“When My Mind’s At a Toss” – Tyler Sorrell

Here is where I don’t want to be,I just can’t leave.

There’s so much to accomplish in the moments that I just can’t breathe.

There’s so much to go after in the moments that I just can’t see.

I get stuck in thoughts that could never be true.

Overwhelmed by the emptiness I wished I got through.

Still in search for the feelings my former lovers all threw…


That’s where I always wish to go.

Not too far, just hidden enough for the, “you’ll never know.”

Somewhere near the clouds that we’re normally so far below.

Then I think of the talents I’m still meant to show.

I recognize the time that I still have to grow.

At times, I just go blind due to the strength of its glow.

No, it’s not everyday anymore that these thoughts come across.

I’ve been exposed to the greatness of my own, sometimes I just feel its at loss.

The late-greats have said it best and I quote:

“I pay the cost to be boss.”

Too look good when I floss…

I have to be the one to catch myself when my mind’s at a toss.


“Socials” By Tyler Sorrell

These messages aren’t so instant. 

I’m awaiting the days when face to face conversation isn’t so distant.

Along with the back to backs that stay consistent.

Hopefully this message comes direct.

I’ll use up every character of respect,

So my words you can’t neglect.
I’m in need of your reply.

So much time has flown by. 

Can our love ever verify?

Let’s make a call to action,

Swipe your way to satisfaction.

Can it be me you love enough to change your relationship classification?

“Composure” by Tyler Sorrell

I have to keep so much composer around you.
God sent extra angels just to ground you.

The irony is, as you fell, I am who found you.


You’re so gifted.

That’s why my spirit is always lifted.

When your cheeks reach ear to ear, 

That brings cheer through the year.


I have to keep so much composure when I’m in you’re presence.

I go from King to peasant.

You’re existence is a present to the present. 


You glow when our eyes meet.

That’s what lights the whole city.

We show what the others seek. 

Can’t you see them getting gritty?


All the things I’d normally do.

Along with the things I’d normally say.

They come true with you.

They’re said and done…



I keep composure.

We’re both just searching for closure.

I keep composure.

The irony is you’re only getting closer.

“Bonnie & Clyde” by Tyler Sorrell

I want to be down.
Let’s ride brand new.
Just us two.
You know,
A me and you.

I want to be down.

For when everything goes up.

I’m a King that needs a Queen.

You know,

Someone who doesn’t give up.

I want to be down.
With someone that I’ll only lift high.

To the moon and back.

You know,

A love that won’t die.

I want to be down.

No more silent nights alone.

More late nights on the phone.

You know,

Loving harder than stone.

I want to be down.

Let’s make the last go around.

No more acting profound

You know,

 A love worth being found.

I want to be down.

It’s time to commit.

My heart I’ll submit.

You know, 

Give my all and not quit.

I want to be down.

Love from deep down inside.

An everlasting ride.

You know,

Bonnie & Clyde.

“Here Again” by Tyler Sorrell

We’re here again,
Dark spaces with little light where we think we’ve seen it all, 
Yet only fragments have been shown.
Right back where the effort is all distorted and the hands on our clock are now full grown.

Reaching for life, all in this space of emptiness, where we’re full of our nothingness to one another.

Down in the gutter.

I’ve been here many times before, 

You know I’ve been the runner away in this chase of commitment, where along this crash course, it’s the start and finish.
I can’t diminish the good times, the laughs and lusts of intimacy.

Only the faith that it would soon be you always next to me.
I’m simply relinquishing.

We’re right back here again,

Just me and myself, back on upon the bench or shelf, sitting highly yet still stray, never again to see that light of day.

Same place we wished we never see,

In the shadows of the heart that barely pumps the flow of true love through the veins…

Now only distributing pain. 

“Reality Check” by Tyler Sorrell

Reality check.

There’s no going back.

There’s no coming back.

What’s back there’s what we lack.

The connection.

There’s no eye to eye.

There’s no hello or goodbye.

We’re serving lost love on rye.

This love.

There no love anymore.

There’s no smiles to adore.

Where’s the nearest door?

Reality check.

This isn’t pretend.

You’re more than a friend,

But this is the end.

“First & Forevermore” by Tyler Sorrell

When I’m sleep, 

And my phone rings,

I always hope it’s you my eyes see.

At least your name on the screen,

Better yet, your voice through the speaker.

When I’m unaware, 

Looking forward not back,

And someone screams my name from a far.

I always hope it’s you I turn to.

At least from across the street,

Or along the median for us to meet.

Better yet, right behind me so I no longer have to seek.

When I’m lost,

And my direction isn’t clear.

I always hope it’ll be you who guides me.

At least around the obstacles & barriers,

Or straight to my destination.

Better yet, wherever you want to go.

I always wish it’s you

Although it won’t be, I know.

With my eyes closed or in wonder,

I always wish it you I see first, forevermore.