You are Bringing Us Home

Bringing Us Home

This life is temporary

Our life on earth

Like dust scattered in the wind

We are starting to see the truth

And through the fear

You are bringing us home

And though disease and age can ravage our bodies

Neither can strip us of our soul

For God is leading us down the path

He is bringing us home

A home where humanity reigns with

Steadfast resolve

To love the lost and the weak

To sacrifice to love to share

To seek the vulnerable

humble and the meek

You are bringing us all home

A home where our heart is

Back to you

A return to love

The place that is really our home

Not this temporary world we live in

Where we worry, and are full of fear

Bringing us full circle

To the love we once knew bringing us home

Bringing us back to love

Bringing us back to what is true

Bringing us home to you

They say Home is where your heart is

A place we sometimes ache to find

Let us return to love

Full circle

You are bringing us home

Catching Fireflies

When I was just a little girl

And the summer nights seemed so wild

I ventured into the darkness

And I felt so fearless next to a fire

I was mesmerized

Hypnotized

I was catching fireflies

I held my glass jar and saw

My reflections from the fire

I never understood my simple desires

They painted pictures so vivid

And the light from the fire in the dark was like a ribbon

I was simply mesmerized and hypnotized

I was catching fireflies

And they glittered and sparkled

Little lights against the night

My fireflies I had collected

My heart filled with delight

I danced in the woods

Twirling round and round

I was simply mesmerized

Hypnotized

I was catching fireflies

When I awoke the next morning

In the light of day

Their fires had all gone out

And I was to blame

For the extinguishing of their flames

I didn’t understand

For they were still held captive in my jar

No lights, no flight they had all gone dark

No longer any spark

No longer mesmerized

I had to release my fireflies

I let go of my fireflies

It’s with the innocence of a child

That we sometimes become wild

And allow the simple longings of our heart

We get caught up in the lights

And the dizzying heights

Of all we thought we needed in our lives

But sometimes in the chasing after

We are simply mesmerized

And hypnotized

And we begin to realize

We were simply catching fireflies

Lisa Benjamin Muench

June 2019

Songwriter

Songwriter

I’m just a songwriter

I can paint a picture with my words

I sculpt a melody so the story can be heard

And for just a moment I can take you back in time

And create a snapshot

Within the corners of your mind

But I’m just a songwriter

My medium is thin air

And some words that I will share

I’ll spin them into gold

And before you know it

You feel them deep within your soul

And I can bring tears to your eyes

Before you even realize

That you’re living in a memory

And feeling every emotion

That you once did

But you were just a kid…

And I’m a songwriter

I paint a picture with my words

And before you know it

Your heart is running towards

That old melody

It sounds just like a symphony

The loudest sound inside your head

Your soul just wants to be fed

And those sweet memories

Keep on coming back to seize

Your heart and your soul

And you just wanna go

Back in time to realize

The pain is still fresh paint

It won’t dry and you can’t wait

To feel so deep again

So alive

You want to revive

You need it to survive

So take the pen, Songwriter

Go deep within, Songwriter

I will let you in, Songwriter

You can restore my soul

And I just want to know,

Songwriter

Just how it is you

Truly know

My soul,

Songwriter

Lisa Benjamin Muench

May 2019

Vagabond Heart Adrift at Sea

I stand on the balcony on a ship at sea

I sang Vagabond Heart only knowing what it meant to me

There were whitecaps passing by

But much to my surprise

I was at peace

I saw those waves rushing by

Created by the movement

Of the things I feel inside

And I am moving

I’m not losing

This sense of me

It is who I will always

And-forever be

And I’m singing Vagabond Heart

On this ship that’s heading for a shore

Always longing for something more

And the ocean keeps turning and churning

And I keep feeling her yearning

For a heart so simple and pure

Just like my Vagabond Heart

I wish you knew this Vagabond Heart

She keeps beating breathing and simply being

She can’t help but be

a Vagabond Heart

Grassy Strange

April 2019

Yesterday’s Mirror

Yesterday’s Mirror

As I look in the rearview mirror

I see those roads I traveled down

Funny how they don’t seem

Familiar now

Wish I could say they weren’t so dusty

But the corners of my mind

Have become rusty

