TIME-LOCK… I saw this picture..

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Cascading down the country road rivulets of grass sway in the summer breeze like wheat stalks in a field. High aloft in the clear blue sky a hawk soars in search of sustenance hidden below. Sun bathes and pokes holes through the treetops that rock to and fro in the gentle wind. Sunlight dances seen and unseen on the ground below the canopy as if playing a game of now you see me – now you don’t. An old rusty gate whose frame once impeded the road speaks from hinges that are never to engage in work again. It’s once straight and strong, wooden pillars, which were the backbone of support, now decay slowly from below…unseen by the observing eyes of passers by. Songbirds flitter amongst the bushes and trees, while the brown thrush scurry on the ground in search of an unsuspecting insect and a meal.

Life here is peaceful, tranquil. Unlike that of the modern man and his hustle and bustle world of the clock. Much can be said about such a picturesque scene. Even more can be learned by those who strive to achieve it, yet the very idea is based on absurdity. No, God still knows what is best for those high-minded who walk erect on two legs upon His lands. His is a plan that will still exist in its simplistic beauty long after our time is gone.

One who gives up… a poem

EMPTY VESSEL

 

Lowly, I lay face down with my torment

Hindered and hardened my soul

Sodden and strewn across fields of discontent

More akin to the beating of wings, that sound, than my heart

Malnourishment shrivels the once strong vessel

Waves of sorrow its only exertion

Reflections run amuck and cast in every direction

Blissful memories sink into the soil where lies my past

As this husk, too shall soon be subjected

Earthworms, maggots, earwigs and grubs salivate in expectation

Pray, where is the sun that once shone down on this hypocrite

Is the powerful and mighty now prowling as a cat

Am I the prey who was once the master

Where is my charity, my reward

Did I not seek the higher constellations in the myriad plains of the heavens

Before, quenched, now I am lying in the dust to become dust

Is my destiny the way of the whirlwind and cyclone, scattered hither and dither

Surely a righteous man will again bask in hope

But no, tis not the design for me from the Architect

The colors fade, awash in grey and twilight

Dusk beckons its approach as I fall further toward the never-ending

Will there be another dawn upon the crest of my brow

Alas, that desire too will fade into darkness

From this, my station, I bid thee a hearty farewell

We all need… a song

THE COLD

Caught out in the cold again

Lost and all alone my friend

Isn’t there a heart to take me in

 

Looking for the nearest flame

Hoping just to ease the pain

And frozen to the core should be a sin

 

Who will notice if I die

When no one knows that I’m alive

Maybe I would be much better off

In a world of a world for a world

Isn’t what we’re taught

 

Don’t you know that I can see

The way that you look down on me

Life you know was not always this way

 

Looking back over the years

Did I do the same and cause the tears

Just like the ones now running down my face

 

 

 

 

And I say…..

Who will notice if I die

No one knows that I’m alive

Maybe I would be much better off

In a world of a world for a world

Isn’t what we’re taught

 

Trembling taking my last breath

Accepting not accepted yet

That maybe I will finally find my peace

 

Then I feel a hand on me

An angel’s touch and eyes that see

Helping me get back upon my feet

 

Then they say…..

I will notice if you die

I can see that you’re alive

And, no, you would be better off

In a world of a world for a world

This is what we’re taught

In a world of a world for a world

This is what we’re taught

 

Caught out in the cold again

Lost and all alone my friend

Isn’t there a heart to take me in

Man struggles… a poem

THE FIGHT

Cast me away in darkness into the gnashing of teeth

For I am not worthy to carry the souls of these shoes less the weight which they bare

The road is too long and too steep to tread

The depressions upon it are like those that have burrowed into my heart

Scars, like pockmarks, hardened and numb, encumber me

Silhouettes of shadow dance and traverse what is real and what is imagined in my mind

