Dating country-style…a song

LEFT THE CITY BEHIND

 

Four big mud tires under this truck

Doing my best yeah, to get it stuck

A whole lot of horsepower under that hood

And my baby right here yeah, she sure feels good

No pavement for miles around

Gonna find us a clear-cut and power it down

 

Cause my baby likes riding through the creeks and the hills

Slinging up mud yeah, spinning those wheels

Popping open cans from a cooler of beer

Friday afternoon and the weekend’s here

Tired of work and I’m over the rush

Left the city behind in a cloud of dust

 

Stars coming out on a beautiful night

Building a fire and it all seems right

A blanket laid out at the top of a hill

Stars in my eyes from the way she feels

Just mother nature and the two of us

No phones, no horns, no bosses to fuss

 

Cause my baby likes riding through the creeks and the hills

Slinging up mud yeah, spinning those wheels

Popping open cans from a cooler of beer

Friday afternoon and the weekend’s here

Tired of work and I’m over the rush

Left the city behind in a cloud of dust

 

Skyscrapers out here are pine trees and oaks

Taxis don’t honk but the bullfrogs croak

And music it’s made in a natural way

Cricket’s and birds and coyote’s at play

And I wouldn’t change a single thing

We’ll be back in the truck if it begins to rain

 

Cause my baby likes riding through the creeks and the hills

Slinging up mud, yeah spinning those wheels

Popping open cans from a cooler of beer

Friday afternoon and the weekend’s here

Tired of work and I’m over the rush

Left the city behind in a cloud of dust

Yeah, tired of work and I’m over the rush

Left the city behind in a cloud of dust

Life in Christ… a song

ETERNALLY WITH YOU

 

You give me hope

To see it through

My life is nothing without you

You are my God…..

 

You took the pain

And all my sins

Upon the cross so life begins

You are my God….

 

You are God

You are Jesus

You are the Father and the Son

No other comes before you

Because there is no other one

And I will praise your name forever

When this worldly life is through…

‘Cause in the end my life begins

Eternally with you….

 

Mathew, Luke and John are there

Still standing by your side

All the wounds you had are healed

All of you alive

And when my time has come at last

Heaven’s family

Life will only just begin

In the company I keep

 

You are God

You are Jesus

You are the Father and the Son

No other comes before you

Because there is no other one

And I will praise your name forever

When this worldly life is through…

‘Cause in the end my life begins

Eternally with you….

Yes in the end my life begins

Eternally with you….

 

You are God

You are Jesus

You are the Father and the Son

No other comes before you

Because there is no other one

And I will praise your name forever

When this worldly life is through…

‘Cause in the end my life begins…

Eternally with you….

Fred and Ginger… A lover’s poem

Fred and Ginger

Photo compliments of Mac MacAleer

FRED AND GINGER

Summer ends with all it’s splendor

Upon a beach of brilliant white

Lapping gently upon the sands

Two lovers prepare their wings for flight

Dazzling embers reflect the beauty

Like the sparkle in each other’s eyes

Tis not the end of this love story

But a true beginning as two hearts rise

Fred and Ginger how precious the moments

Caught in the images is God’s kind grace

From whence shall come these two on the morrow

Again, to dance their dance in this place

Allegory-A figure of speech in abstract… a poem

ALLEGORY

This allegory has no meaning

It has no beating of breath or heart

Within the whale was Jonah screaming

No light, unseeing, to play his part

 

Innsmouth Harbor how cold the water

As Lovecraft wrote of the creatures at play

Alight the village on wayward reef

While blurry-eyed monsters collect their prey

 

Up from the scuppers politicians who flounder

Churning and burning revealed what they are

Captured by truth those who sit in high towers

Split further the tongues as they waggle their yarn

 

Yet helpless are we here low in our countenance

While gazing from above spineless ravens drift by

Judging and passing sentence upon us

We who elected those feathers that fly

 

Numbered the days for us one and all

Unless like the captain the ship to keep sail

Staying the course lest he change his mind

What once was our heaven is now but our hell

Love lost and love found… a song

 

DANCE IN THE RAIN

You were like a drop of rain

Now you’ve become a flood

Washing my heart away

Lightning’s flash

Thunder’s thud

 

And like the storms of life

Some people hide from the pain

Let’s not be like that

The two of us

Let’s dance in the rain

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

No one said that life was easy

No one said that love was hard

Feel the air becoming breezy

Catch my breath

Catch my heart

 

Don’t let the wind change your direction

Unless you really want to go

And if you do no hesitation

Arrow straight

The wind will blow

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

And it takes time to see through storm clouds

Sheets of sadness fill the way

But then the break of sunlight unshrouds

No longer half (slight pause)

Filled all the way (slight pause)

Your cup of love

 

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning roll the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

 

Let’s dance in the rain

Like we’re out of time

Let’s dance in the rain

I am yours

You are mine

Let’s dance in the rain

Discover love and all its wonder

Let’s dance in the rain

Ride the lightning and the thunder

Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance…

Steadfast hope… a poem

JOURNEY CAST

 

I cast my lot and walk the road along this earthly journey

Unbeckoned I will share the load upon my shoulders burning

Heaven surely waits for me the book that has been written

Long before this air I breathe my soul was claimed, forgiven

 

Oh, how cries into the night upon my ears do fall

Sudden as small creatures scamper unseen in the walls

Reaching deep within the fabric of my palpitating chest

Finding somber soothing hope deep within the breast

 

Hindered not by blinded fear my tread on footings solid

In helpless plunder pirates cheer from floundered ships are calling

Seas ebb upon the beaches hidden currents pulling

Drawing down those poor lost souls whose hope lay in their sculling

 

Disembarking from my path an option never taken

Restful silence peaceful visage to these eyes unbreaking

Hence the grandeur all around the splendor of His hand

Gratitude in my salvation thankful is this man

Lost, lost, lost… a poem

HEMMORRHAGE

The eyes stare out in milky horror

Glassy from within the jar

Wretched in formaldehyde

Trodden shame the final ride

 

Captured in a liquid cold

Hell’s fire paid for and sold

Distrait the saturated fee

Hemorrhage, hemorrhage, hemorrhaging

 

Incompetent is such a cast

Stricken down Achilles’ blast

Poseidon summoned tsunami’s rage

Attuned down to a macrophage

 

Whipping, lashing, tearing deep

Cometh never again the sleep

Satan cries delight anew

Spiraling down to Hades brew

 

Stabbing, prickling, unblinking sight

Sharp the edge of this knife’s life

Reincarnation daily routine

Turn this vessel change the scene