Just Like You

they told me
to go and find someone again
that the next person would
be better

the first one
had a laugh
a bright smile
just like you

the second one
had a curve
a body
just like you

the third one
had passion
for others
just like you

but
it turns out
only you
were
just like you

Eons

it has been eons
since the last time
I sat down and cried

it has been eons
since the last time
I looked up and smiled

it has been eons
since the last time
I saw your simple grin

it has been eons since
and it will be eons till
I find myself not thinking
about how many eons it has been

I Drift

I drift
up high
away
and land
somewhere
for one
lifetime

they call
for me
to come
back home
but where
is home
but where
was home

I close
my eyes
and point
away
from them
and drift
again

next page
chapter
volume
series
distinct
brand new
people
the old
no more

Farewell

names written in stone
tears shed for disorder
there comes a time
where dreams lay to rest

and by and by
do the trees sing
“oh how wonderful,
how beautiful
is love
from smooth spring
from scorching summer
from agile autumn
from windswept winter”

trees that
turn over a new leaf
do so without fail
just to survive
they don’t hold out
for succulent spring
nor supreme summer
nor authentic autumn
nor wise winter
but yet I’m here

wondering
thinking
hoping
yearning
wishing
for you

like a flower waiting
to bloom in time
but
it has been never
since forever
and never is a long time
possibly longer than forever.

Differences

The differences between you and me
I’ve seen the sky turn from blue to grey
I’ve watched a ship sail from west to east
You haven’t

The differences between you and me
I’ve heard the voices of the choir carol
I’ve listened to the speeches of great men
You haven’t

The differences between you and me
I’ve tasted the bitterness of cocoa
I’ve savoured the sweetness of peaches
You haven’t

And yet
You tell me
You’ve seen the colours of the wind
You’ve heard the layman’s cry for change
You’ve tasted victory despite defeat

Indeed
Most of all
The difference between you and me
You love me
But I don’t love me

Did It Matter

Did it matter to you
That my goals disappeared
That what I made went up in flames?

Did it matter to you
That my best friend leapt off
That the sole witness was me?

Did it matter to you
That I suffered from nightmares
That they didn’t stop after waking up?

Did it matter to you
That I could only read certain words
That sentences were once in a blue moon?

Cause look at you now
Begging on your knees
Calling yourself my BFF
That you’ve loved me all along
Reaching out to barely grasp
At the riches that I have amassed
Only a dollar, only a thousand
What are friends for, eh?

Stay away all you fair weather friends
Cause apparently I did not matter then.

Does It Matter

Does it matter
If the world thinks of you
As a mean person
If the world thinks of you
Better off dead

Does it matter
If the world believes itself
More than with evidence
If the world believes itself
Despite your desperate protesting

Does it matter
If the world locks you out
Because you can’t draw a straight line
If the world locks you out
Because you can’t reach a high note

Does it matter
If the world keeps you down
Demanding you change your ways
If the world keeps you down
Demanding that you are to blame

Does it matter
If the world brands you
Unlovable
If the world brands you
A disease

Does it matter at all
What other people say
Cause I am by your side
I will be by your side
Best friends never leave