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Opening Up

So most of my family and friends know that writing has always been a passion of mine. But for years I squashed the idea that I could ever do anything with this passion so I stopped writing altogether. I couldn’t seem to get anything GOOD down on paper. I couldn’t get the words out in the way my brain was telling me to. Ugh.

But then last week after doing my devotions the flood gates opened. I knocked out a poem in about 5 minutes tops. That’s not unusual, I used to pop out a poem in minutes. Don’t know how I do it. The words just flow and I get in that groove and everything is great!

Trouble is….if no one is reading my work then what’s the point? So I’m going to share a poem I wrote just this past Saturday. I’ve NEVER shared any of my work like this. Only my mom has read stuff I write.

I’m very critical of my writing (who wouldn’t be, right?) so don’t be too harsh, lol. And I know it’s a little rough around the edges. I need to do some touching up. But I wanted some people to read it and let me know what they think. 🙂

Which Will It Be?


Standing here in heaven

I slowly lift my eyes

I’m standing in your presence

Seeing you for the first time

 

But my loved ones stand

But they do not see

For they never came to You

They never chose to believe

 

As I gaze into their eyes

Fear fills their eyes

They’ll never know your love

They’ll never know your peace

 

So teach me how to tell them

Before it’s too late

How much they need You

For one day they’ll stand before you

Hearing one of two things….

“Depart from me”

Or “Well done”

Which will it be?


Okay, so it’s not really finished. I need to do some touching up. But I’m putting myself out there….I really would like your opinion. Like I said, it’s rough. I know it needs work.

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Should’ve Been Me

This song says it all!

Should’ve Been Me by Citizen Way

I’ve read the story, I’ve seen the movie
Given to charity, and tithe my ten percent
These I remember
But I so easily forget
All this years never heard it like this
Should’ve been me, should’ve been us
Should’ve been there hanging on a cross
All of this shame, all of these scars
Should’ve been stains that were never washed
Why do I hide, why do you try
Over and over and over again
I guess it just leaves saying thank God
It leaves me saying thank God, thank God
For the Should’ve been
I live a good life, I love a great wife
Our kids are beautiful
We got friends down the street
If I’m so thankful, why do I easily forget
Oh, that you died for all of this
When it should’ve been me, should’ve been us
Should’ve been there hanging on a cross
All of this shame, all of these scars
Should’ve been stains that were never washed
Why do I hide, why do you try
Over and over and over again
I guess it just leaves me saying thank God
Leaves me saying thank God
For this heart you changed
This soul you raised
My God for taking my place
When it should’ve been me, should’ve been us
Should’ve been there hanging on a cross
All of this shame, all of this scars
Should’ve been stains that were never washed
It should’ve been me, should’ve been us
Should’ve been hanging there on a cross
All of this shame, all of these scars
Should’ve been stains that were never washed
Why do I hide, why do you try
Over and over and over again
I guess it just leaves me saying thank God
Leaves me saying thank God
I guess it just leaves me saying thank God
For the should’ve been
For the should’ve been