I found a rose the other day
That really caught my eye,
And as I looked it captured me,
At first, I knew not why.
Then as I took a closer look
With sunlight shining through;
It seemed as though I saw a smile,
Reminding me of you.
The petals were so soft and full,
Your lips were brought to mind,
And with itís scent so rich and sweet,
It was a cherished find.
But, better than that perfect rose,
Are times I spend with you,
Because of love and all we share,
My life is perfect too.
Why Can't Men Cry
There is something I really need an answer to,
It has bothered me and it should bother you.
Why can't men cry,
But yet we can send them off to war to die.
You hear little boys told at an early age,
When they are so scared or filled with rage.
Now you know you are too old to cry,
Be brave, be strong, while their emotions they
Why do these feelings our men have to ignore,
Does anybody understand, please explain to me
Our men are all living and filled with such hurt
But if they cry they are looked upon with such
Do you have any idea of what they go through,
All of the future stress of what they are
expected to do.
Go to college, get a job, raise a family, but
They are never ever really free.
Free, what do you mean they are not free,
Well they are not free to cry don't you see.
This was something God gave to us to cleanse the
Not something he meant for anyone to have to
So please release all of our men, let them go,
Please let them have the right their emotions to
It should be their right from birth right up to
If you really and truly want them to make it my
There are just certain times though when it is
Like when a friend or loved one has passed away.
The rest of the time their emotions are put on
You must stop this crying now, they are told.
God must be wondering what is going on,
Man was not made to always be strong.
Give them a loving shoulder, don't bother asking
Because there are just times when a man needs to
©Brenda Sparkman 2004
I tried to save a friendship,
and built a bridge to span the gap.
I crossed my bridge to the other side,
Just to find fences all around.
No where could I find my dear friend,
because of the fences she had built.
Anger so consuming had made her blind,
to my bridge that I had built for us.
I had to turn around and come back,
and leave my dear friend behind.
But, I left her to find,
My bridge that I had built for us.
Dedicated to 9-11
In this restless world of struggles, it is very
hard to find.
Answers to our questions that daily comes to
We read the headlines daily and listen to the
We shake our heads despairingly and wonder what
Can we change such sinful hearts? That's filled
with hatred and defiance.
We use our skillful ingenuity, Our technology
In this time of crisis let us offer no
Keep giving help to those who need our strength
I know it is hard to understand the complexities
But each one of us must realize what our sons
are fighting for.
Rember 9-11 when fear came knocking at our
We we're scared to go to the mail box or even to
For every thing worth having there's a price we
America the land of freedom may it always stay
Angels are watching over us every single
They are there when we need them, they
never go away.
They watch us when we're sleeping and
when we're wide awake.
They're there for every single , breath of
air we take.
They help us find the words we need as
we say our prayers.
You'll feel their Angelic presence and
forget about your cares.
They lay right down beside us as we fall
They protect us from all harm and our
souls they carefully keep.
They hold us in their loving arms oh so
They give us an Angel kiss as they softly
whisper,'' Good Night.''
©Peggy Ann Hardy
and there is a misty fog over the brook,
All is silent, not even a ripple in the water
A serenity that is like none other; peace fills
The day is beginning to open as the sun begins
The minutes go by, and ever so gently the fog
But the blessings of the day have begun with a
A time to let the mind rest and think of all
A time of renewal, letting the mind begin fresh
and problems release.
Just for a while;
...those special moments of the day are needed
A tranquil time of gathering thoughts,
A time of giving loving thanks to the Father,
Splendor of the early morning,
....and then the day goes forward.
November 14, 2004
I've fallen in and out of love
Learning things only time can teach
So don't say the three little words
For love is more than just a speech.
In order to stay alive
Love needs a common ground.
Show me in actions not in words.
I know because I've been around.
Please don't tell me any more lies.
I have wasted enough early years.
I've seen many lonely nights
Dissolve into disappointed tears.
You paint me a pretty picture
As we view the midnight moon.
But in my world it's really gray
As worlds break apart too soon.
Love is like a gentle rain
Falling softly without a sound
Yet disappears so quickly.
I know because I've been around.
A Distant Star
The stars are out tonight
They are shinning, oh so bright
As I look, I see a distant star
Dear Lord, it seems so very far
I wish I could pray to have wings of my own
I want to hide, to be alone
If I went to that distant star to understand
Will I find myself, see where I am
I want my tears to blow away in the breeze
Jesus will You catch them please
Yet, if I went to Heaven today
Maybe that distant star will go away
Will anyone miss me or remember me at all
Will I tug at their heartstring, if they softly
Shall I be forgotten without my name upon a
Will I always be left here all alone
But if I go to that distant star
Then Heaven is my home
With the Lord Jesus, I will never roam
I will no longer hide from my mistakes
I ask forgiveness for the cost I take
I am blessed with a God who forgives my heart
He who is on a distant star
©Linda Ann Henry