Thursday, February 27, 2014

ASK ME WHY

When did living get so hard to be a part of
When did the greed and hatred gain control
The heavy air I'm breathing
Is it worth it
Do I really want to live where evil grows

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ask me why...
Ask me why I want to be here
Witness my country's plight
Ask me why...
Why I've always felt the need to
Rise up, and make things right
Ask me why..
I'll tell you
It's worth it
It's worth the fight
~~*~~

When did living get so hard to be a part of
When did the people's voices lose their lust
The heavy air I'm breathing
Is it worth it
Do I really want to live where there's no trust

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I want to be here
Even though... 
what I see and know...
Is unjust, a discrace
Ask me why...
Why I care about the trampled 
And their fate...
Ask me why....
Why do I struggle for what's right...
Because victims need the strength
And it's so worth the fight
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Ask me why...
Ask me why I want to be here
Witness my country's plight
Ask me why...
Why I've always felt the need to
Rise up, and make things right
Ask me why..
I'll tell you
It's worth it
It's worth the fight
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

LET'S TAKE A STAND

I'm sending this out
To the fortunate slew
Who've never known abuse
And the damage it can do
I'm hoping that you get it
That you fight to understand
And if you see it happen
You will rise to lend a hand


~~~*Chorus*~~~
Take a Stand
Feel righteousness invade 
Your very being
Make yourself a haven 
Where the persecuted cling
Take a stand
Don't tolerate the crimes 
That are dispensed
We'll do this together
Love and morals our defense
Let's take a stand
~~*~~


I'm making a plea
Beg you to be aware
There is hatred lurking
In thee ignorance out there
I'm hoping that you get it
It is time that we all do
Declare yourself a Brother
Or a Sister for the truth

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
For the truth...
Dignity...
A sense of self worth...
It can be obtained
first eliminate the hurt
For every breathing person
We must plan
Let's take a stand
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Take a Stand
Feel righteousness invade 
Your very being
Make yourself a haven 
Where the persecuted cling
Take a stand
Don't tolerate the crimes 
That are dispensed
We'll do this together
Love and morals our defense
Let's take a stand
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

REMNANTS OF LOVE

A rusty iron table       
Two weathered wicker chairs  
Journals filled with years of love  
And a lock of chestnut hair   
All are aged by the seasons   
Through time, reverently touched  
It's a tender respect for 
The remnants of love

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Remnants of Love
Validation of two lives
And all they shared
Faded pages
Memoirs of commitment
Nothing spared
Oh, to be bound
Adore a soul that much
To leave behind
Remnants of love
~~*~~

A Once upon a time tale
A courtyard in the trees
Young lovers reading sonnets
Passion and poetry
Transcribing their own versions
Of their authentic lusts
Reaching through time with 
The remnants of love

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Each page is a fragment
Of the beauty's whole
Combine them to awe
Thee entire story told
Leaves you dreaming of...
Remnants of love
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Remnants of Love
Validation of two lives
And all they shared
Faded pages
Memoirs of commitment
Nothing spared
Oh, to be bound
Adore a soul that much
To leave behind
Remnants of love
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CHALLENGE ME

A misconception
Of your mind
Is in believing
I am weak

This here surface
That you see
Does not reveal what
Is beneath

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Come on
Come on and challenge me
Try to make me squirm
If there’s anything
Anything you've learned
I won’t be beaten
You can’t make me crawl
A fight cannot be lost
Not when you give your all
Test me and you’ll see
Come on
Come on and challenge me
~~*~~

I won't deceive you
I am strong
Here to face your threat
Without fear
Just heed the warning
Offered up
There is no easy
Conquest here

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I refuse to let you beat me
It's quite impossible you see
I don’t flinch with confrontation
And I won't bend in defeat
come on
Come on and challenge me
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Come on
Come on and challenge me
Try to make me squirm
If there’s anything
Anything you've learned
I won’t be beaten
You can’t make me crawl
A fight cannot be lost
Not when you give your all
Test me and you’ll see
Come on
Come on and challenge me
~~*~~
Teresa Lynn Johnson
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

LOVE IN WHISPERS


The Minister was here
He prayed over me
Said time nears to rejoice
Sharing loving whispers
Move in very close
So you can hear my voice

I used to have such hope
That I could beat this
When I received the news
But I've been holding on
For the longest time 
So worried about you

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Pain won't be ignored
Can't wait anymore
I no longer have a choice
Love's eternally
Bound by memories
Listen so you'll hear my voice
Sending love in whispers
~~*~~

I Need you to be strong
And make it worth it
The life I've shared with you
There is no greater gift
I could leave behind
You remain as living proof

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Wait for the whispers
I love you from thin air
Sending love in whispers
Oh...
They're coming from somewhere
I'm sending love in whispers
~~*~~

~~~*Final chorus*~~~
Love's eternally
Bound by memories
Listen so you'll hear my voice
Sending love in whispers
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014
       ~~*T*~~

