Inspirational

Poems

Written and Copyright by Bob Laurie 1995

God’s Pair

 

Together we’ve known the bad and the good

Our life together I would not change if I could

 

Our hearts have bonded with love and yes fate

God has corralled us together then open the gate

 

In the beginning, we walked, but now we can run

We once were alone, but now we are one

 

I’ll never be afraid as long as there is you

The storm we’ll endure we’ll always get through

 

Just look at our lives how much we have changed

It’s something that God has touched and arranged

 

Because I am human, I often feel sorrow

When adversity strikes like the point of an arrow

 

I know it won’t hurt me with the love that we share

Thank God for his wisdom in making us a pair

I’ve Walked With The Lord


I've walked with the Lord through the worst of the storm

It seemed like forever, but it was not very long

 

He shielded me with love and would not let me stray

He offered me no rest from my worries and dismay

 

Instead, he taught me things that would help me to endure

When all was wrong about me, he would give me another chore

 

At the beginning of the journey, his presence was not known

Even threw the midway I thought I was alone

 

I prayed to the Lord each morning to get me through another day

Even though I felt alone, I knew he was the way

 

The storm is now a whimper and the end of the road I see

The Lord has now revealed how much strength he's given me

 

I know the Lord will leave now that the storm is at an end

He’s made me understand the holy spirit he will send

 

I'm going to miss you, Lord, I feel the sorrow in my heart

I’m looking forward to eternity when we never have to part

 

Yet my mission here is not finished I know the comforter will see me through

Thank you, Lord, for your wisdom to this I will always be true


Where is the Lord


All my feelings of hope for today

Have dwindled and tarried and faded away

 

I don’t know why the lord has not shown is love

By showing a sign like Noah’s white dove

 

How can it be he has not heard my prayers

I know that he loves me I know that he cares

 

My heart I have changed my faith has endured

Yet where is my father where is the lord

 

He must hear me knock and stand in despair

Yet he has not answered and offered no chair

 

The words that he teaches says he’s loving and kind

And the help he provides is done in his time

 

I need you my lord I need you today

For my sins I am sorry how much more must I pay

 

Today is almost gone I’ll put my hope in tomorrow

Please help me lord Please take away my sorrow

LOST INNOCENCE

 

Remember our lives as only a child

How innocent we were, and it showed in our smile

 

We had no thoughts what tomorrow might bring

It was the laughter of the day that made our hearts sing

 

Even when bad we were forgiven of much

For our innocence endured in the lives that we touched

 

And when we get older as time passes by

The innocence we lose though no one knows why

 

Desire and knowledge seem to replace what we lost

If only we were able to understand the cost

 

When worries start and the struggles we say

I wish to be a child if just for one more day

 

The children of Jesus are often called his brethren

Our innocence he exclaimed will be a key to heaven

 

So don’t bury your innocence deeper than it is

Uncover what you lost and make your life now his

 

You think this may be easy. I tell you it’s the hardest thing you’ll do

But if you never try, he’ll never see you through


The Garden of Time

 

The garden of time has no beginning and no end

It has no stake in the time that we spend

 

It’s there for your use to sow the seeds of our heart

We never can harvest if we don’t learn to start

 

Don’t try and plant bad seeds they never will grow

The time that we waste will make us feel low

 

The good seeds will grow if nurtured with patience

With love and faith, they’ll need little maintenance

 

The harvest we reap is sure to be known

The best part of life this garden has grown


Never Give Up

 

Never give up, don’t ever give up

It’s the secret to success and has no part in luck

 

The road that we start will always have an end

Your goals and your dreams are around the next bend

 

The love in your heart will help you to proceed

Patience and faith are also what you’ll need

 

So, when you want to quit just give a little smile

And know that success is only one more mile

 

Never give up make sure you see it through

If only you would try, you’ll know it to be true

 

Never look back on failures of the past

Never look ahead and wonder if you can last

 

Instead, hurdle today the obstacles that you see

And never, never ever say I’m doing this just for me

Stop a Moment

 

Remember yesterday with all your worries and your fear

How you dreaded tomorrow and now it is here

 

Now that’s it’s here will you worry of yesterday

How you wasted your time in the thoughts of today

 

Stop a moment, stand back, take a look

 

Do you see what I see how you let today pass you by

Worrying about things you could not change if you try

 

Did you see that opportunity pass within your sight

When you were worrying about the left you should have been looking right

 

Stop a moment, stand back and take a look

 

Are you trying to change tomorrow with your ignorance and dismay

Instead of changing your heart and living for today

 

How many days will you waste in the circle of your fear

Yesterday and tomorrow will never make it clear

 

God will change your heart he’ll show you in his book

Just stop for a moment, stand back and take a look