Five Finger Death Punch – “Bad Company”

I spent 2 tours in Iraq from 2010 – 2011 and 2017 -2018.  I unfortunately didn’t get to see them when they were over there. Worked 12 – 15 hour days 7 days a week on average. Some where much longer. I think the hardest part is coming back home sometimes. I want to have a special shout out to all my brother’s and sisters who have held that line and for those who never came home and those still fighting.  God Bless  you all…

 

Safety Suit – “Anywhere But Here”

Is this the end of the moment
Or just a beautiful unfolding
Of a love that will never be
Or maybe be
Everything that I never thought could happen
Or ever come to pass and I wonder
If maybe, maybe I could be all you ever dreamed

Cause you are
Beautiful inside
So lovely and I can’t see why
I’d do anything without you

You are
And when I’m not with you
I know that it’s true
That I’d rather be anywhere
But here without you

Is this a natural feeling
Or is it just me bleeding
All my thoughts and dreams in hope
That you will be with me or
Is this a moment to remember
Or just a cold day in December
I wonder
If maybe, maybe I could be all
you ever dreamed

Cause you are
Beautiful inside

so lovely and I can’t see why
I’d do anything without you
You are
And when I’m not with you
I know that it’s true
That I’d rather be anywhere
But here without you

Is this the end of the moment
Or just a beautiful unfolding
Of a love that will never be
For you and me

Cause you are
You’re beautiful inside,
you’re so lovely and I can’t see why
I’d do anything without you
You are
And when I’m not with you
I know that it’s true
That I’d rather be anywhere
But here without you


For my lovely wife who I miss dearly https://herwritinghaven.com/

Bad English – “When I See You Smile”

Sometimes I wonder
How I’d ever make it through
Through this world without having you
I just wouldn’t have a clue
‘Cause sometimes it seems
Like this world’s closing in on me
And there’s no way of breaking free
And then I see you reach for me
Sometimes I wanna give up
I wanna give in
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you, baby
And everything’s alright
Everything’s alright
When I see you smile
I can face the world, oh oh
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile
I see a ray of light, oh oh
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile
Baby, when I see you smile at me, oh yeah
Baby, there’s nothing in this world
That could ever do
What a touch of your hand can do
It’s like nothing that I ever knew
And when the rain is falling, I don’t feel it
‘Cause you’re here with me now
And one look at you, baby
Is all I’ll ever need, is all I’ll ever need
When I see you smile
I can face the world, oh oh
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile
I see a ray of light, oh oh
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile, baby
Baby, when I see you smile at me
Sometimes I wanna give up
I wanna give in
I wanna quit the fight
Then one look at you, baby
And everything’s alright
Everything’s alright, so right
When I see you smile
I can face the world, oh oh
You know I can do anything, yeah
When I see you smile
I see a ray of light, oh oh
I see it shining right through the rain, yeah
When I see you smile
Yeah, I can face the world, oh oh
You know I can do anything
When I see you smile, oh yeah
Baby, when I see you smile
Smile at me


Heard this song today and immediately thought of the woman with the most beautiful smile, the one that warms my heart and with whom my life is complete.  https://herwritinghaven.com/

Stages

Stages of life pass us by
First, we are baby’s dependent on those around us
Then we are children learn to run, jump and have fun
Followed by those teen years between a child and adult
As we begin our adult years there comes new experiences                                       From marriage to parenthood
Watching our children grow as we go along in our own lives
Growing through those stages of life we once traipsed
Then they reach that time for marriage and starting their own families
Becoming in-laws then grandparents
Oh grandparents a stage I recently came into
How wonderful it has been to watch my baby grow up and have her own baby
As I held my grandson for the first time
The magic of seeing my own daughter as a baby returned
Such a small little person, but so incredible to behold
That love of a child raised tenfold
How fascinated I was just to watch him there
A miracle that started when I met such a beautiful person so long ago
How our love created our own family which now has grown larger you see
Being a grandparent is a badge I wear with pride
A name I love to hear told into my ear
Thank you, Lord, for another wonderful gift
So perfectly made by the hand who made us all


Photo is a personnel photo of myself and my grandson.

Kissing Curse

Oh what a wicked one was she
An entrancing beauty both inside and out
Men couldn’t help but notice her as she passed them by
Filling them with a deep want to know her more
Her teasing ways led many astray
On rocks they crashed
Where their hearts were dashed
Fluttering her eyes and entrancing them with her smile
Let all the gents beguiled
This power she had was what she craved
But under this came a downfall so steep
On so many with her wickedness she did slay
Making them fall for her so deep
But when they felt they had caught her
A feeling came to them so perverse
What a sickening feeling inside did stir
On those lips dripped the poison of her kissing curse
They would lose their mind
And their life in time!


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Prompt Courtesy of: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/03/01/march-writing-prompts-2/

Five Finger Death Punch – When the Seasons Change

There’s a light in you
That tears me down to nothing
There’s an angel in your eyes
There’s a hope inside
That you can make it better
You see right through my disguise

When it rains it pours
And everybody stumbles
I won’t let them bring you down

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
When the seasons change

There’s a hope in me
That I will die for something
Was there fire in my eyes
All this pain inside
Will it be this way forever
I can run but I can’t hide

When it rains it pours
And everybody stumbles
I won’t let them bring me down

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
When the seasons change

When the seasons change
And we’re in for colder weather
Look for me on the divide

I won’t let you down
When the seasons change
I won’t go down
I’ll fight through the pain
I’ll be there right by your side
I’ll never let them bring you down
I won’t let you down
When the seasons change


For my wonderful wife.  https://herwritinghaven.com/

Invincible Endeavors

Always attempting what was thought impossible
Trying things that others said was crazy
But he said all was possible
He said those others were just lazy
Incredible feats
Improbable acts
He thought never of defeat
It was all just facts
Within his mind stood no denying
All who saw said never say never
The fear would leave the crowd crying
For he accomplished such invincible endeavors
Until he choked on a piece of bread
And ended up dead


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Prompt Courtesy:: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2019/03/01/march-writing-prompts-2/

A Long Walk Back

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Lost for so long

Two souls separated along a path

Two hearts meant to be together

Trying to find a safe way out

Looking, searching for the best way back

Slowly finding their way amongst the thorns

Pain along the way, but worth the run

Knowing that they are better together than apart

Seeing each other closer to that path

Meeting along that path they were supposed to journey as one

A long walk back, an odyssey prevailed

Combined, two hearts become one.

Now coming together to make a fresh start

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

I promise from the bottom to the top of my heart.


Dedicated to the love of my life, many of you know her as ~M.

Here is her blog.  https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/

Love you Babe, you are my TTF.

 

TTF

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Today is what I where I want to be each day with you

Tomorrow is where I imagine what our future will become

Forever is the time that I want to spend with you by my side

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

This is where our hearts intertwine and our souls have become one

In your arms is where I am meant to be

Feeling the fire when we touch

The desire we feel when we kiss

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

I will always be by your side

In good times and bad

You are my rock and my all

Today, Tomorrow, Forever


For the love of my life…

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Journey Back

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There was a time you loved me with no doubt

Then one day that love ran out

The feelings you had for me where gone

You wanted nothing but to be left alone

A sad heart was what afflicted you

I had ignored your cries, I ignored your pleas

Abandoning your despair, you were prepared to leave

I became distraught I became bereaved

Crying out to God to change this blackened heart of mine

Running out of time

He heard my cries, He heard my pleas

A changed heart was His decree

My heart is yours wholly if you desire

Winning your love is what I aspire

This journey to join us back as one

A pilgrimage I will travel until I have won


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