Catch Everyone When They Fall

Running all the way to the yard,

Fighting for scraps of food so hard,

Starving on the on the pennies of pain,

I watched others hearts grow cold with disdain,

I never had an easy day,

But it fostered love my way,

A love to give to all,

To catch everyone when they fall,

The hurt filled my eyes,

No one cared to my surprise,

Everyone walked by my hand,

I was left alone in the land,

I see the sad,

I want to make them glad,

I see the ones who are hurting,

I wonder when they had that yearning

I never had an easy day,

And it fostered love my way,

A love to give to all,

To catch everyone when they fall,

My time was growing near,

When I found a hand that cared,

It pulled me up through pain,

And then the hunger wained,

So then I went out into the day,

And I helped others to find their way,

My hopes were for them,

And I felt I could smile again,

I never had an easy day,

And it fostered love my way,

A love to give to all,

To catch everyone when they fall,

everyday you can help someone,

And you will find it’s always welcome,

Everyday grow your community,

Help people find their dignity,

I never had an easy day,

And it fostered love my way,

A love to give to all,

To catch everyone when they fall,

The Heart or The Lie

People betray their truth,

Not just in their youth,

I look at you and say something in my own way.

And I can tell by the look on your face how you have been swayed.

So you sit their wondering why my tone changed,

And you try to avoid eye contact that is strained.

But then you read me,

Eyes darting!

To the left!

To the right!

You think that right there must be my fright!

But no its someone doing wind sprints in the background.

And this returns you to the foreground.

My sadness is plain to see,

My attention is focus like a laser on you not me,

This could escalate to a fight,

We could get mad at each other with a right,

But instead I cool my jets,

I breath letting the anger set,

I know who is important to me,

And that everyone gets mad you see.

So I talk calming about my pain,

And then I walk away.

Because words can be bad,

And they can make you mad,

But your heart can have good intentions,

And your heart is why the word friend is mentioned.

Peace for Niece

I tried to be true,

I tried to open up to you,

Your anger kept me away,

Your words hurt for days,

As I see the sun rise again,

I sad that you are not my friend,

My heart still hopes for peace,

Even if it is just for my niece,

I feel the pain in my last dollar,

The price went up they holler,

I keep pushing for my ends,

But they raise the price on my friends,

My heart still hopes for peace,

Even if it just for my niece,

My passion falls on deaf ears,

Every day confirms my fears,

I know that everyone feels the pain,

But hope looks at us with disdain,

My heart still hopes for peace,

Even if it is just for my niece

Just Walk Through the Door and All Over Me

Just walk through the door and all over me,

Walk into my house and you will calmly see,

The welcome Matt of my mind,

And everything that is hidden behind,

As you step on my face you crush my concept of beauty,

Ripping your tread across my tongue and making my speech more unruly,

Why don’t you come in I say?

There is so much more to this place!

As you step in my eyes to change my world view,

I scream in silence because it against you I don’t argue,

Then you create the baldness on my head,

As you drag your feet with your hair coated tread,

Next you stamp on my heart just for good measure,

And it releases my lungs without any pleasure.

Next you ask what’s to eat,

As you jump on my stomach looking for meat.

Why yes welcome to kitchen of my belly,

You can see there is not much just some jelly,

For the final blow you step on my crotch,

And say “what kind of house doesn’t have any scotch?”

I clutch in pain,

Because I know you created a stain,

I have been on either side of this equation,

And it doesn’t feel right even in relations,

Instead take a step back and think,

Or say your sorry if you were already that dink.

Pain Besides Friendship

I have been hurt in my own ways,

I have had streaks without food for days,

I have had a gun in face,

And left with out my wallet in place.

Bad things happen to everyone,

This world is cruel to anyone,

That shouldn’t stop your heart,

That shouldn’t prevent you from a start,

To your life and dreams,

Even if they are not what they seem,

To be when you were young,

Being a star from what you have sung,

But that hate is real,

And it could be served to you every meal.

Your heart will bleed,

Your mind will seize,

And you feel like you got a gut punch so hard,

You could swear you were already behind bars.

I have seen these sides,

And I am not denying,

But what we need is community,

What we need is compassion,

What we need is unity,

What we need is peace.

And that can happen one person at time,

One good deed at a time,

One kind word at a time,

One more friend at a time,

If there was a small difference in life you could make,

May I ask that this be the one you partake,

To give smile and more,

And find one more person to invite indoors.