For interpretation…a poem

 

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THE TRAP

You are a sneaky bastard with your camouflage of Spring.

Allowing dormant life to peak above for a look around.

Hastened, not this time of year, pretending is your being.

Inviting unsuspecting flowers to blossom fair and sound.

And yet, your unsuspecting coil waits of practiced eons to be sprung.

Beelzebub could take lessons from your stealthy-licking tongue.

Caught in indecision, no, yours is a trap laid planned and true.

Consequence to all who are caught when you do what you do.

Tic-tic-tic Mother Nature thinks that she’s always in charge.

A snicker upon your countenance tells another story.

Centuries have taught you well of the art to be at large.

Whilst leaving vast destruction is your glory.

One last thrust your practiced blade begins its awful purpose.

Relishing in annihilation from the pent-up hell that usurps us.

And yet we still survive to fight and live another day.

Perhaps the trap laid oh so well was another’s who had his way.

Sadness, loss…a song

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SINCE YOU WENT AWAY

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen you

And there have been too many miles

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked to you

About the heartache and the trials

It’s been awhile but the tears they fall

A little less everyday

It’s been awhile since the last time

And it’s taking too long to say

 

I miss you and your kiss

And your heart loving me everyday

I miss you holding me, oh so close

Nothing stood in the way

I miss you more than words can express

I miss you everyday

I miss your everything…

I miss your everything…

Since you went away…

 

It’s taken me time holding it together

But with it there comes a truth

It’s taken me time to brave the weather

Alone here without you

It’s take me time to go out with our friends

And talk about happy days

It’s taken me time to just let go of you

And just get past the haze

 

I miss you and your kiss

And your heart loving me everyday

I miss you holding me, oh so close

Nothing stood in the way

I miss you more than words can express

I miss you everyday

I miss your everything…

I miss your everything…

Since you went away…

Oh, oh… Since you went away…

Oh, oh… Since you went away…

Oh, oh… Since you went away…

Corner of my eye…a Christian song

Eye

 

SHADOWS

Did I see you in the shadows

Of the tree line passing by

Or was it in my dreams of yesterday

From the corner of my eye

 

A familiar face, or stranger

I turn too late to see

Real or just a figment of

What I’ve come to be

 

Oh, oh, oh….In my heart

I know you’re there

At every little turn I make

I know you’re everywhere

Oh, oh, oh… my eyes are open wide

Yes, wide enough to see

God is all around us, yeah

The great I am is He

 

Ahead there may be darkened days

To test you in your pride

A slippery slope for you to tread

That may cause you to slide

 

 

But don’t give up and don’t give in

A trap is set you see

In darkness you can still find light

Of who you’re meant to be

 

Oh, oh, oh….In my heart

I know you’re there

At every little turn I make

I know you’re everywhere

Oh, oh, oh… my eyes are open wide

Yes, wide enough to see

God is all around us, yeah

The great I am is He

Oh, oh, oh….In my heart

I know you’re there

At every little turn I make

I know you’re everywhere

Oh, oh, oh… my eyes are open wide

Yes, wide enough to see

God is all around us, yeah

The great I am is He

God is all around us, yeah

The great I am is He

 

Did I see you in the shadows

Of the tree line passing by

Depression… a poem

 

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DEPRESSION

You manifest and tell me lies as you cut into my soul.

Yours is veiled in masquerade while you make my life your home.

The invitation to stay in torpor more likened of command.

You further weaken my resolve with every brush stroke of your evil hand.

Crippling me from within another day goes by.

How proud are you and the web you weave that you make me want to die?

Like the Raven who steals the shiny things you take the sparkle from my eye.

Haunted dreams awake or sleep companion day and night.

Creeping ever deeper these overwhelming roots of despair.

Acidic taste of sulfur permeates my only air.

Surely hell resides in me antagonists in flight.

Winged the demons with their fangs that long to take a bite.

Yet there is strength around me in the audience of my life.

Encouragement to stand me up against your fringed knife.

Family, friends and mentors who gladly walk me off the path.

That road of disillusionment can be broken, torn and slashed.

Love, a powerful medicine, can once again blossom and shine through.

Extinguishing depression, yes, Depression that is you!

Belief… a Christian song

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INSIDE OF ME

I found Him inside of me…

Not somewhere that I thought He’d be…

Deep down He’s doing well and fine…

Oh… I need Him all around my life

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

 

His patience is alive and well

Oh, just look at me and you can tell

I am precious in His sight

But I can’t help but ask Him why…

I found Him inside of me

Yeah, I found Him inside of me

 

Heaven works in mysterious ways

We’ve heard of this our entire lives

Jesus came to take our sins away

And still they stuck Him in His side

“Forgive them Lord for they know not what they do”

He said as He was dying on the cross

Kneel and pray for the One who knew

King of kings and God of gods

 

I found Him inside of me…

Not somewhere that I thought He’d be…

Deep down He’s doing well and fine…

Oh… I need Him all around my life

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

I found Him inside of me…

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

 

I found Him inside of me…

Not somewhere that I thought He’d be…

Deep down He’s doing well and fine…

Oh… I need Him all around my life

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

Yeah, I found Him inside of me…

Love, life, loss… a Christian song

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JUST LOOK UPON THE CROSS

I can’t do this alone, she cried

With tears freely flowing from her eyes

Yesterday, it held promises

And their forever was so clear

Happiness was no fairytale

Oh, this love would never ever end

Now, here she is with a broken heart

And loneliness, her only friend

 

Hearts can break…

But He can make them whole…

Hearts can mourn…

But He can soothe your soul…

So, when you need Him most whenever you feel lost

His love is always true

Just look upon Cross

 

My mom was 92 and my dad was 93

75 years together for their anniversary

And the next day I went by their tiny home

I shouted out their names and found I was alone

Knocking gently on the bedroom door then opening to see

Holding hands in death they’re joined e-tern-ally… and I cried

 

 

Hearts can break…

But He can make them whole…

Hearts can mourn…

But He can soothe your soul…

So, when you need Him most whenever you feel lost

His love is always true

Just look upon Cross

Yes, Hearts can break…

But He can make them whole…

Hearts can mourn…

But He can soothe your soul…

So, when you need Him most whenever you feel lost

His love is always true

Just look upon Cross

His love is always true

Just look upon Cross

His love is always true

Just look upon Cross…

A life lived… a poem

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JOURNEY’S END

It was the shot across the bow that got my attention.

The wakeup call I never wanted to hear.

Life is short enough with obstacles too big to mention.

It’s the elephant in the room that no one is going near.

We laugh and play and carry on without a worry in the world.

Then we grow into adults and wonder where it all went.

And stars still shine as bright across a midnight sky unfurled.

Constellations that we know are Heaven sent.

Once we had bright eyes from which only children know how to see.

Anticipation of what was next inside the paper bag upon the table.

Momma was always there to hold us tight to kiss our knee.

Dad was always there with crushing arms to keep us stable.

Like a distant memory reflected in the wonderment of a baby’s tears.

Once again, we are taken back in time.

And though that time has shortened we still get lost in hopes and fears.

As reality on life’s clock gets set to chime.

I remember, way back when, I thought I’d live to be 100.

Unpolluted mind of what really occurs across one’s life.

Now that mountainous climb I thought unattainable, made and blundered.

Not much longer for me now a sense of strife.

So, quietly I’ll go with hopes I never made come true.

And with me take these dormant dreams I’ve kept inside…

No, I spanned a gap of time and now I bequeath the rest to you.

Time to sit out the dance – journey’s end – my time has come – goodbye.