A peaceful house, No time to dwell
A peaceful house, Time will tell
A peaceful house, Surrounding me
A peaceful house, Too good to be
Temporary, This all is
Temporary, Life love and bliss
Temporary, Today my friend
Temporary, This all shall end
Hopefullness, Is what i need
Hopefullness, To excel with greed
Hopefullness, Which will end it all
Hopefullness, All my dreams, avant garde
You and I have been friends forever,
Always as friends, but never better,
Our own relationships could never bother,
Waiting for the day to be together.
Then time stopped, all at once,
Feeling like our life had shunt,
Imagining what could have been in all those months,
Unable to breath, air escaped my lungs.
Not knowing if you were safe,
If you had moved on to a better place,
Controlling my emotions, no better way to behave,
This tombstone you might as well engrave.
Had you moved on in the life of love?
Had you celebrated a major change, releasing the doves?
Had it been time for you to take off your glove?
Had you forgotten me in the stars above?
Low and behold, right under my nose,
You were here, near me and so close,
You were the one I would have always chose,
Now come into my arms and keep the door closed.
A life the universe willed us to live,
My heart is yours and my life to give,
My mind of future always adrift,
The damage done, now love redemptive.
To love them unconditionally
To always be by their side
To support them through it all
To give your life for theirs
To give it up in a day
The long walks downtown
The embarrassing songs made
The girls longed for
A heart once filled with love
Stabbed and bled dry
A crevice that once was whole
Left to dance alone
To know that you read this
I’m sorry for what’s happened
We both deserve a better end
An end without hostility
I miss you
Our love has seen the endless stars
To free us from our loss
To forever find our home in each
And to keep us from the frost
Waiting years, lovers past
But never of our own
Has taught us what we need to know
To make sure each have grown
And now you’re here in my arms
A destiny in the stars
Reaching down to push us forth
Released, our holding bars
Elden slept for most of the day. When he finally sat up from bed, his shirt tore away from the bed, and stretched away from his skin, in sweat. For him, it was like a wet band aid that was stuck on for far too long, slowly being peeled from the skin. Mid-summer was unbearable for most, but for Elden it was a relief. The simple refreshing satisfactions on days of peaked heat. To experience the exhaustion and beat down of the day cooking someone alive, then a cool breeze, or a wet pull of clothes from the skin allowing a cool touch, integrates itself into life, and everything seems to be marvelous. Even if only for a few seconds. Today was one of Elden’s favored days of the week–his day off.
Elden still lived with his parents in their average suburban home. It was a two story house, fair sized yard; front and back, and everything was always clean. After changing into clothes which did not stink of a gym locker that has gone years without cleaning–rancid onions, Elden set off for a walk. The walk was not long, since Elden’s goal was the neighborhood park only blocks away. With a large book wedged under one arm and a half eaten apple in hand, Elden felt that this day was already off to a good start.
Continue reading Revitalized Legacy pt.2