Someday, Someway, Somewhere

I seen you standing there so tall.
Massive beauty in the skyline.
Proud a Nation to have you.
Many came for care.
Others for prosperity.

Though I never stood next to you.
And had never been near to you.
I have only seen your picture.
Majestic against the sky.

Inside of you were many.
They went to and fro.
Working day in and day out.
Just to earn a living.

Many were the rooms.
Many were the floors.
Many were young.
Many were old.

Every movie,
Every news cast
You were there in the background.
Standing above all the beauty of your lines.

Then one day in a blink of an eye.
You lay at the peoples feet.
Shards of glass and metal.
Tomb to many souls.

Your beauty gone.
Your place in the skyline disappeared.
People looking in disbelief.
Clouds of dust covered the ground.

People screamed and yelled.
They fell many to the ground.
Pain was heard many miles away.
As your beauty sank ever slowly to the ground.

No, longer will you stand before us.
No, more will your beauty be seen in the background.
No, longer will you stand for freedom.
You will be forever lost in time.

You will be remembered.
The brave souls who came to rescue you.
The souls who perished.
The hurt and the pain.

You stand in time with only one other.
The souls entombed in that watery grave.
So far away they lay asleep from a day gone by.
So Pearl Harbor and the Trade World Center.
Will long be near.

Our hearts were sad.
Our beings were mad.
Our very freedom attacked.
The lives that were lost.
They were of many faiths.

The men and women.
Dug in the rubble.
They tried to save at least one soul.
To save the dying and calm the weak.

Long will we miss that shot in the movie.
Long will we miss that photo opp with you in the background.
And yet we will move on.
We will pull up our boot straps.
And we will move on.

We will still hurt.
We will still morn.
We will lay flowers where once you stood.
We will cry for our loss.
Our loved ones you took.

But when the sun sets.
And we lay down to sleep.
We know we are stronger.
For the freedom that we seek.

We know that you may be gone.
And we know at times we may cry.
But we know that you stood.
For the principles of Freedom.
And for the that we remember.
And for that we will know.

No, matter if the skyline is gone.
No, matter if the people have died.
No, matter how we felt.
We will still go on.

Heads held high.
Our resolve stronger than before.
Our Unity of humans of a great nation.
Our love of those who gave their all.

The planes that came down.
The souls they claimed.
The brave and the small.
Have truly left a hole.

With all of this.
We say to you.
Thank You for your service.
Thank You for our pride.

We will remember.
We will not forget to celebrate.
The souls life that they took.
Now along with Pearl you will be remembered in books.

And in our minds we will cry.
And in our hearts we will hurt.
Someday we hope this world will be at peace.
And your memory will not be in vain.

And so my friend I say goodbye to you.
As the new found sky.
A look of the future.
Reaching higher in the sky.
Radiate with light to show the way.

As the flag waves.
And freedom rings.
We look to you.
For a better day.

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Remember

I remember you,
You shared a cab with me.
I remember you,
You made room in the elevator for me.
I remember you,
You held the door for me.
I remember you,
You were at my wedding.

I remember you,
You cursed me in the check out line.
I remember you,
You shook your hand at me in traffic.
I remember you,
You yelled at me.

I remember you,
And everything you do.
I remember you,
And I know what you are doing right now.
I remember you,
You cried when they died.
I remember you,
You hurt because they are gone.
I know you,
Better than you know yourself.

I know you,
I am your conscious.
And I know you!

Do you know me?

Long Time Waiting

It has been a long time since we talked.
It has been years since I’ve seen you.
It has been lonely here without you.

It hurts to think of all these years.
I do not know if you will have me again.
My heart aches while you are gone.

Just when I found you.
I found the hurt I cause you.
And I hurt again because of you.

I would love you if you would let me.
I would lay with you without hesitation.
I would run at your every request.

Just when I was ready to reach out.
You were gone again.
Never leaving a trail to follow.

You are with God now.
And I am here without you.
A pain I can barely stand.

I wanted to speak to you one more time.
I wanted to look in your eyes again.
And I wanted to say I am sorry.

Those words have been stolen.
That look will never be.
I am still sorry for the pain I gave you.

