Never thought there'll come a time,
I'll feel again the warmth of its shine.
You came like a rain in my mind,
Still there's a reason that I should find.
There were many things I should have known,
Yet my fear held its throne.
It led my heart to a place I know,
Where there's no other way but to grow.
Only God knows where this will go,
I could only ask for His mercy to show.
For prayers and love are all I have.
Because there's no other way I know my love.
The great Overdog
That heavenly beast
With a star in one eye
Gives a leap in the east.
He dances upright
All the way to the west
And never once drops
On his forefeet to rest.
I'm a poor underdog,
But to-night I will bark
With the great Overdog
That romps through the dark.
A dream is a wish your heart makes
and my heart makes a wish for you
That you may find a rainbow
where all your dreams will come true.
May there be sunlight ever streaming
into your heart each day,
May you find the hand of friendship
along each new highway.
And may loving arms enfold you
when you need someone to care.
And may your heart know that my heart
is with you everywhere....
For you my heart sings sweetly
Do come and lay by me
The sand does part so neatly
As we lay beside the sea.
It's tune is of a sorrow
That when you're gone will hold
A saying it will borrow
Nothing to stay that's gold.
The lullaby my heart beats
As i hold you in my arms
While closing now our eyes meet
The dark has got its charm.
not knowing who you'd be.
I asked the Lord to send a friend.
One chosen just for me.
I asked that they'd be Godly,
with wisdom of His ways.
A friend to help and guide me
in the troubles of these days.
So often in life, we need someone
to listen while we talk.
Someone who will not condemn or judge,
but encourage us as we walk.
The narrow road we choose to follow
may sometimes make us stumble,
but to have a friend to catch our fall,
teaches us to be humble.
When I asked the Lord to send a friend,
though many came and went,
He gave much more than I ever asked,
for you are the friend He sent.
Funny -- to be a Century --
And see the People -- going by --
I -- should die of the Oddity
But then -- I'm not so staid -- as He
He keeps His Secrets safely -- very
Were He to tell -- extremely sorry
This Bashful Globe of Ours would be
So dainty of Publicity
I was sitting here thinking
of the words I want to say,
but they just wouldn't come out right
so I found a different way
I got a piece of paper
and I wrote this poem for you,
but there's no way to thank you
for everything you do
For always being nice to me
and staying by my side,
for helping fix my problems
and never leaving me behind
For accepting my thoughts and feelings,
though you do not understand,
for never giving up on me
and being my best friend
For making me laugh
and letting me cry
and saying you'd miss me
if I were to die
Everything you mean to me
you could never know
In all the ways you've changed my life
I could never show
The way you take care of me,
you're my shining star
and though it's so incredible
that's just the way you are
Before I get too mushy
it's time for me to go,
but before I leave this ink-filled page
there's one thing you should know
As long as we are living,
no matter when or where,
if you ever need me
just call and I'll be there
I'll climb a thousand mountains
and swim a thousand seas
anything to be there
'cause you've been there for me
When you were born you filled my heart with pride,
And I was overcome by the joy I felt inside.
As I held you in my arms that very first day,
I knew I would never let any harm come your way.
With your tiny little hands and tiny little feet,
Every time I look at you my heart skips a beat.
As I watch you sleep in the middle of the night,
I hope and pray I will do everything right.
I know I may make some mistakes along the way,
But I promise to do my best not to every single day.
I often wonder what you will grow up to be,
But whatever you become will be fine with me.
So whatever you may decide to do in your life,
Maybe an astronaut, a lawyer, or even a doctor's wife.
I can say this without any doubt at all,
I will always be there to catch you if you fall.
And another promise I make to you from me,
Daddy's little angel you will always be.
You can have your wealth and riches
All the things so many seek,
Position, power, and success,
The fame you long to keep.
You can earn as much as you wish,
Reach a status high above,
But none of these can equal
Having one sweet child to love.
'Tis the greatest gift from heaven,
Little arms that hold you tight,
And a kiss so soft and gentle
When you tuck them in at night.
A million precious questions
And each story often read,
Two eyes so bright and smiling,
And a darling tousled head.
God has never matched the goodness
Of a trusting little face,
Or a heart so full of laughter
Spreading sunshine every place.
A child to hold and cuddle,
'Tis a gift from God above,
And the world is so much brighter
When you have a child to love.
If I could catch a million stars,
I know just what I'd do,
I'd arrange them on a paper,
And sing them back to you.
If I could give you gifts of gold,
I'd have each one inscribed,
With a special memory,
That I hold, dear, inside.
I'd give you everything you'd want,
Or you could ever need,
But that would never measure,
All you've given me.
With honesty and compassion,
You lend a tender ear.
And when I look into your eyes,
My troubles disappear.
But, I am not a rich man,
Nor lucky enough to catch a star,
I can only give you one thing...
All that's in my heart.
This is something you'll never be without,
Whether you are near or far,
For it is a simple but precious gift.
My love is where you are.
