Posts Tagged ‘denial’

or let it kill you

October 12, 2017



Digesting people’s problems
Now you’re such a nervous wreck
It’s a powerful distraction
Like a weight around your neck

Let it go
Or let it kill you
Live your life or play a role
You can let their drama fill you
But it leaves a giant hole

Some secrets are so scary
You even keep them from yourself
And drive them underneath
Until they devastate your health

Let it out
Or let it kill you
Sunken Secrets take a toll
Don’t submerge yourself until you
Rot the bosom of your soul

by Richard W. Bray

If Only

February 26, 2017

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If only I was taller
I’d be in the NBA
If only you were perfect
I never would betray

If only I were lucky
Things never go my way
If only I were handsome
Love would never go astray

If only
everybody
Would just let me be me
If only somebody
Would love me just for me

If only life were fair
I never would complain
If only this world
Didn’t have so much pain

If only the past
Was something I didn’t know
If only you still loved me
Like you did long ago

by Richard W. Bray

Pull Yer Head Out

January 9, 2017

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Do you think
You’ll be safe
If you stick
Your head up there?
You should find
A better place
Before you run
Out of air

There isn’t
Sanctuary
Where the sun
Doesn’t shine
The world is
No less scary
And you’re gonna
Wreck your spine

It’s gonna
Hurt a lot
But you gotta
Pull it free
Don’t waste
The life you got
Pretending
Not to see

by Richard W. Bray

The one that says there isn’t any pain

December 10, 2016

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Monitor the voice inside your brain
Don’t scamper and pretend it isn’t there
The one that says there isn’t any pain

Listen for your truth and don’t campaign
Focus on yourself and don’t compare
Monitor the voice inside your brain

The voice that tries to keep a body sane
The voice that keeps repeating, “I don’t care”
The one that says there isn’t any pain

Repeat, repeat, repeat a lie in vain
Anesthetize against the truths that scare
Or monitor the voice inside your brain

Live your hurt and don’t deny the rain
Analyze your thoughts ever aware
Of the one that says there isn’t any pain

Release your mind and jettison your chains
A universe awaits you if you dare
To monitor the voice inside your brain
The one that says there isn’t any pain

by Richard W. Bray

I don’t care

July 31, 2016

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I don’t care she went away
I don’t care the kitchen smells
I can buy some paper plates
I can live on Taco Bell

I don’t care she went away

I don’t care that she’s gone
a man’s gotta be free
and I gotta be strong

I don’t care she went away

I don’t care that I’m alone
I ain’t about to cry
cuz I’m totally grown

I don’t care she went away
I don’t care I was wrong
time to drink some whisky
and play a sad song

by Richard W. Bray

Chronic Talkaholic

April 17, 2016

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You state and speak
And yap and gab
You lecture and scold
And gossip and blab

You’re a chronic talkaholic
And every word you say
Is a futile attempt
To try and get away

You utter and spiel
And spout and spew
But you never come up
With anything new

You’re a chronic talkaholic
Every word you ever said
Is an effort to avoid
The crazy in your head

 

by Richard W. Bray

The Anti-Crush (A Love Song)

March 1, 2015

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I got an ANTI-crush on you
I don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t like you
I hate everything you do

I hate your hair, I hate your clothes
I hate your stupid little nose
I hate your look, I hate your style
I hate your dimples when you smile

Oh what comfort my hate brings
And yet it really really stings
I cannot think of other things

I hate your poise, I hate your pride
I hate your smooth and silky stride
I hate your voice, I hate your tone
I hate you most when I’m alone

By Richard W. Bray

I Never Drink Alone

November 28, 2014

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My friends at the bar
Are a bunch of crazy boozers
I love em like brothers
But they’re such a load of losers
Lazy, stupid, welfare-cheating
Mother-mooching scum
I like to take a drink
But I ain’t no bum

I ain’t a drunk
I just like to play
I ain’t a drunk
I go to work every day
I don’t even keep
No booze in my home
I ain’t a drunk
Cuz I never drink alone

That cop who pulled me over
Was way outta line
I wasn’t really drinking
Just a little wine
I had a big meal
I was driving fine
My B-A-C was only
One point nine

I ain’t a drunk
I just like to play
I ain’t a drunk
I go to work every day
I don’t even keep
No booze in my home
I ain’t a drunk
Cuz I never drink alone

My whiny kids
And my self-righteous wife
Are really jealous
Of my freewheeling life
They asked me to quit
But they ain’t my boss
If they wanna move out
It’ll be their loss

I ain’t a drunk
I just like to play
I ain’t a drunk
I go to work every day
I don’t even keep
No booze in my home
I ain’t a drunk
Cuz I never drink alone

by Richard W. Bray

Drowning Man

August 18, 2014

A crying kid
A hungry hound
Investigators
Asking round
An angry spouse
(That crazy shrew)
And a horny
Girlfriend too

I don’t know what I did
To cause this storm
I need to find a place
That’s safe and warm

Creditors with
Just one goal:
Obliterate
My tortured soul
No savings for
A rainy day
Three or four
Ex-wives to pay

My troubles grow and grow
Against my will
Like a snowball
Rolling down a hill

by Richard W. Bray

He Didn’t Learn It From Me

July 20, 2014

Teacher says my kid is bad
Pinching girls and punching boys
Says he’s quite the lively lad
Busting heads and breaking toys
I gotta raise the feller right
I can’t tolerate no sass
Every time the school calls
I always beat his little ass

He must’ve got that from his friends
Or else he seen it on tv
He didn’t learn that stuff from me
This is a sick society

Police got my boy downtown
For smashing glass and taking beer
I guess I’ll get another round
Before I sneak on outta here
I’m ashamed that he’s my son
That ain’t the way that he was taught
We all like to have our fun
But only idiots get caught

He must’ve got that from his friends
Or else he seen it on tv
He didn’t learn that stuff from me
This is a sick society

by Richard W. Bray