THINGS YOU USED TO SAY

I JUST MET SOMEONE TODAY
AND SHE’S PRETTY JUST LIKE YOU
BUT SHE TELLS ME THAT SHE LOVES ME
AND I THINK THAT I LOVE HER TOO
SHE WILL STAY HERE BY MY SIDE
AND SHE WILL NEVER WALK AWAY
BUT I’VE HEARD THIS ALL BEFORE
THEY’RE THE THINGS YOU USED TO SAY
SOME FRIENDS AND I WENT OUT TO DANCE
AND WE HAD A DRINK OR TWO.
WE WERE EATING IN BETWEEN OUR LAUGHS
WHEN SHE ASKED “DO I KNOW YOU? ”
I ASKED HER WOULD SHE LIKE TO DANCE
SHE SMILED AND SHE AGREED
AND WHEN I HELD HER IN MY ARMS
WHAT A FEELING CAME OVER ME
SHE WORE A PERFUME FROM A DREAM
AND HER HAIR WAS SO SILKY SMOOTH
AS WE BEGAN TO DANCE SO SLOWLY
I LOVED THE WAY HER BODY MOVED
SHE HELD HER FACE SO CLOSE TO MINE
I KNEW A KISS WAS ON THE WAY
SHE WHISPERED “WOULD YOU TAKE ME HOME?”
JUST THE WAY YOU USED TO SAY.
THE TIME THAT WE DID SPEND TOGETHER
TURNED HOURS INTO DAYS
OUR FEELINGS GREW SO VERY STRONG
WITH EVERY MOMENT I BEGAN TO PRAY
SHE’D NEVER BE AWAY FOR TOO LONG
AND SHE WOULD LOVE ME EACH AND EVERYDAY
I KNEW SHE WAS THE ONE FOR ME
FROM THE THINGS THAT SHE WOULD SAY

AN EXPRESSION OF MY LOVE.

I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A THOUSAND YEARS IF I’VE LOVED YOU FOR A DAY,
AND TONIGHT I’D LIKE TO SHOW YOU IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY’
I’LL HOLD YOU VERY TENDERLY WHILE THE STARS DO SHINE ABOVE
TONIGHT I’LL TRY TO GIVE YOU AN EXPRESSION OF MY LOVE.
I’LL GAZE INTO YOUR PRETTY EYES WHILE WER’E SITTING FACE TO FACE
ENTRANCED BY YOUR SHEER BEAUTY AND YOUR POSTURE, YOUR STYLE AND GRACE
A VOICE THAT FLOWS LIKE HONEY FROM TWO LIPS OF RUBY RED
AND THE HYPNOTIC FRAGRANCE THAT YOU EXUDE FINDS ITS WAY INSIDE MY HEAD.
I BELIEVE YOU ARE MORE ENCHANTING THAN THE MOST ALLURING FLOWER
AND I CHERISH EVERY MOMENT THAT I SPEND WITH YOU EACH AND EVERY HOUR
YOU HAVE BEEN SO GOOD FOR ME LIKE A HAND INSIDE A GLOVE
LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY DARLING FOR THIS IS AN EXPRESSION OF MY LOVE
INTELLIGENT AND SEXY I CAN SENSE IT WHEN YOU SPEAK
AND WHEN I WALK BEHIND YOU IT’S THE RHYTHM THAT I SEEK
THOUGHTFUL, CARING AND KIND, INTUITIVE, ELEGANT AND SUBLIME
I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON EARTH I’LL SEE
AND THE WAY YOU HANDLE EACH AND EVERY NEW SITUATION IMPRESSES ME
ALL OF MY WILDEST DESIRES, ALL OF MY SWEETEST DREAMS, SENT IN PRAYER TO GOD ABOVE
HAVE BEEN FULLY ANSWERED BY YOU MY DEAR THE EMBODIMENT IN AN EXPRESSION OF MY LOVE

YOUR HEART’S BEEN BROKEN

ANOTHER NIGHT, AND THE NIGHT SEEMS SO LONG

YOU CRY IN YOUR PILLOW WITH A BROKEN HEART

NOW YOU ARE FEELING THAT YOU JUST CAN’T GO ON

BECAUSE NOW YOU AND HE ARE SO FAR APART

HE SAID GOODBYE, AND IT’S OVER NOW

YOU FEEL THAT YOU’VE WASTED YOUR TIME

THERE IS ANOTHER GIRL WITH HIM BUT HOW?

