Guarded Words…a poem

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GUARDED WORDS

Tread softly with your whisper.

Be gentle with your voice.

A breeze becomes a hurricane,

And in your words, you have a choice.

Do strings control the puppets?

Is there nothing they can do?

Within us is a candle.

Is your light shining true?

Loose bricks weaken the structure.

As do words when spake in hate.

Grow strong through humbled nature.

Never destroy!  Only create!

Give notice to your demons.

Remove their arrogance from speech.

Maintain the good within, always.

It is forever within reach.

Live Before You Die… an inspirational song

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LIVE BEFORE YOU DIE

When that train pulls into the station, boy

You better get onboard.

Before the plane ever leaves the ground

Lift prayers up to the Lord.

We can never when our time will come

So, don’t let life pass you by.

Take a chance on a broken heart

And live before you die.

 

Live…before you die…

Live, live, live and give this life a try…

Count your blessings

Count your friends

They’re all part of your life.

So, live, live, live my friend

Yeah, live before you die.

 

She wasn’t really in the fight

Her mind just wasn’t there.

What was missing from her life,

This battle with despair.

But somewhere hiding down inside her

Dying to get out.

Reigning down from Heaven’s doors

Like water from a spout.

Live…before you die…

Live, live, live and give this life a try…

Count your blessings

Count your friends

They’re all part of your life.

So, live, live, live my friend

Yeah, live before you die.

 

We can all succeed together

That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Hand in hand, arm in arm

And even cheek to cheek.

There never was a better time

To live a better life.

So, live, live, live my friend

Yeah, live before you die.

 

Live…before you die…

Live, live, live and give this life a try…

Count your blessings

Count your friends

They’re all part of your life.

So, live, live, live my friend

Yeah, live before you die.

So, live, live, live my friend

Yeah, live before you die…

A Thousand Ways… a song of loss

 

A THOUSAND WAYS

The last box is packed and in the car

No goodbye kiss this time

Forever there will be a scar

Forever on my mind

And all the memories of our life

I’ll carry them in my heart

It’s gonna be a long, long road

But, I’ve got to do my part

 

Hearts break a thousand ways

Sometimes they never heal

Maybe a thousand days

Of me behind this wheel

But I know better

When I leave here

Just me and our kids

Hearts break a thousand ways

But my love never did

 

Are we there yet, little voices, echo from behind

Pulling up into a driveway

A new place to call mine

And in my head, I never imagined, me here without you

Sleeping children need their daddy

And daddy needs them too…

 

Hearts break a thousand ways

Sometimes they never heal

Maybe a thousand days

Of me behind this wheel

But I know better

When I leave here

Just me and our kids

Hearts break a thousand ways

But my love never did

 

Rain is falling, on the rooftop, you’re always on my mind

Tears from heaven, they console me

Lost before your time

Little footsteps, walking slowly

Slipping into this bed

How I love them both my darling

As they lay down their heads

 

Hearts break a thousand ways

One day mine might heal

Maybe a thousand days

Before I start to feel

But I know better

‘Casue I’m still here

Just me and our kids

Hearts break a thousand ways

But my love never did

Hearts break a thousand ways…

But our love never did…

 

 

Welcome… a Christian song

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WELCOME

 

If I lead you to the altar

Will you kneel in prayer with me

If you discover fruit abounding

Will you share from that… God’s tree

 

Cast your net upon the waters

Cast your love that all might dine

Feed the sick prevent the hunger

To His people be more kind

 

Show the world the truth in caring

Show the world the love within

Teach yourself to be an angel

God blessed you…forgave your sin

 

And when trumpets sound their loudest

Help all others in that line

Wash the feet of total strangers

All us sinners, all mankind

 

God has blessed….you….

God is holy…..

God has rescued…..

All the lonely….

And in heaven….

Sitting there upon His throne

God will fill you with His love

And then welcome you… To your home….

 

When you see the beggar begging

Why not kneel there by his side

Lift his hopes he’s lost within him

Lift the hopes restore his pride

 

Teach him tolerance for others

Who have never crossed that road

Feed his body, feed his hunger

Help him with his heavy load

 

God has blessed….you….

God is holy…..

God has rescued…..

All the lonely….

And in heaven….

Sitting there upon His throne

God will fill you with His love

And then welcome you…. To your home….

