Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MY CHERISHED SON

Worth the searing pain
Worth the fight to breathe
Here’s my baby boy
Lying next to me
~~*~~
Affection, passion, pure emotion
Allegiance to a fierce devotion
Unbridled pride, love intensified
Two lives derived from one
I give you
My cherished Son
~~~* ~~~
Oh the glory of
Such strength of love
A bond that endures all time
Two lives from one
My cherished son
Adoration unconfined
This is my love defined
Son of mine
~~*~~
Worth the sacrifice
To give him what he needs
Here’s my little boy
Walking next to me
~~~*~~~
Worth conflicting minds
Struggle through the teens
Here’s my handsome son
Strutting up to me
~~~*~~~
Affection, passion, pure emotion
Allegiance to a fierce devotion
Unbridled pride, love intensified
Two lives derived from one
I give you
My cherished Son
~~*~~
Yes, I give to you, an actual piece of me
Once held to my breast
Terror and pride battle deep inside
Sure to break free from my chest
More than a Mother should have to shoulder
I give you
A Soldier
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

FIGHTING YOUR BLUES

I was thinking about you
I was wondering how you are
Wishing I could stop by
But the distance is too far

Even if I’m not there
Sitting next to you
I am always praying
That you’re fighting your blues

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don’t be down
You have a friend
I care about you
This is not pretend
When others hurt you
Girl, they hurt me too
Wish I could be there
Just to comfort you
You’re such a treasure
I don’t want to lose
So keep on fighting
Fighting your blues
~~*~~
 
My heart was feeling heavy
Knowing that you were alone
Struggling with your self-worth
Agonizing on your own

I need you to believe me
I swear it’s the truth
I am right there with you
Fighting your blues
 
~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You are not alone, I wouldn’t lie to you
I love you
My sweet friend
And if I could, I would be there too
To help you
As you mend
My heart is tenderness, empathy, and grace
Holds sorrow
Hurts for you
It’s so difficult, to be cemented here
While you’re fight/ing 
Your blues
~~*~~
 
~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don’t be down
You have a friend
I care about you
This is not pretend
When others hurt you
Girl, they hurt me too
Wish I could be there
Just to comfort you
You’re such a treasure
I don’t want to lose
So keep on fighting
Fighting your blues
~~*~~
 
Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2013
~~~Becca~~~

Monday, July 29, 2013

UNLEASH THE REAL YOU

If you don’t tell him how you feel
He will never know
Understands the past you've lived
Convinced that there’s no hope
You know that he’s a winner
But you are holding back
Don’t think that you deserve him
But you shouldn't feel like that

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Unleash the real you
Absolve yourself
New beginnings
Old life expelled
Dismiss the sentence
Limits you have placed
Girl grant the freedom
And commence the chase
~~*~~

We all see the admiration
Just give him a sign
You don’t have to be alone
A captive in your life
Reliving every failure
Forgiveness is your right
Stop drowning in the past girl
If you want him…fight!

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Fight to be that girl you buried
Drag her back into the light
She had a passion for living
How you hide her isn't right
Uncover the excitement
And set that laughter free
Remove the blindfold
And see...
Time to be unleashed
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Unleash the real you
Absolve yourself
New beginnings
Old life expelled
Dismiss the sentence
Limits you have placed
Girl grant the freedom
And commence the chase
~~*~~
Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

TAKE THE RIVER

As I was driving over 
The Benton city bridge
I saw a bunch of inner tubes
With about a dozen kids

Down there in the water
All cool, and having fun
On the bridge, I’d become
A victim of the sun

The air was out, in my car
It was a hundred and three
I couldn't help but wonder 
If those kids had room for me

The heat was doing something
Disturbing to my brain
Cause I just called my boss
And quit my job today

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Drove my car to the river’s edge
Praying please don’t pass me yet
Tossed my cell phone on the seat
Yelled hey kids, would you wait for me
They all waved , laughed, and grinned
I ditched my suit, and dove right in
Heaven is a nice cool river, on a scorching day
I’m so glad I quit my job today
~~*~~

We floated for an hour
When some kid said, dude you’re burnt
Our dad’s will have their pickups 
Waiting up around that curve

We’ll take you back to your car
We’re glad that you had fun
But mister you've got issues
You should really see someone

My only thought was a car too hot
And no job to go back to
I was living for the moment
Now what do I do....