YOU FEEL LIKE HE LEFT YOU BEHIND

YOUR HEART’S BEEN BROKEN A ZERO

BY ONE WHO ONCE WAS YOUR HERO

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT ME AND CHEER, YO

YOU COULD BE SO HAPPY WITH ME.

THE TEDDY BEAR HE ONCE GAVE YOU

THAT YOU HELD IN YOUR ARMS LIKE GLUE

HE TOLD YOU IT WOULD KEEP YOU SAFE

AND PROTECT YOU FROM ALL HARM

BUT NOT FROM THE NEW GIRL IN HIS LIFE

WHO TOOK HIM AWAY FROM YOU

 WITH HER DUBIOUS CHARM.

EVERYTIME THAT YOU SEE HIM NOW

YOU JUST BREAK DOWN AND CRY

REMEMBER HOW HE SAID HELLO TO YOU?

AND THE WAY HE SUDDENLY SAID GOODBYE?

WATCHING HIM AND WATCHING HER

HOLDING EACH OTHER’S HAND

LAUGHING AS SHE SMILES RIGHT AT YOU

CAUSE NOW SHE’S GOT YOUR MAN

YOUR HEART’S BEEN BROKEN BY A ZERO

BY ONE WHO ONCE WAS YOUR HERO

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT ME AND CHEER YO!

YOU COULD BE SO MUCH HAPPIER WITH ME.

Last Minutes

Into the deep and dark, I creep unto the beaten path
My hands hold a deliverer of death’s unholy wrath
The darkness is shattered by an overwhelming cacophony
A blinding, hellish light is revealed for all to see.
I crawl in fear throughout this metallic rain
Hoping I will return safely home alive once again.
Then invisible spears have pierced my stealthy form
And I am suddenly aware of a liquid sensation, wet and warm
I’m dragged away from the ground upon which I lay
Tossed into a chattering beast which flies away
I am mesmerized by the noisy repeating Cuisinart
An upward gaze as clothes are ripped from me to reveal my heart
My bumpy ride propels   me away from this hellish noise
Where I once lay among wounded men and piecemeal boys.
A very peaceful feeling now creeps over me
As the brightest light appears that I ever did see
All is quiet, there is no more noise, absolutely nothing to hear
 I am confused and floating but without any fear
Moving more rapidly along now as winged angels appear
I am joined by others soaring as well in this beautiful flight
As untold millions like me all disappear into the light.
All is quiet, there is no more noise, absolutely nothing to hear
 I am confused and floating but without any fear
Moving more rapidly along now as winged angels appear
I am joined by others soaring as well in this beautiful flight
As untold millions like me all disappear into the light.

Lift me up again

Many times in my life, I felt pleasure and pain
Through prayer and confession,  I realized,
Lord it’s your love that remains
**could you lift me up again, I feel broken,
And your healing hands will repair my soul.

If you lift me up again, like a token,
Your blessing is worth much more than gold. 
So lift me up again.

So many roads I have traveled, so many lessons I’ve learned,
Your creations are awesome, and it’s faith that I’ve earned
All the promises I’ve broken, fill me with some despair.

If I can’t be true to myself, why should anyone else care
**so please lift me up again, where I should be,
With angels wings just let my spirit fly.

If you lift me up again, from all evil
Please save me lord and don’t let me die
So lift me up again

All that glitters………

A soul takes on a form and graces earth
The mother and father praise the lord at the birth
The child does grow and becomes an adult
A few wrong turns, misplaced thoughts, ends up in a cult
All that glitters is not gold.

Two lovers meet and fall in love
They seal the affair and thank god above
Their love is real but won’t be blessed
Since neither one of the two wears a dress
All that glitters is not gold.

A soldier leaves to join the fight
To do what he believes is right
Destroy the enemy and protect the land
Kill the woman, children, and every man
All that glitters is not gold.

Politicians rise from the promise to do right
While the unprivileged masses keep hope in sight.
Millions of dollars change hands, the victory is right
Shant’e, Timmy and sally won’t eat tonight
All that glitters is not gold.

A man chases a woman, he is only in love
His instincts drive him, the plan from heaven above
They bond in marriage, but soon lost is love
The bills pile up, anger burns away devotion
Mysterious lovers appear to satisfy one emotion
All that glitters is not gold.

Be happy with silver.

“Why does it always end so soon?”

It was so very cold like winter, but the month was only June
Why do my lovers always leave me? Why does it always end so soon?

Won’t someone love me? Sit down and stay a little while
Won’t you please hold me? Comfort my trembling inner child
No please don’t leave me? Before the dark fills up the room
Why won’t you love me? Why does it always end so soon?

