American Life -C-The news this morning was not unlike any other day. Windbags spew their political agendas trying to win over voters by November, celebrities' personal lives and failed relationships make the headlines--and if you scroll down, you can find a less popular article, near the bottom of the page, about suicide bombers in Afghanistan killing 38 and wounding around 100 people in the deadliest attack of the year.
We lose two people from gunfire in Texas and the pages and news become bombed with headlines. One Christian Constable dead. But in another land where fourteen crazy bombers believe their suicide, that the death of twenty-five civilians and eleven police officers would win them praise. But that's never worthy news to share, because why should we Americans care?
After all, there are more important things in the world today than the deaths of a few brown folks on another continent. The United States took home 46 gold medals from the London Olympics, and a broken-hearted celebrity
HOPEHere I stand in the darkness,HOPE4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Praying for the strength to carry on.
Fear shakes me to the core,
Rockin' me back and forth.
Like a boat upon the ocean.
Oh how I want to give up,
To fall down and let the hopelessness-
take over from all sides.
I want to bow my head in defeat,
And forget about the dreams I had.
Prayer seeps through my lips,
To a Father I'd never known-
but had been told about.
I cry out to Him,
To save me, to fill me.
And in the midst of that moment,
The darkness had disappeared.
Enough was this feeling of gloom,
But now was this strength that was ever so strong.
It overwhelmed me, and consumed me,
It brought me to my feet.
And a song sprung from my mouth,
In a Glorious Praise to an Almighty King,
For this hope was my lead.
There is a GodThere is a God5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a God,
no mystery about it.
Just look into the sky,
and you will see.
Touch the mountain peak,
and you will see.
Just take a breath,
hold deep then exhale.
And you will see that,
there is a God.
He is in the laugh of every baby,
the glowing smile on their faces.
In the heart of each child,
dancing with the innocence of this life.
He is holding that woman up in her pain.
Giving that man strength in his trials.
Speaking words of life into the hopeless,
shining light into the darkness.
He is God.
He is the whisper in the wind,
calling out your name.
He is the Eye in the storm,
waiting for you to call out to Him.
He is everything you need,
you just need to realize it is Him.
There is a God,
and He is everywhere.
In the oceans tide,
in the gull's cry,
in the fires blaze,
in the clouds rain,
in your hearts song.
There is a God.
Fight for it.Fight for it.5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I walk along a silent street so still and deserted, as if I am isolated from this world.
I stick my hands in my pockets and begin to whistle with my steps slow and graceful.
The dark sky above glistens with beautiful stars, held in the hands of God Almighty.
His peaceful love washes over me in waves of Glory.
And with each step I fall even more madly in love with Him.
As the thoughts of my Maker blossom to life, swift movement catches my gaze.
I draw ever so near to the dark form ahead of me, and strangely enough I do not fear it.
"Hello?" I hear my voice call out the greeting, its depth embodied with warmth.
The woman turns to face me, staring, her eyes wide with fear and shock.
Her clothing hardly stretches along her body, exposing most of her bare flesh.
Her dark skin pretty and well kept, her shoulder length black hair blows in the gentle breeze.
Through human eyes she would be considered very beautiful, tempting to the touch.
But in those deep brown pools that clearly m
Showered among the stars.Showered among the stars.5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Showered among the stars,
Like brilliant diamonds in the sky.
I hold your heart ever so tight,
I caress it with the gentlest of hands.
I wont break this precious gift,
A gift I've freely been given.
Was it Holy angels that gave you to me?
On that bright sun shiny day?
Did the Almighty know I would fall so hard?
Did He know that you were my other half?
The half I was missing without even knowing.
And is He glad that you listened to His prodding?
The sun sets to end another day,
Another day He allowed me to live and breathe.
Another day to love you compliantly.
As the golden rays fade away,
I close my eyes to dream of you.
To wonder if your dreaming too.
And will another day arise?
Or can I die with peace that you know,
How deeply I love you so?
