LET’S GO FLY A KITE

FB_20140102_23_28_59_Saved_PictureTODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO FLY A KITE. AS A CHILD I REMEMBER WAITING FOR THE WINDS OF MARCH TO COME TO THE U.S.
NOTHING IS MORE ENJOYABLE THAN TO LAUNCH A KITE KNOWING HOW LONG TO HAVE THE TAIL AND WAITING FOR JUST THE RIGHT TIME OF THE WIND GUSTING AND YOU TAKE OFF A RUNNING,,,
AND TO BE THE FIRST ONE OF KITE SEASON TO HAVE MY KITE ALOFT! I MAY BE THE GENERAL BUT I STILL LOVE TO FLY MY KITE. OH, I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF GOING TO THE BEN FRANKLIN 5 N 10DIME STORE LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT KITE TO PURCHASE SO I MIGHT ONCE AGAIN TOUCH THE SKIES.
NOW THERE IS SO MUCH COOL STUFF FOR THE NOVICE TO THE AVID “PRO” KITE FLYER. TO THE FANCY STRING WINDERS AND EVEN THE STRING IS LIGHTER THAN THE DAY. BUT I STILL MUST GO FLY MY KITE. AS BASEBALL IS TO SUMMER, KITE FLYING IS TO THE OPENING OF SPRING. THE JOY OF JUST THE MEMORIES OF THOSE DAYS GONE BY. INNOCENCE OF MY YOUTH. TRY WINDING SIX OR EVEN SEVEN WHOLE 200 FT STRINGS UP TO THE SKIES WITH MY KITE ON THE OTHER END.
I DO REMEMBER THE DAY FATHER HAD HELPED US GET THE KITE WAY, WAY, WAY UP IN THE HEAVENS. IT WAS A BOX KITE AND ITS SIMPLE DESIGN MADE IT EVEN MORE ALLURING AS NOT MANY OTHERS HAD THE STAR ‘BOX’ KITE FATHER AND BIG BROTHER HAD. WELL, SURE ENOUGH THE KITE FLEW HIGHER, AND HIGHER I DON’T RECALL HOW MANY WINDS OF STRING FATHER HAD ATTACHED TO THE BOX KITE, BUT IT WAS WAY UP THERE. WE COULD HARDLY SEE THE KITE ANYMORE IT WAS THAT HIGH.’
THEN THE DREADED SOUND OF MOTHER, CALLING FOR DINNER. OH WHAT SHALL WE DO. WE WILL NEVER GERT THE BOX KITE BACK TO EARTH BEFORE WE MUST BE AT THE DINNER TABLE. WELL, DAD SOLVED THE WHOLE MYSTERY. HE CUT THE STRING! YEAH! JUST LIKE THAT! I WAS HEART STRUCK TO SAY THE LEAST, AS WE WATCHED THE BOX KITE JUST FLY AWAY. FATHER, WAS LAUGHING OH HE WAS SO NOT UPSET THAT I , TOO BECAME TICKLED AT THE SCENE. HE DID PROMISE TO REPLACE THE KITE AND STRING AND WE ALL WENT IN TO DINNER. ‘LET’S GO FLY A KITE!’

PEACE, I HAVE IN MY HEART

PEACE, I HAVE IN MY HEART.

