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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Deluxe

No strings
The only thing that motivates me is the desire to share a bit of myself with the  world. So, I have and I will continue to do so. At the link below is a collection of every bit of poetry I have ever written, and a bit of prose to liven it up. It may not be the greatest thing the world has ever seen, but it doesn't have to be. I'm satisfied that it's the best thing I have done.

Technicolor Dreams (2014 Deluxe Edition)

I hope you enjoy.

They remain forever yours,

Lloyd Webber


Houdini

Nocturna

Find me in the dead of night, 
knock on the door. 
I’ll say, you were right. 
I wish I had never lied. 
I wish I had surrendered to light
Are you there? I wish you would remain
Out of my mind and just out of sight.
Love, out of reach

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Synchronicity

Crystallized

Amid frozen dreams and falling skies,
A rush of blood flows to the heart - 
Till its walls fall – leaving us alone.

Follow me –
Your heart beats like mine.
Synchronous.

Around us lies a world,
Loud and incoherent 
With its clinging and clanging,
Drowned out by hearts
Beating as one.

Free from the chains
Of this world and its ties –
That bind.

Follow me –
Until we find,
The world as we want it to be 
Somewhere beyond a rainbow,
Where worries and cares 
Disappear.

A world where stars and skies collide
Where heartbeats and dreams live.
Forever –
Crystallized
Heartbeat as one

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Once Upon a Dream

ICARUS
A Man did Fly
Oceans pull us down.
If we fall in love with the sun - 
We fall from the sky.
But - in these dark days,
There is nothing left to learn
Except how to fly.
So - teach me to fly, 
Or cushion my fall below - 
To hell’s dark fire.

Writer's Note
I've never understood the Myth of Icarus, or maybe as a young boy, reading the story of Icarus and Daedarus, I took the wrong lesson from it. 
Yes, Icarus flew too close to the sun, but briefly, if only for a short while, he flew higher than any man had ever flown before. He lived more in those few seconds than if he had lived a thousand more years.
Yes, Icarus flew too close to the sun, but he still flew.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What Dreams are Made of

The Mythology of Creation and the Creation of Mythology

“The Mythology of Creation and The Creation of Mythology: The very act of creation (and is that not what myth making is), is a shared act. When I write "the sky is blue", there is a world of meaning behind it, but more importantly, there is a world of meaning still to be created by those that read such simple words”
All dream...but not equally

There is a strong connection between dreams, storytelling and myths. If myths and the making of myths (and is that not what storytelling is?) are a way for humanity to resolve its existential dilemmas, dreams (unconscious mythmaking) could be said to serve the same purpose. We make meaning of our world by the mythmaking process. In dreams, as in storytelling, we make meaning not just of the world, but of ourselves.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Myths and Legends

Duality

 “We are all of us, built on a foundation of myths that contain their opposites, both logical and lived. What does it mean to be called good, if evil and the potential for evil do not live in the world and in you?”
Myth come true

Humanity has always been interested in myths. It’s borne out of  our desire to understand the world. Myths are how humanity makes sense of what can often seem a strange, cruel and unforgiving world. Imagine the first people to see lightning. How terrified would they have been?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Of Strings and Broken Things

The Marionette

A world of puppets - 
tangled in strings.
Trapped with ties that bind - 
to a cruel unflinching world.

But we close our eyes.
Pretend to be free.
Pretend we do not see - 
The strings that bind you and me.
There are no strings on me

Friday, October 17, 2014

Shooting Holes

The Siren

Sing a simple song
A siren that guides mankind
on its way back home

You and me...

Monday, October 13, 2014

There's something about Haiku

5-7-5

A haiku a day
keeps the good doctor away
So I always say
Left, to inner peace






Friday, October 10, 2014

Love in the Time of Science Fiction

The Void

Beyond a dark and silent yonder,
A distant sun hides a star that burns -  
incandescent and all consuming.
Leaving faint dust and monochrome
supernova trailing its wake.

A distant light - a kind of foghorn,
calling out in blackest night,
Evaporates nightmares - 
Leaving daydreams behind,
Of love - borne of first sight.
Traps us all night

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lost in Wonderland

The Looking Glass 

Alone – in a crushing, faceless sea. 
Trapped by the looking glass – a mirror for the universe, 
The hidden door all around us.
Egress for the soul, 
Keeping a universe at bay.

