Ragdoll

So this is what it feels like
To have no say
To have no voice
To have no choice

Be what the masters need
Be what the masters see
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
What have I to say?
Everything from the clothes I wear
To the life I lead
Is by the masters’ say

I owe and owe and owe
A debtor by birth, I am
For what, I dare not ask
Only how much is left to pay

The only prayer left
I mumble within my soul
A wish to be all paid up
Before this life burns out

– Raziel ©2017

Chester

These tears are not for you
For you I’m happy
These tears are for my childhood
Those memories I’ve laid to rest

These tears are not for you
For you I’m happy
These tears are for what I’ve lost
Those dreams I’ve laid to rest

These tears are not for you
For you I’m happy
These tears are for what I’ll never have
Those hopes I’ve laid to rest

These tears are not for you
For you I’m happy, Chester
These tears are for me, and them
For whom the songs will never be the same

Cause though we’ve moved on
We know from where we came
Cause though the lyrics live on
The music will never be the same…

– Raziel ©2017

Bumble

I  envy those with purpose
The direction they take for granted
While I float like driftwood
They vaunt achievements mounted

With every ripple I’m lost all over
Floundering at the deep end I stay
No Northstar, no compass
Just the waves tousling me every way

For a pull, oh, even a push would do
What I wouldn’t give for just half a clue

 – Raziel ©2017

In response to The Daily Post – Bumble

Let go…

Lay down, and look up,
Look at the sun, and the stars
They shine for you too love

Breathe,
Smell the flowers, the petrichor,
That’s what they’re for love

Believe,
Have faith in time, it’s impermanence,
Nothing shall last, not even sorrow love

Let it be,
Not everything is for you to fix
Some things are meant to break love

Smile,
Know that it is a choice,
Not an outcome of life love

Give up, give it up
You don’t have to be so strong
Not all along love

Let go,
Let go,
Let it go love…

 – Raziel ©2017

A Trace Of A Child

Look! Look! I see a tree!
Laden with fruit so ripe
With low boughs, heavy
Let’s climb, you and me!

What tree?…. Oh!
So what is it to me?
You’re being silly
There’s so much work, see?

Oh but look, just look at it!
Even the wind is tempted
Look as it sways the branch
Look how it’s excited

It’s a tree, there’s fruit,
What’s so grand in that?
I’ll buy some later
This report just has to go out

The tree blossoms but once a year
Reports will go out all year
Come! Come with me!
Let’s climb it, you and me!

You’re a child yet,
What would you know?
Of how pressing this job is,
You’ve nary a clue

You’re me, I’m you
I’m the child still within
What I want, you do
Come let’s climb, me and you…

 – Raziel ©2017

In response to The Daily Post – Trace #inspiration-2 #post-ideas

A Cold

​I’m catching my death of cold
To the flu my health’s been sold
All things considered and told
I do feel rather old

O where hath my youth gone
For its vigor, I’m forlorn
Now I ache, break, and moan
Who hath this blight sown

Oh for the carefree days of past
Where my youth I had seen last
I’d pawn or sell all I hast
For as an elder I’m miscast

– Raziel ©2017

Adrift

In a moment
The sea erupts into tumultuous glory
In the next
It stretches out like a sheet of glass

Time’s sea splashes ‘n changes all the time
Searching for weakness, for a chink
Aboard a boat we all are
Us insecure, unsure, fearful masses

Without oar nor paddle we hold on
Without sail nor rudder we drift on

By happenstance we meet others like us,
Some unlike us
Staying together only till the next stray wave
Forever onward we must brave

 – Raziel ©2017

The Daily Post – Adrift

#inspiration-2

Farce

I do not care for all the bad words
The whispers and sniggers, barbs and swords
I smile and accept the limitations you perceive
They pass through unfettered, like water through sieve

But the sanity is a farce, a facade for you
Cause inside I am breaking apart, torn in two

I am untouched, unmaligned by your lies
What you think I am worth is only for your eyes
I am not by you, nor you by me
I’m not shackled by your views, I am free

But the sanity is a farce, a facade for you
Cause inside I am breaking apart, torn in two

 – Raziel ©2017

Via Daily Post – Farce #inspiration-2

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is sure, tomorrow is true
Usurping todays without qualm nor rue

Refilling hope with every sunrise
Turning yesterdays into a word to the wise

Tomorrow is always the best of days
Letting me rethink my ways

New opportunity, new battle
Another chance to prove my mettle

Changing my truth, what I thought I knew
Letting me grow, recast anew

To build, destroy, and rebuild
To gather the courage that Today spilled

Tomorrow is sure, tomorrow is true
Usurping todays without qualm nor rue

– Raziel ©2017

Via Daily Prompt – Qualm

Sometimes…

Sometimes you don’t realise what you had
Not for years after
Sometimes you want to run so far
Till the concept of you has faded
Sometimes you’d give anything to go back
To relive, to amend, to stay
Sometimes you’d give anything to jump to the end
To be rid of hope’s farce

Sometimes it’s the fights you didn’t pick that leave scars
Sometimes it’s the cure that kills you faster
Sometimes you get the mercy of a miracle
Sometimes the mercy is death

– Raziel ©2017