The Innocents(Scene: A high school classroom. There is an air of disarray about the place. The desks are facing random directions rather than the front of the room. One or two are knocked over entirely. The walls are covered in bright posters. A poster with a list of the Ten Commandments has been ripped down the middle and is now barely clinging to the wall by its pushpins, and assorted other posters with religious themes are hanging at odd angles. Particularly prominent and carefully hung on the wall are the classic "evolution of man" image in which an ape walking across the poster gradually becomes a human, a photo montage of Communist political leaders, a chart listing various methods of birth control and their effectiveness ratings, and a copy of Britain's famous atheist bus campaign ad which reads "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life." An ambitious stage manager may add similar, less obvious details for effect; a condom wrapper in the knocked over wastepaper baske
I Come By it DishonestlyI no longer rememberThe color of my hair.I wear someone else's wedding ringOn my middle finger.At parties, I always takeThe wrong coatWhen I leaveAnd breathe the new scentOf someone unknownAs I warm my handsIn gloves that leaveNo fingerprints.I sleep in shirts left byOther people's lovers.I do not pay forDrinksDrugsOr mistakes.My birthmark is a tattoo.
Mood Swing Prayer7:30Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot changethe courage to change the things I canand the wisdom to know the differenceI can't stop shaking. I don't feel safe unless I'm rocking back and forth. He's not going to die. Everyone is praying for him. I have people to talk to. We're both lucky and loved. Please help me remember this. I want to get out of this room, out of this school. I want to lie next to him and cry. Please keep me strong. Or at least keep me sane. Please.11:00Every second counts. Every second we breathe is a victory. Every second the world is new, and each old joy and fear dies and is renewed. No moment of pain should hold back joy. No moment of joy diminishes the reality of pain, the validity of penance.I am allowed to be happy. I am allowed to cry.Grant me the optimism to support those around methe humility to accept support myselfand the wisdom to know my limits
Here to HoldIt can be hard to see clearly when you're in loveBut I am learning, and I am tryingI get up so early to go to work, and get home so lateBut it hasn't killed me, becauseYou're here to holdYou're here to cry overYou're here to laugh withYou're here to die forYou always say "Hey, you'll be OK"When I've fallen apart on the floorI love that you trust meAnd I trust youThat's what love is forSometimes I'm scared that I'll lose my faith in an offhanded wayMisplace it like car keys, or half-drunk cups of coffeeBut you're here to ground me, you give me hopeYou're proof that some people are really worth knowing, becauseYou're here to holdYou're here to cry overYou're here to laugh withYou're here to die forYou always say "Hey, you'll be OK"When I've fallen apart on the floorI love that you trust meAnd I trust youThat's what love is for
My Life in BlueMy life in blue, it is not longIn fact, it fits into a songIt's not for them, it's not for youAll that I own's my life in blueThe days wear on, it lays in waitAmidst the moments that I hateA cold, soft hand - the feeling's newI fall inside my life in blueMy life in blue is mine to keepSo are the pills that help me sleepA razor's edge, a sinking shipThe water's deep, and boats can tipMy life in blue is dark and wildAnd yet it holds me like a childLet me go (water is blue)How can I say no? (some eyes are, too)Let me go (blue is sky)Does it show? (so am I)