A Bitter Lover

By Damien Knight

you gave me passion, fed me lies
kisses were confused for affection
but it was all misdirection
and you the lord of demise

You tried to reap my love, dear
but you only bred passionate despite
you wanted a bedfellow instead I’m a knight
and I won’t cave to fear

year after year I try to let go
but the bitterness toward you grows
and one day I will be truly free
and forget all these fucked up memories


Research Paper

By Damien Knight

I stare at the paper eager to write

all my notes sitting before me

I put up my dukes ready to fight

but no muscles and a blank memory

I keep reorganizing typing and deleting

Ten pages of research are you serious!

Typing so much my hands sting

all this writing makes me delirious

Will the result be worth it

or ten pages of hot garbage

hey if I can get a degree in bull shit

I guess I’ll give them this verbal carnage


Despairing World

By Damien Knight


The world is twisted, crying mass

loud and screaming violent place

peace and love seems to pass

and kindness blind from the human race

the blood of innocents

on the hands of angry men

leave behind hated prints

of the ultimate sin

The sin of bigotry and hate

a crime of the uncivilised

I hope we leave such a state

a world where none are victimized



Above the Trees

By Damien Knight


the soft sway of the waterfall

dripping down the limestone cliffs

Melting away all those solid walls

of doubt and what ifs

Gazing from under the water

out over all of the trees

up here I do not falter

Above the world I feel free



The Climb

By Damien Knight


I stood eager at the foot of the mountain

looking up gear on my back

fear in my heart, rope in hand, I climb

hope the summit would be surmounted

I fight every rock along the path

every boulder smashed, every cliff I scale

I will climb this just as I do every story I tell

I won’t be held back by worry

At the top a man can look below at earth

He can see his dreams, the accomplishments

Every obstacle now so small

This trial shows a man his ultimate worth



By Damien Knight

I dreamt of you wishing for your heart dear

But you denied me my soul desire

being elusive with a gaze austere

I climb mountains for you going higher

Kept out of reach of your love like a drought

I yearned desperately to find beauty

I loved you most when we along side fought

Hard battles of the past was our duty

Now I whisper your name like a prayer

Where did you go was it a fever dream

Did I not deserve such a beauty fair?

A woman the people hold high esteem

I will not rest until I found my Ann

Hold her close and forever be her man



By Damien Knight


Do you remember us

We were amazing

playing in the woods

laughing as kids should

I remember summer days

and itchy berries

the winter snow on the hill

the sledding thrill

I miss those times

life was so innocent

I wish we could return

to the memories I yearn