I swear

I think we could be together forever

in this crazy world for two

I can promise to love you for always

if you can say the same

we could stay together

through the sane and insane

the tides ebb and flow

and the world falls apart

in the night the stars align

and bring us all together as one

i want to walk alongside you

through the foggy air

deal with the ups and downs

I’m ready , I swear

by: r.j.


I want to tell you I love you

I’m ready to make a promise

But you’re so cold

and I always end up crying

feeling crazy sad

you make me feel like you want me

like you care

but then you turn away quickly

without concern

I need to be free

of this empty future

you never promised for me

by: R.J.


Remember I told you

a piece of my heart was yours forever

if it meant this trouble, you’d give it back

so we parted ways and I breathed in deep

and felt the world with a piece missing

you told me you had returned it,

though it wasn’t true

three weeks later, I got a call from you

you ring me everyday

but you never have anything to say

so I pull it all away

my heart, my life, the promise to stay

you fade to grey

by: R.J.


You have my heart

but you haven’t made promises

The ones I’m always waiting for

To tell you I’m through is impossible

Because of the love I have for you

My best mind reminds

I’ve got to love myself more

so I’ll pull away the best I can

love you from afar

I can’t give my whole heart to someone

who can’t promise me tomorrow

so I’ll put my love in a bottle

toss it in the ocean blue

if you find it on the other side

maybe you’ll decide

that what we could have

would be immeasurable

the boats on the bay will rock softly

and I will come, if you call

by: R.J.


Love binds you

its glue

I’m always wondering

are you crazy?

or are you true?

Youre going to hurt me

youre going to make me cry

but the love that keeps me coming back

because our minds collide

save me from myself

love cast a spell

and I’m in bad health

emotionally, not physically

as you can tell

by: R.J.




you told me you got a job at that bar

my day dream eyes sparkled

with a homemade movie of you

a glorified version

edited by a pro

bright yet soft colors

the spotlight stayed behind the bar

lit the back of your head like an angel

the star that you are

serving drinks to unsuspecting strangers

who don’t know that you’re the star

in this movie I’m in the corner

writing this poem as I watch  from afar

my hand on my cheek, looking with love

as the best movie plays on

sweater wrapped around me, I write

people point toward me and say

what a lucky man he is to have

such a faithful girl as she

the movie ends,  we walk away together

the streelight guides the path

together forever

by: R.J.

Time Shift

Time changes things

I’m awake and you are too

You’re out at the club

A woman wrapped around you

I’m all alone

Weary face only lit by the moon

When I fall asleep you do as well

but you have company

I wipe my tears as they fell

on the pillowcase where someone used to be

This shift in time is too much for me

Because although the sunrise separates us

you’ll always be having fun

and I’ll always be waiting,

staring at the rising sun

wondering if when the morning begins

you’ll still care about

your lonely old friend

by: R.J.

Just Friends

What to do

keep the conversation going

have faith in you

end it now

while I’m still ahead

only faint scars to show

but you’re a prize

a winner in my eyes

i’ll let things go sour

I’d rather taste the bitter

then be proud, but know there could’ve been more

by: R.J.

Rather Be

I’d much rather have the guy

not the words

I’d rather have the happy ending

then a studio apartment alone

I’d rather be with him

then alone, somewhere I thought I would have rather been

I’d rather be with this man

because without him, nothing is as valuable

He paints the sky grey

and even when I’m happy

Clouds loom above

By: R.J.


Ship Ashore

We’re destined for an end

Because you’re unreliable

and I’m hopelessly jealous

There’s thousands of miles in between

There’s a ticking clock

Testing the limits of love lost

The world’s against

The prayers are mounting

There’s violence in the streets

and I just don’t know if everything can align

That we could be together

just you and me

By: R.J.