Prayer

Make me tall Make me pretty Give me muscles Fix my teeth Change the makeup of my DNA Make me someone better than me I don’t mind if my hair goes gray But let me keep the hair I have I don’t mind if I have to plan and save But being independently wealthy wouldn’t … More Prayer

Sinking Ship

Everyday they say “You run out of here, like rats on a ship” Well if the vessel is doomed What do you expect? I’ve never been on a sinking ship But I assume this is what it’s like People shouting down the halls People leaving without a real plan People waiting it out and eyeing … More Sinking Ship

For Us and With Us

You don’t make sense to me I can’t imagine what it felt like To be bruised and beaten Betrayed and belittled Bleeding, broken, berated, and brittle To be God in the flesh The wine and the bread To bring life to your children And be murdered instead I can’t imagine what it felt like Adding … More For Us and With Us

Try Again

Lock, stock, hide your kids and run Let’s just give everybody guns I want to see how good I really am inside Hug, cry, send your thoughts and prayers Remain completely unaware And maybe God will try again when we’re gone

I Need You

I need you like coffee in the morning You wake me up warm I need you like promises Like sweet secrets Like a drive home I need to add you to the list of things that I’m getting better at Like chopsticks and Spanish I need to be better on the inside To better love … More I Need You

Your Shoes

After dad died I inherited some of his belongings. Items that wouldn’t have held any significance otherwise but quickly became really important to me. One of those items was an old pair of brown leather shoes. I actually really liked the shoes, from a “fashion” standpoint. They looked good with jeans so I wore them … More Your Shoes