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.

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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

Tell Me Not

Tell me not of heartache
Cured by a single apology
Cured by swallowing pride
Cured by telling the truth

Tell me not of pain
Cured by a single kiss
Cured by human change
Cured by humor

Tell me not of hate
Cured by listening
Cured by letting go
Cured by exchange

Tell me not of love
Cured by ‘a better one’
Cured by monetary troubles
Cured by death

Last Thought

May this be the last I think of you
When I walk down the streets
And a cat leaps onto my path
Crying for a little attention

May this be the last I think of you
When I turn on the television
And the drama tells of a love story
That started great, yet gone all awry

May this be the last I think of you
When I find myself in a bookshop
And the books all scream for my touch
To find hidden gems between them

May this be the last I think of you
When I hear songs sung in French
And the singer reaches a high note
Holding it beyond all belief

May this be the last I think of you
When I write down this poem
And your words still linger like a breeze
Memories are but a cursed blessing

Question

Question the Sun
He holds the secret to never burning out

Question the Earth
She holds the secrets to living without complaint

Question the Sky
He holds the secret to staying free and yet grounded

Question Yourself
You hold the secret to being you

Smile For The Camera

Smile for the camera
It’s your birthday
Wait don’t blow the candles yet
Make wishes, all of them

Smile for the camera
It’s your graduation day
Wait don’t take off your gown yet
Hug your friends, all of them

Smile for the camera
It’s your wedding day
Wait don’t toss the rose bouquet yet
Pluck the thorns, all of them

Smile for the camera
It’s your funeral
Wait don’t go into the furnace yet
Say goodbye, all of us

Not A Second More

The stars never told me of your existence
Nor did they ever told you of mine
I would struggle to know my identity
But you knew yours all along

We woke at the same time that morning
You had to head down early to work
I opened my eyes to the light in my eyes
I didn’t sleep well at all

My afternoon was filled with voices
“You’re useless, why aren’t you working?”
“You should never call yourself as my son anymore.”
I could only curl up and cry

Your boss had you come up to his office
A promotion was on its way
Colleagues all had roses ready
It was a huge celebration

The door slammed behind me
The voices wouldn’t follow me out
The lift ride down was filled with thoughts
“Should I never live another day?”

The road was quiet for a rainy evening
Filled with water, indistinguishable from my tears
The cars took no heed of me
The traffic lights never turned red

Yet you stopped
In your white car
Parked right beside
Me of my past

“Are you okay?”
“Do you need help?”
“Get inside my car, it’ll shelter you for a while.”
Your soft voice cut through the rain

And your screams did too
As the grim reaper drove his truck
Right past the crimson light
Right into you

I’ve woken from my nightmare
It has been three years since
I guess all I needed was that one minute with you
Not a second more