Tuesday, January 12, 2016

UNWRITTEN RULE ... (Men's room etiquette )

He walked into the men's room
Said, "How's it going bud?"
Struck up a conversation
Like it was a social club

My brain recalled a memory
Relayed Man this isn't cool
You don't talk in the men's room
It's an unwritten rule

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ever since I was a little boy
Just to my Daddy's knees
Engraved within that little brain
Lists of proprieties
As I've grown, they still are known
And most of them hold true
This list of things acceptable
What you do and do not do
~~*~~

He laughed and kept on talking
I went to wash my hands
Surprised he was unaware
That I wasn't talking back

And just as I was leaving
He yelled, "See ya later dude!"
I came to the conclusion
He's missing a few screws

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Cause you don't talk in the men's room
Unless your paper's gone
Do not approach another
Do your business and move on
I'm not looking for a friend
When I walk into that room
You don't visit at the urinal
It's an unwritten rule
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ever since I was a little boy
Just to my Daddy's knees
Engraved within that little brain
Lists of proprieties
As I've grown, they still are known
And most of them hold true
This list of things acceptable
What you do and do not do
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Kane Allen Holmes
Copyright© 2016
Wrdspnr@aol.com

Monday, January 4, 2016

COMPROMISED ..... FEAR AND FAITH

Are you scared
A little frightened
Or totally terrified...

Are you lost
In your suspicions
Does fear bid you run and hide....

Your Faith's been compromised

Hold a grudge
For every stranger
Add your scorn to their dismay

It's been done
Since the beginning
When fear spawns a shallow hate

Does panic cloud your faith

~~~*1st Chorus*~~~
Kill the body not the soul
Do not let fear take them both
God is everlasting and He waits
Drown your fear with faith
~~*~~

Are you scared
A little frightened
Or totally terrified...

Are you lost
In your suspicions
Does fear bid you run and hide....

Your Faith's been compromised

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~ 
Leave the fear and hate
At Hell's wanton gates
Open up your eyes
Let Faith rule your lives...
 For the rest of time.....
~~*~~

~~~*Final Chorus*~~~
Give your body not your soul
do not let fear claim them both
God is everlasting and He waits
Drown your fear with faith
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2016
Matthew 10:28

Friday, December 11, 2015

TRUE BLUE HEROES

Not everyone dreams of a home to call their own
Though it seems like the sane thing to do
Not everybody wants a top paying job
All the bells and whistles their life through

Sounds Crazy but it's true...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Some are born to serve...
To fight for and defend
The Country of their birth
It is not for adoration
But the honor of their worth
True Blue Heroes
Rise for the call to serve
~~*~~

Not every soul bleeds to go beyond basic needs
To crave recognition for their gains
Not every person shies when the hunger burns inside
Pushing want for justice through their veins

Irrational or sane...

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Some will be the first to tell me they are not a saint
I've listened to some stories which are not for the faint
Some have faced the greatest odds, watched their buddies die
Swallowed despair, sent up a prayer, and stood back up to fight
And for some...
Conflict is all they'll ever know...
These True Blue Heroes
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Some are born to serve...
To fight for and defend
The Country of their birth
It is not for adoration
But the honor of their worth
True Blue Heroes
Rise for the call to serve
~~*~~


For Jim,  and all of
My True Blue Heroes, who have traveled 
to foreign shores, and fought for their Country
The United States Armed Forces
Federal military forces of the United States.
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, & Coast Guard. 
My gratitude runs deep, and my respect has no limit! T*

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright© 2015
Wrdspnr@aol.com

Thursday, November 26, 2015

THIS IS MY THANKSGIVING * 2015

I'm as thankful as the Hebrews
Once they made it through the sea
The Count of Monte Cristo
When his brilliance set him free

More thankful than Rhett Butler
Once he didn't give a damn
Yes, my friends, I'm thankful
That's the kind of soul I am

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I share what I am thankful for
What makes this a great life
What I wake up thinking of
And pray for every night
Thankful for each one of you
For the blessed life I am living
Sharing my deep gratitude
This is my Thanksgiving...
~~*~~

I'm thankful for each hero 
Pray they safely make it home
The parents of adoption
Filling lives with love and hope
Good people with their precious hearts
Putting others first
But most of all for Jesus
Faith brings me through the worst