I wretch at the inhumanity of it

It depletes the final reserves of what keeps me sane – human

High above is the place of solace for my soul, yet here am I

Lowly drifting in a sea of consummation and transgression

Drowning with each attempted breath

Beelzebub delights with my every struggle as I purge goodness for his hate

The irritant to humanity guffaws his pleasure

The taste of metal tingles on my tongue – his grip tightens

Cast away these chains

Cast away this horror of disconnectedness to the only One who can save me

My spirit makes a final plea with repentance, humility and truth

Save me my sweet and precious Lord

Save me from myself

Save me, for I give myself wholeheartedly to You in Christ Jesus

Save me

I am Yours

Remember and praise… a short Christian song

I WILL REMAIN

Take my hand precious Jesus

Take me up into your Kingdom

Take me home to see my Father

And Spirit with the Son

 

Make me whole with Your glory

Make me whole with Your life

Make me whole with Your truth

And the Father by your side, oh, oh, oh-oh…

 

Yes Your Kingdom will be known…

Glorified in the water

Moved aside the prison stone

Where two are gathered in My name…

Blessed children I am with you

In your heart I will remain

I will remain…

 

There are shadows all around us

There is evil in our midst

There is so much isolation

How can we coexist

 

Just remember that He loves you

Just remember call His name

Just remember He’s a prayer away

Display your faith don’t refrain

 

Yes Your Kingdom will be known…

Glorified in the water

Moved aside the prison stone

Where two are gathered in My name…

Blessed children I am with you

In your heart I will remain

Yes Your Kingdom will be known…

Glorified in the water

Moved aside the prison stone

Where two are gathered in My name…

Blessed children I am with you

In your heart I will remain

I will remain oh-oh…

I will remain mmm-mmm…

I will remain…..

Friendship – a short song

LET’S DO IT AGAIN…MY FRIEND

 

Let’s do it again…my friend…let’s do it again

Let’s make some memories…that will never end

Let’s reach for the stars at night…

Let’s sail on the sea…

Let’s do it again…my friend… Let’s set our hearts free

 

Don’t think life is overrated

It’s there to carry us through

Misunderstood so complicated

Without life

Without you

 

Pumpkin seeds to Cinderella

Magic in a pair of glass shoes

How did the prince finally find his princess

He followed his heart

Follow yours too…

 

Let’s do it again…my  friend…let’s do it again

Let’s make some memories…that will never end

Let’s reach for the stars at night…

Let’s sail on the sea…

Let’s do it again…my friend… Let’s set our hearts free

 

Time it is a curious thing

I love you – scrawled in the sand

The end of our days are getting nearer

If you reach for me

I’ll take your hand

 

Let’s do it again…my friend…let’s do it again

Let’s make some memories…that will never end

Let’s reach for the stars at night…

Let’s sail on the sea…

Let’s do it again…my friend… Let’s set our hearts free

For the Harold Robinson family…a poem of rest…I love you all!

WHISPER

 

Lean in close so I can whisper in your ear

Cordon off the world – these words you need to hear

Are you listening to what I have to say

Do you feel the subtle nudges that I give you everyday

Colors of a rainbow are so beautiful

A canvas painted pallet in the sky

Surely you know heaven – will always shine on you

A promise made for all when I died

Be still – be patient – I will take away your pain

Come to Me in prayer and I will glorify your name

Let Me be your alibi when another comes to call

Before Me lay your burdens – Before Me one and all

Trust what you are feeling in your heart

Never will I leave you – never will I part

Walk with Me each and every day

Just talk with Me, your Father – when you bow your head and pray

Remember long ago up on that hill

Nailed there to a cross – they couldn’t break My will

I am still here before you – need only say My name

Time will pass you by – but I will never change

Bring to Me My children one and all

Those impoverished and forgotten – the sinners and the lost

For in My eyes their image is so clear

A portrait of Myself – I made them without tears

This life on earth will slip by in a blink

My sacrifice of body – My blood for all to drink

Partake in this and you will find your peace

Now rest My child – it’s time for you to sleep