Theory Dreams

the theory of a daydream,
I hold dear with my cigarettes,
the theory that held me down.
like the forgotten king said,
as I watch a cloud of smoke rise into nothing,
I realized what it’s all worth,
it’s all worth just about nothing.
here and gone or perhaps
there and back again,
what does it matter?
Just take the moment and begin to pretend
that we can buy our virtue at the door
but never forget,
the piper won’t refund the price
and the time,
oh it will forever be changing
while we can’t get our change from time.
there is always tomorrow I heard someone once say
until one day the theory never fades,
though another day it might
forever doesn’t exist
so hold those cigarettes tight

TQS

stumpedwise.

Paid in Change

and in the next life,
you will find the ones who
can still recognize you
through the mask of a new face
you will recognize them too.
You want to answer the question?
What’s soul?
The karmic debt we pay,
is only a fraction of the price
and lately I’ve been paying in change

GP

stumpedwise.

strange.

so very strange
no one knows why
the world spins, the rain falls
no one knows why
but the time moves on
no contrition for the gone lost
nor the ones without their heads
it just keeps moving on
ever thought about yesterday
where it went, who could say?
yesterday was ten years ago
or at least we can try and believe so
what about tomorrow and the day before that
travel there but always forget how to get back
so very strange

TQS

stumpedwise.

#49322

This wall,
this Fence,
and barbed-wire;
May keep me contained,
but my eyes can wander
way beyond
any fortress.

The sun escapes
the sky, and dips
behind the trees.
Pickup-trucks
and peacocks
catch what light
can fight through leaves.
I can only see them
against the hand of god,
which stretches out to me
In a pantomime of
violets, yellows, and blues.

This wall,
this Fence,
and barbed-wire;
May keep me contained,
but, my hope and
my imagination
cannot be restricted
by the thin window
of a cell.

PD

stumpedwise.

stump.

Can we find us a place for their heads
just remember it can’t go left unsaid
and don’t change your feet
just to change your life
upset with what you’ll find
another Sunday behind

What can I say?
It’s time to follow the road
but where were going,
it’s now we go alone
so accepting whats gone
brings us all to go on
leave the days in vain
the ones that kept us blind
another Sunday behind

and reality
is not so far away
despite the broken memories of our yesterdays
So don’t lose your faith
just set the pace
and give this life a try
another Sunday behind

there’s more to it all
at least that’s what I heard
So we’ll watch the birds
fly over the sea
in the place for our heads
the one we dared to hide
leaving Sunday behind

TQS

stumpedwise.

Loose.

Times like these
Venus wasn’t so far away
as the bridges burned,
I didn’t know what to do
Was it my fault?
Pyro or not, it couldn’t be
I didn’t set this fire
but I enjoyed watching it burn
Is that wrong?
It can’t be, Venus is beside me
he smiled and looked right through me
maybe I should be happy
I couldn’t tell but he did,
told them all I burned it down
that’s Venus for you though
playing tricks, while walking in or out
no care for the devastation,
lacking remorse,
he left all of us to cry over and clean his mess
that’s Venus though, ya know

TQS

stumpedwise.

Lost.

Diamond eyes, I just couldn’t seem to find
but to run away means never having to hide
will they come and will they follow
or will they stay and fail to thrive
I can show you the way,
I won’t promise you that
don’t trust me though,
It seems I’ve misplaced my hat
A rebellion or a leader,
what’s your take on necessity?
this ride’s been a doozy,
but will the lord hear my plea
I guess not for now,
so let’s just wait and see

TQS

stumpedwise.