The Best of Friends

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I know you,
Yes, really know you.
And you know me,
The real me.

You accept me for who am,
As I am,
Inside and out.
We don’t keep secrets.

Tell me what you think,
Exactly what you think.
Be honest.
I value your opinion.

What have you experienced?
Where have you been hurt?
What works for you?
What have you discovered?

I want to hear your story,
Feel your pain,
And your joy.
I want to laugh with you.

So give it to me straight.
I can take it.
Don’t hold back.
Tell me the truth.

I appreciate that you
Feel free to be yourself
Around me.
We don’t have to hide.

We trust each other.
I know that you
Only want the best for me,
And I only want the best for you.

So, let’s go together
Into this big scary world,
Holding hands,
And holding hearts.

Be Yourself

Hey, you are the one.
Come to me soon.
Go on the journey with me.
Remind me of your love.

Answer me, when I ask
How you are doing today.
Tell me how you feel.
Trust me.

Do you know
What makes me happy?
Do you care
How I feel?

Let us agree
To support one another.
Let us go together
To find our future.

Be the same
As you were yesterday.
I remember you
As you were.

Life changes things,
And occasionally
It changes us.
Be who you are.

Be yourself.

Open Your Heart

God wants
To be close to you.
He knows your name,
And every hair on your head.

He knows
When the sparrow falls.
He feels your pain.
He wants you to trust him.

God knows
What you are feeling
Right now.
And he cares, deeply, about you.

Give him your heart,
And he will give you the world.
He will raise you up
To the heavens.

He will bless you
Beyond your imagination.
He will take you
To a wonderful place

That is meant just for you.
God wants to give you joy,
And fulfillment,
And forgiveness.

You are okay.
He will meet you
Exactly where you are,
Just open your heart.

Open Your Heart

God wants
To be close to you.
He knows your name,
And every hair on your head.

He knows
When the sparrow falls.
He feels your pain.
He wants you to trust him.

God knows
What you are feeling
Right now.
And he cares, deeply, about you.

Give him your heart,
And he will give you the world.
He will raise you up
To the heavens.

He will bless you
Beyond your imagination.
He will take you
To a wonderful place

That is meant just for you.
God wants to give you joy,
And fulfillment,
And forgiveness.

You are okay.
He will meet you
Exactly where you are,
Just open your heart.

Be the One

How did you come by
That name?
How did you arrive
In that tortured frame?

Ask me now,
What do I think?
Be all that is possible,
But the kitchen sink.

Be the one.
Be with me.
Be the chosen.
Be lovely.

Are you my friend,
Or my enemy?
Are you my brother?
Can’t you see?

I want to be
What you need me to be.
I want to give to you
Completely, freely.

Be to me
What I need you to be.
Be my only.
Bend your knee.

I love you
Despite the loss.
You are mine
No matter what it costs.

Come with me
To salvation.
We will make
A powerful nation.

Let’s move
The mountains now.
Let’s make
A sacred vow.

We will break
Through the stone.
You will never
Be alone.

F’ing It

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Funny things make me laugh.
Fairy queens cross my path.
Flora and fauna are lovely to behold.
Fat Tuesday is great for colds.

Foreign powers compete for wealth.
Fleets of aircraft fly in stealth.
Family ties are stronger than friends.
Fabulous eggs come from hens.

Fun times are had by all.
Fins up! Then bounce a ball.
Friday nights are good to rest.
Football games are the best.

Fools like to brag a lot.
Fighting well is what they’re taught.
Flirting words can be quite tense.
Few leaders sit on the fence.

Flawless faces are found in space.
Fully forward is far more dangerous.
Fords are always compared to Chevys.
Faster forces push you to your knees.

Happy Easter!

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The Easter Bunny
Said to Santa Claus,
“I don’t believe in you!”
Santa said, “Me neither.”

The Tooth Fairy
Overheard
Their conversation,
And offered,

“You two are crazy!”
I don’t think
It really matters
If we believe.

“It’s what children believe
That keeps the world turning.
Miracles and fantasies
Are the food of legend.

“If you have love
In your heart,
And you believe
Like a little child,

“You will inherit
The kingdom of God.”
The other two smiled
At each other,

Shook hands,
And agreed
That the Tooth Fairy
Was right.

“Here,”
Said the Easter Bunny,
Have a chocolate egg.”
Santa smiled again,

And said,
“Thank you,
Easter Bunny!”
I will put you

On the “Nice” list,
And maybe
This Christmas,
I’ll bring you

Something
Extra special.
You, too,
Tooth Fairy!”

“Thank you,
Santa.
Here’s a dollar
For you.

“Don’t spend it all
In one place!”

“Happy Easter, everyone!”

Dogs

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Dogs delight
In food all the time.
They don’t go for clever
Rhythms and rhyme.

If you want to make friends,
Then give them a treat.
If you want to play,
Then get up from your seat.

A loyal companion,
Till death, do us part.
A fervent protector
Even with just a bark.

Curl up in bed,
But better make room.
He will be jumping up
With the rise of the moon.

Don’t forget
To feed him on time.
A rub and a pet
Will do just fine.

Man’s best friend,
And woman’s, too.
He’ll never forget
To remain always true.

So if you are
In need of a pet,
A dog will do great.
The best one yet!

The High Road

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Cats cry endlessly
Into the night.
They cause my soul
To fill with fright.

Never again
Will I bow my head
To those who fill
My heart with dread.

Something calls
Across the plain.
It touches me
Deep down, with pain.

I cannot reason
Out of this.
I can’t imagine
What’s behind the mist.

Will there be
An answer for me,
Or will my thoughts
Race constantly?

Is there peace
At the end of the path,
Or will I suffer
The aftermath?

I must rise
Above the din.
I must pray
To enter in

To God’s presence,
A holy vow.
I must take
The high road now.