Just for today (a modest affirmation)

January 18, 2018
Mark

I wrote this for when Life has me feeling beat up. Whose soft words I hear, I cannot say with certainty.

Like cool rain falling on a lonely arid field
Your soft words soothe my burning soul
Because of you
I’m bound to make it through
For today
Just for today
Thanks to you

As I’ve grown older I have come now to believe
That God speaks softly in my dreams
Not in words
Or shouts or whispers but
In a glimpse
Of splended realms
Of my imagining

When time is at rest
And the world is quiet
Will you believe
Can you conceive
Of this certainty

What’s true or is not
Of Life’s real meaning
Just for today
You’ll be ok
I promise you

Do you Wonder

January 16, 2018
Mark

Will 2 9 20 08
An existential tune that asks several questions. The inspiration for this one came from my border terrier, Bill, who sometimes exhibits some of the funniest faces. One day, while I was at my desk, I look up and Bill was over on the sofa, watching me with one of his “Bill” looks and I thought, “Do you ever wonder about things? Do you, like, ever gaze up at the stars and try to guess at their origin?” And that became the basis for the first line of the song. Funny where inspiration comes from. By the way, here’s a classic Bill face…

Do you stare up at the stars and wonder
Are you frightened by the lightning and thunder

Is the writing on the wall?
Are you headed for a fall of your own making

Do you stand outside the door and linger
As the time slips quickly through your fingers

From your first step to the last
Never knowing what was cast, or what was breaking

Do you dwell upon your vain endeavors
Will you scatter to the winds forever

Should your dreams come to reprieve
Are you ready to believe that something matters?

 

 

I’ve been wishing you

January 9, 2018
Mark

Once in awhile
A day comes along
And lessons from it drawn

Adrift in my mind
Bending with time
In the hours just before the dawn

Lost in plain sight
Frozen in flight
While the dark takes everything

Rescued outright
Brought down in a fight
By an angel without wings

Fates will align
Hearts will incline
Stars will outshine when you are mine
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Trial after trial
After awhile
Bear the burden of the pain

Deep in denial
Lost in exile
With the worry and the shame

Found in the night
Reflecting the light
From the puddles in the rain

Snapped out of a daze
Fell into place
As circumstances changed

What dreams befall it
Free and exalted
High up on a mountain of your love
_______________________________________

Baby I’m thinking that
Maybe I’ve been wishing you daily
Yeah lately I’ve been crazy ’cause
Baby you’re burning in my mind

‘Til there’s only you

January 7, 2018
Mark

Written for a special person in my life on the occasion of her birthday 🙂

Sitting in the shadows of a fading dying light
Watching all the lonely passers by
The summer ending and there’s nothing left to show for
Trying very hard now not to cry

Another year gone by and with it all its empty promises
A passing glimpse of gloomy days gone by
A few more lines upon my face and gray beyond my years
No longer care about the why

Miracle of miracles my world was changed in time
When you wandered late into my life
Spend the days in dreaming while I wear the smile you gave me
Can’t remember now what life was like

Bye bye, how the time does fly
Seems like only yesterday
My my, how lucky am I
Knowing that you’re right here by my side

Never truly realized just how broken I’d become
You’re the one my soul was searching for
No I’ll never finish falling deeply into you
You made my broken heart no more

Now I try to best delay
Wish begone the burdens of the day
Let my thoughts just give in to
‘Til in the end there’s only you

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