Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lights in Winter

Like an evil forest split by the laughter of sprites
The emptiness of space comes alive with light
Warm colors dance below cool shades above
Creating the world through a symphony of love
Slumber no longer, sweet child of the stars
Awaken, awaken and realize what is ours

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Thinner than air.
Heavier than stone.
Can't seem to help feeling bored and alone.
Folks all around.
Plenty to do.
But the only thing I'm truly interested in is you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Measure not your life in minutes or years, nor in jobs or homes, nor smiles or tears.  

Measure not your joys by the number of wins, nor the amount of love, nor the size of your grin.  

Measure not your worth by your collection of friends, nor the sum of your talents, nor your cash on hand.

Measure not a thing within that you perceive.  Measure not, my friend, and you shall be free.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Fight

It's far to early to say that I'm sure we can get past this morning
Feel so unstable I'm not sure I'm able to handle what's coming

I feel like I'm dreaming still looking for meaning behind all that's happened
Still if you're here it, at the least in spirit, should show me you can and...

There's nothing outside can make me run very fast from you
There's nothing inside, I'm empty without your painful truth
Let's talk this through
because my heart's breaking
I feel I'm breaking apart..


Come lay with me
Come sit right here
Let's talk this through.  We'll make it right, my dear
Please hold me down
Please make me stay
I'm floating away

I can't control my love for you
I see the fear and hate controlling you.
There is no life in what you've been
I'm becoming numb, I can't even cry for what I've seen

Just shut the door
Just leave me be
I'll make it through somehow, you'll see
The sun still shines
Through curtained glass
I'm sure the pain will pass...

Cynthia Smallwood
July 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014


There is a monster that stretches and grows
During each moment that's spent alone
It's shadowy and can be quite difficult to see
And by the time it's noticed, it's too late to flee...

Hold your breath; Keep it in; Swallow your fear
Curl up tight; Hug your knees; The monster is near
Shut your eyes; Do not scream; Darkness so unkind
It's all just a dream; It's all in your mind...

Rhythmic footsteps fill the emptiness that's left
Where butterflies once fluttered inside of your chest
No hope remains for denial or sleep
Once the monster has awakened and stirs in the deep...