Archive for March, 2022

Tell Me on a Friday

March 27, 2022

Tell me on a Friday
If it isn't working out
Give me two days
To cry my eyeballs out

I'll arise on Monday morning
With a pile of work to do
Before I can remember
There's no more me and you

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

Tell me on a Friday 
When my day is done
And all my happy hopes
Can set with the sun

I'll have 48 hours
To completely fall apart
Then I'll pull myself together
And resuscitate my heart

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

by Richard W. Bray

the demon disappears

March 23, 2022

You need to kick his ass
That's what I'd do
I heard him talking shit
I'll be right next to you

Pouring poison in your ear
Loathing and fear
As he tries to make trouble
And sucks up your beer

You need to kick his ass
That's what I'd do
I heard him talking shit
I'll be right next to you

The dehydrated cackle
Of a thirsty vampire
Who feeds on decay
And funeral pyres

You need to kick his ass
That's what I'd do
I heard him talking shit
I'll be right next to you

As you flail in bloody folly
The demon disappears
To start endless quarrels
On through the years

You need to kick his ass
That's what I'd do
I heard him talking shit
I'll be right next to you

by Richard W. Bray

pretending

March 17, 2022

Painting pictures
Of people in your head
Inventing words
You wish they really said

Pretending
The world exists for you
Pretending
The same old lies are new
Pretending 
You don't do what you do

Tearing worlds apart
Trying to get whole
You take and take
And empty out your soul

Pretending
To pity what you hate
Pretending
That bitterness is fate
Pretending
That two plus two is eight

by Richard W. Bray

a whole lot crazy

March 10, 2022

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says to wait your turn
As my insides start to churn

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says that she supposes
Send more jewelry and roses

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says you're really sweet
I might let you wash my feet

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

She says we might get together
Maybe someday, maybe never

I'm a whole lot crazy
I'm not an itty bitty crazy
Not a teensy weensy crazy
I'm a whole lot crazy over you

by Richard W. Bray


 

Never-ending lies

March 6, 2022

Missing cash and broken hearts
Never-ending when it starts

Scams and phony resumes
You walk away but someone pays

Reputations killed for fun
Your words are like a loaded gun

Liars know they're lying
But they still believe their lies
Don't believe a word
Unless you see it with your eyes

So much destruction in your wake
How much money did you make?

Armies march and people die
Fill your pocket – don't care why

Diseases growing in your brain
Your legacy is one big stain

Liars know they're lying 
But they still believe their lies
Don't believe a word
Unless you see it with your eyes

by Richard W. Bray