“Well,” She asked; her eyes wide. Beads of hot sweat glistening on her brow like miniature
crystal suns. Her angst was palpable. “What is it!”
The air was still. There were no words. Just the sound of bodies breathing in – and
“Congratulations.” He held out his arms, handing the mother, her baby, “You have a son.”
The moment shone like glass in the center of the heavens – pure and eternal.
It was redemption from every wrong thing she’d ever done.
It was the shining eyes of God smiling onto her exhausted face; lighting it with hope.
It was the only place there was – the only time, the only space.
It was the only feeling that existed.
They were the only two incarnate souls in the room; on the planet, and in the universe.
This was her child –
And she was his mother.
(there are no words for such things. suddenly, I feel like an intruder. there are too many
eyes, words and moments here. so it is here, I take my leave; leaving this mother and the
only soul in her universe to their perfect moment. they will have many more moments in this
lifetime; but none as sacred, as human, or as eternal as the first look from life to life;
mother to child; heaven to earth, as the very first. None.)
“It’s a boy.” she whispered. Her throat a crumbling tunnel; stunned, but not really. Like
she’d known it all along. “My baby boy…” She smiled into his ancient, brand-new face;
tracing his delicate cheek with the back of her finger. “He’s perfect.”
She ran her palm along the bottom of his soft, miraculous foot, and laughed. “Look at
your feet – they’re huge!”
And as she wiped the tears with the heel of her shaking hand – smearing what was left of
her mascara - she looked in to his, as close to heaven as one can get, eyes, and said, “Hi.
I’m your mama.” He smiled at her. He knew. He’d known it all along. “And I’ll love you
The world closed its shades then. Leaving the sacred to its history; the moment to
eternity; and their universe to its quiet, little room.
*Inspired by Deborah's, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, contest; and every mother
who has graced this sacred room.
Never A Lonesome Dove
I'm so tired and so weary but never a lonesome dove
I've always tried to fit in where ever I visit of,
On many unknown varsities I'll gloriously be only me
So very humble as if I were only a little bee,
Where ever I hang my baseball cap or even my cowgirl hat, oh as socially as I see
How can some of these people can never go an extra mile happily?
Why cannot some of these people; I've worked hard all my life
I've always kept a firm resolution, to be happy with whatever I do in strife,
In some increment of devices, some people all keep in upbeat veiled faces
When all I want is heavenly angels to wear or initialize true traces,
Of no antagonistic histrionics of devious identities crisis
I'm only a mere country kind of gal; that has no negative abnormal-analysis,
In many destitute places I do love writing or whatever I do think of
I'm so tired and so weary but never a lonesome dove,
I'm so tired and so weary but never a lonesome dove
I’m so tired and so weary but never a lonesome dove.
Written: Nov. 20, 2014
Eve T. M. Carter
His lucent light illumines her eyes
His face outshines the sun
His ethereal beauty unveils the skies
Her vibrant vision swiftly succumbs
Her silenced tongue, his intimate touch
His intangible hands sliding/slithering
Spiraling down with a gentle glide
Her body cold and shivering
His fiery eyes ignite a flame
Her attention he gains as she stares
Their lips entwine, his blissful rapture
Devours her heart from cares
Encapsulated, she can't escape
He clutches her in his arms
Her safe haven, her wedded love
His pearl preserved from harm
Her beating heart, a decelerate speed
Her aperture devoid of breath
His succulent waters drown her tongue
Compelling her closer to death
Solitary seclusion, her world in diffusion
Subverts her mind, subtracts her understanding
He gains her trust, thrusting utter confusion
Rest assuring her of a safe landing
She drowns herself to ceaseless sleep
In his grasp from detouring distractions
At her beauteous site, he rejoices and weeps
Absorbed in her FATAL ATTRACTION
I'm always there, in that place that doesn't mean a thing to anyone but me. A far away
meadow where I don't have to hide all the happiness of a young girls heart. One that has
been ripped apart, so many times. I stare at all the beautiful flowers and trees of my
surroundings and let the wind gently rustle my hair. I close my eyes taking in all these
wonderful things, as I lie on the cool grass. My body mixes in with the air, and I'm blowing
past natures statues and creatures galore. I stop at the edge of a nearby pond, my body
floating softly to the ground as an eagles feather. I look deep into the sparkling image that
makes me who I am. I gracefully touch the water with my fingertips and let the water
shimmer like the stars. A white unicorn grazing near the freshly harvested hay, called out to
me. It approached me as I stood, and nuzzled my arm. I brushed its silk coat and burrowed
my face against her cool cheek. This is the reason I come to this place. To interact with the
things not known or believed in their world. Its just my own, my sound and the behind
scenes of my eyes. It's calm and peaceful, which their world is far from. I'm the only one with
the doorway to this meadow. I love going there, it's like a blanket that warms its comfort
over me when I need it the most. And when I get there, my feelings are a boat sailing to
sea, leaving me filled with perfect serenity. I'll always be there, till the end of all life, and I
know this lovely meadow will never be replaced.
