"Every accomplishment begins with the choice to try."
He Gave Me YouI felt completely and utterly alone,He Gave Me You by BeAnIndividual
That I was walking through this all on my own.
No one could really understand my feelings,
I myself am still reeling.
I was used to having no one to help me,
That’s just always how it had to be.
I thought I was alone through it all,
That no one would be there to catch me when I fall.
But I was wrong about everything,
I did see what God was about to bring.
God works in magical, mysterious ways
And things are usually confusing on their own every day.
But I think maybe all of this happened to us
So we could see we were not alone and had someone to trust.
He gave me you
So I can have someone to turn to.
He gave us each other
To help one another.
He brought us together
To realize we won’t be alone forever.
He made you only a knock away
So I get to see you every day.
He gave me the best neighbor I could ask for,
Because finding you opened a new door.
Mysterious, hectic, and confusing as it all has been,
I wouldn't trade any of it because it ma
Happened To MeI close the door tight and squeeze my eyes shut,Happened To Me by BeAnIndividual
Trying to block the thoughts of what happened.
Feeling the fear and shock deep in my gut,
A world once so bright begins to blacken
As the reality starts to set in.
I try to push the thoughts out of my mind
To bring the happy, shining light back in.
Try as I might, darkness is all I find.
It plays in my head over and over;
Both what happened and what almost happened...
What could have happened had I gone over....
I repeat the word to myself once more,
Not yet willing to admit it was true.
Saying it aloud shakes me to the core
And I realize what I’m going through.
I never thought this could happen to me,
That I would be the one dealing with it.
But it did happen... it happened to me.
The Gift of LifeLife is something taken for granted,The Gift of Life by BeAnIndividual
Often forgotten about on a daily basis.
Too busy with school, work, and daily activities
To remember what a gift we have been given.
So many of our generation never get that chance,
Their lives forcibly ended by their own mothers.
Over 56 million will never know the path we walk,
Will never get the chance to live life.
It is because I love life and those who live it
That I stay strong in my beliefs.
Everyone should get a chance to live life,
No matter how small or weak, all lives are important.
I believe we have the power to save the future.
We are the start of a new generation;
A generation that protects and loves life.
A pro-life generation.
Secret Second GuessingIt’s easy to forget when you are gone,Secret Second Guessing by BeAnIndividual
To focus on the horizon’s new dawn.
But now that I have reached my horizon,
It’s not the same with you as a bison.
As much as it hurts me to admit this,
I know that you are the one that I miss.
I never thought that I would be looking back,
And doing so gives me a heart attack.
Yet I can’t shake the thoughts of you and I,
Second guessing the time we said “goodbye”.
But…. I promise not to start commotions,
I know you’re done feeling those emotions.
I may be falling apart at the seams,
But you are happy and living your dreams.
The Faces We SeeA man sat down on a park bench,The Faces We See by Inanisvoid
to rest for a while and admire the sky-
there was some unspoken solace
floating in the oceanic heavens.
But a voice came to him softly,
and whispered a question-
“What do you really see up there,
what waits in such an empty sky?”
And so he thought for a while,
and decided that there was nothing-
no advice that could help him,
no money he could hope to earn.
So the sky looked on calmly
as the man turned down his face-
and the sky said nothing at all,
as the man grew old and passed.
Another century turned along,
and the sky was still empty-
nations rose and crumbled to dust,
people died and more took their place.
The sky was the same for it all
forever unchanging and empty-
but also full of the memories
of all the faces it briefly watched.
© Benjamin Court, March 2014
Live like rainLive like rainLive like rain by mikethemiller
Recall the mist
Drizzle upon fresh life
Rain down onto wisdom
And evaporate to the Sun
GreyGrey is lifeless,Grey by Inanisvoid
or so they say;
those who would parade
in many a shade
of the brightest pinks and blues,
their brash and vibrant hues.
But grey is the color of the world.
There is no black
nor untarnished white,
that can forever evade
taking on a shade;
and long after bright gowns decay
when the sky has faded to a dull grey,
the rain will wash it all away.
The pale looming sky,
the cold falling rain-
without these there’d be no green,
and “beautiful” colors never seen.
So I say that a cold unfeeling heart
is nothing more than a place to start;
And that grey is the color of life.
© Benjamin Court, March 2014