And in yesterday’s mirror

I see some good memories

But it’s hard to love the ones

That you didn’t share with me

As I look in the rearview mirror

I see so many things I missed

I guess I was looking down

Because I had to shift

Those backroads in my mind

Some were bumpy Some so rough

And I guess over time

My heart became a little rough

And in yesterday’s mirror

I see I passed by a thing or two

I wish the backroads I traveled

You had gone down too

And it seemed so easy

To look in yesterday’s mirror

But now every time I do it

I always feel a tear

And I can’t look back

No, you can’t look back

In yesterday’s mirror

There are things I wouldn’t change

And some things I wish I could

But looking into yesterday’s mirror

Is something that I should

No longer do

Because I start to miss you

Because you can’t look back

You should never look back

Because sometimes things aren’t clear

When you look in yesterday’s mirror

March 26, 2019

Lisa Benjamin Muench

A.k.a Grassy Strange

My Tumbleweed

My Tumbleweed

I sent out a tumbleweed

That was tangled deep in my heart

It blew across the prairie

Wild from the start

The wind it howled and carried it far

From the depths of my desert soul

I don’t know how it grew so large

For it was formed within a deep dark hole

The aching and the longing

Of my lonely tortured mind

My tumbleweed scours the prairie

For the someone I long to find

To quench my thirst for love and laughter

For the happily ever after

To which only seems elusive

so exclusive… not meant for tumbleweeds

Aimless wandering tumbleweeds.

Calling out for you, no answer

no place to land

brushing only sand

Constantly roaming

And I wonder

Never knowing

Will he ever see

My tumbleweed

For those who see the beauty in a tumbleweed

Lisa Benjamin Muench – (Grassy Strange)

Restless Heart

Restless Heart

Here we go again

You can’t be still

Blowing in the wind

What are you searching for

Restless Heart?

Are you looking for a love

That only a fire can start?

Are you living in a dream

Where imagination runs wild

Where you are free to beat

And run like a barefoot child?

Restless Heart

Are you looking for a touch

Of another restless Heart

That could love just as much?

Restless Heart

You can’t stop beating

If you keep holding back

You’ll soon be repeating

The same mistakes of yesterday

Let go of yesterday

And say what you need to say

Restless Heart

Lisa Benjamin Muench – (Grassy Strange)

My Vagabond Heart

My Vagabond heart

Will just roam

Always wonder

Where is home

The compass of my heart

Keeps pointing west

I cat help but wonder

If it’s all a test

Just a test of Faith

And one of pure will

To stop these raging waters

Make the river be still

Oh Vagabond heart

That’s just what you are

Always to wonder

And fix your eyes on a star

Never will you settle

Or let me just rest

Why can’t you figure it out,

what you want,

what’s best

You are so restless

But full of love and light

Why do we have to wrestle

And continue with this fight

I guess you’re as settled,

as you’ll ever really be

Oh Vagabond heart

I hope someday you see

It’s ok to just to be

2014

Lisa Benjamin Muench

Thank you, Jesus

You held my hand when I was two

And cradled me in your arms

I wore the white dress you made for me

The day that I was born

I was perfect in your sight

Free from the stain of this world

You smiled at me lovingly

As you watched me twirl

I was a child full of delight

Dancing with joy in my heart

And you held my hand

As I began

My life from the start

You turned me round and round

In that white gown

You were so proud and pleased with my smile

And you had to let go

And watch me grow

And leave you for awhile

And time went by in the blink of an eye

Though you watched in agony

Your child of joy

Was affected by so much tragedy

Her father was lost

And she was set adrift

In an ocean, an abyss

But all you could do

Was watch what ensued

The choices she would choose

And all she would lose

But watch her from afar you did

Yet you never left her side

Though She left you in the background

She could never really hide

The calling of her heart

To find her way back to you

The sweet and simple part

That connected her heart to you

And once she lost her compass

You understood the cost

The incredible pain and loss

This child of yours could feel

The longing in her heart

For her father

And the pain that would seer

Her into the end of an age

Of fear inadequacy and rage

she was not strong enough on her own

To take all the shame and the blame

And you were always standing in the wings

To take away the pain

For you did it for all of humanity

For all but still for one… little one in the white dress

Thank you, Jesus