The Phoenix Rises

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The Message Of Love

We must stop giving hate any platform at all. There are a lot of good people doing great things in the world. They should get the platform. They should be the news story everyday. Then good can spread and inspire others with a message of compassion, peace, and love, and become more contagious, more acceptable. It is the right choice.Namaste

The Phoenix


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THE DAY IS DONE

THE DAY IS DONE
It seems that sunset has come

I just wish

It came at a better time

My day just isn’t done
My list

Is just too fucking long

How can I ever do it all?

The time must be wrong
I wish

I had done things differently 

How would I know

That time would follow me so closely?
Did I take on more

Than I could chew?

Did I take too long

To smell all the roses?
Did I not give enough

Love to you?

This is my life

The questions that life poses 
Today is done
Maybe I could have been a banker

A lawyer

A doctor 

A movie star

A pastor

A hero

A savior

Or a humble baker

Making you tasty treats

Oh, life can be so sweet

Just kicking cans

And not having

Any plans
I wish

I could feed the hungry

Save the animals

End the wars

Open closed doors

Help the blind see
Just hold me

Just hold me
One more time

One more time
As this day is done.
COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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MAGENTA HEART

Twenty years agoI met her, not far from the beach

I’d never recognize her now

I hear her hair is colored in bleach
She painted me a picture

On an old white canvas

Of her heart

After some time together

Had passed
It was painted in oil

With a TV on in the background

She labored night after night

Very focused, she toiled away
It wasn’t red

It wasn’t quite purple

Outlined in black

It was magenta

And when she finished

She finally went to bed
The next morning she handed it to me

And as a fellow artist

I looked at it with respect

She wiped the brow of her lip

And said, “It’s anatomically correct”
She gave it to me that day

And said it was her heart

I didn’t know what to say

She put her thoughts, dreams, hopes, and fears into her art.
Her magenta heart

Still hangs on my wall

Sipping my coffee 

I’m still waiting for her to call
Life against her

Placing it’s bets

15 years of memories

I still have no regrets
Despite all the sadness

I wish I could quit

These goddamn cigarettes
It tears me apart

That all that I’ve got

Is her magenta heart
Like her life

Her paintings soon faded

Her eyes changed from bright colors

Like someone who is jaded
But I still hold that painting on my wall

Years and years later

And look at it every night

From spring until fall
Dressed in my flannel pajamas 

All cozy and comfortable 

Before the next storm

Her heart looms over me

To keep me warm
I don’t know what the girl

With the magenta heart

Is doing today

But if I could know

I’d like to hear she’s okay
Her magenta heart

Still hangs on my wall

Sipping my coffee 

I’m still waiting for her to call
I wonder if she ever

Wanted it back

15 years of memories

And feelings I never lack
Despite all the sadness

I wish I could quit

These goddamn cigarettes
It tears me apart

That all that I’ve got

Is her magenta heart
But for me that’s got to be

good enough

For me that’s got to be

good enough
A magenta heart

is good enough

It’s got to be

good enough

The only picture I’ve got

Is her magenta heart

COPYRIGHT 2017. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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FOOTSTEPS

I see thingsThat aren’t there

The only spirits that I see

Are the ones of mine

That are crushed

And the only ones I hear

Are the ones that are hushed
I can still see her footsteps

That lead out

And away

From my house, 

My heart,

And my life,

What on earth could I say

To change the end of my day?
Someone please show me

Where all the love goes

I want to see

When all the love grows

I want to know

What all the love knows
All I see is footsteps
I feel things

That bring so much happiness

And it leads to pain

I bet it all on her

And lost the hand

And now I watch the waves

Wash away our footsteps in the sand
I can still see the footsteps

That lead out

And away

From my eyes, 

My love,

And my world,

What on earth could I ever say

To change my rainy days?
Someone please show me

Where all my love goes

I want to see

When all my love flows

And I want to know

What all 

My love knows
All I see is footsteps
All I see

Is the footsteps

Of you walking away
You walk away

You walk away

When love is not enough
You run away

You run away

When real love is too damn much
And all I see

Is the footsteps

That you left
And my love

That lies next to your footsteps

It’s just better

That I leave it that way
And all I have left

Is the footsteps

That you left
I can still see her footsteps

That lead out

And away

From my happiness, 

My joy,

And my pain,

What on earth can I say

To make this a better day?
Someone please show me

Where all this love goes

I want to see

When all my love grows

I want to know

What all of my love knows
All I see is the footsteps

Of your spirit

All I still see

Is your footsteps

All I see is the footsteps

All I see

Is footsteps

COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.