I let you filter through my soul

I breathe in your existence

I don’t want to try to understand

To let it be is key

flow with the moment

flow with the ease

remind myself, there is life beyond you

my goals are far-reaching

im determined to be true

I won’t push you away

I won’t pull you in either

i’ll respect the moment before it’s gone

the beauty of the world

does not need my meddling

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.


I know we’re going to be together

the fuzz of it all is the perfection

the never-beginning end

in the night I awake

wondering if my dreams are real or fake

if I’ll find you in the abyss

of the mess that this world is

I’m dramatic but I’m true

I can’t deny the love I have for you




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.

The Kite

I write you a note

tape it to a kite

tie it to a string

let if float towards the sky

I tell you I love you

I tell you I care

but the winds knock it down

you don’t even fucking care

you like when I show up

answer the door as soon as it rings

but when I invite you in

you turn the other way

cutting the damn strings

of that fucking kite

That i worked so hard to get to fly

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.