When The Victory Is Near.

fix me up a drink and make it stiff

talk me out of jumping off this cliff

‘cause once I’ve pulled the pin

it can’t be put back in

if i’m gonna fight, then I’m gonna fight to win

though it’s a sin

every battle feels like it’s a war

wonder if there’s someone keeping score

when winners are declared

which losers will be spared

and will the defeated be shocked and unprepared

shaken and scared

it’s not the funeral i fear

so much as all the things that seem so clear

when the victory is near

throw a punch and take another hit

though i hate this shoe it seems to fit

my patience starts to fray

but who am i to say

it’s anything more than a decent price to pay

don’t run away

they can thank their gods and i’ll thank mine

turn this brackish water into wine

and once we drink our fill

and chew the bitter pill

and race to the top of a lost and lonely hill

send me the bill

it’s not the funeral i fear

so much as all the things that seem so clear

when the victory is near

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Published in: Uncategorized on March 26, 2017 at 9:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Wait For The Here And After.

find out what you need to know

plant the thought and watch it grow

life moves fast, but take it slow

steady as you go

and if you’re patient enough, a day may come

full of relief and laughter

forcing your way does not always pay

wait for the here and after

tie your shoes and check them twice

brave the dark and fragile ice

carefully as loaded dice

crawl to paradise

and if your number is called, you’ll see your name

up on a lonely rafter

fortune and fame are boring and lame

wait for the here and after

now is an outlook that’s murky

now is an undercooked turkey

defrosting itself on your plate

i myself would prefer to run late

make a promise you can keep

though your eyes may swell and weep

sow a seed and go to sleep

dream of what you’ll reap

and if it never appears, keep wading through

half full of fear and half sure

set yourself free from all you can’t be

wait for the here and after

Published in: Uncategorized on March 13, 2017 at 9:57 am  Leave a Comment