Think about it…

MORTALITY

Chaos breaks the final horizon

A celestial end to life

Transient are the shadows arising

Intrinsic the days gone by

Coffered are souls

Innocent’s finale

Ascend to descend

Lunar pull

Canvassed in light

Dark tides are drowning

Ceased levitation

The fool

Dream turns nightmare

Nightmare awakens

Walking among us

Reality

Farwell neighbor

Farwell nature

Farwell life

Morality

Inspiration…

LITTLE WALKER RESTOFELLY

Little Walker Restofelly
Carries all that weight
How a heart that small
Can hold it all
A mystery to this day

Lessons learned from such a lad
Though tiny he may be
Gives hope, though sad
To a mum and dad
So sit, and watch, and see

Effort though
A lot it takes
Within him “never quit!”
The wonder of his astral mind
’Tis far beyond our wit

Lost in wonder
I gaze upon his body
Oh so frail
Small he is indeed my friend
Hope powerful as a gale

Oh, little Walker Restofelly
A monument in course
His shortened days
Astute in praise
To God he claims his source

The days they flew
His life cut short
How fortunate are we
That little Walker Restofelly
Lived that we might see

Written for a Amanda Thomas-Crain

LIBATIONS IN SCARLET

Written for Whyte Horse Winery
Surrendered to the rich tilled earth

Thirst quenched by God’s rain

Tiny though my little hulled soul

This seed will make a name
Spring, bud, flower and bloom

My fruit is bared for you

And in my very being you’ll find

Desire within the womb
Harsh it seems to temper this

My tender hearted breast

But, oh how you make me sing

Alas the final press
My blood’s finale all and all

To thee my seasons pare

In this the final stand I rest

Scarlet libation’s heir

Father…

I STILL BEIEVE

Daddy please it’s just too hard

I know, sometimes life is that way

I’m so afraid that I’m gonna fall

Right here in the driveway

Your gentle hands and arms of stone

They chase away my fears

Still hard to believe that you are gone

Even after all these years

 

And I still believe in you

With all my heart and soul

I still depend on you

To get me through it all

I will call out your name

With my dying breath

And I still believe – I still believe

 

Summer came then went away

And with it went my heart

70 years wasn’t long enough

For this son to have done his part

Mother you were always there

A comforting hand of love

An empty house just isn’t the same

Guardian angel up above

And I still believe in you

With all my heart and soul

I still depend on you

To get me through it all

I will call out your name

With my dying breath

And I still believe – I still believe

 

Jesus why did You give Yourself

For a sinner like I am

In all my years I never gave

For the sacrifice of the Lamb

Forgive me now I pray to You

My life is turning over a leaf

As the Holy Spirit envelops me

Taking away my grief

 

And I still believe in You

With all my heart and soul

I still depend on You

To get me through it all

And I call out Your name

With this my dying breath

And I still believe – I still believe

I still believe…

A country song…

GOODBYE INDIANA

 

Goodbye Indiana

A long way from Alabama

I’m finally headed off to Tennessee

 

It’s been a really long time

That I’ve been towing that line

I’m finally doing something just for me

 

The lyrics are inside me

For years and years did I see

My words could make you laugh and cry and pray

 

Now it’s me who is giving

Through the songs I write of living

I hope I touch your heart a certain way

 

Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this

My entire life

I’ve raised my kids as best I can

With every sacrifice

And if I never make it

Well, then that will be okay

I’ve done what very few have done

Putting lyrics on a page

Yeah, I…..have made that change

 

Alone and dwelling on the memories

Running through my mind

Looking back I see some things

In sadness that remind

 

Me of all the wasted years

I’ve kept it all inside

I wonder where’d I’d be right now

If I hadn’t had to hide

 

Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this

My entire life

I’ve raised my kids as best I can

With every sacrifice

And if I never make it

Well, then that will be okay

I’ve done what very few have done

Putting lyrics on a page

Yeah, I…..have made that change

 

So if you see my name

On a cd case

I hope that you remember me

And this song of embrace

 

Cause in the end

Yes, it’s all true

The turmoil that I’ve seen

 

But that’s not all

There’s lots of love

That’s been inside of me

 

Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this

My entire life

I’ve raised my kids as best I can

With every sacrifice

And if I never make

Well, then that will be okay

I’ve done what very few have done

Putting lyrics on a page

Yeah, I…..have made that change

 

Goodbye Indiana

A long way from Alabama

I’m finally headed off to Tennessee

 

A good choir song? You be the judge.

BOOM…..

 

Boom……

There’s fire in the sky…..

Boom……

Upon the earth am I….

Boom……

Appears the angel’s wings

Boom……

Aside un-Godly things…..

Boom……

Boom……

Boom……

 

We…the people of this place

Received the most amazing grace

But, oh….how man squandered his love

That was sent

By our Father

God above…..

Boom……

Boom……

Boom……

 

Boom……

The time has come at last….

Boom……

To separate and cast….

Boom……

His blood was shed for thee….

Boom……

Forsaken now not we…..

Boom……

Boom……

Boom……

 

Boom……

Fall down upon your face….

Boom……

Prepare now for his grace….

Boom……

All people of his tribe…..

Boom……

Soon to be by his side….

Boom……

Boom……

Boom……

 

Boom……

There’s fire in the sky…..

Boom……

Upon the earth am I….

Boom……

 

Homecoming…

BRAVE SOLDIER

 

Into the reach

March the brave soldier

Dust and sand hath wreaked havoc in thee

Deep in the heart

And need to be bolder

March, march, march

Free is not free

 

Heavy the heart

Within the brave soldier

Remembering loved ones who marched before he

Darkening soul

Colder and colder

How much longer the march

Vigilance be

 

Trenches and trails

Onward brave soldier

Cantering low lead winged above

Lest you go home

Once more to hold her

Towering mountains

Compare not to thy love

 

Cast forth and fortified

Again a brave soldier

Life comes and goes in battle ‘round thee

Steadfast and true

Until there is closure

Anguish and loss

From desert to sea

 

Heaven above

In prayer the brave soldier

Hell all around crimson in flow

Eye in the night

No sleep on this border

Alas he has won

Brave soldier go home