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I won't think about the issues kid, the things your speaking of
Won't think about the rent, or car payment due this month
The sun was frying me alive , from my heart down to my liver
When I saw you all, from the bridge, buddy I just chose the river
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
Drove my car to the river’s edge
And you hadn't passed me yet
Tossed my cell phone on the seat
Yelled hey kids, would you wait for me
You all waved , laughed, and grinned
I ditched my suit, and dove right in
Heaven is a nice cool river, on a scorching day
I'm still glad I quit my job today
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
They took me back to my car
I said I've got a deal for you
Bought some kids sunscreen
And another’s inner tube
Heaven is a nice cool river
On a scorching day
I’m still glad
I quit my job today
~*~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A GOOD MAN

It was not a simple murder
But a downright massacre
No blood was shed
No one was dead
Just the heart he'd given her
Oh...as he felt it fading
He tried to understand
Why she would kill the heart
Of a good man


~~~*Chorus*~~~
Reliable and honest 
Worthy of great love
He sculpted her, a pedestal
She drug him through the mud
Took his faith, in the human race
Right out of his hands
When she massacred the heart 
Of a good man
~~*~~

When a warm heart has been slain
Betrayed, and left for dead
They have been known 
to turn ice cold
Then revive to seek revenge
But some do not recover
They perish with their plans
And we all mourn the loss
Of a good man


~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
A Good Man
Compassionate and faithful
The threads one golden strand
By her side, with every tear she cried
No way to understand
How she could be so ruthless
slay the noble rock she had
You can take my word, she did not deserve
A Good Man
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Reliable and honest 
Worthy of great love
He sculpted her, a pedestal
She drug him through the mud
Took his faith in the human race
Right out of his hands
When she massacred the heart 
Of a good man
~~*~~
Oh...we all mourn the loss
Of a Good Man
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

THICKER THAN BLOOD

We are not related
Not papered family
How we ended up
Thicker than blood
Is no mystery

We both put our families first
Have faith in God above
We’re passionate about the arts
Share the music that we love

We have the same visions
Sense and equality
Don’t understand our government
All the ignorance that we've seen

We’re advocates for the truth
Help out our fellow man
We don’t share blood
But are alike enough
Fix the things we can

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You will always be my Sister
Carved deep in my heart
When we count on each other
The bad times aren't so hard
We've weathered life together
And nothing’s conquered us
We don’t have to be related
We’re thicker than blood
~~*~~

We are not related
Not papered family
How we ended up
Thicker than blood
Is no mystery

We’d do anything for kids
Treat elders with respect
There’s not a trial
Faced together
That has beat us yet

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Some families fight
Don’t treat each other right
Ignore the bonds they've broken
Stain love with competition
And the angry words they've spoken
Our link cannot be damaged
True ties can’t be undone
We are not related
We are thicker than blood
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You will always be my Sister
Carved deep in my heart
When we count on each other
The bad times aren't so hard
We've weathered life together
And nothing’s conquered us
We don’t have to be related
We’re thicker than blood
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

LISTEN

Listen...

Can’t you hear my heart shattering
Echoing across the room
I am doing everything I can
To shield my tears from you

My very spirit’s interlaced
With every ardent song I sing
I am pouring out my heart
And you’re not listening

See my eyes so full of hurt
Unshed tears that glisten
Hear what I am feeling
Listen...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Listen and I’ll draw you to me
Empty out your cluttered mind
Saturate it with my music
Be immortal for a time
Show you how to establish
Compassion born of pain
You will be a captive
Music’s bound, enchanted slave
Oh….  Yes…. It beckons…
Listen…
~~*~~

Can you hear the desperation
Can you hear the claims of faith
The yearning for everlasting love
The world’s revenge and hate

The generous souls, and growing old,
The dregs, and blind ambitions
You won’t hear a thing
The tales I sing
If you don’t connect
To listen…

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Listen to the magic I am sharing with you now
Let it infiltrate you, just relax and allow
Skim the seas, on eagle’s wings
Abandon and diverge
Listen to the lyrics
Absorb them,  every word
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Listen and I’ll draw you to me
Empty out your cluttered mind
Saturate it with my music
Be immortal for a time
Show you how to establish
Compassion born of pain
You will be a captive
Music’s bound, enchanted slave
Oh….  Yes…. It beckons…
Listen…
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013
I Love You My Friend
Lynda Law/Lynne Briggs
You are a Beautiful Soul
I "hear" you! T*

Friday, July 19, 2013

JUST A GAME

Playing? 
You were playing?
Well, I am glad you had your fun
Lying
I call it Lying
When you pretend to love someone
Leaving?
Now you are leaving?
You don't care how I feel
Tell me
Won't you tell me
In your game, was one thing real

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Were you playing when you held me 
Promised not to break my heart
Were the cards all stacked against me
Did you plan this from the start
Were you lying when you told me
That to love me was your fate
I was dreaming up our future
But to you 
It was 
A game
~~*~~

Taken
Taken for a fool
I hung on every word you said
Foolish
I was so foolish
I should have walked away instead
Lonely
I was so lonely
The perfect mark for your game
Leave me
Go on and leave me
Leave me crying, loss and shame

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You were playing, you were lying, now your leaving
Tell me please
I was taken, I was foolish, so damned lonely
Can't you see
You could stay here, and keep playing, be a winner
In your game
You have hurt me, but I need you , my love's stronger
Than the shame
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Were you playing when you held me 
Promised not to break my heart
Were the cards all stacked against me
Did you plan this from the start
Were you lying when you told me
That to love me was your fate
I was dreaming up our future
But to you 
It was 
A game
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013


Thursday, July 18, 2013

YOUR KIND OF PRISON

I have never lived
In your kind of prison
I have never felt
The sorrow you've concealed

You've broken free
Of the pain that held you
Sheer will has bent
Confining bars of steel

