Free verse

Trapped in a mind of sin,

Got me asking how Lord can I win,

How can I get past me,

And look for the way you want me to be,

I just don’t understand how,

And at times I swear it’s got me down,

But you tell me lift that head up,

Because you got me; you never get fed up,

But the devil out here trying to get me with the set-up,

And he just waiting like a voice box; cause you know I’m going to hiccup,

But you are there to help me hold my breath,

You tell me; you got me in the life after death,

But these burdens I swear they way down on my chest,

I need more strength to study this so I can pass the test,

I want that grade; I need that A,

I need your help; I need your Grace,

So here I am; Here I pray,

Hoping here in my heart; you will stay,

So forgive me for my past transgressions,

I know this seems like an obsession,

Or maybe it seems like just another session,

But in truth this is my faults my confession,

I am weak without you,

I will break without you,

My future is bleak without you,

I can’t get on that winning streak without you,

So here I am on the platform,

And this voice box is getting a little warm,

I’m ready to try and scream your name,

I don’t seek riches, glory in life, or even fame,

All I want is the truth of your words,

Anything else seems to much, too absurd,

So in a since I digress,

This is my passion of Christ address,

So take me below that water and let your blood run through my veins,

Because I want the best, I am tired of the same.

 

Cancers of Stress

It was settling, calming, coming to a stand still,

Life was getting easy, should have known too surreal,

Thunder came, and down came a shudder and rain,

A chill ran down the spine, and the world brought on the pain,

A family broken by drugs and a conqueror of greed,

A busted love, A busted heart, one defeated sent to knees,

Screaming in vain, filled with blame, praying for a better change,

Going insane, feeling drained, wasted youth oh what a shame,

How can the progress in this house made of stone,

Burdens of family stressed, how can they move this along,

Without courage and strength, are they destined to fail,

Surrounded by screams and chants of words like “go to hell”,

Outside hope, they see as their only way to prevail,

But the only contact anymore is via text, call, and voice-mail,

Because stranded in a search for a better life, is their hope,

All wishing it would come faster but life just says nope,

But their hope, as fast as he can, continues,

Till the day he’s able to come back to the rescue,

So they can move on to the best of life’s happiness,

But until then this family suffers in life’s cancers of stress.

 

By: Carlos Lightsey

A Picture Maybe Misperceived

let me give you a picture of my life,
it’ll give you a little insight to what it’s like,
it’ll give you just enough so you may be able to understand,
the trails and tribulations of just one man,
how will you perceive it: joy or pain,
a life in tact or a life in vain,
will you perceive it as right or a need to change,
a life out of control or one that is well-maintained,
am i running through life or am i guided by a cane,
have i lost my mind or am i completely sane,
will you lay me on the counter or will i be framed,
will your last thought of me be good or followed by the words “what a shame”,
which of these thoughts will travel through your mind,
from this picture of me frozen in time,
so just remember to never judge a book by it’s cover; no matter what you think you see,
because what you saw may very well have been misperceived.
 

I’m Tired

I'm tired of seein death,
I’m tired of seein little kids shot because they got no vest,
so they get hit by a stray bullet right in the chest,
or they take one right in the head,
either way they whind up dead,
and all we have to say is three words that begin with rest,
I’m tired of these kids dying from these drugs like meth,
I’m tired of lookin at life and say what’s next,
and then sittin around and sayin what’s left,
I’m tired takin life slow like it’s a game of chess,
well knight to king it’s time to put some of these things to rest,
cuz while things are like this they can never be a pursuit for happiness,
 
I’m tired of livin life in a small town,
I’m tired of feelin like the whole world’s trying to hold me down,
I’m tired feeling like a prisoner; always bound,
I’m tired of all my hope’s and dreams being rained on until they all drown,
I’m tired of never wearing a smile but always wearing a frown,
I’m tired of never feeling up cuz I’m always feeling down,
I’m tired of trying to hide and always being found,
I’m tired of looking for a verb and only finding a noun,
I’m tired of running to only be run down,
I’m tired of worrying about my ending sound,
the sound that’ll put me in the ground,
I’m tired of feeling like i shouldn’t express my feelings out loud,
I’m tired of looking for a thought and only findin a cloud,
 
I’m tired of kids steady joinin these gangs,
and in return they get lead into all sorts of thangs,
they just keep treatin life like it’s some kind of game,
and when they get busted they start lookin for someone to blame,
well if you lookin for someone to blame you only have to do one thang,
look at your birth certificate and find your name,
cuz you make your own path and only you’re the blame,
I’m tired of people not tryin to change,
this racist stuff is out; times ain’t the same,
judgin me by my color is like judgin me by my name,
the fact is is this damn stuff is insane,
so if you don’t know me don’t judge me that’s all i got to say,
so i guess I’ll go through life just waitin for a change,
just lookin for those better days,
so understand what I’m sayin help me change the game.

