Monday, August 23, 2010

"Duck-study" 2010; 8x10 Pen and Ink on paper
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Ter' remembered in red" 2010 8x10 Pen, Ink and Graphite on Paper
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We were raised by wolves
Fed on wine and diamonds
To hunt the night,
our only thrill
With eyes a-glow
We'd make the kill
Yes, we were raised by wolves

We run with the pack
We dine at night on vampires
That hunt the night
We bury their bones
in sacks out back
Outside our home
Yes, we run with the pack

We howl at the night
We sing and dance to moonlight
Which shines so bright
It frightens the day
In shadows dark
We stalk our prey, soon
We'll howl at the moon

"Red Cruci-fiction" 2010 8x10 Pen, Ink and Acrylic on Paper
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Morning comes,
We lie still in its light
Most joyous of time
When day comes from night
Soft is this bed
a warm where we lay
So give me this moment
To start off mt day

and while you're up ..... make coffee
"Lost-a sketch" 2010 Pen, Ink and Graphite on Paper
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We were just having fun
Following the sun
Coming so close
We thought we could touch
The face of the stars

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Blue prayer" 2010 8x10 Pen and Ink on Paper
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I raise it up
In troubled times
To part these seas
And vanquish foes
to ease my mind
to hold my soul
protect, provide
and When I sin
Lord, please
Lay your hands on me

"Blue Girl Nude - Sketch" 2010 8x10 Pen and Ink wash of paper
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So far away
So much distance
I run
But stumble
I fall

I strain
Squinting to see
Thru the distance
One mind
With one thought
Clouded in fear
against the cold
against the rain
against the unknown 
Baby steps
So tired, so tired
Can't feel my legs
Focus on the anger
Focus, focus
It's what keeps me moving
One step
Another step
In the dark
Clawing the wall
As I grope
Like an animal
Who’s survival
Who’s existence
Depends on words
Between the lines
A long time ago
Or was it yesterday
Again, I stumble
And I Fall

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Sketch - untitled" 2010 8x10 Pen and Ink on Paper
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cold, frozen distance grows with passing time
Yet seldom we glance towards one another
"Red Wash-Girl and Cigarette:" Aug 14,2010
8x10 Pen, Ink on Watercolor Paper
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Never a sign ...
Always curious of why?
That when I look your way
I think it would be different this day
Yet life is made for changes 
... and these changes never stay 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Wednesdy 5:00am" 22x30 Gouache on Paper; click for larger image
...can't recognize my own skin
It does'nt feel like mine
My hands would not do this
Hurt like they do, Shake like they do
My body would not be such a stranger
It's known me my whole life
I trust it ........
I am not myself today

Monday, August 9, 2010

"The First Thunderbird" 1992 11x17 Graphite on bristol. Click for larger image.

I love the way the sun plays through the rain
As it sets beneath the clouds
Backlit stones where we played
As children, hide and seek
Violets and blues, shadows rise
The steeple holds the last of light
A chill comes with passing sun
Telling me I must go
For dark is soon upon us.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Though it seems to me,
I've dropped the ball 
Whatever the reasons 
I gave my all
Yet the harder life came
The stronger the wall
By the time you were gone
I'd built it so tall
When the huricane came
She started to fall
And all the king's horses
And all the king's men
Could not make me
An adult again.......

"Lady in Blue" 2010 8x10
Pen and Ink on paper.
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Untitled Drawing 1986 Terrence L Cope Graphite on Paper. Click image for larger view.

These Castle walls, tall,
Things lost in time
Words spoke in love,
Once whispered in rhyme
Hold gently
These things,
That do not cut
For we bleed so easily,
Work hard, walk soft
it still falls apart,
For you stayed only of duty,
You remained out of guilt,
Holding on as best you could
In a castle we built

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's funny in a change
Those things in the corner
Which once upon a time
So shiny and new
Are uncovered
And remembered
And Considered quite fondly
Like cleaning out the closet
And that pair of old shoes

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bring me the night,
Take away
This light of day
It's Ideas
It's hopes
It's dreams
It's clutter
Fucking with my head
Like a vice
My skull
Take it all away
Give me the night
Cacoon me
in your Cold
Raging at a switches flip
Angry against the dark
For I am I
In this night’s time
No longer to seek the sun
No longer to lean towards light
Most imprtant
No longer to care
For what this day may bring
Alas, this dark’s time
which cages the moon 
Commands my soul
For the night becomes my time
Bought and paid for
From the sweat of the day
Where they rule
Destined eternal
To walk this earth
They suck my blood
They drain my existence
They feed on my promise
These vampires of the sun
These vultures of the day
Forcing me to refuge
In the coal black of night
I find my way
To grope in blindness
To stumble and crawl
While they sleep
I make my escape.

Sunday, August 1, 2010