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Vacancy

Do you have a vacancy
cause I’ve got to find a place to put my heart
it’s vacant like a broken down apartment parking lot
will you take my hand
because it’s trembling and about to fall apart
if I can reach the end of this broken down apartment parking lot
I might find a new place to fall apart
and I might find some use for my heart
if I hold your hand I might understand
if I break through this emptiness that was never holding me together in the first place
where do I start
just need to find the end of this broken down apartment parking lot
I will never go back once it stops
the stopping of this breaking and falling apart
do you have a vacancy
a new place for me to put my heart
because its beating and bleeding and falling apart

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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hitchhiking for a savior

The unknown future is on my mind
Will I regret or will I find
You were what I couldn't imagine
When you came into my life I could not fathom
A destiny like this
A change that I now miss
It's retrospection now
The last kiss
As I slowly fall down
Someone needs to catch
This meltdown
Did God write this misfortune that became my life
My dislocated dissection
This unknown path of life and death
Jesus be with me in my valley
The sun shines half the time
I cannot seem to live on the mountain
Away from crime lies and danger
I doubt your fake smile and reassurance this world
Where I'll die
It left me on the side of a road
Hitchhiking for a savior
Who leads me to streets of gold
In this life I found there was never a crown
Laughter not always around
The fake stench of sin
Where I never win
And at that point that always lets me down
I light another cigarette and proclaim
I didn't win
Jesus wins

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Big Blue Sky

Journey back to the beginning of me
reaching out to anything
anything that wants to hold me
reaching out to the light
finding faith like a child
I'm always looking up
into a big blue sky

there's a mark on a map
it's where you can find me
it points up to a big blue sky
so anytime you need me
look up and talk to me
in a big blue sky

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Chewing Gum

How much is never too much for you
How hard is it not knowing what to say
When you stand so straight
As if you were made for these days
How hard is it to present yourself to a stranger
You haven't seen yet
Do you act proud or do you act silent

You chew gum like you're going insane
Like something's actually going to change
As if you were made for these days

You know it's all the same
Each and every day

How tough is it not having enough strength to stand up at a party
Passing out when everything got old
Like your evening went as planned
As if this wasn't expected
When you wake up why is everyone looking at you

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2015

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The battle

The battle inside my mind
is being fought all the time

I know what I should choose
but I don’t want to lose

any part of me that I have
any piece of me I still have

I have lost and been confused
been broken, beaten, and bruised

I don’t want to feel the pain
I want to enjoy the rain

but the battle is still being fought
even when I think that it is not

it can catch me by surprise
it can lead me to more lies

when what I want is the truth
to live careless like my youth

enjoying the rain
not feeling the pain

back before the battle was being fought

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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Reality

You lose reality
And gain it back
You get hit upside the head
And take a sack
You have pity for a selfish soul
And fall off the totem pole
You turn your head
And make a grin
You fill the wheel
And the spin
You turn around
And do it again
You take a nap
And hit the sack
You lose reality
And gain it back

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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Supersede

Enough
it is never enough

more
you think you need

peace
needing to supersede

joy
you really need

simple
indeed

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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Another mile

With bright lights and manifold music
With a blanket and a smile
You think about going just one more mile

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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think twice

My breath is important to me
My life is important to me
Happiness is important to me
My dreams are important to me
Even with all this greed
Even with those in need
Even if you want to
Kill me
Delicate life
Think twice
Breath is important to us
Life is important to us
Trust is important to us
We don't want to turn to dust
Even with all this hate
Even with all of our fate
Even if you want
To kill us
Delicate life
We like life
Think twice

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2016

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Totem Pole

You want to try to cope living under this microscope.
Make it real and learn how to feel; Hair brain!
Stay stuck inside your brain, yet able to maintain!
You want to try to live, how about learning how to give?
Yourself for nobody else; yourself for more than one guess!
Yourself; and put that axe on the shelf! Learn to maintain,
and have feeling outside your brain. Have pity and misery for sold souls!
Live on the other side of the totem pole!

Copyright © CS Ward | Year Posted 2014

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