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Why I Write

I write what I can't say
sometimes there's no other way

I write so I don't forget
when it's gone I'm left with only regret

for things I lost
for tiny thoughts

for things I need
that are meerly seeds

seeds that grow 
into the pages of my soul

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My Rainbow

You call me your pot of gold
at the end of the rainbow
what about looking at
where the rainbow began

At warm loving colors
of yellow and green
cool and fresh orange and blue
the colors I see when I look at you

Colors of arch
half of my ole heart
a picture completed
by the love that is seeded

Shine bright; Rainbow
Shine bright

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The Ride

I was all alone and afraid
you said you'd be my friend
I tried to run away
you said "give me your hand"

It seemed so far away
way too far for me to reach
you siad "Ill meet you all the way"
and I gave you my hand

They say life is a rollercoaster
full of ups and downs,
fast, slow, full of twists and turns
you gave me your hand and said lets run

Thank you, my friend
for taking my hand
and sharing this scarey ride
that we call our life

It's easier with you here 
helping me through my fears
better buckle up real tight
as we begin another ride  

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Old House Song

Crossing over the threshold
creaks as loud as thunder
wallpaper peeling from years of old
like all of its memories of yonder

The wallboards and the floors
just bursting to tell
their many stories of yore
that only they knew too well

An old fireplace in its grandeur
with cracked bricks and holes
still has the same majestic hearth
heart of a loving home

Now leaning in sadness
empty and all alone
with loving care and tenderness
will again be a beautiful home

So as I strive to bring
its beauty back to life again
I can hear the old house sing
its proud song as it did once then

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks
More than chasing balls
Or chewing up sticks
Everyday brings something new
So what do you think 
It will teach you
Will you learn to love or to hate
Will you give your heart or will you wait
Hold on to your past or let it go
Will you wag your tail or tuck it low
If this old dog could learn one thing today
teach me kindness to those
who come my way
Without barking or barring of teeth
But a wagging tail for those I meet

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standing in the pouring rain
all of a sudden the snow began
largest snowflakes I've ever seen
yet still came the rain, how can it be

I've seen it flood like a river
and snow so hard it makes you shiver
but until now I've yet to behold
the pouring rain in blustery snow

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there is a place I like to be
a neutral place inside of me
not good or bad, not happy or sad
but somewhere in between

when things get to be too much
the fighting, stress, anguish and such
I close my eyes and sail away
to escape the pressures of the day

a tropical beach with sand so fair
I can hardly wait til I get there
to my hammock on the beach
where cares of the world cannot reach

salty breezes and sands of white
lazy days and peaceful nights
Corona and lime close at hand
I lay and watch the sun descend

so when reality comes to call
I close my eyes to escape it all
for you see my best defense
is an island I call INDIFFERENCE

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driving around with no place to be
looking for solace, I need some peace
away from the bustle of to and fro
so I take to the comfort of the back roads

back roads are solid, always there
when you need to be without any cares
looking ahead all that I see
is this gravel road, and open country

visions of farm land all freshly plowed
blood sweat and tears you should be proud
proud you live in God's beautiful country
land of the proud, home of the free

so as I drive I'm reminded
the cost of freedom, those behind it
so I can be free to travel alone
on this nation's great backroads

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I asked God how much He loved me
And He stripped my hands
Of everything that I held dear
I just don’t understand
How does taking all away
Show me just how dear
I am supposed to be to Him 
When I need Him near
He says He had to empty my hands
So I could stretch them high
Then He stretched out His arms 
And put His hands in mine

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Second Chances

I once had a lover who was like no other
with eyes so brown and a smile in which you could drown
for a year she had my heart so strong
then things began to go terribly wrong

A beer here, and several there,
the more she drank the less she cared
so I decided I'd play along and drink beside her 
all day and all night it just didn't matter

The beautiful love we used to share
just got up one day and went somewhere
I lost the love I thought was forever
for all we did was fight and hurt each other

Then I woke up and my lover was gone
leaving me to wonder what went so wrong
we had become drunken and so mean
and the love we had could no longer be seen

Then came that fateful day
something was wrong,
I knew right away   
my precious love was almost gone

I found her in the place I had once been
she needed help so I took her back in
I'm told that day that I saved her life
It wasn't me but angels on high

my prayers have been answered
I have my love back again
no more are we drunkards
as we work soberly thru the pain

So no matter how bad things might seem
we all have our angels to intervene
always remember to look up above
for God is full of undying love

He can help us through anything
drinking, depression, suicidal dances
I thank God up in Heaven 
that He gives second chances

for Vawny my love
I love you, always have
always will