‘ap ‘ap Birthday!

Sung to “Chim Chim Cheree” for my good friend Katie at My Eternal Voyage, in honor of her birthday and love for Mary Poppins. Now if only it had a soundcloud….

‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘ap birthday!
Katie is happy
As a fluffy kitteh!

‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘appily
Be ‘appy too!
It’s ‘er birthday you know
And she’ll dance the day through
Or eat lots of cake
Cause that’s ‘appy too!

Now that she’s older
She’s more than a girl
She’s a llama you see
That can jump, spin, and twirl

Though she spends ‘er time
On skype and pintrest
In this ‘ole wide world
She’s classed with the best

‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘ap birthday!
Katie is happy
As a fluffy kitteh!

‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘appily
Be ‘appy too!
It’s ‘er birthday you know
And she’ll dance the day through

I choose ‘er friendship  with pride
Yes, I do
We enjoy a laugh
And a chortle or two

Up where ‘er thoughts are
All billered and curled
‘Tween waking and dreaming
Is ‘er song writing world

When ‘er guitar’s in ‘and
She strums out a tune
There’s music inside ‘er
Rising like a balloon
On the notes of ‘er fingers
Coo, what a song!

‘ap ‘appily
‘ap ‘appily
‘appy Katie
When you’re with the llama
You’re in glad company

No where is there
A more ‘appier crew
Than them wot sings
“Ap ‘appy birthday to you!”

On your birthday
‘appy birthday
To yoouuuuuuu!

Harry and Molly had a very short but fun play date. #lego #harrypotter #studio @ellokaitlin :D

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Called as God’s Chosen Child

If you remember a few weeks back, I wrote a poem for my friend Katie at My Eternal Voyage. We talk a lot and in one of those talkings we discovered something very exciting. Well, exciting for us and I hope you too. She loves to play music and sing. I’ve tried and it doesn’t work, but I love to write. She’s always wanted to put someone else’s words to music and I’ve always wanted someone to put music to my words. This is where I exclaim loudly how amazing God is. God is AWESOME!! Our friendship is a very interesting story anyways, but this has just been an added layer of coolness :D (She actually just posted about this if you want to read about it here. Great minds… what can you say?)

Most of the poems on here were written in high school. A small handful were written after, but not many. I thought for a long while that that phase of my life was over. Then I posted a poem (The Water Test) from back then and Katie asked if she could put music to it. I got really, really excited and promised to write her a song. That’s where Chosen Child came from. Because of her, I’ve been writing more again. It’s kinda like I’ve remembered why I loved to write in the first place. It’s an adventure to find the right words, right beat, and flow to the feeling(s) I wanted to share. I like that adventure, even if the story isn’t always mine.

Now Chosen Child has music, not lame music, but happy upbeat ukulele music!!! Andddd it’s posted for you to hear too :D

Hooray for our first collaboration in music and writing! HUZZAH! -fist pump knuckle touch-

Breathe

There’s a pounding in my ears that won’t go away
My face, it aches from these tears today
But I need the release. I need the cleansing
That comes from this water. A salty rinsing.

Tears streaming down my face
Can’t hold them back
They won’t go back
I’m so alone and out of place
I can’t hear you
I can’t feel you

I could shed, a thousand tears
But they won’t wash away a thousand years
Every strained and gasping breath
A wet heart cry for some rest

Tears streaming down my face
I need you, Lord
I need your grace
I can’t go on, I’m so afraid
I must hear you
I must feel you

My lungs do burn, gasping for the air
I want to heal but I can’t go there
I’m addicted to my aching heart
Pain owns my mind right from the start

Tears streaming down my face
I hurt myself
To my disgrace
Heal me God, oh heal my pain!
I need to hear you!
I need to feel you!

Please!
Help me learn to
Breathe!
I’m down here on my
Knees!
Oh dear God, please take me!
Save me!

Tears streaming down my face
I’ve felt your love
I’ve felt your grace
You’ve given me your breath today
I can hear you
I can feel you
Breathe

Photocopier

I want to be your photocopy
I want us to have lines of symmetry
I want us to be exactly the same
That is what I work for everyday

Come on, come on let us be the same
Come on, come on let me follow your steps
Come on, come on I want to live this way
Living life to the very best

I want to be your photocopy
I want to know that you love me
I want us to be together always
Living in love for the rest of my days

Come on, come on let us be the same
Come on, come on let me follow your steps
Come on, come on I want to live this way
Living life to the very best

Photocopying is the way to go
It gives me purpose when I’m feeling low
I’ll continue copying till my time is through
Then I’ll be perfect like you

Come on, come on let us be the same
Come on, come on let me follow your steps
Come on, come on I want to live this way
Living life to the very best

I’m not perfect, but you are
Photocopying will get us far
I want to copy you and no one else
So I can live my life to its very best

Come on, come on let us be the same
Come on, come on let me follow your steps
Come on, come on I want to live this way
Living life to the very best
Living life to the very best
Living life
To the very best

