"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which is is impossible to be silent."
ACROSS THE ROOM
Baby can't you hear the beat?
Does the rhythm make you dance?
Are the words innocent and sweet?
Do I even have a chance?
I'm too shy to say it
But with the music you might know
It is why I asked they play it
Because it reveals my loving soul
If only you are listening
And our eyes might dare to meet
Are we even worth considering?
Will this song knock you off your feet?
Here I stand across a crowded room
With a flower in my hair
And I've sent to you this sweet love song
And Cupid's arrow is in the air
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
427 BC –347-BC
He played Sloop John B over the phone
That is how the relationship began
It was a song we listened to each night
Over and over again
I was just a girl of thirteen
Not allowed to date, no that was wrong
But he was my guy and I was his girl
And we were held together by a phone and a song
With a dream in my mind and a song in my heart
I fell asleep cuddling just a pillow each night
Two teens sharing a song to ignite a spark
We had a melody but were miles apart
Just listening to our tune we did no harm
That became all this little girl and boy had
In spite of the nightly calls and invisible charm
We never even once held hands.
"You pray in your distress and in your need; would you not pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."
THANK YOU FOR WHAT I HAVE, TODAY I SHALL NOT ASK FOR MORE
As we find ourselves immersed in prayer
Of loss, of pain, of adversity faced
In your search for answers it is only fair
You admit to blessings you have embraced
In someone's shoes you must walk a mile
To realize how you have been so blessed
Then in prayer we can face our Lord and smile
And let gratitude do the rest
Thank You Lord for all I have
This day I will not ask for more
I'm grateful for each day that I have laughed
And for the future ones in store
"Gratitude is an opener of unlocked blessings."
I stand before future's tightly locked door
Wondering what blessing are hidden from me
Knowing that behind it holds what's in store
And gratitude is the only key
"If you have lived, take thankfully the past."
WEARING YOUR VINTAGE PAST
Who we were in part we be
As today's reflection we now see
Bringing forward the best of what once we had worn
Leaving behind the ugly and the torn
Vintage garb that made you unique
Past and present gladly meet
The ugliness of then how cast aside
And just its beauty now worn in pride
It is ok to wear your vintage past
And admire it in the looking glass
If it's the best of you from then
In todays fashion you frolic in
"Gratitude is an art of painting adversity into a lovely picture."
WELCOME THE FRESH AND NEW
Stumps left of once were grand towering trees
Now a barren foreground adds to the sadness of how things once were
But looking past a depressing scene
Is brand new life thriving out there
Young vital nature making its existence known
Is now the art we will all embrace
Thankful now for the new that's grown
Into yesterday's memories with a happy new face