Long Forgotten


Steal kisses

Steal glimpses

Steal embraces

and what is it all for…

if not to touch the heart

Pull me in

Push me out

hold me close

fold out of grasp

and what is it all for…

if not to consummate

under current bond

over flow excuses flood

tight as life

unknowns are feared

and what is it all for…

when the unspoken is known

run away

and there you are

but can you find the time

if not for you

and what is it all for…

no time I’ve got

Waste another day

Surrounding in sounds

for where is yours

amidst the laughter

and what is it all for…

when out of heart you don’t belong

Finding time

Biding time

Making time

Taking time

and what is it all for….

when time steals away

It has been forsaken

taken for granted

not honored

the message lost

and what is it all for…

if the trust is blind

a dream is lost

yet held dear

to let go

in ultimate surrender

and what is it all for…

a love to have and to hold

long forgotten but buried there




When God Shows Up on Your Front Porch

Just the truth

is all I wanted

You told me

I listened

It hit me like a knife

For all of my life

I only want to give

what I had not

and to think this creature

stole my dream

did to you

what was done to me

destroyed us all

in one fell swoop

a wanton thought


and into my flesh and blood

he murdered our bond

he put a rift so wide

between us all

a demon could not have planned it better

for what he did to you

you hide

you protect him

it was not your fault

I never wanted you to be betrayed

Yet what he did

betrayed us all

I took the light

and shined it on his deeds

and needed your account

to make him stop

Yet, to no avail

You reconciled it

in your own way

your right to do so

yet to me

in the end

unfortunately you both betrayed

when I needed your voice the most

you fell silent

and inside you and I

the tears we hid

I don’t blame you

for covering his deeds

but how could you

leave me all these years to bleed

you must not know

the death of your innocence

my heart and soul

befalls my purpose

I feel with every breath

in my marrow

gut wrenched in mercy

for us all

yet my death it calls

forth truth

to save us all

in time upon him

it will be


in time

you will see

you are my life

I gave freely

to speak

against this abuse

for you to be free

unchained from his demise

behind the ranch gates

there he lies

his fate along a river

it runs with speed

time does not stop

until he sees it

and what shall he say

from beyond the banks

when God appears