When God Made My Body

When God made my body,
She gave me eyes for only you;
And, without you being in it,
My heart would have nothing else for it to do.

When God made my body,
I thought there was a huge mistake;
My soul had a hole in it,
I didn’t know it had to be filled by my soul mate.

When God made my body,
From my head down to my feet;
She knew I would have to have you in my life,
To make her masterpiece complete.

When God made my body,
Dressed it in my birthday suit,
She designed it in such a way
That only you would find it cute.

When God made my body,
She did so with a master plan,
She made my body knowing,
I was being made to be your man


A Road Trip With My Dad

I was alone in the car with my father,
Hundreds of miles away from home;
He was a traveling salesman,
And on this trip I came along.

There were seventeen summers behind me,
Yet, I was still quite the child;
I had not even come close to being a man,
My imagination was running wild.

When you’re one of seven children,
With your Dad there’s no time to bind,
So, you take advantage of these situations
That you’re lucky enough to find.

We talked over the radio,
While milepost markers passed us by;
He shared years of his wisdom with me,
Helping separate truths from the lies.

He spoke words of praise and confidence;
Feelings I never knew,
I heard him say for the first time,
“Joe, I’m awful proud of you.”

He said, “Johnny is my first son,
That’s a special relationship for a man;
Jimmy and I are more like each other,
Than I bet you can ever imagine.
But, in you I see a mirror,
Of the boy I used to be,
I hope I can’t make this any clearer,
I want you to achieve much more than me.”

We went from Dayton to Indianapolis
With a couple of quick stops in between.
Went to dinner with a client,
Had my first beer at seventeen.
Headed down into Memphis,
Then to Nashville, Tennessee,
Miles of roads and memories left behind us,
Just the old man and me.

I watched him working on his clients,
Treating each one like his best friend;
He said, “Life is all about how you treat folk,
More important than making a deal, in the end.”

I don’t know if his trip was a success
On the sales ledger sheet that he kept,
But it was a success for my development,
Measured by the amount of tears that we wept.

This was the week that really changed things
Between me and my, Dad;
Entering my last year in High School,
These were the most important lessons I ever had.

From Zero to Sixty

From zero to sixty in the blink of an eye;
Most of the time was spent laughing,
Many more hours than I cried;
Not sure how many more miles
Before the end of the ride;
I would love it if the rest of the way,
You were here by my side.

I always had company;
I was never alone;
Parents and siblings always,
Filled up my happy home;
I started my own family,
In early stages of this trip,
Kids made it more fun,
As, down the slippery slope I did slip.

Some success and some failures
Around every curve;
Willing to try something new,
Whenever I worked up the nerve;
Now, my co-pilots are flying,
Lives of their own,
Before my last adventure,
I hope, they all can fly home.

I’ve got no news to believe
That I’ll start slowing down,
So, no need to read along
With your lips in a frown;
But, if the end should arrive without a moment to spare,
Just know I was happy having spent time with you there.
From zero to sixty in the blink of an eye;
I’m not going to blink twice, I wouldn’t know how to try.

Oprah’s Song

A new day is on the horizon;
One that rights the sins of time;
When that new day starts it’s dawning,
I want to be holding your hand in mine.

The days we put behind us,
Will be locked into our memory bin;
Lessons learned which must be remembered,
So the horizon’s new day can now begin.

We will be lead toward the horizon,
With our mothers, wives and sisters leading the way,
Follow the beautiful voice of courage,
Helping to guide us on our way.

A new day is on the horizon;
Old myths will be far left behind;
Let us sprint towards the horizon,
A future for all of humankind.

On Thin Ice

On the thin ice, upon which we stand on in life,
It is solidified through mutual respect;
If we add any weight from prejudicial-based hate
Through the ice we will all certainly wreck.

IF we all make a plan to on the ice stand
Without any fear of anyone breaking through;
Then, it’s given as fact, we must enter a pact,
To live guided by the well-known Golden Rule.

I’ll do unto thee as I’d have you do unto me;
So, we can all stand sure on our ground;
If you sing the same as your life’s song refrain
We’ll never have to hear that awful ice-cracking sound.

No matter our race or which marriage takes place,
We can stand huddled together on thin ice;
But to stay there that way until eternity fades,
We must continue to always play nice.

On the thin ice, upon which we stand on in life;
Can indeed grow thicker each day;
If we stay bold and always play cold
To those who choose to live an intolerant way.

Will it Matter?

When mushroom clouds appear on the horizon,
Will it matter which murderer pushed first?
When lives are lost by the millions,
Will it matter which monster is worst?

When the flash of light renders you blind,
Will it matter that you didn’t speak up?
When sound waves shatter the glass in your home,
Will it matter that you didn’t disrupt?

When cities are wiped off the face of the map,
Will it matter that we demanded respect?
When nuclear fallout is an everyday event,
Will it matter that insults were direct?

When our families are sacrificed as collateral damage,
Will it matter that you didn’t revolt?
When chaos ensues and governments crumble,
Will it matter for who you decided to vote?

As a Member of the Human Race

As a member of the Human Race,
I find our current behavior a huge disgrace;
Our sense of superiority comes, to me, as quite a surprise,
Given we all are the same in the Creator’s eyes.

The color of our epidermis should be given no mind;
The Golden Rule is the foundation of every religion you find;
Genders are equally equipped to survive,
Love and happiness is the right of everyone who’s alive.

As a member of the Human Race
I resolve, to always be there
To help you with whatever troubles you face
And always treat everyone fair.