Wander nowfind a way,make it to another dayHere I stand, lost and alonethere may be shelter herebut I'll never know a homeWander nowfind a way,make it to another day
To Paint a Picture with WordsIf I were to paint a picture with wordsI would tell you (tell you)How the sea sings when it crashes against the sand.If I were to paint a picture with wordsI would show you (show you)How the stars glitter on the black canvas that is the night sky.If I could paint a picture with wordsI'd lead you (lead you)Into this whole new world, waiting for you and me.To paint a picture with wordsI need you with me (with me)
I BelieveBelieveI believe
In a place where fear is not in chargeIn a place where children are honoredIn a place where respect is keyIn a place that love built.I believe
.That we all deserve the truthThat we all deserve to have faithThat we all deserve to have trustThat we all deserve to be loved.I believe
That we are what we chooseThat we are who we wishThat we are what we thinkThat we are who we love.I believe
That it is easier to look away than to let someone inThat it is easier to walk away than stand your groundThat it is easier to follow than to leaveThat it is easier, but it is not right.I believe
That you can't help who your parents areThat you can't help what your name isThat you can't help who you love,That you can't ignore who you are.I believe
That you can do anythingThat you can try it allThat you can believe in miraclesThat you can always open your heart.I believe
No matter where you are, home is with youNo matter
PyroLet me paint you in violent hues,Warm skin in red and burnt orangeIgnited in the fires glow.* * *The first spark strikes excitement,Anticipation for the burn asWe set the temperature to rise.Fears flare my scorching passion,Terrors chill can not freeze the flame.I'll coax the all engulfing firesRise and grip your fragile frameIn its choking embrace.I crave the acrid smoke,The stench to flood my nostrils,Burning hair and blackened flesh,Tantalising feast for the senses.Your screams are intoxicating,Tearing through the crackle of flameTo caress me, like rough velvetAnd I'll shiverBasking in heat of your demise.Skin blisters and cracks,Flesh peels from bone.Know it will leave you ashen and pale,Empty husk of your former beauty.* * *But awash in flame you'll glow divine,Beauty in hues of red and gold.And blackened from out it's molten coreTill the fires can burn no more.