If I go to Heaven's Throne,
Will you be happy with the love I gave?
Though until I leave this earth behind,
I'll give you all the love I have to shine.
The man and his Dog.The man and his Dog.5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
As I walked though the park,
I see a man sitting in the grass with his dog.
I stop and can't help but stare,
Watching the scene slowly unfold.
The dog's head was lifted, his brown eyes locked on his master.
And in those depths, even from my place a yard away,
I could see how much that dog loved his master.
How much he respected him and needed him,
Not only to care for him, but simply to be with.
I could tell that that dog would -
- gladly take a bullet for his master.
For he believed his single purpose was to live for that man.
The man and his dog.
And as I stared I realized something else.
The man's smile was as wide as the sky above.
His blue gaze glistening like the ocean, filled with love.
His head lowered and he met the eyes of his companion.
His hand gently stroking the dog's head,
And I caught the motion of his mouth.
"Good boy buddy, that's my boy."
Then I knew,
Not only did the dog live for his master,
But the master lived also for his best friend.
He'd also take the bullet fo
The dance with my Savior.The dance with my Savior.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I take a step onto the dance floor,
Allow my gaze to scan the crowd.
A smile begins to stretch along my lips as the music plays,
And to my shock a hand rests on my shoulder.
Turning around I stare into the foreign face.
"Will you dance with me?"
His voice was warm, it sent a shiver down my spine.
Slowly I allow him to take my hand,
and I rest my other one on his shoulder.
He leads me to the center of the dance floor.
Minutes pass, comfort filling me bones,
But my Spirit turned inside me, forewarning me.
I don't listen, I continued to dance along.
I look into his eyes, only half aware of the change.
The dark emptiness that lay inside him.
His hands tighten on me,
his now fire filled gaze burning into me.
his promise of a perfect dance gone.
he leads me forcefully.
his handsome features nothing but a trick.
Scales take over his once smooth skin.
his glistening white teeth turn to dark bloody fangs.
his well filed nails turn to sharp pointed claws.
his once fair brown hair burns away,
It's me I miss.It's me I miss.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I stayed up all night praying,
Begging these thoughts to disappear.
I couldn't take the silence anymore,
I had to let it all go.
Why'd you have to leave me this way?
I use to think it was your love I needed,
Once believed you were my everything.
I missed you like I'd miss the rain.
I sucked in deep for oxygen,
To find, it wasn't you that filled me up.
As I lay in this bed,
Empty and alone.
I close my eyes to realize,
It wasn't you I missed.
It was myself that I longed to kiss.
The person that made me who I was,
The me, who lived these eighteen years.
The one who'd been walkin' on these two feet -
- all this time,
For it was me, who I missed being with.
To You I cry out to, Oh Lord.
Make me be who I once was,
The one who lived so faithfully.
Help me see what you meant me to be.
Show me just what I did wrong,
So I can turn from this.
The thing thats turned Your daughter away.
The one that made me miss the person You treasured so,
Oh Father, help me.
So You can love me again....
Light and darkness.Silence surrounds us.Light and darkness.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Brick walls to keep us imprisoned,
Blocked out from any source of light.
Demons attacking from the utter darkness,
Tearing at us, trying to kill our spirits.
Continually they come, with claws against flesh...
God I pray to You,
Begging for forgiveness.
In our dying hour we cry for You,
As we hit the ground, with bodies bleeding.
These ugly creatures upon us, wanting our souls,
We cry, we cry, we cry for You.
In a flash like Lightning You came,
With a wave of Your hand the creatures tremble.
They beg You not to harm them,
But Your Light, Your Holiness burns them.
They flee into the darkness they came from,
As You come to us and lift us up.
You mend the wounds and heal the scars,
"You are Forgiven.'
With that Saving Grace we are made new,
In the Glorious Splendor of Your Light.
A pair of blind eyes.A pair of blind eyes.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The beauty of life seen so freely.
