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Always Somthing Better

by

Janet Herrera

Are you always reaching for something better?
Your life is a bore and you want something more.
Maybe you think you would be happier
with a new car, a new wife, a new house,or a new life.
It should be enough to have what you need
and not just what you want, or maybe it is greed.
Will life pass you by if you don't reach for it all.
Well don't be surprized if you never really find
because what you looking for is not out there anywhere.
Its not a place,person,or thing
and its been with you all the time.
Being happy with what you have,
its a state of mind.


Paint Me In Words

by

Janet Herrera


put down your brush
and pick up your pen
take one good look
and paint me again
not on canvas with colors
or in oils and enamal
just close your eyes
and think of what you see
now pick up your pen
and in your own words
paint me



Blown Away

by

Janet Herrera



You are the wind
I am the breeze
you have the strenght
and I have the ease
our combination is a gentle force
in lifes unknown course
you have the strong emotions
I have patients and devotion
without you I'm meaningless
without me you have no direction
together we are meant to be
blown away

Time To Myself

by

Janet Herrera

These days life seems to crowd me.
leaving me very little time alone.
the voices that surround me
are always singing a sweet song
so instead of being rude
and walking away,
I stay and just sing along.
before I know it
these tunes of conversation fill my day
and the sweet silent sound of solitude
that I long for is far away

And The Devuil Poured In

by

Janet Herrera

And the devil poured in.
I saw the liquid dripping from his chin.
he was weakened by the evil flowwing in,
a feeling came over him warming his soul,
what he didn't know that his soul was letting go,
to a new power that was taking control.
the good he may have once had
was now gone and replaced with only bad.
it calls him from a place he cannot hide,
it makes a connection deep inside.
and confuses him into believing
its his only real friend.
telling him he must be willing
to cheat, steal, or lie,
to keep this never dyeing friendship alive
now he thinks he can't live without it
even though it is, what's killing him,
one drink at a time.

Letting Go

by

Janet Herrera

I still remember you everyday.
I wonder what you might be thinking
or what you would say.
there is an emptyness that fills my life
and a fear that time holds me too tight.
nothing else has changed,
yet nothing seems the same
and nothing seems right.
they say in time I'll forget.
how do you forget someone you love?
I thought I heard your voice in the crowd.
I tried to listen but the noise was to loud.
they say in order for me to move on,
I would have to be willing
to let go of you.
but thats not something I'm ready to do.


Learning To Love

by

Janet Herrera

love is confusing
some value it more than life.
others say love can make you crazy.
there was a time in my life
I thought it is a chemical thing in your brain,
thats why people seem strange or act insane.
love is our stongest emotion.
so why is it so hard to understand?
the ultimate feeling for one another.
could someone lack the ability to love
even though they have been taught?
perhaps this is the key,
weather they choose to love or not.
that is why you can't make someone love you,
try as you will it's up to them how they feel.
and some makeup their mind
before any question can be defined.
love at first sight,prearranged or blind.
the way a mother loves a child as her own
even if the child was switched at birth.
a kind of prelove.

Once In A While

by

Janet Herrera

I think of you once in a while,
as I do I can't help but smile.
the four of us would laugh by the hour
now without you it seems a bite more sour.

every stage of life holds some change.
we come and go as the styles are rearanged.
contantly collecting memoiries along the way.

and while the days shall pass
like sand in the hour glass.
and your time runs out,
we will think of you,
once in a while.


A Sweeter Time Awaits

by

Janet Herrera

The rain is falling
and with it hard times are calling.
when times are rough, life's hard to face.
we learn to crawl to get to a better place,
and as we try to stand on our own
sometimes we fall and feel alone.
for a momment were tired and weak,
then a determination kicks in
and we are back on are feet again,
where we can look back and see
the difficulty we experinced
did'nt leave us bitter or weak
but only made us stronger
with a reminder to apperciate,
everyday, no matter how bad
a sweeter time awaits.