Will you save me a place close to you?
Where I can take your hand and look into your eyes.
And once an for all tell you how I feel.
This I promise, This I will do, All just for you.

Words

The words of a man.
Test the future.
Kill nations.
Break hearts.

The words of a man.
Cut through the heart.
Break down the soul.
And nothing good comes from it.

The word of man.
Have hurt millions.
They have starved children.
And turned their back on the old.

The words of a man.
Have lied to thousands.
Taken what is not theirs.
And they sleep with no regrets.

The words of a man.
Can scare you beyond belief.
They are used to deceive you.
They have been called “forked tongues.”

The words of Jesus.
Brought people together.
Promised love and understanding,
Gave hope where hope did not live

The words of Jesus.
Are written in pages.
Have been kept for thousands of years.
And give love to those who read them.

The words of Jesus.
Mean more than the words of Man.

Understanding

I feel numb.
I feel hurt.
I feel lost.
I do not understand.

I feel alone.
I feel confused.
I feel betrayed.
I do not understand.

I feel need.
I feel love.
I feel joy.
I do not understand.

I feel hate.
I feel removed.
I feel angry.
I do not understand.

I feel hope.
I feel needed.
I feel loved.
I do not understand.

I do not understand.
I do not understand.

I do not understand.

Now You Are Gone

I remember when we first met.
Your hair long and curly around your neck.
Your eyes bright as the sun of day.

I see your smile.
I feel your warmth.
I see your eyes.
I smell your hair.

I enjoyed you being there.
We drove around in a little blue bug.
Dances, Movies or just driving we did not care.

I grew to love you.
And I love you true.
I broke your heart.
I was foolish and it was not right.

Today the angels in heaven bath you.
They take that wonderful girl I knew so long ago.
They work fitting you for you day at the pearly gates.

It was only yesterday when I kissed your lips.
It was just a moment ago that we held hands.
I can still feel my stomach jumping around.

Everyday was a great day when I got to see you.
Everyday was a great day because you were in that day.
I thought it would last thousands of years.

Yet, that day is gone and now you are a memory.
Of a wonderful time in life, I will never forget.
You loved me more than I could ever want

You gave more of yourself than I gave you.
I am sorry for hurting you because I loved you so.
For years I shed tears for the loss of you.

Now you are gone and I will never get to tell you.
How much I longed for you back.
How long I searched.
How much I wanted to know.
Do you still have that peace symbol that use you hang around your neck?

Many will miss seeing you.
But your memories are with us.
I loved you my dear.
I loved you for years.

I hope you visit once in a while.
So I will know that we are okay.
Tell me in your way that you have forgiven me.
And will you let me see that smile one more day?

The angels have a new angel to train.
But I do not think they have much to do.
Since you have always been an angel to me.

I remember when we first met.
Your hair long and curly around your neck.
Your eyes bright as the sun of day.

I see your smile.
I feel your warmth.
I see your eyes.
I smell your hair.

So I guess this is goodbye.
Not what I wanted it to be.
But that was not left up to me.

I Love You.
I always will.

 

In memory of
Cnythia (Cindy) Galye (Moffatt) Gilliam

October 7, 1954 – April 17, 2013

My first love.
Rest In Peace Cindy.

In and Out

In the silence, we look for answers.
In our hurt we wonder why!
In our grief we blame God.

In our life we are never sure.
In our dreams our nightmares become real.
In our journey there are to many roads.

Lost and alone we feel betrayed.
In the dark we seek but cannot find.
We wonder if someone will miss us.

Tired and alone we lay down.
Sleep overcomes us.
And so we dream.

When we wake the darkness is gone.
We are still searching for answers.
No one seems to care.

In our mind we are lost.
In our heart we are hurt.
In our world we have been betrayed.

Will Love ever find us?
Will be lost and betrayed?
Never knowing where to turn.
Only knowing that we are alone.
That only we can chose the path.

It is our choice to go right or left.
Yet will it be right or wrong?
We will live in right or wrong,
Never knowing if we are Right.
Only knowing that it is not wrong.

The last road takes us ………………..