An Ode to Matt and Nathan

abyss

My parents warned me about you.
You were devils
Seductively knocking,
Leaving ancient tomes at my door.
They’d rather I
Swallow pills and die
Then learn what you gave me;
An escape,
A gateway,
Brothers,
You taught me to open my eyes
And step sideways.

You showed me,
Despite the darkness,
I had Magik inside.
All I had to do was unlock
The mind.

During a time,
When I longed to leave this life,
You gave me reason to fight,
Find my light and survive.
I pushed on
Through land mines and bombs.
I thought of you,
While waging war with my father,
I thought of you,
When I could go no farther.

malkavianYou taught me to save me.
To rewrite patterns and paradigms.
To boldly stride this dark world
Laying waste to my demons.

And even
Though I’m far away
I love you
Though you hate when I say it.
If push comes to shove
I’ll storm the gates Below,
And the gates Above,
Because you,
Gave me nothing but love.

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About Z.

Poetic pipe and cigar enthusiast rifling through the haunted memories of a not so distant past while openly wrestling with faith and God. A rambling writer with the misguided notion that he has something to say. His only redeeming qualities are his wife and children.
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