© Joshua J. Weremonkey
Closet Within A closet
Thought I had things figured out.
Searching inside, I began to doubt.
Exploring hidden parts not only gay,
Places wild curiosity leads me astray.
Strange thoughts that invade my mind.
Forbidden desires not all that refined.
In this, I cannot be alone.
Sexuality is not set in stone.
This I have come to posit.
In my closet within a closet.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
All I have seen,
What does it mean?
Normal, new and odd.
Quite the strange mod.
Mask covering the face.
Distancing from human race.
Into future from past.
Long may we last.
All true heroes wear masks,
Even when no one asks.
Batman, Spiderman and the Flash,
Against foes, they will clash.
The virus can be defeated.
Much death can be cheated.
Be a hero. It's easy.
Wearing a mask isn't cheesy.
Some scream, I have rights!
Wearing a mask really bites.
Thinking it's all a hoax,
Another one of those jokes.
Everyone must do their part.
Mask wearing is a start.
Whom I have chosen to love,
Was already destined from high above.
Can't toss me in the bin,
For love is not a sin.
Some will say this isn't so.
Point to a bible shouting no!
Are their minds simply weak inside,
Or themselves have something to hide?
I am from outer space,
Wearing a silly monkey face.
From a galaxy far away,
Appearing as a humanoid gay.
Sent to explore your world,
From the distant future hurled.
My invasion is for seduction.
Perhaps you'll be my abduction.
I'm an alien colored blue.
I just may devour you!
Upon waking, I take my first stance,
My thought patterns seem in a trance.
Looking out the window is a vision.
Are we heading for a cosmic collision?
My mental picture is one of confusion,
Unable to separate fantasy from my illusion.
A smile from his beautiful face,
Causes my tempestuous heart to race.
My body becomes a raging gale.
On his ocean I shall sail.
Roaring from inside comes a blast,
A blustering squall from my mast.
The surf is pounding the shore.
From the deep a loud roar.
A deadly virus in the tide.
And there's no where to hide.
The oceans current is strong.
So when hearing the siren song.
Stay home out of its path.
Or prepare to face its wrath.
Some it will spare & save.
While we all ride the wave.
What shall we do?
There's a dreadful flu.
Look to nature outside,
No creature will hide.
Birds and bees singing,
Under warm sun winging.
They live for today.
That is the way.
For Spring is here,
So what's to fear?
When The Day Is Done
Gone is another day.
Last words to say.
With hours 'til morning,
The mind starts mourning.
Come new rising sun,
Can we help anyone?
Simply making someone smile,
The day is worthwhile.
Tomorrow is another test,
So time to rest.
When Two Souls Collide
Friends talk a while.
Faces start to smile.
The foundation is laid.
A connection is made.
A bond so strong.
Like a favorite song,
You love very much.
Souls begin to touch.
Both feel music inside,
When two souls collide.
Keeping It Inside
I am learning more with each day,
To keep all my troubles locked away.
Throw the key into a deep lake.
It is more than I can take.
So I reach out to stay sane.
I don't want to cause others pain.
So now I will set them free.
It is best keeping it inside me.
Running is what Flash must do.
Not knowing what or where to.
His mission at times is misunderstood.
A calling for the greater good.
Perhaps to save an entire nation.
Flash will reach his needed destination.
His mortal name was Randy.
He ate too much candy.
Now one of the immortals.
Passing through the afterlife portals.
Possessed by the yummy foods.
Or was it hot dudes?
The devil's in his eyes,
Looking at those pumpkin pies
As autumn colors fade from vibrant hue,
The coming days feel sad and blue.
Once proud trees have turned into sticks.
Waiting until Spring to get their fix.
Still, there is some shining hope ahead.
So we do not need to dread.
Soon the colored lights of Christmas time,
Will inspire me to yet another rhyme.
Coming Out Day
Yay! It is another grand coming out day.
Yet, remember anytime it's okay to be gay.
Each and everyone deserves to follow their passion,
Not just today to follow the latest fashion.
Please only come out if you feel safe.
You don't want to become a street waif.
One day we won't have to come out.
I am who I am we will shout!
What do I know, I'm simply a weremonkey,
But today we all deserve to get spunky.
A Weremonkey's Lunch
Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!
The weremonkey is having his lunch.
Out under the warm, midday sun.
Oh my, and what delicious fun!
Hunting for food in the park.
Many meals when it's not dark.
All you can eat. Don't waste!
Oh my, and such delicious taste.
Munching on mortal flesh while alive.
One, two, three, four perhaps five.
Who's next? You dare ask who?
Let me tell, it'll be you!
Tears sure are a funny thing,
They can make the eyes sting.
