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Spiritual Concepts

Sunrise

I am a woman of the dawn
With its pinks and grays fading
As the night silence is broken
I rise to meet the morning light

Across the pale blue sky
In colors of yellows and gold
By its light shining bright
The colors bleed through

I am a woman of the dawn
Like the sun I am bold
For the sunrise brings hope
By its warmth, I feel lively.

Like beauty overwhelming the sky
I am more grateful for blessings
More appreciative of being alive
Oh how it brings me inner peace

I am a woman of the dawn
Empowered by the light
That chases the darkness away
The birth of a glorious new day

Breathtaking in itself
A chance to shine like the sun
Be more accepting of others
Give love without conditions


Winter Ice Storm 

When stranded in an Ice Storm
Carpet of snow does transform
Snow fluttering in the breeze
Hide your ego if you please
Asking for help is not a shame
No pointing fingers no one to blame

As your traveling in the snow
You feel so numb can hardly go 
Teeth are grinding from the breeze
Voices tell you-you may freeze
The pounding heartbeat in your chest
tells you to give it your very best

Ask God for help, and he will draw near
Have faith, and He will calm your fear
Take His hand, and you will see
This is the way it's supposed to be
He is with you no matter the storm
With his touch, he makes you warm

My Confession

Dear God so full of grace and compassion
I am coming again with my confession
As I look into the mirror and see my reflection
I ask you for forgiveness and direction

Sometimes I look at someone and see the worst,
Knowing that I haven't always put you first
All of a sudden as if my bubble had burst
I must confess that I was feeling somewhat coerced

I know I will mess up every now and then
For nobody is perfect except Christ for it is written
As I am praying, I feel your love, and I am forgiven
In Jesus name, I pray, Amen

God Is Up To Something

When you feel you are worth nothing
And your load is too heavy to carry
God is up to something
He is the light in your darkness
He will take away what is scary

When you feel weak and wary
And your hope is almost gone
God is up to something
Your burdens he will bury
Forgiveness he will bring on

When you feel that everything is wrong
And you are going through a storm
God is up to something
He will lift you and make you strong
And a rainbow will transform


Let's Tell Everybody About Jesus

Come on brothers, come on sisters
Get out there in the hi-ways and hedges 
Don't give up until our feet have blisters
Let's tell everybody about Jesus

Let's tie all of our shoelaces
Let's go to all the high places 
And out of the way spaces
Making sure we hit all the bases

Getting rid of all our contradictory
Letting our sacrifices become a victory
Don't let it become a mystery
Let's give God all the glory

I See God Looking back at Me

When I look in the mirror
What do I see?
I see my reflection
Looking back at me

When I look in the bible
What do I see
I see God's direction
Looking back at me

When I look at the cross
What do I see
I see His resurrection
Looking back at me

When I go for a walk
What do I see
I see God's creation
Looking back at me

Dear Lord

Dear Lord, Look at Me
In this world, I'm struggling
Feeling forsaken and lonely
I feel myself dragging.
Is this the way it's meant to be?

My Child, Look at Me
Stop it, you're complaining
I must speak frankly
Stop all that doubting
This world is not your destiny

Dear Lord, Look at Me
I am discouraged and seeking
I still can't fully see
Inside, my tears are shedding
But I must face the pain I see,

My child, look at me
You are alive and breathing
Open your heart, and you will see
What it is that's happening
Stop and look up at me


Jesus, My Master

I trust in the creator and author
Of what I believe
because what I ask for in Him, 
I in return shall receive

Miracles happen every day
Open up my soul to Him
Because He can make things right
I in return sing a hymn

Man can break my heart
Tell me a lot of lies
Because man is not perfect
I in return will not compromise

In my heart, I know the truth
Jesus is the answer
He is everlasting with me
I in return call Him Master

Milk and Honey

Milk and honey and blooming delights
Streets of gold with lots of lights

We all will soon be gathered there
No more heartaches pain or care

God's precious presence we shall see
He will reach his arms out to you and me

From God's fountain, we'll be drinking
From our lips, we'll be singing

We'll be shouting with a blast
Hallelu, hallelujah, heaven at last

Faith
Step of Faith
This is for me
As a believer
It is what I see
With my heart
I will receive
Praying
Praying is easy
I do it every day
Sometimes I feel lazy
But I do it anyway
Even when I'm busy
That's how I start my day


