+brain poems


While I work on having my memoir published, I am working on a collection of poems and short stories that are centered around brain, heart, courage, and home. I shall share these poems/stories on this blog. Let's start with three poems involving the brain.




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Deception Wizard



As I stand in front of the class, I can’t help but laugh.

I got here by taking the short track.

No one sees the shortcuts I took to learn this and that.

Let me pull another rabbit out of my hat.


Chapters not read, math problems unsolved.

It's like I've signed the devil’s clause.

Pausing to take it in.

Others struggle, but my magic is not to lend.


Peers look into my emerald eyes.

They try to wrap their brains around my lies.

No surprise that I always win.

I'm the teacher’s pet with a wizardly grin.


Cross my heart, it's not made out of tin.

Let's begin the heat I get.

All because I get the passing sip.

Ask me about the lesson, I'll have no tips.


I've mastered the art of making it up.

A cup half full of knowledge and half-lies stirred up.

If I need to escape, up in the balloon I’ll go.

Looking down at the baffled ones down below.


It's all a show with bright lights.

I fight to keep ahead, with all my might.

Mighty I am and will continue to strive to be.

Hope they don't find me out and expose me.






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Out of my Mind?


Am I the jester?

The naïve fool?


Should have seen this was what you were going to do.

You’re such a tool.


Speaking of tools.

You fucked up my brain.


Putting in thoughts of doubt and pain.

I am partly to blame.


Shame, shame on you.

You called me crazy.


I feel so blue, but see red.

Please someone eliminate these thoughts from my head.





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Dreamland

As I lay me down to sleep, I hope you come visit me. Gone too quick, I was 16. Taken from you was discovering the person I’ve come to be. It isn't fair, but still, I share my memories of you. Thinking of all the laughs we shared has helped me make it through. Never forget I miss you, but you come to me in my dreams. For that, I can't help but sing:

Take me to Dreamland where I can be with you. You'll take my hand and it feels like there isn't anything I can't do. I get to see your face and your smile, sad that this feeling only lasts a while. Oh, it's true, I love and miss you.

You've recently had to leave. It's broken my spirit, that's easy to see. You've always been there for me. However, I feel a little positively, you'll get to be with our mother again. Happy for you two, but I still feel like I've lost a best friend. Never forget I still miss you, but you come to me in my dreams. For that, I can't help but sing:

Take me to Dreamland where I can be with you. You'll take my hand and it feels like there isn't anything I can't do. I get to see your face and your smile, sad that this feeling only lasts a while. Oh, it's true, I love and miss you.

I hate to wake and be pulled for the sweet dream escape. As tears rush down my face, I fear I might not get to see you again. You both are more than a friend. A son left without a mother and a sister who can't be with her brother. I think of you both throughout the day, wishing and yearning that tonight we get a visit from each other. Never forget I still miss you, but you come to me in my dreams. For that, I can't help but sing:

Take me to Dreamland where I can be with you. You'll take my hand and it feels like there isn't anything I can't do. I get to see your face and your smile, sad that this feeling only lasts a while. Oh, it's true, I love and miss you.

Unfortunately, not every night provides me with a visiting dream. Occasionally Dreamland can be cruel to me. I swallow back that fear while I manifest a better night's sleep. One that includes one or both of you. Never forget I still miss you, but you come to me in my dreams. For that, I can't help but sing:

Take me to Dreamland where I can be with you. You'll take my hand and it feels like there isn't anything I can't do. I get to see your face and your smile, sad that this feeling only lasts a while. Oh, it's true, I love and miss you.




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