The Collector

The collector did as any he does;
Displayed his collection proudly,
Though no eyes but his ever would see,
This fascination which came to be.
His collection defined him,
He was what it was.
He stored up his treasures,
And kept them free of dust.
But what once brought him joy,
Now brought affliction,
His hobby now an addiction.
Once so proudly displayed,
His collection now left in disarray.
Life consumed began to fade,
Until one morning he did not wake,
Surrounded by his own mistake.

Jordan McFarlen

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Steady

Alone;
Burdened;
I know I’m not the only one who’s hurting.
Left;
Abandoned;
I didn’t expect this to happen.
Palms sweaty;
Heart heavy;
Now, these hands shake that used to be steady.

Jordan McFarlen

Steeple

Trapped in this monotony,
Surely this isn’t all You’ve got for me.
They poke and they prod,
Thinking all that I think is odd.
Alone in a room full of people,
Surely there’s more to life than this steeple.

Jordan McFarlen

Lines

I’ve lost my mind.
I kissed it goodbye.
I used to worry about sanity,
Now I don’t even try.
From this day forward,
I only color outside the lines.

Jordan McFarlen

Moment

Forget what you have done.
Forgive what has been done to you.
Take advantage of every moment,
And live a life that’s been given to few.

Jordan McFarlen

Gone

My sanity is fleeting.
My lips are misleading.
And my heart isn’t beating.
Tears streaking.
Comfort we’re seeking.
But there are wounds that need treating.

Jordan McFarlen

Empty

Damaged livers and hardened hearts,
The world You created became a broken work of art.
The empty glass begins to dim,
Only You can fill the void that troubles them.

Jordan McFarlen

Home

I long to be far away,
Among the trees and under the stars.
Somewhere unreachable by cars.
A vast expanse, the great unknown.
A place I can call home.
A place only I will know.


I’ll follow my feet wherever they may lead,
Steep inclines and flowing streams,
With nothing but forest in between.
A place far away.
A place I can call home.
A place only I will know.

Jordan McFarlen