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I Don’t Have a Penny





I don’t have a penny

I don’t have a dime

I don’t have a great big house

The marble floored kind



I don’t own designer labels

I don’t have anything Chanel

I don’t own a pair of Louboutin’s

Although I’m sure they’d rock my world



I don’t drive a brand new car

I don’t drive a Merc

In fact I don’t drive a car at all

Unless it’s already had a lot of work



I don’t take expensive vacations

I don’t stay in five star hotels

I don’t travel very often

Although I’d love to see the whole world



I didn’t go to Uni

I didn’t get a P. H. D.

I didn’t aim for lots of money

Or to be secure financially



I don’t want fame

I don’t want prestige

I don’t want a spotlight

I’m very content wearing beige



I don’t need approval

I don’t need applause

I don’t need recognition

To hold and stay true to my cause




For I have something solid

I have something real

I have something that’s forever

That no one can destroy or steal



I own a rare Treasure

I own a priceless Pearl

I own a wealth of Talents

Worth more than the whole entire world



I know a shining truth

I know the thoughts of God

I know the news that must be spread

And so with that my feet are shod



This world is an awful mess

This world is on fire

This world is ruled by a betrayer

A killer, and a liar



He offers shiny things

He offers things that appear to be fun

He offers things soon to perish

Things that fade, disappear and run



You can see his mind in the air

You can see the propaganda

You can see the all-pervasive filth

The fake, and the slander



This world is a testimony to his rule

This world has nothing of lasting gain

This world offers naught but heartache

Hard-heartedness and pain



But I know something important

I know the truth

I know this world will soon disappear

There’s a mountain of proof




Soon all the pain will be gone

And all hurts will be healed

All people will live as one

With all their dearest desires filled



The earth will be transformed

The earth will recover

The earth will be populated

With people that truly love one another



Meantime we must endure

We must find a way

We must keep seeking

Keep striving, to listen and obey



There is a secure anchor

There is a trusted guide

There is a guaranteed promise

He will always provide



Jehovah is my confidence

Jehovah is my friend

Jehovah is my shining hope

My towering refuge to the end



Now is the time to focus on the Kingdom’s work

Time to keep a simple eye

Now is the time to support our friends

As shoulder to shoulder we strive



We are proud to be his Witnesses

We are proud to sing his praise

We are proud to bear his name

As we proclaim his loving ways



This is his work

This is his creation

This is his will

To gather together people from every nation



So as we endure

As we obey

As we do the work

We must not listen to anything the world has to say



We listen to Jehovah

Listen to his faithful slave

Listen to his words

His words light the way



So we do our part

We do our best

We do our utmost

Always trusting that Jehovah will do the rest




Just wait

You will see

Just test him out

Jehovah will provide super-abundantly



You don’t need a penny

You don’t need a dime

You don’t need to worry

Jehovah will never, ever, leave you behind!








“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his Righteousness,

and all these other things will be added to you.”

– Matthew 6:33



“May people know that you,

whose name is Jehovah,

You alone are the Most High

over all the earth.”

– Psalm 83:18








“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton



“It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” – Patti Thor



“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”. – Mahatma Gandhi



“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Grenfell



“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison



“Love the earth and sun and animals,

Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,

Stand up for the stupid and crazy,

Devote your income and labor to others.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

– Walt Whitman




Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy quote




“We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God.”

Arthur Hoppe, 1963



“Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.”  – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel



“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism, 1891



“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf



“Your money, or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does.  – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966



