Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31, 2010 - Home


Tired of all the wasted days
All the wasted years
So tired of running backwards
And how time disappears

Sick of being sick and tired
And tired of being sad
I decided that only I could change it
And be happy with what I had

Tired of feeling lost
And always seeking home
I took a good look at myself
And how far I've roamed

I've never put down roots
Or clung to anything
Never stayed in one place for long
Afraid they'd clip my wings

It's no wonder I feel I don't belong
Anywhere I roam
I've never stayed there long enough
To call any place my home

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 30, 2010 - Silence Speaks

Silence Speaks

Have you ever lied
When you didn't say a word
Did you think it made a difference
Because it wasn't heard

Did you think that your silence
Didn't speak for itself
And it would put aside the truth
High upon a shelf

Our silence speaks in measures
Way beyond compare
When we don't speak out
Against things that are not fair

When we're holding back the reality
Of what we really think
We could be pushing someone over
Who is standing on the brink

Perhaps we think the truth
Isn't for the best
But when we silently convene
The truth we do arrest

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

March 29, 2010 - The Gift

The Gift

Wrapped in ribbons tied in bows
My love I have for you
A pretty package to unwrap
Your heart I give it to

Hold it gently in your hands
Recall its fragility
No harm will come if you shake it
But do it lovingly

Place it gently to your ear
Listen to what's inside
This gift I give you makes no sound
But it cannot hide

Now if you truly wish to know
How it will look and feel
You must open it and look inside
And know that it is real

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010 - Nurture


See your flowers as they bloom
Beautiful and rare
Tended by your loving hands
In need of your care

Give them sunlight and the dew
Watch them as they grow
Keep them free from foreign hands
And weeds you do not know

Feed their soil with what they need
From your spirit mind
So they can always grow and be
And their beauty you can find

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010 - Living


Freely falling from my hands
Watch it as it flies
Everything that has been done
I'm erasing from my mind

Watch it wander aimlessly
See it fade away
No longer in the heart of me
To live another day

See it sailing off to sea
Its back is to the wind
Taking all of this away from me
Not to return again

Sweetly smiling as it sails
Anew it all begins
Taking back what is mine
Living once again

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010 - Undeclared


I have often wondered what would have been
What could have been with you
Had it been a different place and time
And if we had similar views

The paths we cross they all have reasons
Sometimes it's hard to figure why
We touch each others lives in some way
Then we say goodbye

Feelings were strong and they were very real
But perhaps not strong enough
To cross invisible borders
Chasing after love

Perhaps we should just smile and reminisce
The season that we shared
Keep the good, cast away the sad
Leave the feelings undeclared

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 - I Will Sing

 I Will Sing

I will sing my song for you
As I strengthen my stakes
You'll see me hold my head up high
Despite my past mistakes

My voice is loud and will be heard
From sea to shining sea
As the One who holds my heart
Is not ashamed of me

I am not afraid to sing out loud
Hear me clear and strong
And he who tries to quiet me
Will find he sings along

My whole world may be taken
But my song I will retain
And I will keep on singing it
And in His love remain

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010 - Purpose


This world of ours keeps spinning round
Faster than we know
Our days pass by before our eyes
And life so quickly goes

All the time we think we have
We have not at all
Just take a look at what you meant to do
Before distraction came to call

It is so easy to get sidetracked
And forget the purpose that you had
But this old world keeps spinning fast
And sometimes we get misled

This world is something we can't control
We can't stop it or slow it down
But we can always redirect ourselves
And our purpose can again be found

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010 - Waiting


I walked through life with blinders on
Thinking I could see
And many things I thought I knew
I now see differently

I thought impatience was a friend of mine
I found this not to be true
As many decisions I made with him
Only brought trouble anew

I've found that patience is wisdom in waiting
She has become my new friend
Though often this friendship is trying
The results I'd recommend

I've learned that anything worth having
Is worth the time that we spend
So very patiently waiting
As they are the best in the end

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010 - It Is Love

It Is Love

Something has taken hold of you
Possessed your very soul
Stepped in and started changing you
And everything you know

A heavy veil has been lifted
From your blinded eyes
  You see the world so differently
And have changed so much inside

A new creature you've become
With a tender heart
Watch love grow inside of you
And all your hate depart

It's love that's taken hold of you
  So beautifully demanding
It's what grows inside of you
And surpasses all understanding

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010 - Two Paths

Two Paths

There is a path that leads you home
With direction that is clear
Right beside it lies another path
And it's so very near

These two upon first glance
Appear to be the same
And as you ponder which to choose
They both call out your name

