Wednesday, February 13, 2019

THE COST OF LOVING

The snow is falling
And the lights blur with my tears
I'm remembering
Her Love throughout the years

As the lights dance
With those flakes so brilliant white
I see the beauty
But not the reason why

~~~*1st Chorus*~~~
The reason why He chose someone
Who'll leave so many lost
When you know He knows the damage
Yeah, the cost
Tell me why's 
The cost so high
~~*~~

I see her in the bleachers 
With the crowd
I hear her on the sidelines 
Screaming loud

Her pretty face at every game
Shouting out that lucky name

Tell me why's
The cost so high

It does not make sense to me
Now she has to fight to breathe
Someone so young 
Should not hurt like she does

Someone we Love

God tell me why
Is the cost so high

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Good people live, and love, and try
To make the most out of their lives
And then you strike them down 
Before their time
Why
Why's the cost so high
~~*~~

I just need to know the reason why....

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
The reason why You chose someone
Who'll leave so many lost
When I know You know the damage
Yeah, the cost
Tell me why's 
The cost so high
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~
I see the beauty of loving deep inside....
But I wonder why.....
Why's the cost so high
~~*~~


TeresaLynnJohnson
Copyright 2019
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Aunt Patty <3



Tuesday, January 29, 2019

THAT BEAUTIFUL, MAGICAL, SMILE

You say that you're broken
I believe you
But girl I really need you 
To stay strong

To keep holding on

To whatever magic moved you
For so long

No way to prove to you
The miracles 
That shine on through

That smile

Every time I've doubted life
Hurt so bad I want to cry
I think of all the power
You have shown

Strength I've never known

Don't know what I expect
From  you
Cause the Hell that you've
Been living through

Most people would have 
Gave up as a child

While the rest of us screamed,
"No Fair!"
You pulled magic from thin air

And all the while...
Shared that smile

Yeah I know that you 
Are broken
Known for a long time
But reality is killing me
I'd rather see the smile..

It's the proof 
You have magic
We can see

And it's beautiful
So beautiful to me

And, Yes, I've cursed the fates
Even God with all his grace
As I know you've had to do 
a million times

But you've always smiled

That beautiful 

Magical

Smile


TeresaLynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright©2019 
For you ...Autumn Marie
I am , as always, in awe! 
Love, Teresa 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

DRIVE RIGHT ON THROUGH



Yeah I've been there
I've been down that road
To the town of negativity
Where nothing good can grow

And we all wish that we'd never
We all want to turn back time
We all dream of a better
Set of stepping stones in life

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No one wants to flirt with failure
No one wants to dance with pain
Celebrate their disappointments 
Or brag about their shame
The highway it is changing
And your route depends on you
Do not take that exit
And if you do...
Drive right on through
~~*~~

The dark foreboding exit
To a deep depressive town
No positive reactions
It was built to drag you down

You can bypass it with laughter
Fight through your despair 
Drive right on through
You don't want to go there

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~
Pain is strong... but so are you
Do not choke... drive right on through
No time to waste... Inhale that faith
And if you find yourselves lost
Sometimes we do....
Drive right on through
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
No one wants to flirt with failure
No one wants to dance with pain
Celebrate their disappointments 
Or brag about their shame
The highway it is changing
And your route depends on you
Do not take that exit
And if you do...
Drive right on through
~~*~~

~~*Finale*~~
The destination's easy
I won't mask the truth
But life's too short to live there
Drive right on through...
~~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright ©2018 
Wrdspnr@aol.com




Saturday, January 13, 2018

HOLDING MIRRORS

Time to own up
Grow up so you can
Finally thank them
Every helping hand

Who stood beside you
When they thought they should
Time to grow up
Time to make things good

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don't bite the hand extended 
Don't destroy their trust
Next time they won't be there 
Picking pieces up
Stop playing the victim
Blaming someone else
I'll hold a mirror for you
Can you see yourself?
~~*~~

The reflection
May help you to see
The world owes you
Not a single thing

Family came through
When they heard your cries
They were present
They were on your side

