A Song of The Wind (now with audio)

Check this out by two exceptional poets!

The Lighthouse

Audio reading with guitar

Attic window open on the night
a dim wash of light
as hinges creak
From the page, I raise my pen
is that your laugh, your voice I hear
blowing through the years

Is it you, is it real
or a song of the wind
it is you, is it real
I’m never sure

I see the miles of white tiles
that infinite airport floor
where you left me statuesque
our future time without a date
that never came

The shredding of our story
lost, somewhere in the night
amidst the terminal and the air
somehow I wanted to imagine more
that never was

Is it you, is it real
or a song of the wind
it is you, is it real
well, I never know

I checked my post
fifteen times this week
was that you I heard
addressing me with a howl
or a…

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The Ultimate Cure (Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

They got the key to the city
You’re like a key to the whole world

They got a rocket to the moon, babe
You blast me off to the universe

Lovers will look up at the stars, yeah
I’m only looking at her

Helen’s face launched a thousand ships
I think you’d launch a million or more

They got no cure for heartbreak
That’s cause they never met her

mmm

[Chorus]

(2x)
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate

[Verse 2]

You’re too easy to love, girl
You know I will never stop

If I could remake you
I wouldn’t even start

Oh my my, the way you ease my mind
It’s so sublime, it’s so divine

Oh my my, the way you ease my mind
Our souls align, it’s so divine

I never say that you’re pretty or smart
Cause those are just mortal words

You deserve something better
You deserve the world

Cause

[Chorus]

(2x)
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate cure
You’re like the ultimate

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I’ve been working on a few novels recently and haven’t been able to focus on posting as much. Also, I haven’t been able to keep up much on my reading; but I’m interested to see what everyone has been posting. Hope to read everyone’s work again soon! Thanks for reading and listening.

Yin

I’m missing           my yin
No longer am I at peace
Just       i n      p

                             i

                                 e             c

e

        s

Drifting  slowly   away    from    light
Half my soul has                 departed

If yin is    earth     darkness       cold
Why do I feel colder since you left?

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Thanks to Bree Leto for writing the companion piece to this. Check “Yang” out here: https://secretthoughtswithin.com/2021/07/03/yang

Doubling Time

So maybe I won’t be your
good morning or good night
Maybe I won’t be able to
bake you that birthday cake from scratch
or massage your favorite oil
into your hair or even paint your toenails
your favorite shade of sea green.

And maybe we won’t be able to cry together
or hold each other’s hands delicately, tenderly, tightly
when it really matters—when it really counts
Because maybe love doesn’t conquer everything
and that’s the real lesson, the real truth
hidden beneath our utopian relationship
But you know what?
I still believe our love has no half-life.

A Recipe For Disaster

In love with this!

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My Mind:

Ingredients

  • 6 c. Overthinking
  • 2 1/2 c. Try Harder
  • 1/2 c. Fear
  • 5 Tbs. Worry
  • 4 Tbs. Stress
  • 2 tsp. Sorrow
  • A pinch of Anxiety
  • A single grain of Starlight

Instructions

1. Heat the Overthinking in a saucepan until boiling

2. Add Worry, Fear, Stress, and Anxiety to Overthinking in the saucepan and heat until about 300°F (or hard crack)

(Note: If it is not smooth, try adding a little bit more Fear, it really helps with the consistency)

3. Combine all of the ingredients (except for the Try Harder and Sorrow) in a container that can logically only hold about 6 cups and set it aside for at least 5 minutes, or until it settles.

4. While the other ingredients settle, whip up the Try Harder with an egg beater or a whisk until peaks start to form. If the peaks are not staying up, add more…

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Welcome!

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Hi, and welcome to my website.  I’m the author of The Land Without Footprints:  Shadows Amongst Shadows, which is published by Sweatshoppe Publications.  The book is now available in paperback and as a Kindle eBook.  You can purchase the novel on Amazon here. And also on Barnes & Noble here.

The story is set in the Modern Middle Ages, the age after the ages of Earth, when humans inhabit a planet where, unbeknownst to them, the moons control every action. What remains of the Earth is confined to books. In fact, many have decided to live by the rules of those books once called fiction. But no fiction or reality rules over the Mystic. He rules by only two laws: obey his desires and obey your desires. His desires are twofold: virgins and immortality. However, the desires of his subjects are as wicked as ever known. But the Dagens, a family rooted in the old ways of society, cannot give into their desires. They cannot kill just to kill, hate just to hate, destroy just to destroy. Yet if society is to become what it once was, the Dagens must destroy freedom and place chains around those who no longer wish to be chained.

Check out the site and get to know the characters, cultures, and lands of the book a little better!

With thanks,
Benjamin Grossman