WHERE THE HECK WAS I? DON’T KNOW HOW I GOT HERE, BUT GOD KNOWS. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER BEEN UP AND DOWN SO SO MANY TIMES EVEN WRITIN HAS A WAY TO STEERING ME ONTO THE ROLLERCOASTER AGAIN.
WHAT IS ETERNAL LIFE AND SOON IT WILL BE HERE? JESUS CONTROLS MY LIFE ALWAYS AND ESPECIALLY WHEN I LISTEN TO HIS SOFT STILL VOICE. TO SEEK HIM, NO I’VE FOUND HIM AS EACH DAY HE GIVES ME AND THE MIRACLES AROUND ME EXPOUNDING TO A POINT MY SPIRIT COLLIDES CONSTANT WITHE THE HOLY SPIRIT.
TO WITNESS THE BEAUTY IN GOD’S WORLD EVERY MOMENT. TO STEAL ONE MORE BREATH OF HIS OXYGEN. OH, I AM SO UNWORTHY OF HIS GRACE AND MERCY YET TO BE TOUCHED BY GOD AS HE HAS TOUCHED MY LIFE HAS BEEN A SPIRIT RAISING ENRICHMENT OF MY LIFE.
LOOK AROUND US. BEYOND THE TECHNOLOGIES TO THE WONDER OF ALL THIS CREATION. AMAZING LOVE. THAT IS ALL I CAN SAY. BREATHE. LIFE SAVING OXYGEN INTO OUR LUNGS. LOOK AROUND US THROUGH OUR EYES. THE INTRICATE BEAUTY OF OUR BODIES AND HOW THEY ARE PUT TOGETHER. MAN CANNOT DUPLICATE THE HUMAN BODY OT5HER THAN BREEDING WITH ONE ANOTHER. THE BRAIN AND HEART TO THE FUNCTIONALITIES OF ALL OUR BODY PARTS COMBINED IS SO MIRACULOUS THERE HAS TO BE A SUPERNATURAL GOD IN OUR MIDST.
ALL THESE THOUGHTS OF GOD’S MIRACLE OF LIFE AS HE CONTINUES TO GIVE TO ME ETERNAL FLAMES INSIDE MY SOUL. HE IS SO AMAZIN.

LOVE ME.
HOLD ME GENTLY
I CLOSE THESE EYES I CAN SEE YOU
BY MY SIDE OH BABY

LIFE HAS GIVEN ME
REALITY OF HOLDING YOU
THE TIMES I WAS SO BLUE
CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER HOW

I LIVED A LIFE WITHOUT YOU
WON’T STOP LOVING YOU
EACH DAY TO BECOME CLOSER TO YOU
WANTING YOU TO TAKE THIS HEART

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MY ALL
NO ONE HAS EVER TRIED TO LEARN
THE LOVE I GIVE FROM THE START
WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU

THIS DAY FORWARD
I MAKE THIS PLEDGE
MY LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU
THIS LOVE GIVEN TRUE…

by General Hope 14′2013-01-20 18.06.27

A PROMISING WAY

PICTURE THIS IF YOU CAN IMAGINE

JUSTG WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN

IF SUDDENLY YOU CHANGED YOUR WAY

THE DARKNESS TURNING INTO A BEAUTIFUL DAY

 

EVERYTIME YOU START A GOING

YOUR MIND  BLOCKS AND IS IN THE WAY.

STOPPING WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BECOME

A NEW AND PROMISING WAY

 

DON’T LET THE FEELINGS SLIP AWAY OFF TRACK

YOU KNOW THE FEELING  JUST LET IT BACK

THE STRANGENESS YOU FEEL OF DOING RIGHT

WILL CHANGE TO ROUTINE WITH A STRUGGLING MIGHT.

 

THE POWER IN YOUR HAND IS CONTROLLED THRU THE MIND

WITH THE HEART AS A GUIDE TO BEING KING

MEEKNESS WILL INHERIT JUST LET IT BE

IMAGINING THE DAY OF SOON BEING FREE.

 

by General B. T. Hope 14′Image

IS THIS RAINBOW REAL?

 

 

THE NEWNESS IS FILLING MY HEART

AND SOUL SINCE i’VE MET YOU

THIS TIME I REACHED OUT AND

GAVE YOU ALL I’VE GOT, DON’T GO

THIS ROSE ON THE VINE ITS

BEAUTY ASTOUNDS 

THE FRAGRANCE OF IT COMPARES

TO NOTHING BUT MY LOVE FOR YOU

I’VE WAITED IN THIS DARKENED ROOM

SO LONG I’VE GIVEN UP IT SEEMS

THEN QUIETLY WITHOUT CAUSE

YOU APPEAR AN ANGELIC MOMENT FOR SURE

OPENING TO THIS LIGHT AND GLOW

TOUCHING ME EMBRACING COMING SHOW

EXPECTATIONS WAITING WANTING

YOU TO HOLD ME PROMISING NEVER LETTING GO

CAN THIS WORLD GIVE TO US

LOVE ENDURING ETERNAL AND PURE

 IS THIS RAINBOW REAL?