~~~*Bridge*~~~
When the tide waters rise to engulf you
As they rage and churn 
Remember you're not their victim
You chose to watch those bridges burn
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~
You bit the hand extended 
And destroyed their trust
Didn't even thank them
Though they backed you up
Keep playing the victim
Blaming someone else
I held the mirror for you
You can't see yourself
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright ©2018 
Wrdspnr@aol.com



Saturday, November 11, 2017

SHE'S GONE AWAY

She is gone
Nowhere to be found
Believe me I have searched
And just as true hearts pound
My mistake
has caused mine to break
Believe me when I say
She's gone
She's gone away

~~~*Chorus*~~~
That little girl is gone
There's no time to grieve
Another is in need
Needs you desperately
Just as she is gone
Standing in her place
The fracture she became
Formed by what they've raised
Have to take a break
She's gone
She's gone away
~~*~~

He is here
And he has a chance
To have what they've denied
If you can turn your back
On the past
Not another glance
This time you have a say
He's here
She's gone away

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Maybe we can find her 
Once this child has been saved
Fight to kill her demons 
In her mind where they now play
Right now you've got to focus
On the here and now today...
There's a baby who needs you
Because she has gone away
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
That little girl is gone
There's no time to grieve
Another is in need
Needs you desperately
Just as she is gone
Standing in her place
The fracture she became
Formed by what they've raised
Have to take a break
She's gone
She's gone away
~~*~~

~~*Finale*~~
Hang on to your memories
Her sweetness and her smile
But right now open up your eyes...
She is a different person
And with her he's not safe
She's broken far too many times
~~~*~~~
Nothing more to say...
She's gone away
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2017
Wrdspnr@aol.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SUPERNATURAL

Brothers bound
Cursed or luck
Tortured minds 
Demon touched 
Chasing evil is the job
The right to life always the cause

Love so deep they'd trade their souls
Fix what's broken
Make it whole
Don't believe in everything you see
Or you're fractured for eternity

~~~*Chorus*~~~
A path to Hell 
The Horseman's rings
Demons wrapped in Angel wings
Blood suckers out to bleed you dry
Purgatory is the constant fight
Far too much collateral
Dealing with the supernatural
~~*~~

Fairy tales that come to life
Not the happily-ever-after kind
Fables you didn't think were true
Gonna make a dinner out of you

Citizens oblivious
Their stress is but a witches hex
How did the world end up this way
God's new digs can't be explained

~~~* Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You don't know what's out there
You're not sure what to believe
Those who do sure want a hero
With an Angel on their sleeve 
Is it fiction in the darkness
Or is the terror actual
You want someone in your corner
If it's supernatural
~~*~~ 

~~~*Chorus*~~~
A path to Hell 
The Horseman's rings
Demons wrapped in Angel wings
Blood suckers out to bleed you dry
Purgatory is the constant fight
Far too much collateral
When the job is supernatural
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

EXTENDED HANDS

I can't say 
I know the way 
You're feeling
Inside

Want to take 
Your inner pain 
That's stealing
Your smile

You're so brave 
Because you say
Don't worry
I'm fine

It's not true 
But I love you
I'll give you
Your time....       

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Time to feel, and time to heal, when you don't think you can
Time to start, mending the heart, fighting to understand
But if your road keeps on crumbling
And you're sinking in the sand
I pray you'll know, all along that road, there are extended hands
Palms up, fingers stretched, reaching to pull you close
Don't be afraid to grab one
When you need it the most
It's the love, He placed on earth
Family and Friends...
Our hands extend
~~*~~

I can't say 
Pain fades away
It's different
Each time

How you feel 
And what you do
I'm knowing
You'll cry

You're so brave
Because you say
Don't worry
I'm fine

It's not true
But I Love you
I'll give you
Your time.... 

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~  
When it's hard for you
What to say and do
So difficult for us
The ice so thin
It barely holds
Something we dare not touch
Waiting on the banks
Family and Friends
Praying your hope hasn't ended
As I've said, please don't forget
With our loving hands extended

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Time to feel, and time to heal, when you don't think you can
Time to start, mending the heart, fighting to understand
But if your road keeps on crumbling
And you're sinking in the sand
I pray you'll know, all along that road, there are extended hands
Palms up, fingers stretched, reaching to pull you close
Don't be afraid to grab one
When you need it the most
It's the love, He placed on earth
Family and Friends...
Our hands extend
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2017