The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Awaiting the day of arrival

Looking into your eyes for the first time

Heart wrapped around your finger

Crawling along the floor

Pulling up to walk some more

First day of school, following the bus to ensure you’re not scared

School plays, recitals and field trips

Watching you scrape your knees when you fall on the ground

Holding you close as tears abound

Family trips, holidays and so much more

Into a young lady you grow so quick

Days go by, weeks than years

Graduation day is soon here

Watching you strike out on your own

Soon a young man catches your eye

Down the aisle I lead you, with a tear in my eye

So proud I am to watch you grow from the baby girl I held so close

To the fine you woman you have become

Always remember that, “In the Jungle, the mighty Jungle the Lion Sleeps Tonight”

Love Dad

 

Snow

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Flying across the sky

Caressing the air without a care

Gliding along on the currents above

Floating across the sea of the night

Gently sliding down to earth

A single snowflake leading the pack

Soon many more will follow its lead

Filling the air with the greatest of ease

Wind wiping them around flipping and falling

Soon the air is a filled all in white

The snow covering the ground like a blanket on a bed

Tucking in the grass for a long winters nap


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Reflection 2016 to 2017

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The year is coming to an end

A year that started with a prayer for hope

Soon to find out hope had abandon me

Lost in my thoughts and despair

Hiding from all around me

Pulling away from those who cared

There were times of great joy mixed in

But joy did not bring hope

Lost in meaningless distractions

Losing sight of the one who I loved the most

With a distance growing longer each day

Almost out of view

My year took an amazing turn

I found new life, I found new hope

Was my change too late?

That is an answer for the years to come

Amazing changes to my heart and to my soul

Seeing two of my daughters find their mates

Exchanging vows with the men who took their hearts

Working my way back to the one I love

As this year comes to a close

I report to you that hope has returned

Joy has lifted my heart

Looking forward to the year ahead

Thanking God for all he has done for me

Hope, Joy, Love, Happiness

May these be in store for you this year

Have a Blessed 2017


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A Voice in the Heavens

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Uncertainty clouds my view

Tearing me apart on the inside

Grasping for something to hold on

Looking for the truth in my sight

On what path should I go

How do I choose the way ahead

Looking at the past I see darkness closing in

Listening for a voice in the heavens

Telling me which way to go

A song reaches out to me from the nebulous

Calling me forward

Giving me hope

The music of the Angels

A beautiful hymn of love and grace

Brings me to that truthful place.


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Happy Times

lovers-1683144_960_720Years of neglect

Months of silence

Days of denial

This was what life had become

Sadness, gloom and despair had invaded our lives

Together we lived, separated we were

To the outside so perfect, on the inside disaster

Then a miracle came to pass

A heart of stone, was transformed

Truth, grace and righteousness came forth

Love, honor and sacrifice flooded out

Now time spent together has changed

Days of Joy become

Months of Happiness becomes

Years of Love

Times of Happiness is ahead

Thank you for a second or third or whatever chance

It is one I will not let pass

As God had taken my heart of stone and made it a heart of flesh

 

Ezekiel 11:19

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,

Sleep

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Next to you is what I desire

Pulling you close as our bodies merge together

Your head lies on my chest

I feel your skin soft against mine

The rhythm of your breath is mesmerizing

Sleep over takes our physical bodies

Our souls connect into the dream world we move

Dreams of you is what I see and into my arms you fall

As in the here as in the there we are together

As we sleep through the night.