MY HEROES OVERSEAS

Saturday, September 1, 2012

MY HEROES OVERSEAS

I drove my car out to the airport
Settled down on a seat
Watched people welcoming their heroes
Servicemen from overseas

Drove to the Columbia river
And sank down on my knees
The grass was wet in the early light
That didn’t bother me

First I prayed to God in Heaven
And then I looked around
I didn’t see a single person
So I just opened my mouth to shout

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas
Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I give my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

I read the local paper today
All I could do was moan…
Another bomb in Afghanistan
Five more of ours aren’t coming home

I pray they gain their freedom
Finally take a stand
So you come home to your Loved ones
Every Woman! Every Man!

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas
Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I send my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

I know we’re not there with them
I know that life goes on
But they’re dying for this Country
Help support them while they’re gone

Every breath of freedom that you breathe
You know it’s never free
It’s purchased with their lives
Our heroes overseas

~~~*Chorus*~~~
This is a shout out
To my heroes overseas

Not everyone’s forgotten
I’m down here on my knees
And every breath of freedom
That I breathe
I give my thanks to God
And my heroes overseas
I want you to know
This gratitude runs deep
And I am always with you
My heroes overseas
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012

I’M DIVING IN THE WATER

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I’M DIVING IN THE WATER

I stripped everything…dove into the water
Left my troubles laying on the shore
I felt the cleansing river overtake me
Wash the shame away and leave me whole

I kicked hard to get away from your memory
It took all the strength that I had left
Id rather be exhausted treading water
Than to walk on land that you possess

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

Thank you Lord, I’ve never felt such a feeling
Swimming unbound is such ecstasy
I’m moving with the hope that is inside me
Being swept out to the open sea

I’ll just drift along without any worries
With no hurry of a distant shore
Won’t need the clothes I left up river
They don’t look good on me anymore

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor
For someone else
I am in the water
Kicking even harder

~~~*Chorus*~~~
I was born
In just this way
Not clothed in your abusive hate
I can swim
All by myself
You be an anchor for someone else
Not going any farther
I’m diving in the water
~~*~~

Teresa Lynn Johnson
Wrdspnr@aol.com
Copyright © 2012