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Trail Of Tears

 

God knows at times it don’t all come up Roses

And most days, these days life don’t work at all

Each road I choose keeps leading me to nowhere

But You’ve been there, each time I trip and fall

I’ve tread your Trail of Tears

I hear You crying

And Jesus knows, I’m failing but I try…

It used to feel so easy, with You watching

But maybe You’ve been busy, times are tough

A thousand Souls a year I hear are passing

A thousand Souls, who’ve just had had enough

They tread Your Trail of Tears

They heard You crying

And Jesus seen them failing, but they tried…

It’s faith in You, that keeps my heart still beating

And all I’ve come to love along the way

I’ve loved more than I’ve ever dreamed of loving

But sometimes You just seem so far away

I’ve tread Your Trail of Tears

I hear You crying

And Jesus knows I’m failing, but I try…

Please, rest the saddened lonely ones who’ve fallen

Their Spirits, undeserving of the blame

It may be that they heard Your sweet voice calling

As the burden it was never theirs to claim

You’ve seen their Trail of Tears

You heard them crying

And Jesus knows, they failed Lord, but they tried…

And if tomorrow finds me lost and lonely

Screaming at this world to understand

It’s man that needs to help his ailing brother

It’s man that needs to hold his brothers hand

To tread Your Trail of Tears

To hear You crying

                                    And even though we’re failing, we’ll have tried…

God knows at times it don’t all come up Roses

And most days, these days life don’t work at all

Each road I choose keeps leading me to nowhere

But You’ve been there, each time I trip and fall

I’ve tread your Trail of Tears

I hear You crying

And Jesus knows, I’m failing but I try…

It used to feel so easy, with You watching

But maybe You’ve been busy, times are tough

A thousand Souls a year I hear are passing

A thousand Souls, who’ve just had had enough

They tread Your Trail of Tears

They heard You crying

And Jesus seen them failing, but they tried…

It’s faith in You, that keeps my heart still beating

And all I’ve come to love along the way

I’ve loved more than I’ve ever dreamed of loving

But sometimes You just seem so far away

I’ve tread Your Trail of Tears

I hear You crying

And Jesus knows I’m failing, but I try…

Please, rest the saddened lonely ones who’ve fallen

Their Spirits, undeserving of the blame

It may be that they heard Your sweet voice calling

As the burden it was never theirs to claim

You’ve seen their Trail of Tears

You heard them crying

And Jesus knows, they failed Lord, but they tried…

And if tomorrow finds me lost and lonely

Screaming at this world to understand

It’s man that needs to help his ailing brother

It’s man that needs to hold his brothers hand

To tread Your Trail of Tears

To hear You crying

                                    And even though we’re failing, we’ll have tried…

Wrote this one for the 1,000 suicides in Ireland each year 150 on average students with their lives ahead of them….

Lost

How can we guide our children right
When no goals end is in our sight
As our faults they show on the final mile
Have we turned our backs on Heavens smile
 
Which way is up which way is down
A bubble in a bottle a tear-stained clown
A cork in the ocean as we stray too far
Nearing journeys end with no guiding star
 
Each time you leap for to scale that wall
And the Devil smiles just to see you fall
What good a parent who has lost his way
A flockless sheep a wayward stray
 
Your fall from grace was a rapid one
Like a crippled crow who's race is run
Never walked the line on the straight and narrow
Trading chains of hope for chains of sorrow
 
Indelible truths on a soul you've stained
Does the lead you've lost beat the lead you've gained
Will a veil of tears cement your fate
While a rotting corpse lies in mournful state
 
We wait to hear His words be spoken
Our faith we bear our only token
For a way to clear a path to open
As nails to rust our crosses broken

The Children

Leave me the hell alone she cries
Inside her aching head
I've had much more than I can take 
Sometimes I feel I'm dead
Oh shepherd don't your flock forsake 
Alone on Calvarys Hill
How much can a body take 
When your mind has had its fill
 
A light so bright and hopeful
A picture perfect birth
A world of wonder, laid before
This seedling of the earth
To nurture's but a wistful dream
A momentary lapse
A father wrapped up in himself
A mom lost in her past
 
Can harm I do while wishing
The Angels gentle hands
Embrace this failing empty shell
This web of empty strands
A love of love itself it seems
Of passion and desire
Turns Sailors into monsters
And Mothers into liars
 
What makes a wonder wonderful
What makes a blessing blessed
'Tis you alone we come to know
When not so self- obsessed
Lord, help us not to lose your light
And wallow in the dirt
And help instead to nurture
All we're given at our birth
 
A wish alone can guide us
If truth is what we seek
Protect the weak and hungry
The burdened and the meek
Lord, make me strong enough to show
The children in my care
Their path is guided by your light
Their Souls are in your care
 

Fly, Baby Fly

Crawl Baby, Crawl Baby
Scribble on that Wall, Baby
Society's Chains aren't meant for you
Stand Straight and stand up Tall
I'll Stop your Fall
 
Run Baby, Run Baby
Your Heart is like the Sun Baby
It Warms the Earth around you
And it Answers to no-one
Your Time's Begun
 
            Chorus
Fly Free One Fly
Your Trail will Rip the Sky
Your Name will Shine in Lights someday
Up where the Eagles Fly
And Daddy'll Cry
 
Dance Baby Dance Baby
Seize your every Chance Baby
Don't let 'em say "it can't be done"
Go leave 'em in a Trance
Dance Baby Dance
 
Soar Baby Soar Baby
To a far off Distant Shore, Baby
Have 'em Follow you, to Heavens Gate
And leave 'em wantin' more
Soar Baby Soar
 
             Chorus
 
Love Baby Love Baby
A Gift from God above Baby
The Greatest Gift Mankind can Claim
Surrounds you like a Glove
Love Baby Love
 
             Chorus  to fade

Song for Aoibha, my baby girl...age 5

Fairytales, Angels & Cuddles

What would we do without Cuddles 
They help us to get out of muddles 
When we're feelin' down, they replace a frown 
And they fill us so full of Love Bubbles 

Beethoven, Sparkles and Lulu 
Far greater than anything Tragic 
Eeyore, T-T-Tigger and Pooh 
In Dreams that are filled full of Magic 

Angels are made for believin' 
Even if we've never seen them 
They mind us at night, when we shut our eyes tight 
And they help the Dream Fairies to Weave them 

The first poem I ever wrote for my little girl Aoibha xxx
She inspired me to write poetry and I inspired her to write books
A very proud dad . . .