Monday, February 17, 2014

WITH LOVE AND HATE

The sad and simple truth
I regretted leaving you
And I still think about it
Every day...
With love and hate

It was easy to be conned
As you piled devotion on
Too late I saw the real you
Rising through
Some win some lose

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Loved you when I didn't know
Hate came when the truth arose
I thought you were a winner 
I was wrong
For I had loved a loser
All along
Can't keep it straight
The love and hate
~~*~~

No...
I can't keep the feelings straight
When, my thoughts, you still invade
Yeah I still think about us
Every day...
With love and hate

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I love you when I'm lonely 
Reminisce about the good
I hate you when it hits me
That I did just what I should
So if you are the loser
Why does winning cause such pain
Can't get it straight
This love and hate
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Loved you when I didn't know
Hate came when the truth arose
I thought you were a winner 
I was wrong
For I had loved a loser
All along
Can't keep it straight
The love and hate
~~*~~

Gotta get it straight
My heart debates
Is it love or hate
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

DADDY CAN YOU HEAR ME

Standing on a mountain pass
Tear stains on my face
The highest point, I could reach
That wasn't far away
Desperation overcomes
Even a stable soul
When their loving foundation
Becomes a gaping hole

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Daddy can you see me
From Heaven where you are
Do you hear me calling
Beyond those blurry stars
Daddy can you hear me
Through heartbreak and tears
Sorrow overcame me
Not doing well down here
Daddy can you hear me
~~*~~

I thought that time would heal me
Knowing your pain is gone
But it still hurts without you
It was you who kept me strong

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I'll think I'm doing okay
Yeah, things are going well 
But then something will happen 
And you're not here to tell 
Then Daddy's little girl
Doesn't do so well
Daddy can you hear me
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Daddy can you see me
From Heaven where you are
Do you hear me calling
Beyond those blurry stars
Daddy can you hear me
Through heartbreak and tears
Sorrow overcame me
Not doing well down here
Daddy can you hear me
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

LUCKY KISS

Take me to Monte Carlo
Atlantic City or the Vegas Strip
If I'm going to gamble
Baby it won't be on this
It's not worth the risk
~~~*~~
You're my lucky kiss
~~*~~
No toss, spin, or fling
It's fortuity
Hey look at me
I got a sure thing
~~*~~
Thrill-seeker 
Luck-believer
Put no stock in life
Nothing worth the value
Then I met you one night
~~~*~~~
Love changes plans
I'm a lucky man
~~*~~
Take me to Monte Carlo
Atlantic City or the Vegas Strip
If I'm going to gamble
Baby it won't be on this
It's not worth the risk
~~~*~~
You're my lucky kiss
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PROMISED HOPE

I walked out on the frozen river
And laid down on the ice
Put my ear against the coldness
Released the pain and cried
I could hear the water moving 
Down below
A promise of hope
It gave me hope

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Light a candle
Make a wish
Will that my fears
Are but a myth
There is something
Left to show
I believe in
Promised hope
The promise of hope
~~*~~

I caught a glimpse of my old spirit
It won't refuse me now
The proof the river could provide
Infused the faith somehow
The witness of water moving
Down below
Has brought it home
 And with it hope
Promised hope

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Light a candle
Make a wish
Will that my fears
Are but a myth
There is something
Left to show
I believe in
Promised hope
The promise of hope
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

I WILL KNOW

Hey Lover
I sure need to talk to you
Tell you I miss you
And I don't know what to do
Please call me when you get this
I would love to hear your voice
And if you do not call back
Then I'll know you've made your choice

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I will know
That you've decided
Chosen to forget me
Leave behind what we have shared
I will know 
That it's over
I won't have to wonder
If you ever really cared
Oh, oh, oh
I will know
~~*~~

Hey lover
Will you come get your things
Do you want these pictures
Or do they mean anything
I was not going to call you
But I wish you'd call me back
And if you do not do it
I will finally understand

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Oh, I know
Know you've decided
Chosen to forget me
Leave behind what we have shared
Yeah, I know 
That it's over
I don't have to wonder
If you ever really cared
Oh, oh, oh
I know
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I LOVE BASEBALL

I was just a little kid
Another dreamer on the grid
Aiming for that lucky star...

Playing in the major leagues
Striking out opposing teams
Wrigley Field and Fenway park

While my friends were chasing dates
I was locking up my fate
Ready for an agent's call...

They were after second base
My whole world was the game
They'll never know a love like
Baseball

~~~*Chorus*~~~
There is no one else around
Through my fingers sacred ground
Fades the hammer of the crowd
Just me on the pitcher's mound
Dig my cleats into the dirt
Throw for all that I am worth
Slams into the catcher's mitt
The dust clears without a hit
I love it all...
I love baseball
~~*~~

Flowing through my blood from birth
Diamonds carved into the earth
Reverence some don't understand...