“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel



“Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. – Henrik Ibsen







Better Offer

Yes no maybe - blog pic




Better Offer



A word to wise

A warning to beware

If you take a better offer

Others will be aware


If you say you’ll go

But then renege

When something better is offered

You give away that you ain’t so big


If you wanna be seen

With only the popular crowd

One day you’ll wake up

To find snobs not allowed


When you hurt others

By going back on your word

When they wise up

Your company will not be the preferred


Believe it or not

The world doesn’t revolve around you

Others have lives to arrange

They’re busy too


When you take a better offer

You cast a pall

You make the person who invited you first

Feel unimportant and small


Cos you might think

They’ll never know

But these things have a way

Of coming to light and being put on show


Besides, being caught out

Should not be the main concern

Being a true and loyal person

Is what we all need to learn


A person who shows respect

And concern for the feelings of all

Who doesn’t show favouritism

Who cares for the lowly and small


Because Jehovah will see

And Jehovah will know

Our motives and acts of love

Or the lack, our actions show


So let your yes be yes

Let your no be no

When you say you’re going












By The Sea


Lord Byron quote



By The Sea






We went for a walk

You and me, you and me

We had a little talk

By the sea, by the sea



Bare toes in the sand

You and me, you and me

Hand in hand

By the sea, by the sea



Side by side

You and me, you and me

As seagulls cried

By the sea, by the sea



We heard bells tolling

You and me, you and me

Wild waves rolling

By the sea, by the sea



We dreamed dreams

You and me, you and me

Through sun shine streams

By the sea, by the sea



Cares we shared

You and me, you and me

Kites over head

By the sea, by the sea



We laughed at fear

You and me, you and me

Then drank our beer

By the sea, by the sea



A shared moment

You and me, you and me

It’s ours we own it

By the sea, by the sea



Thought of our maker

You and me, you and me

He’s a giver not a taker

By the sea, by the sea



He’ll help us stand

You and me, you and me

Sure as water laps land

By the sea, by the sea



So we need not fuss

You and me, you and me

He’ll not leave us

By the sea, by the sea



So let’s take his hand

You and me, you and me

As we walk in the sand

By the sea, by the sea



Someday we’ll look back

You and me, you and me

And see a single set of tracks

By the sea, by the sea



Cos when we gave our trust

You and me, you and me

Is when he carried us

By the sea, by the sea








“Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself’

And he himself will sustain you”

– Psalm 55:22





Your Love


At Hyde Park 2009  with quote and white



Your Love




I never felt truly free

Until I met you

I know you see me

See me for all that I am

You the only one who can


You can see through me

Through to my heart

You see all my pretend

You see all my good

You see me like no one else ever could


When I’m scared

You know; you care

You always tell me

The things I need to hear

You always vanish away all my fear


You’re the first person

To make me feel loved

You love me more

Than I love myself

There could never be anyone else



You make me feel

Like nothing I do matters

In that nothing I do

Could ever drive you away

You’re really here by my side to stay


With you I can fly

I can be who I am

I can say what I think

I am free just to be

Serious, silly, stupid, boring, sad, happy, me


I can tell you anything

Can tell you everything

And sometimes I can tell

You don’t know what to say

The important thing is you never turn away


The kindest soul

The sweetest person

You healed the hurt

Calmed the storm

You took all my cold and made it warm


When I look in the mirror

You’re the one I see

You’re standing beside me

Through every minute of everyday

Even if you’re half a world away


You hold my hand

In both of yours

You’re warm lips on mine

You hold me tight

Through every cold, dark and dreary night


My heart was crushed

But you’ve replaced it with yours

You’ve given me warmth

Given me a love I can’t describe

Your love has made me come alive


You are my haven

With you I feel safe

I trust you with it all

I give you my life; my heart

I trust you to forever and ever, never to part






~ For Mickey D… with all my love!