WILL IT TOUCH ALL THE PEOPLE

AS YOU HAVE TOUCHED MY SOUL

SOON WE CAN BE AS ONE

HOLD ON HELP ME THROUGH

THEN RELAX FEEL ME IN THIS EMBRACE

CLOSE YOUR EYES NEVER LEAVE

OUR HOME SWEET  AGAIN…

 

by General B.T. Hope ’14

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MANSION ON THAT HILL

ImageTIME. ENDLESS IT SEEMS

THE CYCLE OF LIFE WE LIVE

TOO, SEEMS ETERNAL FOLLOW RULES

TO HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH ANOTHER

FEED THEM, THE HUNGER TOO, NEVER ENDS

 

TO GIVE, NOT WORRY EACH OTHER, BUT GIVE

HOLD OUT YOUR HAND TO ANOTHER

CAN’T YOU SEE IT IN OUR EYES

WE DON’T WANT TO DIE.

 

THE MANSION ON THAT HILL

ISN’T THERE ROOM, LET US IN PLEASE!

THE COLD NIGHT AIR NOT ONLY CHILLS

IT WRAPS AROUND YOU SNAPPING, KILLS

QUIET, PLEASE WE WANT REST ETERNAL.

 

NO TIME TO DIE NOW

SEE THE PASSION IN MY WORDS

COMES FROM THE SOUL. BEEN THERE , TOO.

THE AIR WRETCHED BY BURIED SOULS

THE ONES BEFORE US DIDN’T KNOW

 

OPEN YOUR HEART GIVE YOUR LOVE

BEFORE YOU GO, DIDN’T YOU KNOW?

HASN’T BEEN DONE BEFORE

ISN’T IT TIME ENDLESS IT IS

 

LOVE COME HERE TO STAY

PLEASE NEVER GO

HOPE, PRAY PLEASE.

LOVE!

TODAY!!!

OPEN YOUR HEART, GIVE YOUR LOVE

BEFORE YOU LEAVE, DIDN’T YOU KNOW

OPEN YOUR HEART GIVE YOUR LOVE..

.

By General B.T. Hope 14′

IN ITS ROOTS

TREE NO LONGER HOLDS ITS LEAVES
LIFELESS SKELETON ON THE PRAIRIE
WIND BLOWS FROM COLD MOUNTAIN
THRU VALLEYS BELOW

RIVERS,STREAMS ICED SOLID
AS SNOWY TUNDRA ENVELOPS
ALL AROUND.
WARMER DAYS MY TREE
HELD SO VERY MUCH

LIFE COULD SEE
YET,SEEMING LESS NOW
OF LIFE.
VOID,GONE NOW THE GREEN, PATCH
LEAVES

THIS SEASON,OF CHANGE
TODAY. IT WILL BE STILL
QUIET IN THE FIELDS
OF GREEN.

TO RETURN LARGER, ROBUST
VIGORNESS AND STRENGTH
IN ITS ROOTS.
WITH GOD IN MY SOUL.

by General B.T.Hope 2014′

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what are you thankful for ?

