“Lyrics”

sometimes
smiles
hide the pain

sometimes
silence
hides the rage

sometimes
words
can’t say it all

sometimes
songs
only matter

before I lose my mind
on purpose
I wanna remember You

when life’s bridge
gives way
it’s You Who pulls me through

if there’s a beginning
then there’s an end
as each story’s written
there’s no need to pretend
just live each moment
and fill each day
with life’s precious memories
as part of the play

“Bulldozer”

if they only knew
the road ahead
maybe
they’d think twice

if they only knew
the obstacles waiting
they’d exercise more
spiritually

the road I’ve traveled
involved
removing debris
to make a way

but maybe that’s just it
pioneering
through it all
so others can walk

I have so much freedom
to teach
and so many readers
who listen

I can’t imagine
what the spoken words
will do
guess we’ll find out

in Texas

“The Other way”

when I think about a life apart from God
I see darkness
blankness
a world full of
wonder and
lust
gratification in every want
not knowing
that the want is
darkness
always eating
always playing
always digging a grave
deeper
with no way to escape
seeing darkness
as light
the dirt
as a blanket
the shovel
as a sword
chewing the air
to swallow
seeing
the opening at top
slipping further away
until
nothing