Thursday, November 28, 2013

THANKSGIVING

Good Morning Everyone
Happy Thanksgiving Day
Please pray for our heroes
Still serving far away

For lives that are stricken
No cure to make them well
For those who've grown too old
To take care of themselves

For the poor in our country
No means to celebrate
And the unforgiving
Spending this day in hate

Please pray for the lonely
For those who've lost their way
Let's start with Thanksgiving
And pray for them ever day

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Lord I am so thankful
I have everything I need
I just wish that everyone
Could have as much as me
And as my Family gathers
To feast, and laugh, and pray
It's a Happy Thanksgiving
But I'm thankful every day
~~*~~
Have a Happy Thanksgiving
And be thankful every day
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

I am so Thankful for
 YOU 
In my Life !
Praying for You and Yours 
On Thanksgiving Day 
And Always 
I Love You
Forever
Teresa
~~*~~

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR

There was a family
In the town where I grew up
They lived just down the road
And they did not have much
Every year at Christmas time
Daddy would get two trees
He put one up in our house
And the neighbors down the street
They had three little girls at home
Mama went shopping for
With five kids of her own to tend
What were a couple more

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Our Parents always taught us
You share what you have
You might think your life is grim
But some have it twice as bad
You need to be a Godly person
Love all, that’s why we’re here
Don’t just give at Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year
~~*~~

That little family
Who lived down the road from us
Shared their garden treasures
Always claimed they had enough
All us kids grew up and left
We still visit and send cards
Three young ladies remembered
Who was there when times were hard
One of them became a doctor
She was there when it was time
Took care of Mama, then Daddy
And she didn't charge a dime

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Think of others, not just yourselves
Be a giving soul, help each other out
It all comes back around, and envelopes you
Do it the whole year through
For all you teach your children, make them hear
Christmas only comes but once a year
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Our Parents always taught us
You share what you have
You might think your life is grim
But some have it twice as bad
You need to be a Godly person
Love all, that’s why we’re here
Don’t just give at Christmas
Christmas comes but once a year
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I WANT TO KNOW YOU

I want to know you
I want to know your truth
The story of your birth
The history of your roots
I want to know you
How you live and breathe
A mystery to them
Please don’t be to me

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Unfold before me
Open up sweet love
Don’t falter speaking
I’m not here to judge
Void of secrecy
Lover step on through
Tell me everything
I want to know you
~~*~~

I want to know you
Hear of your childhood
The things that made you laugh
The hurts that weren't  so good
I want to know you
What is in your stars
All that draws you in
What makes you who you are
I want to know you…

