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I Don’t Have a Penny

 

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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!

 

 

Rach

2014

 

 

 

“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

 

 

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“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

 

 

 

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“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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Rach

2008

 

 

“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

 

 

 


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Never Be Forgotten

Daisy's for Oscar

Never Be Forgotten

 

 

You my dear friend will never know

The love I hold within my heart

The secret feelings that I store

Deep inside but kept silently apart

 

I can see you now in my minds eye

One of the heroes of my youth

Your laughing eyes bright with mischief

Though always serious in the truth

 

You saw me I know just as I was

A young child in need of help

Struggling to find sense in confusion

I think you knew just how I felt

 

You treated me with kindness

With sympathy and tact

You helped me out and took me in

You never turned your back

 

You never pried or lectured me

I wasn’t made to feel a pain

And though you never said it

I felt you cared just the same

 

I never really saw it at the time

I didn’t realise till after the event

How rare a person you truly are

How much your friendship to me meant

 

You had a way of making me laugh

Of making me smile and forget

I always felt understood and unafraid

Like you knew and wanted to protect

 

Whether fact or childish fancy

Those feelings whether imagined or real

Have left me with a heart full for you

And fond memories that time can’t steal

 

What I wish for you is very simple

And I hope it comes true for you my friend

That you succeed in all your dreams

And your joy and happiness will never end

 

And as for me I hope somehow you know

Where ever you are, what ever you do

I’m thinking of you and wishing you well

And that I’ll never forget the friend I found in you.

 

Rach

1992