My Sences

I see the world through your eyes,
Through all the kisses and goodbyes,
I see the world through your hair,
Through all the ways that people care,
I see the world through your smile,
Wishing forever we would sit and talk for a while,
I see the world through your chin,
Through every challenge; together we can win,
I hear the world through your ears,
Through the rainfall and the tears,
I hear the world through your heartbeat,
Through the noise on any city’s street,
I hear the world through your voice,
Over all the yelling and the noise,
I hear the world through your sigh,
Over all the people  who will cry,
I feel the world through your hand,
though sometime its hard to understand,
I feel the world through your love,
Floating away, I fly back like a lonesome dove,
I feel the world through your breath,
And will love you long after we have left,
I feel the world through your touch,
For you alone forever will i lust,
I smell the world through your nose,
Such beauty i thought could only belong to a rose,
I smell the world through your scent,
And will always remember the places we will have went,
I smell the world through your breeze,
Like the sweet scent from a forest of trees,
I smell the world through your perfume,
With the smell of a mid-summer’s bloom,
I taste the world through your tongue,
Such sweet splendor could never be wrong,
I taste the world through your kiss,
You and only you will i forever cherish,
I taste the world through your wind,
Such sweet sensations should never be considered a sin,
I can even taste the world through the arch of your back,
And i hope my love for you will make up for what i lack,
So as you can hopefully tell,
For you and you alone do my senses dwell,
All five senses have surrendered to the wonder that is you,
And i can only hope your senses make you love me the way i wanna love you.

Lost

I’m lost out here on the road,

And it seems I have No where to go,

I’ve lost it, I’ve done lost my mind,

I’ve lost the past,present,and future; I’ve lost all time,

I reach for the sky only to grab the ground,

I tried to jump up but I only fall down,

I show only smiles, but I only feeling frowns,

I’m a real good swimmer,but in my tears I drown,

Happiness I want, but for me it can’t be found,

Married to sadness; it’s got me locked-down,

They say don’t be so serious, well I’m a sad clown,

I’m like a beautiful song without the sound,

My heart still beats,but it’s more like a pound,

My pain’s never-ending, no edges, it’s round,

I tried to break free, but it seems I’m well-bound,

It’s a kingdom of pain, and only I can hold the crown,

But I guess all in all I’m stuck on this road,

And it seems that I have no where to go,

But slowly as I start to find my time,

I will slowly start to find my mind.

To a Hart

Broken Hart well let’s mend it,

Strong heart never offended,

They say only fear fear itself,

But that’s what they say before the put ya on the back shelf,

Hold your head high now that’s always good until ya stumble,

But what do you do, rumble young woman rumble,

Hold on cuz this a long ride,

Pain, sweat, and tears babygirl that’s life,

But strength you have so show that muscle,

Life is a liar so only trust you,

What it do that;s a question with an answer only for you to know,

But the healing ya pursued is a truth shown in growth,

So keep ya pretty Smile shining,

And stay head strong no worries here cuz i know from you There will be no whining,

So in life you yes you will always be the winner,

So this is me wishing you nothing but the better.

LMAO “New Reality”

My mind is gone, yeah it’s on the fly like the travelosity gnome,

Head leaking with gutter bound thoughts so I bet I bust,

Like when the girl hit her knees my nuts blown,

All over ya lips, I guess dats me saying hush,

The days to long they say, but I’m in no rush,

Hour nah that’s not the beginning trust me,

We headed for the the morning rush,

Going to work , well that maybe a possibility,

Trying for a record well call Guinness,

Because time is not a factor to consider,

No time limits here we finish when we finish,

A new schedule dat’s what you will have to configure,

Bedroom living dat’s what we will call it,

Now dat ya know are ya ready,

Make ya body shiver so much think ya an alcoholic,

Bet you bust not once but repeatedly,

Best night  of ya life yes definitely,

No regrets dats what we will live by,

anytime anywhere dat’s your new reality,

tears maybe but only in happiness will you cry.

Will

Tears of a rainbow,

Tears of a shadow,

Tears behind darkness; never let show,

Hidden fears,

Hidden by fake cheers,

The lonely soul, Hope he reveres,

Standing alone,

Staying never gone,

Trying to do right and depart from wrong,

Will he finish,

Or will he just wish,

Hope without trying is a life ceasing to exist,

So standing he will,

Abandon the chill,

And keep on grinding with all of his Will.

Join the Game of Life

Feel a change coming through,

Life’s debts have came due,

Some would say “what’s a man to do”,

I say, take a stand and stand true,

Look in the mirror and take a picture,

Do you trust what you see, go figure,

Are you scared to make a change? get eager,

It’s time to dump the past, go ahead and pull the leaver,

Because the present is new and the future is free,

Time to watch what you do so you will like what you see,

Time to get a clue, do you know who you want to be?,

Time to fall from the group and make like a tree-leave,

It’s time to finally stand on your own,

Time to accept your calling, Answer the phone,

Time to dig thru life’s rumble and build you a home,

Time to join the life, love and laughter and abandon being alone,

Time to forget black and white and join the gray,

Time to learn how to act, so you can take the stage,

Time to abandon slow and fast, let’s join the pace,

Time to accept the change in the change,

Time to break limits and get in the open-range,

Time to take that knowledge and make a claim,

And forget about who should be blamed, and just join the game.