“No Tears Passed This Gate”: kat’s poem

No Tears Passed This Gate
By: Katherine Bagocki
(Inspired by: Precious Moments)

There once was a boy names Johnny
Johnny was always sad
He always had a tear in his eye
This boy was never glad
Johnny had always been like this
Since that day
That one horrible day
When his little sister passed away.
But…

Chorus:
There’s no tears passed this gate
This gate that leads to heaven
There’s no tears passed this gate
Because His love He’s given
Everythings going to be ok
You will live eternally
There’s no tears
Passed this gate.

Sara was very happy
In this place that she was
She had everything she wanted
She had His love
She looked down at Johnny
Into his pleading eyes
So the Lord sent her down
In a disguise
To say…

Chorus again

Bridge
She looked up at Johnny
He looked down at his shoes
She reached out and took his hand
and said
“There’s nothing to lose.”
Because…

Chorus

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LSOF: Similar story, Different people

As you read in last ” faith story” post, in highschool I was considered an outcast, but I think I tried my hardest to be.

I refused to be like everyonelse, I had my friends but I was never apart of the ” clique”; I had my own sense of style, and don’t believe I actually had anything name brand until my senior year.

I want to share with you about my friend Kat.
We had a two hour conversation yesterday about the highschool years. It is funny, because we’ve known each other since years after, but yesterday was a day we spoke of highschool.

We were both in Drama Club, and had the same aquaintences. She also was in my favorite teacher’s class, Kristen Worthington’s Creative Writing.

Kat has always been a girl who didn’t care to fit in, and she has had plenty of friends come and go, as I have.

But it wasn’t until yesterday, that I realized how alike we really were, and are. We each had similar horrible highschool experiences, but in different perspective.

Kat was the singer, and the songwriter. She used to sing through hallways, and during lunch sometimes. I was the writer, and actress. I would start a paragraph, and sometimes hand it to her to add to it.

After everything went down that year, both of us seemed to have left our most treasured talents sitting next to the gate to the highschool.

Yesterday, and 10 yrs later, Kat shares a song she wrote with me. She doesn’t know it, but it almost made me cry.
I could feel the pain that went through her heart when she first began to sing. But I couldn’t help but smile, as she pushed through and sang her heart out.

Even though it was just in front of me, I think she conquered something yesterday. She took back her talent. It was as if it heard her call out, and journeyed from the gate of the highschool, to the gate of heaven, and back into her hands.

She has given me permission to share the song with you as soon as she writes it out.

The one thing I have learned over the years, especially after highschool.
If you let people break you down, and make you lose passion for things…it will happen.

I’m not the writer that I used to be in highschool, and perhaps early college. Though the writing wasn’t always the most positive…they were written from the deepest part of me.
They were writing that my friend Kit would have wallpapered a room with.

They were real.

My writing is now more faith-based, and logical.
I am 28yrs old, so perhaps it should be.
I love God with all my heart, but sometimes I feel as though I share my the word, but not of heart. I’m more cautious of what I write, and who it is influencing.

God knew me from the beginning, He gave me the gift, I sometimes wonder if…I haven’t given my all, maybe focusing on the inspirational is fine, but life isnt’ always fine, life is real, it has its hurts and hangups.

I will tell you the inspiration for me to write any of this story, came down from some questions I was asked by another blog friend, Cady Mcclain.

I won’t share them here on this post, but I want you to know they were very profound, and made me take root into my soul, and see what was really there.

We are all on a journey…mine continues next post.

One of my favorite songs…

I’m Sensitive
By: Jewel

I was thinking that I might fly today
Just to disprove all the things that you say
It doesn’t take a talent to be mean
Your words can crush things are unseen
So, please be careful with me
I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.

You always tell me that it’s impossible
To be respected and be a girl
Why’s it got to be so complicated
Why you got to tell me if I’m hated?
Please be careful with me
I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way

I was thinking that it might do some good
If we robbed the cynics and took all their food
That way what they believe would have taken place
And we’ll give it to everybody who had some faith
Oh please be careful with me
I’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way

I have this theory that if we’re told we’re bad
Then that’s the only idea we’ll ever have
Maybe if we are surrounded in beauty
Someday we will become what we see
Cuz anyone can start a conflict
It’s harded yet to disregard it
I’d rather see the world from another angle
We are everyday angels
Be careful with me cuz I’d like to stay that way

LSOF: Song of Praise

I am sitting here listening to my audiobook, ” Stepping Up” by Beth Moore.
It is by far one of my most favorite studies, because it is about the cry of my own heart,
Praise to our God!

” We can can think a song is beautiful and memorize its words, and be completely unaffected.”

1 Cor 14:15
” I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.”

I think of a dear blogworld siesta, Jackie from ” All things are possible”.

She just stays on my heart as one of those people who LIVE in the ” song of praise”, because really what a song of praise is; is a PSALM of Praise!
She knows the realness of the song, ” Mighty to Save”, because she lives knowing that in her daily struggles, that He is mightier than the stronghold.
Jackie is an encouragement to me, and her heart is gold; I am SO excited to see where God will take her in her life.
I remember when the youth at church would sing this song, and the cell phones would be straight in the air, at the part,
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing, for the glory of the risen king, Jesus
Jesus Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing for the glory of the risen king, Jesus


Even then, I thought of this girl through the hearts of the young ones around me,
because to KNOW ” He is Mighty to Save…” means to KNOW that we are His children.
The more humble we become to REMEMBER who He is, is the more powerful HE will be
in our lives!

I love music so much, but its so much more to hear the words, and UNDERSTAND where they come from, that they resignated in the heart of someone.

Nichole Nordeman:

” So I put aside the mascarade and admit that I’m not okay,
which may not be the thing to say, but I’m not afraid to say
I need you more each day.”( Even then)

FFH:

” Your love is life to me, my truest longing,
my deepest need, without it one moment
I don’t know where’d I be, because your love is
life to me.”( Your love is life to me)

Avalon:
” I couldn’t face my life tomorrow, without your hope in my heart I know, I can’t
live a day without you, Lord there’s no night and there’s no morning, without your loving arms
to hold me, your the heart beat of all I do…”( Can’t Live a Day)

Meredith Andrews:
“You’re not alone, For I am here,
Let me wipe away your every fear,
My love I’ve never left your side,
I have seen you through the darkest night,
And I’m the one who’s loved you all your life,
All of your life..”( You’re not alone)

I put the title of the song at the end on purpose, because I wanted it to be possible to just read the heartfelt words; the PSALMS from someone’s heart. These are songs that are quite popular, but reading them now word for word…the songs take on a whole different life. LET THEM.

” Better Is One Day” by: Passion- is one of my most favorite songs, because everything and anything I ever encounter in this life, I want to know that there is always a better place, that when I am in HIS presence everythingelse can fade away. And that He will protect me even in the toughest of circumstances.


I’ll leave you with the song.
Which by the way, you can find in PSALM 84:)

Psalm 84
For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. [a]
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!

2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Selah

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.

6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools. [b]

7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

8 Hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, O God of Jacob.
Selah

9 Look upon our shield, [c] O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

12 O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.

I want to encourage you to next time you are listening to something that sounds beautiful, LISTEN to the words, and see how beautiful it really is…

Be Blessed:) and go visit Jackie’s site:) She a doll!

angie