Tuesday Poetry: Human Connections are Hard to Find

Sometimes when I
Want someone to hold,
Or for someone
To hold me,
My cat knows – 
She lays and 
Purrs on my chest
When I’m lonely.
She’s always there
To knead on my chest
With nails that need clipped
Poking me, drawing blood – 
She settles and sleeps
The constant hum
Of her hypnotic purr.
Some days I fall
Asleep to her affection,
Some days she sleeps
On the couch
When I toss and turn – 
Her affection never
Stops the night terrors
She’s always there afterwards,
But cats can only do
So much for humans

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.

Poetry Monday: Accept the Love; Any Love

Confusion and lack of focus
Negative thoughts swirling around
One bad assumption leads
To one bad memory or 
Many, and leads to more
Bad assumptions – lying

This is Satan, Lucifer, The Devil
Thoughts run amuck to
Make you hate yourself, to
Make you hurt yourself, to
Make you kill yourself, to – 
The demons are inside you

When your mind wants you
To push away people who
Love you; ones you love,
The one you love – 
It’s not the love you wanted
But it’s the love you need

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.

Flashback Friday Poetry: Buckle Down

mistake after mistake
i constantly make
before i lose face
changes must be made
losing all faith
sacrifice what i crave
though it seems strange
all must be changed

it’s time i find
my priority of time
focus my mind
and feelings inside
no more sublime
nothing undefined
lost in my pride
stuck in the stride

focus must come
i must be one
no more fun
for nothing is done
time to grow numb
to get things done
i’ve had my fun
serious time has begun

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.