I remember a riding pony I had as a lad which was born blind. A filly she was born during an
Arkansas blizzard and we did not know that she was blind at first for we kept our horses in our
barn for several days because of the winter storm. We all had fallen in love with her by the time
we learned she was blind and could not bear to put her down. I remember training her to ride
after she was mature enough and I named her “Pet” for she was my riding pony.
We spent many happy days together riding inside the green pastures.
I remember she never refused to let me ride her even the first time. And she learned very
quickly to respond to my voice and she trusted in every command that I gave her.
I would say, “easy Pet” when we would come to rough terrain or an eroded ditch in the
pasture. She would slow to a careful walk, in response to my voice.
I would ride her down into the lower part of the pasture to the creek in hottest part of the day.
Pet could of course smell the water and when she would come near the bank of the creek I
would again say, “easy Pet” and she would respond by slowing to a snail’s pace down the steep
Pet would wade out about belly depth into the water where she would drink her fill of the cool
clear water. And I would use her back as a diving board launch and swim to my heart’s delight.
After she was through drinking I would climb on her back again and give her head to her and
she would trot to the barn where she knew I would give her treats, such as carrots, apples,
sugar cubes and so on.
I remember I never did have the heart to make her run full speed as
I supposed that her blindness was burden enough in her life for her to bear.
It is said of truth that one gets to keep in heaven those things of this life that were loved sufficiently.
I know that my beloved Pet shall be my precious playmate again in the heavenly ethereal of the Spirit.
Pet lives on even now in the depths of my childhood memories. Her loving low neighs as she
approached me by smell, and her nuzzles into my pocket for the sugar cubes she knew would
always be there for her. In heaven I shall see my Pet again, and this time she will see me,
maybe for the first time.
For and in honor of Carol Brown
DEMONS ALSO CRY
Beyond the crave for death
All I sought was first,
Weep-not my newborn soul
Where fireflies shine lighter than the lamps
And fishes swam faster than their homes
Like trampled troubled tramps,
Then, demons also cry.
Groans and moans of pain,
Down they roam like rain
Memories sparked with flashes of feisty flare
For all that is left is nothing but darkness
Piercing the thread of our bond
That even angels dare not dare
Then, demons also cry
Here, days brimmed with sadness
To miscarriage of nights darkness
That even birds glide backward
And when asked why, we say, its nature to nurture
Conscience lye frozen in muss, has God punished us?
Que sera, sera and all go wayward,
Then, demons are also crying
By Tutuola michael
He loved you too, you know
Loved you like his very own
In away you were
You came into his life as my friend
Through the years you grew to be my brother in arms
Along the way you became the son he never had
He loved you as a friend
He loved you even more as a son
A son he never had
When things began to spiral out of control
You stayed when so many others ran away
You helped when I couldn’t
You meant a great deal to him
You never looked at him differently
Nor did you treat him differently
You stood by his side
When he fell, you stood by his side and mine
You were willing to help me fight his battle for him
You were there from the beginning
You were there until the bitter end
Always remember my friend, my brother
He loved you more than you’ll ever know
Dedicated to close Family friend Rodney Howard. He loved my Daddy just as much as I did/do.
You do not stand alone in your Battle
Your battle is our Battle
We may not be there in body
But we are there with you in Spirit
We are there in every beat of your Heart
In every whisper of the wind
In every thought and every touch
Every breath and every sound
We are there with you
You are wrapped in an Endless chain of Love
In every link we each send you a part of us
We send you some of our Strength
Some of our will to Fight
Some of our Courage
The most important of them all
We send you all of our Love
If you feel you need more
Just give that Endless chain a little tug
And we'll be there
Tug til you need us no more
Then we'll know you've gone Home
5/09/2014 Dedicated to my Aunt Nini, Wilma Thomas Gamble for Mother's Day. Sadly she lost her Battle w/ Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer on 5/30/2014.
The Morning Star
By Nate Spears
There’s clarity in the depths on my deepest thought
I’m never blind to a world of darkness
I’m challenged by whatever in time
Defeated by my ambition in others
Close to my last day
But far from my last night
And I’m light years away
From my very last fight
The actions of the man
Creates the path of his life
The absence of the man
Restrains his rights
The mentality of a man
Saves the day he's granted
The intent of the man
Leads him the way the earth has planned it
So feel my rose as it fades
Feel my pedals bring a new days
As I sprout beyond the stars
To a galaxy that stands out
The route brings the creation to light
After the day
After the night
After the darkness
After my arrival
The morning is tainted
The day is seen in a human’s eye
Sight has been sinful before and after
You and I
This is the heart filled reason
For the birth Christ.
