EYES STRAIGHT

A clouded ski ride
Air planes on the dive
Birds singing for no one
A sticker bush just to your left
and an open pit to the right
Eyes straight
Don't
I repeat
Don't turn to the left
or the right

I've been deceived to many times
to even be alive
Pretend to be your friend
Then drop you off the end
Think themselves righteous
that they've done this
They sing the song of the mocking bird

But I heard
Jesus will return
To judge the haters
back biters
and liers
I'll be there for that one

Mercy men in arms
Killing themselves with guts
No time for lust
While the good soldier rusts
These are the bad times
when even the good are bad
Makes me sad
I pray for everyone
The good and the bad
I forgive those who hurt me
And fear those who say, "I love you"
I don't know if they lie
But only look to the sky

A sticker bush just to your left
and an open pit to the right
Eyes straight
Don't
I repeat
Don't turn to the left
or the right

By Roger Harkness
08/21/09

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