Storms to Bear

Storm Is Coming

I felt a stiff breeze upon my body
Oh it’s the strength of the wind that I feel
I hear the wind chimes of the pending storm.
I looked around and viewed the trees,  
smelled the air and felt the breeze.
I felt its strength as it blew harder
The bully of wind, invading upon me

I knew a storm was quickly approaching
Dark clouds were present I knew it was close
And I must settle down somewhere secure
As my umbrella went flying away
I ran for shelter like scattered debris.
A rumbling sound constantly moving
Thunder and lightning lighting up the sky

Restless animals trying to run away
Rain coming down hitting all objects
And making a lot of disturbing sounds
Destructive winds exposed and ripped
Hard as nails, the rain comes pouring down

The Storms of Life

Here I am traveling through time
Trying to make my life rhyme

Leafing through and trumping it up
New skills that I try to develop

The storms of life that I embrace
As the jigsaw puzzle falls into place

My habits take over my existence
Making my life more intense

Gambling with love and fortune
There will not be a distraction

Trying not to get ahead of myself
Slowing down to take a ride on a raft

Troubled waters do not last forever
The storms of life make me brighter


Socialism

When people get too comfortable
They stop caring and get disconnected
Throbbing with life, dispelling all dismay
Wanting recognition for their victory
A victory that has yet  achieved

Social justice is not all cut and dry
It opens up a world of possibilities
Causes too many storms for tomorrow
Civilization gets destroyed
It is like putting a square in a circle



Redneck Girl

Cowgirl Riding Hard

This is how it began
Pinto beans, collards and cornbread
Time for a down-home showdown
This girl is traveling light

Getty up and let’s go, let’s go
My feet are in the saddle
I am one tough chick
Riding in the broad daylight

All hot and smelly
Looking for a good time
This rowdy cowgirl feels good
Spit and polish gotta do it right


Just a writer

They say I’d have to be drunk
To write a country song
I would write a lot of junk
And that would be wrong

I would have to wear a disguise
Because there may be a snitch
Might have to compromise
Or run around without a stitch

I am just a free-lancer
Living on the edge
I will not become a drinker
I do not have an urge.

Unless I was drunk on love
I would write words all night
Someone special I would think of
And that would be right

A Night at The Bar

I picked up a guitar
Pretended I was a rock star
I thought I saw a giant crab
But it was just a black lab
It got late, and I left the bar
Out looking for my car

I forgot I had come by a taxi-cab
I also forgot to pay my tab
A man wanted to give me CPR
He got me into his squad car
I thought it was a taxi-cab
At least I wasn’t on a slab


A Kind of Way

I am borderline sleazy
A back alley kind of way
Stirring up a little ruckus
My atheism  squashed
I am a little standoffish
Diving into troubled waters
In a sneaky sort of way

Keeping my tongue stirred
Skipping out on diversity
In a foot-loose kind of way
Casually unpredictable
No one will be the wiser
Seeking common ground
In a type of recycled way

Black-eyed Peas

Kudos to the Black-eyed Peas
In celebration of the New Year
This tasty and nourishing vegetable
is placed on every table of the south

In hopes of more money will appear
Its nutty flavor is a satisfying staple
With a robust, delicious dish on the side
As it satisfies taste buds in our mouth

There is no substitute for black-eyed peas
Served with greens and hot cornbread
Sliced onions and tea completes the meal
This vegetable is like the people of the south

We are nutty, robust and try to get ahead
Some of us are resilient and want to squeal
In hopes of our needs will be supplied
We will never have to be or do without

Worry, worries go away and don’t come back!

WORRY

Worry, worries go away and don’t come back!
Sad, heavy-hearted, the burdens that depress us,
Stop wearing down my body and robbing me of my JOY!

Worry, worries go away and don’t come back!
The power that you have keeps me awake at night,
Stop entering my mind and stop playing tricks on me!

Worry, worries go away and don’t come back!
Suspicion and doubt; we try to analyze to no avail.
Stop gnawing at me and stop giving me the blues.

I Can’t Sleep

I am awake; I cannot sleep.
I began to count blessings instead of sheep.
There are so many I began to weep.
The love in my heart I will keep.

