Most Recent Ballads

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Land of the Living
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My eyes stretch wide, echoing the sight before me I dip and bob in soft waves, vivified by the sunset A kayak strong, a guide in this sacred journey  My oar a spirit staff, to tame the tranquil deep The bleeding sun, how calm it dies... (more »)
Speaker for the Dead
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  They dub me this today The spirits in the room Guiding me in life I can’t hear them speak But voices in my heart Whisper of the passed The warriors of this earth Much pain they surely bore Within their mortal... (more »)
I Love You
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I love you, I love you You’re all that I need You are the beautiful jewel I protect with no jealousy or greed   You stole my heart I’ll never take it back I loved you right from the start Before it was grey, when it was white and... (more »)
I do not love in moderation
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I do not love in moderation; I give with all my wretched heart-- it yearns and starves in cold stagnation and lights the fire of summer star   I know not fraction in my ardor, my heart is far too well in verse and knows the limits... (more »)
Test of Life
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They say I know the answers They say I always do But there’s one thing on the test of Life That I just can’t think through They say that I am perfect But here’s a small confession I’m only seen as ‘perfect’ cause I’m... (more »)
Song of a Prince
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In the cool blue light of a full moon, A lonely prince plays a somber tune. From the bowstring of his violin, Comes a forlorn melody of his soul within. A song about life in a sheltered kingdom, A life without the joy of simple... (more »)
An Origin Story
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I am from red kool aid and mickey mouse pancakes From The Lion King and from Calliou I am from my mom tucking me in at night And whispering “I love you” I am from a veteran and a nurse From hard work and demands I am from a brown... (more »)
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Hark the wise one Thomas said Our old king much In life has fed I cast my eyes out to the hutch Of crippled frame and gentle touch There he bides in restful drone Upon his dusty, hobbled throne I fall to knee in humble stance In wait with... (more »)
You...
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Your teeth Act like the firing squad Smiling while their charm and grace Flood my body like bullets Your eyes Act like a electric shock Waving through my body Killing every bad thought and feeling. Your voice Is a heart attack That... (more »)
The Hidden
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Mistake maker Risk taker Emotional teen Unsolved mystery He’s quiet Prison riot Internally Made imperfectly He’s always tired Differently wired He’s going insane But he doesn’t complain He’s used to living this hell He’s... (more »)
The Woods
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One day Sammy, Was so pitiful. He was becoming broke. He had to leave. He needed a way out , He was losing everything. He went to town , To grab a bite to eat. He met with all his friends, In a small cafe. They met... (more »)
Now or Never
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  Cold as a winter breeze Hot as a summer day Freezing up the past Heating up for the future The time is now You’re all in or all out From the beginning to the end Now it’s time to fend Reach for the... (more »)
The Battle
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  We prepare for battle We will never worry We are never rattled And are in no hurry We stand there and wait in silence Preparing for our foe We are the face of defiance One everyone will know We take the field like... (more »)
Buck Ballad
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I can drive a truck, I can shoot your buck. Back in the woods, You wouldn't think I could. Now it’s done dead, Coming with me. A big ole buck, Going on my wall. Blue Lights a flashing, A big green truck. Throw my truck up in gear.... (more »)
H I J A C K E D
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Somehow you convinced her to get onto that plane You knew what she was risking but you didn’t care You saw her as beauty and boobs but no brain To her this was love but to you it meant nothing but an affair   You sat her in her seat... (more »)
The Deep Blue Sea
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The boat rocks as I put on my gear; I can’t believe that I am actually here. I look around me; and all I see Are miles and miles of the deep blue sea. I enter the water with a backwards roll, Tumbling into the big blue hole. When I am... (more »)
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