The beauty of the sunset.
Is taken for granted over time,
The glorious colors in which springs to life,
Becoming so familiar to the eye.
You glance to the fading light,
Then huff out another sigh.
'Another day blown away.'
You mutter as darkness fills the sky.
You hurry about your business,
As if the sun had never even mattered.
Nor the stars that now shine above.
The sparkle in your lovers eyes,
So pure and filled with happiness.
A look that once brought you to your knees,
The shine in which gave you love.
Is now a look you've grown so common to,
Seen only as a gray cloud, or a fallen stone.
Now colorless within you.
A fading light that tries to continue to shine,
But you keep pushing it aside.
Or simply keep ignoring the signs,
So now the beauty inside is no longer treasured.
Do you now wish you could go back?
Wish you would have taken the time to watch the setting sun?
Or to simply stare deep into those sparkling eyes?
Would you ha
Entangled in a slow dance.Entangled in a slow dance.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Entangled in a slow dance,
Swaying like the changing leaves.
Two hearts fusing as one with each step.
The sound of the whistling wind is our music,
The lilies and daisies blowing along the ground,-
- are cheering us on.
His presence leads us forward,
With each motion of our bodies.
Rain it down.Rain it down.5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Rain it down,
Upon this land so bare and dry.
Rain it down,
To show us You haven't forgotten.
Rain it down,
To teach us to hold on.
Rain it down,
So we can cling to this hope.
Rain it down,
So this dying grass can come back to life.
Rain it down,
So the farmers don't lose their land.
Rain it down,
To let us know faith is not simply unseen.
Rain it down,
So we can believe.
Rain it down,
For we need this refreshing breeze.
Rain it down,
So the earth can drink its fill.
Rain it down,
To show us you still love us.
RAIN IT DOWN!
Honored by angels'We can not win this battle' I claimed, as sweat drops dripped down my brow.Honored by angels4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I turned slowly to my Commander as I heard Him chuckle from behind me.
Winkling my nose I struck my sword into my attacker, taking his life.
"What's so funny?" I demanded as I pulled my weapon from the man's chest.
My Commander met my gaze, a smile arising along His lips. "Trust in Me My son."
Rage dwindled within me at His simple statement, huffing I turned back to the battle. "Yes Sir."
I heard another chuckle emit from Him before I was lost within the crowd of fighting men.
'Hopeless within the fight,
I see no way out.
No way to live another day.
I strike on, clashing blade against blade.
Giving my Commander everything I had,
Unwilling to let Him see me run in fear.
I held upon to His words,
I had my trust and faith in Him.
So I fought on.'
It seemed even more hopeless than before, a handful of my warriors remained while the enemy's troops continued to stream in from the ridge. Blood flowed do
Show her My love.Show her My love.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I had a friend come to me,
She spilled out all her problems.
Of how she believed,
She told me she was trapped.
Trapped in a way of living,
But that she was happy.
It was hard for me,
To hear how she loved another woman.
How she said she wanted-
to make a family with her.
I felt utterly sick inside,
But I knew I had to push-
all the ick aside.
I had to shine with God's love.
I smiled, though it was hard.
I told her what I believed.
Told her that the sin was wrong,
But that God didn't hate her.
That He hated this sin,
But that He loved her.
And if He could see past
those sins to a daughter He loves.
Then I could at least try to do the same.
I had to accept her.
Because I knew that was-
-what I was suppose to do.
To be a real Christian,
To show her God's love.
Not hate her or stone her,
I had to see past the flesh.
Down to the spirit,
To see what God saw.
A beautiful princess,
With her King awaiting.
Confused by the lies,
Traveling to and fro.
To reach something, someone else.
As the Star fell to earth.As the Star fell to earth.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the star fell to earth, so did my heart.
As the waves crashed onto the shore, so did my soul.
As the sun shown its beautiful rays, so did my spirit.
As the moon light glinted on the stone, so my mind flashed with new insight.
