Paul Rossi

Carry On

Try to find the strength you need. To calm the doubts in your belief. If you’ve the will, you know your spirit will not break.

If you have strength, then you’ve belief. If you show love, your heart still beats. You’re never quite as lost as you may think.

Though far from shores you’ve yet to reach. Without a star to cross the sea. No avenues of light to guide you to the answers you can’t see.

Seeking fortitude of heart and mind. But who can guide the lost and blind? And who but you can make in Hell yourself a Heaven?

Face your fears, and face your shame. Face the idols you have made. And raze them back unto the dust from which they came.

Be not a servant of the weak. Be the light and change you seek. Leave no stone unturned, and find the strength to carry on.


Late and Lonely

Hey there late and lonely

Been seeing you around

Everything moves slowly

Whenever you’re about

Hey there late and lonely

So gloomy and so grey

Every room seems empty

When you decide to stay

Hey there late and lonely

Hello again my friend

For someone who can’t speak

You’re always in my head

Hey there late and lonely

I see you’re back again

Can’t help but to wonder

Has this become a trend?

Okay late and lonely

Your welcome’s up and so

Time for you to leave now

It’s time to let me go


I Need You

Thought that I’d be better off alone

Thought that I could hide

Pretend that I am fine

Can’t make it out here all on my own

And hard as I may try

Need you here by my side

Gets harder every day

Count the seconds I’m away

Never thought a heart like mine could break

Can’t go on

With nothing but a memory of you

Can’t hold on

I wonder if you feel the same way too

Can’t be strong

Without the one I need

To get me through each rainy day

And make it okay

I need you

Never felt quite this lost before

Like I’m walking in place

Searching for your face

And all the things that I am sorry for

I didn’t understand

The good thing that I had

Gets harder every day

Should have never walked away

How could I have made such a big mistake?

Will never find another

Made for each other

I know we were

Was so sure

Loved everything about you from head to toe

Your heart and soul, I hope you know

Every piece of me, misses what we used to be

Now i see

Can’t go on

With nothing but a memory of you

Can’t hold on

I wonder if you feel the same way too

Can’t be strong

Without the one I need

To get me through each rainy day

And make it okay

I need you


You won’t believe
What you’ll achieve
  The moment that
You choose to see
To stay or leave
Or to perceive
Or be a little less naive
You can’t conceive
The great reprieve
To find just where
You’re meant to be
A place that’s free
For you and me
A land that knows
No boundaries
Of open doors
No locks and keys
A place of hidden
Of open minds
Sweet reveries
A special place
You must agree
So close your eyes
And just believe
Imagine all
That you can be
And for the first time
Choose to see
Through eyes of love
And know relief
Come with me


I write because I cannot speak,

Hard as I may try,

I hate because I cannot love,

But couldn’t tell you why,

I laugh because I cannot cry,

Even when I should,

I leave because I cannot stay,

Though I wish I could,

I lie because I cannot face,

The truth which hurts so much,

I want because I cannot have,

The world beyond my touch,

I lose because I cannot win,

Despite the things I do,

I die because I cannot live,

And so must start anew,

I write, hate, laugh and leave,

I lie, want, lose, and die,

I do because I cannot help,

But never will deny



For every drawn out dreary poem

Exists one sadder than before

A waging war of weary whims

Mothering madness all the more

Words which march across a page

Laden heavy with their woes

Hidden beneath the skins of lambs

Crouching wolves lay low

Their masquerade of big charades

A world of make pretend

In hopes your eye, its fancy find

Obscurity without end

Letters joined in ritual

Holding one another’s hand

Lines between which lie the truths

You seek to understand

But also come a warning with

The false you find is true

The true you find that hides behind

A darkened shade or two

Trust in full one never should

Or count yourself unwise

Within the details devils be

To tell you all their lies

So certain be that more you’ll see

Making sense all the less

And possibly, i’ll say of me

That these can be the best


Nursery Crimes

The Grim Adventures of Mother Goose

Nursery Rhymes Crimes

Mary had a little lamb,

But she killed it dead,

She took the lamb to school with her,

With lettuce, cheese, and bread,

And Little Bo Peep,

Lost more than her sheep,

Lost more than her flock did she,

With all of them gone,

She took it too hard,

And little Bo Peep went crazy,

Her and Jack Horner,

They sat in a corner,

Eating their Christmas Pie,

She pulled out a thumb,

And said “Yum, yum!

My, what a cannibal am I!”

And on that same night,

A farmer and wife,

Awoke to three mice with a knife,

The farmer took flight,

The wife tried to fight,

But sadly she lost her life,

Old MacDonald saved himself,


His poor wife was just too slow,


As he ran around,

Looked back from the town,

To see his farm aglow,

Jack and Jill ran up a hill,

To “try and get a better view”,

She threw Jack down,

And broke his crown,

And took off with Little Boy Blue,

Twinkle, twinkle, little flames,

Burning all the farmer’s grain,

Smoke up in the sky so high,

Distant fire engines cry,

Twinkle, twinkle, little flames,

Poor MacDonald went insane,

Killed poor Miss Muffet,

Dead on her tuffet,

Face down in her curds and whey,

The farmer beside her,

His face even whiter,

Became the spider’s prey.