THIS MAN CALLED JESUS
Hey, Caiaphas! What do you think of this Man called Jesus
Well, now that you mention it, I think it's time that He died
Perhaps we can devise a plot to have Him crucified
Let's talk to Pontius Pilate and see what he has to say
I'll bet he will help us get rid of this aggravating Man
But we must devise a real solid foolproof plan
How about some false witnesses to tell a few lies
Yes, that just might do it, so round up a few
We can bribe them easily – they'll know what to do
That sounds good enough to rid us of Him
And one of His friends, Judas is his name
Will betray Him for silver and take all the blame
Why didn't we think to do this sooner
I had thought of it, but I feared it wouldn't go well
But I can't see any reason why this plan should fail
So the plot was formed and soon carried out
He was crucified, dead and buried, but arose after three days
Ascended into Heaven, to come again and judge mankind’s ways
Have you given any thought concerning eternal life
You've been given a choice – what will your choice be
It's either Heaven or hell for eternity
What do you think of this Man called Jesus
Will you accept Him as Lord and serve Him alone
Or die in your sins before all hope is gone
19 January 2013
I can't imagine being alive without you
I can't imagine what it will be like when your gone
I don't know what I'll become without you
Maybe I'll just run
Run away from everything and leave everyone behind
Maybe I'll find a way to be close to you
Because I won't believe you died
My heart will ache so much more
Tears will always run
My eyes will hold the wisdom
That you bestowed upon me young
And my recklessness will be noticeable
People will wonder why
Why am I running when the person I needed most died
How can I face my life when I can't do anything right
I won't believe you have gone away
When God decides to take you
I'll still come by your house and always expect an answer
I Love You Gamma
You Taught Me About My Heritage
Please Remember Me When God Takes You
Please Guide Me In the Right Way
As a stranger I met you
Pure and gentle was your appearance
You spoke a touch without words
A breeze so pure like light
As I listened with my eyes
I smelled the taste of beauty beyond honey
What a feeling?
An emotion lost within expressions
An experience of heaven's true Agape
Oh what an experience to share
A beauty whose light can't be gazed
A gift priceless to be bought free
Your touch so perfect to the broken
Yes your name is Love
Your nature perfect in quality and in glory
oh Eden's first language
You're that truth I can't hide
Latin mission = sending
Mission is the sending of the Church
Father Christ mandate to all Christians
Proclaim the Gospel in word and deed
So that all men can freely make a decision for Father Christ
But be careful to choose the faith
The effect can be too late or not
Choose wisely which faith is the bridge to heaven
An angel formed from
lake of purity,a gift to
darkest parts of hearts.
A chaste damsel,
untouched rose from the
garden of the elves.
Sent to earth,made an
abode in a gentleman's
cherished and loved.
As time travelled,another
fella whom she trusted
lured her to un-saintly act
Her pride laid on altar of
dishonor and infidelity.
Her life she almost
snuffed,she feared the
love of her true love
would be lost. Alas! bond
of love is indivisible.
Shattered,with a broken
spirit she tries to mend
the pieces....on the
shoulder of her lover she
leans,hoping to soothe
her bruised heart.
A true story,a close
pretty lady friend of mine
was raped by her family
called her and told her
his mum was very sick.
She called me and
confided in me .
Don't know whether to
encourage her to call the
He starts singing songs of Ireland and we are home in a jiffy
"What's a jiffy," my mother wonders
"Guess where we went Granny?"
"I don't know but I have a feeling you are gonna tell me," answers my grandmother
"And Don't call me Granny!"
"We went to church so Poppy could ask secret questions."
"The priest gave Poppy a shot and a beer and Poppy sent me next store and he gave me money for taffy."
"He told me not to tell anyone especially you about the priest cause it's only for the priests ears."
"He said God would take away taffy and I'd never get another goodie and God would strike me dead if I told."
"So I can't tell anyone."
"He did," and she starts yelling and grabs a weapon,"what kind of idiot would be scaring a little child?"
Granny is standing on Poppy's toes and and asking him questions of where he'd been and getting a sniff of his breath
"So what did you tell the priest and him giving you consolation and a shot and beer."
"That little rat ," and thinks about the money for candy
Later, Granny is chasing Poppy with that big iron frying pan and poppy running and singing
"In Heaven they have no beer, that's why we drink it here."
"You damn fool I'm gonna bust you in the head, "and throws the pan at his head
Cousin Francis has bill collectors come to the house looking for him
Granny was four foot seven inches and she starts kicking him in the shin
My Mother grabs his Dick Tracy hat and she jumps on it and flattens it
I ask my mom where I was when this happened and she pauses
" You were in Heaven Patrick waiting with your brother!"
The truancy officers bang on the door and want to know where Uncle Charles is
Granny shrugs and says, "He is upstairs and the sound of the window going up sounds
They all run upstairs and see Uncle sliding down the tree and running as fast as his
seven year legs can move
He comes home later that evening holding a goose under his arm
And Poppy has a soft-boiled goose egg for breakfast every morning
I ask Uncle what happened to that goose and He said,"one day he came home and
they had chicken for dinner."
