An IdeaThrough the leaves
High in the sky
Stolen by thieves
Sometimes turned awry
Lives all thought and belief
High above every reach
Away from pain and grief
Waiting to become speech
Thoughts turn to sound
Flying through the air like a crisp breeze
Bouncing off the walls and ground
Causing even the fastest heart to freeze
Heard and praised
Received until dry
Then it is raised
Back up high into the sky
One day it will come again
This will always impend
For thought it is where it will begin
And where it will always end
Define a ManDefine for me a man
Tell me what he can't and can
Tell me of his appearance, how he looks
And show me where it's stated in books
What makes a boy a man in truth?
What test must he pass to show proof
Of his strength and maturity
Of his resolve and purity
What does a man do that makes him so?
Is a man all the wiser, what secrets does he know?
When does this metamorphosis occur?
Is it easily seen or is the transition a blur?
You can't tell the difference between the two
When the definition is so askew
Call me a boy, call me a man
But no matter what I'll do all I can
Secrets, Secrets are no funLeft out in the street
Looking in through the window
Looking up from their feet
Standing in the shadow
No more clever rhymes
No miscellaneous metaphors
These aren't old times
I'll be blunt from here after
Being left out isn't fun
Being lost in your friends words
Is like being shunned
Left with all your questions unheard
Secrets cause gaps
"Need to know" leaves you apart
Telling secrets is like setting traps
You're bound to get a broken heart
If it's not worth everyone's ears
Then keep it inside
If it can't be held away from common peers
Then prepare for it to go worldwide
LullabyDon't need music tonight
Don't want any light
Not going to talk, not going to cry
I just want my lullaby
It's a tall glass of peace
Makes all thoughts cease
It's a blanket when you're cold
A friend that'll never grow old
Sit down and have a taste
My lullaby will slow my pace
Makes me forget all my mistakes
Makes me release the brake
When all are gone, my lullaby stays
Bringing relaxation and better days
And if I were to die
I'd be happy that I did it with my lullaby
Measuring LifeHow do you measure life?
Is it the moments of joy?
The periods of pain?
The loves found and lost?
Do you look at the amount of time
Spent smiling at the world?
Spent in the arms of another?
With caring friends around?
By those moments of uncanny courage?
The nights of sorrowful regret?
The truths discovered over the years?
How can you put a value on life?
Where'd They Go?Nothing can hurt more
Than the feeling of being thrown to the floor
Like some used up toy
Like all your friends were a ploy
They moved on with ease
Like to them you were a disease
While your life stops in place
And you can't hold your face
You just want to breakdown
But if you do you'll drown
In all those sorrowful memories
When your friends were a tease
Your heart just skips a beat
When you admit defeat
And accepted that they've moved on
Before you can cry out they're gone
Left there to wallow in thought
Sitting there wondering what brought
On this sudden change in relation
Leaving you in devastation
Trying to HideBottled all inside
Never letting anyone know
Is it fear or pride
That you refuse to let it show
Pushing on with pain filled eyes
Silly child thinking no one will see
Thinking no one can see you cry
Thinking that no one knows what it's like to be
In pain over the love you found
Unsure of what is to come
Silently suffering with everyone around
Perpetually stuck in a slump
But truth be told we all know what it is to be
On the edge and about to break
We've all got those memories
That bring back the scars of past mistakes
There's no point in suffering all alone
When there are those who will help you
No point in going on, all on your own
Without help it'll be hard to make it through
You said go, thus I wentWhat do you want from me?
What possible request do you seek?
Was it not enough to strip me for all to see?
Was it not enough to throw me off the peak?
I loved you but now it's done
Please just bite the tip of this gun
Let me pull the trigger and release
Ending my pain and starting my peace
Go forth from my life and never return
For if you do I'll make sure you burn
Burn like all those other memories
And cease to be
Our time was fun while it was there
But now that it's over I couldn't care
Less for your criticism and needs
Or your pains and pleads
You didn't want me so I got up and went
Now you're missing all the days that we spent
Hand in hand, caring for each other
It wasn't my fault you left me for another
Heart on my sleeveI wear my heart on my sleeve
Cause I believe
That if they truly care
Then they would never dare
To take a shot at me
To hurt anything they see
In my heart
And how I can be easily taken apart
My heart will stay right on my sleeve
Until you can conceive
The pain I'm willing to endure
To have you all in my arms forevermore