You can call me what you want to,
You can tell me all your lies,
You can stay with me forever,
Can’t you see it in my eyes?

Why don’t you love me? Like the fairy tale implies.
Why must you leave me? Stay, and dry these teardrops from my eyes.
It’s hard without you, that’s when the demons fill the room.
Why can’t you love me? Why does it always end so soon?
I’m not the body you desire, I’m not the face that fills your dreams
But when your passion is on fire, you think I’m easy so it seems.

Why can’t you love me?
You can pretend, just close your eyes,
Reach out and touch me,
Hold me until the fire dies,
No, please don’t leave me,
Bandage my heart and heal the wound,
Why can’t you love me?
Why must it always end so soon?

You aren't even mine

You aren’t even mine
I’ve dreamed about us
For such a very long time
Holding you, kissing you
Loving you would be so fine
These thoughts are all so crazy
From ridiculous to the sublime
Since the truth of the matter is
You aren’t even mine
I see you from a distance
I stare at you in the stores
I dare not even approach you
Your man means so much more
He’s lucky to have you with him
A treasure you are for sure
What did he do to win you?
What was his fabled lure?

Your face is picture perfect
Your body is so fine
All possessions would i give up
If only you were mine
When in your lovely presence
My heartbeat always races
Your stride is so divine
To absorb your very essence
Drives me out of my mind

I know you’ll never age my dear
Time seems to stand so still
My lord did grant you beauty
And I’ll never doubt his will
All men know that you are gorgeous
Reduced to acting like little boys
We’d shower you with many gifts
You’re more lovely than Helen of troy

If you could only hear these words
And know what’s in my heart
I promise I’d be with you love
And never would we part
You’re the dream I’ve always dreamed
And the measure of my love affairs
It doesn’t matter if i win or lose
Because you will be still be there
These precious words are my testament
To a woman so divine
They don’t even matter, they fade away
Since you aren’t even mine.

Smile

Everybody’s walking my way, they’re looking my way,
But let me open my mouth and they don’t care what I say.
Well I’m tired of being pushed around, and I’m not going to be
Just anybody’s clown, do you hear me world?
Well I’m talking to you through this window
and I don’t care, who you do know.

People talking anyway, but they don’t bother me
with the things that they say,
Because I just don’t care, what they’ve got to eat or wear
or the fancy cars they drive I’ll bet the payment’s are probably
eating them alive I’m living happy and free,
these odd going ons really shouldn’t be.

Smile; when everything makes you mad,
Smile; each time you think you’ve been had,
Just get a hold on your life, say “I love you” to your wife,
Hug and kiss your child, cause they’ll only be around
a short while and then they’ll turn into the people you see,
not like you and me, please don’t wait to see.

Smile; Break your chains and be free,
Smile; let go of life’s miseries,
There’s every reason to know, what makes you love think and grow,
Gotta put your courage to the test, you’ll be different from the rest.


Smile; Yes you can,
Smile; Every woman, child and man,
Forget the sorrow in life, no more hunger, pain or strife
Yes you can be free, but first you must happy,
Smile
Smile
Smile

Forever and A Day

Are you looking for someone that feels
the same way you do?
Well I’m looking for someone that
feels the same way too.
Friendly thoughts float through the air,
The conversation is new.
And the time just disappears,
as long as I’m with you.
Well, if only it could stay this way,
forever and a day
Forever and a day.
To feel your pain or share your smile,
any other reason would be worthwhile
To kiss your lips and hold you tight
Tell you what I dreamed just the other night
To hold your hand and run with you
Play the little games that all lovers do
To run with you through the greenest grass
Anything will do just to make love last
If only it could stay this way
Forever and a day, forever and a day

Inside my heart

I can see the whole picture and it’s not from a dream
From here I can love, I can hate, if you’ve seen what I’ve seen
Life can be easy for those who have rights,
if you have no troubles then you don’t know the fight.
To learn to love others while they plot or they plan
To kill their own brothers or try to enslave man
To keep you in darkness, while god gave us light
To shape and control you with overwhelming might.
To give you a glimpse of what peace on earth brings
To hear human voices in harmony, please let them sing
To laugh with another at something so small
That despair can be trapped behind humor’s wall
To appreciate beauty on the earth or through art
To find a true love and till death do you part
To help one another when the money runs low
To call on the telephone, mom, dad, sis, and bro.
To see the end of a terrible event
To hear the birds or the thunder, which heaven sent
I can go where no other may follow
Cause I know the way out of heartbreak and sorrow
To share everything one has without another thought
Will bring you the paradise that Christ’s death has bought
Inside my heart, I have more power than kings
The light in my heart is more precious than a diamond on rings
My blood has saved lives, since I gave it away
My music can move you, it might make you sway
Inside my heart, love shines like the sun
If I bring you inside, you might have some fun
I share a few words on paper you see
In the hopes that you may get to know me
Jesus is lord and he rules from the start
He gave me wisdom, courage and an understanding heart.
Forget today’s troubles and praise him, why?
You do what you can while you live, then you die
When judgment day comes, I’ll get a new start
And be motivated by the love inside my heart