No one knows how or when love begins
or where or how it gets a start
But when you are near, my head is a spin
and there is a flutter in my heart
Your absence stirs a longing in my soul
that aches until we meet
I am less than I am; not quite whole
until again we greet
I have always wanted to say I love you
that my love for you is real
Let me hear you say you love me too
and my heart is yours to steal
I sit and wonder
As the days go by
How I will live
How will I survive
Since I met you
It all became so clear
With you by me
I will never have a fear
For you are the light
An everlasting pit of Love
The only one for me
As beatiful as a dove
From the moment you were born I knew what love was really about I loved you more than anything Beyond the shadow of a doubt The bond I felt was unbreakable And instantly I knew That I would spend eternity Thanking God for my miracle, you Time has quickly passed us by And now you're quite the little lady But in my eyes you will always be My precious little baby One day in the future God will bless you with a miracle too Then you will know the depth of love That I will always have for you I will be here for you always And forever and a day Loving you unconditionally Every step along the way
Divine is your smile
and sweet is your gaze
I pray we're together
for all of our days
For all of my time
here on this earth
only your charms
gives my life worth
All the world's rubies,
emeralds and such
to me are worthless
compared to your touch
Even the stars,
set like diamonds above
will not endure
as long as our love
The thought of you starts me trembling
A fire is raging deep inside my heart
I can still feel your body close to mine
The way you held me so tenderly
I still taste your kisses on my lips
Alone, I hunger for those kisses tonight
My mind recalls the words you spoke
The way your hands explored my body
The time spent with you passed quickly
but your loving has left a burning fire
A fire that only your love can put out and
I wait for your return with open arms.
Nothing can beat the pain I felt today.
Never thought so much hurt would come my way.
I tried to brush it off like there was nothing there.
As I try to fight the pain it gives me a hard stare.
It says, Why do you brush me off and push me out of the way?
You know exactly why I'm here and that I'm here to stay.
That's right? Just pick up that blade and cut yourself real quick.
Nobody will ever know if you do it real slick.
Make sure there's no stain on your shirt and all.
If anyone asks, tell them you had a hard fall.
Oh, and by the way, I have rules for you.
I wrote them in your mind for you to look through.
No short sleeves, no doctors, and take your blades everywhere.
If someone notices the cuts, make sure they don't stare.
There will be no bathing suits or skin showing of any kind,
And no boys touching you, so keep that in mind.
Make sure you never stop cutting because I like that the best.
Oh, yeah, there's one more rule? No more happiness.
What would you do
in 5 short years?
Would you make them the most
or hide from your fears?
Our little Cory
chose to live
Every day with a smile
and love to give
Though stricken with cancer
before he was one
his journey through life
had only begun
No matter how bad
he might have felt
He always knew how
to make your heart melt
Living life to its fullest
Each day he Awoke
He could make you smile
Every time he spoke
He filled the room
with laughter and tears
And touched many lives
in his 5 short years
He had a surprise
if you took his hand
then walk you outside
to his baseball land
It was the game he loved
more than anyone you know
Once his bat in hand
He'd put on a show
He would talk of his pets
if you'd lend him an ear
or anything else
you'd take time to hear
There were no strangers
to Cory Duane
He cared for everyone
no matter their name
The most amazing child
for such a young man
He looked up to his father
---- His biggest fan
When he was picked up at school
he beat all the kids out
with his arms opened wide
"That's my Dad" he would shout
They would wait on his brother
before going home with Dad
And spend the whole weekend playing
with every toy he had
He would tease his brothers
in his superman Jammies
and rock his guitar
like those at the Grammy's
Course Nana and Papa
would often stop by
to see that their "Precious"
was doing alright
At the close of day
He'd ask "Pat my Butt"
Knowing you'd take time
no matter what
He fought hard to beat
the disease he had
And would never complain
of feeling bad
It's certainly not fair
the battle he fought
All those who knew him
took in what he taught
For those who missed out
on life's smallest lesson
We're sorry you missed out
on our biggest blessing
For someone so young
his heart was of Gold
You would never have known
he was just 5 years old
I miss you at night as I gaze upon the stars
I miss you during the day as clouds cover my sun
I miss you and want to hold you in my arms
I miss you so much, my dear, I feel no more fun.
I miss your smile, your joy, your lips
I wish you would be here, my loneliness grips.
My mind is traveling to far places seeking your beauty
My heart beating faster and faster with your memory
My being fading its joy, my eyes all teary.
My days are going by so slowly, oh so slowly
This painful longing penetrates my heart deeply
My soul cries out for you more and more strongly.
You are my dear love, my life, my everything
Yearning the day to be together once more
For that day to be here now I'd give anything
Don't ever leave me again, sweetie, you I implore.
At this time of year it is patently clear
That the males are the ones who are blest.
Thoughts like "goodwill to men" we hear time and again
And we find them quite hard to digest.
As we women all know, men think they run the show,
And sometimes we allow them this pause.
But it gets on our nerves, like too many hors d'oeuvres
When we want to get at the main course.
Many times out of mind the same problem we find,
Leaving plans to the menfolk is risky.
Christmas spirit they think is some kind of a drink,
Such as vodka, Baccardi, or whiskey.
Since we carry the load, men keep out of our road,
We are ready and willing and able.
For it's perfectly clear, that the stuffed turkeys here
Are not always confined to the table.
The traditional way is now rather passe,
Lets give credit, where credit is due.
Then you'll see, man or boy, in return you'll enjoy
The fruits of our goodwill to you.