From a Chinese proverb

From a Chinese proverb

When you really want to see who you are,
Do not look in a mirror to get a clear point of view
Because the looking glass presents an opposite image
Of perhaps an unwanted reality; left becomes right,
Good turns to evil and the light can become dark.
Seek the truth from those around you, and
Be judged by your actions, not by your words.
Through these years, you can see what
kind of person you can be.

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The New One You Gained

The New One You Gained

Losing what seems your world
is, indeed, great sacrifice,
but when events are put into
perspective, you find your life.

When you look at your problems,
there’s no one to be blamed.
With affairs of the heart, the ones
you love should not be ashamed.

Time stands still for one, and
you wake up to a brand-new day.
The old way of life’s gone, but
think of the new one you gained.

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A Claim for your Heart of Gold

A Claim for your heart of gold

I’m gonna stake my claim for your heart of gold.
I know our love will never be bought or sold,
and we’ll love each other even when we get old.
I know when the Lord coupled us, he broke the mold.
I’m gonna stake my claim for your heart of gold.

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Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Your love for me is in your imagination,
And you want to give us another try
when all I want to say to you is “good-bye.”
Your feelings for me grow inside your head
when in reality, my love for you is dead.
You always think of excuses for me to stay,
when I am thinking about how to get away.
Your images of me are just a gross fantasy,
based on how you want relationships to be.
I’m sorry that I ever came your way,
and I’m telling you I’m leaving today.
I don’t care if this bridge to the past is
burned because I know I will never return.

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Playing the Game

 Playing the Game

 

You look in the mirror and start to cry,
And the more you look, you wonder why.
The problem lies in the way you like to see,
And you live your life in a fake fantasy.
Your friends and boss gave you clues,
But you haven’t yet got the big news.
Dry your tears and look out a window
To get a view of the cold, real show.
Your knight in shining armor has a flaw.
One who loves you has been by all along.
Get past your problems with some change
And you will get back playing the game.

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Weighed Words

Weighted Words

Editors Note: This poem was submitted to be included in the book, “Eber & Wein Publishing’s Best Poets of 2015″ following an invitation by the company and the poem will compete for prizes, including a grand prize of $2000.

When there is a wrenching pain
which haunts you every minute
of every hour of every day,
every letter spoken is an ounce,
every word a pound, and
every paragraph a ton.
Words are wasted in the heat
of arguments, but the words
which weigh the most are
the words that are never said.

 

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We Were Two

We Were Two

 Editor’s Note: This poem will be published in Eber & Wein Publishing’s “Best Poets of 2015″  by the company as one of the top 25 percent of poets invited to contribute to the compilation, and the poem will be entered into a contest with a grand prize of $2000.00 and $13,000.00 in other prizes.

There will always be a place in my heart for you.
We were two young lovers in love.
We were two who said we’d never part.
We were two who wanted a brand new start.
We were two, a pair, who shared our hearts.

There will always be a place in my heart for you.
We were two who were too much in love.
We were two who didn’t know what to do.
We were two who weren’t afraid to act like fools.
We were a two, a pair, who tore each other apart.

But there will always be a place in my heart for you.

 

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The Price is Right

The Price is Right

The Price is Right

 

Ring a ding, ding, ding, ding,
Come on down, the Price is Right!
You now have this new prize,
and you can keep it or trade it
for what’s under the small blue box, or
what is behind curtain number two.
Just when the answer comes to you,
then, another man offers a giant
envelope which could be a big check, maybe
better than any of the other prizes yet.
In life, there are options that can get
complicated, which you need to choose.
Depending on your choices, you can become
the winner of the showcase or just lose.
Remember, in the beginning, you started
with something which was given to you free.
But Jesus paid the price with His life on Calvary,
and he now sits next to His Father for eternity.
Believe in Jesus, and you’ll never lose your way,
and if you need help all you need to do is pray.
Then, your choices in life will never go astray.

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Can’t Go Back

Can’t Go Back

You can’t go back, now since decisions
Have already been made.
Money has been invested, and spent,
And people have been paid.
Events and deadlines have been
Put into motion,
And they continue like the waves
The move on the ocean.
You say you want to change your mind,
But you have signed on the dotted line.
Life, at best, is a balancing act, and once
history is made, it becomes a fact.

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Da grill is gone

Da grill is gone

Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.
We has ourselves some barbeques,
Eat some chicken and drink some beers,
An then the boys played the blues,
But now, da grill is gone.

Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.
We gots the coals to glow red hot.
People came smiles on their faces,
A sweet sauce covered da food,
A secret recipe I tell you not.
But now, da grill is gone.

Some ole thief took it from the back yard.
The family’s takenit pretty dern hard.
Our friends don’t come to visit no mo.
They say git a new one from the stor,
But I made the last one from scratch,
And it built like the Titanic, to last.
Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.

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