Lost Loved Ones

The loss of life

Is an inevitable fact,

And yet when it happens

It is still saddening

And painful to bear.

 

Is it the thought

That we’ll never

See them again?

Or is it the fact

That we’re left in a world

That will never be lit again

By their great gifts.

 

Never be lit again

By their wisdom.

Never be lit again

By their courage.

Never be lit again

By their strength.

Never be lit again

By what makes them special.

 

We are left to ponder,

To live in a world without them.

To live on,

And honour their memory.

To carry on their spirit,

And make the world

One they would be proud of.

 

Someday,

We will see them again,

In world of peace

With no death or sadness.

 

For now,

We must carry on.

And live with them

Forever in our memory.

Not Alone

A woman cries

On the shore

Of a beach.

Her tears

Roll off her cheeks

And land on the sand,

Seeping into the grains.

Waves roll up

Onto the shore

As the woman weeps

Over the pain that she feels.

 

She does not weep alone.

 

A man stands

On the edge of a bridge,

His tie flapping wildly

In the wind.

He weeps

Where he stands,

Regret filling his mind

And heart

For what he has done.

He wishes he could take back

The things he did,

But he feels that it’s too late

And the only way now

Is to end it all.

 

He does not weep alone.

 

A man walks up

To the girl on the beach.

He weeps with her.

He knows the pain

That she feels.

 

He picks her up.

He embraces her.

He shows her

That she does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes her pain

From her

And points her forward

To the future.

 

A man comes out

Onto the bridge

And holds the guy

Standing on the edge.

He weeps with him.

He knows the pain

That He feels.

 

He holds the guy

And walks back

From the ledge.

He shows him

That he does not

Have to suffer alone,

And he takes the pain

From him

And points him forward

To the future.

 

We are never alone.

There is always

Someone there for us.

They know how we feel.

They know what to do.

They know how to take away

All the pain.

We just need

To let them in,

And look to the future.

Surrender

The act of surrender

Is often the hardest thing.

The idea of giving

Everything we have

Over to someone else

To do with what they will,

Goes against

Our human nature.

 

One thing that God

Wants us to do

Is to go against

Human nature,

Give everything to him

And let him take control.

 

If we surrender

Ourselves to God,

He can then do

Incredible things

In our lives,

As he always has

Our best interests

At heart.

 

We are his children,

Whom he cares for

So much

That he sent his son

To die

For our sins.

If he is willing

To do that

For us,

Imagine how great

He can make

Our lives

If we surrender

To him

And give him

Complete control

Of our lives.

 

We should not fear

What he wants to do

We should embrace it

And surrender

All we have

To him.

Hope

At times

Our situation in life

May seem

Hopeless.

At times

Our situation in life

May seem

Perilous.

At times

Our situation in life

May seem

Overwhelming.

 

At times

We just want to give up.

At times

We want it to end

So badly,

We think of doing things

We normally would not consider.

 

All the hurt,

All the pain,

All the suffering.

To make ourselves feel better

We do

Horrible things,

However, nothing is ever resolved by it,

And nothing is ever accomplished by it,

Except making the devils grasp

Stronger on us.

 

In these times

We cannot give up,

We cannot let him take us,

We cannot let him push us

Over the edge so that we fall

Into his clutches,

We cannot let him.

 

In these times

We have to remember

That there are people

Who love us,

Who care for us,

Who want to see us smile,

Who want to see us laugh,

Who want to see us happy.

 

We also have to remember

That there is a God

Who is up in heaven

Who loves us so strongly

So mightily,

So powerfully,

That he just wants

To pull us out of the ocean

And save us.

 

All we have to do

Is accept him,

And let him take

The pain away,

Let him heal

The wounds,

Let him heal

Our lives,

Let him forgive

Our sins.

 

At the end of it all,

As he dries us off,

He will not leave us,

He will always be there

For us.

We just have to remember that.

Someone by his Side

Sick of this mask

That he hides behind,

He casts it aside

Without the pain in mind.

Now that his face is bare

And open to the world,

The pain sets in

And his head is twirled,

Sent mad

By agony and dispair,

Until it’s almost

Too much to bear.

 

He tries to keep himself

From doing something stupid

Just so that he doesn’t

Need to find cupid,

But the temptation

Is strong and it’s there

Waiting for him

To take if he dares,

Dangling in front of him

Like a carrot on a stick,

Sure to get him

Unless someone does something quick.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side.

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

 

He sits with his

Head in his hands

Not sure what to do

As he’s stuck in these sands.

He’s got two ways out,

One easy, one not,

But taking the easy way’s

Not what life is about.

 

He continues to sit

And suffer this pain

Even though now

It’s starting to rain.

Cold and shivering,

Drenched and sneezing,

He sits with a feeling

That’s very displeasing.

He knows what it is

That needs to be done,

But he wonders when he’s next

Going to see the sun.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

 

It comes

To the end of the day

And he knows what it is

That he wants to say

But he stays silent

As his heart is wrung,

Waiting for the right moment,

Not wanting to be stung.

He thinks about his mask,

Thinks about wearing it again,

As a way to survive

Every now and then,

But prefers to show

What is on the inside

As he hopes to have

Somebody by his side.

 

Lost on the inside

Nowhere to hide

Nowhere to go,

Needing someone by his side.

He cries out

He cries out

All he wants

Is somebody by his side,

So his true feelings

Don’t have to hide.

He cries out

He cries out

Battle At Sea

I swim in an ocean

Full of all sorts of commotion.

There are sharks all around me,

They’re the only thing I see.

Started with one of them at first,

Then the rest found a thirst

For the blood in my veins

And a heart that gives me pains.

 

They start to pull me down,

In a hope that I will drown.

It’s useless and futile

But I struggle for a while

Until they get the better of me

And pull me under this sea.

 

It’s full of the devil’s sin,

And he watches with a grin

As I reach out with my hand

Hoping for some help to land.

Whilst the sharks are on the attack

All of them taking a crack

At pulling me to the floor

Where my end would be sure,

Someone grabs my arm

And tries to pull me from harm.

As my head breaks the surface

I see my saviour looking nervous

Fearing that he might lose me

To the devil’s evil sea.

 

The sharks won’t let me go,

As they crave for blood to flow,

But my saviour isn’t giving in.

He will free me from this sin,

And won’t stop until I’m free

From this evil sea.

 

He pulls with his might,

And I grip his hand tight,

But there’s something weighing me down,

And helping the sharks to make me drown.

 

My saviour tries his best,

And this sea’s at my chest.

But that’s where it stays

Making my heart ablaze

With a pain that’s so real

It’s all I can feel.

 

My saviour tries to break the weight

That is sealing my fate,

But it’s still there today

As I continue to float away

In a sea full of sin,

Battling with great pain within.

Aching Heart

It’s hard to control

An aching heart.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lion

Beating at its cage,

Raging against the bars

Trying to reach out

For what seems so far

Out of reach.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lone bat

That dwells in the darkness

All alone

With nothing else there,

With the only sound

Being a continual drip

That grates on its sanity.

 

It’s hard to control

When it’s like a lone wolf

Stranded

Out in the middle of nowhere.

It’s starving for food

And dying of thirst.

All it wants

Is to find its pack

To get its nutrition,

To be strong again.

 

It’s hard to control

An aching heart,

And to ignore the pain

That comes from within.

It’s hard to control

An aching heart,

When all it wants

Is a remedy

For the pain.