And Poppy was gone to heaven to get me and my brother ready Mom says
And Granny sits my brother and me on her lap and says,"you two knuckleheads listen up."
"This is very important so don't forget it."
"Treat people the way you want to be treated, because you never know who is going to hand you your last glass of water"
Heaven Shower Me
By Nate Spears
Tell me something good
Email me if you would
Rather than take a minute
Take my heart
In a second
If you could.
I’ll go through hell to reach you
Thank God and the heavens
For letting me meet you
God All Mighty
Lord knows I’ve been seeking you
You’ve been a blessing to my soul
Your heart is as good as gold
Where have you been all my life
Me or no one else knows
But you’re here now
And I will always adore you
The magnitude of a good woman
Will bring sunshine to any mans morning
I’m just blessed to have had
The Heaven’s Rains
To shower me on you.
Where every answer looks so wisely upon us all.
Time there being a matter of no importance,
Where love reigns supreme over mortal ignorance,
As eyes shed only tears of joy in its presence.
Walking always in light that knows no darkness,
Where angels lead the way to eternal happiness.
Standing forever at the side of our Lord,
Where sorrow will never exist again.
Yet how do I know all this is true?
Because my sweet Rebecca has told me so.
For her voice was like no other,
This woman I adore who never lied to me.
Always having held me in the comfort of her truth,
As she does now and will throughout infinity.
My lovely angel with whom God blessed this humbled mortal,
There waiting with Jesus to welcome me home.
Copyright © 2014 Robert William Gruhn - All Rights Reserved
"A poem to me is the essence of any thought,
Being built from its foundation into tower scraping sky.
It can fly like no other bird to places never seen,
Even spaceships can only dream of taking its place."
© 2014 Robert William Gruhn
I walked out in the cold dark icy road,
without a jacket, without a hat,
to help a stranger change a flat;
because of circumstances beyond my control.
I helped a frail frighten lady across the street,
I held her cane, she held my arm,
despite the harried motorists’ blaring horns;
because of circumstances beyond my control.
I bought a hot meal for an alcoholic man,
down on his luck, running out of time,
knowing full well he would drink again;
because of circumstances beyond my control.
I have a heart, I give a damn,
I am just a common ordinary man,
when someone is down I offer a helping hand;
because of circumstances beyond my control.
It could be God, it could be fate,
it could be an inherited trait,
whichever one is driving me, I aid those in need;
because of circumstances beyond my control.
A seventeen year old girl, just beginning to bloom,
A lovely young miss who could brighten a room,
Beloved by her parents and by my young son,
Who was beginning to think that she was the one.
The key to his future, still waiting out there
And he hoped she too was beginning to care.
His dreams and her life were abruptly cut down,
By a terrible accident, no one could have known
Would have happened so quickly on that foggy night.
The futures for both were put out like a light.
Over and over, I know, in his prayers,
He begged God for the future that could have been theirs.
He went on with his life and his loves were mistakes.
He seemed to get more than his share of heartaches.
If she'd been the one to have been his lifemate
And there had not been such an injustice of fate,
I wonder how better his life could have been
If into his future she'd been woven in.
And then as it happened, his own life was cut short
And so many dreams we have had to abort.
It seems like a part of my heart has torn out.
I'm left here to wonder what life's all about.
But he has been given an answer to prayer
And now she and he have God's heaven to share.
Written Feb. 21, 2000
THE FOREIGNER’S STORY
INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO THE POEM: It is a well known fact that we all shall die eventually, for it is inevitable. God, our creator and the owner of the world created us for a purpose. This purpose He wants us to achieve, so He sent us to the world to do so. The world is a difficult yet an easy place to stay. Back to Him we shall go. To Him we are responsible to. Heaven is our home, the earth isn’t.
On a journey I embarked
Through a dark tunnel
To an unknown world
A world of pains and
A world of joy and
Who am I to challenge him?
Into a foreign land He sent me
A nine month journey I embarked
To the great land.
Into the land I arrived
After a stead fast nine month journey
A weeping arrival I had
Down on my cheeks rolled tears
As I cried bitterly
It might be painful to
Home sweet home.
Into the land I arrived
After a steady fast nine month journey
A joyful arrival I had
Happiness I brought into
My foreign home
So little I was
Every man joyfully welcomed me
A sweet sad moment.
The hard way I grew
On a rough road I walked
In a difficult world I walked
In a difficult world I lived
To make ends meet
My master is with me though
A foreigner I am
Back to my home, I’ll return
Having no say
My master is there to decide
My day of return He decides
Back to my home
In the bosom of my master
In the bosom of my father
That day I long for
For this life is a journey
A traveler must surely
Home sweet home.