~~~*Chorus*~~~
couldn't be more thankful
For the release of a soul
God has taken all the pieces
Molded them into a whole
I thought we were alike
Faith, love, and ambition
But I have never lived
In your kind of prison
~~*~~

I would not survive
In your kind of prison
I’d have given up
Fallen to that hell

We are different
You did not surrender
Warred with the torture
Won, and released yourself

~~~Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I am humbled by the power
That you have inside of you
Am in awe of your battle
Can’t believe what you've been through
I’m so relieved you fought through grief
I applaud your hopes and visions
It won’t be hard, you've beat the bars
Of your kind of prison
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
couldn't be more thankful
For the release of a soul
God has taken all the pieces
Molded them into a whole
I thought we were alike
Faith, love, and ambition
But I have never lived
In your kind of prison
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A MIGHTY ROPE

Let’s all braid the strings together
Until we've made a rope
It will be strong, and last as long
As we don’t give up hope

There’s no such thing, as a frail string
When the sturdy reinforce the weak
The ones that are bad, that fray, and snap
Are blind to the technique

The way to go, combine, and grow
Is with a mighty rope

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Watch out for the nimble fingers
Going for the knot
Keep your distance from the blades
And fires that burn too hot
We’ll surround them while they’re idle
Bind them as they sleep
Strangle out their noxious power
Promises they didn't keep
There’s always hope
With a mighty rope
~~*~~

For every strand that stands alone
Praying justice will be won
We’ll weave them in, as worthy kin
Be sovereign when we’re done
Constrict the foul arms of deceit
Summon up the cause for hope
"We the people”, of this Nation
Are a mighty rope

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Compatriots are all around
We can’t win if we remain unbound
We must strike like the stone of David
Pull Goliath to the ground
Good men wait for the right to take
The power from our foe
“We the people” of this Nation
Are a mighty rope
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Watch out for the nimble fingers
Going for the knot
Keep your distance from the blades
And fires that burn too hot
We’ll surround them while they’re idle
Bind them as they sleep
Strangle out their noxious power
Promises they didn't keep
There’s always hope
With a mighty rope
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SCANDAL AND SHAME

Such a scandal
Such a shame
Who’s the traitor
What’s his name
~~*~~

We all have options
Fancy your choice
Choose to be silent
Or to use your voice

Inspire tribute
For another’s gain
When being loyal
Is your only aim

Oh, but be careful
What you proclaim
To savor slander
Is the devil’s way

Live free of remorse
Be clear of blame
Avoid the scandals
Evade the shame