JESUS) THAT’S THE NAME OF MY LORD

I came into this life,
As a gift to man and wife,
Soon to know the joy and ecstasy,
Of the life that he had given me.

Well the next thing that I knew,
Was this world was troubled too,
And the things that I would live to see,
Would put horror and some fear in me,
But the word was sent here too,
From the Son of God, who died for me and you.

And now I’m praising his name.
And how my life has changed.
Now my troubles are few.
And now I’m trying to tell you
Believe in him and proclaim his holy name
You’ll never be the same.

Well I listened and I Heard,
Heard the wisdom in his simple words,
And then I began to see,
That this way of life was meant for me,
If I really wanted life, free of worry,
free of pain and strife,
Then I had to bend my knees, not to beg,
but just to ask him
Please, My Lord, My Lord,
please tell me what to do!

I put my faith in you.
I know you’re telling the truth.
Please take the sin out of me.
Or I will never be free.

Now the gift that I’d receive was to
live beyond eternity,
No more evil left in me,
Just the beauty of his world to see.
Where he’d keep me safe and sound,
In a universe where love abounds,
He’s the savior of my soul,
In a Kingdom that’s worth more than Gold.
It’s a joyous name, A name that I adore.
Well it’s the name of my Lord!!!!!!!!!!!! * Jesus*

Music man

Superstar takes the stage
Anticipation peaks in every age
The sound is incredible and several girls faint
The human senses explode, he performs like a saint
All of my troubles now disappear with each song
The notes from his guitar are perfect never wrong
How did he master steel stretched over wood?
I practice every night and I never could
The expressions of a madman, the message is sane
What he has experienced in life is all that remains
His guitar cries, shrieks, howls and rings
How in the world does he make “kiss the sky”
do those things?
The mastery begins in his head and ends on his fingers
The bass man runs, the drummer marches, hey!
No background singers!
The crowd stares in awe, enhanced by whatever.
The music goes on and will he ever stop? Never!!
I hope he plays my favorite song.
But everything else is terrific, just as strong.
The scene is so peaceful, the masses are not rioting
The song finally plays, and its effect is so quieting.
Just for this moment, I’m an “angel” outside of heaven
The wind is crying something, the last song, “6 were 9?
Or was it 7?
My mind is ablaze with “purple haze” “fire” was my desire.
Stonefree? Yes I am, but the foxy lady down
front wants me for her man. “Hey Joe” put that away.
“Dolly dagger” is about to play!
The show is over, forever I’m afraid
Musicman is sleeping; his last note has been played
Thank you god for letting me hear,
One in a million who has now disappeared

One night stand

Pretty as a flower, beauty was her crown
Eyes as bright as fire, her skin was chocolate brown
She walked as though from royalty
Her smile could melt through ice
Her problem was with loyalty
It was her only vice
This woman seemed an incredible treasure
That every man longed to possess
Her passion was truly beyond measure
Visions of Venus, danced while locked in her caress
Her lovers could not be counted
Like the stars up in the sky
Entranced by her spasmodic writhing
With each and every thrust
Each man was lost in ecstasy
And thought he’d won her trust
Each lover felt so special
When she shook and screamed out loud
They trembled with excitement
His performance made him proud
She cooed with satisfaction due
And held him tightly within her arms
Her climax subsided slowly now
And her eyes said, “I love you”.
Each lover enjoyed the raptured charms
And couldn’t believe it was true
She dressed herself and smiled when at the door
Each lover knew he’d seen the last of her
forever more

She Wanted A Friend

She was a troubled soul
Hurt once too many times
Unwilling to trust again, unwilling to be loved
Hiding deep inside herself, she felt safe
She wanted a friend, but found a lover

He was a troubled soul
Hurt once too many times
He had found god and trusted in love again
But everything was wrong between them
Different approaches to the same destiny
To be in love, to be happy, to make a family.

