DREAMING FACES

DREAMING FACES    Pale horses fly Across the purple twilight Ghost riders in the sky Fade away with the night   Phantoms in portals begin to form Fleeting figures, misty places Delusions, til night turns to morn All is well on dreaming faces  C. S. Craig 9/19/17  

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MEMORY GARDEN

In memory of my Mother – Edna Jeanette Hickman Craig – October 10, 1921- August 15, 1995.  C. S. Craig  August 15, 2017 MEMORY GARDEN The roads of life are sweeter, shared Let us steal away if we dare On flights of wonder, winds of change Timeless moments –  life …

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SLEEPLESS WEEPERS

SLEEPLESS, WEEPERS If there are any not sleeping If there are any weeping Remember, angels pour sleep On the heads of those who weep They hover or’er the bed And kiss the weepers head Then give us dreams As sleep takes wings Good Night – Good Night – Sleep Tight

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WHISTLESTOP THOUGHTS

WHISTLESTOP THOUGHTS Is it the Spruce Tree or the wind that whistles?  Then, you must also answer: which is the whistling singer?  Deep in the forest could be heard the whistler’s song….tones of sadness…it seemed the whole earth gave heed, quieted, and listened.  Silence runs deep, when silence itself becomes …

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The Velvet Night

THE VELVET NIGHT As darkness fell upon us           Dawn seemed forever lost                       The night became endless                                  Boundaries of …

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FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE

FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE This message comes from heaven above It’s written to you with all my love The Lord called me home, but your grief must change ‘Cause I no longer suffer sickness and pain   Listen to my words and be of cheer As I tell you what’s …

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“It is Written In Your Heart”

When the foundations of earth were poured                                          On what were the footings formed Who set in place the cornerstone   Who divided the waters from the land Who measured the …

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Run Silent – Run Deep

Run Silent – Run Deep – 1 by C. S. Craig 9/1/14 Read the silence – hear the view Laughing, weeping without you Silence runs deep – see the sound Read the silence – hear the view Laughing, weeping without you Run silent – run deep

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Linger and Be Still

Withdraw into spiritual silence Kneel in your soul temple Sense the Lord’s Spiritual Perfection Behold the Lamb of God Take refuge in God’s Love Inhale God’s Eternal Breath In the presence of God’s Divine Glory – Linger and be still.          

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Look For Me There, Kiss Me There

As he held her in his arms, she whispered – look for me there, kiss me there Then, she crossed the finish line. The years have passed – the sun warms the earth As spring resurrection ends the winter curse. Now his time has come And with his last breath he whispered …

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Oh Wind

Oh wind, speak to me Why are you such a mystery Tell me what is it like to be Free as a breeze   Oh wind where do you go Why do you intrigue me so Tell me do you ever stop blowing I’m sure your answer is worth knowing …

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As I

As I Am – you died for me. As I meditate – you speak to my soul. As I study – you teach me and give me understanding. As I seek – you reveal yourself. As I search – you guide me. As I pray – you always listen. As …

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Show and Tell

I’d rather be taught by a teacher Than preached to by the Preacher   I’d rather one walk with me Than tell me where I ought to be   Sermons give advise for everyone But, I’d sooner see it done   My eye is a better listener than my ear …

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Just Down The Road

There’s a place just down the road No one knows how far Where every soul must go No matter whom you are   There’s a place just down the road And no one can really state When they will meet the end of the road And shake the hand of …

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Fields Of Stone

Death makes fields of stone That rise over graves of bone Memorials of life once lived Tombstones are all there is C. S. Craig 11-11-11

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Little Feet Across The Floor

My children, when you read my rhymes Think of all the good family times For as I write this poem I hear once more Your little feet across the floor. Sweet little voices still echo in my mind Calling Daddy, Mommy from once upon a time I can still feel …

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Oh Wind

Oh wind, speak to me Why are you such a mystery Tell me what it is like to be Free as a breeze   Oh wind, where do you go Why do you intrigue me so Tell me, do you ever stop blowing I’m sure the answer is worth knowing …

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Injustice Within Us

Hiding his insecurity by overstating his greatness  The fool denies his ignorance, his weakness  What is pride, is it not where we hide Is it not the advance of depravity from inside When all is said and done Man is the self-centered, fallen one     There is no structure of …

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Walk With Me

I’d rather be taught by the teacher Than preached to by the preacher I’d rather one would walk with me,  Than tell me where I ought to be Sermons give advise for everyone But I’d sooner see it done My eyes listen better than my ears  Vision seems to make …

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God Spoke Creation

Universe “Be” and the universe became Eternity will never be the same Out of the void a shout was heard From light’s explosion – the universe emerged   When God spoke, nothing listened And nothing became the something missing Fireballs flashed across an endless space God set in motion His …

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Bridge Of The Cross

In an old picture, once, I saw a white Cross It was a bridge crossing a great chasm fixed Beneath were the flames of the bottomless pit I searched for years to find it again My yearning shall never end Till the day I cross it to my heavenly home  …

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Meet Me There

Clutching your hand in mine I knew it was your time Then, you took the plunge That joins the rushing winds above   I’ll find you there; hold you there, my love Somewhere between eternity and time   As the sun faithfully warms the earth Spring resurrection ends the winter …

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Wolf Cry

 The forest trembles, the sands shift Water plunges from the cliffs Stars shoot across the night skies In the distance the wolf cries And knows not why C. S. Craig August 15 2004 

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Where Are My Children Tonight

By C. S. Craig December 29, 2009 Where are my wandering children I pray I long for the years of yesterday Their faces so sweet and bright Where are my wandering children tonight?   As little babies pure in heart They filled my soul right from the start Seldom crying …

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What Is Life

By C. S. Craig January 22, 2010  Only crumbs to eat, no bed to sleep Life perverted, streets deserted A minute to smile, hours to weep Streets perverted, life deserted…. What is life?  Sic transit gloria mundi (thus passes away the glory of the world). See Matthew 24:35

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Say No More

By C. S. Craig Let us dance around the floor once more Nothing left undone Leave your lipstick upon my glass A pledge for us to keep Say no more Farewell

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The Old Empty House

By C. S. Craig. Pictures hang upon the walls Unfamiliar names and faces To someone they once belonged In the old empty house.   Portraits from times long ago The remains of lives once lived Eyes that follow where ever you go In the old empty house.     If …

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The Age Of My Name

When I pass by, I beckon to all I am the ages hear my call  Crossing horizons far from site In the eve of day I become the night  Only God knows the age of my name I never stand still, but remain the same    Destined to reach the …

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Dancing Angels

DANCING ANGELS By C. S. Craig October 10, 1996   This bedtime story is for children who care About God and His angels everywhere Cause angels are real sent from above Messengers of God to spread his love.   Now, close your eyes so your thoughts can see Listen to my …

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Dance No More

As night surrenders to daybreak Clouds dissipate the mountains awake  Sunlight begins to warm the air Created reflections are everywhere  Solar flames across the morning sky Heavenly brush strokes painted on high  Naked trees of purple and crimson Snow white crystals beyond description   Shadows dance on forest floors Day becomes …

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Painted Places

Come, let us follow a dreamLet us chase the lure of bygone agesLet us climb the spiral staircaseTo the land of magical wonderCome, let us soar in the windWe can find the legends of courageAcross the timeless spanAnd relive the days of yesteryearCome, come, let us go to painted placesCome, …

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I’m Home!

The end of some men’s desire Will come by death in leaping fire When God judges by His Word Then turns and takes His Sword Souls in torments lost in death Separated from God – no eternal rest For the life of many Christ died in vain The cross stood …

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Stills The Morning

Memories of you and I Speak softly from the bye and bye Words once spoken now gone Another day another dawn  Flowers take showers in the morning dew Precious moments with you Love like water overflowing Fills my heart and stills the morning            

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Homeless

God became homeless, so I could have a home A stranger was I, in chains unknown  Christ gave His spirit, crucified alone God became homeless… so I could have a home            

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His Road

His path unwelcome by earthly men Leads to the cross to die for sin His suffering road did once atone Now, even now, he pleads before the Throne  Oh Jesus, How can it be  That you have done all for me May I just serve and worship thee The rest …

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Glory In Wisdom

Wisdom is brightest in the dayspring of morn – I have inherited the wind-song.  Wisdom shall flourish like a branch in spring – I drink from wisdom’s fountain.  Wisdom in my soul sustains laughter – I shall flourish in His eternal love hereafter.  My children – my glory, my children’s …

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Forever To Stay

For each believer in the shadow of death, when we breathe from life our last breath; God will send angels to show us the way, and escort us to Heaven forever to stay.            

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Sacred Place

Smash your ego into pounded chalk Cast your crown of foolish pride Listen when God talks Silence is power on the inside  Find in your soul a sacred place Seek the Lord on high Climb in spirit, seek His face Whenever He draws nigh  Be warmed at the throne of …

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God Gave

God gave the sun to usher in the dawn God gave His Son who opened up His arms  God gave His Holy Word so all men could believe God gave His Holy Spirit to all who would receive  God gave all that He could give to set us free God …

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The Eternal Stream

Voices from the future cry The world is all agleam Come join us, come hither – arise It’s time to cross the eternal stream  Receive my kiss upon your brow My days are like a dream I must leave you, leave you now And pass the eternal stream  Hold me …

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The Voice Of Love

If you listen in silence, for the voice of love, You can hear it calling from heaven above.  The voice of forgiveness speaks to man’s soul, To those who will not listen, it will fade like the echo.

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Someone Once Said…

Someone once said, Life’s the pits and then you die They seem not to care or to learn the reason why God’s Word tells the reason for sin, aging and sorrow But, why read it now when you can read it tomorrow Someone once said, I don’t believe the Bible …

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Open My Eyes

Lord, open my eyes that I may see The purpose of the life you planned for me I know you give strength to carry the load And then walk with me down my road  When I live with pain or sorrow I know it will be better tomorrow For you …

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My Soul

Do not kneel at my grave and weep;I am not there – I do not sleep.Only my body is buried deep;Heaven my spirit and soul do keep.

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Thy Word – My Delight

The Word of the Lord is my soul’s delight My inner happiness, my peace and might I study and meditate in the day and in the nightThe Lord’s private instruction – my soul’s delight

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My Family Poem

A family is God’s blessing, it means so many things… Words can never really express the love a family brings. A family is sharing and caring for one another… The love of Father and Mother, Sister, Brother. A family is heartfelt pride… A feeling you hold deep inside. A family …

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A Piece Of My Soul

Originally written – 1995 after my Mother’s passing away to Heaven to be with the Lord. She waits in bliss for me. Edna Jeanette Craig Hickman October 10, 1921 – August 15, 1995 Written by my the Lord’s  Inspiration. Mom seemed to be speaking softly and I just wrote.  A …

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My Mother’s Day

She fed me from her gentle breast and comforted me in her arms of rest and on my cheeks tender kisses pressed.  She rocked me in my cradle bed  and watched adoringly my infant head with tears of love and sweet affection shed.  She gazed into my fearful eyes when …

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