Prayer To A Loved One


We all know a loved one,
Who could use a prayer,
Someone who is ill,
Or just needs someone there.
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Send them a thought,
In the form of a prayer,
Then give them a hug,
And let them know you’re there,
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Times can be rough,
Being alone can be rough,
But knowing someones there,
Is sometimes enough.
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So send out a prayer,
That there is someone there,
Someone for you,
As you are for them.
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And if you are needing someone,
You are in my prayers,
And just know,
I will always be there.

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Family


Family conjures images,
Of unbreakable bonds,
And loves that don’t fade.
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Family is supposed to represent,
A connection so raw,
It never frays or ends.
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Family is the act of helping,
When you know,
Things are helpless.
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Family is about family,
And putting them first,
Before your own cares.
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Family is all of these things,
And none of these things,
And only works while you care.

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Now I’m 28 Years Old


When I was a kid,
My granda told me stories,
My life was exciting,
And everyone seemed old.
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When I went to school,
I thought I knew it all,
The world taught me,
How easy it is to fall.
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Then I went to uni,
Told to pick my life,
And told what I chose,
Would define me.
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Now I’m 28 years old,
My career has begun,
My life is ahead of me,
And a lot of it is already done.
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Soon I’ll be 30 years old,
I’ll question everything I’ve been told,
All those who got old,
Are gone and left me alone.
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At some point I’ll be 67,
And life will start again,
Enter a new stage,
Of retirement and the countdown.
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Some day I’ll be 80 years old,
My dreams will be cold,
My body will be heavy,
And my life will be done.
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I’m currently 28 years old,
My life has just begun,
My path is unshaped,
And my plans are not done.

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How Has It Come To This


How has it come to this,
Weapons sharpened,
Heartbeats are missed,
Anger in full flow,
Only seeing the red mist.
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Battle lines drawn,
First blood all but gone,
A family shattered,
A loved one gone,
Although he lives on.
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You were a great friend,
Someone on which I could depend,
A sane voice to give,
A balanced opinion to lend,
But now you just want it to end.
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What has happened,
Why has it come to this,
Can’t we just sit down,
Or is this it for us,
A situation that can’t be fixed.

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My Brain Is F@#ked Up


My brain is fucked up,
By stress, anxiety, it’s a mess,
Family falling apart,
Money causing strife.
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Sleep seems distant to me,
But thoughts just circle,
Round the drain,
That is my mind.
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If there was a wishing well,
I’d go back to when I was young,
And tell me it doesn’t end well.
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The things that were certain,
Are dissolving around me,
The rocks of my life,
Are fading away like dist.
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Twink twinkle night dark,
Please take me to sleep,
Where the dreams are sweet,
Beneath these sheets.
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No wishing or pleading,
With the universe or god,
Is going to fix,
The bridges that have been burned.
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I could write a thousand verses,
But I think this can only get worse,
Choices have been made,
And they cannot be reversed.
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Maybe one day I’ll understand why,
Such pain had to be caused,
And he made the decisions he did,
But for now there is just what there is.
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You can give all you can,
To offer family a helping hand,
But if they won’t take that help,
You have done all you can.
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They say blood is thicker than water,
And I know family should be stronger,
But when a member no longer wants to,
A family begins to falter.
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I’ve cried my tears,
Looked at the plans,
Laid out my fears,
While my heart cares.
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But all I want to do,
Is run away,
Dispensary,
And imagine you are still there.

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You’ve Gone Home


The show is done,
The curtain has fallen,
You’ve taken you bow,
And said your goodbye.
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The show is over,
No encore to give,
You’ve said you piece,
And left us all to live.
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It still hasn’t sunk in,
No repeats like on TV,
I won’t see you again,
Not until my end.
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We’re left with our memories,
With the lifetime of advice,
With the wisdom of your world,
With the imprint of your life.

God Gave You Wings


God too you too soon,
Some might say,
You were here all my life,
And one day you were taken away.
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But I smile because,
Although God took you home,
I know when he greeted,
He gave you wings to fly.
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You were my hero,
A man with the knowledge,
The source of my wisdom,
Someone I could turn to.
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Now when I hear the gulls,
Or see the west coast sky,
I’ll know you are there,
Soaring amongst the clouds.
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God gave you to the earth,
His gift to everyone in your life,
And each day from now,
I will be thankful to him and to you.
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I know I have to say goodbye,
But this isn’t the end,
It was just your time,
And I will see you again.

A Message To My Fathers


At first I blamed myself,
My best wasn’t good enough,
The distance continued to grow,
I tried to impress,
But you just forget,
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And now I’ve grown up,
I have cried all my tears,
And cried for so many years,
I continued to try and impress him,
And still he wouldn’t listen.