They spoke over the phone and time stood still
He fell in love; she backed away,
unwilling to trust again.
He promised not to hurt her,
he begged god to give her to him
She was a troubled soul, lost in despair,
she only wanted a friend

Who knows the secrets of the human heart?
When two people meet and try to become one
Feelings are perceived differently by both
Love can survive only when the heart is willing
She wanted a friend, but found a lover
Three cheers for a broken heart

Sleep

How does one enter into the eternal land of dreams?
By closing ones eyes and letting go it would seem
To fly or walk or watch everything at the same time
To be incredibly rich or not even possess a dime
To love or hate, to laugh or cry
To simply rest and let all else pass you by
To discover the past and experience its mistakes
To plan a new life and do what it takes
There are two kinds of people, dreamers and doers
It’s the path that one takes that makes our life truer
If the future evolves with a dream overnight
Then questions are formed
“what’s wrong and what’s right?”
Only god will determine if we last as a race
If not then perhaps, its death that we face
Sleep is a cousin of that inorganic matter
Sleep can inflate hope or make it grow flatter
Close your eyes, beckon sleep and rest while you dream
And life can be better or so it may seem.
Space

Space, the keeper of time and place
Imagine if you will, that each star does contain
The essence of man’s legacy or what remains
Each individual’s thoughts and dreams
Are forever captured in the stars so it seems
When were happy and when we are sad,
We instinctively search for the time good or bad
Our eyes reach the heavens and stare up above
We look deep inside for our god whom we love
We ponder our loved ones, who have past away
Could space now be where they all spend their days?
The energy created from two souls in love
Is never destroyed, but contained high above
Whether heaven or hell in this dark space
Could be the journey of the human race
As a bird leaves its nest and flies off to be free
Man is now preparing for his future destiny
Like diamonds splayed out on a black velvet sheet
The stars beckon all “come out” “here shall we meet”!
We are not alone and we never have been
We assume there is other life that remains to be seen
Our science may take us out into the night
But only when man conquers wrong and seeks right
Our lord waits for us to grow wise as a race
Before we are allowed to populate space

Spread the Cheer

All our friends are here
At this special time of year
When we sit around, throwin down
A couple of us are clownin round
It’s a special time of year
When we laugh, shout and cheer
Having some fun is number one
And we’re glad that we are here
Christmas time, is a special frame of mind
Why can’t we keep this feelin year round?
Cause laughter is such a happy sound

Spread the cheer, throughout the year
Spread the cheer, throughout the year

Waiting to tell someone that you love them so much
When this one day comes
Cheapens the rest of the year
When we all would like to hear
That you’re keepin me deep inside your heart
The season is gone, but the love won’t stop
I’ll always be

The Sword

It was born in the mind of a man
It was shaped to be held in his hand
It was meant to protect precious life
It ended up causing much strife
It was seen as a weapon to protect
It was never meant to neglect
It could change the shape of mankind
If it had no ambition behind
For power can bring its own fate
If temptation were not its mate
To rule with a sword can’t be right
Because man is a creature of light
and life is sustained when there’s peace
But evil destroyed such a lease
The weak can be conquered at will
if the man on the throne pays the bill
But good men must all take a stand
If evil does threaten the land
For if evil is given its way
Then righteousness soon fades away
But people who worship the light
Will always choose peace over might
And if we must anger our lord
Then what better way than the sword?

This Gift from God

Dear God;

Send me this woman who stays in my dreams
Who looks like Aphrodite or so it would seem
She must sound like an angel whom I’ve never heard
So I’ll pay attention to her every word
Her hair must be soft and attractive to the touch
If it moves when the wind blows, thank you very much!
She should be about commitment and love you true
For you are the one I called upon too!
Her body so perfect to fit in to my arms
Her bright eyes do sparkle to reflect all her charms
She must be intelligent to stimulate my brain
Her scent soft and sensual when she leaves, it remains
When I leave her for work, my memories will linger
Please let this dream remain with my ring on her finger
When we argue it’s short cause our wills did collide
We wake up and make up and reach a compromise
I’ll love her forever, I promise, yes I do.
Cause I asked and you answered with “Pamela” my beau
If my eyes start to wander remind me in song.
Cause I was so very lonely till she came along
I’ve lusted, I’ve wanted, I’ve dreamed as I trod
But now and forever I’ll cherish, this gift from God.

Vacation for Two

Most of us dream of running away,
We know we must work
But we’d all rather play
Flying or sailing, driving so fast
In search of a fantasy while resources last.

