Lost in the light

She dances as the moonlight

Weaves silver through her hair

A princess in the realm of night

O would she this heart ensnare!

Her hair shimmers like dark water

Her eyes shine with an inner light

She is her father’s daughter

And her father rules the night

———-

When I close my eyes I see her srill

Her dreams broken and undone

The night holds her against her will

She longs to feel the sun

The shadows follow her everywhere

Protection that holds her tight

Forbidden to leave her fathers care

She is bound to the endless night

———

Oh how I loved her, how I cared!

Yet this love I did betray

Her need of darkness was not shared

I yearned for the light of day

I returned to the land of the living

Intending to return hastily

But Her father was unforgiving

And The night was lost to me

———

So I wasted under the blazing sun

Tormented by the shadows it threw

I took to searching every one

For a glimpse of a face that once I knew

But as I neared the shadows faded away

Leaving me lonely with my regrets

In anger I cursed the light of the day

In a place where the sun never sets

———

When I close my eyes I can see her dance

Feel her hand slip into mine

A waking dream of a forbidden romance

From another place or time

I long for the day when my beating heart stills

And the dark shadows come alive

We will dance together on moonlit hills

Where the sun will never rise

Again and Again….

He reaches out and puts his arm on her shoulder
Pulls her close and into his space
She trembled as the darkness enfolds her
As she sees the look on his face
He kisses her hair and whispers his guarantees
“No one will love you as much as I could”
He puts his hands around her neck and started to squeeze
Somewhere an owl hooted deep in the wood
The moon and the stars conspired for romance
Heedless of those that hunt by their light
Young lovers caught up in the passions of loves dance
Unaware of the monsters that crawl in the night

He laid her down gently in the heather
Kissed her lips in whispered goodbyes
Promised her that they would always be together
The moonlight reflected from her open eyes
He thought it was no more than he deserved
The love he offered was always the best
Such love, he mused, should be unreserved
Such unspoilt memories to take to her rest.
And the moon and the stars kept on shining
Uncaring of ill deeds done under their light
But it’s not natures way to be redefining
The role evil plays in the heart of the night

Another town and in another bar
Another hopeful smile exchanged
Two hearts beating under another star
One mind remains deranged
And so the world keeps on turning
A desperate lovelorn dance
Lonely hearts keep on yearning
Playing a game of chance
And the moon and the stars oversee all
Illuminating all the sins of men
Bedevilled in the grip of another nightfall
The record starts playing…again and again..

Where Eagles sing

He returned to gaze on the mountains high
Snow tipped peaks that scraped the sky
Beautiful yet deadly in their majesty
Uncaring of the passing humanity
Who in the mountains shadow live and die
some in this shadow still must lie
And some have carried pain from the past
Return to face their pain at last

Replay the memories from a childhood day
When life or death was a game to play
But two climbed that mountain wall
One returned, one not at all
One always lost, one never found
Somewhere on that frosty ground
Should mournful weary souls decry
There still his white bones must lie
Entrapped by wild flowers roots and stem
Where eagles sing his requiem

He gazed upon that mountain high
Where all forbidden secrets lie
Of the two, he was the truly lost
Left behind but at what cost
In his dreams memories abound
And what was lost cries to be found
He hears the call with weeping eyes
The child he once was replies
He knew he would climb the mountain again
Where Eagles still sing a requiem

Futures

What lies ahead is not easy to predict
Life’s not that easy to know
It doesn’t matter what path that you’d picked
It never goes where you want it to go
You confidently march into your dreams
Sure of the road that you take
But the future never what it seems
And your dreams turn out to be fake
And the road you assumed would be a highway
Turns out to be closed for repair
And the dreams in the end to your dismay
Turned out just another nightmare

You pick yourself up and set your sight
On something less than you desired
In the hope that this time all will go right
But wind up less than inspired
You find you’ve traded your dreams for an armchair
Your adventures come out of a book
The futures still somewhere out there
But now you can’t be bothered to look
So don’t waste your time searching for paradise
Your not going to find it today
I’ve glimpsed it in dreams maybe once or twice
But reality soon wipes it away.

