Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Light Takes Time

Sometimes the wind sweeps
Through my skin, rekindling
Memories of back when

We used to talk
And laugh at smoke
Billowing through
Our hollow halls
As time danced on
Our faded floor
Hand-in-hand with
Everything we knew before

Sometimes the Sun
Bleaches the boards
That pave my porch
And it reminds me that
The light takes time
The light takes time
To fade the scars
Of weathered hearts

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Beyond Blue Skies

And as I lay
Between these sheets
Where my past
And future meet
I pray the night
Might sing a song
To put to rest
The ho-hum drone
Of my sweet death

I won’t weep
I will not cry
There’ll be no sobs
There'll be no sighs
When I die
When I die
There’ll only be
Rejoicing up
Beyond blue skies

And as I lay
Beneath this Sun
Breathing the sea
Tasting the mud
My thoughts reclaim
Moments of love
In times long gone
With all the friends
Who have moved on

No, I won’t sleep
A single wink
Another night
Not this week
Until I know
My only task
Now lay complete
I won’t sleep
I won’t sleep

And as I stand
With empty hands
Before my King
And fellow Man
There is one thought
I must relay
Just one word
My soul must say:

Goodbye.

Until the next
Moment we meet
Until our hearts
Again breathe beats
Goodbye, dear friend
Goodbye, my love
Thank you again

From up above.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time

The sunshine woke
The darkened corners
Of my heart
Like ocean waves
On lonely sands
In midnight dark

I crept out
From in my cave
Down on all fours
Hoping you’d save
Me from myself

We let the time
Tick on the wall
While we took count
Of all the stars
Above our heads

We let Time
Heal all the scars
While we took in
The clouds we saw
Passing us by
Like kites waltzing
To wind chimes

There we sat
You next to me
Just like we had before
And there we were
Just you and I
Knocking on another door

Welcome Back

Welcome back
To where we were
Before you gave me
Away to yesterday

Tomorrow came rushing
Like a wave
Across the dusty
Plains of my sickened brain

The night was cold
Like your embrace
It froze the tears
Of shame running
Like streams
Across my face

Welcome back
To where we were
Before you sold me
Off to yesterday

Thursday, September 12, 2013

We Will Be Free

One day we will all be free:

From the hate we harbor
in our hearts
The Fear we nurture
in our minds
The Violence we promote
in our schools
The wars we wage
Within our homes
The corruption we keep hidden
in our churches
The cowardly silence
we hold so sacred

Until that day, keep hope that
One day we will all be free



©Adam Gonzales 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Less Like Home

There’s a place inside my head
That I used to call home
But now the bills are overdue
And the weeds are overgrown

I’m standing by a gate with a rusted lock
Praying that the rain will wash away my thoughts
But the skies are overcast with a subtle gray
While the dry November air brings back what I forgot
There’s a place inside my mind
Where I go to pass the time
But now the voices there inside
Are sounding less and less alive

As the air creeps slowly down into my lungs
I watch as leaves fall softly from where they have hung
And the chill of the season stops me in my tracks
As I lose all reason and start singing songs that I was once sung

There’s a place inside my head
That I used to call home
But now the doors are all locked
And I’m outside alone