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New Year's Wish

by

Ryan Harder

I got nothing to show for everything I've done
I got no friends who think of me at all
I got a lot of anger and sadness built up
I got no personal side, It got washed away
When I got hurt one too many times
So rather then keep on trying to make things work
I just choose to build a wall away from the world

Sometimes I wonder of how things would be
If I actually did have friends who did think of me
Friends who would take me out and have a blast with
Or even go out, have a laugh with when I need it most
But it is something I can only dream about
Because there is no one who I can really trust

As the clock strikes twelve on December 31st
And the day turns into January 1st
I just sit back and re-evaluate my life
I only think of what I should have done
I'm gonna turn twenty-one in June
And it seems that everything is just a missing piece

I do not think that I'm at fault
For the way I get treated by the other folks
There are so many hopes which turn out to be so many lies
People who I think are my friends
Turn out to be people who just want to lead me on

I never thought 20 would be such a bitch
But then again 2002 was very rough
I wish that 2003 could only be
A rebound year for me cause I'm too down
I wish to break these walls I built
But I cannot do it alone

I know that I am not down as you think I am
I'm just insecure about certain things
Maybe I care too much of how others
Think of me and I'm scaring myself
But there's nothing left for me to do
All I can hope is that the sun shines down on me again


One More Time

by

Ryan Harder

Well it was one of those things
I will never soon forget cause
The first time that I met her
My face began to blush
And I was standing still for
Just one moment in time

Seven months had come and gone
And she left without a word
And then I was wondering if I would
Ever get just one chance to see that girl
Who stole my heart just one more time
Six months later, so many girls have
Come and gone just like the seasons do
And even though we still kept in touch
I was always wondering what if I could
Only see her just one more time

Well finally the opportunity came
On a cold winter's night
When I decided to step up to something
I never could have done before
I asked if she wanted to come and meet
Me at a little cafe down the road

When the door burst open and she came
Walking through and met me at the table
I had reserved for two, It seemed like maybe
This meeting was meant to be
We talked, we laughed, we joked
And made the night one to remember

Then it became time to go
She took me home on the snowy roads
Then I said goodbye, and I had nothing
To fear inside, cause I got to see her again
Just one more time

Promise Ring

by

Ryan Harder

It wasn't that long ago
We seemed so inseprable
Cause it seemed to feel so right
Cause never seemed to matter
We were falling for each other
Way too fast and way too hard

We never took the time of day
To get to know one another
But we were wanting and hoping for
That happily ever after and I thought
You were what I was looking for
But it never turned out that way

Wasn't I what you wanted
Wasn't I who you said you dreamed of
And said you wanted to spend forever with
But when the chance to go that far came up
You managed to pretend that you wanted it
When you got that promise ring
After the storm blew in, it felt like i drove us apart
Oh, I tried to to get close but got the cold shoulder everytime
But I will not lie, I thought of going on
Cause I wanted someone who wasn't gonna drive me away
No matter how hard it was and regardless of what I do wrong

Wasn't I what you wanted
Wasn't I who you said you dreamed of
And said you wanted to spend forever with
But when the chance to go that far came up
You managed to pretend that you wanted it
When you got that promise ring
Now that it's over, I am trying to go on
But everytime I think I have the strength
To carry on, your memory appears
And I'm back to the way I was
Cause it's hard to think that it was all taken away
Cause of a promise ring.

