Category Archives: Poems

Minutes Become Days by Brian Reimer

What has happened to me?
My thoughts, so densely clouded.
My pain has gone, my heart is warm,
My sadness newly shrouded.

Vast prairie sky returned,
Azure, clear, completely.
The storm in retreat, weak and vanquished.
And I wonder, did love finally seek me?

Or am I just sleeping,
Dreaming glories yet fleeting.
How can I be worthy of such beauty?
Which Fate divined our meeting.

I wait only for her words,
I still know not her ways.
But this pain is real,
When minutes become days.

Written by: Brian Reimer, 02/12/17

Crazy Arctic Thunder by Brian Reimer

In the joy of youth I was the curious wolf
Not the kill but the thrill of the chase
With you I shared my most honest heart
With a rusted knife you profaned that place

The Boy becomes the Man who became the Daddy
It was you, Mommy who gave me that dream
When our precious girls were still too young to know
You went solo, you abandoned the team

When you broke my heart and tore my soul
And you left my mind to wonder
Did you hear the mighty scarring crack
Like a seismic wail from under
Did you feel the tremor in your bones
Like some crazy arctic thunder
Did you think at all about the darkness of
The landslide you crushed me under

With you a temple revealed
We reveled and shared sacred vows
Then a cold wind blew out the yearning flame
And we bent like snow covered boughs

I am complicit, I know my flaws
My cracks run right to the marrow
But we can’t find truth seeking vain ideals
Arctic air does not scare the Sparrow

When you broke my heart and tore my soul
And you left my mind to wonder
Did you hear the mighty scarring crack
Like a seismic wail from under
Did you feel the tremor in your bones
Like some crazy arctic thunder
Did you think at all about the darkness of
The landslide your crushed me under

Written by: Brian Reimer, February 12, 2018

Maybe Tomorrow by Brian Reimer

The years slip by like waterfalls
Memories echo in abandoned walls
I thought so hard about what I’d say
Maybe tomorrow, tell me ’bout today

How the hell did we drift apart
Betrothed in life but not in heart
We had it all or some would say
Maybe tomorrow, tell me ’bout today

I meant to call you with all my heart
Doubt crept in, rending us apart
I thought about you night and day
Some memories never fade away
And now you’re gone, I’ve lost my chance
To see you smile and share a dance
Pensive tears they get me through
Amaranthine ache since I lost you

Man we laughed, sometimes we loved
Mortal hearts strung, Puppeteers above
How vaguely life gets in the way
Maybe tomorrow, tell me ’bout today

Go and find lost hearts you love
Before they’re gone to rest above
Forgive, forget, it’s not too late
Maybe tomorrow, tell me ’bout today

Written by: Brian Reimer, January 15, 2018.