Sunday, August 28, 2016

Storm of Your Love

When I'm feeling trapped
Let Your love burn through
The fear
Dry my tears

I know I am not this
This is not me
Remind me I am not afraid
Remind me I am Yours
Forever and ever

Love, just love
Is what sets me free
Besiege the castle
Send the walls crashing down
Down down down
Out of the dust and the ashes
I will rise a soldier
For Your kingdom

Wrap me in Your arms of love
You swoop down
When I cry out to You
The earth shakes
Whe foundations of the sea
Are laid raw and bare
In a fury, in the rage of
The storm of Your love

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Caught in the Lyrics

This song is not trapped in my head
no I am trapped inside the song
it holds me captive at midnight
and still won’t let me go at dawn

I love the tune
I adore the lines
I’ve watched the music video
a hundred and three times
words trickle through my mind

The song is mine as I hum all day
until night the song belongs to me
but after sunset
I belong to the song

I’m a prisoner to the enchanting melody
as it twines through my restless mind
I’m held captive by trailing strands of
frayed lyrics

My sighs match the beat
as the night drags on
I can’t sleep
I memorize all but the the last two lines
in the long hours before dawn

I am caught in the lyrics
and when I finally fall asleep
my dreams whisper-sing
with the captivating inflection
of the unrelenting tune

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Touching Air

You're under the deep
In the depths of the sea
Jellyfish touch your tail
Unstung you float through the seaweed 

Mermaid hair flows
Around your shoulders
And you fade through empty wrecks
Of ancient ships

Saltwater skin
Seawater lungs
Fingers try to catch the bubbles
The sun wavers through the water

You try to reach the surface
But shadows push you down again

The sailboats glide over your head
You fade deeper 
Pushing water like we 
Push againsnt the wind

Lonliness lives deep inside you
Heartbeat pulsing, longing
For what lies above the sea
You watch the shadow of a shark glide
Flicker past your underwater cave

Glimmer shimmer glide and sway
The ocean clings to you like a cape
But you shake starfish out of your hair

One trembling finger breaks the surface
Sea-blue eyes widen as
For the first time, you touch...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Metal-Plated Dreams

Purple peanut butter jellyfish chase
Chocolate-covered lima beans
And tree frogs dance on a furry stage
While cactus unicorns
Run from lifelike artichoke

If you plunge into a lemon-flavored
Sea of grass
Don't try to catch 
The eagle-feathered fish

Ostrich juice flows through valleys 

Of summer wintertime
Careful, don't dip your toes in
'Cause rivers have high fevers

I wear a fizzy cape as I rescue
Baby army ants
From a deadly battle
Against exotic coffee cups

I know this makes no sense
But trust me because I know this:
Wrought-iron badgers
Sometimes come alive at night

Before you fall asleep tonight
Buckle on your gold-detecting socks
Because if you're not careful you may
Catch a metal-plated virus

The dreams you'll have are quite bizarre
You'll fly with backpack wings
To a land of strangest things
Don't ask me why

You'll understand it all
Once you've heard the liquid band
Strum songs on old
Crayon-stringed guitars

When I crash land in reality once more
I'll make sure to let you know
But until then I'll wander through
The cotton candy-cane hallways
Of metal-plated dreams