A Train Went By


“A Train Went By”            Mark Ettinger

 

It was early September when I first saw Amber – standing along a dirt  road

A soft breeze was blowing – the  clouds were  all glowing  – Her hair was tied up in a bow

It couldn’t be clearer – I had to be near her

So I took a great step of faith

I walked up beside her and her eyes were brighter

Than the sun that shined on her face

 

And the birds flew through the air

As the wind blew through her hair

So I moved  the hair from her eye

And a train went by

 

My heart was romancing and I thought of dancing

So I asked if she’d like to go

She started swaying with no music playing

Twirling around nice and slow

Then we moved together and I thought – forever

When she looked deep into my eyes

She told me  she’d love to

And I thought – I love you

From then on I was mesmerized

 

 

 

The whole town was talking – while we were out walking

They all said that we’re such a sight

The people were betting – that there’d  be a wedding

Turned out the people were right

It wasn’t much longer – that our  love was stronger

That  nothing could  keep us apart

Without hesitation – I asked  her  the question

And that day she gave  me her  heart

 

As  her words caressed my ears

My eyes were filled with  tears

So  she wiped a tear from my eye

And a train went by

 

And the clouds were drifting by

The clouds that paint the blue sky

And I felt  like I could fly

And a train went by

As the birds flew through the air

And the wind blew through her hair

As I moved  the hair from her eye

A  train went by – a train went by.

 

Another Martin Luther King day-Now what?


It’s 12:01 AM – another memorial day gone for a humanitarian hero for another year.

Will what he stood for and died for live on, or take hold, or are we just going to continue on and bring up the topic again next year?
Let’s stop mere annual recognition and start clear volition.
Give peace a chance – Peace without pieces.

A SIGN OF THE TIMES


A SIGN OF THE TIMES..
Every Church – every Temple – with every name – in every city.
It’s not a building or groups of people that like themselves.
It’s a verb – Be the Church – the called out ones. Go for it.IMG_20160416_173907319_HDR1

Happy Mother’s Day – Cancer Stinks


Happy Mother’s Day – Cancer Stinks.

Cancer took my mother when I was nineteen
She was only 54
I moved out a few months after
Couldn’t take my Dad anymore
In less than a year I had a wife and a baby
Working in a steel mill that can make you crazy
And the clock kept ticking
Cancer put a mark on me when I was 57
That (fill in the blank) tried to send me to Heaven
It didn’t win – I’m still here – but this isn’t about me
And I’m really tired of what I’m seeing on TV
It’s about living for each other, especially your Mother
You only get one – I wish mine was still here
So don’t treat her like a cancer or wish she’d disappear
Love your mother and that’s more than saying the word
Love is an action that speaks louder than what’s heard.
You’ll probably never hear me in church
You may not care what I say
Cancer stinks and that’s a fact
Don’t let it take away. Happy Mother’s Day.

Give the children a chance, give to St Jude’s Hospital today

http://www.stjude.org

XMAS EXPLAINED


“XMAS EXPLAINED”

A recent survey disclosed why XMAS is the most wonderful time of the year.

Xtra food is at it’s peak.
Xternal coverings are the most popular gifts
Xcuses for having to leave are the most numerous
Xpressions on the face are priceless
Xit plans are at an all time high
Xtreme drinks are drunk to the Xtreme
Xplanations of careers, sexual preference, and even your Xistence
X-favorite dishes are created abundantly
X-partners are celebrated
Xmas next year is looked forward to by all

Do you have any X’s to add? Please feel free to share them.

Merry Xmas!

Option and Choice


Free From the journals – over two decades and thousands of pages

of writing for whatever reason, simply trying to convey inspiration

to others with what I have been inspired with.

Not really sharing who I was but who I am.

Normally, I’ve been posting a piece from the current date of years earlier.

Occasionally, I’ll just post something randomly.

Today, here’s one from 2008.  What I was vs What I am.  Thanks to the option and the choice that only God offers.

 

WHAT  I  WAS            VS                 WHAT I AM

Careless                                      Compassionate
Cruel                                            Merciful
Quick                                           Patient
Evasive                                        Empathetic
Rude                                            Kind
Fearful                                         Faithful
Fleshly                                         Spiritual
Defeated                                     Victorious
Victim                                         Dominion
Hateful                                        Loving
Battling                                       Peaceful
Captive                                       Free

 

Be a blessing not a curse
Be a living – loving verse
People will read you

Be inspired – be inspiring

Generations


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Generations come and go
Rivers always flow
Lives are changed by who we are
Not by who we know
People searching to be free
Love is always free
It’s already part of you
Simply let it be
Generate the love of God
Love will always flow
Generations come and go
Rivers always flow
Lives are changed by who we are
Not by who we know
Love will always flow