Monday, March 6, 2017

From there to here

A tunnel a vortex
How did we get here
From there
That spacious place
With feathers
A resting place
To lay my head
A kind place
Where children play
But now
A lions den
Where no one is safe
Keep the children
Locked away again
Locked away again
Safe in their place
Where guardians lurk
On watch for threats
Of hits and runaways
In uniform with rules
And restrictions
To keep the children safe
To keep the children safe
And it hurts that there's no one
To welcome them
To love them
To play with them
To love them
It hurts for them
To always stay inside
When they want out
They were made
For connection and safety
For peaceful play
They were made
For love
To love and be loved
You have to
Stay inside little ones
It's not safe out here
Where strangers enter in
To holy places
But shrink in fear
Of all that is beauty
Rejecting the good
To save their own lives
And the lives of their own
Little children

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FRAGILE

Fragile

 We've been floating down these rapids
The highest highs the valleys low
and Im wonderin what comes after
Will you still be here in the snow
Will you still be here in the snow

Fragile Fragile
Is it too much to say I need you
I want you to always be there
Promise me you'll never leave me
Fragile Fragile

Oh how God makes beauty
From the sum of our mistakes
But will this earthen clay be broken, shattered
These are just the chances that we take
These are just the chances that we take

Fragile Fragile
Is it too much to say I need you
I want you to always be there
Promise me you'll never leave me
Fragile Fragile

There's no where to run
There's no where to hide
I can feel my walls are breaking
Catch me when I fall
Hold me when I cry
Until the shadows flee
Darkness turns to light
Death gives way to life
Forever we are changed
Cause Love heals all things
Cause Love heals all things

Fragile Fragile
Is it too much to say I need you
I want you to always be there
Promise me you'll never leave me
Fragile Fragile

(Fragile Fragile)



Sunday, February 1, 2015

I saw God

I saw God in the slums yesterday
He was just a small little boy
I tickled him til he laughed and cried then flew away
and we were filled with so much joy

I saw God on her knees yesterday
Tears ran down she was overcome
I shared my food with her family
and I was the one who was left undone

I've been looking looking looking for Him
and I have found Him time and again

I saw God in the slums yesterday
He was a crippled man with a bachelor's degree
He said can you help me find a job
But I gave him what I had and he found eternity

I saw God in my house yesterday
She was just a small little girl
Broken body and a broken heart
and I took her I took her into my arms
As she cried love came down
When I looked at her again she was wearing a crown

I've been looking looking looking for Him
and I found have Him time and again

I saw God in the village yesterday
She was a woman who couldn't speak or hear
We prayed a prayer of faith and decided to believe
We wept as she spoke for the first time in 20 years

I've been looking looking looking for Him
and I found have Him time and again






faith.

I've never been this far
My faith stretched like a rubber band
at its breaking point
I've climbed mountains
Slayed dragons
Conquered cities
But this
This is the the most faith I have
Ever had to muster
In the first minute of conversation
It was written in your eyes
Your hands
The way you moved
I could clearly see you there
The heavens opened for a split second
And I ran in the opposite direction
Did I really see and hear what I thought I did
Its been almost 7 years
7 years of turmoil war and death
7 years of birth and growth and life
since I saw your face
The circle of life brought you around again
It can't be a coincidence
Synchronicity is dancing in perfect time
But in my opinion she is enjoying the dance
a little too much
Because you are now so far away
and here I am waiting again
On the edge of the cliff
Wondering if its synchronicity dancing
behind the curtains and on the stage
or if its just all in my head
My heart playing tricks
I'm gonna take a leap of faith
this time
what have i got to lose except
time
You are worth it I think
Please come for me
Come to my rescue
Wake me up from this dream
Tell me you belong in my heart
Fly me away
Lest I fall off the edge of this cliff and die.
Faith, I take your hand
Don't disappoint me again.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

House

I'm an empty house 
All my doors are closed 
I've only had a few visitors 
But no one ever called me home 

You call me to open the windows 
Let the sunshine come inside 
Feel the breeze blowing on my skin 
Oh how I love the light 

And for you all the doors have been opened 
So come in and have some wine 
We can dance in the kitchen 
Travel down to the basement of my mind 
I'll get lost in your eyes by the fire 
You unlock hidden places with your gaze 
Chase me up the stairs like a child  
In the bedroom of my heart always 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

My Constant

When shadows shift and sand gives way 
When change comes in a hurricane 
When a layer is ripped torn off my heart 
It seems I've lost yet another part 

When I'm left with an empty nest 
And nothing seems to give me rest 
Solitude comes with her deafening screams  
No The world is not as it should be 

You're my constant my steady hand 
My hero in this foreign land 
You're the only One who really understands 
Always there to listen to every stand 

When debris is slashed through the stormy winds 
And darkness becomes a hidden friend 
The world swirls in whirls and twirls 
Still you are my surprising end 

A silent stillness in the chaotic race 
A cave within lit by candles and grace 
Peace sings her song in this secret place 
And I lean in to the strength of your face 

My anchor through the wave upon wave 
My forever rock my steady always 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fire

Fire fire I'm on fire 
Pieces pieces I'm in pieces 
Scattered like a firework 
On the Fourth of July 
You always break in 
With your silence 
Or with your words 
I cannot stop 
These white water rapids 
From gushing 
I cannot lock my heart 
The dam is broken 
Fire fire I'm on fire 
Pieces pieces I'm in pieces 
Shooting like a meteor shower 
I am out of my skin