Warm tropical beaches
Its water so blue
Powdered snow mountaintops
All beckon to you
Theme parks or racetracks
Campgrounds or such
Concerts and plays
If the opera’s too much
Long walks through the trail ways
On horseback for some
Wine, cheese and crackers
With you by a fire, please come

While others must travel to seek out their fun
I’ll draw you still closer as we become one
The stars in the sky with the moonlight appears
I whisper my feelings in your soft anxious ear
Quiet time spent alone with the woman I love
Curled up on the couch like two turtle doves
Vacations are necessary and until the time’s right
I’ll savor the time spent with you every night
The world offers places, to us they seem new
But I’m happy each day, on vacation for two.

While Love is Anew

Say all the right things
And promise to be true
Buying fresh flowers
While love is anew

Sing all the love songs
Buy gifts from the heart
Thank god in heaven
For a brand-new start

Call just to hear her
With nothing to say
Listen with interest
Thank god for today

Forget the old lovers
They are removed from the heart
While love is anew
Pray you will never part

The moment has come
When you gladly say, “I do”
You’ll stay in my heart
While love is anew

Each day brings a treasure
From each of your souls
True love is a mystery
That time will unfold

The wild moments falter
The flings dead and through
My promise I’ll not alter
While love is anew

I love her, I crave her
I can’t believe it’s true
I’ll dream of no other
While love is anew

And when gray and old
And life appears through
I’ll remember I loved you
While love is anew

In jail

There is a man in jail with a bible in his hand.
Spiritually he is free but, steel bars are his reality.
He committed a crime, and now he’s doing time
When he is alone within his cell,
It is then he catches hell,
Cause his crime, keeps him doing time repeatedly,

It wasn’t for some food, or a drug that alters mood
His home was safe and sound, no burglars were around
His faithful wife was like no other
And his kids still call her mother
His job was still intact, but he won’t be coming back.
No! This prideful man in jail,
Was stung by words that rained like hail
His “rep” came under fire, by another skillful liar
Whose words were just as skilled,
As the gun that got him killed
The killer’s temper flared and he followed up a dare
From those who stood around and refused to
calm him down.

It was words that made a good man fall
Words that keep him behind four walls
Pride is one of seven sins, that keeps him
from his loving kin
He could have walked away that day
But the crowd’s reaction made him stay
In jail, another hellish night
While contemplating wrong and right.

My gun

See my gun? You’d better run
I’ll rob another just for fun
You see my money isn’t right
I’ll rob another late tonight
If I had a job I’d be all right
But my needs will bring me out tonight

I tried to live an honest life
But bills did take my kids, my wife
I swept dirty floors, I parked nice cars
I went straight home, bypassing the bars
My employment checks ran out
And left my future still in doubt

I wouldn’t sell drugs or prostitute
I lost my home, and car, no loot
My job was good and really pleased
But now it’s somewhere overseas
I worked so hard both night and day
But labor is cheaper outside the U.S.A.
My world collapsed but the company won
I’ve lost everything except this gun
Forgive me god I hope and pray
That I won’t have to kill today
My fast food feast has filled me now
It’s time to work on dinner, how?
I put the bullets in my gun
Look out world, cause here I come!

Peace

One lovely maiden does wait by the window
Waiting for her love to return, where did he go?
Off to a land where he fights like a hero
And he hopes the battle is done

Children of war learn of pain and of sorrow
Praying their daddy returns home tomorrow
Once more the madness begins, will it end?
Not till the war has been won

Lord, sweet lord, please bring us peace
Stop all the wars, vanquish the beast
Mankind is cruel, mankind is weak
We need you now, it’s peace that we seek

Counting the days as we wait for our heroes
Marking them off as we all wait for zero
Soon now the fighting is done, here they come
Families all rush to greet one

The fallen return and our hearts fill with sorrow
We’ll lay them to rest at the graveyard tomorrow
Back from the land where he fought like a hero
Did he know the battle was won?