AS THE YEAR COMES TO AN END VERY SOON I REFLECT ON THIS PAST YEAR AND THINK OF ALL THE THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR. TO SEE ANOTHER SUNRISE AND TO EAT A BOLGNA SANDWICH AGAIN. TO HAVE IN MY POCKET MORE THAN MY HANDS. OH GOODNESS THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.
ENTERING MY MIDDLE AGE (WHEN EXACTLY DOES MIDDLE AGE START?)I RECKON WHEN ALL MY TEEETH ARE PARKED IN A CUP AT NIGHT AND I ACTUALLY START ENJOYING SHREDDED MINI WHEAT AND OATMEAL.
ALTHOUGH I STILL CAN STAND TO PEE I DON’T CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE TREES ANYMORE. AND THE POLICE DONT EVEN HAVE A CHANCE WITH ME AS I DO GO THE SPEEDF LIMIT AND MOST OF THE TIME HOME BEFORE THEY ROLL UP THE SIDEWALKS IN TOWN.
OH THOSE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. SOME OF THEM SO DARING AND SILLY i DON’T THINK I SHOULD EVEN REPEAT THEM TODAY. sUCH AS THE TIME MY COUSINS AND i WERE CAUGHT THROWING OVERIPE PLUMS AT THE SPEEDINGCARS IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE,W DIDNT EVEN THINK THEY WOULD TURN AROUND AND STOP AND TELL OUR PARENTS. OR THE TIME I WAS SO DANG ENEBRIATED(DRUNK) WALKING DOWN THE ROAD WAS A BIG CHORE. I WAS A ZIGGIN AND A ZAGGING ALL OVER THE PLACE UNTIL I DECIDED TO JUST GO WITH THE DANG ZIGS AND ZAGS, AND SOON I WAS A THROWING UP GOODNESS KNOWS HOW I MADE IT ALIVE TO EVEN WRITE THIS MEMORY. DID YOU EVER PARTICIPATE IN A WHIFFLE BALL TOUNAMENT WITH JUST ONE OTHER PERSON. WE PLAYED AND PLAYED AND PLAYED THAT WHIFFLE BALLL TILL IT WAS EVEN DARK OUTIDE AND FIGURED OUT HOW TO LIGHT DOUG MASSEYS BACK YARD AND WE KEPT A PLAYIN. I THINK THE FINAL SCORE WAS 479-332. I WON. HAHAHA.
THEY SAY ASX YOU GET OLDER YOU GET BOLDER. YEAH I THINK I WAS WRONG THOUGH HAVING A GIRLFRIEND ON EACH CORNER OF THAT SCHOOL HOUSE WHEN I WAS ONLY REALLY INTERESTED IN THE SKINNY REDHAIRED ONE WITH LOTS OF MONEY. OH DID THE SPARKS A FLY WHEN THEY ALL COMPARED NOTES IT TOOK ME NEARLY TWO HOURS TELLING MY REDHEADDED GITRL THEM OTHER GIRLS WAS A TELLING BIG LIES.
WHEN YOU GET STONED IN THE NEW MILINEUM IT JUST AINT THE SAME AS THE REAL DAYS OF SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK N ROLL. IT WAS A SIGHT TO BE SEEN. EVERYDAY AT THE MORNING BUSSTOP WE WOULD SMOKE A JOINT OR TTHREE SO WE WOULD BE A BUZING FOR THE FIRST HOUR BELL. I DONT MEMEBER MUCH OF ALGEBRA BUT I CARRIED ON IN THEM CLASSES LIKE I WAS A SOBER AS THE TEACHER.
THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE TODAY. CANDY BARS THEN WERE A TEN CENT PARDON OF THE CHANGE IN YOUR POCKET AND ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE ONE THSAT I DONT THINK THEY EVEN SELL TODAY WAS THE MARATHON BAR. IT WAS A FOOT LONG OR BETTER TWISTED CONGLOBTION OF CARAMEL AND DIPPED IN MILK CHOCOLATE. OH MMMM IT WAS DELICIOUSA!!!
AND THEM SMOKES. OH THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE ASSSOCIATED WITH SMOKING. IT AONLY COST 40 CENTS A PACK AND I LEARNED EARLY ON YOU COULD WRITE A NOTE AND SIGN YOU MOTHERS NAME THAT SHE NEEDED THEM SMOKES SO THEY ILLEGALLY SOLD THEM TO ME AND BY THE TIME i WAS 14 I WAS A MARLBORO KID. IF THERE WAS SUCH A THANG I WAS THE KID. THINKING BACK THE SHAMPOO OF THEM DAYS WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN ALL THESE SOLECTIONS OF TODAY. BUT MY FAVORITE ONE WAS HERBAL ESSENCE. I JUST LIKED IT. DONT TELL MY BIG BROTHER THAT THAT WAS THE SECRET TO MY LONGIVITY OF A KEEPING MY HAIR CAUSE HE”LL START IN BOUT ME AND MY FALSE TEETH…
DO NOT EVER HAVE YOUR PARENTS A PICKING YOU UP FROM THE POLICE STATION AND ON YOUR WAY OUT TO THE CAR WAVE AND TELL THE POLICEMAN THAT YOU’LL SEE EM LATER. WHEW, I THOUGHT ROCK AND ROLL WAS A LOUD IN THEM DAYS… MY FATHER AFTER PULLING AWAY FROM THAT THERE POLICE INCIDENT FOR THE WHOLE RIDE HOME HE TOLD ME ID A BETTER NOT SEE THEM POLICEMEN AGAIN! THANK GOODNESS IM ALIVE TO TELL THESE HERE STORIES.

