Golden Sunrise

Golden sunrise
high above
giving life
to all below
The great empty
all around
expanding darkness
space surrounds
Every star
A chance for life
Burning brighter
Every day
Living life means more
Than just to live
It means to love
and lose.
What the future holds
I cannot tell
But I know when I die
that I will have lived.
©2013 Alex Hicks

Death, It’s a Thing

So yeah
Death is a thing
and yeah
It sucks
But also
It happens
To everyone
At some point.
So why worry
It’s beyond
your control
People are born
People age
And people die.
And yeah
It’s sad
You’ll mourn
You’ll cry
You’ll weep
Tears of joy
At the life
they had
and no longer
My advice?
Cry tears of sadness
of joy
of pain
of courage
it doesn’t matter
but cry
Because when you cry
Your tears leech from
other emotions
tears of sadness
leech from joy
joy from pain
pain from courage
It brings up
other emotions
Painful emotions
We wish we didn’t have.
So yeah
Death is a thing
But when I die,
I’ll have lived
knowing that my life
was important
If not to anyone
but myself.
©2013 Alex Hicks

Time – The Immortal Wound

There’s no denying it
No hiding its truth
Can’t cover it up
Or return it to youth
It passes by unnoticed
It flows around unseen
It berates us when we’re old and grey
And drives us when we’re green
It is the undeniable
It shows no sympathy
It casts aside all differences
Gives the same to you and me
To ignore it would be foolish
To control it can’t be done
But it sometimes seems to stand still
And completely stop for some
But there it is around us
Giving order to our days
We spend forever watching it
Because we know no other way
But time is one of those things
That we should just leave alone
What’s past is past, the present is now
And the future can’t be known.
©2013 Alex Hicks

Why Are We Here?

This late at night
The best inspiration comes
The best ideas
The best thoughts
All flow from within
The earths own shadow
When the sun drops
From the horizon
The moon can run its course
Spreading inspiration
And idea creation
In the face of the dawn
The results of night are clear
That this world that we live in
This world we created
Is why we are here.
©2013 Alex Hicks

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End of The Rainbow

I’ve seen the end of a rainbow
And let me tell you something
There is no pot of gold
No leprechaun laughing
And telling jokes
But what is there
Is a message.
That everything ends.
Everything in life has a beginning
And an end.
Everything ends.
Friends leave…
Trees fall…
Rain stops…
Rivers run dry…
Ice Melts…
…Stars die.
None of which we can stop.
The inevitabilities in life
Should make you to be a better person
Just don’t let your entire life be changed
By the message at the end of the rainbow.
©2013 Alex Hicks