Saturday, October 16, 2010



I've just lost my job,
been kicked out of my house,
and last but not least,
been divorced from my spouse,

It's the middle of winter,
my fingers are ice,
the heater's expensive,
I can't pay the price

I'm all bundled up...
curled into a ball
oh how I wish
that this season were fall...

I've endured most of Winter,
it's so close to the spring.
Just think of the joy
all the flowers will bring!

I think I can last..
'till the daisies arise
I'll hang on until then
to see the blue skies.

But my lips are now purple
and I'm frozen inside
what's my family to think
when they learn that I've died?

If only I'd waited,
another two weeks
Spring would have rolled in;
There'd be unfrozen creeks.

The birds would be singing,
the sky would be blue,
and my daisies would be here
all covered in dew.

Why couldn't I wait?
My siblings all ask.
with tears in their eyes,
not one single mask

I wish I could hold them,
and tell them the news.
I'm happy now, really!
That's somthing I choose.

In the place that I live now,
"Cold" doesn't exist.
All weather is perfect,
like warm summer mist.

Here, everyone's happy--
and that includes me.
It's truly a paradise..
Just wait, and you'll see.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sound of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence

-Simon and Garfunkel

Footprints in the Sand
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
 written by Carolyn Joyce Carty

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." I don't know who originally said it, but it's one of my all-time favorite quotes.