Out That Door

Out that door - poem



Out That Door






When you walked away

When you walked out that door

I thought my life was over

Thought I’d sorrow forever more

I would sit alone and cry

My heart in pieces in my hand

Too tired to fight

Too broken to stand



I gave it all

Gave my life, my soul, my heart

Gave you everything

All I had, right from the start

I would have given my life

If it meant saving yours

You were the reason

You were the cause



I lived for your smile

Lived for your laugh and love

I thought we were forever

Thought we would rise above

But I was wrong

You never loved me

I was blinded

A fool who just couldn’t see



Love isn’t love

When it intentionally causes pain

Love doesn’t think only of self

Only about what it can gain

Love keeps on trying

Love gives more than it takes

Love tries to make better

The other persons heart aches



But that wasn’t you

It was always only me

And it took a heart stabbed over and over

Before I could see

You gave me away

In the blink of an eye

Left me alone

Left love to fade away and die



You didn’t care

You didn’t think of my pain

You left me there

Left me in the cold dark rain

I was a shadow

A nothingness in your mind

A muted voice

When it came to me – you were blind



But life is never over

For a heart that is true

There is always a tomorrow

Always a new and more beautiful view

I find now I’m wiser

And I’m braver

And when I look back at you

I see now – you did me a favor



When you went your way

With selfish abandon

You opened to me to a future

I had never planned on

Freed of your shackles

I wandered confused and blind

Until I stumbled heedlessly into love

The forever after kind



The sweetest snare

The most comfortable place

I could finally see a future

Written in every line of that face

I could see with a new clarity

And now I know

How the rest of my story

Is sure to go



No more tears and pain

No more pointless tomorrow

Nothing to doubt

Nothing to sorrow

A love that’s true

Radiant and real

With a man not afraid

To feel what I feel



I’ve found my home

So easy, so free

A place where I can breathe

Where I can truly be me

A hand to hold

Through every dark winters night

A voice to laugh with

When life’s sun is smilingly bright



A heart that sings

In tune with mine

A soul that brings a beat

To all my rhyme

Eyes that can see

Straight through to my heart

Beside me every day

Even if oceans should keep us apart



This is the end of a story

An epic tale

Where the good triumph

As the evil fail

Heroes struggle to the end

Through despair and night

Through many dark perils

Until they find the light



I struggled in loneliness

Wrapped up in a mask

Ten years of not knowing

Which questions to ask

Ten years of despair

Disguised with a laugh

Stumbling blindfolded

Groping along an impossible path



And even before that

I longed to roam

For I always felt like an outcast

In the place I called home

They never really knew me

They just passed on by

And I always knew

I had to go, had to fly



For I knew out there

Somewhere under the same moon

Some one was looking up

Asking God for a boon

Under some distant set of stars

Someone was asking for me

Calling out across

Some storm tossed sea



I heard that call

But on my way to him

I came across you

And I fell to your whim

I followed you down

Through valleys of thorn and mire

Through howling storms

And searing fire



But now I’m on the other side

Looking back through the pain

A phoenix rising

Born from the ashes and flame

I am grateful

For all the lessons you taught me

Thank you for where I am

Thank you for where you’ve brought me



I can’t regret the past

The when and the how

For look at the outcome

Look at me now

I’ve found my future

I know who I am

I’ve faced the good and the bad

And I know how to stand



I’ve found my love

I’ve found where I belong

For I found that soul

That was calling out to me all along

Now I’m never alone

Never again anymore

So thanks be to you

For walking out that door






Out that door - ryan murphy quote



“Trust in Jehovah and do what is good;

Reside in the earth, and act with faithfulness.

Find exquisite delight in Jehovah,

And he will grant you the desires of your heart.”

– Psalm 37:3-4, David, Son of Jess



“When one door closes another door opens;

but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door,

that we do not see the ones which open for us. “

– Alexander Graham Bell



“Finish each day and be done with it. 

You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in;

forget them as soon as you can. 

Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely

and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Hope begins in the dark,

the stubborn hope that if you just show up

and try to do the right thing,

the dawn will come”

– Anne Lamott



“The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four.  Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.”

– Winston Churchill



“Your heart has been sore wounded too.

Dear Light, love shall cherish you,

till you again look on life with happy eyes.”

– Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens




You Are


You Are - Collage



You Are




You are the reason I’m smiling

Smiling each and every day

You are the reason I wanna fly

Fly far, far away


You are the reason the stars come out

Come out to play

You are the reason I’m dreaming

Dreaming the night away


You are the warmth I feel

Feel down to my toes

You are the happy ending to the story

The story nobody knows


You are the one I wanna hold

Wanna hold tight

You are the one that makes everything

Everything all right


You are the one I wanna hug

Wanna hug and kiss

You are the one I can’t help

Can’t help but miss


You are the reason I laugh

Laugh through my tears

You are the reason I’ve given up

Given up all my fears


You are the reason I don’t feel alone

Alone anymore

You are the one who always gives

Gives me more


You are the one I wanna be with forever

Forever and a day

You are the only one who makes me feel

Makes me feel this way


You are the one who’s got me singing

Singing all day long

You are the one who showed me where

Where I belong



You are the golden sunshine

Sunshine on my face

You are the voice

Voice that makes my heart race


You are the endless ocean lapping

Lapping to my shore

You are the future knocking

Knocking at my door


You are the wish I never knew

Never knew I made

You are the truest love

Love that will never fade








Mijn Beautiful Boy


Mijn Beautiful Boy



Mijn Beautiful Boy





There’s this boy I love

Though he lives far away

But I just know

We’ll be together someday



Cos I knew the moment

That we met

He was the love

I would never forget



I look at his face

And my heart skips a beat

I know I need him

To make my life complete



He makes me laugh

And makes me smile

He’s the light in my eyes

The breeze that carries me a mile



He has a loving soul

That is easy and free

And his kindness

Lends so much warmth to me



Sometimes it’s like

He can read my mind

We dream the same way

We’re two of a kind



And though he’s far away

He’s with me every night

For in my dreams

I always hold him tight



He’s the most beautiful thing

I’ve ever seen

I pray that I never wake up

From this happy dream



I want to keep him close

And take all the pain away

I want to hold his hand

Through every hard day



I want to take away his lonely

And all his blue

I want to be his happy ending

And make his dreams come true



I want to make his life

A warm happy place

I want to help him keep

That smile on his face



I want to be the one

To take away all the wrong

I want to be with him

Until forever has been and gone



There is no one else

There couldn’t ever be

Everywhere I look

He’s the only one I see



I love this boy

More than words can say

And here in my heart

Is where he’ll always stay



The mountains could crash

Into the sea

The sun could one day

Cease to be



The moon could fall

From the sky

All the oceans could evaporate

And become dry



But I could never forget

This love I feel

This love is forever

And is for real



He fills my heart with happiness

My life with joy

And I will spend forever loving

My beautiful boy







~ for Michiel – my love, my life, my guy ~

Michiel - edit