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Asylum

June 13, 2012

twisting and turning tandem through the night
not a word spoken lights green and red
hanging on minute by minute until at last
hunger breaks in the early morning fog
silent screams shatter the hourglass

   why must I care
   fever flows in my veins burning deep inside
   do you understand what I need
   why are you here
   living in vain even when I pray
   what makes you believe
   you can change anything
   where is love, there is love, where is love, there is love
   can you really change, can you change anything
   where is love, there is love, show me love

losing and learning lessons loath exile
argue fair warning laws black and white
tempting fate verdict by verdict without appeal
suddenly question every sane motive
sober steps stagger the high court

   why must I care
   between rage and virtue there’s a better you
   keep body and soul together
   why are you here
   untie the shroud of your guilt and doubt
   you will know in time
   you can change anything
   there is love, where is love, there is love, where is love
   you can really change, you can change anything
   there is love, where is love, show you love

grace is speaking, are you listening
the world breaks everyone you’re not the only one
you get another chance even when you backslide

grace is speaking, are you listening
tears change your destiny reclaim your dignity
the longer you wait is just one more day denied

grace is speaking, are you listening
grace is speaking, are you listening
grace is speaking, are you listening
grace is speaking, are you listening


©2004 Gentry Avenue Productions. All Rights Reserved.


For more about this story, please clickSongs of the Servant – A Trilogy. Thank you!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2012 11:23 am

    grace is speaking, are you listening
    the world breaks everyone you’re not the only one
    you get another chance even when you backslide……………..achingly beautiful
    Hugs 🙂

  2. June 13, 2012 3:54 pm

    Hi
    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Please check out my blog- http://www.boomiebol.wordpress.com for details on this award.
    Thank you and have a lovely evening.
    Much Love
    Boomie Bol

    • June 13, 2012 11:05 pm

      Thanks, Boomie! I feel honored by your kindness and look forward to sharing it. Congratulations to you, also!
      Cheers!

  3. June 13, 2012 10:49 pm

    grace is speaking, are you listening
    tears change your destiny reclaim your dignity
    the longer you wait is just one more day denied…These are just so beautiful, profound and so true, George…love it~ 🙂

    • June 14, 2012 2:18 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! Virtues are sometimes easy to forget or even miss altogether, yet they always remain. Glad you loved it! 🙂

  4. June 13, 2012 11:45 pm

    This is more than wonderful- I really love this

  5. Blood-Ink-Diary permalink
    June 17, 2012 5:34 pm

    I have been away from blog for weeks now, returning to read such a piercing and engaging post from you has made a way to my heart. As always, you write so lyrically and the fragments of your heart much appreciated. keep shining, my dear mate. cheers.

  6. sarahjaneprosetry permalink
    June 25, 2012 8:27 pm

    You have such a gift of crafting poetry/lyrics. You are a true wordsmith. And you use this power to elevate, enlighten. I am truly impressed.

    • June 27, 2012 12:40 pm

      I feel honored by your kind opinion of my work, Sarah Jane! I believe we are given our gifts to be used and shared in positive ways. Regardless of disposition and action, every person deserves the dignity of being human. Yet many people forget this, either in how they view others or how they think of themselves, especially in our modern age of hyper media and pseudo reality.

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

      • June 27, 2012 12:46 pm

        PS: I would be remiss to omit the fact that I have significantly benefited from the unselfish and wise influence of some very special people who helped shape both my perspective and my skill sets. Perhaps the best form of gratitude is to use these gifts well.

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