I am the man-child

I was born to walk the earth
Produced from human passion, birth
I learned the lessons with pen in hand
In hopes of progress for the land
I loved and hated throughout my life
I decided one day to take a wife
My children blessed my existence, bold
They became more precious than my earthly gold
I answered the call of other men
Who govern this land from within their den
I protect the weak, the rich, the infirmed
One day when I’m old, the young take their turn
I dreamed, I partied, I laughed, I cried
I watched the unfortunate’s tears, then died inside
I questioned the stupidity of racism’s hate
I know the weapons that seal mankind’s fate
I serve a god who sent me a savior
I pray each day he forgives my behavior
I spoke or wrote words that seemed to rhyme
I repented from spiritual and earthly crimes
I sought to encourage my brother’s each day
I helped when I could to continue “the way”
My work here on earth has had meaning and grace
I hope that one day I will see my lord’s face
I want more than anything to dwell in god’s heaven
I pray now each day, not one day in seven
I am the man-child waiting for glory
I am a link in the chain of mankind’s story
I am the man-child born into servitude
Not into slavery, but for my lord’s gratitude
I serve now the master who blesses me each day
Jesus my savior, please show me the way
I seek out our father in heaven but only through you
Can I live everlasting, once my life here is through
Trials and tribulations strengthen the man-child
On a planet filled with animals, are they truly so wild?
The wildlife show us family, strength, and survival
Humans kill their own and fuel evil’s revival
History has shown us what must not endure
We all pray for Jesus to return, but are you so sure?
When he comes, are you ready to serve now the king?
Can you give from your heart, will you still dance and sing?
Mankind evolves as the night turns to day
But what will our deeds prove to those unborn?
What will they say? “get what you can for yourself”
“let others do for themselves” “I believe in other things”
These are not the lessons god wants in our minds
These are the thoughts we must leave behind.
I am far from perfect, I too have sinned
But I am reborn and ready to begin
I turn now from evil and welcome the change
The man-child is waiting for all that remains
I give myself to “Yahweh”, I pray he forgives me
The man-child is growing with Jesus inside thee.

Questions

How many times have I dreamed of a kiss?
To satisfy my soul like that found in true bliss?
How many times have I asked god for true love?
While down on my knees and my head aimed above?
How long have I waited for the right woman to appear?
And satisfy the hunger that I crave but do fear?
How many places must I search with hope in my mind?
How may I convince one of the species womankind?
How do I tell the unbeliever that good men do exist?
How do I maneuver myself during the eternal kiss?
How do you tell someone that they are the one?
Why does the sky favor the moon and then the sun?
Where can I find the best of the lot?
I used to know all this but it seems I forgot.
When will the right woman show herself to me?
What will people think to see me dancing with glee?
Who will I cherish for the rest of my life?
What will the name be of the one I call wife?
Where in the world does a man find a fine hammer?
What shall I sound like? Will I flow? Or stammer?
who can I trust when I finally have a lover?
What does it take to live life without another?
How will I act after ten thousand kisses?
Will I lust for another? Or come home to the Mrs.?
What was the purpose to write down all these words?
Was I focused in thought? Or have I flown with the birds?
Who shall I hold when the day turns to night?
Can I remember the difference between wrong and right?
How do I invent romance after twenty years?
Who do I blame if I end up in tears?
What was my purpose in this time called life?
How do I free myself from all this strife?
Is the rest of the world aware there is a god?
If I make love just right, will I stay awake? Or nod?
Should I make an effort to work hard today?
I hold all the right cards, which one should I play?
Why should I worry when in my old age?
Did I understand the message on my bible’s page?
Can I travel anywhere special on a tank full of gas?
Should I go out today? Or sit on my ass?
Is there a friend in need or a bill collector on the phone?
Am I happy with a crowd or happier alone?
Will the radio make me smile today?
What channel should I watch on the television? Hey!
I don’t need the world to keep me amused
The events day to day only keep me confused
Does music really determine the mood?
Or was it the wine? The ambiance? Or the food?
Will I make enough money to survive in life?
Which weapon kills more people, a gun? Or a knife?
Do the clothes that I wear define who I am?
Why is there more life in the water and so less in the sand?
Is there really life on other worlds?
Will my wife give birth to a boy or a girl?
Eventually I will know all the answers and more
While I sleep tonight, will I be silent? Or snore?

Save me!

Three kings followed a star
They left their lands and traveled far
Looking for a stronger king
Whom shepherds watched while angels sing
They found him in a little child
Whom marry birthed so meek and mild

He preached the word at thirty three
To all the people he did see
A group of twelve did follow him
To witness while he conquered sin
He brought the word to you and me
Was crucified and raised in three

Save me!
That’s what the world is crying now.
Save me!
So stop your sinning, stop it now!

Here’s a party, what to wear
Go wax the ride, girl do your hair
It’s nice to have material things
But work right now for angel’s wings
When you stand before the king
You must account for everything

You hit the clubs now go to church
Show the father what you’re worth
You asked for houses, cars and gold
But you should pray to save your soul
We don’t know what tomorrow brings
So you should pray for one more thing

Save me!