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
You sighed by the roses in the park today
Why was there a smile on your pretty face
You giggled at the little girls playing dolls
Expressions of the woman whom you really are
Don’t hold back emotions from the things you view
It’s how I knew so well
I want to know you
Yeah…
I want to know you
~~*~~

 ~~~*Chorus*~~~
Unfold before me
Open up sweet love
Don’t falter speaking
I’m not here to judge
Void of secrecy
Lover step on through
Tell me everything
I want to know you
~~*~~

Yes, I do
I want to know you
I want to know you
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

ALWAYS AND FOREVER


I will love you endlessly
That's the woman who I am
Don't take my vows too lightly
When I offer you my hand

My faith is everlasting
It deepens as it grows
You say nothing lasts forever
Well, that's not true, you know

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Love and Faith
Friends and Grace
The word of an honest man
Laughter and hope
Promises to cope
A Mother's gentle hand
All of this and more
Whether rich or poor
Keeps binding souls together
Always...
Always and forever
~~*~~

If death parts us, here on earth
Don't believe that you're alone
The spirit of a person
Isn't made of flesh and bones

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
As long as you can think and dream
You will have a part of me
Keep your faith strong until the end
And you will hold me once again
There are memories while you're waiting
Belief is never fading
Eternally together
Always
Always and forever
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Love and Faith
Friends and Grace
The word of an honest man
Laughter and hope
Promises to cope
A Mother's gentle hand
All of this and more
Whether rich or poor
Keeps binding souls together
Always...
Always and forever
~~*~~
Eternally together
Always...
Always and forever
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WORK OF FICTION

You've come to your conclusion
Now you drag him through the mud
How do you dare, to be so unfair
When deceit runs in your blood

You are so good at lying
I think you've convinced yourself
Some believe, but girl not me
I know you far too well

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Your life’s a work of fiction
A tall tale that you've spun
Some have fallen for the fable
But your story is not done
How will they react
When they know the facts
Roots rotting to the stem
When the flower dies
Before their eyes
How you fooled all of them
Ooh, ooh, ooh…
What to do…
You tell the truth
~~*~~

You can start your story over
On a clear and empty page
Burn the pages that condemn you
End the wars that you have waged

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Your truth may not be pretty
But be honest just the same
Quit slandering old lovers
And trying to shift the blame
The ones behind you love you
Quit playing them for fools
Ooh, ooh, ooh
What to do…
Tell the truth
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Your life’s a work of fiction
A tall tale that you've spun
Some have fallen for the fable
But your story is not done
How will they react
When they know the facts
Roots rotting to the stem
When the flower dies
Before their eyes
How you fooled all of them
Ooh, ooh, ooh…
What to do…
You tell the truth
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright© 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WITHIN REACH

I wonder who doesn't dream 
Of happy endings
Who doesn't crave forever  
When they fall in love
Who wouldn't sit and plan  
A brilliant future
See eternity together 
Once their mortal lives are done...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
It's within reach
It is not impossible 
Go ahead and dream
Turn your back on negativity
Don't change your path with every breach
Paint yourself that picture
It's within reach
~~*~~

I think we all harbor thoughts
That we can't do this
We're so afraid of ruining
A priceless work of art
If we pocket every hope
Nothing will ever grow
Dreams die before 
They get the chance to start

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
It's your picture, It's your art
Open that creative heart
Set that loving spirit free to dream
Make it be...
It's within reach
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
It's within reach
It is not impossible 
Go ahead and dream
Turn your back on negativity
Don't change your path with every breach
Paint yourself that picture...
It's within reach
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BEHIND THE TEARS

I feel the pavement tremble
Vibrate beneath my feet
There's a warning calling to me
I tense against the streets
Every man's a shadow
Lurking in the dark
Hand on my gun
As the sweat runs
Will I do my part

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Will I save another victim
Will that image haunt me too
Will I kill a perpetrator
As I've been trained to do
Feel a sense of pride in duty
While the violence stabs my heart
My only fear, behind the tears
Is will I do my part
~~*~~

I check the homeless shelters
The kids out on the streets
Is this some premonition
Of a helpless soul in need

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I enter people's nightmares
With no way of crawling back
Seen so much devastation
No light filters through the cracks
Haunting visions remain with me
No more wishing on the stars
As the torment bleeds, and flows through me
I fight to do my part

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Will I save another victim
Will this image haunt me too
Will I kill a perpetrator
As I've been trained to do
Feel a sense of pride in duty
While the violence stabs my heart
My only fear, behind the tears
Is will I do my part
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
I have been committed 
To this badge , right from the start
But I ask myself, each trip through hell
Will I do my part
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright© 2013
Wrdspnr@aol.com
~~Richland Police Dept.~~
Thank You for all you do
To keep our City Safe! T*


Monday, November 18, 2013

DON'T BELIEVE ME

Daddy taught me how to fight
You won't get the best of me
This girl is strong in mind and body
And a coward's all I see

There will be no backing down
I'm not going to run and hide
You can't make me cower boy
Or strip me of my pride

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I refuse to suffer
I am not the type
If that's what you seek
Then you don't want me
No, you can't make me cry
Don't believe me?
Give it a try
~~*~~

Can't see how I missed the signs
I'm thankful it's not too late
Didn't know you were some low-down cur
But I will not hesitate

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Mister I won't hesitate
To put a scoundrel in his place
I'm gonna call your Mama
Tell her she didn't raise you right
I know how to fight
Don't believe me?
Give it a try
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I refuse to suffer
I am not the type
If that's what you seek
Then you don't want me
No, you can't make me cry
Don't believe me?
Give it a try
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright©2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I HURT YOU

Yes...
I hurt you
Such a hard thing to admit
Oh...
I hurt you
And I'd do it again
~~*~~

I'd hurt you 
Just to save you
keep you away from me
Yes I love you
That's the reason
It's the way it has to be
No I won't talk about it
No we can't be friends
I hurt you to protect you
And I would do it again
~~~*~~~

I'm the one who knows the danger
I'm the one who understands
What lurks inside
The pain I hide
And I just can't take the chance
Yeah...
I hurt you
Such a hard thing to admit
Oh...
I hurt you
And I'd do it again
~~*~~
So...
My answer's no
I won't hurt you
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

YEAH GOD

Took a walk outside, looked at the sky
And smiled like a fool
So much ugly in the world
And I still see beautiful