Yeah, the stadium of fans
The sound cracking of the bat
This ball I'm holding in my hand

I love it all...
I love baseball

~~~*Chorus*~~~
There is no one else around
Through my fingers sacred ground
Fades the hammer of the crowd
Just me on the pitcher's mound
Dig my cleats into the dirt
Throw for all that I am worth
Slams into the catcher's mitt
The dust clears without a hit
I love it all...
I love baseball
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Thursday, February 6, 2014

OH MAN I LOVE HER

I sure like the hat she's wearing
A subtle hint of mystery
And I know I could get used to
Her dress that fits so perfectly

Oh, I'll bet she has on perfume
And that her hair is silky soft
I would take her straight to Paris
And wouldn't care how much it cost

Yeah I know that it sounds crazy
And that you will concur
But I'd meet her at the altar
Oh man I love her

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I felt a change in the atmosphere
Her presence had control
Attraction like a magnet
I could not resist the pull
I heard the bells and whistles
Saw confetti, lights, and glitter
Mm Mm Mm 
Oh man I love her 
~~*~~

There's no way I can describe it
But now I feel like calling home
I just picked out a wedding ring
All for a girl whom I don't know

~~~*~~~
I'm telling you I'm sure
Yes I am sure
Oh man I love her
~~~*~~~

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
I'm not playing games
They say it hits this way
You're slammed against a wall
It's a driven need 
an eager heart that seeks
Well mine just got the call
And I've got to answer
Because I love her
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I felt a change in the atmosphere
Her presence had control
Attraction like a magnet
I could not resist the pull
I heard the bells and whistles
Saw confetti, lights, and glitter
Mm Mm Mm 
Oh man I love her 
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BREATHE EASY

Hey, everyone tells me
Girl breathe easy
You think you've got it rough
Well that's not true
You are young and healthy
Strong and able
Why don't you stop and think
When you feel blue

~~~*Chorus*~~~
You have a home
A place where you are safe
To truly live
You have a job
You don't have to beg the state
For what they'll give
You've got it made
Things could be much worse girl
You believe me
So count these blessings up
And breathe easy
~~*~~

No,  I don't have to shoot 
At my Brothers
Like our Forefathers did
For what was right
And I don't have to beg
For a dinner
Because a great depression
Changed my life
No, I don't have to fear
Little children
Set to blow me apart
In Vietnam
So when I feel I'm sinking
I'm just selfish
I stop and think about
Where I went wrong

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I have a home
A place where I am safe
To truly live
I have a job
I don't have to beg the state
For what they'll give
I've got it made
Things could be much worse ya'll 
You believe me
So count your blessings up
And breathe easy
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

THE FEVER

Fever
Fighting a fever
And nothing seems to bring it down
Heartache
So hot, the heartache
The one you've got a vise around
Burning
Memories burning
No I can't put the fire out
Fever
 Fighting a fever
Must find a way to bring it down

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Loosen the grip, just a little bit
Can't breathe, it's way too tight
I catch a breath, think the fever's left
But I'm too weak to fight
The heat's too high
Burning me alive
Oh...
The fever
~~*~~

Help me
Somebody help me
Free my heart of the hold it's in
Burning
The fever's burning
Oh, why can't I get over him

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
He claimed me sweet and open
Like a pretty flower picked
I didn't know he'd hurt me
Till my heart was feeling sick
The flame had caught, all reason lost
And a fire had begun
The sickness, it is spreading
The fever's on the run
~~*~~

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Loosen the grip, just a little bit
Can't breathe, it's way too tight
I catch a breath, think the fever's left
But I'm too weak to fight
The heat's too high
Burning me alive
Oh...
The fever
~~*~~
Burning with the fever
~~*~~


Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014


Saturday, February 1, 2014

SOMETHINGS IN THE MAKING

Ooh... cool waters
Flowing glacier blue...
Snake grass whistling
A hollow, restless tune
Bright, enticing flowers
Bank the mountain trails
This is what I've needed 
For my heart, bruised and frail
Oh, is this real
Can I feel
Something...

~~~*Chorus*~~~
Something good, without you
It doesn't seem like I should
But here's to hoping
Lord I didn't think I could
Feel something
Other than endless aching
But I feel it
Something
Somethings in the making
~~*~~

Ah, the sunshine
Warm like a dear friend
Mm the pine trees
A familiar, tempting scent
Oh, is this real
Can I feel 
Something...

~~~*Lyrical Bridge*~~~
Yeah, I feel a resurrection
The sweet return to life
I have hurt for long enough
Cried all that I can cry
The beauty around me's
left me shaking
Oh, I feel it
Something
Somethings in the making
~~*~~

~~~* Chorus*~~~
Something good without you
It doesn't seem like I should
But here's to hoping
Lord I didn't think I could
Feel something
Other than endless aching
But I feel it
Something
Somethings in the making
~~*~~

~~*Finale*~~
Recovery 
Of senses
A heart that's ceased its breaking
A promise
Of healing
That's what's in the making
~~*~~



Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright© 2014