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blackbiird May 29

my soul burns from these
heavy burdens i've been carrying
but when i look into your eyes
all i see is repentance.
god forbid i'm buried
before i release the ghosts
of my past.

Juhlhaus Mar 7
Before my doctor's visit Wednesday after work
I smoked two just to see whether I remembered
The taste of ash, mint and tobacco leaf
The stuff of life and death, the bitter and the sweet
Hurrying across the busy street
I looked up to see Mother Mary there
With dark eyes, olive skin, and wind-tossed hair
She seemed tired and a little sad
But her face was kind and she had God on the line
And ash on her brow, which reminded me of the day
I repented and gave the rest of the cigarettes away
Alyssa Underwood Jun 2016
“Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to Me, and eat what is good,
    and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to Me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    My faithful love promised to David...”

Seek the LORD while He may be found;
    call on Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for He will freely pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways My ways,”
declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are My ways higher than your ways
    and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My mouth:
    It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the LORD’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”

~ New International Version
Anthony Mayfield Jul 2018
I’ve been gone a long time
Wasting the sunlight
As it glowed on me
I’ve been losing track
Of the path
That the moon herself delivered to me
I’ve been slack in seeing the way
Not everything can turn around
I forgot to love
At the speed of sound

Now I love the way you’re there for me
The way you’ll always remember me
The way you touch my dreams every night
You lead me out
And I win the fight
Now I know it’s not just you
It is you
To you
My home
I return to you

I will return
Please don’t wait around
Just listen for that sweet sound
Just play me that sweet come home music
That makes my heart and soul
Step in time
There’s nothing keeping me from coming
Home now
Just to see your face is all I need
To survive

You’re all I need
You’re all I need
You’re all I need to survive

On this pathway you’re the light
That shines in every daily plight
Remember that I’m only a traveler
When you call I crave to hear you
I can see you
Though the lights dim
I won’t forget where I’ve been
Or how I’ve been
All I need is this sweet return home music
Found inside of you

I just want to live that love song
Play it loud as I press through this throng
I’ve heard it all my life all along
It lights my way
Shows me right and wrong
And I see you
All of you
Waiting to welcome me home

Sweet, sweet come home music
Makes my soul
Feel strong and whole
Singing and dancing
Long past the woe
In this house
There is room for one more
I love you all
The finale of the Vacancy Saga
Elicia Hurst Apr 2018
Master made a tax collector out of me,
Graced me with the scent of gold,
Fresh and stale and warm and cold.

The masses warned me for my fate to be
"The Forth Circle awaits, behold!"
In hushed whispers I was told.

But a poor, blind man now I cannot see
The price upon my head sold,
One more soul to collection old.
Feb 2015
Meera Mar 2018
When I was trembling
You held me
When I was falling
You supported me
When I was crying
You wiped my tears
When I was scared
You shared my fears
When I was low
You held me high
When I was lying
Flat on ground
You raised me up
To the level of sky
You stood for me
When no one else did
You cuddled me
As if I were a kid
When nights were dark
And the days were tough
To strengthen me
Your support was enough
But I forgot you
When the days were brighter
My selfishness made
Our friendship lighter
I feel so sorry
For letting you go
I am such a hog
Still forgive me though

You are the one with the bigger heart
Now please come back and hug me again
I have had my share of misery
And no more I can handle this pain

I beg your forgiveness
I cry in repentance
Please return my friend
And end my sentence
katryna Mar 2018
Sinong makakapagsabi na kaya ko palang iaalay ang kantang ito sayo.

Nakalimot ako,
Masyado kong nilunod ang mga oras ko kakaisip sa mga pighating dala ng imahinasyon ko.

Nilamon tuloy di lang ng pagkatao ko kung hindi pati ang puso ko.
Nakalimutan kong ikaw pala ang nagpapatibok nito.

Sabi nga sa kanta, "this heart it beats, beats for only you".
Pero nasaan ako?

Ito, nilulunod ko ang sarili sa mga luhang hindi mapawi pawi.
Nakalimutan ko na bago sya o sila dumating, ikaw ang unang lumapit.
Nakalimutan ko na bago ako sa kanila umasa, hiningi ko muna sayo ang mga bagay na aking natatamasa.
Nakalimutan ko na bago ako sa kanya o sakanila kumapit, kamay mo muna ang unang kumalinga.
Nakalimot ako, na bago ako manlimos ng atensyon nya, o nila
Binigay mo ito ng buong buo.

Oo alam ko, naging matigas ako.

Ilang beses mo na akong niyakap pero pilit akong pumipiglas.
Oo alam ko, na sa tuwing nag iisa ako at lahat ng tao ay tinalikuran ako.
Ikaw ang kahit hindi ko nakikita pero alam ko, andyan ka lang sa tabi ko.

Inaalay ko ang kantang ito, dahil oo tama ang mga liriko nito.
Hindi ko kaya ng wala ka.

Ikaw na nagsilbing hanging payapa sa puso kong binabagyo ng galit,
at kung ano ano pa.

Ikaw na nagsisilbing huling hininga ko,
huling pag asa ko.

Pakiusap, wag kang mapapagod na yakapin ako.

Isayaw, ang puso ko hanggang muling matutong magmahal.
Isayaw, ang puso ko, tulad ng puso mo na walang ibang alam kung hindi ang magpatawad.

Isayaw, ang pagkatao ko,
At ibalik ako sa dating ako.

Patawad nakalimot ako.
Published last October 1, 2017. Christian life program
Meera Mar 2018
The affection that you showed
Was a bait to trap me
Behind your angelic face
Were fangs I couldn’t see
You broke my heart ant ripped my soul
Until there was nothing left in me
******* in bondages
I tried but couldn’t flee
The temptation to be loved made me fall for a devil
The devil that were you
And by the time I emerged from your hell
I was all black and blue
You stood there smiling
Watching me while I bled
Now I’ll make you pay
For every single tear I shed
Go run away from me
But I gonna chase you down
You’ll lie there repenting for your sins
While I’ll straighten my crown
BR Jan 2018
It is a wonder, to feel
Chemical peeling, remove the first three layers of dead, useless skin
And the new life was sleeping beneath it, isn't that always the way?
Raw, untouched, unloved by nature's oils,
Unfelt by the rough but gentle fingers of maternal hands
Steady my trembling, I cannot see the page when it moves like that.
Do not remove me from my grieving,
I need these little deaths;
It is right that I should lay down in their little graves and feel the weight of the earth scatter over them.
It is right that I should feel the sting, deep in the part of my nature which knows that the betrayal is always greeted with a kiss
I am the man who stands in outrage, and cuts the ear from the soldiers head,
And then turns in shock to roosters weeping,
And removes to the city's edge
Mystic904 Oct 2017
Spend away the world which ye most admire
Demands from thee, nothing but a sole desire
Impress Him, waking midnights in remembrance
For thee, shall thy soul be dipped in fragrance
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