Fly Icarus Fly

Fly Icarus

May these winds bear you far and wide 

Fly Icarus

Golden freedom lies before us

Now heed my words and let me guide

The Sun and Sea never collide

Fly Icarus

~AJ

 

 

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A Pantoum of Iceland

What a wonderful world it is,
where the night never ends,
seldom the living thrive off this,
as the sunshine transcends.

Where the night never ends,
a land of twisting astral lights,
as the sunshine transcends,
in the silvery home of sprites.

A land of twisting astral lights,
the realm of ancient ice,
in the silvery home of sprites,
a frozen paradise.

The realm of ancient ice,
seldom the living thrive off this,
A frozen paradise,
What a wonderful world it is.

I Tried, I Failed

Knocked on all doors which came my way,
I tried to start fresh each new day,
And when I failed I tried again,
yet it ends in tears and pain.

When all was lost, the end was near,
I still trudged along quelling fear,
to see the Sun after the rain,
yet it ends in tears and pain.

To give up this sad fight so soon,
I admit my defeat by June,
it’s my fault so I can’t complain,
yet it ends in tears and pain.

~AJ

Conversations with Sorrow

“How do you always find me?
even when I am cloaked
in the sounds of laughter and mirth
even in the middle of spring?”
The shackles tightened with every word.

“Because you are me and I am you.
and without you I cannot thrive”

“How do you always drown me?
even when others are around me
holding fast and lending me strength
unknown to my inner world”
I can often feel your frigid breath.

“Without me, you will be lost.
You will be gone.”

“How do you always claim me?
even when I don’t know me
I don’t know my heart and my soul
yet you seem to recognise their ache”
Your shadows dwell in my deepest fears.

“I will never disappear,
accompanying you to the very end”

Tell me, how do you always choose me?”

~AJ

Ode To Lost Friendships

We all lose friends
the ones we grew up with
the ones we lived with
the ones we travelled with

We all lose friends
even when we thought
that our friendship was
built to last forever

We all lose friends
though we think we haven’t
and they are still there
but they are long gone

We all lose friends
to fights, to sickness, to death,
to distance, to misunderstandings,
and to life, both ours and theirs

We all lose friends
some we loved like family
some we couldn’t live without
some in the abyss of forget

But they are never really gone
they dwell in memories
where they will always
complete the puzzle of our pasts