Strangers Who Once KissedSix months ago I didn't think that I would be crossing the street just to avoid asking 'How are you?'Two years ago, I knew with such innocent clarity that never a day would go by that your name wouldn't cross my lips.But the unthinkable has come to pass, and I see you hurrying down the sun dappled avenue, towards the tube station where you will be lost forever, and I turn the other way. You've seen me. Of course you have seen me. Our eyes have met across tumbling leaves and autumn chills, we have paused, locked, the wind tugging at our coats trying to make us turn away. And I doI can see in your disappointed face that I have turned my eyes away from you, the whites of them sparking with recognition, but the centre, the bit that matters, flickers away in deliberate ignorance. The world has slowed around us whilst we pause, but as I offer you my shoulder reality catches up with us. A shoulder that was never before turned coldly to
whisperswe are too fragile to be great, but we are too great to see (remember) that we are fragile.
This Withered RoseTill your withered rosetakes water in again, Iwon't get over you.
FlawsNext to me, a girl swings her hair around her neck. It's perfect and straight, the kind I wish was mine. Her sweatshirt is a deep purple with white lettering, proclaiming her part in the varsity cheer squad. I had stopped going to the games; no matter how much noise was around me, the cold chills of the bench and the lack of human warmth next to me dampened the experience.The teacher coughs awkwardly at the front of the room. That's what they all do, lately. We're the tough class, the mean class. Other classes get along fine, but for some reason, there is an abundance of hatred in this room."For today's exercise," She's saying, passing out pieces of clean white paper, "I want you to stop focusing on all the negative things you may see in each other, and make a list of good things."The girl next to me snickers, and raises her hand. I don't listen to her question, I just stare at the paper in front of me.I know from the start that we'll be paired up. That my page will be full of prai
When It Rains It Pours..Have you ever noticed that when it rains it poursHow every bit of bad luck just happens to be yoursAnd just when you think it's as bad as it can getYou suddenly realize you ain't seen the half of it yetAnd not only does it just keep getting worseBut for every step forward you're taking two in reverseIt's like every road block was made just for youJust in case the day might've been too easy to get throughAnd then when you think the rain has come to a standstillWhen the clouds start to part and you can finally feelLike the sun might actually toss out a ray or twoIn come the clouds again pouring down rain on youIt would almost be amusing if it were anyone elseBut as your luck would have it, it's always yourselfSomebody out there, whoever works on fate's behalfMust be rolling hard somewhere having a jolly good laughSo this one goes out to my most unfortunate of friendsThe ones who still get up, only to be knocked back down again
whispersthe old porch swing sighsspirits of lovers long gonewhispering goodnight
miles apart, inches away.Your voice doesnt sound the same through the phone.I can feel you breathing, hear your gentle sighs in between words, but they sound tinny and weak. My fingers are wound tightly around the phone. The wire connecting it to the wall is my lifeline, my connection to you. I try to picture where you are, what youre doing, and I see nothing. I just cant imagine you anywhere without me there, too.I think I love you.I tell you this, and you reply in kind. I imagine your words traveling through thin wires, by water and sky and land, faster than my heart beats when you say my name. I think of all the other lovers who lay curled up under blankets, cradling their receivers as they cling on to every word spoken by the soft voice on the other end of the line.My heart is heavy with the weight of missing you.
Learning How to FlyHelp me, stop me falling,I dont want to die.I want to stop this falling,Teach me how to fly.Dance among the shadows,Tease the pale grey dawn,Let me stay forever,Learning how to soar.Take me away, way up high,Where flying feels like falling And to fall, it seems, To fly.
WingsGive me strength to flyAnd I will never say goodbyeTo you againJust reach out your handAnd you and I will never standAlone again(vocalization)I know you are tiredAnd I am weak and we are miredIn the clayAnd how I feel your painAnd how it waxes with the waningOf the moon(vocalization)If you believeIn me when I can't see the lightAnd I hold youEven when all your days are nightThen we will make it through the darkest hoursAnd find the dawnAnd find the dawnThrough the dark we plodWe're hoping, wondering when GodWill save the dayBut maybe we must waitUntil we walk through Heaven's gateTo taste the light(vocalization)But God will not forgetAnd though we sorrow there is yetTomorrow's hopeI take your hand in mineAnd trust that there will come a timeWhen we are home(vocalization)If you believeIn me when I can't see the lightAnd I hold youEven when all your days are nightThen we will make it through the darkest hoursAnd find the dawnAnd find the