The Light

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The Light

She can speak
But I don’t listen
She can say
What satisfies her mind
But she wastes
Her time
Cause I don’t listen

She can call
But I don’t come
She can shout
But I am leaving
Without
Her

Try, my little daughter
Try, my little friend
Try with all your might
Make it to the end
Don’t stop when monsters creep
Don’t hide and hope they’ll sleep
Cause you don’t have much time
So go and search for the light

She can scare
But I don’t care
She can fight
To keep me behind
But she fools
Herself
Cause I don’t care

She can lie
But I don’t believe
She can try
To brainwash me
But I’m gone
I’m moving
On

Try, my little daughter
Try, my little friend
Try with all your might
Make it to the end
Don’t stop when monsters creep
Don’t hide and hope they’ll sleep
Cause you don’t have much time
So go and search for the light

I must try
To find my light
I must fight
Day and night
I must leave
My old life behind
Soon I’ll be saying
Goodbye…

©2017 C.A. Barnes

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I Am The Girl Who Now Can See

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I Am The Girl Who Now Can See

I once was lost, but now I’m found
I was wandering, in a strange town
I didn’t know, which way to go
When I thought I was right
I was quickly told no

I was alone
In my cold world
Seeking joy and peace
Seeking purpose and me
And when the days passed more
I still saw no open doors
Who was I
I was only a lie

I once was sad, but now I’m glad
Glad I held on
To learn that I am strong
When failure clung, tightly to me
I didn’t fall down
I held my ground

I was ready to flee
From my old world
I needed to try
To set myself free
There was no time to waste
It was now getting late
I needed to try
I needed to try

I am the girl who now can see
I am the girl who now is free
I am the girl who now can see
I am the girl who now can see
I am the girl who now can see

©2016 C.A. Barnes

I Am Brave

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I Am Brave

I am brave
I stand tall
I have endured it
Endured it all
I’m not weak
Only strong
I’m not lost
I know where I belong

Cause I’ve listened
I have seen
All the promises
He has for me
In my dark days
When I was confused
In all the haze
I waited for the light
And it came
It shined
And I knew
Freedom was mine

I am brave
I took the chance
I stopped hesitating
It was time to dance
So I fought
The evils of old
No more time
That would be stoled

I’ve listened
Now I’m brave
I’ve seen
Myself along the way
Though I suffered
Suffered long
It didn’t make me weak
It didn’t break me down
It only made me strong

Thank you
This I say
Thank you
For everything
You made me brave
You’ve set me free
I’ve found me

© 2016 C.A. Barnes

Letting It Go

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Letting It Go

Call me crazy
Yes I know
But today
I’m letting it go

Everything from years long past
From the good times
That couldn’t last
When joy lived deep inside
It was so abundant
That I couldn’t hide
Oh how life was fun to live
Oh the days were such a gift

Call me crazy
Yes I know
But today
I let it go

All the terrors from seasons gone
When the enemy
Made me weak, not strong
When the tears fell endlessly
So much so, like a raging sea
I was lost, didn’t know where to go
Had no friends
No love…no home

Call me crazy
Yes I know
But today
Everything’s got to go

Out the door
Out my life
Time to clean the slate
Claim what’s mine
I may start alone
But I do know
Eventually, I’ll find a home

Call me crazy
Yes I know
But today
I’m letting it go

© 2016 C.A. Barnes

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We Are Searching For A Hero

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We Are Searching For A Hero

We are searching for a hero
Someone we can look up to
We are searching for an answer
That’s not very hard to find
We are searching for a hero
Some we can look up to
We’re just searching for a peace of mind

Is there someone out there
Who will take a stand
For the sick, the dying, the starving
Wanting one to understand

Is there someone out there
Who will reach out a hand
For the poor, depressed, distressed
And hopeless common man

To change this place
To end the pain

We are searching for a hero
Someone we can look up to
We are searching for an answer
That’s not very hard to find
We are searching for a hero
Some we can look up to
We’re just searching for a peace of mind

