GOD AND I

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I WILL SIT AND WAIT

COS I KNOW YOU ARE NEVER LATE

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

OH! MY HEART IS FULL…

FULL OF YOUR LOVE

FILLED WITH PEACE

OH! SUCH BLISS!

I’M SURE YOU LOVE ME

I’M SURE YOU WANT ME

JUST AS I AM

OH, HOW I LOVE THEE!

JUST LOOK AT ME…

FROM A GIRL WITH SO MANY WORRIES

TOO MANY…I CARRIED THEM IN LORRIES

THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE

I SEE NO MORE

I’M COMPLETELY LOST IN YOUR LOVE

I’M NOT GOING BACK!

LET THEM BARK!

I’M FINE JUST WHERE I AM NOW

YOU’VE GIVE ME A CROWN

I’M…I’M NOW A PRINCESS!

ROYALTY I AM…SO PRICELESS!

I DON’T RECOGNIZE ME ANYMORE

I SEE YOU IN ME WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR

OH! SWEET SWEET LOVE!

JUST LOOK AT ME!

OH, MY!

I’M IN A LOVE-RELATIONSHIP

I’M IN A REAL RELATIONSHIP!

I’M NEVER LETTING GO!

OH YES!

YOU PROMISED TO NEVER LEAVE ME …

…HERE I AM!

A PUPPET I AM IN YOUR HANDS

YOU HAVE THE STRINGS IN YOUR HANDS

PULL THEM AND I’LL DANCE IN YOUR PRESENCE

A SWEET OFFERING LAVISHED WITH INCENSE

I’M ALL YOURS

CALL MY NAME AND I’LL YIELD

I’LL JOIN THE WORKERS IN THE FIELD

I’LL WORK THE FIELD

I’LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU

ONLY FOR YOU

CALL MY NAME AND I’LL YIELD

CALL MY NAME, OH LORD!

I’M YOURS

THIS IS MY LOVE SONG TO YOU

I CALL IT, “GOD AND I”

 

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Keresimesi

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Keresimesi (Christmas)

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason

The reason why we celebrate

The reason for the season

A King so great

The birthday that causes all to unite

Friends and family we invite

A day of love

A season of love

Gift giving

Busy kitchens

Carol singing

And great thanks we’ll be giving

Keresimesi (Christmas)

A day of delight

Kind thoughts

Warm hugs

Warm pots

And happy children

Summon them to come worship the King!

On this great day

Summon them to come!

A beautiful song we’ll play

So much singing and dancing

So much excitement

So much laughter

Joy right now and hereafter

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The reason for all the merriment

Jesu Kristi (Jesus Christ)

The birthday of the King

Great gifts we bring

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Let’s sing a song of praise

The name of the King we raise

A song of gratitude

With a jolly attitude

We dance tirelessly

We laugh carelessly

With love in our hearts

Compassion and generosity

We spread the love

 

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship the King

Keresimesi (Christmas)

Come let’s worship

 

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IT’S ALMOST MY BIRTHDAY

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Oh, snap!

Have I been taking a nap?

Wake up!

Wake up!

It’s almost my birthday

What can I say?!

Another year of great things

Another year of big wins

Another chance to fly high

And bid failure goodbye

It’s almost my birthday!

Some might call it, my cake-day

Oh well!

My story isn’t yours to tell

My King tells it better

His Word is all that matters

Oh yes!

I have a list

My birthday list

Yes…I’m like that

I want a bank account so fat

And lots of gifts so pretty

Yes…I’m like that

So, see you on my cake-day

Sorry…my birthday

Say a prayer of love for me

And thank you for loving me

It’s almost my birthday

I’ll be a year younger…

…not older

I’ll be a year younger tomorrow

 

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SHE NEEDED A DRINK

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She needed a drink

She needed to quench this thirst

The bartenders were nowhere to be found

She had too many dependents

They all looked up to her for everything

The burden was much

But she never complained

She gave

She gave

She gave

She never complained

 She never spoke a word until today

 “I need a drink!” She croaked

Her throat was dry and sore

Her skin was dry and parched

She needed a drink badly

So she prayed

And she waited

Oh! She waited!

A drink for one…or maybe for all

A drink for a minute…or maybe an hour

So, she looked up

She knew they would show up

They always did!

And there they were

As dark as they could possibly be

They were heavy and so beautiful

She could sense the intimacy

It was powerful

They reached out and grabbed each other’s hands

They were all so in-love

The bartenders appeared

A perfect sight

They hugged

They kissed

They cried

Tears of joy

The great reunion

She knew her prayers had been answered

She closed her eyes and savored every drop

She opened her pores

She took it all in

The sweet liquid flooded her senses

Oh! What a relief!

Mama Earth was glad once again

She asked

She prayed

And now she drank

The rain washed her thirst away

Mama Earth drank

Yes! She drank!

Drunk and happy she was

 

 

 

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PLEASE STAY

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I need to go

Please don’t say no

I’ll be back

But not right now

I’ll be away

But not for too long

Let me sing you one last song

A song that will make you smile

I really want to be with you

But I can’t take you with me

The storm would hit me so hard if I do

Please don’t cry!

