Only

0nly a damp darkness
shows us winter’s here
only that darkness knowst
the shadows of fear
only the pale low sunlight,
cloudy sky
only the daylight comes
where dead leaves lie
only an invisible life
harbinger of spring
so much good hidden
yet time will bring
only the winter sky
only as clouds go by
dead leaves
keep creatures warm
in the winter storm
March will bring new buds,
As small birds will sing

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Now the melancholy’s gone

I feel a kind of numbness on this January day
The darkness came down sudden and I feel it’s here to stay
Shall I make myself some tea and pretend that you are here?
I feel naked like the wood underneath that swish venee
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I’m feeling kinda nothin’ now the melancholy’s gone
Should I be doing summat that’ll give me, like, some fun?
The silence is not threatening, but neither is it good
Did you ever wish yourself , you weren’t made of flesh and blood?


I’m feeling so damned stupid for falling on my back
My shoulder was in agony and there’s whiplash in my neck
The doctor, he injected me, but he said it’s down to luck
He may have missed the mark, he says
and I just say,oh heck

Apparently the elderly are not in much demand
I heard a sorta whisper as my head went in the sand
We must keep this hidden or we’ll frighten off the young
They don’t seem to notice 
but the cat does lick my hand

I didn’t know how old I was till the clock flew off the wall
Isn’t it uncanny what you see before the Fall?

The labels, me and you

Get your label, do not go unmarked
Star of David, tattoos on the arm
Would that Jesus sprang out from the dark
With his eyes compassionate yet stark
Get your label, do not go unmarked
Let some demon burn you in the dark
See the angels haunted
,wanting balm
Get your label, do not go unmarked
Star of David, tattoos on the arm

Hair like golden silk and eyes of blue
Valkyrie do your task without alarm
Noone needs to put a mark on you
Even with your penance overdue
Hair like golden silk and eyes of blue
Can one’s present virtue be assumed?
Making contact, eyes that more than charm
Hair like golden silk and eyes of blue
Valkyrie do your task with wasting charm