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
The sun on my face
The sweet smell of rain
Snow that blankets everything
The Good Lord above
The awesomeness of Love
All making my heart sing
Thanksgiving...
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I share what I am thankful for
What makes this a great life
What I wake up thinking of
And pray for every night
Thankful for each one of you
For the blessed life I am living
Sharing my deep gratitude
This is my Thanksgiving...
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2015
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Giving thanks for each & every one of you
today, and every day...
Love Always, Teresa 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"HUDDLED MASSES" ~~ No Escape~~

Didn't think I could feel more shame
Than I already did
Towards the so-called leaders
In this Country where I live

Please know they do not speak for me
I have my own voice
And I would take the "Huddled Masses" 
If they just gave me the choice

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Look at your babies
Think of your families 
What would you do to save them
Wouldn't you give anything
Look at your babies
Remember every face
Of the people you would die for
What if there was no escape
You call me ignorant and crazy...
Look at your babies
~~*~~

My ancestors were immigrants 
And so were most of yours
Some of them weren't welcomed
When their boats came to these shores

And some of them did go through hell
Pain we have never known
We're here, so they weren't turned away
Now we call this Country home

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
America
Land of the Free
Let me tell you what that means to me
Every day should not bring fear
Desperation, no escape
Let the fearful join us here
Change their certain fate
I'm ashamed of the hateful hearts
Ignoring anguished pleas
Look at your babies
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Look at your babies
Think of your families 
What would you do to save them
Wouldn't you give anything
Look at your babies
Remember every face
Of the people you would die for
What if there was no escape
You call me ignorant and crazy...
They too have babies
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
Maybe it's my Faith in God 
That would open up the seas
Because He gave me everything
And expects the same from me
Fear and hate
No escape
~~*~~


TeresaLynnJohnson
Copyright©2015
Wrdspnr@aol.com
l Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I CAN'T LET THAT FLY

You walked right past him
Like he's not even there
To you, he doesn't matter
Just a waste of space and air

You ignore his greetings
Avoid his haunted eyes
To you he is nothing
So you always walk on by

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Doesn't matter if he's hungry
Doesn't matter how he lives
Well, he bravely served his country
That is what this hero did
Put in his years, to come back here
Open wounds he cannot heal
Lost his home, everything he owns
And to you, he's no big deal
So You always walk on by
Well, I can't let that fly
~~*~~

I stood before you
told you to turn around
I didn't need a weapon
A real threat has its own sound

I told you to say hello
And for his sacrifice
You will now respect him
Always look him in the eyes

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
What you're doing is impolite
There's no way you've earned the right
To treat a Veteran like you have
Raise your nose, and walk on by...
Lady I can't let that fly
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Doesn't matter if he's hungry
Doesn't matter how he lives
Well, he bravely served his country
That is what this hero did
Put in his years, to come back here
Open wounds he cannot heal
Lost his home, everything he owns
And to you, he's no big deal
So You always walk on by
Well, I can't let that fly
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright©2015
Wrdspnr@aol.com
My Deepest Gratitude 
To our Veterans...
Thank You for your service to
This Country we call home
Love, Teresa @>~~~>~~~~

Monday, November 2, 2015

SHARING WISHES

A pretty little girl in pigtails
Her 7th birthday cake
All her friends around the table
To help her celebrate

She looked at all their faces
Her blue eyes full of tears
Said I'd rather have my Daddy
But I'm still glad you're here

He wouldn't want me crying
So I won't sit here and pout
Come on everybody
Help me blow these candles out

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I'm going to share my wishes
The last two did not come true
I only want my Daddy
So I hope they work for you
The little girls all smiled and blew
Seven candles out
She wished for her Daddy
But her heart was filled with doubt
~~*~~

They ate cake, and opened presents
With no light in her eyes
But she thanked them all sincerely
And she hugged them all goodbye

Her Mom had worked so hard to make
This day a special treat 
So she tried to hide her sorrow
And the wetness of her cheeks

She helped her Mama clean up
Before she headed up the stairs
Her Mama read a story
And together said their prayers

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
In the morning, she got to school 
And they filed into the gym
She saw another birthday cake
And the lights were slightly dimmed
She was stunned, and turned around
A boy whispered let him through
And past his tears, her Daddy cried 
Some wishes do come true

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I'm going to share my wishes
The last two did not come true
I only want my Daddy
So I hope they work for you
The little girls all smiled and blew
Seven candles out
She wished for her Daddy
But her heart was filled with doubt
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
Her Mama had recorded 
Everything she'd said
And her Daddy, he had watched it 
As she slept in her bed
Now she understood the smiles
She couldn't figure out
Everyone knew he'd be here 
To watch her blow these candles out
~~*~~


TeresaLynnJohnson
Copyright© 2015
Wrdspnr@aol.com