Change

At the last

You held my hand

And whispered words of comfort

Through the tears

Kept me strong

Held me strong

At the last

 

Now

My hands clasp one another

With words falling short

Tears stream through grasping breath

For you are not here

To keep me strong

Now

-Kel Dayheart

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First Sip

I remember

The first sip

But it never stopped

Continued on

Destroying my mind

 

Easy fix

Losing never felt so good

Nothing matters anymore

Except the drink

More and more

 

Never ending guilt

Just forgotten in the bliss

But then I crash again

Craving  more and more

I remember nothing else

-Kel Dayheart

Stutter

The words I want just won’t come out

It’s like there is a road block on my tongue

And I feel my face heat up

My heart is in overdrive

Even with my mind shutting down

 

Then I just stop

 

Mid- word, mid- sentence

It doesn’t matter anymore

My whole point is lost

The argument crumbles

With my inability to talk

-Kel Dayheart

Take a Leap

His cool cadence washes over me

It lullabies me until I no longer hear his words

And I sink into his voice

To daydream and lose my inhibitions

Viewing myself as someone else

Making the choices that I fear to choose

 

I am startled by a hand

And I come back to see him smiling

With kind warm eyes

Suddenly I decide to take a leap

Closing my eyes I lean over

Kissing him

-Kel Dayheart

Falling in Love

He’s a fast- time talker

He’s a smooth talker

He’s a charming charmer

 

Starry- eyed and feeling flush

Half convinced I’m in love

Half convinced I’m going crazy

 

It’s a whirlwind

It’s a dreamscape

It’s a hope in us all

 

I guess that’s why it’s called

Falling in love

 

-Kel Dayheart

Hidden Behind

Hidden behind the clouded glass

Is what you’re looking for

Behind those blue eyes

Is the truth

Behind my soul

Is the person you seek

In my heart

Is where you wish to be

 

Hidden behind the clouded glass

Is more than you know

Behind those blue eyes

Is the lie

Behind my soul

Is a broken person

In my heart

Is where you lost your place

-Kel Dayheart

My Favorite Strangers

My favorite people in this world

I do not know

For they are just kind strangers

Who ask for nothing and will receive nothing

 

Kind strangers

With gentle eyes

With genuine smiles

Speak no words

 

Strange strangers

With blurred half forgotten faces

They brighten the day, without a thought

bringing hope to the downtrodden

 

To my favorite strangers

Thank you for my smile

I will smile with you

And hope that I am someone’s kind stranger too

 

-Kel Dayheart

Flying Freedom

Never cage a willful bird

Instead learn to fly along

Or else be gone

 

To cage is to clip-

Clip the wings of freedom

Hindering the soulful flight

 

I will not be content

To sit all day

And sing your heinous tune

-Kel  Dayheart