He’s My Savior

Head hung low… with sadness so great.

He lifts my chin with His hand and says, “I love you.”

His smile brightens my darkened world.

His eyes tell me I’m special.

His arms are opened to embrace me

And I gladly allow them to.

No matter how bad I feel,

He is always there with a smile,

A hug,

A shoulder to cry on.

He’s the strength of my life.

He is the rock of my salvation.

No matter what I go through,

I know I can count on Him.

Many people can make me smile

And make me feel like I’m loved.

But no one else can make me feel like

They can carry me through it all.

No one can be my Savior like Jesus is.

A lot of people make me feel so much better

With the love, hugs, and kisses,

But no one is like my Jesus.

He is my Friend, my Brother, my Comfort.

He’s my Savior.

 

10-17-18 Saturday

Written by Gail Brookshire

A Life For A Life

It is so incomprehensible to the human mind
that someone could actually take a life.
We condemn those souls to be taken
or at least live forever in misery and strife.
Yet it is very possible to happen
And does to people who are good.
Maybe sometimes they shouldn’t have reacted,
sometimes maybe they should.
We never know if someone is defending
and fighting for their life to survive.
We don’t know what led to the moment
and how they’ll have to live with it all their life.
Only God knows and only God judges
the heart and mind of a soul,
and He knows when to punish or forgive.
Thank God He is in control.

7-19-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: written when a friend was asking me to justify their brother’s death when he was shot while committing a home invasion, by comparing it to my brother’s death who was shot during a argument with an ex-girlfriend who refused to let my brother go.

Skies of Adventure

Airplanes transport people
to wherever they may go,
and balloons will go up high
whenever you let go.
Jets are fun to speed in
when you’re looking down,
and skydiving feels so wonderful
as you look around.
The only thing about
these pleasures in the sky,
eventually you have to land
until you once again fly.

9-24-89 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
PS. By brother Charlie challenged me to write this poem.

I Cannot Be There

When you come to love someone,
you come to care a lot.
You’re happy when you’re together,
and saddened when you’re not.
It’s just the same as I feel,
without my brother at home.
It leaves me in such despair
to know he feels alone.
I wish there were a way for me
to tell him that I care.
But as it is, I am aching
to know I cannot be there.

8-31-89 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
PS… This was written at a time my brother was away in for awhile.

Blue Ridge Parkway

If you’ve ever been to Asheville,
be sure to see one place.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, in our town,
is full of God’s caring grace.
His hands have carefully selected colors
to beautifully highlight the trees,
just within the mountain’s crest.
Its something you should see.
A lot of kids take a cruise
upon the Blue Ridge Parkway.
For seeing this landmark of art
is far better than I can say.

9-24-89 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
My brother Charlie asked me to write this!

Who Jesus Is

Jesus is the Son of God
come to save sinful man.
He has given up His comforts
to help us understand.
Even the demon spirits
and Satan Himself
know that Jesus is the Son of God
come to help.
While they might disapprove,
we should be glad.
Jesus has come to renew
all that was once bad.
Accept His salvation
and then tell your brother.
We are to do good
as we love one another.

6-8-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 4-6