Timeless as a rose
The story of you and I
It was as if time
itself had froze
The moment
you caught my eye
Oh cliché I know
But time and space
Don’t lie
You’ve been running
through my mind
I’ve been trying to
jog your memory
Chasing that silver lining
Hoping that you’d
remember me

©Jocsalyn Janay 2017


Red lights glare
Enter if you dare
The daydreamers stare
Empty as the air
Manic horns blare
Piercing the silent night
Are we almost there
I may be wrong
But I think you’re right
I’m feeling every care
That I’ve ever cared
Building up inside
Spilling through my eyes
Speak easy
but speak these lies
Are you ok
Yes I’m alright

©Jocsalyn Janay 2017


They said beware of the burnout
But I like the flame
It keeps me warm when it’s cold out
I guess that makes me pro pain
And I feel that fire
It’s running through me
Racing through my vein
And if all we are is what we will be
Come quickly with the rain
©Jocsalyn Janay 2017


Ignorance was bliss

If only for an hour

Shame on me

Wanting to be you

So thirsty for your power

With everything to lose

I bit into the fruit

My evil heart exposed

Now everything goes

In a broken world

I’m a queen disposed

A broken girl

© Jocsalyn Janay, 2016


No sugar coats

Let them freeze

It’s the coldest winter ever

And this could be the end of me

Though it’s feeling like forever

I’m burning bridges endlessly

to keep you warm


I’m in too deep

Let me breathe

There’s no surviving

in this weather

I play the martyr incessantly

Gifting you like it’s December

© Jocsalyn Janay, 2016



There she goes again
another sacrifice
she’ll lose it all tonight
tears hang in her eyes
her throat burns
silent cries
there’s no turning back now
she’s committed
won’t hold it down
just a little bit
sings the choir in her head
they’re screaming encore
from the stands
red eyes and blurry vision
cooking white lies
in her kitchen
but her eyes will adjust
like the skies opened up
and she’ll rise
from the dust
© Jocsalyn Janay 2016

If only

new original lily-girl with colorshe was wrapped in a lily
with sunshine in her eyes
and wind chimes in her hair
a storm was on the rise
but she didn’t care
and she was called idle
and lackadaisical too
but they didn’t know the things that she knew
so she went wherever
the stormy winds blew
shielding them from harm
if only they knew

© Jocsalyn Janay, 2016