Promise Ring

by

Ryan Harder

It wasn't that long ago
We seemed so inseprable
Cause it seemed to feel so right
Cause never seemed to matter
We were falling for each other
Way too fast and way too hard

We never took the time of day
To get to know one another
But we were wanting and hoping for
That happily ever after and I thought
You were what I was looking for
But it never turned out that way

Wasn't I what you wanted
Wasn't I who you said you dreamed of
And said you wanted to spend forever with
But when the chance to go that far came up
You managed to pretend that you wanted it
When you got that promise ring

After the storm blew in, it felt like i drove us apart
Oh, I tried to to get close but got the cold shoulder everytime
But I will not lie, I thought of going on
Cause I wanted someone who wasn't gonna drive me away
No matter how hard it was and regardless of what I do wrong

Wasn't I what you wanted
Wasn't I who you said you dreamed of
And said you wanted to spend forever with
But when the chance to go that far came up
You managed to pretend that you wanted it
When you got that promise ring

Now that it's over, I am trying to go on
But everytime I think I have the strength
To carry on, your memory appears
And I'm back to the way I was
Cause it's hard to think that it was all taken away
Cause of a promise ring.

Someone In Place

by

Ryan Harder

Bobby and Anne were having problems
The last little while they tried to pretend
That everything was alright on the surface
But deep inside, they were walking away
From one another and no matter what they said
Everyone knew they were hiding the truth

They were walking away from one another
It was happening for some time now
And it never had to be said, but the signs were clear
When they said their goodbyes, they never shed any tears
Oh was it already over, or was someone else in place

Anne did not want to say anything
But as the months progressed, she lost that love for him
And all the long nights she claimed she was having
He believed, but was it real or was she trying to cover
The truth that she had someone else on the side

They were walking away from one another
It was happening for some time now
And it never had to be said, cause the signs were so clear
When they said their goodbyes, they never shed any tears
Oh was it already over, or was someone else in place

Bobby tried and tried to make it all work out
But the more he was trying, it was more like a dead end job
And finally he figured out it was all for not
He finally figured out he gave it all he got
The day he walked away, he thought of an old flame
He wanted almost all of his life
He paused for a while and smiled cause he knew it was over
And he could move on, cause he had someone else in place

Black Angel

by

Ryan Harder

The streets are quiet and it's dark outside
The snow has just fallen and the ground is white
It looks like angel dust is falling as it's hitting the ground
As for me, I'm making my way over to you
The setting is perfectly clear, it's 2 in the morning
Nothing in sight, seems like the world is frozen
And it's my time to shine

This is me trying to tell you
About the way I feel inside
But I know you probably think
I'm not serious, well I am and I am here
I'm for real, and I want to take you there
To where I am, cause I'm just a
Black angel looking to find a way to fly

I have fallen for you for quite a while
But you seem to underestimate me
But if only I could change your mind
Cause I want to let you know that I'm serious
And this is not a recording you've heard
Ten thousand times

This is me trying to tell you
About the way I feel inside
And I know you probably think
I'm not serious, well I am and I am here
I'm for real, and I want to take you there
To where I am, cause I'm just a
Black angel looking to find a way to fly
Away with you by my side

The streets are still quiet, there's no movement
And it seems that the world has just been
Frozen in time for that one moment that would
Determine if you're the right one for me
And I know the answer and you passed but
I know that you don't see it the way that I do
Cause if only I could be able to tell you

Cause this is me trying to tell you
About the way I feel inside
And I know you probably think
I'm not serious, well I am and I am here
I'm for real, and I want to take you there
To where I am, cause I'm just a
Black angel looking to find a way to fly
Away with you by my side

Well I know that you're the right one
And I hope that I can change your mind
Cause I hope that you come around
And give this black angel a chance tonight

A Moment I Can't Leave Behind

by

Ryan Harder

Last night I had a dream
I dreamt that you and I
Decided we would take a chance
We decided that we came this far
And just when I thought
We were going to be friends
We decided to go all the way

I don't want to wake up
I don't want to see it turn to dust
And I swear if I could go back to the
Place that seemed so right in my heart
I would rather stay
In this moment I can't leave behind

Maybe I seem a little too strong
When I look at you and see
All your dreams and I wanna be the one
Who wants to turn them into reality

I don't want to wake up
I don't want to see it turn to dust
And I swear if I could go back to the
Place that seemed so right in my heart
I would rather stay
In this moment I can't leave behind