You

You are my rock, my anchor, my safe port of call
You are the one who picks me up when I fall
You are the symphony that plays to my hearts song
You make everything right when everything wrong

You are the light at the dawn of the day
The scent of your skin takes my breath away
You hear the low murmurings of my lonely heart
And reply with such love it tears me apart

You are the reason, the mystery, the dream
The rippling water that runs through the stream
You are the breeze that caresses my skin
The hurricane that puts my life in a spin

In my last years I look back at our past
At all the memories that together we amassed
Such memories are ghosts now but haunt me in vain
For a ghost of your love is enough to sustain

Soon I will join you, together once more
Happy and loving just like before
For now I will remember you in my heart
Once more reunited, never to part.




The Wolf

The old dog dreams of times long gone
Whines in his sleep as he senses a wrong
He can’t find his master, he just doesn’t know
That he’s gone to a place where a dog cannot go
In his dreams he’s a wolf with a pack to defend
But lost in a place he can’t comprehend
The wildness inside him burns with each breath
Unknowingly fighting the permanence of death
His paws scrabble in his sleep as he runs for the ball
Deep in his dreams he still hears his call
His masters voice, so loved and serene
But the call is heard but the man is unseen
Burdened by his dreams the old dog cries
The past flickering by his half open eyes
Nature and time are not unkind
They recognise where loyalties bind
The old dogs heart beat its last, paws finally stilled
But the dream became reality, and reality fulfilled
As his master ran to him, arms open wide
The dog dancing with joy with him at his side
Where waves of emotion threaten to engulf
Under the memories, here cries the wolf

Sleeps

Haunted by that fateful plight
Greeted by the terrible sight
A home and house set alight
A wife an child taken overnight

Attacked by marauding bands
Taken through the barren lands
Where bodies lie under shifting sands
To where the old castle still stands

Once a place of an honourable lord
Now ruled by those who wield a sword
Prepared to kill for little reward
And the rule of law is oft ignored

In haste he mounted his noble beast
His family must be released
On the blood of their captors he would feast
Only then would the pain be ceased

He rode by night and rested by day
Across the sands he made his way
From their trail he did not sway
Closing fast upon his prey

Then before him the castle loomed
Dark and filled with the dead and doomed
In dark despair he was consumed
Yet the rage within him bloomed

He silently entered the castle gate
What guards there were met their fate
Their blood did not his temper sate
He was filled with merciless hate

He held one man with sword compelled
to reveal where his family held
At his reply his anger swelled
And at his sword another felled

For both in the sand did met their end
in their resistance and refusal to bend
For such resistance they were condemned
And their blood with the sand did blend

He closed the gate and chained it well
Lit a fire in the castle and watched it swell
The flames swept through where the marauders dwell
Through their screams and pleadings condemned to hell.

From his soul hope slowly seeps
In his heart the darkness creeps
By their grave he gently weeps
As he longs to sleep where his beloved sleeps.

Fly in the storm

There are those who stand together
And others who drift apart
Bonds supposed to last forever
Crumble from the start
For some they follow their own creeds
Others follow their own desires
Some take depending on their needs
Others what their greed requires
Some pray to a God that’s benign
Others to a God that rages
Some live life to their own design
Some live their life in cages
Some worship only what they see
Others only what they are taught
Finding religion in imagery
Or salvation in theological thought
Some cry for a past that’s not forgiven
Some weep for futures pending
For the path that on which we’re driven
Leads only to an ending
Some laugh in the face of fate
Some whisper in the wind
Some love where others hate
Some pray where others sinned
We are but a single drop of rain
In a storm battering eternity’s shore
A fly caught in a hurricane
Then lost for evermore

Not really

We don’t change, not really
We just get older
Time takes us and turns us
To dust
Once we were young and thought
That was all we could be
Would be
Should be
But time played his tricks on us
Parted us, put temptation in front of us
We discovered the world and sacrificed each other
I got lost
You got a husband, a life , money
And separated
And lost
Separated by time, we found each other
And we hadn’t changed, not really
Not really.

Unforeseen

The winter clouds in forbidding splendour
Colour the world in darkest grey
A cold wind springs to underscore
That this is going to be a dismal day
It should have been a day to savour
But the taste is bitter yet
No one expected that you would favour
A stranger you have only just met
I’ve been your partner and your friend
Since the day we met in school
I never dreamed it would ever end
With me feeling like the fool
We had planned a life together
You and I and a million ideas
Embarking on a loving endeavour
Planned to last for so many years
But for the kiss of a random stranger
Every rule you had to contravene
A roll of the dice and a future in danger
Everything’s broken and unforeseen