Rest

Rest

That physical pump
Inside my chest
Someday will stop
As my fragile shell
Receives its eternal rest

In peace I pray 
I will be allowed to go
If while on earth
That is what 
I tried to sow

Enter God's rest
You children of the King
Rise up in joy
On the back of 
His great eagle's wings

Rise in spiritual prosperity
As you prance, dance forever
In God's joyfilled gaiety

Tears

Tears

Many tears
Upon the earth do fall
Many voices raise
Laments, they call

God hears each word
Each whispered thought
Within His own heart’s walls
Are they forever caught

Does He do the same
For all our tears
As they release
All our pain, our fears

Does He gather
Each tear as it drops
Into His loving hands
Do they make their final stop?

Does He perhaps return
All tears back to His earth
From whence they came
So they new life may seek to reclaim
To water the plants 
For our souls do the same
If so,
it only goes to remarkably show
That even tears can make things grow!!

Original Creation

Original Creation

Created in the image
Of the only One
Not any human being
Stamped with God's likeness
His very form
Down deep into your core

That was the original purpose
For us
To walk, talk, be
Like the Holy One of Israel

But instead,
We turned toward
Our own fleshly shells
Following selfish desires
Turned against those
Lofty golden spires
Of His heaven

So now today He fights
To win us back
From our own evil, selfish ways 
Of which
there seems to be no
unending lack

So in the Now of
Your Today
Turn,
Return
To following that love's song
That original romance
With your God that was intended
(He will not be offended)
And while you still have a chance
Join in His Eternal, Universal Dance!

Faith

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Faith

My faith is all I have
To carry me
To the other side
Before I leave
Before I die

Large, monstrous
That great gift
Given so we may sift
Thru all life’s pains
Knowing, at times,
It will cause major rifts
Between us

But even God Himself said
As He walked, talked
And eventually bled
I come not to bring peace
But a sword
A man’s enemies 
Will be his own family

So do not be discouraged
If in your own life
These words come true
For I have seen & known
Never will He leave you
Never will He forsake you
God forever His promises will keep
Even as you slumber
Even as you sleep!

To Trim

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To Trim

God does not waste words
Nor does He mince them
Away with the useless fat
Of words will He always trim

Saying what He means
For He is unable to lie
Upon His words you may depend
Or someday may be required to die

When He says don’t 
Do something
He means it
So forever leave it
That thing
& don’t do it!

His words are there 
To bless you
Although at times
They will most certainly
Test you
But still in that deepest part
Your innermost heart
Allow them to caress you!

The Cell

The Cell

Alone
And in my empty cell
I try to find the words
To tell
Of Your Great Beauty

You come to me
Across a dark, dampened floor
Only the light on Your Face
Helping my soul to soar
Over & above
Whatever life’s tomorrow
May hold for me in store

So,
Whatever prisons you
Must face
Only on our Christ’s 
Loving face
Will you be allowed to trace
The strength, courage
You will need
For your songs to sing
Of this Prince of Peace
This Heavenly King
as upward toward 
His Heavenly gates
He alone carries each soul
On the Purest of Glory’s wings!