Grown Up Leaders

What do you want to be
When you grow up
A puppet on a string
Or the man behind the scene

Leader of the free world
Or a teacher of mankind
Someone who is trusted
Intelligent and kind

But what will it take
To be a man of noble birth
Who knows what he is worth
In this day and age

Are you filled with questions
For the betterment of mankind
Chasing after answers
Like gold that’s hard to find

Are you speaking words of wisdom
That all may be edified
That your history becomes
How you testify

Showing the scars
Of who you truly are
That all may see
Just how far you’ve come

Behold the man who shines a light
On truth and justice today
Chasing away the darkness
Making life livable for us all

Pray for them who lead and shine
That they may be unafraid
That their path may be unencumbered
By snares and traps of man

Trickster

Trickster shows his wares
To make you follow along
Never showing exactly the thing
But just enough to make you go

Manipulate and deceive
To make you sin again
Make you cross that line
Just one more time

Still a hint of truth
Wrapped up in lies
To make you sit and wonder
What’s behind his eyes

Speaks his words eloquently
Like there’s nothing up his sleeve
But we’ve been here before
We know his words are meant to deceive

Watch him as he moves
Like a snake in the grass
Subtle in his deception
To not telegraph

Just what he is doing
And what he is after
But still drawing you in
Hoping you’ll miss the hereafter

Complimenting you is his slight of hand
To knock you off your feet
Keep you unbalanced
While he remains discrete

He paints a wondrous picture
Full of hope and light
Hoping you’ll miss the devil
Hidden in the night

Dressed in brilliant clothes
Made for him to look sharp
Made to draw the eye
Away from the moving mark

Magician in his manner
King in his stride
Whatever it takes
To bring you to his side

Watch and be wary
For people such as this
For they will not be there for you
Just as if you didn’t exist

Love Reacts

Violent speech, violent acts
Have we lost the way love reacts
Rain down violence on the lost
The innocent life, what does it cost

Blackened eyes see differently
Than the eyes of the aristocracy
Radical change without consent
Take pride in all the discontent

Riots call to change the laws
But what about the laws protecting you and me
Am I so bad to be abolished now
What about abortion, it’s a big cash cow

Drawing lines between wrong and right
What about the division between black and white
If one percent are bad and break the laws
Shall we punish the rest just because

Take for granted all you have
Burn it down for the lack there of
People leave to find new peace
Where is the store I used to go with ease

Up in flames with out regard
Who is the captain of your guard
Does he lead by truth, call out the lies
Or does he have you all hypnotized

Find the truth before you act
Knee jerk reactions won’t combat
Lies, hate, greed and lust
Who you gonna call when you don’t know who to trust

War

The wars of my fathers
Throughout history
They said it was necessary
Said it was meant to be

To ward off evil
To keep bad men at bay
To keep people safe
‘Tis the American way

Wars to bring us peace
Wars to bring new life
Wars to release chains
Wrapped around our lives

Wars to liberate
Wars for liberty
Wars to make a profit
Lest any chance escape

Death by the thousands
Millions to this day
Good men fought and died
So you could have your way

Words and poisoned pens
Killed by many words
Was it by a bullet
Or ill begotten words

Wars for foreign treasure
Pirates booty on the street
Claim the land for king and country
As they wallow in defeat

New slaves to sell abroad
Highest bidder wins the day
New chains around my neck
This is the modern way

Acid

Acid in my mouth
Acid in my heart
Acid in the places
I want no part

Acid is the drug
That burn a hole in me
Acid is the thing
That cannot be

Acid tongued devil
Speak evil when I speak
Kill the heart in them
Ever we should meet

And when I cry again for freedom
To be better than I am
Have I found the path of least resistance
Or more darkness in the land

Searching in the hallowed halls
For words of wisdom to seek
Are they covered here in dust
Or shining brightly for me

Do I have understanding
To interpret words upon the wall
To find new meaning for something
Mans been seeking since the fall

I am just an ordinary man
Living best I can
Some things I do better
But an amateur I still am

Son of GOD

Son of GOD, in the garden
Saying, “take this cup from me”
Not my will but yours be done
By my death they’ll be set free

Tears I cried, for my people
Blood I shed for their sins
Come to me all who are weary
And I will give you rest

Whips I felt, upon my back
Crown of thorns upon my head
Spit upon by those in charge
King of the Jews I AM

Come to me, at the cross
My crucifixion is complete
I will wash away your sins
If you come and follow me

The scars that rest, upon my body
Testify of what I’ve done
Tell the world of my deeds
That they might come in

Heaven above, is their home
Unto the least of these
Come to me, children of GOD
That I might comfort thee

Laid to rest, in a tomb
No more suffering
Stone rolled to form a door
Keep my body from the thieves

Risen from the grave today
No more will death win
Angels rejoice up in heaven
All together, with one voice

I AM the Son of GOD
The last sacrifice
Come to me brothers and sisters
Come to me, and live

Faith or Fear

Reaper come to tell his tale
Take a life here and there
Wander through the crowd I see
Infected mob, hear the children scream

And I wonder who will end this war
That takes these people’s lives
Who amongst the chosen few
Will pray for all mankind

Death is his chosen name
Come to touch us all
Some of us will go too soon
But all will heed his call

Infection is his tool
To rot away the core
To make the masses run in fear
Away from open sores

And who can find the way
To reach the people’s hearts
To point the way to GOD above
Before it’s too late

Who will show that faith
Has power over fear
That those who choose GOD above
Will have nothing to fear

And the love you seek
And hope to find
Is found in GOD
Whose love is divine

Hope

There’s a shadow hanging over this town
People smiling, some with frowns
Aching for the day, a return to normalcy
When everything’s as it should be

And their hopes and fears
Through laughter and tears
Shows the heart of everyone
Looking for a little piece of heaven

Life and death are always here
A part of each daily sphere
But sometimes it overwhelms
When it touches close to home

So say a prayer for me and you
As you go through your day
Ask the Lord for health and love
That we would be okay

Pray for your loved ones
Pray for neighbors in need
Keep us all in your mind
As we live each day

Changed

If the world changed
And passed you by
If it all was altered
In the blink of an eye
Would you be you
Or someone else
Would you be ok
With how things turned out

If the world changed
And blue was red
If green never existed
Except inside your head
Would you chase down your dreams
Make them all right
Would you make new plans
For tomorrow night

What would be the drive
To make you go on
If the world was different
Not like in the songs
What would you call your own
Your little island paradise
What would be your home
If everything wasn’t right

Near

You want me near
Then push me away
Say you love me
But where do I stand

Feel like a pendulum
Swinging too and fro
Am I here
Am I here
Am I here
Or over there

My heart can’t take
This constant indecision
Running to be near
Only to be pushed away

Day and night I follow
Waiting for my chance
But who am I in your world
That I would be

But who am I
That you would want me
That I would be
Welcome here

Feel like a pendulum
Swinging in and out of your life
Am I here
Am I here
Am I here
Or over there

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