Rhyme

Levi

How can I say how you make me feel?

Your hidden heart is so real

Your gentle pats have turned to kicks

Sometimes I jump with those mighty hits

You’re coming soon in May or June

We’re waiting for that day to bloom

I’ll push and I’ll breathe and I’ll set you free

Into this wild world you’ll soon see

How can I say how it will make you feel?

The pain, the heartache, is so real

But stronger still is the Love

That sent you, Levi

From above

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And Then You Called me Mommy

And then you called me Mommy

And my heart danced inside

For you had called me Mommy

For the very first time

Each day I want to show you

What that name truly means

And I pray you always know

How much it means to me

For when you’re no longer by my side

I’ll still cheer you on inside

My dancing heart will sometimes cry

For you’ll call me Mommy across telephone lines

And as I’ll watch you start to fly

Son, I’ll remember each special time

And hold it tight in this heart of mine

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Forever is the Soul

I see the wreckage

The empty fields

It’s been a year

Yet still it’s near

That violent wind

Twisting through town

Cutting the strong woods to the ground

I see the barren plot of land

Where once the old brick church did stand

Gone now

But I know it’s alive

In the hearts and souls that did survive

For a church is not a building

Neither a town what’s built around

But the people living

Breathing

Changing

Their heartbeat is it’s sound

Their echo is eternal

Forever is the soul

So let us not forget

That hope is our goal

It cannot be erased

By an angry twister’s raging face

For we have an eternal Resting Place

Free from sorrow

Free from storm

Happy

Safe

Blest

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Time

Time

It flies
If we don’t pause
We’ll never find
The treasures hidden
In these hard and beautiful days
Joy and pain
Sun and rain
So often united

Time

Don’t take it for granted
It comes
But it goes away
When we look back what will we see?
Did we stop
To live, to change, to believe
Or did we run 
Without a dream?
So live today
As the gift it is
From the God who created us to be
His hands and feet

Time

It changes
This world in need
As we give Him everything

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free verse

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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Not Forgotten

Let’s pause to remember
Let’s acknowledge what is true

For every life is precious
A gift from above
Let’s not forget
Let’s stand for honesty
For love
For freedom
For those who have no voice
For the unborn
For the slave
For the unknown and ignored
Let’s stand for hope
For justice
For grace
Let’s walk humbly
Bravely
Toward the God of our redemption
Toward the hope of tomorrow
Let’s not forget
Let’s change the future

~In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

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