Some vagrant yelled, I feel like hell 
Hey you got any change
I said, yes sir, it's not much
But I hope it helps some way

~~~*Chorus*~~~
The forgotten 
Can find you
They are everywhere
No heart is immune unless
You don't really care
Sometimes it overwhelms me
Can't seem to shake it off
I find the way, each time I pray
And I owe it all to God
Yeah, God
~~*~~

Just a little kid, with trembling lips
On some bench all alone
So I introduced myself
Asked if I could walk him home

When he sobbed, I think I'm lost
Cause I can't find my street
I said don't cry , dry your eyes
Buddy you can count on me

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Do your best
Help someone smile
And it will make life more worthwhile
You can't fix
The whole world's plight
But you'll feel better if you try
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
The forgotten 
Can find you
They are everywhere
No heart is immune unless
You don't really care
Sometimes it overwhelms me
Can't seem to shake it off
I find the way, each time I pray
And I owe it all to God
Yeah, God
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
The forgotten
They're out there
Society is flawed
Go find them
Go help them
In the name of God
Yeah God
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

LIAR BOY

I'm not going to get my hopes up
So that you can let me down
You make it hard to live on faith
With defenses tightly wound

Don't want some seesaw loyalty
It's been down too much with you
You make my life flat miserable
When you never do come through

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Don't promise me
Don't give your word
Force me to call your bluff
Promises
They mean nothing boy
When you don't back them up
~~*~~

I've lost track of how many times
I've begged you to tell the truth
You sneak around behind my back
Like a lying, scheming youth

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Gotta cut you loose
Gotta say goodbye
You are not a man
But a boy who lies
I've loved you enough...
Promises
They don't mean a thing
When you don't back them up
~~*~~

~~~*2nd Chorus*~~~
You promised me
You gave your word
Forced me to call your bluff
Promises...
They mean nothing boy
When you don't back them up
~~*~~
Promises 
Mean nothing boy
When you don't back them up



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

RAISE YOUR SHIELD

Don't secret
Away your beauty
Don't hide behind
A veil of shame
Hold your shield
Like a warrior
Leave their scorn
to ricochet

When reserved
Was common practice
You may have had
Disdain to fear
They are heartless
And judgmental
They're surely not
Worth any tears

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She's disgusting
She's a Freak
She can't act
And she can't sing
Spoiled goods
She's all fake
More than any girl can take
Consider who's condemning
Never yield
Don't you shroud your pretty
Raise your shield
~~*~~

They will try 
To make you ugly
If you hide
They will succeed
Leave mistakes
And keep on walking
Bare the beauty
That we've seen

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Raise your shield to their swords
Let them know they are ignored
Make your peace and free your spirit
Once again
Don't let them win
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
She's disgusting
She's a Freak
She can't act
And she can't sing
Spoiled goods
She's all fake
More than any girl can take
Consider who's condemning
Never yield
Don't you shroud your pretty
Raise your shield
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
There's not a soul who hasn't stumbled
Crossing life's titanic field
You can't let yourself be beaten
To the hateful raise a shield
Never yield
Raise your shield
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

STACKED STONES

Too much weight
Stones on my shoulders
The constant burden
Anchors me down

When I don't know
If I can take it
I fold my hands
Kneel on the ground

~~~*Chorus*~~~
It doesn't matter where I'm at
Doesn't matter who can see
When I can't take it
I can't take it
God's the only hope for me
~~*~~

Misery finds
Another harbor
I'm left with
Resounding peace
For none of this
Can cross the barrier
When the Lord's
Protecting me

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
The sun still rises in the sky
Without your love here in my life
It still hurts, and I still cry
But now I have the will to try
It wouldn't be there, this I know
Without the comfort of the Lord
So I pray, and am released
God removes the stones from me
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
It doesn't matter where I'm at
Doesn't matter who can see
When I can't take it
I can't take it
God's the only hope for me
~~*~~

~~~*Finale*~~~
When the stones start stacking up
And you know you've had enough
Bow your head, fall to your knees
Fold your hands, and send your pleas
Stop hurting like you do
God is always there for you
He's the sunshine's rays of hope
The remover of the stones
The greatest truth...
Here for me...
Here for you
~~*~~
Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2013



Monday, November 11, 2013

SO YOU'RE A HERO

She said don't thank me
I just served my time
Thank the heroes
Those who fought and died
I was safe here
Didn't risk my life
So you don't have to
Thank me for my time

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Were you ready
Would you have gone
If they'd have called you
If you're name was drawn
You enlisted 
Right then you didn't know
If you would fight for us
Or would remain at home
So I thank you
For what you didn't know
You signed up to serve
So you're a hero
~~*~~

You think it's not the same
But you step forth with pride
You know you would have gone
That's what you've got inside
It's something that I know...
So you're a hero

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Don't you take a backseat
Don't you hang your head
You represent your Brothers
Those who've died
And those who've bled
Don't tell me that you wouldn't
Have been there with them too
If it's what our Country needed
It's what you set out to do
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Were you ready
Would you have gone
If they'd have called you
If you're name was drawn
You enlisted 
Right then you didn't know
If you would fight for us
Or would remain at home
So I thank you
For what you didn't know
You signed up to serve
So you're a hero
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright©  2013