Once, he had the most brilliant light
In Heaven, he'd been the star even at night
The most favored, the most beautiful
He never thought one day he'd become a fool
He was always pure, never felt insecure
Until Heaven borne one special creature
And the angels cried, the angels wondered
What would happen if they are no longer favored?
Angels watched as Heaven gave the man a special woman
My beloved one walked away, flame in his hand
Why the special gift for a man made in soil?
That was when anger and envy started to boil
The most beautiful star sat alone in silence
Heaven's in peace, can he dare start a violence?
Yes, he would for the love of Heaven
So he called all his beloved brethren
War would never do good for anyone
He knew from the sight of blood in his hands
And stared at the ground where his brethren laid
From the bloody battle, my beloved angel turned away
His wings unfurled, made of pure Heaven and glory
They were as black as night, magnificent and lovely
He made once last glance as he begun to descend
He knew he made a mistake he could never amend
It was his nature, no other pleasure than flying
But his heart broke knowing that he's falling
He landed to the ground, broken and wounded
Tears from his eyes, he felt ashamed and abandoned
He stood alone in the middle of the night
His wings dimmed, slowly fading its light
For the first time, he felt the rain on his skin
And for the first time, he shivered from the coldness of the wind
He looked up and saw his brethren
Why did they follow him, he's a Fallen
They bowed their heads, still loving him
So he decided, He's Lucifer and no longer the Son of the Morning
I feel tenderness in your words
As you whisper my name
Softness from your sweet lips
Caressing every inch of my body
Aching for your love; Helplessly I
Lie awaiting your gentle touch
Take it, here baby, hold it,
Caress it with all your love;
For my heart is now yours
Sent to you from up above.
Can you feel this love?
Are we ashamed as we call
Out each other’s names?
When will we know whose to blame?
This love we share will never compare to any other.
Side by side, baby, can’t we see we are meant to be?
Hold onto to me; I’ll hold onto you
Forever and ever my love, just
ME And YOU!!
Our souls have met and become one
No mask can hide the love that’s
Felt deep inside.
Brought here by fate we stand
Hand and hand at the beginning of
The road that will lead us to
So now baby, we can say, we are not ashamed
As we call out each other’s names.
You see my love; FATE AND DESTINY
Will remain the blame!!
We now know this love we have is true, because it
Is felt between me and you!!
Have you ever stopped to think
There can't ever be an end to space
My mind boggles every time I think about it
If we assume there is an end
Then what would be on the other side
Of that wall, that barrier, that whatever
Since I was a child that has addled my puny human brain
Ever since I was old enough to reason
My brain shuts down when this subject crops up
I get all sweaty and start calling for my Mommy!
The dilemma about the end of space
Has been bouncing around in my brain with no answer
For as long as I can remember
Pleeease if anyone out there can ease my suffering
Send me a Soup Mail
It would be so much appreciated
© Jack Ellison 2014
The morning was calm and cool
After a rainy monsoon night
The wind was playing with everything it can put hands upon
Pushing down and thrashing, making a scene so bizarre
Pretending like the world cup players in the grounds of Brazil
In this third floor apartment at Kochi, India.
Got up a little late than usual
Walked straight to the front door
To catch hold of the morning newspaper
As if something will happen to the world
If it is not read on time.
On opening the front door
Off went the healthy mood as something unpleasant awaited there.
The two big waste buckets, our neighbor’s,
Lying side turned down, wide open, touching our door.
An ugly sight seen sometimes,
Today the naughty monsoon wind had done it.
No! This is something a lady hates to see right in front of the door
Especially in a tranquil morning, like today’s.
Blue and clear was the view of the sky
But clouds grey and dark gathered in my mind
Before late it might pour
I feared much.
Let the neighbor come, will put an end to this
Lapses no more I’ll bear, the last one will be today
Sat on the sofa waiting
For somebody to appear.
Moments passed and neighbor’s door opened
The youngest of the family came out.
Placing the first step out, turned to me with a lovely smile
As though a bud is slowly turning into full bloom
Then came a “Hm.." from the little dear
To attract my attention
“Good Morning!’’ What else can I say?
He is our dear Thejus who came to the world
Only just three years before.
Thejus came to our door, was still in his nightwear
Presented me with a more hearty smile.
Oh! The boy's sparkling eyes noticed something unusual about the buckets
Of which of course had a little doubt
Who the owner really is.
Asked with the innocence only a three year old can own
“This is mine, no?”.”Yes”
“Shall I take it and place it there?” in the sweetest tone of a toddler.
Don’t know to where my ill feelings
Those got sedimented in the serene morning
Feeling ashamed by the little one’s magic touch.
Finishing off all the stains in my heart
More like a machine, pronounced a “Yeah”
The boy lifted the bins one by one, a little heavy for his age
Placed them in their position and didn't care to turn back
Started playing with his small bicycle
Leaving his grown-up neighbor to reflect over a verse from The Holy Bible,
"Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven".
