Carried Away

Today, I got carried away.
Instead of work, I play.
Sometimes I forget to live
without stress. The older
I get, the shorter the days.
Today, I got carried away
from what I was doing.
Half the time, I don’t know
which direction to go.
The other half of the time,
I don’t know if I should
go outside or stay in
and hide. These long legs
carry me away. One point
to the next. Feeling blessed
in my chest, I hold my head
high. I look to the sky. I see
wings carry birds away.
I feel the wind chill my skin.
I can count on my days
getting carried away.
My mind might stray, yet
my body will stay. Blue
skies littered with birds
help me find the words
needed to carry me away.
I look ahead and know that
one day, blues fade to black.

One Left

At the start, there were many
just like me: a town full of us.
Now, my heart stays empty.
A store once stood where I
am standing. A church, once
alive, has been laid to rest.
A school that once thrived
is now a page in the history
books. A hospital that once
stood strong is long gone.
Many fled the tiny town,
and some stayed to face
the inevitable destruction
coming their way. Lives
were lost in the small war.
All I could do was watch
as fire surrounded, leaving
me stranded. Many years
later, there is only one left.
I am the man who made it.
I survived life’s greatest
test, and I see the world
for what it is. I am blessed
to be the only one left.

Blessed

I am blessed to have felt
your light. It burns bright.
Through the pain and worry –
life was never boring. Blessed:
I am blessed to have seen
you and your ultra light beam.
Now, even when the light
starts to fade, I remember
the memories we made.
Your light will shine forever
as I live on with you gone.
Blessed: I am blessed to know
that your light will follow
where ever darkness goes.
Your light will shine just fine
as I try to brighten mine.

Life, Love, and All Of The Above

Love life and its light.

Love life alright.

Live, laugh, and love.

Leave nothing.

Be something.

All the Above.

Be alive,

don’t break stride.

Push through.

You never knew

what you could do.

Smile, cry, and love.

Practice all of the above.

Be what you weren’t

yesterday.

Don’t forget to love.

Enjoy life.

Enjoy the journey.

Start your fire

And watch it burn.

Enjoy the flame.

Be glad you came.

Live, Live, and Live.

Be happy.

Love from the core.

Do all of the above

And nothing more.