Flashback

The Trees

There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples
And they’re quite convinced they’re right
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade?

There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream ‘oppression!’
And the oaks, just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
‘The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light’
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
Axe,
And saw

Songwriters: GEDDY LEE, ALEX LIFESON, NEIL PEART
© OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
For non-commercial use only.
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180 Degrees

The whispers of the Age, I hear

Calling sweetly to my ear

And once again, I’m coming back to you

 

I hear the promises they make

I see the hearts they love to break

And here I come, I’m running back to you

 

I try to keep an open mind

And leave these tired words behind

But only find a burning thirst for you

 

I’m lured away by something new

And realize my heart’s with you

So here I am, I’m turning back to you

 

It’s you that I love

It’s you that I need

It’s your crimson gift

I kneel to receive

It’s your Spirit giving me

Power to believe

And it’s your love that sees me through

To love you is all I can do

 

 

© 2017 David Robert Fuller

The Hope Of Glory

What’s ahead
Beyond my fears
Beyond the shedding
Of my tears
The hope of glory
Shining bright
In my heart
A candle light
A flame of Love
Eternally
Melts my heart
Changes me
The strongest faith
The slightest doubt
The victory
He’s holding out
Can I ever
Be released
Son of Love
The sweetest peace

 

 

©  2017 David R. Fuller

 

Bless You

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.

Psalm 20: 1-5

New International Version (NIV)
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Sing A New Song

My favorite creative endeavors, over the years have been playing and composing music, and various attempts at written expression, both prose and poetry. I’m arguably better at the prose.
Some years ago, the person I was with at the time complained that I had never written a love song about her, which, given my musical aspirations, was awkwardly true. Also true was that I had never written a love song, period. Not for lack of trying. They just always seemed to come out cheesy and contrived. Not my niche, I guess. So I decided to give it another shot. Relationships take work, right? Unfortunately, my relationship at the time was not a great source of inspiration.
So, enamoured as I am with His woos and advances, I decided to draw inspiration from my relationship with God. I wrote the only (good) love song I’ve ever written, and knew as soon as I finished, that He had actually written it for me.

And for you.

I love you more than the sun is bright
More than darkness fills the night
To the top of Everest’s freezing height,
My love still burns for you.

I love you more than the day is long
More sweetly than the saddest song
When the heavens and the earth are gone
I will be here with you.

I love you more romantically
Than moonlight on the lonely sea
The ways I’ll show you number more
Than grains of sand along the shore.

You and i will be together
Even longer than forever
And I will hold you close to me
Closer than the air we breathe.

 

© 2017  by David Robert Fuller

 

The Great Chase

Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1

How you escape me
Why you evade me
I don’t understand

Where are you hiding?
While I am crying
Are you close at hand?

Love is competing
Spirit is weeping
Holiness lost

Selfishness reigning
Red blood is staining
Flow from the cross

© 2017 David Robert Fuller

Scripture reference New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.