Flowing heavily when we are sad,
Healing us when we feel bad.
Flowing down when very happy inside,
When emotions you're trying to hide.
Welling up during a good deed,
For others that are in need.
Flowing when you hear someone sing.
Tears sure are a funny thing.
The Brain Is Different At Night
The brain is different at night.
When it's sleep that we fight.
Time doesn't seem real at all,
When our minds begin to fall.
Maybe it's the nights slow pace,
That causes our minds to race.
Music digs deeper into our soul,
Poking at each and every hole.
Words take on a new meaning,
From the intent which they're leaning.
Knowing we should get to bed,
Still there's a sense of dread.
First dreams can be a fright.
The brain is different at night.
Yes, this birthday wish is quite early,
So you may think I'm being squirrely.
Yet, this is what I must do,
For few friends are kind like you.
As this monkey goes in its den.
Have a fun and happy birthday Ken.
Summer has come to an end.
Time to say goodbye old friend.
The woods where we once kissed,
Is now filled with cold mist.
A fog now fills my eyes,
Watching the season as it dies,
A fog also fills my mind,
Peace I can no longer find.
Time speeds by. No one's forgiven.
For tomorrow is not a given.
Wondering if I'll have another summer,
If not, then what a bummer.
Cut The Cord
The cord is cut.
A son soon arrives.
The pride and joy of the parents lives.
One day, his parents are quick to perturb.
Their son is kicked out to the curb.
They found out that their son is gay.
This shall not be. There is no way!
Not understanding he's still the same person inside.
Only now he simply has refused to hide.
Staring into his reflection on the knife blade.
The cord is cut. Another young life slayed.
My Absence Note
Back to school shopping time of year,
Has always been a time for cheer.
Brand new clothes, shoes and tie,
Never thought that I might die.
What I thought was a firecracker,
Was a machine gun with a tracker.
Hate and evil overtook his soul.
My life was soon added to the toll.
As my life flowed out onto the cold tiles,
So many others were dead around me in piles.
I was going to miss the first day of school.
How can this world be so cruel?
My crimson soaked fingertip began to scribble on my notebook,
To my killer, I was only twelve years old, this life that you took.
To my family and friends, I love you all a lot.
To my teacher, sorry I will miss class since I was shot.
Today is yet another day.
I wish my pain would go away.
All the constant news chatter,
Each passing day it gets sadder.
Some days the fog does not lift.
I can feel my mind start to drift.
Is it something in the food I eat?
Each passing day I feel more beat.
Perhaps if I try to stay safe inside.
Lock all the doors and simply hide.
I will avoid looking out the window pane.
For what I see outside may drive me insane.
You are too young to do that today.
Kids are too young to have a say.
You want to build a rocket ship?
That is something you should skip.
When you are older then you can.
You must wait until you're a man.
Teens are too young to love or marry.
Then as an adult time flies by so fast it's scary.
Youthful dreams soon fade to black.
Time is something one never gets back.
Now the old man reflects in his easy chair.
Sir, why is it that you so despair?
I should have told them to bite their tongue.
When I was told I was too young.
Be Like Flash
Haters are a sore rash.
Fakers you want to slash.
Laughter is the best medicine.
When your patience wears thin.
Jump in the pool. Splash!
We can be like Flash.
We are free
In the tree
Above the ground
Making no sound
Not a peep
Ready for sleep
Under blankies huddling
Close together cuddling
You and me We are free
Marching the alley with feet bounding.
In stark contrast to the surrounding.
Steps presenting no fear and loud.
Strutting along brave and proud.
Singing out for all to hear.
I am glad to be queer.
Colors eroding away the bleak stone.
Always remember you are never alone.
Ode To A River
I once knew a mighty river,
Sparkling, clean water it would deliver.
I could swim there and play.
It teamed with life every day.
Heard a garbage truck's brakes pump.
Then my river became a dump.
The sad sight made me quiver.
I once knew a mighty river.
Broken does not always show.
Saying I'm okay meaning no.
Taken advantage of each day.
Must be a better way.
Holding my screams deep inside.
Then running away to hide.
Head in hands, tears growing.
Eyes red as blood flowing.
I shouldn't feel this low.
Broken does not always show.
What's pride month you ask?
LGBTQ awareness is our task.
Why a month only for us?
To end hate & disgust.
It's not all rainbows & fun.
To be accepted when done.
We're humans with the right,
To share love in the light.
June is our month of pride.
All are welcome.
Join the ride
Twitter is a mysterious place.
Shadows obscuring a blurry face.
We sometimes talk to ghosts.
They have answered our posts.
We have seen departed return.
