The Light, by Joshua Sylcox


The sun sets.

The stars come out.

The moon is full and its light shines brightly on the waters surface.

Its’ light peers through the surface of the water down to the depth’s of were the light doesn’t go, but below.

Even the light may not shine there.

It still is a faint light but wants to break through the waters surface to be with the light of the moon, the sun.

To be among the stars and all of Gods great creations.

Even though the light may be small it still shines just as bright as the brightest star that shines in the skies above.

It doesn’t fade just like the light of the sun and never dies.

This light is hope.

It is faith.

It is belief.

Its perseverance that we all share but many give up on and let die and fade away.

Dreams are about hope, about faith, about belief, and perseverance.

Its empathy.

It’s laughing in the face of danger.

It’s not letting others intimidate you.

It’s you not giving up on someone or anything.

It’s who you are in your heart and your soul.

So never let that light fade or die because if you don’t fight for what you believe in and that person or your dreams, that light will die and you surly will die.

A Prayer on a Shining Star – By Joshua Sylcox 3/2/2014


I look up to the sky.

I take a breath.

The air is cold and un-wanting.

Fingers and toes are numb.

I have no places of my own to call home.

I have no place to go no place to stay.

No places to call my own.

My only companion is the biter cold and the shoulders of the people that I thought loved me.

But all I feel is the bitter cold that comes from their shoulders as they turn and walked away.

Their love turns to some thing strange and un-wanting.

I fight to show my love for them but I get nothing back in return.

Along with the hurt and loneliness’, comes the cold, bitter cold that consumes all other emotion and eats at ones soul and my heart consumed by it.

I get lost in despair as I look at the world I once wanted to hold and embrace with open arms’ know want to see burn.

I sit on a park bench.

I look up to the sky and I ask God why, why is all of this happening why.

I wish I had some one to love.

Someone that saw me for who I am and understood me.

Please god there has to be someone that can love me.

In the sky I see a star its bright but fading like me.

It looks likes it has sorrow with it of its own.

I put my hands up to it grab it and hold it.

It’s so warm but even with its sorrows and troubles I welcome it with open arms.

I look down at the now fading star and its growing brighter and brighter and now I’m not cold any more. Then I felt something I hadn’t in a long time.

It felt familiar.

I look again I see a face, a face that I liked.

Looking at a face that brought me joy and happiness.

I feel my soul begin to light up.

I feel this over whelming sense of joy that I can hardly contain.

All of a sudden the star has arms and it uses them to hold me.

I put my arms around her and it says to me I feel safe with you.

My heart stirs and I feel tears come to my eyes they are tears of overwhelming joy that I had never felt before.

My body is now warm and the coldness as left.

I feel what I haven’t in a long time.

Could this be?

Could this be what I’ve been seeking for so long?

She looks at me and those eyes told me every thing I wanted to know.

Answered all of my questions.

They feed me.

Feed my soul and my heart her words and laughter gave me joy.

Then I asked her a question.

I asked if I could kiss her and she said yes.

So we did.

It was as if it was my very first kiss.

I didn’t ever want anther kiss from another because that kiss did something that nobody else’s had ever done.

It awakened my soul made me shine so bright that you could see my happiness.

Then she took me by the hand and we shot up to the havens and became two stars shinning side by side. Never to leave each other and I wasn’t alone ever again now I had a home.

I found my place of my own.

I finally found some places that I belonged and I finally found that person that I belonged with and finally loved me for me.

Alzheimer’s by Cleve Sylcox

Black veils hiding ones own existence.

Lock tight those reminiscences,

Remember long-ago.

Wonder in tight torment,

For this moment is all you know,

Then it too will go.

No name, only emptiness.

People come and go not recognized.

Just fleeting shadows in the motions of life.

Shadows move in aimless recollection,

Empty direction, with limited perception.

Hold tight to the air you breathe,

Then at last you may see.

Then again it is gone,

Lost in the shadows of vague memories.

Ghostly sights of days of old,

Reaching out so you will know,

Wonder in tight torment,

For this moment is all you know,

Then it too will go.

Wonder in whom you are, then you know,

Then it too will go.

Just Don’t Ask

Just don’t ask.

Cause I won’t tell,

It’s my secret world,

Stop ringing that bell.

If you want to know,

It can be found,

Right next the cookies,

At your knees look down,

Stop your complaining,

About who is right or wrong,

Put grass in your pipe,

And suck on that bong,

Over and under,

It is really a fright,

When I see the blunders,

On TV every night,

So get a grip,

I’ll tell you right now,

The secret was John,

Not Paul oh wow!