Above and beyond

Above and beyond
By AJ O’Brien.

Struggling for light
my mind high and dry
seeking only solitude
beneath a crowded sky.

Madness, so enticing,
kneeling before a killer’s grave,
can you forgive me Lord
her soul I could not save.

Darkness, a lonely companion
my heart is midnight black,
I can no longer abide
the thought of looking back.

I pierce my heart
with a dagger long,
falling falling
beneath her empty song.

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Overload

Overload
By AJ O’Brien.

I know a man with a plan
to kill as many people as he can.
His mind, damaged and erratic,
the gun, fully automatic.

Armed and ready to go
I held him within, screaming no.

I fought him tooth and nail
knowing I must not fail.
But he drinks from the inner me
our lust for a killing spree.

I put the gun to his head
pulled the trigger. And we lay dead.

And the room fell quiet
just another empty riot.
But he was brave,
so many lives he did save.

And they did come

And they did come
By AJ O’Brien.

So empty the shadows
that danced within her eyes,
how sad the children
at the birth of her demise.

Came the lonely
clutching their goodbyes,
dragging hearts of sorrow
beneath cast iron skies.

Came the fools with gold
and so too the wise,
along with her inner demons
wearing a sad disguise.

And so her people wept
until the sun did rise,
and one and all forgave
her unforgivable lies.

 

 

 

And fell a soldier

And fell a soldier.
Three Tankas
By AJ O’Brien.

Triple hammer blows
dance with glee across my chest.
Falling to the ground
I lay upon foreign soil,
no more a killer of men.

So bright the shadows
my eyes burning red sunsets.
Dark lies of sorrow
from death, the taker of souls
as I except his embrace.

Blue sky bitter black
where have all the angels gone?
Alone and dying
I whisper, Lord, where are you?
Dear Jesus, I must atone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belongs dark this madness

Belongs dark this madness
By AJ O’Brien

Keep on swinging
she’s corrupted, insane.
Don’t stop now
break down the barriers,
until you kill her pain.

Fight your way on through
a soul lost you’re seeking.
Cleanse those wicked veins
and don’t listen to the words,
it’s only her killer speaking.

Lock the hunger down
barricade the door.
Let her plead
let her scream and beg,
she ain’t getting no more.