Our attention they still yearn.
We feel so terribly used.
This monkey feels very confused.
Slave away at work,
Usually for some jerk.
Slave to your stuff,
Don't make life tough.
Leave material things behind.
All things that bind.
Pack water and food.
Get a new attitude.
Hit the open ground.
Life can be found.
Fields Of Reflection
Walking in the field late tonight,
Damp, chilly air with a bite.
My warm breath cuts the air,
Into the unexplored woods I stare.
My life is really coming together.
I can get through any weather.
Everything a blessing, not a curse.
Could be better, could be worse.
Mirror, mirror hanging on the wall,
Who’s the fairest monkey of all?
It is you, my perfect love,
No one else can rise above.
My love, you are my pride,
Always standing right by my side.
All through life’s bad and good,
Right there you have always stood.
Keeping me safe from any harms,
Comfort found in your loving arms.
Together, forever in love we fall,
Mirrors, mirrors hanging on the wall.
When It's Over
When all has been said and done,
And words spoken are down to none.
Friends have stepped on each others toes,
My version of an old saying goes:
If you love someone, set them free.
Maybe it was never meant to be?
A Goodnight Poem
Take care of one another.
I care for y'all like a brother.
I've a couple of things to tend,
as another day comes to an end.
Sleep will be overtaking my mind soon.
First it's time to touch the moon.
Changing With The Seasons
As one season begins and another ends,
Hold close all your family and friends.
Then step bravely into the newborn season.
Spreading your words of hope and reason.
Your love taking wings and flying away,
Into everyone's hearts where it can stay.
Oh life, bring those tough challenges on!
One by one we'll knock 'em down.
Life can put up the highest wall.
We as friends will make it fall.
You and I together side by side.
Proud, strong into the sunset we ride!
When you feel like an alien from outer space,
And feel like a misfit in most every place.
When you feel like you're from the planet Mars,
Crank up your music, a gift from the stars.
When you do this, you'll find your true space,
You will find a connection to your home base.
Fly far, far away from judgmental eyes,
Which have given me one million cries.
Fly light years from suffering and pain,
Filling our world like a runaway train.
Fly to where there's peace and hope.
Earth's at the end of it's rope.
We all need to reach higher.
Let our light become a fire.
We all must stay forever gold.
This way we'll never grow old.
Hold on to your true desire.
Stretch our souls and never tire.
Learn this lesson that I teach,
All things are within our reach.
A Body In Motion
Take the energy of this day,
To run and jump and play.
Always keep yourself in constant motion.
You'll stay strong as any ocean.
Rolling along like the mighty wave.
Fun memories of today to save.
A wizard I am not.
I feel helpless a lot.
Not having a magic spell,
Can only wish you well.
Know you're loved so much,
By the friends you touch.
When cruel people put you down
And try to make you frown,
Place their opinions into a box.
Forget the contents, keep under locks.
Now, it's victory you have tasted.
Pity them for the time wasted.
The Key As this day comes to an end,
Tomorrow you have an invitation to attend.
The key to another day is here.
Hold the lessons of today's key near.
All daily keys are a building block,
Which shall help your future to unlock.
A Good Day
A good day for a book,
Or movie so take a look.
Perhaps hit up a good friend,
For on each other you depend.
Maybe sit comfy in the den,
Write a story with a pen.
All storms will come and go.
We're handling this like a pro.
Shower Power Prayer
May cares of the day
All get washed completely away.
Dirt along with the pain,
Slip quickly down the drain.
Flow out to the sea,
So I'm a new me!
A Weremonkeys Lament
As the moon nears full,
I'm feeling that familiar pull.
Tis time I must confess.
My sleep is much less.
My tummy twisted into knots.
My mind with wild thoughts.
A friend of the night is unknown to the light.
Feeling like a monkey made of tin.
Time to be thrown into the bin.
My springs & gears all hanging out.
Quite the sight I have no doubt.
A bit weary from my daily toil.
Could just be I need some oil.
Have been feeling insecure & uptight
but want to make it right.
I've been anxious & on edge
So to you I do pledge
To do my best to tolerate.
It's love I want never hate.
Light In The Dark
When some only wish to drag you down,
Smile and laugh and be a silly clown.
We get one life to play in the park.
So try to be the light in the dark.
When I close my eyes for sleep too early,
A mist covers me that is white & pearly.
That's when the beasts within my mind come out.
Many terrifying creatures with sharp claws, fangs & snout.
While my soul is away reporting the days bliss,
I scream please save me from all of this.
My headphones are on tight,
listening to music so right.
Singing louder than I think,
someone next to me winks.
Yes, I'm singing you see.
You're the one for me.