Chosen Child (A special song for Katie)

A little girl sings
Just a daydream
An imagination
Of who she wants to be
When she’s grown
She will dance
She will fly
She will soar, by and by
Her future’s open
God’s chosen child

She can move mountains
With her life in His hands
She is so special
Chosen, loved and beautiful

A young lady sings
Just a daydream
An imagination
Of who she’s gonna be
When she’s grown
She has a purpose
And she will go
She will change the whole world
She is called as
God’s chosen child

She can move mountains
With her life in His hands
She is so special
Chosen, loved and beautiful

A grown woman sings
Just a daydream
An imagination
Of who she wants to be
Now she’s grown
She has memories
And she’ll make more
There’s a world to be loved
For they can be
God’s chosen child

She can move mountains
With her life in His hands
She is so special
Chosen, loved and beautiful

A gray maiden sings
Just a daydream
An imagination
Of who you can be
Before you’re grown
You have a purpose
You are unique
You can change the whole world
You are called
God’s chosen child

You can move mountains
With your life in His hands
You are so special
Chosen, loved and beautiful

You can move mountains
With your life in His hands
You are so special
Chosen, loved and beautiful

Stand

This morning, I woke up and entered the battle.
My armor was strong from the Lord.
My sword, it was sharpened. My hand at the ready.
The shield was awaiting my arm.
The forces attack from every direction.
I feel overwhelmed, but God’s got back.
So I will stand here in this fight.

I will stand as my God gets the glory
I will stand and praise His holy name
I will sing of His infinite mercy
I will stand in this war here today
I will stand in this war here today

I am one who has seen the affliction
That dwells in the darkness like the dead.
I once lived without any purpose.
All for myself, but that is behind me.
The Lord now is my infinite portion.
I will wait on His every breath.
He will win. Of that I am certain.
So I will stand.
We will stand.

We will stand as our God gets the glory
We will stand and praise His holy name
We will sing of His infinite mercy
We will stand in this war here today
We will stand in this war here today

This fight is against invisible warriors.
Forces not seen, but surely real.
As we stand, the Lord is our protection.
Guarding us in every ordeal.
Our enemies will scatter before us in seven.
They will rise and surely be defeated.
So I will stand.
We will stand.

We will stand as our God wins the victory
We will stand and praise His holy name
We will sing of His infinite mercy
We will stand in this war here today

We will stand as our God gets the glory
We will stand and praise His holy name
We will sing of His infinite mercy
We will stand in this war here today
We will stand in this war here today

“I say to myself
The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
– Lamentations 3:24

“The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.”
– Deuteronomy 28:7

Prayer

Invisible power,
effective and strong,
comforting my heart
all the day long.

Letters of love,
affectionate and pure;
He receives every one
of that I am sure.

Songs with feeling,
happiness and despair,
never rejected,
He answers all prayer.

Dissection

Analyze my work! This is a dare!
Go ahead! Scavenge and tear!
Taste and devour! It is your own choice.
You can destroy my work, but not silence my voice!
I can say what I want, but that’s not my goal.
It is instead to express heart and soul,
To say my emotions in words if I can,
To state my morals, and explain where I stand.
It matters not if you disagree
Opinions were, are, and always will be
Open to discussion; firm, yet not fact;
Able to persuade when stated with tact,
And they cause fights and bond us together.
I’ll stop here, but I could go on forever!
The point is, what I’m trying to say
For once would you please, just keep away!
Let my work speak for itself
It can, you know, without all your help.
Don’t give depth where none was before
And skip over meaning you wish to ignore.
My message in this is really quite plain
Adding to my words would drive us both insane.

Surroundings

Take the time to listen.
Watch the sunshine glisten.
Hear the beautiful breeze
As it flows through the trees.
Watch the flowers as they bloom
They tell you summer is coming soon.
Hear the frog as it croaks
Hello to its blokes.
Watch the sparrow as it soars
On its sunny day tour.
Hear the wind as it blows
Season scents to your nose.
Take a look around; see what’s going on
Because before you know it, it’ll all be gone.

Used

Slow down young lady
This is getting crazy
When you see him you flutter
And your heart melts like butter
You act really stupid
Cause you’ve been hit by cupid
You’ve got a big crush
So bad that you blush
When you hear his name
You’re almost insane
What I’m saying is true
And because I love you
I’m butting into your business
And saying get over this sickness
He’s ruining your life
And you won’t even fight
Your world is messed up and when you asked why
You wouldn’t believe when we said it’s that guy
Why can’t you see what he’s done to you girl?
When I find that you’re with him I’m ready to hurl
All that jerk gives is pain, guilt, and rejection
He’s a user, you see, he just drains your affection
Break up, lose him, and get rid of him please
Save yourself, I’m begging, down on my knees
I’m praying you listen this time through my poem
Forget him, come back, you’re loved here at home
God loves you more than any guy ever could
He made you special and knows that you should
Be treated with respect, loved and adored
You know it’s the truth so believe what you’ve heard.