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Bits and Pieces

 

Bits and Pieces

by

William Andrews

published

by

William Andrews on Shakespir

 

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Everyday

 

If the darkness is evil

why is there evil

every day

 

 

Weep

 

Do your

whisperings

of all

your yesterdays

echo

in your ears

as the present

quietly weeps

with the one

you hold

when you sleep

 

 

Steps

 

Can you hear them

as they slide

through the cracks

of your deep thoughts

demanding you take

the first steps

on this road

you have yet

to regret

 

 

Become

 

There is only one

that can communicate

with my heart

there is only one

that can see

there is only one

that has reason

to believe

when we become

one

we are free

 

 

Dying

 

When a society introduces

human rights

based solely

on the genetic design

humanity

as you can see

is fast becoming

a dying breed

 

 

Divided

 

It is those

who argue for change

that cause the problems

we have today

it is those

who stand divided

who will send us

back

to the land of the caves

where innocence

once again

becomes a slave

to a civilized system

built on the broken bones

of the divided ones

the heroes

who argue

time to change

 

 

Knees

 

Is there

no place

that you can see

that will bring you

back

from your knees

that will stand you up

and dust you off

before

your feelings

begin to scream

 

 

Permission

 

Is it you

that lives in a system

that requires

your submission

to be

what they think

you should be

is it you

who are now

in a position

where you

are conditioned

to believe

that you are free

 

 

Shadows

 

When you are scared

to walk the road

that stands

before you

your fears will grow

from the broken bones

of the shadows

that surround you

 

 

Promised

 

Have you

departed

from your thinking

from thoughts

that could have been

when you promised

your reflection

that the thoughts

you are reflecting

will be true

to what you do

 

 

Within

 

Is it not

the fear of knowing

the fear within

that brings you

to this place

of skeletal shadows

that wear your face

 

Remind you

 

Is it apathy

that walks our streets

is it apathy

that whispers

to our ignorance

to remind our morals

we will feel better

if we do not speak

as we watch

common sense

walk the last steps

with excess baggage

holding

all our intents

 

 

Sometimes

 

Do you sometimes

wake up screaming

knowing

it is still there

like razor wire

coiled around

your inner thoughts

slowly shredding

the empathy that you court

as it whispers

the pious words

that you blindly repeat

to the hope

that still believes

that your intent

will set you free

from the coils

that hold your inner thoughts

in a place

that should not be

 

 

Yet to be

 

Did the feeling

get the meaning

when the meaning

was still pleading

for the reasons yet to be

 

 

Genetic

 

They must have known

that radiation doesn’t clone

it genetically twists and reforms

into thoughts

that should have never

been born

 

 

First steps

 

How do you deny them

when they have been your friends

from your first steps

into this world

how do you explain

to reason

a little common

and a bit of pride

that this is not how you are

as the air

is forced out

of what you dream about

 

 

Spark

 

The space is twice as big

as the one you feel within

through the maze

you will have to travel

though life’s shadows

that will become shallow

trying to find that spark

the one that makes you laugh

in a world designed

to make you lie

 

 

Dissipate

 

When you go

and everybody will

will you carry on

or will you dissipate

as your energy is sucked

from your soul

 

 

Dead

 

When you’re dead

the only way

to stay awake

is to remember yourself

for if you fall asleep

to wake up

in somebody else’s

dream

you will be drained

of every thought

that makes you

unique

 

 

View

 

Words and reason

doesn’t combine

with the ones

who believe

their view

is divine

 

 

Sustained

 

Tension

leads to friction

friction

only leads

to pain

when sustained

and fed

with illogical thoughts

of things left unsaid

 

 

Is to be

 

To have common sense

with a little logic

as a friend

is to be human

 

 

Cave

 

Where would you be

if your mind was unshackled

from this cave

called reality

 

 

Open

 

Will there ever be a time

when you open your mind

and let the shadows

fly

 

 

Act

 

Would you act

on what you believe

the freedom

to be

free

 

 

Trust

 

When I enter your soul

I would like to know

where

I can go

 

 

Blurred

 

There are times in the night

when everything

becomes silent

where the line is drawn

to be observed

were life’s struggles

become blurred

 

 

Signs

 

Are you looking

for something

in someone

but only feeling the need

are you are somewhere

near the border

where there are signs

that you should read

 

 

You are

 

You do what you are

you speak with a twist

with the legacy of trust

Ending

with a twitch

 

 

Only you

 

What you find

within your eyes

only you

can analyse

there are no diplomas

to set you free

where you wish to be

 

 

