My poetry and lyrics

Poetry and songs I've written throughout the years

Puppet

Verse one
Sitting alone on the shelf, no one but myself
Untouched, no breathe, still as stone
no feeling in my bones
I was once full of life and dancing with joy
but then the one who made me dance,
discarded me like a broken toy
But Jesus, then You came along and picked me up
Picked me up...

Chorus
one pull of the string and You pull me to life.
I'm in Your command,
whatever You do I mirror the moves of Your hand.
I'm Your puppet, You're my puppeteer
with You in control I have nothing to fear.

Verse two
Sometimes I feel like I’m caught,
like I don’t have my own thoughts
that’s when I try to wiggle free
from the connection I have between You and me
You pull away and let me see
that without You I can’t move, I am nothing
I'm just Your puppet on strings.

Verse 3
But eventually, I hope, I'll stop resisting
summit to Your moves and stop all the twisting
where Your ways are my ways,
and that's when I'll pray,
give me words to speak, feelings to feel, wisdom to think,
because it's to You I cling,
I want to be Your puppet on strings.

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What have I done

 What have I done?
Forgive me, Beloved Son
What have I done?
I wish I could drop this sword
But it's like a wild fire
I've started, I've fed the desire
More, more, more
I need to hurt more, more, more

What can I do?
Will I pull through?
What can I do?
It's madness deep inside of me
But there's no stopping now
Even if I try it won't allow
Stop, stop, stop
I need it to stop, stop, stop

What I was is here no more,
my soul is tainted,
I'm no longer pure
I've stabbed, and jabbed,
and burned;
I was unconcerned

Stop, stop, stop...
More, more, more...
Stop, stop, stop...
No more, no more, no more...

Take these words!
Take them now,
I can no longer control them
I don't know how
I've hurt so many people with them,
I've said them without thinking,
And now....
I'm done.
I surrender my tongue,
to the only one that can tame it,

Jesus, Beloved Son

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Mighty Warrior of God

Walking, running, getting around
No time for God can be found,
Talking, reading, smiling at some joke,
Lord, do I even remember the words that You spoke?
Is my walk with You in a haze,
Or am I just in some stupid phase?
Will I find my way out of this horrible place?
Or will my sinning keep hiding Your face?

I've been blindly walking for long enough,
my path's been steep and way too rough,
I've been walking where I want, when I want,
I've been stupid and nonchalant,
But I've felt the emptiness caused by Your absenc
So I'm ready to stand in Your holy presence,
Take my heart,
Never again do I want to be apart

I'm searching deeper in Your Word,
Praying harder than I thought I could,
How could I have missed it for so long?
How could I have been so wrong?

Now that I know the truth,
Will I depart from my spiritual youth?
Will I put on the armor of the Righteous One?
Will I fight battles to win the souls that need to be won?
Will I be courageous and push my weaknesses aside?
Will I take action instead of watch from the side?
I've got fears that cause me to lose my sleep
But I know I have a Shepherd who my soul He keeps

So I'll take the first step with Him by my side,
By His rules I will always abide,
With my sword drawn and my armor on,
I'll be a mighty warrior of God



© Karey Stivers 2009

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Living Water, Bread of Life


Broken clay pieces on the floor,
dried and cracked wanting more
Living water
Master potter
mold them back together

Just the moister from Your tongue,
has healed the blind and can cure the dumb,
You heard their plea,
You calmed the sea
There's no one like You I've come to see

Take me higher (than I've ever been)
hear my desire (from every inch within)

I want, I need the Living Water,
I want, I need the Bread of Life
Nothing else could stop this hunger,
But You, it's You, it's only You,
Jesus

Hungry Children in the streets,
all they want is a scrap of meat,
Bread of Life,
make them survive,
strengthen them, feed them forever

You fed five thousand with five loaves and two fish,
You could do whatever, whatever you wished
But in the garden,
You asked for pardon,
But also "Father, Your will be done"

Take me higher (than I've ever been)
hear my desire (from every inch within)

I want, I need the Living Water,
I want, I need the Bread of Life
Nothing else could stop this hunger,
But You, it's You, it's only You,
Jesus

Help us, we're hurt and out of control
bandage us, heal us, make us whole
Your presence inside us,
can entirely revived us,
If we only just believe

Fill my dead heart,
give me a fresh start,
raise my pulse

Slowly beating,
hesitance fleeing,
my heart's starting to pound

I want, I need the Living Water,
I want, I need the Bread of Life,
Nothing else could stop this hunger,
But You, it's You, it's only You,
Jesus


 © Karey Stivers 2009



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