REACH OUT A WING… a Christian song

Fantasy, Angel, City, Light, Clouds

Reach out a wing

And help me find the strength I need

To climb out of this hole

Filled with despair

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Can’t go alone, oh no

I need a helping hand

Heaven holds

The answer to my prayer

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Long ago my momma cried

That awful sad sad day

When my daddy died

I saw what you could do

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Now, she’s gone and left me here

The end for her

Was far too near

Why does life always end up this way

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Reach out a wing to me

Show me God’s own grace

Lift me from this valley where I’m found

Reach out a wing to me

Save me in this place

Let me see the goodness all around

Reach out a wing to me

Won’t you, won’t you please…

Reach out a wing

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Now I’m in my fifties

And I finally found the truth

The strength I needed then

Deep down inside

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I hope my children see today

What I missed so miserably

Way back when, yeah

All those years in pride

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And I know momma would be proud

The helpful hand out in the crowd

Loving those

Who never found their way

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I guess this was just the time

When God’s great plan began to shine

And showed me what’s inside

Of one man’s grace

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Reach out a wing to me

Show me God’s own grace

Lift me from this valley where I’m found

Reach out a wing to me

Save me in this place

Let me see the goodness all around

Reach out a wing to me

Show me God’s own grace

Lift me from this valley where I’m found

Reach out a wing to me

Save me in this place

Let me see the goodness all around

Reach out a wing to me

Won’t you, won’t you please…

Reach out a wing

Reach out a wing

Reach – out- your- wing

TO YOU AND YOUR GIFT… a Christian song

Slipping through crevices and cracks in my life

How do I make one more day

Rolling with punches

While holding on tight

It’s time I kneel down and pray

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Father, won’t you help me

I’ve fallen again

Somehow, I veered off the road

To wrestle with judgement

And all – to what end

It’s not how to live – So, I’m told

Forgive me, again, as the web that I weave

Takes me further and further off-pace

In this prayer I lift

To You and Your Gift

Knowing, I’m not alone in this race

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Failing at marriage

And failing with friends

Perhaps this old mirror

Is lying again

Taking me down

The old devil’s at hand

Arresting my virtue

Destroying this man

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But, I have a weapon

And Satan’s aware

Though trying to con-fuse my way

Forgiveness and loving

Without this despair

Will set this road again – straight

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Father, won’t you help me

I’ve fallen again

Somehow, I veered off the road

To wrestle with judgement

And all – to what end

It’s not how to live – So, I’m told

Forgive me, again, as the web that I weave

Takes me further and further off-pace

In this prayer I lift

To You and Your Gift

Knowing, I’m not alone in this race

In this prayer I lift

To You and Your Gift

Knowing, I’m not alone in this race

Redwood National Park, California

WINGS… a poem/ballad

It was just an old shirt and worn out old hat

Folded up and sitting on a shelf

The last time I touched em

Was when I moved to this house

And that was a few years ago

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She was so curious exploring all the time

As she wondered from room to room

Looking for treasures, at least in her mind

Hoping to find something new

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I was sitting on the porch swing enjoying the day

Sipping on a glass of sweet tea

When my little granddaughter came laughing my way

Saying, “Papa… Look what I found!  Do you see?”

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And I thought that my heart would jump out of my chest

When I saw what granddaughter wore

It was all I could do to hold back the tears

While emotions constricted my core

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She jumped on my lap and hugged me so tight

While the tears escaped down my face

She never knew her mother

But the resemblance was strong

And my mind went to another place

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“Papa, what’s wrong?  Why are you crying?”

She said as she hugged me again

I said, “These were your mother’s.” 