Blue Is Just Another Color

by

Janet Herrera

Flowers are not all that pretty
and they just die anyways
sunshine and clear skies
does'nt always make things alright
yesterdays joke made me laugh
today it does'nt seem so funny
I'm feeling this way another bad day
and its hard to believe tomorrow is any better
who cares if birds sing
nothing means anything
it's no big deal
there is nothing really wrong
and blue is just another color


A Mental Escape

by

Janet Herrera

There was a woman that I knew
who needed more than a break
so she packed her bags
and went on a mental escape
she did'nt know it was a desparate place togo
It was completely bare not a soul was there
she did alot of walking
without a need to speak quietly quit talking
she thought about how to end her mental pain
and believed that nothing would be the same
until it drove her mad and almost insane
she wanted to return
after all that she had learned
getting there was easy a walk in the park
going back is hard like being lost inthe dark
It was ten years before I saw her again
she is different now thats easy to see
because I am the one who went
but the one who came back is not me


On The Banks Of The Green River

by

Janet Herrera

I'm standing on the banks of the green river.
Watching the others as they go rushing in.
Some can't even swim. They have been warned
about getting in over their heads.
Still they don't hesitate as if they can't wait.
They just jump in and under they go.
Yet their not even wet! It's not the water.
They are drownding in debt.
This is where the money flows.
It's hard to keep up in the swift currency.
You will forever pay for a careless mistake,
the punishment is a high interest rate!
Your life you will waste
if its the dollar that you chase.
Each one of us determines the value of money
It means more to some and less to others,
and to the foolish it's everything.

Bobber

by

Janet Herrera

What's a floating on the water,
it's my favorite little bobber.
I cast it out and reel it in,
over and over again and again.
I'm hoping it will bob out of sight,
that means I've got a bite.
and if everything goes right
I'll have fish for dinner tonight.
it happily dances while I sing.
a little round ball on a string.

Untitled

by

Janet Herrera


There is something special you do.
a rare gift or talent in you.
not just another face in the crowd,
for this you should be proud.
a reward is owed to you
with the recognition that is due.
hands clap as they tip their hat,
this moment belongs to you.
congradulations are true.
will our appreciation
be enough for you?
nobody famous once said.
"to much fame and fortune
goes to your head"
placing you up on a pedestal.
from where it's hard,
not to look down on everyone else.

Nobody Famous

by

Janet Herrera

There is something special you do.
a rare gift or talent in you.
not just another face in the crowd,
for this you should be proud.
a reward is owed to you
with the recognition that is due.
hands clap as they tip their hat,
this moment belongs to you.
congradulations are true.
will our appreciation
be enough for you?
nobody famous once said.
"to much fame and fortune
goes to your head"
placing you up on a pedestal.
from where it's hard,
not to look down on everyone else.

Leave Time Alone

by

Janet Herrera


I always thought time was on my side,
now I find it can also be against you.
Time surrounds us as long as we live.

You can't take time back,
and it's only your own time
that you can really give.

I'll never forget that time
holds the greatest power
that nothing remains the same.
and that anyone's whole life
could change in the next hour.

Just so you don't get ahead of yourself,
everything is controlled by the hands of time.
It does'nt matter if your ready or not,
because it's the descison of time,
that pushs you forward or holds you back.

The only time, when time does'nt matter
is after your dead.
you can't change time.
leave time alone.

The Length Of Your Hair

by

Janet Herrera


The Length Of Your Hair
How we envy long beautiful hair
curly or straight our fingers can't wait
to comb through those long lovely locks
as it gently moves as we give it a toss
short hair is fine but if you want to compare
by far it is long hair that gets the stare
unbound and tangle free, silky,soft, and shiney
when it comes to color they don't care
what is important is the length of your hair

Janet Herrera

Copyright 2004 Janet Herrera

To Look For Love Close Your Eyes

by

Janet Herrera

To find love listen to your heart.
If you think your gonna see love
your out of your mind
Real love is'nt easy it's hard to find.

Think about what your willing to give
before you deside what want
It starts with respect and being kind,
If you think your gonna see love
your out of your mind
Real love is'nt easy it's hard to find.

Love is'nt just out there floating in the air.
It's the feelings you share that grow over time.
If you think your gonna see love
your out of your mind
Real love is'nt easy it's hard to find.

To look for love close your eyes
Thats how I found mine.

Chasing The Day Away

by

Janet Herrera

Chasing the day away.
That's what grandma would say.
Doing not much of nothing all day.

Chasing the day away.
In a hammack I will lay.
with a cool breeze I would sway.

Chasing the day away.
No work I prefer to play.
just doing what I want as I may.

Chasing the day away.
A long nap under the sun's ray.
Tomarrow's another day.

It' Always That Way

by

Janet Herrera

Roads lead in or away
It's the bad choice
that leads you astray

Taking the wrong road
will only dead end
in the wrong place.

