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what are words?

what are words?
are they only sounds
spoken and erased
with time and space
no, they are echoes
they chase

they are knives
they are swords
they are bullets
they are fists

what are words?
they are art
they are choices
they are life or death
healing or hurt

they are hugs after a hard day
they are dawn breaking dark
they are the shooting star
the innocence of a child
the hope inside of you
God’s love so wild

what are my words?
whatever they be
may they be Yours only
my Savior, my King

cleanse this heart
to speak 
to love
to heal
to believe

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Handwriting Tag

My blogger friend, Squid, nominated me for the “Handwriting Tag.” Since blogging generally consists of lots of typing,  it was fun to grab a piece of paper and hand write my answers to the questions:

  1. My name
  2. My blog’s name
  3. My favorite word and its definition
  4. Something nice
  5. The name of my favorite song right now
  6. What I was writing with
  7. A fun fact about myself
  8. To write and/or draw my favorite emoticon
  9. A silly message
  10. Who I’m tagging

Thank you, Squid for this nomination! 🙂

Handwriting Tag

Nominated Blogs (I look forward to hearing your answers, if you’d like to join along!) 🙂

Moments of the Heart
Agulha no Palheiro
In Sun or Rain

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Grandpa

He’s got a joke to tell
Or a story to share
Bringing laughter with him
Everywhere

He’s read something new
He wants us to know
Or has made a contraption
He wants to show

He’s got a hand to fix
What we break
And a heart that’s built
Upon his faith

He gives us a hug
And tells us

We’re loved
Our Grandpa
Is a blessing
A gift  from above

–Love you, Gramps!

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Ideas

Ideas
They come from beyond me
And overtake me

They dance in my head
And twirl in my heart
And make me do cartwheels in the yard

They make me skip
And jump
And run away
To find the nearest pen and paper
And start to scribble

Ideas
Bursting in my head
Like fireworks
Growing in my heart
From a tiny seed
Into something bigger
Bigger than I’d dreamed

Ideas
They live inside me
But when I give them wings
They fly away
They change
They become a different melody
In someone else’s heart

Ideas 
They long for freedom
So give them wings
Let them soar through the sky
And find a new home

Let them brave the darkness
Like the stars

Let them bring beauty
Like the spring

Ideas
Let them live

Let them sing

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