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Born To This

Born to This Quote

Born to This




Cradled in her mother’s arms

Wrapped in a pink coat all faded and run

A newborn little girl opens her eyes

And gurgles hello to her Mom



Her mother smiles gently down

And kisses her small downy head

And then softly begins to sing a lullaby

Amazed she still can amongst all the dread



Glancing now and then at the door

She waits anxiously for her husband to return each day

For he must walk through desert mine fields

Even though what he brings home is meager pay



But he does it because he loves his wife

And adores his new born daughter

So he will keep working, though shells rain down

For life must go on despite the slaughter



But lately their little girl cries and cries at night

And it tears at their heart, for the hospital is so far away

The journey there is fraught with danger – and even if they did go

They couldn’t afford to pay for the medicine anyway



How she hates that her baby girl was born to this

But  she knows her husband longs to take his family and run

To give them a life without terror

Far away from the tank, and the bomb, and the gun



For they live in constant fear

That their daughter’s life might be snuffed out by violent men

There is nothing for their little one here

But a life of misery, in a land battered by war without end



So they dream of a new and better life

In some other, more peaceful, distant land

Where their little girl can grow up in safety

And not ever have to smell death in the sand



Her husband swears someday he’ll make it happen

They’ll take their few belongings and flee

They’ll live without fear, stop surviving and start to live

And one day – just maybe – they will have grandchildren to nurse on their knee.



But for now they wait, for now they fear.

For now they must simply go on and survive

For now they must be grateful that, although born to this

Their daughter is small and sweet – and alive.







“The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom,

Power without conscience.

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

We know more about killing than we know about living.”

– Omar Bradley



And he will certainly render judgment among many peoples, and set matters straight respecting mighty nations far away. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making them tremble; for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken it.” – Micah 4:3,4






Calvin & Hobbes: Stupid Game

Calvin & Hobbes: Stupid Game


I Wish

I Wish



I Wish…




I wish I could touch your smiling face

I wish I could hold the warmth of your hand

I wish we could watch the sunset together

Down on the beach with our toes in the sand




I wish I could look into your kind eyes

I wish I could hear your teasing laugh

I wish we could walk along together

Life’s narrow, thorny, rocky path




I wish I could hug you through winter’s chill

I wish I could be there when the sun don’t shine

I wish we could walk in the rain together

Under a big umbrella that’s yours and mine




I wish I could be there when you sing and shout

I wish I could play every game with you

I wish we could sail that little boat together

A way off into the never ending blue




I wish I could feel the breeze that ruffles your hair

I wish I could swing in a hammock for two

I wish we could really dream together

In a house by the sea with a tropical view




I wish I could drift in the quiet with you

I wish I could discover new things by your side

I wish we could spend every day together

With nothing to fear and nothing to hide




I wish I could share all your troubles

I wish I could take your worries away

I wish we could face every storm together

While we give each other a smile each day




I wish I could talk to you as you fall asleep

I wish I could listen to your voice all the time

I wish we could always be together

I could be yours and you could be mine




I wish I could have you here beside me

I wish I could wake to you every dawn

I wish we could banish the lonely together

Warm and happy and never again forlorn




I wish I could be with you at world’s end

I wish I could work a thousand years with you

I wish we could sing and laugh together

Among the crowd that will see God’s will through




I wish I could see all my wishes come true

I wish I could look into the future and know

I wish we could be there together

Best friends forever where ever we go








“After these things I saw, and, look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And they keep on crying with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation [we owe] to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.” – Revelation 7 : 9,10

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more… With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21 : 1, 3, 4



Be A Little

Be a Little



Be a Little




Be a little selfish

Tell me how you feel

Speak the truth

Speak what’s real



Be a little honest

Give it to me straight

I’ve got forever

Forever to wait



Be a little angry

You’re allowed to be

Let it all out

Let me see



Be a little happy

Show me your heart

Take me back

Back to the start



Be a little more

More than before

Open up the future

Open that locked door



Be a little courageous

Take it in your hand

Because I can see

Can see and understand



Be a little strong

You’ll see the way

Unfold a new life

Unfold a new day



Be a little different

To all that went before

Break the mould in pieces

In pieces to the floor



Be a little brave

Ask me how

Look beyond the if

Look beyond the now



Be a little mine

Give me your heart

I’ll stay right here

Here until we start



Be a little star struck

Dream crazy dreams

Believe it really is

Believe it’s all it seems



Be a little trusting

Have some faith

It really is all that

That your heart is safe



Be a little patient

Waiting for the day

It’s not going anywhere

It’s here to stay









Quote: Never Be Bullied Into Silence

Never be bullied into silence


The One


The One



The One





He’s gonna break your heart

You just know it

Your face might wear a mask

But you’re pretty sure your words show it



He’s gonna make you cry

You just feel it

And what if the wound goes too deep this time

For your heart to heal it?




He’s gonna make you shatter

You can already tell

Cos Your heart is so tied to Him

Nothing can break the spell




He’s gonna bring you to despair

You can already see

But your heart keeps you standing there

Though your mind tells you to turn and flee




He’s gonna leave you wondering why

You know already

Cos His words you’ve come to trust

Without any guarantee that his heart is steady




He’s gonna be your bitterest regret

You know beyond a doubt

Because your heart can’t turn away

No matter how loud your instincts try to shout




He’s gonna be your sweetest sorrow

You know in your heart

Because you already dream of a time

You won’t ever have to be apart




He’s gonna be the unrequited love

You’ll  forever picture in your mind

Because He’s the one

Your drifting heart will somehow always find.










“There are times

When fear is good.

It must keep its

Watchful place

At the hearts controls”

– Aeschylus





To Live


To Live




 To Live





Just when you think you’ve got it all worked out

You blink and the world changes again

Bewildered you wonder what it’s all about

Is this another chance, or just more pain?




You’ve been walking life’s rocky path so long

Sometimes you just want to rest for a while

Stop searching for that place to belong

But then you look up – and you’re caught by a smile.




Is this the way life is supposed to be?

This up and down lurching roller coaster ride?

Walking some tight rope you can’t even see?

Losing your stomach as you start to slide?




It doesn’t seem right that it has to be so hard

Everyone has erected their barb wire fences

Their doors are locked, their windows barred

No one dares to risk – so up go their defenses.




Everyone seems to be playing some game

The rules are obscure and unclear

Winners seem to deal out their pain

And losers are left to cry in their fear.




But there you stand – open and bared

You thoughts and feelings out there easy to see

And even though you know you should be scared

You stay although experience is screaming at you to flee.




Sometimes you wish you were more guarded

Less trusting, less open, less caring

More suspicious, more hard hearted

Refuse to take risks, be less daring.




But if you were – what would your life be?

Nothing more than a padded prison

At least when you feel pain you feel it free

And when you bleed – your blood is crimson.




Proudly wear your heart on your sleeve

That’s not your problem – it’s your gift

It’s better to lose and better to grieve

Than to live a life unattached and adrift.




It’s better to hurt than to feel nothing at all

Take a leap and hit the ground

Living a life never to dare for fearing to fall

Would be like playing music without hearing the sound.




To truly live – that leap of faith you must take

For to live is to risk, is to dare, is to try

And one day you will catch that long awaited break

And the winds of change will carry you away, way up high.




So when you see that smile – don’t run and hide

When the drum beat begins – don’t say no

Be courageous, be strong – take that ride

Grab life by the hand, hold on tight – don’t let go.