After Pain

Pain leaves a stain
we can’t get out.
What happens after
pain? Are we the same?
Some pain remains
like insatiable flames.
What can we expect
after pain sustains?
The pain will pass,
but not too fast.
The pain won’t last
when we rip away
its mask. After pain,
we can win the game
and tame the flame.
Pain leaves as soon
as we do. Our pain
ends after it begins.

Mere Mortals

Life allows me to see
all things that can be.
If we know we have life,
we must not think twice.
This sacred life will expire,
but that date is unknown.
I choose to feed the fire
that I have created alone.
We are just mere mortals –
humans wandering on earth.
In life, there aren’t portals
that aid us in our search.
Death will come, but it will
have to wait. At this rate,
I hope it shows up late.
I’m just a mere mortal
waiting to meet my fate.

Camouflage

I blend into my environment.
I become one with it.
Leaves become a part of me.
I stay still as silence fills
the air that I breathe.
I can’t be seen. I know
when and where to show.
It’s by choice I hide –
concealing what’s inside.
In life, I leave the sight
of those who lack light.
I stay away during the day;
I become a star seen at night.

Are You Down?

If I am down, will you be, too?
If I am sad, will you be, too?
If I am mad, will you be, too?
Are you down to be around?
If I smile, will you frown?
If I scream, will you hear
my sound? If I dream,
will I be free? Are you down
to be down? I am down.
I hope you are down, too.

Hope

I hope to have hope. I need to cope.
Life’s a steep slope. Living is like climbing
up a burning rope. These four letters form
protection from the storm. I search for
the light that guides my sight. I try to fly
this kite every day and night. I try to win
this fight – to ensure there is nothing left.
I hope I have hope – a burning light
in the dark. I hope to be myself.
I hope I can be of some help.