Balancing Act

Just as it all seems to fall down
This question between smile and frown
Please go on if it feels so good
I am left senseless in the quagmire

It’s carved into my mind, your words
But not everyone is built to take a lie
Is everything wrong, do we never see truth?

You talk the talk and make them want you
And you, you always seem to make me useless
The wire is so narrow high above the wreckage
It has become so hard to know what I really want

Stoic Poetry


Lost And Found

Talk has always been cheap
Until twisted to fully blind us
So trust may be our final act
Be wary

I’m going to keep lighting fires
Until someone finally finds us
Hope it could be very soon now
It’s scary

I’m going to keep shaking cages
Until the bars finally unbind us
The only worry is what will be left
To bury

Stoic Poetry 


I am me, I will always be
From the cradle to the grave
I may make some changes
As the world demands of me

Into shapes that never fit
Just to see a single smile
Is being dishonest, or worse
But I can bear it for a little bit

True nature is all we are
Trust in which we are born
Games only color the truth
Pretending only goes so far

Stoic Poetry


Beware, beware, be skeptical
Their smiles, their smiles of plated gold
Deceit is so natural

A wolf in sheep’s clothing is a warning
Baa baa, black sheep, have you any soul?
No sir, by the way, what the hell are morals?

Jumping Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jill’s away, and her alibis are turning tricks
Tell me how you sleep easy

How are you only thinking about yourself
Tell me how you justify
Saying your lies like they’re second nature

One day Karma’s going to come collect

With criminal intentions
You sink your teeth into people you depend upon
Infecting everyone, you’re becoming the problem

Tell me how you sleep these days
How you’re only thinking of yourself
Show me how you justify

Telling all your lies like second nature
Listen, one day, one day soon
You will pay, you will pay

One day Karma’s going to come collect
Maybe you’ll change
Maybe you’ll change.

Stoic Poetry

Sleep Now

Nothing left to say
And all I’ve left to do
Is run away from you

She led me on, down
With secrets I can’t keep
Close your eyes and sleep

Don’t wait up for me
Hush now, don’t you speak

All my hurt in you
And took my shelter in that pain
The drug of blame

Is your heart broken
So now I’m all by myself
As I’ve always felt

And I’ll betray my tears
To anyone caught, you fool
One last kiss for me, too

Stoic Poetry


Your loss has broken you 
now walk along in shame
but you were not the one 
no, not the one to blame

You hear the angry words
others are all the same
they do not have the facts
but quick to join the game

Sitting all alone at night
thinking of what they claim
they had better be very sure
before they light the flame

Stoic Poetry

The Deal

“Listen to me”
“Pay me and I will tell you
Something no one else can
Sign here please”

Only words without meaning 
Promisingly tempting 

There is no buying Truth
No contract for Awareness
We already know
But forgot

The “Path” is not hidden
Just so close we can’t see
It is not out there
It is in here

Stoic Poetry

Holding On

Holding tightly to what I know
Piece by piece it falls apart
I try to keep it all the same
Afraid to let it go

I have seen so much in this life
Blinders only hide so much
Wrapped up in my own life
Full of fear and strife

Through open cracks truth finally flows
The walls are falling around
Littered lies upon the ground
Tears for what I chose

Stoic Poetry

Stuck In The Middle

Everyone is searching for something 
Trying to finally get somewhere 
From here to there
Going nowhere 

Deep in meditation, pondering 
Following someones path
Align with a practice 
Or that one

And they tell us about bliss
Uplifting quotes abound
Trying to convince us
Maybe themselves 

To see is to see life clearly
To know is to truly know 
No doubt or questions
Just what is.

Stoic Poetry

The Cell

These bars hold and constrain
A cage of my own making
Built of illusions, wishes, lies
A picture of a life once dreamed

Chapters read, misread
My compass deflected
The map outdated, no one spoke
Signposts faded and fallen

Life is larger than this cell
Expanding, awareness awakening
Testing these feeble boundaries
Self imposed, and self removed

Stoic Poetry