Definitions of a Hero
_____________
advocate
ally
backer
challenger
champ
conqueror
defender
endorser
exponent
expounder
guardian
hero
heroine
medalist
nonpareil
paladin
partisan
patron
proponent
protector
supporter
sympathizer
upholder
vanquisher
victor
vindicator
warrior
winner

Friday, November 8, 2013

FEAR IS ON THE MOVE

Fear is on the move
Stealing close
I try to fill the cracks with hope
Stronghold against the lows

I have been weak
Wandered lost
I've allowed it to breach the walls
Reveled in the holocaust

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I'm trembling with the terror
Know what invasion means
When the fires of purgatory
Start heating up the scene
Fighting that much harder
If I don't win I lose
The Devil's come to barter
Fear is on the move
~~*~~

Fear is on the move
Desire knocks
I scream behind the barricade
As it's foundation rocks

Hunger shades the dread
Blinds the hope
I dredge up every fault of past
Justify what I hate most

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Bracing  barricades
Realizing greed
The right amount of fear
Is what a victim needs
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I'm trembling with the terror
Know what invasion means
When the fires of purgatory
Start heating up the scene
Fighting that much harder
If I don't win I lose
The Devil's come to barter
Fear is on the move
~~*~~

I will not surrender
Refuse to be subdued
Avoiding the temptress
Fear is on the move
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

SHARE THE WEALTH

I called my Brother for twenty bucks
He said sorry buddy, but you're out of luck
Our little Brother got ninety this afternoon

He said you'll have to wait till the Wife gets home
But she went shopping and it might be gone
Come next week I just might be calling you

I said no you won't ,we're in the same boat
Little Brother owes me eighty from his last loan
And my Wife's shopping with yours, they took our car

I said I want a beer, the trucks out of gas
He said  you stay put,  I'll come get ya man
Just give me a minute to find a credit card

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Oh, Family money
Without it we'd all drown
We share the wealth here
There's not enough to go around
Swapping it behind the backs
of a Father and our Mother
Oh, but they'll soon know
If we get a hold
Of our little Brother
~~*~~
Little Brother doesn't have a wife
Daddy gave him a truck, and it sure is nice
Guess he doesn't know we call each other up

Well we found the jerk playing cards uptown
Was screaming like a baby as we drug him out
Grabbed his wallet, he had eight hundred bucks
Should've known better 
Than to mess with the two of us

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Oh, Family money
Without it we'd all drown
We share the wealth here
Now there's enough to go around
Swapping it behind the backs
of a Father and our Mother
Oh, but they'll soon know
Cause we got a hold
Of our little Brother
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MILESTONE

Keep creating milestones
While you live the here and now
You've gone beyond the destination
For the life that you've planned out

Everyone's a dreamer
But most don't have the drive
It takes a solid heart, right from the start
To bring those dreams to life

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Yeah...
Deterring a tornado
Shoving back a hurricane
Running over quicksand
There is no easy way
Set it up, do it, let's go
Make a milestone
~~*~~

You've become a mentor
For the dreamers who believe
What they desire is attainable
If they strive hard to succeed

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
We marvel at phenomenon
Hey, where did that come from
It's no different for a dreamer
Who respects all you have done
Play the fiddles , bang the drums
Blow on those trombones
Lets hear it for the factor
Creating milestones
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Yeah...
Deterring a tornado
Shoving back a hurricane
Running over quicksand
There is no easy way
Set it up, do it, let's go
Make a milestone
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WHERE'S MY SNOW

Everything's so out of hand
I can't cover it all up
There is no one to help me
No I don't know who to trust

Now there are stares and whispers
Pointing fingers, no disguise
If the novelty would fade away
I might just be alright

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Where's my snow
My blanket of clean
Pretending life is beautiful 
Hiding it all underneath
At least I could handle this
Quietly on my own
Yeah...all alone
Where's my snow
~~*~~

No, I can't blame another
Not for this unsightly view
And I didn't fix a thing
By condemning you
Oh...
What did I do...

I started out with my self doubt
Little pieces of debris
Enough to cause some stirring
Just the temping of a breeze

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
It turned into a mass of rubble
Love inflicted, heart in trouble
Leaving me a rebel all exposed
The worlds focus on the waste
A reflection, shift of hate
The mess is growing 
As the harsh winds blow
 Where's my snow
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Where's my snow
My blanket of clean
Pretending life is beautiful 
Hiding it all underneath
At least I could handle this
Quietly on my own
Yeah...all alone
Where's my snow
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2013