Rhyme

Trinity

I cried again

My tears were deep

Coming from a place not many see

The place where you are buried

I cry again

Your dad and I cry together

For we will love you, Trinity

Forever

Your time was short

Our arms were barren

Anger rises for the life you weren’t given

But I relinquish those feeling to embrace the truth

That you are living the life we long to

You’re breathing the air we are dying to breathe

You are free

So I will not trap you in my sorrow

In my pain

I’ll hand you over to His arms of grace

Knowing one day we will see your face

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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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Rhyme

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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Bro & Sis Collaborated, Rhyme

These Summer Days

These summer days
They slip away
Before you know it
Fall leaves arrayed
Beneath our feet
The earth grows cold
And here comes winter
Ever bold
‘Tis the truth
Since times old
Seasons change
There’s sun
There’s snow

But God’s love won’t let us go
These winter days
Burst into spring
And once again we’ll learn to sing
These summer days
Aren’t here to stay
So cherish them in every way
For the gift they are
Today

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inspired by Summer Time

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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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Rhyme

Today is a Promise

Today is a promise to tomorrow
A dream
A commitment
An adventure to follow

With God as the compass
And love as the guide
You’ll climb every mountain
And cross rivers wide

No journey is easy
But no words can explain
The joy & the beauty
That sings in the rain

Sunshine will brighten
Hearts held by grace
And hope gives strength
Day by day

It’s a heritage you’re forming
A home established forever
Built by the One
Who brought you
Together

–For Silas & Abigail LaGoy.  Yahweh bless you more than you can dream!

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