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ALIVE WITH GOD

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My sky is painted black today,

Please don’t let it rain I pray

I know the earth is parched,

But my shirt is newly starched

Silly of me to be so selfish,

When flowers and trees need to be nourished

But where is the joy of dancing in the rain,

By yourself? Can’t you feel my pain

Perhaps I am looking at a glass half full,

And should remember the “golden rule”

And appreciate the beauty of the rain,

And treat all others the same

Maybe then the clouds will part,

And happiness will flow into my heart

To see the silver lining of light,

As a sign of God and his mite

That there is something beyond,

In each befriended heart I come upon

To lift my spirit to see that glass,

As overflowing with love to last

And help me through each trying time,

And every mountain I must climb

To deal with the challenges in life,

Yes God you were right

To treat others as you want to be treated,

Recognizing imperfections can be defeated

For we all walk the same imperfect path,

Even if it’s nature’s thunderstorm of a bath

The beauty is, we are alive to love another day,

For this road in life is the only way

There is no detour or shortcut,

If, and’s or but’s

So take hope in hand and God by your side,

Gaining confidence with each and every stride.

–CR–

JOY OF LIVING

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SO WHAT’S IN A DAY,
THAT MAKES IT SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY

THE SUN WHICH RISES,
OR TEXT MESSAGES SURPRISES

THE DOGS WHO BARK TO GREET THE MORNING,
OR THE SIGHT OF BIRDS SIMPLY SOARING

THE SMELL OF HEAT HEAVY IN THE AIR,
OR THE SCENT OF SHAMPOOED HAIR

A CHURCH BELL TOLLING A CALL TO PRAYER,
OR TELLING A LOVED ONE HOW MUCH YOU CARE

THE SOUND OF A BREAD TRUCK TOOTING IT’S HORN,
OR THE CRIES OF A BABY JUST BORN

THAT FIRST-MORNING PEE,
OR AN AFTERNOON TEA

THOUGHTS ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED,
OR WONDERING ABOUT THE WEATHER FORECAST

THAT, “I CAN’T DO IT” MOMENT WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST,
OR RECEIVING THE SPIRIT OF PENTECOST

ALL LIFE  IS WONDER TO ADMIRE,
AND TO HONOR WITH PRAYER AS REQUIRED

SO TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED TODAY,
EVERY SIGHT AND SOUND IS A JOY, I SAY

THAT BRINGS US CLOSER TO GOD,
NO MATTER OUR FLAWS

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE ORDINARY,
HAS THE POWER TO MAKE US EXTRAORDINARY

–CR–

LIFE AND ME

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WHY IS LIFE SO CRUEL
EVERYTHING JUST SEEMS LIKE A DUEL

IS THIS GOD TALKING BACK TO ME
OR THE PRICE GIVEN BY THE PAYEE.

I’D LIKE TO THINK I AM TOUGH
BUT MY STRENGTH WOULD NEVER BE ENOUGH.

I’D LIKE TO GIVE UP
BUT WOULD THAT TAKE ME UP?

EACH DAY I LIVE
I HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE.

I LOVE, I SMILE, I HUG, AND THEN CRY
LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO FRY.

WHETHER I AM WITH MY FAMILY
I STILL FEEL LIKE NOBODY.

COZ MY STRUGGLES ARE MINE
AND I DON’T SHARE THEM WITH ANYBODY TO DEFINE.

ALL THE WAY, I HAVE BEEN ALONE
THE RIVER OF LIFE, CASTING STONE AFTER STONE.

IT HAS PUSHED ME INTO INDEPENDENCE
BREAKING DOWN ALL THE FENCE.

IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
BUT DOES NOT LAST TO HOLD ON TO THE MOOD.

SOMETIMES, I GET DEPRESSED
WANTING MY THOUGHTS TO BE SUPPRESSED.

I HAVE MEMORIES THOUGH
THAT MAKES ME STILL GO.

SO WHEN AGAIN LIFE MAKES ME FEEL ALONE
I PULL ONE MEMORY OUT THAT I
OWN.

THIS ACCOMPANIES MY HEART
AND FORGET ABOUT ALL THE HURT.

–RGC–