MY FOREVER…

Girl Sitting On A Tissue Roll, Cat

I found myself wondering among silver moons and broken stars. Here, is where I happened upon a hollow of stardust swept in by a nearby celestial body that was too bright for my eyes. Momentarily blinded, I knelt and splashed the stardust onto my face and eyelids. A technecolor rainbow of light streaked across the horizon of my soul as I jumped up to my feet and blindly ran. I discovered that gaining any type of purchase upon the billowing soft pillows of a cloud is fruitless at best. Therefore, I gave in and sat down upon that very cloud, and with my face held in my hands, I wept. As the tears slid down my cheeks, I could taste the sweetest saltiness of gratitude from my heart as I came to realize I had nowhere left to run, because my days of running were over, and my time for eternal life had begun! Silly me… What little faith I truly had even in the end…

WHO WILL CARRY THE LIGHT… a Christian poem

black and red sports bike

When the wind stops blowing

And darkness fills the air

Who will carry the light

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When your heart is broken

And your way is lost

Who will carry the light

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When your anchor loses purchase

And your mooring is gone

Who will carry the light

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When your father has passed

And your mother is estranged

Who will carry the light

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When you drop to your knees

And you pray straight from your heart

Jesus will carry the light

WILL… a poem

When the momentum shifts

You’ve no one to blame

Take stock in yourself

And try to refrain

From saying words

You’ll surely regret

The clock keeps on ticking

On this, you can bet

Kill them with kindness

Or just smile and nod

Keep your distance from meanness

Don’t be a fraud

For when this time passes

Again, as it will

You can look in the mirror

And smile at God’s will

selective focus photography of man's reflection on a broken mirror

I DON’T CARE… a poem

Castigated, am I?

Who are you to judge me so?

Rimmed of horn,

Sun-hot breath,

Eyes of red,

Crown of gold.

Hands, Creepy, Halloween, Scary, Spooky

Lest you chase me

Evermore,

These limbs still

Obey me so.

Catch me if you can,

Oh demon.

But make it quick

For I must go!

Heaven hails

A soul that’s true.

Wings and halo

Await me there.

You were but a test for me.

Castigated?

I don’t care!

time lapse photography of person standing in front of lights

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

AFTER… a poem

overlooking view of mountains and sunrise

Subsequent to dying

I took a little tour

And discovered

All that I’d missed

And just a little more

The beauty within colors

That paint the morning sky

A field of flowers

All in bloom

Upon a mountainside

Precious little children

So dependent

And so sweet

Coo and smile

All the while

They play at momma’s feet

Fish within the ocean

Varieties – every kind

Birds so small

I’d have missed them all

If I hadn’t died

Creatures hiding in the bush

Some up in the trees

If only I had seen them

Before I sprouted wings

And while you do not hear me

My words are in the wind

Always say I love you

For we all come to an end

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

PEACE AND SERENITY… a poem of faith

When I buy the farm

I don’t want to barter

No wrangling around

Or worse, a non-starter

I just hope to go

And join those before me

Hang out with my dad

And Jesus, he knows me

field of green grass

See uncles and aunts

Grandparents and cousins

Meet all the relatives

Angel’s wings buzzin’

And big fluffy clouds

All under my feet

Smiles all around

Yeah, what a retreat

long exposure photography of white cloud

One that will last

From now to infinity

Yes, that’s what I want

Peace and serenity

body of water and seashore

THE LAND OF MAJESTY… a poem

blue lake and rainbow under nimbus clouds

Come little children

Come with me

To the land of majesty

Moonlit nights and stars above

Sunshine days

All filled with love

Come little children

Come with me

To the land of majesty

Mountain tops

And rainbow highs

Where gentle winds

Sing lullaby’s

Babbling brooks

That tell the tales

Of tiny hero’s riding snails

Where all the days

Are filled with smiles

And flowers bloom

For miles and miles

Come little children

Come with me

To the land of majesty

Heaven’s gates are opened wide

And all our lives

Are justified

red-petaled flowers field