~~~*1st Chorus*~~~
Such a scandal
Such a shame
To discredit
To defame
Cripple lives
And blacken names
Such a scandal
Such a shame
~~*~~

So are you righteous
Are you corrupt
Are your own problems
Challenging enough

Are you the master
Of the life you reign
Do you feel compassion
For your neighbors pain

Are you immoral
Or more humane
Embrace the damage
Or cast the blame

~~~*~~~
Cause the scandal
Invite the shame
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
To applaud them
To acclaim
Exaltation
Bestowing praise
Raising hope
And lifting blame
From the scandal
From the shame
~~*~~

~~*Finale*~~
Promote and uphold
Incite the truth
Only good things
Are ahead of you
~~*~~
Choose your weapon
Be wrong or right
Falsely slander
You’ll pay the price
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

SO AMAZING

It was getting pretty black outside
The darkness
Here on earth
Was closing in…
Just when I thought
I could take no more
Amazing showed up
Abolished what was dim

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You make life shine
With that noble heart
It opens up the skies
And banishes the dark
Here I am saying
 Yes relaying
That you’re amazing
So amazing
~~*~~

I related to your human side
The saintly
At the time
Would not have worked
 So when it broke through
I was already hooked
Amazing showed up
And amazing's all it took

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You make life shine
With that noble heart
It opens up the skies
And banishes the dark
Here I am saying
Yes... relaying
That you’re amazing
So amazing
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
May God bless you for the friend you've been to me
I know that He lives in your heart
Thanks for sharing Him with me
The darkness ebbs, and you blaze through
Represent Him blindingly
You're amazing
So amazing
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright © 2013
For my Friend Rhoda Joy
May EVERYONE realize
what I know...You're
Amazing !
Love, Teresa

YES WE DO

As we marry our hearts today
And combine our families
As we clasp our hands together
Lovingly exchange our rings

~~~*Chorus*~~~
My Love I Vow
Before the Lord above
To always listen
To Comfort
And to Love
You'll be there for me
I'll be there for you
We'll both be there for Him
Yes, we do
~~*~~

Every challenge that may test us
Every blessing He bestows
As we travel down life's highway
And the Faith within us grows

May we face this life together
With sweet laughter in our souls
Trusting in the Lord to lead us
Never two halves, but a whole

~~~*Chorus*~~~
My Love I Vow
Before the Lord above
To always listen
To Comfort
And to Love
You'll be there for me
I'll be there for you
We'll both be there for Him
Yes, we do
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
You Love Me...
I Love You...
Thanks to the Lord
We Do 
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Congratulations
Amanda and Martin
 de la Presa!!!
I Love you so much!
Aunt Teresa
July 13th, 2013


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I AM NOT BRAVE

As the night moves in, I must suppress
The thought of you next to me
Take a sleeping pill, and close my eyes
Find an escape through my dreams...

Where I am free falling without a chute
Walking city streets alone
Dancing with wild animals
Scaling great walls of stone

I jump from trees, with no piles of leaves
Leap the cars of moving trains
Say goodbye to dreams, and fantasies
Waking next to you again

Imagination Staved
I am not Brave

To be strong, I'd have to break my vows
And I just can't do that yet
Though I feel so cold, because I know
You've crossed lines I can't forget

At times, for a fleeting moment
The anger slaps the weak
But the only time I'm truly brave
Is in my dreams, when I sleep

Where I'm behind the wheel, racing a car
Void of fear, swimming with the sharks
Tempting lightning, in a rainstorm
Horror movies in the dark

Vacation in a foreign Country
Going wild with my friends
Say goodbye to dreams and fantasies
Waking next to you again

Imagination Staved
I am not brave

No I'm not brave
Only when I dream
I am not brave
Brave enough to leave
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013