Wednesday, January 29, 2014


When I am hurt I run away but now I’m frail I can’t
I wobble on a walking stick, walking’s only in my heart
I gaze out through the thickening bush for glimpses of the sea
And imagine I am sitting there with the sand all around me.

A gift of strong binoculars has given me fresh wings
And I can then imagine that I am doing all these things
The sand bar and the ocean are there beneath my feet
I’m sitting close to children, who can’t see me. That’s neat!

And so I’ve joined the legless old who travel in their dreams
It has happened all too quickly and I am really old it seems
The medication that I take to slow my racing heart
Has brought me to a standstill but I still do my part.

For I have my computer and it’s such great company
The world is mine in seconds although you can’t see me.
I read about your happenings and cry a little too
Then whisper prayers about you for that’s all my love can do.

W.B.Jan ‘14

Monday, January 27, 2014

Not Long Enough.

Not long enough I kneel to feel Your soft embrace
Not long enough my thoughts are fixed on You
Not long enough my heart’s held by Your own dear lord
For soon the claims of duty will come through.

You follow me though I should be the follower
You call me back if I should lose my way
Your plans not shelved if I wander from the pathway
You take my hand and lead me back Your way.

And this I know, it’s for You I want to hunger
Your Presence crowns the ordinary days
When I have to wait for answers to the prayers I send
You wait with me, and I will learn Your ways.

W.B. Jan ‘14

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Can I Tell You Straight?

Lord, please just laugh and hug me when I come to Your gate
I know I’ve been a nuisance, and didn’t like to wait
Maybe I am like Thomas and need to see You’re real
I talked to You incessantly though I couldn’t touch or feel.

I know that I have failed You in oh, so many ways
Yet You showed me such mercy and love for all my days
I often was discouraged when troubles piled up high
It was then You’d send a message that I was the apple of Your eye.

I saw my problems shrivel up and blow off in the breeze
While recognizing that the way was not a path of ease
And now that I can see the lights of heaven so far above
I whisper that I’m coming Lord, and send You all my love.

W.B ‘14

Friday, January 3, 2014

Straight From The Stars.

I want to write a beautiful song with a melody straight from the stars
I want to show that Your love for me would fire me up to Mars
I want to be so faithful Lord that You could count on me
And anywhere You sent me would be where I want to be.

I used to be contrary and fight against Your Word
I made so many excuses until the blame I heard
You looked into my troubled heart and wiped away the pain
Now Your precious blood has cleansed me and I am whole again.

You waited with such patience till I accepted Your sweet will
I always thought that I knew best and sometimes think that still.
But now Your arms are round me I would never want to stray
And Your quiet gentle Spirit Lord, is leading all the way.

W.B Jan 2013