The Balance

Is it only a coincidence that animals need oxygen and plants need carbon dioxide, and that each gives what the other requires?

A Fine Line

Walk a tightrope carefully Don’t be bold Feel the wire beneath your feet Don’t lose control Dance between the bullets of life and death Chance the danger — a whispered breath Adrenaline rise — See it in your eyes Experience the heat Of inevitable defeat It’s a fine line Between …

The Fortress

(part 1 of Survival) I The Preparation The mote is filled And the drawbridge tight — Their weapons are their tools For survival For the Guardians of the fortress Prepare to defend themselves Against a hungry pack Of wolves The clouds come rolling in Death watches with a grin… Fear …

Part of the Darkness

Part 1 Greater than infinity Larger than the sky Within the hardened hearts of steel The feeling you can’t hide Conscious of those staring eyes Looking in from the dark Makes your hair stand up on end As the fear you have sets in Fear’s part of the darkness That …

Alternate Universe

Phantom lights Distorted nights Fighting the dream beyond Shades of white Transposed delight Fading on and on and on… Underneath the darkness Parallel with time In between time — Ever-expanding Beyond reason Beyond time Denying physical reason Confusing emotional seasons It can take you for a spin And you won’t …

Tomorrow’s Knight

(part 2 of Survival) Tomorrow’s soldier In the evening of a coming day Fighting for freedom He knows there’s got to be a better way But he knows he’s got to get away But there’s nowhere to run Nowhere to hide Nowhere to be afraid No time for fun No …

The Balance

1 Life and Death Share the same breath Of each succeeding day Courage and fears Smiles and tears Molded from similar clay Reality Lost in tranquility Infinity Patience may die With temper increased But spirits will fly When the shame is released The Balance of the Universe Keeps everything in …

The Stranger

In the light of the moon He watches me With distant eyes I know who he is But I can’t see his face He needs no disguise The stranger calls to me And says I must go with him But I tell him he’ll just have to wait Not yet …

Sudden Moves

Everything hangs deathly by the wire Waiting for a burst of wind to blow it from its lair And send it tumbling out into an anxious air Trembling at the thought of disturbance Waiting for peace to rear its ugly head On the edge — With just enough courage to …

The Warrior

He walks with pride this gallant man His boots are stained with blood He leaves behind with every step The cries of pain and death He has a job that he does well With sorrow he succeeds But goes on to light again The flame that melts his soul His …

Wise Old Man

A wise old man from another age Told me of passion, fear and rage He gave advice, I lent my ear In my head he seems so near It all seems so long ago To me his life he did bestow Given this I must survive To keep alive his …