I’m Sorry. Two little words. So hard to prove
I love old, rusty abandoned trucks overgrown with weeds and wildflowers. I love weathered, broken fences, rusty, galvanized buckets, cast iron pots and pans, and vintage bowls. I love dirt roads, streams in the woods, bullfrogs and tadpoles. I love fireflies, and salamanders and a swing hanging from a tree limb. I love classical music.… Continue reading I’m Just an Old Soul
Sugar and spice and everything nice That’s what Eve was made of And placed in the Garden of beauty and charm To bask in the warmth of God’s love Then along came a serpent so charming and sweet With a hellish mission in mind To crush and destroy the apple of God’s eye And to… Continue reading From Damnation to Redemption
Don’t know why the twists and turns Our paths so often take Don’t know why blue skies turn gray And cause our hearts to break Don’t know why when a babe is born It’s left alone in the dark With no one to love and hold it close And comfort its fearful heart Don’t know… Continue reading Don’t Know Why
Old age comes bearing no gifts of gold But tokens of wrinkles Aches and pains Ben-Gay And laxatives Most of our friends are either dead Or in nursing homes Or just don’t remember who we are Teenagers think we’re from another planet Middle-aged people wish we were And the rest of society just doesn’t care… Continue reading Cheer Up! Old Age Will Be Over Before You Know it!
Beneath the covers and snow white sheets her body lay so frail and weak Wasn’t it just yesterday she was young and strong laughing and singing a happy song I don’t like Autumn she told me one day because everything dies and withers away Then into the night the angels came with Autumn leaves and… Continue reading No More Autumn, No More Rain
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139: 23, 24). Hearts are very fragile so handle them with care Caress them softly with loving words and let them know you’re… Continue reading Handle With Care!
Kenny followed Barbara everywhere, even to the outhouse where he waited patiently till she came back out. This moment frozen in time is one of my most cherished memories. Barbara, my only sister, died of breast cancer at the age of fifty-seven. Kenny is my only surviving brother of four. Though just a child of… Continue reading The Outhouse on the Hill
I woke up confused this morning thinking it was Thursday and scolding myself for not walking yesterday. What a relief to discover that it’s Wednesday and I’m not losing my mind. At the end of the driveway, I turned left instead of right, this time. It’s a little longer and a lot tougher with the… Continue reading Walking Opens Your Mind
Into the darkness, He came He whispered my name He took my hand And the journey began Down the steep winding stairwell Into the dungeon of my soul Where I dare not tread before And I was afraid Of the ghosts from the past With glaring eyes and scornful frowns Violent screams pierced my ears… Continue reading Face, to Face