Rush headlong and drink its world in. 
Lose yourself in its seductive charm. 
Fly through a one-way entrance, 
Through a screen door forever ajar –
to a world locked away

A rushing flood – 
Draining beat-by-beat, humanity’s heart. 
None care break free from its seductive chain. 
On the way down, we rush everlong – 
into the seductive rabbit hole. 

Through the looking glass we go –
Racing to a rocky bottom
Hiding a lonely place of dying.
There we wait, to wither away 
And fritter away our joyful youth. 

Head bowed, and led astray
By lifeless bright lights that hold
Plastic memories and dreams. 
Headlong and headstrong–we come of age 
Ensnared by jailers we chose – trapped in a looking glass
Death and its spiral

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Harlequinade, or Of Happy Nights and Dark Days

CURTAINS
Harlequinade – A mannequin world,
A cruel, dim stage devoid of life.
Actors wearing dark, twisted masks
Hideous smiles frozen in pantomime.

Smiles hiding darkness
perverting laughter and mirth
Smiles that never reach the eyes
while the knife quietly slips deep.

Never fear–the dam breaks
The curtain slips, all is laid bare 
To see, the darkness in their hearts
Glimpsed on their faces
The Phantom within


Friday, May 16, 2014

The Grand Lie

Pro patria mori

The witless few who clap and cheer,
The pitiless many who laugh and sneer,
And send sons and daughters to be martyrs
To give their lives for worthless barters.

Pray thee you never have to tell,
Their dear mothers of their last living hell.
War, that cruel game – dreamt by the old,
played by youth, whose bodies are sold

Youth – who live and die and fight,
And watch their youth fade into night.
Who sleep a fitful sleep beneath skies
That burn cruel like a fever that never dies

For all they give, we ask for more,
In this, our headlong match to war.
So smile, you few, who still can
At the folly of the beast called man.

You witless few, who clap and cheer,
You pitiless many who laugh and sneer,
Pray thee, you never come to know,
The hell to which in life and death they go.
Nevermore, except forevermore

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Killer and the Saint: A Novella

Tender flesh, waiting -
For the dropping Guillotine -
Eyes Blank, Wide Open

     Technicolor Dreams

Chapter 1: Two-Face

The actors of life
Have their frozen smiles trapped as
They wait their cue to
Join its vicious cabaret
-       Technicolor Dreams


Marais, First and Queen Mary, 2057

The frozen hell called winter lingered on interminably; an endless ordeal that was only barely endured. In these parts of the world, 6 months of bone-chilling cold followed by 6 months of sweltering heat had become the new normal. Everyone had long ago gotten used to it.

The man in the black trench coat stood statuesque at the corner of First and Queen Mary Boulevard, his breath visible in the soft, pale, February moonlight. The thin trench coat seemed to envelop him, a tarp over his slight, insignificant figure.

The constant puffs of breath were the only signs of life in the cold, lonely night.

His mind worked feverishly even in the still silence. His eyes carefully scanned the landscape while he retrieved memories of happier days, hidden in the tombs of distant time.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Of Lost and Forgotten Trains

Locomotion
Where does the locomotive go...
what does the locomotive do...
when life takes away its stations,
and fate steals its tracks?
It breaks free...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Of Grief and Relief

Heavy Seas

Thunderstorms of life and love,
Pregnant with meagre relief - 
rain upon this scorched
and parched earth
Storm coming. Batten down the hatches!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Of Reality and Fantaseas

Perchance to Dream of Electric Sheep

Fuzzy as dreams
seen from miles away - 
Trapped within the seams
of who I am but cannot say.

'Snared in a fortress so digital, 
analog won't let me go.
Yet - like a lost boy so mythical,
I wait. For a yesterday, I do not know.


World, Out of Focus 

Writer's Note: Re-edit of an older piece to attain a proper abab rhyme scheme. An ode to feeling out of place, an ode to time, out of joint.



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Of Sticks and Stones, and Broken Bones

Superhero

The sticks and stones are broken,
and the dirt is in your eye
but the heart has spoken
and it will ne'er die
Fright(ful) night
When love was lost