I see us laying in a beach in L.A.
Or on the shores in North Carolina
Or in Prague, Paris, London or Rome
Or even if we are having a night a home
I could be any place in the world with you

Oh, please don't wake me up
I've never fallen this fast in love
Oh, please I'd rather be in this
Moment I can't leave behind

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Down For The Count

by

Ryan Harder

If life were a boxing match
I guess it's fair to say
I took my share of bumps
Bruises and pain along the way
And just when it seems
Things were going my way
Fate delivers me a knockout punch

Oh, but this time or not any day
Fate can take me to 100 rounds
And beat me down for 99
But it ain't gonna knock me out
And leave me down for the count

I've had my share of hard times
I've been flat broke when i got paid
I've had my heart broke and even come close
But never went anywhere when the girls
Took a look and said no to this average Joe

Oh, but this time or not any day
Fate can take me to 100 rounds
And beat me down for 99
But it ain't gonna knock me out
And leave me down for the count

Oh, life is a boxing match
Cause it seems like you're on a high
You get punched around and knocked down
In a minute everything you want
Turns into nothing but dust, but all you do
Is just get back up and fight another round

Oh, but this time or not any day
Fate can take me to 100 rounds
And beat me down for 99
But it ain't gonna knock me out
And leave me down for the count

No, it ain't gonna knock me out
And leave me down for the count

Would You Still

by

Ryan Harder

I know I may be a little crazy
I know I may be a little
Rough around the edges
But when it comes to you
I'm smitten and I can't think clearly
But I don't think you see it my way
Because I may be a little too wild
But would you still give me a try?

But would you still take me if I purposely
Spend every little bit of my money
Just to get a piece of your attention, bad or good
And would you still take me if I got
A little bit wild and crazy just to have a little fun
Cause that's just the way I am
Would you still take me in?

Would you still take me if I sent you a bunch of roses
Just to try to let you see that I am falling hard and fast
Or would you still take me if I always came to visit
You at work cause I see it as the only place
Where I'll be able to see your face
I know I can't be everything you want me to be
But would you still take me in?

I know I maybe a little silly sometimes
But I don't mean to hurt anyone
Despite what everyone says
I am pretty faithfull and I mean my every word
If i could pick and choose any girl in the world
I'd like it to be you but would you still feel the same?

If I could and I would make you see
That I'm not that bad of a guy
As you may perceive me to be
Cause I'd like you to see something
In me that no one else never chooses to see

I know I may be a little crazy
I know I may be a little
Rough around the edges
But when it comes to you
I'm smitten and I can't think clearly
But I don't think you see it my way
Because I may be a little too wild
But would you still give me a try?

Sometimes I wish I could read your mind
Cause that way I'd know how you'd feel
About me all of the time

I know I may be a little crazy
I know I may be a little
Rough around the edges
But when it comes to you
I'm smitten and I can't think clearly
But I don't think you see it my way
Because I may be a little too wild
But would you still give me a try?
Yeah, would you still give me a try?

Ten Years

by

Ryan Harder

I remember the pact
you and I had made that fall
the one you said about us
getting married ten years from now
and now as time has passed
our lives have changed

You found your happy ever after
and I still have yet to find mine
I know my day will come
when I will have found the one
but for now, I will go on and live
the life that I am supposed to live

No matter what has happened
I will never forget the times we shared
or the memories we have made
or the friendship we have formed
As ten years will fast approach

Pink Rose

by

Ryan Harder

remember the day I went into a flower store
A few hours before I asked you to be my girl
It was a rose, that was pink and it shone so bright
The meaning was happiness for all your days
I knew I had to send it to you
And now here it sits in a vase in your kitchen
And you're watching the pedals fade away

I remember the night I asked, and you said yes
You told me that you had faith I would do well
And the way how your friends saw that beautiful smile
Of yours, everytime you & I were together with them
Or the way your eyes so blue like an Alaskan glacier
Told me that I belonged with you
No I don't want us to fade away
No I don't want we have to fade away
Like the rose in the vase