You are my Star, the new beat in my heart.
You are my Wave, the power in my soul.
You are the Sun, the new light in my spirit.
You are the Moon, guiding me through.
With You, in this state I feel secure but free.
And with You, I'm more loving, more accepting of other people.
With You, I move in a motion that sways me back and forth.
And with You, I feel like a radiant energy is burning within me,
a heat and visible light shining forth, emitted by You.
And without You I find myself yearning and pining for You,
because I'm infatuated and in love with You.
And still, I can not touch base with how much I need You.
Nor can anyone understand even if I could describe it.
Because You are,
my Star, my Wave, my Sun and You are my guiding Moon.
Face of an angelFace of an angel5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No one understood Stephen's faith,
and because of that they wanted to accuse him.
Wanted to bash him into the ground,
which in the end, they did.
They brought forth false witnesses to speak against him,
and once they finished
they called Stephen to the stand to defend himself.
But as he opened his mouth,
Words of defense didn't fill the air.
He spoke of the time of Abraham and of Moses.
The people were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.
But being filled with the Holy Spirit Stephen lifted his gaze to Heaven and saw
The Glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
"Look! I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."
He claimed proudly, but the people did not want to listen.
They rushed him and dragged him out of the city to stone him.
They grabbed their stones and began to throw them,
Striking him with each rock.
But with each blow his eyes didn't stray from Jesus.
His gaze remained fixed on his true love.
Awaiting the arms of his Savior
Live another dayLive another day4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I come to see this,
As I walked to this edge.
Burning in my mind,
Of these sins I done inside.
I felt so lost and broken,
I knew I couldn't live another day.
Then He came down to say.
'I've broken down these walls,
Now I'm standing here (standing here)
Reaching down my hand.
For you to grab (for you to grab)
Come to me and accept the truth (the truth...)
You were sacrificed,
hung upon that cross.
Bled so I can live.
Placed in a tomb,
Then rose to Heaven (Rose to Hea-ven)
Then you were here.
Standing right in front of me, (in front of me)
Saving me from this life.
You're my hero,
You rode on that white horse,
Your sword in Your hand.
Fire burning in Your eyes,
A swing of that blade, and all fell.
The lonely and scared you rode to.
You reached down to them, (down to them)
You destroyed their enemies (enemies.)
You're a hero, alive and well.
Fighting for their lives.
Died for us to live (for us to live)
'Cause You're a hero.
You rose to take Your Throne.
Taking this stand (this stan
Angel of hopeAngel of hope5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It was beating in this heart,
But no one saw its one desire.
No one cared to know its only dream,
Or touch its soul.
But twisted in the suns rays,
The moon reflecting in its hope.
Scattered dreams are now what lay ahead.
Of lost hope and troubled souls.
A simple pure desire gone to gray,
Broken to pieces, which now lay in ruin.
If only anyone cared,
If only anyone asked,
Maybe then this heart wouldn't be bleeding.
As the pain takes over,
So does the anger and rage.
The neglect so clear and seen,
Oh by what means could it be fixed?
Could have it all been stopped?
At a fork in the road now twisted and torn,
What way must this wounded soul turn?
And like a star from Heaven,
I see him clear in front of me.
His golden wings stretched out wide,
His handsome face shining in the darkness.
His pools of blue glistening with hope,
He takes my hand and caresses my cheek.
"Do not throw it all away,
Do not toss this dream aside.
Or step on the crooked path.
You are loved.
You are cherished more than
It's worth the fightIt's worth the fight5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Into the eyes of death I stare,
and like the falling rain I hear.
This heart pounding inside of me.
And like the stars shining above,
I see this dream waiting to birth.
And like the oceans length,
I reach around and grip onto this love.
It's like a dream come true.
This love I've come to know.
It's like a life coming and going,
This rest I've come to feel.
It's like a river that never ceases,
This hope I've always known.
It's like a falling star that never reaches its end,
This faith I've never been without.
