Tag Archives: Failed Poem

How Can Darkness Fail?

The Poisoned error we breathe
venom succored and lain
the serpents tongue and sleeve
creeps its way through again

It’s your Word against mine
So what of something more?
truth like clock measures time
Darkness is not as sure

Bold in every last step
it waived high bravery
in a Cure and concept
but couldn’t watch you bleed

The Feelings have left me
of a little comfort
the known [...]

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die/Stick a Needle in My Eye

I remember when you told me the news                I know that there is no turning back
It’s only an option I can’t refuse
You were straight faced with nothing less             the words have no meaning
Like a picture taken without a photo lens              and I will have to deal with the punishment

Please promise me you won’t die
Even [...]

Stick A Needle In My Eye

I know that there is no turning back
the words have no meaning
and I will have to deal with the punishment
for our lies and the words that have failed
there are some things that we
can never tell the truth about
it is better to lie about fear than
to experience it
what would you do then
to stick a needle in [...]

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die

I remember when you told me the news
It’s only an option I can’t refuse
You were straight faced with nothing less
Like a picture taken without a photo lens

Please promise me you won’t die
Even if the promise was a lie
I cross my heart and hope to die

I knew the truth couldn’t be true
I knew how to [...]

Don’t let this be the last memory of me {Failed Moment}

Fighting the good fight
or even the questionable fight
Seems we’ll never be able to let it go
I am so afraid of not knowing
The last moment that I have
Leaving you and leaving me
I know that we can only wish
To leave something greater
Really that’s all we ever want
To be more than the sum of our parts
I’d be happy [...]

2010 {Failed} Artist Statement

Inevitably, projects begin to intersect.  In the midst of the work that I continue to work on, my life dictates the work that I perform and execute.  In 2007 my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. My work took a back seat.  There was a most evident threat: cancer, our lives, [...]

This is the {Last { and }First} Day of My Life.

a void is in fact a space of lacking

Darkness {failed light}

It is not the darkness that I am afraid of
it is living in the darkness forever
the darkness is happy to have me
and I am happy to have it
the light is the miser I can never negotiate
I will never hold on long enough to make it so
there is nothing I can say to take back [...]

Failed Poems Project {waiting}

Until the plexiglas comes in… I feel like I am at a standstill.  Which really isn’t all that true.  I guess I don’t feel that the Boxes are all that successful, which is too bad since they were the original focus of this whole project.  Now they have taken a back seat to the plexi [...]

Failed poems, boxed in.

I could have you, but never keep you.
I could trust you , but never believe you.
I could marry you, but never be you.
I could try you, but never convict you
I could say it was okay, but but never believe it
I could run away, but never get away
I could say it doesn’t exist, but there you [...]