As you gaze upon the view
And determine which to take
Oft' times the straight and narrow
You quickly will forsake

Now the beauty of the second path
It shines with such a light
Beaming down on all you want
'Til you forget what's right

With great haste you find yourself
Strolling right along
Heading down the second path
That doesn't lead you home

The second path I speak of
That seems so brightly lit
It soon turns into darkness
And your way you will forget

So if you find yourself there walking
In all darkness and in fear
Remember, there's still the first path
And it lies so very near

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010 - Win


Onward over through it all
Take it back again
Join the ride and live it out
What you did just then

Who you are is where you went
And what it does to you
By and by you'll see it all
When all your days are through

Jump right in and take your pick
What's it going to be
Do you want to run the race
To see who you can beat

What you choose says it all
Everyone is in
It's the game that you play
When you play to win

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010 - Unseen


What we believe and what is
Are they different things
The question is an age old one
So many of us bring

All of this that surrounds you
Where did it come from
The answer lies there in your heart
Call out and it will come

Inside your heart there lies the key
To unlock the gate
Look inside of what you feel
And why you hesitate

Go ahead and close your eyes
To all that is foreseen
Soon you'll see with all your heart
And believe in things unseen

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010 - Shades


You've drawn your curtains
And pulled your shades
Turned all your lights down low
Wishing after yesterday
Wondering where'd it go

You get on stage and take a bow
As you recall your youth
When everything was new to you
And dreams could still come true

Those were the days you can't forget
The world belonged to you
As you looked down from the clouds
And enjoyed the view

Challenges you took up quick
You stuck by your guns
'Til you grew tired of it all
And began to run

The beliefs branded in your heart
Were burned inside so deep
And you'd not go down without a fight
Your beliefs you meant to keep

Remove the shades from your eyes
Throw caution to the wind
All your curtains open wide
Turn your lights up once again

Stop wishing after yesterday
You've only grown older
What you were, you still are
Just wiser and much bolder

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 - A Fine Line

A Fine Line

There is a line between it all
Fine as a grain of sand
With just the slightest touch
It can be changed by your hand

A touch it can vary
As to how it is released
Because a heart can be broken
By the words that you speak

The impact that you have
Upon another soul
Reaches far beyond the known
Such power we do hold

This line I speak of to you now
Lies between love and hate
Such a powerful affair
The impact words can make

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 2010 - Scrutiny


What is this that you have found
Right in front of you
Running into things so wrong
Hoping they're not true

You're chasing shadows in the day
As they weave about
You can't see what isn't there
So what is it you doubt

You must not believe at first sight
The picture that it paints
Look inside at all it is
And let not your heart be faint

Pass it all through your mind
Rest it in your heart
Then decide what it is you see
Before you tear it apart

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010 - Sweet Grace

Sweet Grace

If I've a compass and a map
How can I be lost
When there's a star to the North
That's there at any cost

How can I not know which way to turn
When I'm given every tool
And how do I find myself in this state
When I know all the rules

Why do I cry out "Please help me now"
When I can't find my way
When I know You show me how
Every single day

It makes no sense at all to me
Why I keep running blind
When I know all I have to do
Is call on the Sweet Grace
I know is mine

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 14, 2010 - I Can Hear You

I Can Hear You

I can hear you whispering in the wind
Calling out to me
Words of love from your lips
Set all my senses free

Softly, sweetly, music to my ears
I hear you louder still
Call my name and beckon me
And all your love I feel

Your voice it wakes me in the night
From my peaceful sleep
My heart it hears your call
A vigil it does keep

Chills run up and down my spine
All of me it smiles
Each time I hear you call my name
All across these miles

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13, 2010 - Nails


You thought you drove a nail into my heart
When you said goodbye
Left me here to stand alone
Thinking I would cry

Your nail it only pricked a bit
As it narrowly missed its mark
Because the point that it was aiming for
Did not contain my heart

Walk away and take your tools
Your hammer and your nail
And the next time that you aim
You'll only hurt yourself

You see the heart that you were seeking
To drive your nail into
Does not belong to me
As I gave it to you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010 - Call My Name

Call My Name

I am yours always and forevermore
My heart it is your home
My arms they are your haven
Nevermore do you need roam

I have waited for you all my life
And all my lives before
As I knew you would return
To hold me in your arms once more

I will always be here for you
Always the same
With arms and heart open wide for you
Whenever you call my name

Neva Flores 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 - Room To Grow

Room To Grow

I cannot grow here in your shade
I will surely die
I can't reach up or branch out
As there is no sun in sight

Each time I reach up to touch the sky
Your branches hold me down
I can't breathe in any air
There's no air around

