ANOTHER YEAR OLDER

Another year older

another year done

look to the future

like it's a new dawn

Another year older

a new way of thinking

a new start for me

a brand new beginning

Another year older

a new life begun

don't look to the past

because it is all done

Another year older

a new look on life

one more candle

on my cake

Another year older

FRIENDS

Hiding in the dark

Scared to come out

Unsure of who

To trust, to love

Or to understand

Unsure of

What friend

Now means

So many lies

Deceits and

Unspoken words

Now no clue

Of who trusts me

Loves me and

Understand me

Alone in the dark

LIKE FRIENDS SHOULD

We've been though

so much

but you've stood by me

as I you

just like friends should do

And the harder

things got

the closer

we grew

just like friends should do

When

I needed

someone to understand

you were who

just like friends should do

As the years

go drifting by

we'll keep in touch

with what's new

just like friends should do

One day

we'll just

pick up the phone

as if we knew

just like friends should do

No matter

how much we change

we'll always be

completely true blue

just like friends should do

(I wrote this for my best friend Jen for her 18th birthday)

MEMORIES

Memories

Of the past

Creep

Into today

Seeping

Into my life

Breaking

Me apart

Hurting

Me still

Memories

Of you

MY EYES

Blue and grey

Light and sad

Seen so much

Cried too much

Twinkled too little

Warm but alone

Bright but dimmed

Blue and grey

THIS YEAR

One more candle

one more wish

another birthday.

This year

the candle means more,

the wish is true,

this year

it's more than

another birthday.

This year

I'm starting over,

I'm living again

UNTITLED

Simple events

hold me here

a simple dance

a little laugh

make me stay

close to you

the natural way

I feel with you

How no words

mean so much

to me

these basic things

hold me close

to you