It’s been a long time

smile, happy, genuine

It's been a long time since we've smiled and really meant it... Is it that we need to leave our home and travel to that place far over the horizon where we hope there is more happiness? Or, do we simply slow down standing in the midst of those who run in this rat race …

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Slow dive

slow dive, suicide, jump off a cliff, lonely, depressed, alcohol, hopelessness

one way ride slow dive in greener ears white lies go devil on your shoulder whispers 'suicide tide' get bored dull sword Mr. Ford directionless truck drives itself going far picking winners eating cold dinners greasy diner bars back home sleep talking counting stars eyes glisten angels listen horn honks beep thinking deep soul to …

The last kiss

last kiss, romance, lost love, poetry, steven humphreys

Of course, as usual she knew long before he they had kissed their last kiss as she scraped off the last spoonful of extra creamy cookies and cream ice cream from the bottom of its half gallon container. She reminisced... about the time they went to the happiest place on earth... They walked hand in …

Heavy thinking

heavy thinking, alcohol, poetry, depression, sadness, steven humphreys

Heavy thinking midnight drinking bells of Christmas tinkling look at the dictator deep in his face in the flaming 'no blinking' mirror sinking beer belly bread basket no longer care grain alcohol before the fall thought you'd become wiser when nothing to do nowhere to go and those all too beautiful hills became still and …

Mad Poet Society

mad poet society, poetry, steven humphreys

You've just arrived tripped over words in the library beehive stacked in rows straight buzzing minds unfold the mad poet society a special kind clique you find entering the zone where no man's home rhyme and reason formless treason sleeping in such terrible weeping men and kings folly sings face your burden blind eye to murderin' mesomorph …

Drivin’ Low on route 66

Drivin' low on route 66 life began at 65 pickup sticks missin' kicks drivin' round hear that sound makin' ground thinkin' back four score years spillin' tears clubs and booze wasted years should've done more at school listened to all those fools hands not meant holding tools pickin' up speed wind blown hair feelin' a need remember …