POETRY

POETRY

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You’ll Be Alright

You’ll be alright
Just wait until tomorrow
For there I’ll be and you know
I’ll bring you a smile
You must hold on
Better days will follow
To wash away your sorrow
I promise you, you’ll be alright

You’ll be alright
Even when you’re hurting
For I’ll be there that’s certain
To warm your heart
You must hold on
Cause life is still worth living
There’s so much you’d be missing
I promise you, you’ll be alright

There was a time not long ago
You were alone
No signs of hope from anywhere
And no one cared
Now I’ll remind you
Whenever tears fall down from your eyes
Just wait and see, for you’ll be alright

© 2013, Craig Ruvere

 

Moments of Our Lives

You’re the need I can’t get over
It’s been years and I’m confused
You’re the thought that lingers in my dreams
To be what I once knew
You’re the one I first made love to
Those were times when all went right
You’re the chill running down my spine
On a cold and lonely night

You’re the fear I can’t get used to
It’s been years and still I stay
You’re the wound that rests upon my heart
Now I struggle to walk away
You’re the one that I first kissed
Those were times I long to find
You’re the flame that burns beneath my skin
That I wish I could define

But you thought it for the best
You can leave but can’t forget
All the moments of our lives
I keep them here alive
But you thought it for the best
I know you must have some regrets
For the moment of our lives
Seem to gather in my mind

© 1999, Craig Ruvere

 

Learn to By Myself

So this is reality, life is seldom fair
The truth can be hard to see
And harder still to bear
Finally moving on, though I don’t know where I’ve been
So distant and so withdraw
From the stranger deep within

So this is reality, after years of just pretend
The truth can be hard to see
And hard to comprehend
Finally moving on, though I don’t know where I’ll go
So distant and so withdrawn
From the guy I used to know

Sometimes I wanna stay right here
Sometimes I wanna disappear
Or maybe I should run away
Anything to just escape
All the pain, all the lies
All the heart wrenching goodbyes
I could use some help
To learn to be myself again

© 2009, Craig Ruvere

 

If I Could Be Shakespeare

If I could be Shakespeare
Then I wouldn’t be here
Still waiting by the phone
Compare the sun the your eyes
Create dramatic goodbyes
Instead I’m here alone
Though I know I shouldn’t be so upset
For look what happens to Juliet
Yet in time
I will write the pages of my life

If I could be King
I would rule everything
Instead of being so confused
Assign your name to any star
Buy you fine works of art
Yet my dream’s not coming true
Though I know I shouldn’t feel so displaced
For Kings can fall so far from grace
Yet in time
I will write the pages of my life

Now I play the part
So close to my heart
Which leads me to your arms
I don’t need Shakespeare
To conquer my fears
Just a love to keep me warm
And I know I must believe in me
Not timeless words of poetry
With you by my side
I will write the pages of my life

© 1998, Craig Ruvere

 

I Don’t Even Know Your Name

You swept me off my feet
I never stopped to ask
I was living for the moment, afraid to finish last
But you left my bed at dawn
And there I found myself alone
Wishing you would call as I wait beside the phone
Can I be the one to blame?
When I don’t even know your name

I could never learn your past
By looking in your eyes
So consumed within emotions
You concealed it with a lie
The years drift away and I
Wish I could face it all
Remembering your smile
Is what I can recall
Can I be the one to blame?
When I don’t even know your name

There’s a scene outside my window
Of innocent games that we play
Still dreaming of the life I’d lead
But now my life is fading away
A promising future
With friends always at my side
How this one chance meeting
Has cut me up inside
As the sun is overcome by night
I can feel the darkness wipe away my sight
Can I be the one to blame?
When I don’t even know your name

© 1996, Craig Ruvere

 

Hope

A baby boy, so small and frail
For he was born too soon
His daddy dreams, he’ll see the day
He’ll try and catch the moon
He questions God and questions faith
He looks for anyone, he can blame
So many things we’ll never know
Just don’t give up on hope

A teenage girl, shy and alone
How she longs to dance
So many boys, but no one asks
She doesn’t understand
She questions God, and questions faith
As tears roll down her innocent face
So many things we’ll never know
Just don’t give up on hope

A married man, in search of more
Than what he has at home
His high school love, and two young girls
And still he feels alone
He questions God and questions faith
He needs a reason why he should stay
So many things we’ll never know
Just don’t give up on hope

© 2004, Craig Ruvere

 

The Music Fades Away

The music plays, I dance alone
I sway from side to side, throughout this empty home
Your memory lives, within my heart
I close my eyes to dream, and wonder where you are
Still I can’t say goodbye, you live in the tears I cry
But you will not stay
As the music fades away

The music plays, I hear the sound
I cling to every note just to feel that you’re around
Your memory lives, within my life
Each photograph I see, makes me feel that you’re alive
How will I make it through, after a life only with you
But you will not stay, as the music fades away

Always loving you was easiest for me
The hardest part of love is losing the one you need

The music plays, I must be strong
I sway from side to side, dancing to our song
Your memory lives, within my soul
I close my eyes to dream of the love I cannot hold
Still I can’t say goodbye, you live in the tears I cry
How will I make it through, after a life only with you
But you will not stay, as the music fades away

© 2001, Craig Ruvere

 

Today Is My Birthday

Today is my birthday
How quickly time moves on
Seems like only yesterday
We sang that faithful song
Still a year’s gone by
Signified by another candle light
Will my wish some true?
All I want is one more day with you

Today is my birthday
Another one alone
Seems like only yesterday
We were talking on the phone
Still a year’s gone by
Signified by another candle light
Cards and gifts with bows
Are not enough, I still miss you so

Every other day, I carry on just fine
But on this special day, you weigh heavy on my mind

Still a year’s gone by
Signified by another candle light
Will my wish come true?
All I want is one more day with you
One more happy birthday with you

© 2009, Craig Ruvere