 

When it’s time to face the judgment

As we will upon that day

When the light within burns brightest

Knowing you are on your way

 

To the home, to the Kingdom

That’s been waiting all your life

Looking back upon the pages

Heaven waits for you…in light…

 

God has blessed….you….

God is holy…..

God has rescued…..

All the lonely….

And in heaven….

Sitting there upon His throne

God will fill you with His love

And then welcome you….. To your home….

 

(Repeat)

One Day Closer To My Baby… a country song

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ONE DAY CLOSER TO MY BABY

It’s been a long time

It’s been too long since I’ve seen you

It’s been a rough ride

But what else can we do

 

I can stay on this phone with you night and day

I could sleep in the morning waiting for the old sun rays

And I’ll do anything  ‘cause I know it’s for me and you

One day closer to my baby, yeah

One day closer to you

 

One day closer to my baby

One day closer to your kiss

One day closer the girl I love

And a ring is on my list

I can’t stand us being apart

I can’t stand this lonely road….

One day closer to my baby

One day closer until I’m home

 

A hotel here and the quick flight there

Another dinner on my own

It’s three long months since we fell in love

And I’m needing to come back home

 

Cause at the end of the day I can talk to you

It puts a big smile on my face

It’s a busy old world that we’re living in

Need to get back to that loving place

 

One day closer to my baby

One day closer to your kiss

One day closer the girl I love

And a ring is on my list

I can’t stand us being apart

I can’t stand this lonely road….

One day closer to my baby

One day closer until I’m home

 

I want to take you out one evening

And get down upon one knee

I just can’t stop this feeling

It’s overwhelming me

 

And if you say yes

Then I’m a lucky man

As anyone can see

One day closer to my baby

On day closer you and me

 

One day closer to my baby

One day closer to your kiss

One day closer the girl I love

And a ring is on my list

I can’t stand us being apart

I can’t stand this lonely road….

One day closer to my baby

One day closer until I’m home

Nashville…a country song

 

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NASHVILLE

We were raised up right

Yea, all of us kids

Mom and dad worked hard

To make sure we did

All the things we were taught

And to stay in school

If we got in trouble

Well, that ain’t cool

 

So we did our best

To make ‘em both proud

Passin’ all those tests

And in church sang loud

Yea, momma saw in us

What we never did see

‘Til the day daddy died

It was emotionally(eeee)

 

Oh, momma don’t worry

I’m a writin’ these songs

And one day it’ll come

And you can sing along

And I’ll send you to the places

You and daddy didn’t go

I know you’ll be proud

When that row has been hoed

So, momma don’t you worry none

I’m gonna take care of you….

 

Well, I made through high school

And college too,

Got a real nice job

And good money to boot

Now I’m a sittin’ at night

Writing out these songs

Prayin’ Nashville will sing ‘em

Way before too long

 

(Slow down the tempo)

Cause I feel like I got something to prove…

And I wanna  make you proud of me too….

I want daddy lookin’ down from above….

Knowin’ he did the right thing___ with his love…

 

(Tempo back up to normal)

Oh, momma don’t worry

I’m a writin’ these songs

And one day it’ll come

And you can sing along

And I’ll send to the places

You and daddy didn’t go

I know you’ll be proud

When that row has been hoed

So, momma don’t you worry none

I’m gonna take care of you….

 

As we’re drivin’ to the airport

It occurs to me

That we’re going to the places

You always wanted to see

And we know that daddy’s with us

Every step of the way

‘Cause we got Nashville singin’ songs

Like this one everyday……

 

Oh, momma don’t worry

I’m a writin’ these songs

And one day it’ll come

And you can sing along

And I’ll send to the places

You and daddy didn’t go

I know you’ll be proud

When that row has been hoed

So, momma don’t you worry none

I’m gonna take care of you….

Yea, momma I love ya

And I still love my daddy too…….

Dictionary required…brief thoughts

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DECIPHER

I wake up to find my head in an erinaceous state.  It is with great effort, and products of various solutions, that I approach this arduous task which nature has so humorously inflicted upon my crown.  Were I not to attend to this forenoon formality I would not be nascent in my approach to a jentacular feast of coffee and croissants.  No, my lamprophony would be an intellectual disaster; though some may call that a blessing. Nudiustertian was the exception.  But, let the past be the past.  I will be pauciloquent in my discourse today.  Truth be known…this is my kakorrhaphiophobia!