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  1.     

When I Became a Man

When I became a man
I put away childish things
But before I became a man
I didn’t always fit the shoes of a King
I was a child trying to find his way
The toys I played with kept my eyes occupied
And left my eyes in a lustful boyish frenzy
My playmates had long legs, short skirts and soft skin
They cared enough to lie down and wallow with me often
Jezebel turned out to be my very best friend
I’d look in her eyes before ever seeing the sunrise
Every time I paid her a visit and slept in

Before I became a man
I saw how God made Adam from dust
So likewise I tried to make love out of lust
I didn’t know any better
I was taught by example
“Let your mouth spit game, but never let your heart say much, ”
I treated his daughters like beauty pageant contestants
There would be zero return on their investments
Proverbs 31 was never a criterion for my selection
Keep in mind this was before I became a man

Before I became a man
I would unlock my curse and throw away the key
I allowed anger to set up a construction company inside
Bitterness never rested
It left no time wasted
Whether Father loved me or not
All I could regurgitate was hatred
I became allergic to showing any form of compassion

Before I became a man
I was much shorter
Not just in height but in spiritual insight
Because I never had a picture
Nor did Pixar ever have a film
Showing me what God’s man really looked like

But when I became man
Oh, When I became a man
I learned how to love Father God right back
Even though I’m good at falling short of the glory
I reflect on my story
Through my praise I’ll self publish a testimony

When I became a man
I learned how to cry
Because I’m not ashamed of my tears
Since I became a man
I’m not longer afraid of the dark
I’ll wrap my hands around James 5: 16
Confess, Pray, and Heal my Heart

I have discovered something
That there are medicinal qualities
Right down the corridor of introspection
When I became a man
I learned how to love her
My Esther, My Ruth
I learned how to honor her like she was Jesus’ mother
Because one day she’ll be pregnant
With the seed that will transport my legacy
So that my God and my name will both have longevity
Even after they bury me

I could not love her before
Because I was not able
My insecurities and my perfectionism had me
Looking in on the next best player
That was checking in at the scorer’s table
How could I possibly be her covering?
When I was an umbrella with holes in it
But I learned to love her like I ought to
Because I want Him to be my Father and my Father-in-law
Since that’s his daughter

When I became a man
I learned to love my brother
I’ll share my heart, my hug and my hallelujah
Because a hug and a hallelujah without my heart
Leaves room for his spirit to respond with “I never knew you”
I became a man so that when he became a man
He would know a man
Who picked up the gospel and put the toys away

When I became a man
 
Caleb Jones
   
 

   
   
 

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Plenty of Fish in the Sea

All you people say that there is plenty of fish in the sea
But I'm in search of a good Christian lady
Not some dumb girl with no morals or values
Someone wanting to be close to God
Being spiritually led by yours truly

You all couldn't be more wrong about everything
All the assumptions you've made
The conclusions of things you say
In fact, you're all just pushing me away

I thought we all were supposed to be Christian people
Avid readers of the Bible
In 19 years I've never seen it from you
And I'm supposed to be like you?

Why can't I be who I wanna be?
Without you all failing to believe in me
Asking how can he? Why is he?

All you people say that there is plenty of fish in the sea
But I'm in search of a good Christian lady
Not some dumb girl with no morals or values
Someone wanting to be close to God
Being spiritually led by yours truly

I'm becoming what I am
Whether you fail to agree that isn't up to me
But it's kinda sad to see, that the one's that are supposed to be closest to me
Will never probably see what I see

All you people say that there is plenty of fish in the sea
But I'm in search of a good Christian lady
Not some dumb girl with no morals or values
Someone wanting to be close to God
Being spiritually led by yours truly

Apparently there's plenty of fish in the sea
But one's I'm looking for are simply... a rarity
A Christian lady is hard to find
Like a needle in a haystack, it will take time
I feel foreign, like no one will understand my ideas on life as I see it

Trust me, I'm hearing what you all say
You're my family and friends and I love you all believe me
But it seems that on this we will never agree
I've yet to find a all these 'fish in the sea'
Take a look around you, you know what I see?
Despair, Injustice, Sin, Unfaithfulness, Greed, Self Destruction, Darkness, and very little light...
I don't like this sea, I'm swimming away
Searching for MY Christian lady

But I've had a revelation
I've got something on my mind
But I will not state in here
No, not this time
If you want to know, I will be willing to share
But you all gotta talk to me
Don't be mad with what you have read
I hope you will see it as I see
You'll agree if you really love me
 
Caleb Jones
   
 

   
   
 

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A Soldier- Dedicated to Nicholas Shelton

There is discipline in A Soldier you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian's mind.
If you are civilian - I am saying this to you..... next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier - I am saying this to you.....
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER Thank God for what YOU do!

I thought about you Mr. Shelton, I figured this is the least I could do to thank you my friend.
 
Caleb Jones
   
 

   
   
 

  4.     

Life

Life is everywhere
It is in you now and forever it shall stay
Life is the wind blowing sideways
Life is the winter and the summer
I am Life
You are Life
We are Life
I love Life and Life loves me
Life and I play beneath the midnight sun
Life and I play beneath the morning moon
Life brings me soup when I am ill
Life kisses me good night and greets me with a smile
Life is sad and it is lonely
Life can be evil and Life can be blunt
Life is a true friend and never shall lie
I am Life
You are Life
We are Life
 
Caleb Jones
   
 
 

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