November, 2021

Songs from my youth: 1992-2003

9th November, 2021


Lost love

I cried

Not tears of losing you

And the years that had seemed so special till you left

Not tears

Tears of a time with no meaning

Lost forever with your denial of what it meant to us

Not tears

Tears of feelings I’ll never recapture again

Gone with the loss of your love for me

I cried

Tears of knowing in my heart that at the end of it all

I, too, no longer cared.

10th November, 2021


It’s just me

It’s just me

singing the same old song

and repeating the words over and over again

like I love you

and I could never do without you

like I miss you

and hope we’ll be together again.

It’s just me

saying the same old words

and meaning them in my heart

like I love you

and why did you have to leave

like I miss you

and please hurry back home to me.


11th November, 2021



Follow a star

On its journey across the sky

Watch it as it twinkles

In the pale light of the moon

It never seems to tire

As it moves through the night

As though sure of its destination

But as dawn slowly breaks in

And the sun begins to rise

The light of the moon disappears

And the star fades away

As though running from the sun

Leaving us with only the memory

Of a twinkle which soon fades



Isaiah 61:3

The Lord will bestow on us a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

12th November, 2021


It had to be you

It had to be you

who came calling

when I needed you most.

It had to be you

who stopped my tears from falling

when I thought I’d die of pain.

It had to be you

who gave me a glimpse of the rainbow

when the rain refused to stop.

It had to be you

who brought back the sunshine

in a life too long in the dark.

It had to be you, sweet Jesus

it just had to be you

who gave me back my life.



Overflowing love


You fill me up to overflowing

Rock of Ages

You stand firm whenever I stumble

Footprints of my life

You direct my steps wherever I go

Eagle of my life

Beneath your wings, I find my shelter

Judge of all mankind

You reward my good deeds and reprimand the bad

Blessed Savior

You loved me, died for me, and covered my sins

Wonderful counselor

You taught me your ways when I sought your word

And when I gave, gave me more in return

And as I learnt to love you, loved me more in return

Always filling me up to overflowing

Father, I couldn’t put a lid to your love for me

Couldn’t stop my heart from thirsting for you

You fill me, Lord, as only you can

You fill me up to overflowing.


Mighty savior

You came down like the rain

Drenching me with your love

When nobody else would give it

You came down like a mighty river

Washing away my aches and pains

When I thought I’d drown in sorrow

You came down like a dove

And calmed my rebellious spirit

When my feet would have rushed me into evil

You came down and searched me o God

Tested me and purified me

And when my life is over

Sweep down on me like an eagle

And carry me to your everlasting presence


Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

22nd November, 2021


Second chance

It was a sad song

It sang of our love

Which died years ago

It sang of the future

While we are trapped in the past

And it mocked us

By being so wrong

Yet sounding so right

And when it finally ended

It was singing of our past

Blending it into the future

And telling us that maybe

Just maybe

We should try again