From time to time, a little verse pops into my consciousness, from where I do not know. It could happen anywhere, but can never be forced. I have collected some of these together into the three ‘Little Books of Verse’ which may be found on the Writing page and which come highly recommended. I reproduce a few of them here in order to provide a taste. I do hope that they resonate with you, as they do with me.
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There is a jewel within your heart With pure love it gently glows Never, ever with it part For it will surely always know It steers us through the storms of life It guides us straight and true It shelters us from fear and strife It always pulls us through So burnish it with love and care Keep it’s love light shining bright To illuminate those places where The shadows start to creep in tight Do not neglect this precious jewel It is the greatest thing that you possess To steer you from all that is cruel And separate you from the rest It shines through all your words most kind And when push comes to shove It stops you from ever being blind To those who need your love So may it be your constant guide Don’t ever let it become stained But keep it shining deep inside The Great Spirit will always remain Looking down from high above Upon those dancing on this land Whose jewels shine brightly with their love They are the ones who understand How every day should be lived true Sharing love with all who need The jewel that’s there for me and you Denied to those who live by greed So sing out loud and sing out clear And keep that jewel shining bright To comfort those who live in fear And all who struggle through this night
Lest we forget
Do not forget a kindness given A loving glance, a gentle word Keep in your heart those who have striven All that was seen, all that was heard And hold those in a warm embrace Who sometimes need a loving hand For it may often be the case That we shall need to understand Do not forget all those in need Do not forget all those who gave Those who sought to sow the seed Those who stood among the brave Do not forget humanity The seeds of which remain as yet And those who strove to keep us free Keep in your heart, lest we forget
I once said a little prayer To whom I do not know Something which itself is rare For me, as you might know I prayed for all of those who cry For reasons of their own And all of those who question why They walk this path alone Why their dreams have flown away Their quietly falling tears Hope that fades each passing day The onward march of years I prayed that they might find the strength To stand and carry on That they might understand at length That it will not be long Before their cares will fade away And gladness fill their hearts As there will come a brighter day Where hope will make a start I prayed for all the children who Find such injustice here That they might find a heart that’s true To bring them better cheer I prayed for God’s dear creatures and For all those great and small Who bring such beauty to this land To be loved, one and all I prayed to open every heart Against this worldly greed That they, this day, might make a start To comfort those in need
Forgive the child who cries at night And keeps us all awake Understand his helplessness Forgive for heavens sake Forgive the woman dressed so fair Who practised to deceive In order for to feed her child And satisfy the need Forgive the man who cheats in life Deluded he may be For him hold out a hand of truth And help closed eyes to see Forgive all those who caused us pain Along this path of life Forgive and then forgive again And add not to the strife Forgive those on a poorer path As they walk slowly by And keep within your heart the truth But by the grace of God walk I Forgive the world for all its ills And broken dreams apart Forgive, forgive, forgive, forgive And so fill up your heart And don’t feel shy to use the word As long as you may live Its lying there within your grasp The power to forgive
Somewhere in the blue I have a special friend That special friend is you And friendship never ends In my thoughts I see An eagle as it soars And in those thoughts you’ll be For all my thoughts are yours Deep in my dreams I stroll Barefoot ‘cross the moors Among the bells that toll For all my dreams are yours Of all my humble words Never did they roar Rarely were they heard But all my words are yours Within my weary days The pages sometimes tore And all around they lay For all my days are yours
The sands are running low For all the boys and girls Who didn't even know They'd be brought into this world The best that they can do Is to try to understand The twisted fate of others And lend a helping hand And all God's lonely creatures They are just like you and me The greatest task before us Is to set their spirits free Now the very last grain is falling To go back to the shore Its the same for every calling The same forever more
Some are blessed with aptitude Their destiny lies clear Some must live in solitude Some will live in fear Some are blessed with happiness True love will come to them Some must endure loneliness Never finding a true friend Some go down in history Rewriting every word Most live in obscurity Their voices never heard Some bathe in great success Their guiding light is greed Others have a great deal less to satisfy their need Some will taste celebrity Before their race is run But which souls are the purest? And who will touch the sun?
The little child who is crying Please hold her by the hand The old man who is dying Please try to understand For those who keep on trying For them do what we can Oh Lord, The woman quietly nursing A badly broken heart While her whole world is cursing And bursting wide apart Let us find the love and hope For her to make another start Oh Lord, As I walk upon this land May my path be always true And may kindness guide my hand In everything that I do May I always make a stand Though I stand among the few Oh Lord, For those who hide in blindness Please help closed eyes to see Smother them with kindness And love to set them free For that is what defines us As true humanity Oh Lord,
Mother Nature’s Law
There is a valley far away Beyond the mountains high Where eagles soar to greet the day As clouds go drifting by Where water sparkles in the stream As it winds along its way Through places hardly ever seen Except by light of day And only then by those who know The path towards its banks As on their merry way they go Forever giving thanks For all that nature brought to them In this precious valley deep Through days that seemed to never end Forever theirs to keep Such was life in days of yore Before man came along But it would not be long before They sang a different song Might they never understand In all that they did see The damage they brought to the land And rivers running free But there will come a time again When nature’s voice is heard Way beyond the time of men Just waiting for the word When all creation will awake And blossom forth once more This time never to forsake Mother Nature’s law
The Last Word
There must be a last word It was always meant to be The last song ever heard The last account from me I take the book and lift my pen I wonder what to write I give some thought, and think again And then, I think I might Write down these last words just for you And thank you for your time Bless you, for all that you might do And leave you with a sign This is what these words convey That you might live life true For the sands of time count down the days And then they come to you Be always pure of heart and mind Walk always straight and true To those who hurt, always be kind And love will come to you