Friday, February 18, 2005


myself and my wife - taken march 2002 Posted by Hello


gary, my grandson cody, and my wife rita - taken in 2002 Posted by Hello

When I sit down with pen in hand....

WHEN I SIT DOWN WITH PEN IN HAND ,
AND TRY TO WRITE A SONG ,
SOMETIMES IT COMES SO LIGHTENING FAST ,
SOMETIMES IT TAKES SO LONG .......
SOMETIMES I CAN'T THINK OF WHAT TO SAY
SOMETIMES THE WORDS WON'T SHOW ,
SOMETIMES I RAMBLE ALL AROUND ,
NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO .......
AND THEN LIKE GENIOUS , WORDS WILL FLY ,
SO FAST I FALL BEHIND ,
AND IT SOMETIMES SURPRIZES ME
THE MEANINGS I CAN FIND ........
I SEARCH SO HARD TO FIND A WAY ,
TO SAY GOOD THINGS TO YOU ,
YET WHEN THE WORDS WON'T COME TO ME ,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ........
I LOOK FOR DEPTH WITH SHALLOW MIND ,
I DIG SO HARD YOU SEE ,
FOR WORDS TO SAY THOSE SPECIAL THINGS ,
SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE FROM ME ......
SO PLEASE BE KIND WHEN YOU READ MY SONGS ,
DON'T JUDGE TOO FAST TOO SOON ,
I ONLY TRY TO MAKE YOU SMILE ,
WHEN I OFFER YOU THE MOON ....
I TRY TO REACH INSIDE OF YOU ,
AND TOUCH YOUR VERY HEART ,
TO LET YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU SO ,
AND FROM YOU I NEVER PART !
written by: Gary L. Johnson

Why must lovers quarrel?

WHY MUST LOVERS QUARREL....
TELL ME WHY MUST LOVERS FIGHT....
WHY DO THEY CHOOSE TO SPEND THEIR DAYS....
BRINGING MISERY TO THEIR NIGHTS....
WHY DOES LOVE SO HAVE TO HURT.....
WHAT CAUSES ALL THE PAIN......
WHY CAN'T LOVERS LIVE TO LOVE, SO THEY CAN LOVE AGAIN .....

WHAT MAKES THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF THE GAME.....
WHO,S FAULT ON LOVES DEMISE....
WHO STARTS THE BREACH OF TRUST , YOU SEE ,
THEN COVERS UP WITH LIES...
CAN YOU SAY YOU ARE FREE OF GUILT .........
DEFENSE BE YOUR ONLY WAY ....
CAN YOU SAY " HEY , I ' VE DONE IT RIGHT , " OR
SLOWLY TURN AWAY....
CAN YOU BE SURE OF WHAT YOU SEE ,
AND STAND THERE IN ALL YOUR MIGHT......
DO YOU REALLY HAVE THE ANSWERS,
ON WHAT IS WRONG OR WHAT IS RIGHT...
AND WHY MUST RIGHT BE LIKE A WEAPON,
DAMNATION TO US ALL .........
AND WRONG WON'T STAND IN SILENCE ,
SURELY ONE OF THEM MUST FALL.....
LIKE RAMS IN THE WILD , TWO FORCES MEET
WITH BUT ONE THING IN MIND...
TO DOMINATE THE OTHER WITH WHATEVER YOU CAN FIND ,
NEITHER WANTS TO FOLLOW ,
YET BOTH AFRAID TO LEAD .....
THESE ARE THE TYPES OF PROBLEMS WHERE MISERY CAN BREED .......

HOW SIMPLE THE ANSWERS SEEM TO BE ,
WHEN YOU'RE STANDING ON THE SIDE......
BUT WHEN YOU BECOME THE LOVER ,
FROM THESE TERRORS WILL YOU HIDE,
OR CAN YOU SIT DOWN WITH YOUR PARTNER,
AND LIKE " FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND ".....
CARRY ONE ANOTHER WHEN LIFE MAKES HARD UNJUST DEMANDS........
WILL YOU UNDERSTAND THE FEELINGS ,
WHATEVER THEY MAY BE .....
CAN YOU TRY TO UNDERSTAND YOURSELF ,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU SEE...
SEARCH HARD TO FIND YOUR HAPPY OH ,
" SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND " ...
REMEMBER , LOVE WORKS FROM THE HEART , NOT DRIVEN BY THE MIND !!

written by: Gary L. Johnson

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Bits and Pieces

BITS AND PIECES OF MY TROUBLED MIND
AS I STAND TO FACE THE WIND ,
FACES FROM SO FAR BEHIND
THAT I' LL NEVER SEE AGAIN ,
I USED TO STAND TO FACE THE DAY
AND NEVER FACE MYSELF ,
BUT ALAS MY YOUTH JUSTS FADES AWAY
LIKE A BOOK UPON A SHELF ,
OH , WHAT TO DO BUT ROAM AROUND
OH , WHAT TO DO BUT CRY ,
ABOUT THE LOVE I NEVER FOUND
AS MY LIFE JUST EASES BY ,
I HAVE TO FIND A BETTER WAY
TO ERASE THESE DAYS OF GLOOM ,
A PEACEFUL PLACE WHERE I CAN STAY
OUTSIDE THIS LONELY ROOM ...........

written by: Gary L. Johnson