There were supposed to be pictures...

Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 by Travis Cody in

...but my camera is holding them hostage. We haven't been contacted yet with ransom demands. We don't even know if the pictures are still alive.


Hey, I found something just now.

by Travis Cody

I can't make you stay
Would hardly blame you if you went
I'm safe and I'm here
And I will always be for you
No matter how far you run
Or how long you spend away
I can be set aside
I hate it but I will endure

I can't make you come back
Would hardly expect you at my door
Shocked as hell when I got your message
Even shed a tear
I'm your life line as you flounder
I will come when you call
No questions for the time unmeasured
You chose to be away

I can't ask you to go
Can hardly stand it now you're here
I've loved you and still do
Even as I realize we are finished
I am now more than I was
I can exist on my own merits
No longer requiring your need of me
And tired of it
I want to go on
Though I'm trapped by you as before

Jamie Cullum - Mind Trick


  1. Maryfly says:

    Trav? very sad but well written, hope everythings okay, hugs

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Nice jobb Trav, Cheers!!

  1. Travis says:

    Mary: Everything's fine - this isn't autobiographical.

    Matt: Thank ya Sir!

  1. Mags says:

    Wow. That'a great find. And I can tell you that I know exactly how it feels to feel that way.


    Happy 4th of July Traviepoo!

  1. Turnbaby says:

    Excellent piece Trav!! Very perfect expression of that very complicated state

  1. lisa says:

    excellent piece of writing Trav.

  1. Anndi says:

    Excellent bro... You captured it perfectly. I've been there.

    You know how I love Jamie!

    Big SMOOCH

  1. Angell says:

    Trav - wonderful poem. Made me cry....and reflect.

    HUGS honey.

  1. best wishes for a happy 4th of July

  1. Pauline says:

    Love the poem Trav, great job!

  1. its damn near a country western song....and I can totally relate.

  1. julie says:

    Yeah this one is very good. I'm so glad it's not real life honey!

  1. Travis says:

    Mags: I get the feeling you do Mags. It's a shame that anyone would feel like that, but it's an easy pattern to fall into.

    Turn: Thanks darlin.

    Lisa: Glad you liked it.

    Ann: That song sounds so upbeat, but I thought it was perfect to go with the poem.

    Angell: Awwwww. Hugs darlin.

    CWM: Thank you my dear.

    Sarge: Right back atcha Sir.

    Pauline: That means a lot coming from you.

    Katherine: Only damn near?

    Julie: Yeah, this is one kind of feeling I'm glad I never had.

  1. Pauline says:

    HAPPY 4TH JULY AMERICA! or at least this little bit of it

    (I realise it might still be the 3rd over there but it's the 4th over here and I have to go to bed now 'cos I need some zzzs )

  1. Great poem Trav! Where did you find it? In a notebook somewhere?

  1. Travis says:

    Pauline: Early, right on time, or late, it's never a bad thing to wish us Happy Independence!

    Tammie: This poem was actually in a poetry file I found on my computer. It's all stuff I wrote years ago - lots of unfinished snippets and a couple of gems like this one.

  1. I do the same thing... I should really go through the files on my computer and see what I've started and never finished...

  1. Trav - "I am now more than I was" - very poignant. This tore at my heartstrings today. Well-written.