Now I must pray and fall asleep.
I dreamed I was counting sheep
One fell into a hole that was deep
The little ones I wanted to keep

The owner came up in a jeep
He ran me off; he was a creep
I woke up and began to weep
I didn’t get much beauty sleep

An hour later, I’m still awake.
I might as well get up and bake.
A shower I will take.
Coffee I will make.

A promise I will not break.
My life is not a fake.
Now I am wide-awake.
Sitting and waiting for daybreak.




Feeling Lost

Just Someone

I don’t think that I am a terrible person
Just someone that is always searching
I don’t have answers or the right solution
Just someone doing a lot of rehearsing

I don’t need to hear your sermon
Just someone that is reaching
The right answers I will determine
Just waiting for the correct wording
I
 don’t want to become a burden
Just someone that is recording
The events of my life with a pardon
Just a new chapter that is starting


Better light

I walk into a dark room
I feel all empty inside
I turn on the light switch
With life, the room does feel

I walk outside and look around
The sky becomes darker
The moon and stars shine through
With life the world displays

I walk through the woods
Oh the sounds I do hear
Sounds of creatures around
Some sounds from afar

I walk back toward the house
With thoughts of better times
Yesterday is gone, and life goes on
A good night’s rest then it’s tomorrow


First Impression

A first impression never fades
An opinion, quickly formed
It is imperative you know
It doesn’t get a second chance
Just relax and don’t put on a show
It cannot be reversed or unformed
Just make it a good remembrance

A Homeless Person

Trying to make ends meet
I’ll be okay living on a dime
Living out on the street
It feels all right to be this tight

Out looking for food to eat
Days come up missing
Dreams take a backseat
This society can’t be right

A Single Mom

A single mom turns to steel and keeps on going
Very seldom can go out for the evening

Keeps busy every day trying to survive
She sets her gears in automatic drive

Her happiness is  within her children
Their hugs and smiles are why she’s driven

Dogs

Sometimes I wonder what dogs say to each other
Why the slurping sounds when they eat their supper
Barking, howling or growling is what we do hear

They seem to have a language of their own
Always digging holes to bury toys or a bone
Barking, howling or growling is what we do fear

A Word

Be careful how you chose a word
A word can be misunderstood
A word could be plain out absurd
A word could be easily overheard
A word can cause trouble to be stirred
A word can become too forward
A word cannot be taken backward
A word can become any password
A word can be like a broken record
Be careful, say what you can afford

Drop It Like It’s Hot

When your life is like play doe
Left out to dry up and get hard
If you’re going with the flow

You will not get any reward
But if you drop it like it’s hot
You will be able to conquer and grow

When you got something up your sleeve
And it’s deceptive and dishonest
A lot of heartaches you will weave

You will not be able to play it like a pianist
But if you drop it like it’s hot
A better tomorrow you will receive

Self-Love

I Need a Vacation

At times life feels like a battleship
The regrets sometimes blow my mind
Even though time doesn’t last forever
My brain needs some relaxation

Maybe I need to escape and go on a trip
Should I get away so I can unwind?
Clear my mind so I can get it all together
Would I need an explanation?

Maybe I’ll fly or take a cruise on a ship
With all life’s problems  left behind
Where to go depends on the weather
Or would I have fun at any location?

Inside Out

My beauty is more than skin deep
I sow more than I reap
but nothing is mine to keep.
I never forget how to weep

But all the while smiling
I act as if it is nothing
I find myself singing
And I will not be quitting

It’s more than what is outside
The rest should step aside
I have a great deal of pride
I will not attempt to hide


Recall Beauty

Mirror, mirror on the wall
My beauty I have lost
Reflect what used to be
A flawless skin
Before I get tossed

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Give me beauty at any cost
One that is wrinkle free
Smooth to the touch as I recall
Beauty with a guarantee

Type of Woman

I am the type of woman
That can portray happiness
Even when I am defeated
In spite of everything else
I look at you and smile

I am the type of woman
Eager to improve society
Also if I get overwhelmed
In the differences of morality
I look at you and smile

I am the type of woman
Courageous enough to be brave
Even if I get intelligently routed
In the midst I know to behave
I look at you and smile

Be a Lady

In the excitement of the moment
Remember there is a treasure inside of you
Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve
A lady sets her standards high
Remember low prices attract the most customers
Let people know you are smart takes guts
But more difficult to regret