Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lady Inspiration, My disparage

Caravaggio's  'Inspiration of St.Matthew' ca.1602, Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi Rome

Caravaggio's 'Inspiration of St.Matthew' ca.1602, Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi Rome

And inspiration wanes
Leaving me in a cell of loneliness
Leaving me to ponder my situation
What have I done to deserve this?
Did I not treat her right?
I never abused her beauty
I never cheated on her with Plagiarism

And inspiration flips me the bird
She laughs in my face and then walks away
What did I do to lose such a partner?
Must I try harder?
Must I change the way I think?
Must I change the way I write?
I’ll let go of me so that I can be you!

And she drifts slowly away
I begin to grow bitter
Up yours! I scream
I’ll find another one just like you
She’ll treat me better than you
She’ll keep me inspired
I won’t need to change

I’ll eat at you like mange


Child of 12

What has this life done to you
dear child of 12?
Why does the cutting not release your tongue?
I hate what this life has done

I’m sorry your parents are still children
I’m sorry you’re forced to grow up

What has this life done to you
dear child of 12?
Why drugs to help your plight?
You’ve grown too weak to fight?

I’m sorry you’re feeling this pain
I know you want the sun
but instead you get the rain

Come into my arms and weep on my shoulder
I’ll hold you for as long as I can
I’ll fight this war with you
Together we’ll see it through

You’re 12 not 48
I know it’s not too late