THE METAPHOR

by Andy J Hale 

Ichthyes

It’s the birth of immortality…

Crawl across the water
My father is the ocean
Who is your radiant mother?

To the sound of the drum
the rival moves forward
It is the art of war

I am faithful

Snipers open fire on the golden temples
Buried beneath the orchid garden
Her butterfly wings bloom in the winter
Buried beneath the gardens water

To the sound of the drum
the rival moves forward
It is the art of war

I am faithful

The ocean still exist in my memory
I’ll avenge the blood of his throne
You can forfeit the ferryman
I have no memory of sin

I love this time of precedence…


The Metaphor

Hello Chaos!

Hyaline image
Pharaonic Empire
with no mother tongue
Is sovereignty the sun?

I see the fire
Are you the flame?
I’ve seen the future
Are you to blame?

A divine inspiration
sheltering her reason
Surrender nothing
Knowledge nor…

When her myth
Plays the metaphor
Goodbye, farewell

Deny the void between
the seasons and the centuries
Kissing the myth
only history will believe

I see the fire
Are you the flame?
I’ve seen the future
Are you to blame?

Remove the curtain
from humanities eyes
and straighten the circle
upon fragments of time

When her myth
plays the metaphor
Goodbye, farewell

Suburban Café

White lines disintegrating
Black laced dress
Half-moon highway
Along a mountain pass

White water silence
Sssnake in the grass
The urban graffiti dissolves
Into a pyramid mist

Walk along the highway
A serpent with a staff
Desert ocean oasis
A waterfall bridge

Twin engine matadors
Twin engine jacks
Abandon shipwreck!
Magazine racks       

Round rainbow haze
Draw a line in the sand
Steering wheel horizon
Indians dance

Night time racing
Gauges on empty
Gas station cigarette
Another five finger Sunday
Sunset mile marker
Welcome to L.A.
Black and white poverty
Suburban café

Garage tomb boardwalk
Gift shop souvenirs
Phone booth confessional
A park bench hotel

Lights go out on the city
Starlight sirens flicker
on 35mm film

Valentine

Three hundred centuries
on an island called Love
Our flesh will be burned
by the fire above

I’m so lost without you
Valentine

The sound of your voice
flies away like bird
I’m waiting for a sign
of good things to come

I’m so lost without you
Valentine

Lay down before me
Wipe away the love
from your eyes

Lay down before me
Valentine

Three-hundred horses
driven away by the fear
from a burning flame
that will never disappear
I’m so lost without you
Valentine

Carry your journey
Into the land
Into the city
Given to you
Eat at my table
Break bread to new life
Terraces and harps
from beginning to end

I’m so lost without you
Valentine

Lay down before me
Wipe away the love
from your eyes

Lay down before me
Valentine

Three-hundred tears
fall away with the cries
Exile has been granted
far away from your eyes

Tug of War

Blood is running
down my cheek
Angels and demons
fighting over me

Hands of time
Around my neck
Tears from demons
Run down my back

The water runs
To meet the fire
Will darkness
Greet the flames?

Lifeless in their hands
In a game called
tug of war

About the Author:

Andy J. Hale has his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute. Currently working as a songwriter. He started a music publishing company, Golden Scars, in April 2019. The first single is from his book Turn Away with the same title.

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