All things are said to happen for a reason.
The snow and rain, the changes in seasons.
Birds and the bees, the flowers and trees.
Birth of a child, you and me.
Though sometimes we can't understand,
Why the game of life deals a losing hand.
Like what's happend to you Sweet Marcia Gayle.
Removing the wind from within your sail.
Bringing to a halt the life you have known.
Leaving you there feeling so alone.
But the turn of events have brought us together.
And together the storm we shall weather.
Forming a bond no judge can break.
Building a friendship nobody can take.
Leaning on each other with shoulders so strong.
Returning you to where you do belong.
Making our lives better than ever before
Crushing the gates opening the doors.
With no help from a public pretender
For we have the greatest defender.
Our Lord and Saviour who sees what is true
And knows the system has failed you.
Making right out of this terrible wrong
So don't give up baby hold on.
Know that I will never run.
Your knight in armour your morning sun.
Warming you with my bright loving beams.
Goodnight Angel, see ya in my dreams.
- by David
Marcia in the 90's
Shaina (Age 21)
It Takes A Lifetime
It takes a lifetime to learn how to live,
How to share and how to give.
How to face tragedy that comes your way.
How to find courage to face each new day.
How to smile when your heart is sore.
How to go on when you can take no more.
How to laugh when you want to cry.
how to be brave when you say goodbye.
How to still love when your loss is so great.
How to forgive when your urge is to hate.
How to be sure that Gods really there.
How to find him, seek him in prayer.
When I Think of You
Each time I think of you
I think of someone who has helped me
change my life in so many positive ways.
You've shown a lot of faith in me
You have helped me work through some problems
that otherwise I might have given up.
Each time I think of you
I think of how you always accept me for who I am
You have always given me unconditional love,
and kindness so freely.
Everytime I'm with you,
you always show me how much you care.
That's why each time I think of you,
I think how grateful I am
to have you in my life.
- by Shaina
The time I've wasted is my biggest regret
Spent in these places I'll never forget.
I'm just sitting and thinking about the things that I've done,
The crying, the laughing, the hurt and the fun.
Now it's just me and my hard driven guilt,
Behind the walls of emptiness I've allowed to be built.
I'm trapped in my body just waiting to run
Back to my youth with its laughter and fun.
But my chase is over and there's nowhere to hide-
Everything is gone, including my pride.
With reality suddenly right in my face,
I'm scared, alone, and stuck in this place.
Now memories of the past flash through my head,
As my pain is obvious by the tears that I shed.
I ask myself why and where I went wrong.
I guess I was weak when I should have been strong.
Living for the drugs and the name I had grown,
My feelings were lost and afraid to be shown.
As I look at my past, it's easy to see,
The fear I had, afraid to be me.
I pretend to be rugged, so fast and so cool,
When actually I was lost like a blind fool.
I'm getting tired of this crazy game,
Tired of acting real hard with no sense of shame.
What my future will hold I truly don't know,
But the years I've wasted are starting to show.
I live for the day when I get a new start,
and the dreams I still hold, buried deep in my heart.
I pray I can make it, I will give it my all.
This time I've got Jesus in my heart-
He will not let me fall.
I feel so alone, like I'm out in the cold
At times I'm afraid, but I gotta stand bold.
It's strange to see, I'm blocked in four walls.
I can't be weak though, I gotta stand tall.
I miss your company, and the feel of your touch.
It's hurting so bad, because I love you so much.
But what can I do, but lay down and think,
Mostly in a daze, so I don't even blink.
Your love, your laughter, especially your smile.
This place makes me feel like I'm in denial.
I know our love is growing stronger in time.
No need to worry, because you'll always be mine.
I miss waking up and seeing your face.
Looking into your eyes, always put me in a daze.
Please never leave me, just love me forever.
Promise me that we will always be together.
The bond between us grew to be so strong.
How could love like this ever go wrong?
Me and you are one of a kind.
You remain in my heart and stay on my mind.
Your love is what makes this time so hard.
We were always together, never apart.
I'm here to remain by your side always.
I can prove my love for you in so many ways.
We've had our times, of good and bad.
Always made me happy, never been sad.
You know how to keep a smile on my face.
That's why it's so hard, being locked in these gates.
But soon we'll be out, together again.
The times we've lost, we will regain.
Your love is what keeps me going strong.
Just remember our love could never go wrong.
Let these words remain in your heart
To give you much comfort that we'll never part.
My love for you, it will never die.
This I promise is no lie.