Forget Me

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Forget Me

If you remember me
I’ll remember you
And the good old days
That we once knew

Days when love was sincere
And I could count
On you to be here

Times when joy was not a lie
And I could feel you near
By my side

But if you say, you don’t remember
That person in me
If you say I was never a friend
But a foe you avoided constantly
If you say, you don’t remember
All those days
That once were true
And the happiness and laughter
That we once knew
If this is now our reality
Then I’ll forget you
Because you chose to forget me

© 2017 C.A. Barnes

So Plain

dots wash

So Plain

I’m so plain.
Oh what a shame
To think of all
The great
Wonderful
Magnificent
Things
I could create
If I was just
A little
Insane.

© 2017 C.A. Barnes

Don’t Fall

Vintage Dots

Don’t Fall

Don’t fall for them
Their follies, their lies
Don’t let their trinkets
Hypnotize
I once was victim
I once was prey
It took me years
To escape, get away
They left me beaten
Weak and scarred
For years I was lost
Broken and marred
And now I see
They’re trying again
On those who don’t know
Who can’t defend
Don’t fall, don’t fall
For their schemes
Lest you fall to uncertainty

© 2017 C.A. Barnes

The Light

Sketch Sky

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

You Think I’m Stupid

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You Think I’m Stupid

You think I’m stupid, and I don’t mind
There’s no need for you to know
That I’m very much aware
What would I gain
If you found out, I’m not insane
Just give you another way
To keep me locked with a ball and chain

You think I’m dumb, and I am fine
I don’t want you to know
That I’m with a sound mind
What would be the cost
If you realized
Just more chances to flood me
With all your follies and lies

Keep believing, yes please do
Cause I am stronger, when I play the fool
I’ll let you think
That I’m not wise
Cause I am stronger
When I keep you believing lies

©2017 C. A. Barnes

I Am The Girl Who Now Can See

Rocks or Light

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

Break Free

Sketch Sky

Break Free

I’m gonna break free
Head out on my own journey
Where I can be me
I’m leaving it all behind
This old world that once caged me
Where I was surrounded by lies
Saying,
This is how things have to be

I already have
One food out of the door
As the days go by
I’m inching out more and more
There’s nothing I want
Here you see
It’s time to hit the road
It’s time to be free

I’m gonna break free
Head out on my own journey
Where I can stand
As I’m supposed to be
And leave behind a world
That sold me lies and
Tried to imprison me

They can’t get me now
I’m already out
My time is now mine
And I’ve realized
There’s nothing I want
Here you see
It’s time to hit the road
It’s time to be free

©2016 C.A. Barnes

I Am Brave

angel sketch

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

Where Are You

river view

Where Are You

Where are you…this person called me
I can’t find you…I feel like I’ve searched for an eternity
You must have deserted me
Before I was a teen
And far beyond those years
You still can’t be seen

Where are you…This person called I
I can’t find you…Oh believe me, how I’ve tried
I walked through many city halls
Even wandered inside several strange walls
With no success in sight
I wondered if that will be possible
In my life

Where are you…This person called myself
I can’t find you…I think it’s time to call for help
I resolve to say you ran away
Cause I was stubborn and did things someone else’s way
I wasn’t true to you
So you must have said goodbye for good

©2016 C.A. Barnes

So Cold

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So Cold

There you are, standing
Over there, standing
Why are you serious
Why are you so serious all the time
What is your agenda
What is your goal
That you plan to seek, looking so bold

I wish you weren’t so cold
I wish you weren’t so cold

You look so stately, all in gold
Stately, all dressed in gold
Were you ever a prince
Were you once a king
Who marveled in wisdom
Who marveled in great things

I wish you weren’t so cold
I wish you weren’t so cold

There you are, all alone
Standing, all alone
No life around you, no one around
No life within you, just a mound
Of gold
Only dressed in gold
Just dressed in gold

I wish you weren’t so cold
I wish you weren’t so cold

© 2015 C.A. Barnes

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