Love Will Save the World

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There are so many things I’ll go to hell for
And one of them might be you
Since you’re an angel up in heaven
That sure would make me blue
But being without you is already hell
So I don’t know what to do
I know that it’s bad but I’ll love you good
And hope that you’ll save me too

Even if heaven would send you away
Hell couldn’t take you in
It was never a fault of yours
That you make me want to sin
I hope being with you rubs off on me
So St Peter can’t tell where I’ve been
And think I belong up in heaven with you
And let this poor sinner in

If I wind up going down there where it’s hot
It cannot be as hot as you
And if I can see you in heaven from there
I’ll feel beyond the blue
If you would just spread your wings for me
I’ll come to heaven too
If love is what will save the whole world
My love will prove that’s true

​Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Haiku

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Haiku

Live with arms open

Resting on Christ’s cross-nails

They will carry all

Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2 & Matthew 11:27-30

Clock Tease

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You’re a clock tease
Making me think that it’s my time now
You’re a clock tease
Want to make time with you but I don’t know how
I am always too late
Because you make me wait
You try to tell me it’s fate
Won’t you give me a date
Please don’t be a clock tease now

You’re a clock tease
I watch your hands as they go around
You’re a clock tease
Your alarm will go off without a sound
I always know that you’re there
But as you’re well aware
Clock teases never play fair
You vanish into thin air
Please don’t be a clock tease now

You’re a clock tease
The big hand says that my time has come
You’re a clock tease
The little hand’s grasping onto my thumb
There is alarm on your face
It’s the right time and right place
For us to win this time race
And put an end to this chase
Please don’t be a clock tease now

Click Tease

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You’re a clock tease
Making me think that it’s my time now
You’re a clock tease
Want to make time with you but I don’t know how
I am always too late
Because you make me wait
You try to tell me it’s fate
Won’t you give me a date
Please don’t be a clock tease now

You’re a clock tease
I watch your hands as they go around
You’re a clock tease
Your alarm will go off without a sound
I always know that you’re there
But as you’re well aware
Clock teases never play fair
You vanish into thin air
Please don’t be a clock tease now

You’re a clock tease
The big hand says that my time has come
You’re a clock tease
The little hand’s grasping onto my thumb
There is alarm on your face
It’s the right time and right place
For us to win this time race
And put an end to this chase
Please don’t be a clock tease now

Can’t Put a Pin in You

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Like the spirit I only see where you’ve been
What things you loved and even when
I try to interface with you there and then
But I can’t put a pin in you

All I get is a virtual glimpse of you
A televised tease
Electronic breeze
I see the network path of what you do
But I can’t put a pin in you

I know that you only come there for fun
And not to tell me that I’m the one
But by the time that I get there you are done
And I can’t put a pin in you

All I get is a virtual glimpse of you
A televised tease
Electronic breeze
I see the network path of what you do
But I can’t put a pin in you

Things that I send you get on your board
But what I say must make you bored
Let’s lay it all out here on the board
That I can’t put a pin in you

A profile pic
A televised tease
You are gone so quick
Electronic breeze
I just cannot win
Because you I can’t pin

All I get is a virtual glimpse of you
A televised tease
Electronic breeze
I see the network path of what you do
But I can’t put a pin in you

For Sam

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God made trains for children
Who have one-track minds
To give them a prepared way to
Get ahead quickly and smoothly
Not without effort or smoke
Or many flattened coins
Or sidetracks to empty places

But conductors often feel
Untrained and off-track
With the mail-bag out of reach
And the brass ring ungrasped
Unable to tenderly tend
The tender full of fire
And unchanneled pressure

And that’s why there’s a
Wheelhouse of other trains
And a conductor-conducting
Conductor to set us on the
Straight and narrow track
The only one to to the wide
Open plains where trains

Roam wild

For the Birds

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Can I tell you I love you
without spending a dime
Can I tell you I love you
without spending the time
Can I tell you I love you
with only the words
I probably can do it
but that’s for the birds

No time and no money
Just words for my honey
I’ll try to be funny
but that’s for the birds

Can I tell you I love you
giving you only me
Can I tell you I love you
when I’m not even free
Can I tell you I love you
from so far away
I probably can do it
for the birds anyway

No time and no money
Just words for my honey
I’ll try to be funny
but that’s for the birds

Can I tell you I love you
Will I know that you hear
Can I tell you I love you
Will you try to come near
Can I tell you I love you
And will you love me too
You probably will do it
And give me the bird too

No time and no money
Just words for my honey
I’ll try to be funny
but that’s for the birds

Honey Tree

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Sometimes you want to be up in the branches
Where you can touch the stars in the sky
Sometimes you want to burrow in the roots
Stay grounded and not be up quite so high
Sometimes you want a door in the tree trunk
So you can enter another world alone
And live like a bear with your honey pot
And eat honey until it makes you groan

Seeing Haiku

If my choices were
Writing to or seeing you
I would take seeing

Stop and Write

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It’s so easy to get busy so early
So quick to get bogged down and surly
The important things soon put aside

So I’ll stop and I’ll write you a poem
Use my words better before I blow ’em
Before my fingers get all tongue-tied

I’ll make sure I get in a quick “Thwip!”
And maybe I’ll throw in a good quip
Maybe we’ll both be happy I tried