Come fly with me to heaven's door
On a magical carpet ride
We'll explore the mighty universe
Reach the mystical worlds on high
We can only guess what secrets lie
Beyond the heavenly spheres
Another world like ours you say?
The answer will finally become clear
Travelling through time and outer space
Our minds are struck with awe
Viewing our planet from worlds afar
A shimmering blue and green ball
Come fly with me above the stars
And view nature's mighty plan
Feel the vastness of the heavens above
Put it all into place if you can
© Jack Ellison 2014
How hard could it be to take my first step?
“Come to mommy, you can do it.”
“Oh you're home. Hon, look at him go.”
As I take another step, he picks me up.
He hugs me tight but gently and kisses me on the cheek.
I feel so safe, loved and happy. Perhaps that's how it was.
(I really don't remember back that far.)
How hard could it be, my first day at school.
My mom meets me at the front door of the building,
hugs me and says, “How was your first day? Did you have fun today?”
He comes home after a hard day at work and mom says,
“Hi Hon, it was Den’s first day of school.”
He picks me up in his strong arms and says,
“I knew you could do it.” A hug and a kiss on the cheek.
How hard could it be to learn how to drive a car or a truck?
“Den, come with me. Let's take a short ride down the road.”
We both climb up into Dad's blue 1955 Chevy pickup.
He stops on the back road, gets out, comes around and says, “Scoot over. It's
I start the engine, push in the clutch, shift and we start out slowly.
I'm nervous, I speed up, clutch in, shift again.
Oh crap, I shifted into reverse, truck stopped abruptly and backfired.
Dad looks at me, “But you did it.“ He hugs me, a kiss on the cheek.
How hard could it be to go away to college?
I'm so glad she has a phone so I can call my mom and dad.
“Hi Den, how are things going? You've got a B average.
That's great. I knew you could do it. I love you, see you soon.”
“You met a girl? What's her name? Wow, see you soon. I love you”
“You want to marry her? Big step; in Holland? Okay, we love you.”
How hard could it be to have a family?
“Oh, it's a girl. Mireille, that's a nice name.” He hugs me, kiss on the cheek.
“Another girl, Michelle, that's a nice name too.” He hugs me, kiss on the cheek.
“You finally had a boy, Michael, good choice.” Hug and a kiss.
Birthdays, holidays, weekends, visits back and forth, phone calls.
He loves them all, unconditionally. Hugs and kisses all around.
How hard could it be as life goes on?
He watches them grow up, get married and have children.
He loves them all, unconditionally, hugs and kisses all around.
We take short trips and mom and Dad go with us now and then.
We go camping and mom and Dad visit us now and then.
Every time you left, hugs and kisses all around. Always, “See you soon.”
hello Jesus I’m Johnny Cash
its been a long and winding dusty road
that I have traveled to get here
I know that I have stepped off
the right path a few times in my life
but I have known and loved you since
I was just a little boy
I really hope that that counts for something
in my life I have tried to do the best I can
to help and be of comfort to my fellow man
by my deeds and my songs
the talent that you gave to me
I pray I have used it well and made you proud
singing for my supper in the beginning was not easy for me
one of the greatest gifts that I ever received from you
and I believe that you had something to do
with finding the love of my life my wife June
I thank you for that gift that changed me for the better
June was the wind beneath my wings
I have always known she was an angel
from heaven you sent to me
I stand before you at the gates of heaven
a humble man with hat in hand
my hope is that you will let me into heaven
and be invited to join your band
Church view other religions
Church respects other religions
That is good and true
She respects and promotes freedom of religion
Effect of the Truth will be seen later
She knows Father Christ, sole redeemer of mankind
He alone is “the way, the truth and the life” ([St.] Jn 14 : 6)
You offered me a
When I am dead
You offered me
But my world
Was hell instead
And when I leave
Knowing this to be
That my seeds have
And pestilence in
You stand on the
And you do not
Because I have eyes
You plunder our
While you turn me
against my brother
And made fools of us
So I wonder
You work on our
Turned brave men
It is an act of
Welcome to the
When there was
To go round
You mocked me
And made me look
like a clown
Made me beg for my
Which you call a
And anytime I raise
People called it a
You told me to wait
While you built
yours on earth
You told me it will
Yes I could never
Castles on the moon
January to June
Pegasus with golden
wings flying men
While we eat from
garbage cans like
But it was never my
turn to go to heaven
Even though I had
one life to live
It was never my turn
to go to heaven
Because there is
nothing more to give
My heaven is now
Because I will not
live a life of
My heaven is now not
Because life is not
something that we
Whispers of Lace
Arms folded; He sits. A grandfather clock ticks it's way to a song, in a lonely
It had taken ten years and thirty-five days to get to this place. He was here
now, for better or worse.
"For better or worse. " She had said those words to him a lifetime ago.
He woke early one morning, to the song of a finch, the harsh cry of a crow.
