If I could bring God back today

If I could bring God back today,
I would say,
“What took You so long
to make me call out your name?”
Nothing has happened to Me
that You couldn’t see
But others wondered,
Where can He be?

If I could bring God back today,
would anything really change?
Without His Father raising Him up,
just how far could He extend His range?

If I could bring God back today,
would I praise Him like they did
back in the day?
I see signs in the World
that only He could cause
Heads bowed, people speaking in tongues
Everyone looking side-to-side
giving reason to pause

If I could bring God back today,
would He even want to stay?
While they have folded hands and arms,
He could stretch His out
and create a brand new Day

Where would I be,
If I could bring God back today?

Would the Devil make me see

that there is only One way?

A Story

Tell me a story
so I can let you live
Live with the memories
of everything we did together
and the benefits of being apart
Tell me a story
because I seem to do all the talking
all the doing
all the coaching and prepping
for you to tell me
What if, You were wrong
in the way you thought
I was alive?
Burnt out, spent
Still, I did more to remember you
Still is how I felt after
realizing you could have actually
been there
If you are speaking,
push the others aside
so I can follow
There is a light somewhere
but I can only see it
when I close my eyes
Please, tell me a story

I want to make a sound

It seems so easy to just exist

Go under the radar

Don’t ruffle the feathers

Do the opposite of Do


What energy

To see something

And voice nothing

Be the air that brushes by


As long as I can move

I can Be

I can Have

I want to Try, at least


To then be seen

Is not quite like being heard

Stating something

By saying nothing is


But, I want to make a sound

To be a wonder

Turning heads become talking heads

And still, they don’t know


I must be Here

Laughed at, congratulated, skewed

Sans figure

And, they want to know


I want them to.

Even if they decide later

That they don’t

Want to.


My Derby Hat

See You turn Left
Knowing You would tell me
that You went right
How could You not see me
I was right behind You
I had the look
You know
The walk
The wave
The Yell
All that I wore
wasn’t even
It’s off to the races I go
I anticipate the winner
Without the hype
My brim is Best In Show
And still You would tell me
Show me
That I am not
It’s my horse that’s faltered
The pasture is calling
You jumped the gun
Glad I bet against you
I liked the odds
And I wear it so well


Hello. Hi
I said with a smile
If I should blink my eye
Are You here for a while?

Then long before
Like Yesterday
I closed the door
And hoped You’d go away

How did You get inside
Without knocking or bell
Dare me to run and hide
Just don’t drag me to Hell

Open the door for me
Go ahead, draw the shades
Make it easy for me to see
the skinny, shiny razor blades

I know You have a face
Though You don’t look at me
I wish You’d keep your place
Go, and Just let me be

Do I hear my own voice?
Or are You mocking me?
Is there ever a choice
To lose my sanity?

On the streets tomorrow
I may try to make a new friend
Someone who doesn’t like sorrow
And won’t bring my life to an end

And if I do
Please don’t say, “Hi.”
There’s no more room for two
To help me live or die

Like No one Knows

You can hide yourself in a sweater

If it makes you feel better

You can even change

your voice on the phone

not the usual choice

when you’re all alone


Watch the box

 with a spliff

forget about the hard knocks

spacefully, give yourself a lift

best to do nothing

than an aggrevated something


And you can do all this

And hope it never shows, like no one knows


You can say, “I Love You”

But who would ever say it’s true

Sign your name

For wealth and fame

Think it’s all so lame

You see


Drive around in the car

That you need to take you very far

The things you do

Just to stay in touch

If only they really knew

Even saying hello is a bit too much


And you can do all this

In the midst of all their bliss

And hope they never show

 like no one will ever know

Somebody Knows Me

I can open the door for you

And you might look away

Not just what I choose to do

Don’t expect a word anyway


You smile and greet them so kind

They all just let me be

Doesn’t matter if you don’t have the time

Hey, somebody knows me


I don’t buy you flowers

But how about a diamond ring

Something to help pass the hours

Oh, to you, it’s just this old thing


Can I whisper sweet bliss

In your ear, sealed with a sweet kiss

How else can I possibly be

Hey, somebody knows me


Take you to the ballet

We can dress up and later sway

How ‘bout a baseball game

Even there you don’t have to say my name


I don’t know what else I can do

When will you ever have a clue

I guess true love is blind to see

That’s okay, somebody knows me


Sometimes love is for the truly lucky

Hey, somebody out there wants to know me