Don’t Tell Me About Sacrifice

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Don’t tell me about sacrifice
I don’t need your hypocritical words
A notion merely secondhand
A duty you constantly deferred
With my family soundly asleep
I’ll carry my seabag back to the dock
Taking with me their prayers
Never survive without them – my rock

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These Words Filtered Through My Soul

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These words filtered through my soul
Doing my best to use proper diction
But I’m unraveling faster than I can write
& you’ve announced my life is a work of fiction
I cannot tell you any fantastical answers
When my heart is covered in grime
You say you’ve known all the truths
But your flavor of love is an ongoing crime
I never said I was good at this
Let me spin that dial; let it forever blare
The rock needs to cover my deficiencies
For it’s more than my soul I’ve bared

Sometimes You Have To Let Go

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Sometimes you have to let go

Walk away from all the hurt

Keep going until you can’t

Embrace where the sea takes the dirt

Let all your problems go

Let them wash away forever from here

You’ll find your rock – a foundation

& then their love will be abundantly clear

The Unsteady Horizon Rocking Me

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The unsteady horizon rocking me
I’m doing my best to remain upright
Another desert soul back to sea
Taking steps to catch my fall tonight
My eyes are exhausted & can’t open
Cautiously alert for what’s out there
Wished & prayed never return again
The ocean’s been a dangling nightmare

Fell Out Of Another Sailor Bar

Fell out of another sailor bar

Pacific islands; dripping with sweat

The emotionally desperate & the forever lonely

‘Twas never a more perfectly matched set

A pocketful of money & nothing else to do

Looking for Salvation under the scarce shade

Nothing found but stale tobacco scents

A few more coins to avoid this here blade

A different life at the world’s end

Not used to walking upon the steady rock

Enjoy this time of watched freedom

Best stumble back before the end of the clock

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