Crushing Crush

There’s a girl I’ve known since I was seventeen Has an aquatic blue eye and another that’s green She’s not the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen but she’s the one I was crushing on back then I was dating others who were nothing like her Whether they liked me or not, I wasn’t that sureContinue reading “Crushing Crush”

From April to August

We were only together From April to August From Spring thru Summer She was fine, She was mine We’d hit the dive bars And the record shops From Spring thru Summer I was her fan and her man Sometime after Labor Day She said she was movin’ away Her father got a job up NorthContinue reading “From April to August”

She’s Datin’ a Bad Boy

Her grades began to slip from A’s & B’s to C’s & D’s Her current choice of schoolboy won’t give her fond memories He’s been makin’ her feel guilty He don’t respect her one bit He’s a cocky lil’ sumbitch Born to end up a misfit She’s datin’ a bad boy Oh, he’s not gonnaContinue reading “She’s Datin’ a Bad Boy”

Not a Big Deal

V1 We went over to the park that afternoon And sat there on a bench by the pond She came up with quite a few reasons Why by month’s end, she wanted me gone I looked down at my summer sandals I knew truth from her heart was revealed And I tried to hide whatContinue reading “Not a Big Deal”

Her Happy Place

When she’s had a hard day When she can’t even speak When she’s running on empty So depressed, afraid and weak It’s right there on her face I offer her a warm embrace And become her happy place And when she wants to talk She really needs to vent Maybe it’s work or the kidsContinue reading “Her Happy Place”

Oh Steubenville

It was the Summer before I started freshman year I was invited to go on a week-long religious retreat Thought it was neat that my church sponsored me Maybe Jesus Christ was who I would meet A small group including my best friend and me Got on that jet plane and flew through the skyContinue reading “Oh Steubenville”

Meadow in the Moonlight

In a meadow in the moonlightWhere the rabbits fall asleepWe laid down on a blanketAnd we both started to weep For we were so grateful to be aliveA good friend of ours recently diedIt was the passing of our innocenceThat night our souls became tied The stars above us were alignedAs we spoke of howContinue reading “Meadow in the Moonlight”

Darker Shade of Blue

Well, I’ve tried to make it right with you And you tend to pick a fight nightly It’s a vicious pattern and problematic This isn’t the way love’s supposed to be They say opposites attract & go together Like the sandy shore & temperamental sea Well you’ve been like those big ol’ waves Relentlessly crashingContinue reading “Darker Shade of Blue”

California Vacayday

We’ve looked forward to this Just our children, you and me Spending quality time together In scenic Capitola-by-the-Sea It’s a perfect California Vacayday We went bodysurfin’ in the bay It’s a perfect California Vacayday It’s so great to be away from the hustle and bustle and our big city street And eating gourmet tacos filledContinue reading “California Vacayday”