Knives, Swords, and Jagged Edges

Knives and swords, and jagged edges.
No one fulfills their lethal pledges.
Strong and firm, tough together.
What’s the harm in once forever?
I can’t believe the agony
Within your pleading cry.
If I had to stand again,
I’d only break and die.
So what’s the point in harming you,
If you are hurting me?
It’s not the end of misery.
It’s just the way to see.

9-3-1992
Written by Gail Brookshire

Holiday Bandits

Christmas seems to be a time a lot of people understand,
But somewhere get lost.
They are very appreciative of their friends and family,
But just can’t meet the cost.
They think they have to buy a present of great value,
And try to find the cash.
Crime is at a higher rate. Where is it all coming from?
You shouldn’t have to ask.
So please understand that people are aware and in love with Christmas.
They are just misunderstanding the value.
Don’t be too hard on someone going to great lengths for someone they care.
That someone may be you.

12-22-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire

Finding Yourself in Them

The help of others to someone in need.
To help the wounded of those who bleed.
To comfort the mourning as they ache.
To give for pleasure with no intention to take.
To ease the child so terrified by night.
To lift the darkness of the blind to light.
To cheer the soul imprisoned in gloom.
To save the perilous from impending doom.
To raise the child abandoned by love.
To restore a lost faith for God above.
These are just a few things my Savior does
Whenever we give ourselves to what He was.
Never think that your life is a waste.
Never quit, or misjudge Him in haste.
For in the life you give to Him,
You find yourself in giving to them.

7-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire