One Small Candle

One Small Candle

VERSE 1

She lived in the middle of the city

But felt like she was living in hell

She wondered how she ended up here

And felt dread as the night fell

She felt so isolated

And scarred by broken dreams

She fell asleep serenaded by

Gunshots, moans and screams

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window

To fight against the darkness

And let the world know

That one small candle

One soul to stand for right

One small candle

To keep away the night

VERSE 2

She felt like that small candle

As she struggled every day

To walk towards her goals while surrounded by

Those who lost their way

She was assaulted by temptations

Hammered by neglect

But kept on walking anyway

One step following the next

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window each night

VERSE 3

This went on for years

And things got better over time

She struggled every day

And lit a candle every night

One night before turning in

She looked out and to her surprise

Saw 10,000 other candles

Drowning the darkness with their light

One small candle

Was able to conquer the night

From The Psalms section of the Kindle book Finding God in A Chaotic World by The Prophet of Life

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IF EVERYDAY WERE CHRISTMAS

By The Prophet of Life

VERSE 1

A smile for every child

Laughter fills the air

No one is forgotten

The whole world seems to care

This all happens

One magic day of the year

But when the day is gone

Why should the magic disappear?

CHORUS

If everyday were Christmas

All we’d hear would be joyful sounds

If everyday were Christmas

We could spread our love the whole year around

VERSE 2

People coming closer

Wishes coming true

Hope for everybody

A forgiving attitude

This all happens

One magic day of the year

But when the day is gone

Why should the magic disappear?

If everyday were Christmas

All we’d hear would be joyful sounds

If everyday were Christmas

We could spread our love the whole year around

From The Book Reflections in The Mirror of Life

http://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Mirror-Life-Prophet-ebook/dp/B00V2TSAXC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1434302110&sr=1-1&keywords=reflections+in+the+mirror+of+life

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When The Spirit Moves Us

We all have our moments of doubt. We all have frustrations in life. But what is God if not the hope that things will get better? I tried to capture these feelings in the lyrics of a poem I wrote and later turned into a song. Recently, I wanted to translate it into another language and to my surprise, with a few minor lyric changes, it translated very nicely.  So here it is in English and in Spanish.

 

When the Spirit Moves Me

A Song by The Prophet of Life

VERSE 1

Welcome to my life

Caught up in the pages

Of a nine to five novel

The humming of the computer

The ring of the register

They are my constant companions

Complete with illustrations

Of an endless sea of emotionless faces

Collecting their pay

Counting the days

Until retirement damns them

CHORUS

But when the spirit moves me

When the spirit moves me

I can set myself free

And do great things

Like I know I was meant to

When the spirit moves me

When the spirit moves me

Second chances arise

As dreams come to life

And then they come true

 

VERSE 2

As the plot develops

I wrestle the anguish

Of a life going nowhere

I watch others pass me by

And feel I’ll surely die

At the hands of frustration

But in the end I find

That there is a reason

For my worldly existence

And better things will shine

Once I can find

A way to let them

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Cuando el Espíritu me mueve

Una canción por el Profeta de la Vida

 

Verse 1

Bienvenido a mi vida

Atrapado dentro de las páginas

De un libro sobre los trabajadores

El zumbido de la computadora

El anillo de la caja registradora

Ellos son mis únicos compañeros

 

El libro cuenta con ilustraciones

De un mar infinito de rostros inexpresivos

Recopilación de su salario

Contando los días

Hasta que mueren

coro

Pero cuando el espíritu me mueve

Sí, cuando el espíritu me mueve

Puedo liberarme

Y hacer las grandes cosas

Que yo sabía que estaba destinado a hacer

 

Cuando el espíritu me mueve

Sí, cuando el espíritu me mueve

Las segundas oportunidades suben

Como mis sueños cobran vida

Y luego se hacen realidad

 

 

Versículo 2

Conforme se desarrolla la historia de mi

Yo lucho la angustia

De una vida que se ha estancado

Observo otros hacen mejor que yo

Y siento que moriré

En manos de la frustración

Pero al final me parece

Que hay una razón

Por mi existencia en este mundo

Y cosas mejores vendrán a mí

Una vez que pueda encontrar

Una manera de hacerles

(estribillo de la repetición)

 

All Contents Copyright 1982, 2013 Love Force International Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.

Reflections In The Teardrop Of A Child

By The Prophet of Life

Children are our greatest asset, our most valuable resource. Although crying can be a part of life, crying from a child can signify a trauma, that if left unattended can cause a scar that lasts for a lifetime. How many hurtful things happened to you in your childhood that still resonate with you today? We should all remember this when we are dealing with children.

This free verse poem written in 1982 gives some insight into the types of things my friends and I experienced growing up. Some of my friends were from my family, others from my foster homes but all are reflected by the teardrops in this poem.

Reflections In The Teardrop Of A Child

A broken scooter

A lost ball

A Teddy Bear

With the stuffing torn out

These are the things reflected

In the teardrop of a child

A spelling test marker “F”

A valentine wadded up and thrown away

A dark room

A nightmare

These too are reflected

A scraped knee

Belt marks on the backside

Cigarette burns on the arms

They are all there

Hunger

Loneliness

Fear

A father without legs

A mother’s suicide

A brother missing in action

A sister lost to drugs and prostitution

A mugging

A Rape

A stray bullet

An entire city block

Leveled by artillery fire

These also can be found

Poverty

A burning cross

A terminal disease

And all of the sickness and brutality of mankind

These are the ingredients,

The hurts

And horrors

That are reflected in the teardrop of a child

From The Kindle Book Reflections In The Mirror of Life:

http://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Mirror-Life-Prophet-ebook/dp/B00V2TSAXC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428591875&sr=1-1&keywords=reflections+in+the+mirror+of+life

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