As I pointed to the clothes

You remind me of her way back when

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We sat for awhile

And listened to the birds

And watched as the wind blew the leaves

I said a silent prayer

And looked up to Heaven

Where I know my daughter has wings

Angel, Woman, Wing, Female, Angel Figure

ODE TO A FRIEND… short song

I sing this dirge to my long-lost best friend

The times that we had were grand

The womens and boozes

And afternoon snoozes

Were a hell of a life for this man

But you left before me

Though you said you’d not go

And you’d wait for your friend of many years

Now I toast to your grave

Oh, the mess that you made

Now, I’m left with these memories and tears

Man Walking on Green Grass

EARLY MORNING HAZE

Who will save me from the windows

That tantalize my mind?

Or take the cool refreshing wind away

No, that would be unkind.

Seasons come and season go

As our gardens go to seed.

Where will I find latitude

When there is none left for me?

City, Man, Person, Solo, Window, Alone

Pull the drapes

Pull the curtains

Pull the cords

Close the doors

Let the sun go down

As lights go on

Chase shadows on the floor

Give me eyes

That maybe, I can see

Remembering yesterday

Then open all the windows

To the early morning haze.

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A cock crows in the distance

As another day begins.

A baby cries in her existence

One breath out another in.

And papas on the tractor

Headed to the fields to plow.

While I’m lost in this reverie

A young mind on the prowl…

Horse, Pegasus, Archway, Fantasy

Pull the drapes

Pull the curtains

Pull the cords

Close the doors

Let the sun go down

As lights go on

Chase shadows on the floor

Give me eyes

That maybe, I can see

Remembering yesterday

Then open all the windows

To the early morning haze.

Tea Plantation, Landscape, Vietnam, Haze

Spiraling out of control

Whiplashed – beaten down.

Never, will I trust again.

Damn this streetlight town.

Monuments to fools, they build

Hate, it fills the air.

Where’s the hope that once was found

Surrounded by despair.

close up photo of withered plant with yellow leaf

Pull the drapes

Pull the curtains

Pull the cords

Close the doors

Let the sun go down

As lights go on

Chase shadows on the floor

Give me eyes

That maybe, I can see

Remembering yesterday

Then open all the windows

To the early morning haze.

WHERE I AM… a song

man holding card with seeking human kindness text

I now know that my God loves me

Because he sent you here to free me

You’re the only one to see me where I am

People passing by turn from me

Walking quickly to avoid me

Never ever recognizing where I am

But there is hope on my horizon

Just as sure as the sun is rising

And now I know that there is hope for one more day

(Chorus)

See me, oh see me

Wrap your arms around me

Hold me close to let me know that I’m okay

Free me, oh free me

From the world that never sees me

Help me get back upon my feet and walk away

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When you hit bottom that is all

You find there’s no safe place to fall

So, you just close your eyes and pray that it will end

Losing all hope is way too easy

Can’t I find someone to see me

To open up my eyes and search the world again…

They say there’s love that’s all around us

But I can’t seem to find it here

How do I look through heavy laden eyes of pain

There was a time that I was strong

But now that time is so long gone

Brother won’t you help me find my way again

(Repeat chorus)

See me, oh see me

Wrap your arms around me

Hold me close to let me know that I’m okay

Free me, oh free me

From the world that never sees me

Help me get back upon my feet and walk away

Help me get back upon my feet and walk away

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EYES OF WATERFALLS… a song

Image result for man crying in the rain

As I stand here in the rain

I can’t tell

What were tears and what were raindrops

When they fell

And the puddle that is growing

‘round my feet

Will find a hole in my soul

When they meet

silhouette of person standing on sea dock under cloudy sky

Please don’t talk about horizons

And of time

There is too much going on, now

In my mind

As these ashes of her spill upon the wind

Into the ocean of this sadness

And the end

I remember when we met

On that playground

For both of us love at first sight

I know, profound

Well, the years drew us closer

As they passed

And then the vows that we exchanged

Had come at last

man wearing black jacket

But fate had written heartache

All along

Crashing down the world around me

With this song

All my dreams and all my hopes

Were trampled down

Now, in these eyes of waterfalls

Is where I’m found

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Man crying

Man on rocks

Reflection

Sitting on beach