So I hold onto this life I have,
a life full of love, laughter and joy.
It's not always an easy road to travel,
this road for Christ.
You never understand what's coming at first,
but when you open you're mind,
and open you're heart.
When you welcome Him in,
you'll see this life is worth the fight.
His love, His mercy, His grace and forgiveness,
is what we all need.
It's worth the fight,
It's worth the chance,
It's worth the hope,
It's worth the faith,
It's worth the ti
The pastThe thing with the past is that it teaches us what to do or what not to do.The past3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It offers to teach us how to improve the present;
So that we can make our future what we wish it to be.
It never gives up the fight.It never gives up the fight.5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Two souls are joined,
Making a single being.
Yet in two bodies they remain,
Love keeping them intertwined.
Trust keeps them growing.
Hope keeps them shining.
Faith keeps them safe.
Battles build the walls,
Challenges keep trying to knock them to the grave.
Fights they always face.
But their love brings them together,
Locks them in an embrace so strong.
That no demon can break apart,
No matter how hard it tries.
For a successful relationship
must first go through the fire.
It must get knocked around,
to learn to stand firm.
It must be tested to the limit,
to know how to love unconditionally.
So never give up the fight.
PurityPerhaps holding so firmly has its faults,Purity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Though we must all believe in something.
Something to hold onto, to grip with our lives,
No matter what it is, we don't waver from it.
Even when others try to tear us from our path.
Unlike those that steal the innocence,
Those that take the essence of another.
To rip it apart and burn it to the dust
We try to believe in something bigger than that,
To help one another in times of need.
Rings of promise circled around a finger,
Silver and small to protect the selected skin.
Not bound in a humanly marriage,
But bound to a promise stronger than life.
To stay within God's law until the right time.
Ignorance is often clouded in their minds,
As if nothing so Big as God can truly exist.
But how so can the wind truly exist if He can't?
They are the same in many ways,
Evident to everyone who simply listens and feels.
To what effect do our beliefs truly reign?
Catching the ear of a passer by,
Or the stranger seeing the l
The Word.The Word.5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
As it is spoken, it becomes.
The Word of life can be within you,
all you must do is accept Him in your heart.
He is the Word.
And when He lives within you,
the Word also dwells inside you.
Jesus is the Word.
And His name is all powerful,
with His name the lame will walk,
the sick are healed,
the dead are raised.
In His name, cancer flees,
broken bones are made new,
the blind can see.
With the Mighty name of Jesus it is done.
He is the Word, and the Word lives inside us.
He is the healer of all.
He forgives the sinner of his past,
and makes his future anew.
All wrongs are gone,
and in their place is freedom.
There is love, peace, joy, hope and patience...
I'm freeI'm free5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Taken away too soon,
forgotten and neglected.
Lost to this world of pain and hate,
held to a life of loneliness.
But in a blink it was all gone,
no longer was this suffocating pain holding me down.
I was free, saved, by a loving King.
Who held my hand, and wrapped me in His arms.
Whispering words of life and love into my soul.
I am free!
The little things.The little things.5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It is the little things You do to make me smile.
Like letting me see the fading colors of the setting sun.
Or allowing me to come across a rock so unique as this.
Or by sending a gentle breeze to wash over me on a hot summers day.
Or by giving me a man like him to love.
So Father, Oh Mighty King, I thank You.
For painting this big ol' smile on my face.
For filling me with hope and grace.
For giving me reason to dance and sing.
For touching me with forgiving Hands.
For loving someone so undeserving...
And yet, this mind set is so terribly wrong.
So many people think they are, so undeserving.
And despite the things we've said or done,
The sins we've so wrongly committed.
We are simply wrong by this thinking.
Because if we thought about it long and hard,
We'd come up with this answer.
"God loves us, we are His children and He thinks we are
deserving enough to send His Son to the cross to buy our sins
away from us, forever and always.
Not because God had to, but because He love