Hear my prayer

I’m a happy man
to do all that I can
and you have made me see
the power that’s in me
Whether good or bad
the choices I have had
would change like day to night
would they be wrong or right?
Let me do the things I can cause I believe in you
strengthen me and bless me now I want to follow you
fill my life with all your love my prayer from me to you
forgive me please while I’m down on my knees
Trials everyday
reveal the need to pray
to lessen all the pain
and fears that still remain
And the reasons why
I keep my head up to the sky
I put my trust in you
my lord and savior true
Let me do the things I can cause I believe in you
strengthen me and bless me now I want to follow you
fill my life with all your love my prayer from me to you
forgive me please while I’m down on my knees

Now I see, what you’ve been trying to tell me
now I’ve heard the wisdom in your words
there’s something on my mind I need to share
listen to me lord, I know you’re there, hear my prayer
hear my prayer, hear my prayer,
please hear my prayer……………

For All The Hurting People

For all the people hurting
The answer is in your mind
Look forward to the rest of your life
And leave sorrow far behind

For all the lovers hurting
No answers in their heart
Begin again with another friend
And make a brand new start

For all the parents hurting
Who have laid to rest a child
Your loved ones live with another now
Who once came to us meek and mild

For all the children hurting
Who will never understand
We can’t explain the reasons why
God placed you in his plan

For all the cold and lonely
Trying hard to stay on track
A few will join your lifestyle
And forever turn their backs

For those confused and crazy
Who forever shed their tears
Change the way you look at life
And your happiness will appear.

For all the people hurting
We make our own despair
If you don’t find an answer soon
Try one more time in prayer.

 
 
Memories

Looking at the falling rain
Trying to erase the pain
Teardrops like the rain, does fall
Trying to forget it all
Memories

Good times in my mind will stay
Bad times need to go away
Don’t look back, let my poor heart heal
Trying hard not to think or feel
Memories

Is it always just a game we play?
To give your heart to someone everyday
Willingly, I’ll play the fool
Recklessly, I broke the rules

How good it felt just to be with you
Now it’s over and our time is through
Left with nothing at the very end
Tear up the pictures as I start again
Memories

Now it seems so very long ago.
All my feelings were aglow
Past all the efforts to regain
Trying hard to forget your name
Memories

Fear and heartache rules the day
In my mind a question stays
Who’s the next one to live in your heart?
Because of me now we’re apart
Memories

I’d give my all to be back with you
There’s no one in this world but you
I realized at the very end
I lost my lover, I lost my friend

I wipe the raindrops from the window pane
No, they’re my tears, because I cried again
Trying hard to forget it all
Silently, your name I called
Memories

 

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN
Saw her face in a high school photograph
And I remember all the ways that she made me laugh
We were young and I didn’t realize it then
How much better in my life she would have been

I can’t forget her
I’ve never left her
And I can’t forgive myself
For what could have been.
I should have told her
Whenever I’d hold her

That she was the one I’d love
Each day of my life.

Now the years do come and go so fast
Situations that we thought would always last
Never hoped that I’d find true love again
And I wondered if true love had found my friend

I should have told her
Each time that I held her
That she was the one I’d love

Each day of my life.
I can’t forget her
I’ve never left her
And I can’t forgive myself
For what could have been.

HAVE YOU NEVER HAD A FRIEND?

Everyone wants to be loved, everyone needs to be wanted
But the best of friends will stay by you completely undaunted
Brothers and sisters should always be the families rarest treasure

But the best of your friends were chosen by you in no small measure

The times when you celebrated even the smallest of victories,
Delivered up ten million cheers between you and your friends
And that magical moment became part of your private history.

Have you never had a friend who made you laugh so hard you cried?

Have you never had a friend stand by you when a loved had died?

Have you never had a friend who admired your style of dress?
When all of the other people claimed you were a hot mess.
Have you ever needed money to make your ends meet?
And your friend gave it to you but kept the transaction totally discreet.

Have you never had a friend help you who knew you were in trouble?

Have you never had a friend who stood by you in danger as a body double?

And when your friend needed help and knew you could not come through

They stayed steadfast and loyal; they still remained supportive and true?

These friends are as angels who make the journey through life by your side

These friends have realized that we all need help but won’t betray your pride.

And when asked why the giant smile on your face never seems to end

You turn to the inquisitive eyes and stare back with your most serious glance

And ask them with a serious tone,    have you never had a friend?

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