You Wake to Her Breathing

robin williams poetry

Dedicated to Robin Williams.

When reality escapes you,

Late at night,

And you don’t feel right.

You wake in the dark to her breathing.

To know she’ll never be leaving.

Someone’s there, someone who cares.

You can close your eyes,

And dream the dreams,

No one else can share.

Morning face in the mirror,

A familiar one.

Your hands on the razor,

There’s a job to be done.

You’re one in million,

But you’re not the only one.

‘Til she reaches for you,

And she touches you,

Upon the rising sun.

Point the car down the highway,

There’s work to be done.

You face each day,

The same old way.

Lift the phone off the receiver,

Makin’ someone a believer.

You sell your soul to be with her.

One more day, one more day!

And when your day is done,

Your pals are lookin’ for fun.

You steer your head clear,

Towards her waiting arms,

And the setting sun, the setting sun.

You know you’ll never be a genius,

But you’re sure,

Nothing will ever come between us,

Because she’s the only one,

The only one.

 

Two Faces

 

 

 

 

 

Two faces.

One and the same,

One’s for fame.

One’s for shame.

One plays a part,

One pulls us apart.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Your reflection tells it all.

The pain on your face,

Still leaves a trace.

One turns a blind eye,

One lives a lie.

 

Two faces,

One hides the strain.

One feels the pain.

One will let it ride,

One will run and hide,

From the fear within.

One will grin.

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Your reflection tells it all.

One draws me in,

One makes me sin.

One makes me shout.

One leaves me out.

 

Two faces

Words, one will fear.

Words, no one will hear.

One leaves me out in the rain.

One leaves me all your pain.

One life’s open behind closed doors.

One can’t take life anymore!

 

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

I’m happy to take the fall.

Still here to pick-up the pieces.

Still here when love’s not that easy.

Still here when life’s wiped your smile away.

Too late to love you any other way.

Shattered Glass

Pins and needles,

Are what you need.

Walking on the edge,

Stepping off the ledge.

Shattered glass,

Will only make you bleed.

Drugs are smiling,

When you should.

Pop those pills.

Swallow that pain.

Happiness kills.

What’s real remains.

The doctor going to make you,

Do what the doctor says,

The doctor’s going to take you,

Because of what you said.

Smile for the camera.

You’re going to make your bed.

Smile for the nurse.

Careful what you said.

The bad news,

They can live in your head.

The good news.

They can’t live,

If you’re dead.

Pins and needles,

Are what you need.

Walking on the edge,

Stepping off the ledge.

Shattered glass,

Will only make you bleed.

Me 09/14/2017

Rev. 10/08/2017

Your Soul is Your Flame

20170525_203751A sunset should never steal your smile,
You are the woman who has given birth,
To many sunrises, to many beautiful sunsets.
You have breathed life into beautiful souls,
So that life never grows old.
God has filled your soul with the gift of life.
I will chase your smiles forever.
Forever, I may find them.
So that our love never grows old.
Your soul is your flame.
Your smile is your claim to fame.
Light up my life. 
Burn bright for me.
I will catch your smiles.
Whenever they are fleeting.
So look into my eyes,
Look no further.
Leave your fear at life’s altar.
Our love will never falter.
Your soul is your flame.
Your smile is your claim to fame.
Light up my life. 
Burn bright for me.

How Much Can My Heart Hold


How much can my heart hold,
Until my blood runs cold?
Fills my heart with sadness,
How can I stop all the madness.
I’m not gonna bend
I’m not gonna break.
Longer I’m here, later I’ll fold.
I’m gonna forget I’m getting old.
I’m gonna live forever.
Love you forever.
Kiss the cross,
On a mountain high.
Cross bridges,
Climb ridges.
Never rest until I’m on top!
And the sun sets before me.
How much can my heart hold,
Until my blood runs cold?
Breaks my heart,
Why we are apart.
I will pick up the pieces.
For all the Theresa’s (sic).
I’m gonna live forever.
Love you forever.
Kiss the cross,
On a mountain high.
Cross bridges,
Climb ridges.
Never rest until I’m on top!
And the sun sets before me.
How much can my heart hold,
Until my blood runs cold?
Fills my heart with sadness,
How can I stop all the madness.
I’m not gonna bend
I’m not gonna break.
Longer I’m here, later I’ll fold.
Never too late, to break the mold.

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry and Passion

Depression is not easily understood. It’s not an easy topic for discussion. Even when a comedic genius like Robin Williams kills himself, people just shake their heads in disbelief.

Maybe the problem isn’t with the Robin Williams, maybe the problem is with you?

Listen to the whispers. Save the one you love. Just maybe you can manage to save yourself along the way. Live life for poetry and passion. Find the light. Embrace life.

Some impactful Robin Williams quotes:

“Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.”

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy.”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – there are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”

robin-williams-dark moments

Baby Don’t You Cry

When you’re life’s at its peak,

You’ll find bitter cold and snow,

And you’ll cling to the harsh rock,

When you look down below.

 

The door remains open,

When you reach for the sky.

You can always reach for me.

So baby don’t you cry.

 

There’ll be long walks alone,

Breathe the fresh smell of pine.

Forget the bears in the woods,

And you’ll be just fine.

 

Sing a song, sing out loud,

Like I know you would.

You have your smile to protect you,

Like I never could.

 

I’m going to build you a cabin,

In the mountains, so high.

Where no one can touch you

When you reach for the sky.

 

Never mind the trees above you,

Or the jagged rocks below.

I’ll be there to catch you,

If and when you fall.

 

Just remember the door always open,

When you reach for the sky.

You can always reach for me.

So baby don’t you cry.

Alan Wiessner rev. 10/14/2013

 

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