I remember when you & I
Were lying together all night
I would hold you and smile
And I'd tell you how lucky I was with you
And you said me too
Or the night I took you to my very special place
I held you so tight in my arms, it felt right
And I don't want us to fade away
No I don't want we have to fade away
Like the rose in the vase

I remember the days where we would
Do nothing but lay next to each other
All day long and watch time fly
And I watched the way how you'd smile
As i put my hand on your angel face
And I don't want us to fade away
No i don't want what we have to fade away
Like the rose in the vase

As time progresses, the petals keep falling
One by one to the ground and it withers
And soon it dies and we let it go
But I don't want us to fade away
No i don't want what we have to fade away
Like the rose in the vase

I remember that day all to well
It was the day when you said so long
But we both said that we weren't at fault
For what went wrong, and I watched my heart sink
The second you turned away, it was hard
And i watched what we had fade away
Though I didn't want what we had to fade away
Like the rose in the vase

I know that right now we had to end too soon
But I hope in time that we can start again
And return all the moments we lost
Though we can replace the rose
And let's hope this time it doesn't fade away
Like the first rose in the vase

Untitled

by

Ryan Harder

Well my life was nothing but dormant
Until that cold November night when you
Came walking right through and after
A brief encounter four months earlier
When I never got one chance to talk to you
And here we are now, talking almost every day
And knowing how good it is to know you

Well it seems you are the person
Who was able to break all the walls
Down i built up in my world because
Of all that has happened in my past
But the more you took the time to know me
And you got to see that I wasn't so bad at all

Cause when it all comes down to me
You seem to have it all figured out
Cause you know how to calm me down
Or you know how to relate so well
And even you surprise me sometimes
When it all comes down to me

I know there were times where I got dumb
And of course there were times where
I managed to cross a few lines between
Right and wrong when it came down to you
Or there were times where I managed to say
Some things which I know I should have never said
But i'm thankful that you've stuck with me everytime

Cause when it all comes down to me
You seem to have it all figured out
Cause you know how to calm me down
Or you know how to relate so well
And even you surprise me sometimes
When it all comes down to me

Yes i know I maybe a little hard to handle
And I know that maybe my perception
Is a lot different then yours but we always
Manage to stay on the same page everytime
And even though I may be a little crazy
It doesn't even bother you at all

Cause when it all comes down to me
You seem to have it all figured out
Cause you know how to calm me down
Or you know how to relate so well
And even you surprise me sometimes
When it all comes down to me

Sometimes I think you could be psychic
Because you sure know how to read me well
From my favourite things to what i'm
Going to do for my every move
And as crazy as it sounds, everything you know is true

Cause when it all comes down to me
You seem to have it all figured out
Cause you know how to calm me down
Or you know how to relate so well
And even you surprise me sometimes
When it all comes down to me

Well my life was nothing but dormant
Until you came walking through

Reflections of a Lost Relationship

by

Ryan Harder

It was a mid September night
When we met for the first time
We talked all day into the night
It was almost like we found
The speed of light

Next thing we know, we are face to face
Walking alongside each other on the riverbank
Looking at the stars two nights in a row
And my mind was telling me to take it slow
I went against it, man should I have known.

October came and the spark was gone
It came as no surprise, cause we were going
Way too soon way too fast
And I stood there on the playground
Agreeing that we should say goodbye

There wasn't any reason to put up a fight
Especially since I was beginning to see the light
Looking back on that time I spent with you
It's a period that I can say I was proud to spend
Cause you made me feel alive again

November came and you were gone
I only got to see you one last time
A week later, you left my life altogether
Whether we will meet again in time
Remains to be seen, but for now
I'm truly glad for the time I had with you

If you're reading this, I want you to know
That although our time together was short
But it was truly memorable and I hope in time
You will value it the same way I did
Cause I will always remember you.