I know…I know I should try

But not right now

He’ll pursue me

He’ll run after me

He might hurt me

I don’t want him to hurt you too

It will make me cry

So, please stay

You can’t go with me

I’ll come back for you…

…But not now

One thing is certain

I’ll come back for you

And then

We’ll be together again

 

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QUEEN UNAWARE

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She knew not who she was

She was carefree

 She let her guard down

She played with the dogs

She lowered her standards

She misused her gift

She was a queen

She was unaware

She had a rare gift

But she cast it to the dogs

She was royalty

Powerful

Special

Gifted

Beautiful

Queen unaware

Queen without her crown

Crown discarded

She deserved better

She settled for less

She knew not who she was

So she got not what she deserved

She was a queen

But she was unaware…

…Queen unaware

 

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NAKED

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It was dusk

They were in a hurry

Paul, John, Jake and Larry

The darkness was creeping in

They lifted the earth

Covering the last piece of evidence

A wicked bunch of rebels

Young and foolish they were

They smiled at themselves

Mission accomplished!

Deeds buried!

Oh, how smart they were…

…or so they thought

They picked up their tools

And fled the scene of the crime

No one saw them

No one suspected a thing

No one in sight to judge their sin

No cause for alarm!

Off to their home

Straight to the shower

And ….to their beds

They shut their eyes

Happy with their success

Pay day was in a few hours

The boss would be so proud of them

But little did they know

That was just the beginning

The wind blew hard

As they snored their guilt away

The blanket of sand upon the earth was lifted high

The trees bowed down to welcome the rain

And then the rain poured

Weeping like a mother who had just lost her child

It poured

In anger…it poured

Uncovering every buried piece of evidence

Revealing the hidden evil

The earth, wind and rain formed a partnership

As the rebels snored away

The earth, wind and rain had a vision

They were determined to accomplish their mission…

…Oh, what a night it was!

And then the morning came

Everything naked

Everything revealed

Everyone saw it

Everyone knew it

All that was covered was now naked

Naked for all to see

Naked it was

Doomed they were

 

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YOURSELF

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To advice yourself

All by yourself

Because you love yourself

And you are yourself

And you care about yourself

Because you yourself…

…oh, yes you yourself

Sometimes know what’s best for yourself

Without hurting yourself

Or condemning yourself

But speaking the truth to yourself

And creating a better picture for yourself

After a nice date with God and yourself

So you sit under the mango tree all by yourself

And think for yourself

At the end of the day, the crowd will reduce…you’ll see for yourself

So, that’s why you must do right for yourself

Don’t fool yourself!

Please give some constructive advice to yourself

And create a better version of yourself

For the sake of others and most importantly, YOURSELF

 

-Signed by Yourself for Yourself

 

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BURY THE TRUTH

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In the twinkle of an eye

The story changed

The story I loved to tell

The story everyone loved to hear

A storybook filled with pretty pictures

A story so perfect

A story so rare

Envied by all

In the twinkle of an eye

It all changed

You didn’t wait for me to say goodbye

You destroyed my pretty fairytale

You revealed a different side of the story

I loved this story!

Don’t you get it!

It was perfect!

How dare you ruin it for me!

Yes, I believe you

You saw it all happen

I was too little to remember

Too little to know the version you speak of

Yes, I believe your version

It holds facts

It sounds so much like the truth

But I don’t like that version

It makes me cry

How dare you ruin it for me!

I like my version better!

Keep your facts!

Bury the truth!

I’ve heard your story!

But I don’t want it!

Keep it to yourself!

Tell it to your children!

I like my story better

It’s beautiful and perfect

I’ll rather have a smile each time I tell it

Than cry each time I tell it

So, be gone!

Keep your truth

I’ll tell my story

 

 “Denial is the refusal to accept reality or fact, acting as if a painful event, thought or feeling did not exist. It is considered one of the most primitive of the defense mechanisms because it is characteristic of early childhood development. Many people use denial in their everyday lives to avoid dealing with painful feelings or areas of their life they don’t wish to admit.”
– Grohol, J. (2016). 15 Common Defense Mechanisms. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 21, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-defense-mechanisms/

 

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SO LONG

SO LONG

 

I still hear you sing

Sweet memories it brings

Your kind eyes filled with love

Sweet tales you loved to tell

To speak and make me smile

Night time jokes

Oh! I used to laugh so hard

And watch you laugh as the tears travelled down your cheeks

How time flies!

I just wrote you a poem…last year…

…Last year…Come on!

I used to wish you were here

I used to pray to have you back

Many wishes to hear you speak

My eyes…they leak

My throat hurts a bit

These are all feelings

They don’t last forever

 
 

But the memories will never depart

Forever they will remain in my heart

Little precious stones memories are

Now we are apart

You journeyed home to meet The King

Your favorite songs I still sing

I no longer wish you were here

I’m happy you are there

I don’t see you now

It hurts so bad…I know!

But soon I’ll see you again

Say hello to all our loved ones in heaven

Greet The King and stay happy

It’s been eleven years

Oh…these tears!

So long Mama

Till we meet again

So long!

 

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