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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







Skin Bottle


skin bottle - for blog



Skin Bottle





In the dead of night

Just before dawn

Mourning begins

And the tears are warm


Questions unanswered

From back at the start

There’s no way to know

What lies in another’s heart


Revealed through fire

When it’s all too late

Nothing left to do

But obey and wait


She turned her back

Walked away

From those who loved her

And the world turned grey


The mystery was alluring

The need was strong

Didn’t want to hear

Refused to be wrong


A hollow void

Carved out by a man

Was suddenly filled

With glittering sand


Warm and inviting

Covering every pot hole and sin

But only as long as

There is no gust of strong wind


In love with a shadow

With nothing real to say

So many voices calling

But she wouldn’t stay


Kept enthralled

By a rebels song

A self centered will

A heart headstrong


Choices are made

A path is chosen

Lives become splintered

Bonds are broken


An act of betrayal

Too painful to ignore

No one to beg

No one to implore


The anguish of a mother

A heart come undone

Silent tears of a brother

Wanting to run and run


A sisters every fear

Realized in a night

No one to go to

To make it alright


The die was cast

The stone was set

So now it’s time to move on

Time to let live and forget


There is no question

When it’s black and it’s white

You must go on

Though it feels a hopeless plight


This mourning will pass

Though it may dawn again

But it’s not unnoticed

And it’s not in vain


Tears and heartache

For a just cause

Won’t go unanswered

Or fall without reward


For nothing is impossible

There is a mountain of proof

When we put our trust

In the God of all truth


He knows the pain of betrayal

That bites deep like a knife

He knows it wounds and scars

That it changes your life


He’s lost love too

And knows the anguish

So he won’t forget us

Our fear he can vanquish


With care and affection

Our wounds he will bind

Our hurts will be lessened

It just takes some time


In a skin bottle

Is where he stores all our tears

Surely he does the same

With our pain and our fears


So let go and move on

Though weary through the night

Sure that hope remains

To those who try to do what is right


He’s not looking for perfection

He’s looking for love

Those that love may fall

But he’s keeping watch from above


When you’re crawling

When you’re stumbling around

He’s there beside you

Helping pick you up off the ground


So take the hand he is offering

Let him pull you near

You’ll feel his warm assurance

As he collects up all your tears


Know he feels our pain

When he sees our sorrow

And he promises an everlasting

And happy tomorrow








“Those sowing seed with tears, will reap even with a joyful cry.”

– Psalms 126:5



“Jehovah is near to those broken at heart;

And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”

– David, Son of Jesse, Psalms 34:8 



“With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.”

– Jesus Christ, Matthew 19, 26





Last Chorus Last Song


Tears and Memory



Last Chorus Last Song




I don’t know what I feel

I don’t know why I cry

I don’t know what these tears are for

When we already said goodbye




I don’t know what to think

I don’t know what to say

I didn’t see it coming

When we already went our own way




Is it the end of an era

Is it the beginning of the past

Is it the questions left unanswered

That make me feel this at last




Is it the memories that linger

Is it the feeling still there

Is it the smile in my heart

That finally lays it all bare




The heart is a funny thing

The heart fools and lies

The heart finds a way back

Even after all the goodbyes




The heart may still be weeping

The heart may still miss that face

The heart might still be wounded

Even when you’re in a truly happy place




So this is the final goodbye

So this is the final so long

So these are the last notes

The last chorus of the last song




A smile lingers as fall those last tears

A last chord plays and fades softly away

And a wish, a hope, goes out to the universe

It’s a brand new song, a brand new day









“Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones”

– Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966



“True love stories never have endings”.

– Richard Bach



“The music may have stopped

but my heart beats to another tune,

this rhythm called love”

– A.C. Van Cherub





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
















You said there was no interest

Although your actions said you did

But instead of owning it

You ran and hid


You said you had no intentions

And maybe that was true

I had no intentions either

Just feelings that you grew


You couldn’t meet my eyes

As the truth went up in flame

And though you knew your part

You let me take all the blame


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see

You can try to hide from it

But it’s the truth that sets you free



You were playing with my heart

While you were singing with the choir

But in that instant I saw you

Saw through to the liar


You think I didn’t know

Didn’t feel the truth?

I have your unguarded words

Words of proof


Giving me your time

When no one else could see

Giving me the feeling

Your feelings were only for me


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see?

You might not understand it

But it’s the truth that sets you free



Something was alive

Whenever we met

Something was whispering

Something hard to forget


Electricity in the air

Felt it crackling there

So I named that feeling

Laid it open, laid it bare


There is no shame in speaking

In feeling something true

The things left unspoken

Are the things you come to rue


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see

You can deny it

But it’s the truth that sets you free



When I finally saw the truth

Hiding there behind your lies

I saw the end

So I said my goodbyes


I joined in your lie

I let you go

Let it all get taken

By gossips undertow


I acted the part

You gave me to play

Watching from above

As love became foam atop a tidal wave


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see

You can try to run

But it’s the truth that sets you free



They all think you’re perfect

Think you’re the ‘it’ guy

They put you on some pedestal

Away, way up high


But you aren’t that person

I’ve seen you lie

But that’s the thing with love

It has a truthful eye


Love sees strength and weakness

It sees what’s real

But it hopes and restores

It forgives and heals


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see

You might not believe it

But it’s the truth that sets you free



One day you’ll become

More than you are today

One day you’ll have the courage

To say all the words you want to say


You won’t let others dictate

Or write out your lines

You won’t let fear bind you

Keep you locked in its confines


But right now you’re a liar

And I am not a fool

So I’m letting the lie be the truth

I’m letting the truth be the rule


Liar, liar

When are you gonna see

Though it might hurt for a while

It’s the truth that sets you free







“We tell lies when we are afraid…

afraid of what we don’t know,

afraid of what others will think,

afraid of what will be found out about us.

But every time we tell a lie,

the thing that we fear grows stronger”

– Tad Williams



“A lie will easily get you out of a scrape,

And yet, strangely and beautifully,

Rapture possesses you

When you have taken the scrape

And left out the lie”

– Charles Edward Montague, Disenchantment




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.