I hide the deepest turmoil
Deny the grip of pain
Live with love unspoken
Whilst teardrops fall like rain
Living on thy margins
Absorbing radiant grace
Whilst another holds thee
I can but see thy face
Foolish flightful heart
Oh cupid, king of fools
Why deign this hopeless love
This beautiful, poisonous jewel
Cursed above all men
This lonely heart dost roam
To feel the tide of love
But never call thee mine own
I wanted to grow old with youI wanted to grow old with you:I wanted to grow old with you by DanielDGriffiths
turn grey and fade away, subdued.
To walk with you through all the years
and face, as one, our darkest fears.
We'd burn too brightly for this Earth
and share in sorrow and in mirth;
to each the other's soul would bare
and twice the love, at once, declare.
For each would know the other's mind
and there a perfect solace find;
we would be two, though as one known –
discrete though merged & mingled grown.
I wanted to grow old, it's true:
turn grey and fade to dust with you.
I must have done some awful wrongI must have done some awful wrong,I must have done some awful wrong by DanielDGriffiths
such as can't be voiced in song,
to be cast out in favour of
another life, that knows no love.
I must have done some awful thing,
the like of which the Devil sings,
to be abandoned in this way
and left to wrack & disarray.
I must be made of deepest sin,
the very worst that ever was,
for pious men cannot begin
to fathom my desertion's cause.
I must have done some awful deed
for her to turn so far from me.
217.Raindrops down windows,217. by DanielDGriffiths
hesitant like stray fingers
running through her hair
Every momentEvery moment is precious,Every moment by DanielDGriffiths
every second together
worth a lifetime,
and we'll cling to each as though
it is the last:
for experience has taught us
that it often is.
Each waking breath
and cherished –
the only reason to succumb
is to wake in each other's arms.
The weight of every passing
and treasured in its shared
Remember meWill I endure?Remember me by DanielDGriffiths
Will my words resonate?
A syllable or simple phrase
the lonely distance
of the empty space,
Or, round the
vast, unbroken void
displace some other
I'll leave this written
here, to wait –
a dark, mishapen inky trace:
a jagged stain
upon the page.
I Wonder If You Think Of Me
I wonder if you think of me
For even just a trice each day?
A passing thought, a memory,
Or did my words just fade away?
Since first I laid my eyes on you
My ev'ry contemplation's been
Of where you are and what you do –
What sounds you hear, what sights you see.
I hope that you are well, my love,
With friends around who care for you;
Who comfort you when times are tough
With tender words and purpose true.
I ask wherever you may be
Do your thoughts ever turn to me?
I wonder if you dream of me
Maybe now and then at night?
Or did my face from your mind flee
When I was hurried from your sight?
It seems that I'm fore'er avowed
Each time I close my eyes to see
Your smile – as that first time I found
It still has such a hold on me.
But do you ever think of times
When we were once together bound?
For once our thoughts were close entwined
Our souls about each other wound.
But now that you have broken free
Do your thoughts ever turn to me?
The Rainbow's Promise The Rainbow's Promise
A rainbow's arc in the sky, the colors dance up so high.
Through the clouds the beauty soars, the joy it sends is more than sure.
Once I've caught sight, I feel so full of light.
All the hues dance all around me, made by water and light itself.
Joy more than any flower or the best book on the shelf.
All the things that make me sad, are not so bad.
After all, a rainbow is more than it seems.
It's happiness, wonder, excitement and dreams!
A promise from the Lord above, of times of faith, hope and love.
Though some things fall apart,
I can always sing free, when there's a rainbow in my heart!