Love the Broken Ones

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For Freddy.

1. God put my heart into your hands.
It was a little shattered; it needed tender care.
He touched me through your Spirit and helped me understand
That love is real and hearts can heal
With every burden shared.

2. God sent an angel to hold within my heart.
You give me hope and comfort, reminding me to pray.
Our lives are intertwined, and He knew it from the start.
In Him we soar forevermore
On wings of love and faith.

3. God put my heart into your soul.
In you I found the passion to light the flame of care.
He touched me through your Spirit and made me pure and whole
‘Cause love is real and hearts can heal
With every breath we share.
Refrain: (Twice)

God bless you.

God bless the ones who love the broken ones!
The ones who pick the pieces up and see you whole and strong.
God bless the ones who love the broken ones!
And God bless you.


Shattered Heart

Vessel of Christ


Life Is Too Short (Nana’s Song)

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In loving memory of Nana, who knew all about flowers–and about life.

[‘Cause] life is too short
Not to smell the wildflowers.
And it’s too short
Not to do a little dance.
Life is too short
Not to cherish every hour.
And it’s too short
Not to love when God gives you the chance.

1. Life is for the living,
No matter who you are.
So smell the fragrant flowers,
And let the living start.

2. Life is for the dancing,
Like breezes through the trees.
So dance a little rhythm,
And set your Spirit free.

3. Life is for the loving,
The greatest gift of all.
So open up your heart,
And never be afraid to fall.

Life is too short
Not to love when God gives you the chance.
Life is too short,
So love when God gives you the chance.


God Is All There Is



Minute of Life

Minute of Life

Today is but a window seen
By eyes so green-
Or sadly sore
From all they bore.

And yesterday? A window bare.
Do not despair.
We can’t return;
Don’t let it burn.

Tomorrow is a window bright!
Unfiltered Light
Ignites the way-
So seize the day!

Written for Frank’s intriguing
Minute Poem prompt
and Lillian’s thought-provoking
Window Poetics.


Carpe Diem – Seize the Day

It Is Good!

I feel that precious can
Come open in my hand
And realize God created all
The best He ever could.
I touch that coffee can,
Proclaiming, “It is good!”

I smell aromas strong;
Sure as the day is long.
I’m waking up and taking on
More than I thought I could.
Inhaling coffee brewing,
Proclaiming, “It is good!”

I listen to the purr,
The gurgle and the whirr.
It’s music in a magic pot,
A song of purest gold.
I hear the dripping fade,
Proclaiming, “It is good!”

I taste that perfect cup
Of morning pick-me-up,
Or afternoon or evening,
Most any time will do.
I sip that cup of coffee,
Proclaiming, “It is good!”

If I could see one sight,
One special glimpse of Light,
I wonder if it wouldn’t be
A blessed and smiling fool,
A face just like my very own,
Proclaiming, “It is good!”


Cup of Coffee

Long-distance Love: A Gift from the Heavens

Long-distance Love: A Gift from the Heavens

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Blessings to all of Gods Children. Once again my thoughts on some of the wonders of the World.

In this vast world of ours, there are many things that are unexplainable. The true meaning of Life is one. And the definition of Love is surely another one of life’s mysteries.

There are many types of love indeed, but to be blessed to have a true love from afar also has to be one of the hardest. There is an old saying that goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” You finally fall in love with someone that you can’t wrap your arms around each and every night as you would want to. Then, you have to start from the beginning and ask yourself: Are you really in love at all?

If you have been in this world long enough and also have had other relationships that were not good at all, believe me, you truly know love when it hits you. There is a feeling of euphoria that overcomes you each and every time you hear that person’s voice on the phone. Suddenly you are overwhelmed by the element of surprise. All you do is think about that person each and every minute of every day. As a full-grown adult, you almost feel like a teenager again. But that’s OK, because there is no better feeling in this world.

Then, knowing that after all of these years, the Good Lord has finally sent you someone that makes your life complete. The two of you complement each other. And then you wonder to yourself, what has taken so long to truly and honestly find your everlasting soul mate? And if your faith in the Lord is sincere and strong enough, you know within yourself, that He and only He will find a way to bring the two of you together. He brought those kindred Spirits together for a reason.

Each and every one of us has a soul mate out there somewhere. Trust in the Lord, and He will lead you in the right direction.

May god bless us all!


The Blind Poet, Freddy G.


Soul Mates – A Mystical View

Soul Reflection

Trick Candle

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(Capo 1)

1. I got a funny candle.
You blow it out and then,
It comes to life, you blow it out,
And sparks play tricks again.

2. This candle is a lesson.
It’s so simple, true and pure.
We travel through the darkness
With light forevermore.

3. The darkness of this world,
It may seem to take our light.
But just when we’re despairing,
It blazes strong and bright.
Refrain: (Twice)

Thank God, thank God
That our light is a trick candle!
It sparks and sparks again
With every fire He helps us handle.
Thank God, thank God
That our light is a trick, trick candle!


A Candle

Bring the Light


Let there Be Light!

A Candle

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I wrote this song in about 2003. It was written on an electronic keyboard with synthetic instruments. Now here it is on acoustic guitar.

(Capo 3)

1. I have a flaming candle;
It is a special one.
The brightest light in darkness,
It’s there for everyone.

2. We share a special love,
And it is a candle too.
It waits and hopes and lasts long,
And it shines for me and you.

Repeat from beginning.

O love is the bright candle
That never burns away.
It shines throughout the world,
Through the night and through the day.