Is there someone out there
Who will take hate away
Transforming foes to friends
Ending all war in vain

Is there someone out there
Who will inspire the world to care
Showing that humanity can reach
The other side where love abides

To change this place
To end the pain

We are searching for a hero
Someone we can look up to
We are searching for an answer
That’s not very hard to find
We are searching for a hero
Some we can look up to
We’re just searching for a peace of mind

© 2015 C.A. Barnes

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Come Little Children

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Come Little Children

Bring all your worries
Bring your pain and everything
Bring your sadness
Turn it into gladness
Who says no one’s gonna care
Who says no one’s gonna be there
Come little children

Come wash away the misery
Find a better day from history
You don’t have to start from
The bottom up
Like early pilgrims
Come little children

Bring all your disappointments
Bring your anger and tears
Bring all your fears
Make them disappear
Who says no one’s gonna care
Who says no one’s gonna be there
Come little children

Come wash away the misery
Find a better day from history
You don’t have to start from
The bottom up
Like early pilgrims
Come little children

Dream of better times
Way up in the skies
Seek laughter in the rain
Seek joy and better days
Seek love, faith, everything
Seek light away from the wild
Blessed child

Come little children
Come little children

Come wash away the misery
Find a better day from history
You don’t have to start from
The bottom up
Like early pilgrims
Come little children

© 2015 C. A. Barnes

***From The Beginning… Lyrical Poetry Collection, for sale on Writer’s Bounty (click here for more information and to purchase)

I Want To Go Home

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I Want To Go Home

I don’t want to be lost forever
I want to go home
I don’t to want to be sad forever
I want to go home
I want to see the love I’ve hoped for
All of my life
I want to hear all the laughter
That has helped me survived

Deep, within my heart
Is where I need to start
Deep, within my soul
Is where I need control
I want to feel the sun on my face
I want to go home
Everyday, today

I don’t want to run from my fears
I want to go home
I don’t want to waster another year
I want to go home
I want to see the joy I’ve longed for
All of my life
I want to see the possibilities
Of everything I can be

Deep, within my heart
Is where I need to start
Deep, within my soul
Is where I need control
I want to feel the sun on my face
I want to go home
Everyday, today

No more sadness
All I need is gladness
No more pain, it’s time
To get out of the rain
I need my peace
All these years have robbed me
I want to go home
I want to go home

Deep, within my heart
Is where I need to start
Deep, within my soul
Is where I need control
I want to feel the sun on my face
I want to go home
Everyday, today

© 2015 C.A. Barnes

***From The Beginning… Lyrical Poetry Collection, for sale on Writer’s Bounty (click here for more information and to purchase)

Hold On

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Hold On

I know it’s been too long
But hold on
I know you’re waiting to be strong
Hold on

Time will come
When all that’s become undone
Will get back together
And this time be better
When all that was broken
And all that was stolen
Will mend
To be one
To be right
To be fine
In the end

I know it’s been too long
But hold on
I know all patience is gone
Hold on

Time will come
When all that has gone astray
Will be sent the right way
Out of the night, into the day
When all that was a mess
Will now make sense
In the end
In the end
It will all make a lot sense
So my friend…

I know it’s been too long
But don’t give up
Remain strong
And hold on

© 2015 C.A. Barnes

Thought You Said

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Thought You Said

I thought you said it’d work out all right
I thought you said I’d sleep at night
I thought you said things would be okay
I thought you said I would make it out of this rain

I thought you said
I thought you said
I thought you said I wouldn’t waste my time
I thought you said I was all right

I thought you said there would be no pain
I thought you said I wasn’t crazy but sane
I thought you said I wouldn’t lose it all
I thought you said I wouldn’t take the fall

I thought you said
I thought you said
I thought you said I wouldn’t waste my time
I thought you said I was all right

I thought you said
I thought you said
That you understand
All that I am

I thought you said
I thought you said
I thought you said I wouldn’t waste my time
I thought you said I was all right