One Who Totally Got Me

For my life-giving wife, Melanie Ann Gray Back in those days I had major issues When I found a message in my inbox You grew up in a small town like I did I was living at home but on the rocks I was chasing women & drinkin’ heavy ‘Cause each girl wasn’t right forContinue reading “One Who Totally Got Me”

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too wellIt was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sellI was a bunch of basic for someone like herShe was the same age, but more mature She had admirers who were older than meWho I’d get to know and like reluctantlyI was jealous of those guys whoContinue reading “Luck”

If We Had To Say Goodbye

When we’re at the movies And I look over to you in the soft light So many memories fill my mind As you hold my hand so tight Me being me, I get fearful Like an awkward boy in junior high I think about what would happen If we had to say goodbye It wouldContinue reading “If We Had To Say Goodbye”

Dead Inside

Dead inside That’s how I turned out Dead inside I don’t know what I’m about I have no idea how I got this way But here you are asking me today If I remember a time when I felt well But I promised I would never ever tell I cannot unpack all those feelings LockedContinue reading “Dead Inside”

Beach in Seabright

V1: I look at my kids I look at my wife I think to myself What a wonderful life We have a house A couple of cars I feel so grateful As I stare at the stars Chorus: And I know time is moving faster than I’d like I know it’s been a while sinceContinue reading “Beach in Seabright”

I Don’t Worry Now

I used to worry about when I’d find true love But I have you, so I don’t worry now I used to worry about the job I wanted badly But I have you, so I don’t worry now I used to be so concerned about the lessons I learned About what I would wear toContinue reading “I Don’t Worry Now”

The Regular

Well, I’m a regular at the Lucca Grill Where I order the same thing every week A Ham and Pineapple Calzone & a Coke And they listen to me even when I’m bleak I don’t have many friends around anymore My ex-wife took the kids away from me So I go there to check inContinue reading “The Regular”