My roots curl up against me now
They have no room to grow
Yours have taken all our soil
I'll soon die I know

Why can't we just exist as two
Here separately together
Stand up proudly side by side
And both live here forever

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010 - Play It Again

Play It Again

Your heart it is broken, so broken in two
The hurt that you feel is immense
But guarding your heart by withholding your love
Just does not make any sense

Your heart like an instrument needs to be tuned
And its strings they need replaced
Polished and cleaned and buffed to a shine
A heart broken can have a new face

Don't stop playing your music you just hit a wrong note
Tune, restring, polish and clean
Take up your heart and try once again
And soon you will see what I mean

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 09, 2010 - Holding Anger

Holding Anger

It often makes me angry
When life doesn't turn out like I think it should
And I feel so much resentment
This doesn't do me any good

It pains me when I don't get to do the things
That I wanted to
Because something else was put in my path
That I was led to do

It is hard to just move on and get over it
And know that this too will end
Not let it turn into so much bitterness
And all my emotions offend

It would be so easy to just be angry at the world
I could probably justify it in many ways
But I see that holding anger in my heart
Will only take all the love and light
In this life of mine away

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

March 08, 2010 - Your Light

Your Light

I am ever reaching for your light
To hold within my heart
Knowing it is all I'll ever need
To begin each day I start

You are my anchor in a storm
That which grounds me everyday
You guide me ever safely home
Whatever comes my way

Your light it never leaves my sight
I never leave from yours
With loving eyes you watch each step I take
As I go through life's doors

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 07, 2010 - Live Your Dream

Live Your Dream

It calls to you in your sleep
Whispers from afar
A sweet familiar melody
Reminding you of who you are

It sings of dreams that you have lost
The future you had planned
Reminds you of another time
As a younger man

Feel it pulling at your soul
The spirit that's within
Daring you to sing along
And live your dreams once again

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

March 06, 2010 - Patience


Acceptance is so hard sometimes
But it's all that you can do
When even you don't know what you want
And why you do the things you do

You are holding on to a dream so tight
So afraid you will awake
So you shut your eyes and stay asleep
And one more step you take

When one loves without demands
Never questioning even why
Blindly following with all their heart
And trusting with unseeing eyes

What joy can be found in all of this
So very much if one does wish
To patiently see what the future holds
For a love as strong as this

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

March 05, 2010 - Mind Of A Heart

Mind Of A Heart

When you've drawn a line in the sand
As a point of no return
Do not ever cross this line
Unless you think you'll like the burn

There's obsession deep in this dance
Moving back and forth
Taking blows from every side
From an unseen force

The mind it cries out to get a grip
But the heart is in command
Losing ground with every step
As it makes its demands

What you will and what you won't
They are not the same
As what you do and what you don't
When it calls your name

You back it up and take it down
And find you're in a bind
As you go forth and give it all
When your heart can't find its mind

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 04, 2010 - My Jewel "Amber"

 My Jewel

What a jewel you have become
In this crown of mine
How very proud I am of who you are
As your own way you find

It seems it was just yesterday
You tried to walk before you crawled
While I was busy trying to run
Before I learned to walk

Somehow in the midst of all of this
You grew up and I grew old
And now I see you placing jewels
In your own crown of gold

Your paths not been an easy one
It has been an uphill climb
Yet you've grown tall and straight and true
And I'm so proud to call you mine

Neva Flores 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 03, 2010 - Walking In Silence

Walking in Silence

Come and take my hand in yours
And take a walk with me
Let's look up at the stars above
And listen to the breeze

No sound to hear but each step we make
While gazing at the moon
Just the sound of each breath we take
As we hear the nightingale's sweet croon

Let's stop and stand here in this silence
For just a little while
And pretend that we have forever
To walk for miles and miles

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 02, 2010 - Yesterday


If tomorrow never comes to us
And yesterday never did
Would today still be ours to have
And to hold and to live

If we could look back in time
But our past we couldn’t see
Would our days not exist as now
And would we still be

 If the sun did not set today
But it rose again tomorrow
Could we forget about yesterday
And all of its sorrow

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

March 01, 2010 - Still


I feel you slowly burning into me
I always know you're there
As if you were right here with me
Your face within my hair

I feel your breath upon my face
I see your eyes of blue
Hear your whispered words of love
As if I'm next to you

I feel your warmth against my skin
Your scent it drifts to me
Whispered kisses raining down
From lips that I can't see

I close my eyes drift off to sleep
I'm awakened by your touch
I reach out and you're not there
But I still feel your love

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010