She never heard; she was already gone. She lay in her floral gown, ashen
A traveling salesman by trade, a botanist by dream. Forgotten interstates
and dirt roads, had been his companion. Flowers were his inner passion; his
vocation took him to many.
She always greeted him at the front door. He could still feel the wetness of
her lips on his cheek; and the soft whispers in his ear. "I miss you."
"I miss you too. " the words tumble silently from his tongue. A lonely tear
falls, floating on the polished table. The grandfather clock sings. It is time.
Men and women enter the room. They look at the old man, skeptics every
last one. They sit on their chairs, a fragrance bottle in front of each judge.
Corporate critics, responsible for seducing the world with scent.
Grabbing their appointed bottles;He bows his head. Fragrance fills the room.
Enchanting images of the old man flood their minds. What witches ' spell is
Cherry blossoms in Savannah, cactus flowers from the desert, the elusive
ghost orchid of the everglades. His image dances around petals. Some
smile , some weep, others dream.
Eyes closed, chin on chest, he thinks of her. Her maple coffin, casket open.
Her formal gown, black, ebony lace collar.
Fragrance in the air, and tears, bring her to life. “Tell us sir, what do you call
Raising his head, their faces all look with wonder. He can see the tears, He
can see smiles on their lips. He can see her.
Standing, he starts to leave, with a turn of his head, he utters. " Whispers of
While driving down a country road one eve,
I took a look up in the western sky;
The sight I saw was awesome to receive
As God’s artwork there met my watching eye.
The sun was shining through the scattered clouds
And making stairways with its brilliant rays.
I’d love to climb one if I were allowed,
Ascending I would sing my Savior’s praise.
Then as I turned to go there from the west,
The eastern sky was blackened with the rain,
And as I drove into it I was blessed
To see a rainbow’s color once again.
So brilliant was it on its canvas dark;
A dimmer one accompanied at its side.
So awed was I at this sight to embark,
With joy in voice to heaven then I cried.
No way could evolution draw this art!
I thought as through the pouring rain I went;
I know God gave that picture in my heart
Of the majestic colors that He spent.
A stairway up to heaven in sun’s rays,
A rainbow arc of color there so bright,
And just the thoughts of giving God the praise—
What artristy in evening sky that night!
I’m looking for my home
That’s where I wanna be
It’s not a place that I own
Nor that I can even see
Home is where I’ve never been
But I know that it’s there
Something tells me from within
It’s not a place around here
In any house that I may live
It’s never really home for me
Just a storage room and a bed
And a place for my company
I’m getting closer to my home
I can feel it in every day
I guess I should’ve known
This life vacation wouldn’t stay
When I finally get home
My days will be filled with time
From the past my thoughts have grown
Deep within my mind
At home there will be peace
And never will I need
For the wanting will soon cease
Without a thought of greed
Yes, I’m going home
I know the time is here
Should I have to go alone
I will certainly find myself there!
Florence McMillian (Flo)
The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him.
He descends in a cloud and walks in the circuit of heaven with thick
clouds as his covering. He rides upon a swift cloud like a chariot. He flies upon
the wings of the wind and whirls in the heights of the Heaven. Those who look
up to number his displays see clouds rise up out of the sea from every end of
the earth, poised and balanced in the skies, prepared to pour down rain and
abundant showers on them. God drops in His cloud to blot out wrongs, in the
thick cloud to blot out transgressions; then, His voice thunders out of the
cloud announcing the coming storm, and He gathers the wind in his fists
causing it to blow toward the south and turn about to the north. It’s sound is
heard as it whirls continually, but who can tell from where it is coming or going?
As we ponder His mysteries, He fills His hand with lightenings, the light of His
cloud, which lights the world with His countenance of life, and scatters them
abroad like shot arrows commanded to hit their marks through those clouds; His
garment is rent under us, and the water jars of heaven are tipped.
The old pastor started hollerin about fighting the devil.
Fight him with Jesus, and never on his level.
Yeah, he said that old serpent has got more weapons to use against you.
But the one weapon that can stop him flat is Jesus, that’s why we repent the
things we do.
That old devil’s a ridin high right now, that’s why we must stay in Gods’ word.
He’s after backsliders right now in case you ain’t heard.
The look I got from that old preacher sent a chill down my back.
That old guy must have been reading my mail cause I sure have been getting a
Ain’t that I was doing anything bad, just ain’t been doing all I should.
You know living the best way I could.
We’ve all got to put on the Armor of The Lord, the old preacher said.
He looked at me, not saying a word just shook his head.
He said we’re in a spiritual warfare and the devils fighting tooth and nail.
And if you let him get his hooks in yah, son you’re on a jet plane to hell.
Everyday people are trying to change Gods’ word to fit their own needs.
Some are saying all you need to get to heaven is doing good deeds.
Wrong that might knock some of the weeds off the road but you’ll fall short of
The worst part when you even show them they are wrong, it’s like they don’t
Lots of folks don’t believe in heaven or that there is a hell.
