The Daily Battles


The daily battles that we fight
Are what our lives are, in the end
The horrors of the past we hide
The present dooms that might impend

And as the days and years go by
We list events out, name and date
And hear the dove of mourning cry
For all the lucklessness of fate

For death and grieving we endure
For violence that’s been done to us
We go on forward, always sure
That it will be so, ever thus

The daily battles that we fight
Take all our courage and require
That we do not desert by flight
And with our dying breath, reach higher

Mugged By Love

Lonely Street

It picks you up and throws you down
It kicks your can all over town
It likes to make you think it’s gone
Then waylay you on your front lawn

It waits in alleys patiently
To jump out unexpectedly
And slap you with its velvet glove
Yes, you, sir – have been mugged by love

Off Course

Unhappy Couple

Sometimes, we do not recognize
Just how we got to where we are;
We find, to our sudden surprise
That we have gone off course, and far

We struggle to remember those
Decisions made along the way;
But every step we took we chose
And that’s how we got here today