Regret

 

It is always reflective

when you are receptive

to the things

you could have done

 

 

Circle

 

The past

is only a reflection

of the circle

that we tread

 

 

One day

 

Is it not rare to look

at our world

where nature believes

that one day soon

We will cease to exist

 

 

Value

 

It is not

in your governments interest

do you people

not understand

there is no political value

to help the damaged land

 

 

Price

 

Is it fear

that holds the key

when the price you see

is more

than the life you live

 

 

Promises

 

Only lip service is given

to the promises

that were written

to the people who believed

 

 

No home

 

Not many see it coming

a few make their own

and the others believe

fate

made a mistake

to leave them

without a home

 

 

Blind

 

Every angle

has been covered

by those

who have

no wish to recover

 

 

Real life

 

Are we

just a biological reality

living in a fantasy

where real life

is believed

can only be seen

on the TV screen

 

 

Together

 

One day maybe

you will understand

there are no strange lands

on this world

on which we stand

 

 

A thing

 

She walks amongst us

yet we still refuse to see

the fear she will bring

to the illusion

that we believe

that nature

is just a thing

 

Watch

 

Do you ever watch

with a sense of shame

cry a tear

then walk away

when what was shown

on your TV today

 

 

Greed

 

We feed

off everything we see

and destroy

everything

we don’t believe

 

 

Our own

 

The war within the species

will be unique

among our own race

we will finally see

the tree of life

is still growing

evolving

to be free

 

 

Thoughts

 

It is not

what you leave

for the one

that you love

it is

what you feel

 

 

Burns

 

Do you feel the terror

and the strain

when it rains upon the pain

that slowly burns

into your thoughts

again

 

 

Stress

 

The state of mind

you wish to acquire

is as hard

as you think

 

Barely

 

When you’re barely hanging

on to common sense

it’s hard to tell

when one day begins

and the other ends

 

 

Blind eye

 

Do you ever try

to face the truth

when you have

so many lies

you can decay behind

 

 

Focus

 

Do you feel

out of focus

when your lines

begin to blur

 

 

Expect

 

The first thing to come

whispering from the shadows

will be the first thing

your subconscious

would expect

 

 

Friends

 

When your friends

do not become

your family

then they are not

your friends

 

 

It is

 

It is not

what you know

it is

what you think

 

 

Legends

 

Will the legends

of the future

be of the people

who fought wars

to save humanity’s children

while we did nothing

 

 

Beginning

 

Is it only

in the beginning

that you start

slowly becoming aware

that the end

will be the beginning

of the reasons why

you care

 

 

Invite

 

Does your left hand

know

what you do

with your right

does your left hand

know

the troubles you course

every time

you invite

excess baggage

to stay the night

 

 

Mistakes

 

Is it you

that makes

the same mistakes

that other people

make

 

 

Sow

 

Could it be you

that sows

the seeds of bitterness

could it be you

that created the fear

as they read

between the lines

you speak

as a single tear

escapes their belief

 

 

Just breathe

 

Is it ignorance

that keeps you asleep

is it ignorance

that tells you

it is better

you just breathe

 

 

Steps

 

Does bitterness

leave a sweet taste

on your tongue

when you begin

your first faltering

steps

on this path

of regrets

 

 

Actions

 

It is not what you speak

it is your actions

that stand

the tattered flag

 

 

Dice

 

Life they say

is just a roll of the dice

which depends on fate

that listens

to every word

you don’t say

 

 

Shall be

 

It is the one

who stands before you

in the mirror that you see

it is the one

that you speak to

who decides

what you shall be

 

 

When

 

When will you

need me

when your hanging

on the end of a rope

broken and bruised

tired of living

somebody else’s blues

 

 

Problems

 

Having

a decaying body

is the least of your problems

 

 

Whisper

 

Do you stretch

your reasoning

well beyond

your moral point

do you listen

to the shadows

that whisper things

you only see

in your dreams

 

 

Break

 

When you

break the back

of humanity

you break the back

of common sense

and family

 

 

Aware

 

May your god

help you

when you become

fully aware

that the thoughts

you are thinking

are what you put there

 

 

Rare

 

On our streets of fear

born again humans

are becoming

rare

 

 

Is there

 

Is there a shadow

that darts

from the corner

of your eye

do you have that

sickening feeling

your beginning

to understand

why

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bits and Pieces

Just a few bits and pieces that i found gathering dust in the corner of my mind

  • ISBN: 9781310544897
  • Author: William Andrews
  • Published: 2016-01-02 19:40:07
  • Words: 1756
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