I just don’t want to take that chance and for sure this soul is not for sale.
Jesus bought my soul a long time ago with the blood He shed on cavalry hill.
That’s why I’m sticking with Jesus, the 100% real deal.
I Pray You Do Too.
the tree represents the center of the world,
connecting the heavens to the earth...
the roots of the tree hold the earth,
the branches hold the sky...
heaven and hell are the sea and the sky,
and you are the horizon........
......where the great estuary of eternal life merge , as the holy water's of earth flow
to meet and be greeted by the holy water's of heaven . the world tree serves as a
conduit to all life on earth , as the roots of the tree recieve it's messages from the
creator using the branches ; as above , so below....the horizon is consciousness,
consciousness is but a thin thread of heaven and hell's seperation .
the trunk of the world tree represents the spinal cord of the living , the branches
represent the universal mind , the roots represent our relationship to all of
creation . the allegorical use of the spider web represents the connectivity of all
life on earth ; " what we do to the web , we do to ourselves ...."
the philosophy and cosmology of the east and west meet to form unity as one
world mind ; where we stand now is atop humankinds creation , one immense
we all have a long , difficult journey ahead of us....may we all be blessed with the
fortitude to persevere......
As I sit here in the silence, thinking of my old long departed paw.
I could almost see his face, with his old slouchy hat made entirely out of straw.
To me he was my hero the greatest of all.
He was always there to catch me and soften my fall.
He was as simple as could be, it didn’t take much to get a smile.
I wished I could see him again if only for awhile.
Maybe one day in heaven we can reminiscence once again.
But until that day comes, all I can do is just sit here and remember how good it
was back then.
At times, I feel his presence, I can almost hear him talking to me.
It’s just that I miss him, he was so precious don’t you see.
I just thank God for letting me remember my grandpa so well.
And allowing me to express myself about the man that’s in this tale.
Well paw I know you still watch over me but it’s from heaven above.
I thank you for your kindness and your sharing of your love.
I Love You Paw, Ronald
It is today, it’s not tomorrow.
Bury your shame, and hide your sorrow.
Lay down your burdens, put away your guilt.
It’s time to enter into your mansion, our Savior built.
He’s called you home, you’re free at last.
No more remembering, you have no past.
Can you just picture our heavenly home.
Where you’re free to wander, you’re free to roam.
I’ve heard in heaven there is no sun.
They say in heaven you’ve no need of one.
For Jesus, He is the light.
That shines thru the heavens and lights up the night.
They say they use gold to pave the streets.
With not a speck of dust to collect on your feet.
And the mansions are sparkling and so crystal clear.
Where you’ll abide forever and free from all fears.
We’ll dine with our Savior come time to eat.
Eat of the fruit, so tender and sweet.
We’ll drink of heavens waters and quench our thirst.
You’ll be so happy, you’ll nearly burst.
You’ll not have a care or worry here.
Remember you left them below along with your fear.
Here, only goodness and mercy live.
Buttered with kindness and filled with the love our Savior gives
That Jesus died for our sins so we might receive.
That on the third day after His death Jesus arose is what I believe.
That He ascended to Heaven so do not grieve.
That we must surrender all to Jesus in order to receive.
That to God’s Word we must always cleave.
That Heaven is full of joy and there you will not grieve.
That God wants us to be happy and trusting Him we will achieve.
That Heaven is too beautiful for mortal man to conceive.
That satan is a liar and will only mislead you and deceive.
That time is close and we must seek the Lord and His word receive.
That without God we are lost and will only grieve.
That America will fall if we don’t turn to God and fully believe.
That God is still reaching out He did not leave.
In God Almighty is what I believe.
As I look back on the life that I led,
I realize I was unhappy until I found Christ and through Him my life was fed.
Like a song I once heard I wondered aimless living in sin.
I just plowed through life refusing to let my Savior come in.
He was always there Gods gift of love,
Gods only Son sent from heaven above.
To cleanse our spirit and wash us clean,
To share His Kingdom of peace and love so wonderful and pristine.
So stubborn I was when I was young,
Bitter and tormented with a vile speaking tongue.
I knew of Jesus and what He was about,
But the devil had control and thus I was filled with doubt.
It was a mighty long journey before I surrendered my soul,
And accepted Jesus and Heaven as my ultimate goal.
The first few months after I accepted Jesus as my guiding light,
The devil got mad and put up one hell of a fight.
The devil hates losing especially someone he used to control,
It took a lot of prayers to save my soul.
A couple of months after I was saved I was practically bedridden for a couple of
I couldn’t even speak or walk just mumble and stumble for no reason as friends
began to pray.
These mighty warriors of God I feel is what saved me I know in my heart.
No payment was required as my friends were only doing their part.
The presence of God is so real you’ll not change my mind.
An awesome love for all if you’ll only look you surely will find.