BY gENERAL hOPE 13′

LEAD ME TO THE KINGDOM’S THRONE

3100658861_ed87756bd0_b>I GO OUT IN THE WORLD EACH DAY
SEEKING TO FIND A BETTER WAY
NOW, FINALLY NOW I FIND IT.
HOW, YESTERDAY I WENT IN AN ENDLESS SEARCH
LIKE A MAZE WITHOUT A DOOR!
YET NOW HAVE SOMEHOW EVENED THE SCORE.

YOU WERE THERE GUIDING MY WAY
YET UNTIL I TOOK YOUR LEAD
NEVER FOUND WHAT I WAS SEARCHING FOR.
HOW AT A TENDER AGE WE ARE TAUGHT
TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND GIVE KINDNESS

YET SOMEWHERE DOWN THAT PATH
BITTERNESS AND HATE WE ARE SHOWN
TO BE SO UNKIND,
WHAT IS OUR REWARD?
USUALLY WE HAVE AROUND THIS UGLY
AND HATRED IN OUR HEARTS IS GREY

WHEN YOU MY LORD CAME THRU MY DOOR
THE WRONG CEASED YES, FOREVERMORE
I KNOW YOU HEARD MY KNOCK
YOU OPENED AND I ENTERED THRU
TO A GRAND PALACE, GOLDEN THRU N THRU

LEAD ME TO THE KINGDOM’S THRONE
TO SIT BY THE SIDE OF YOU
MY LORD JESUS HOW DO I EVER THANK YOU!!!

By General Hope13′

WHITE LIGHT

CLEAN, CRISP, FRESH WHILE LINEN
WHTE, TRUE ESSENCE OF INNOCENNCE
THE ANGELIC PURITY OF WHITE
TWO WHITE DOVES IN FLIGHT.

BRIGHT, WHITE LIGHT
ILLUMINATES THE WAY
CASTLES IN THE WHITE SANDY BEACH
GENTLE , WHITE CLOUDS
MAKE WAY IN A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

AWAKEN TO THE BLANKET
OF WHITE ACROSS THE PRAIRIE
PURE, SNOWY WHITE
THE SLED SLIPPING DOWN
WINTRY SNOW ON A HILLSIDE

LATE NIGHT, STAR SKIES
OCEANS ILLUMINATED WHITE MOONLIGHT
NAVIGATOR OF SHIPS GONE BY
SMOOTH SAILING MOONSHINE
WHITE SHINING GLOW TONIGHT
ITS COLOR WHITES SAYS IT ALL
THE HALLS IN THIS HOSPITAL
TAKEN ANOTHER N ANOTHER
WHITE SOUL SHINING IN ITS TOLL
LIFE AS IN DEATH
TAKEN MOMENT TO MOMENT
WHITE, SEE THE LIGHT
TUNNEL ITS COMING GRAB HOLD
GOODBYE LOVED ONE
IN THIS WHITE LIGHT SHONE…

by Genera Hope 13`