And no matter what you belive
your good intensions
were left at the last crossroad.

Any road is the right one
as long as you are not
going for the wrong reason.

The directions never change
they stay the same
It's always that way

So I Thought

by

Janet Herrera

When it's late at night and things get quite
I take time and think about what's happening in life.
I try not to just worry about things.
I consider that to be wasted time,
like pacing back and forth in your mind.
I always wonder if there is something
that I missed that needs to be done.
Or find a way to ease the burdens of another.
Everyday things in life can be a distraction
To the important things that go unnoticed.
I say a prayer for those who might be suffering
to find peace in their lives.
I try to think of something positive
and good before I call it a night.
I thought life would be easier by now or
So I thought.

Rain On Me

by

Janet Herrera


If water can wash it away
Let it wash away the dirt from the day.
And if water can wash away all my sins
than forgive me and let me make amends
Rain on me
Rain on me

If the water from heaven is pure
And my own tears
are like the deep blue ocean.
Rain on me
Rain on me

I drink the cool water
from the mountain spring
As the rivers flow
with life they bring.
Rain on me
Rain on me

By janet Herrera
09/11/09

Rain On Me

by

Janet Herrera


If water can wash it away
Let it wash away the dirt from the day.
And if water can wash away all my sins
than forgive me and let me make amends
Rain on me
Rain on me

If the water from heaven is pure
And my own tears
are like the deep blue ocean.
Rain on me
Rain on me

I drink the cool water
from the mountain spring
As the rivers flow
with life they bring.
Rain on me
Rain on me

By janet Herrera
09/11/09

The Voice Within

by

Janet Herrera

Some may never hear
The voice that comes to us so clear,
Like your own reflextion in the mirror
Believe in yourself
The real truth is always here.

The voice within
Can only sing your song,
And always knows right from wrong.

The voice within
Is your voice of reason,
When in fear, you will always hear.
It will be LOUD and CLEAR!

The voice within
Goes hand in hand,
From beginning to end.
It has and will always be
your closet real friend.

The voice within your heart,
The voice within your soul,
Is the voice within you.

GET HAPPY

by

Janet Herrera

A question no one wants to ask.
What might it take to fill your glass?
If you are unsatisfied in your own half emptyness.
We each have to find our own way to,
GET HAPPY!

Why does it make you sad?
You can't stop the rain
It never caused the pain.
You can go above the clouds,
GET HAPPY!

Taken

by

Janet Herrera

Taken from heaven
To be born very soon,
we are taken from the womb.

You were taken into the arms
of your mother and father,
And forever taken love into thier hearts.

After you have taken a few steps on your own
Your taken by the hand
to learn what you will need to know.
And soon your childhood is taken.

Before you know it
you set out on a path in life.
It is the same path, that in one way
or another we have all taken.

We are taken through life
by a force we can't see.
By a need to succseed
and a will to survive.
Or reaching a level to better our lives.

After we have taken our last breath
and we know just where we are going,
We pray our souls are taken
back to heaven.

Where we may find
no matter how hard life seems to have been,
There are many lives to live,
And if each life is testing us along the way,
Until we are perfectly awaken,
There will always be another
that remains to be taken.

Easy To Remember And Hard To Forget

by

Janet Herrera

It's like chasing butterflies with a net.
Pieces of time we capture
turn into memories that are kept.
All the excitement in life
And every person you have ever meet..
These are the events in life
Collecting the ones in our mind
that seem to stand out over time.
All these moments we will not re-live.
We can only remember
Because everything changes over time,
And nothing remains what it was.
Without even trying our memories are organized,
From happy to sad, or good to bad,
From new to old, And we alone remember
Exactly how we felt when our memoiries unfold.
We all have some that were just plain unpleasant.
And even though we wish we could
We will never forget.

The Beauty Is In You

by

Janet Herrera

The Beauty Is In You
by Janet Herrera
Beauty is in the trees, like the changing color of the leaves.
It's in the air, in the wind and in the breeze.
Beauty is in honesty and the truth, the innocence of youth.
It's in the voice of inspiration and the heart of the song.
beauty is in yesterdays past and tomorrows future.
The beauty is in the waterfall as it cascades down,
beauty is in the stars of heaven, and the deep blue ocean.
It's in love, understanding, and devotion.
Beauty is in hope we have and in dreams we treasure,
it's in your soul and in a life unmeasured.
Beauty is in the smile of sunrise and the tears of sunset,
it's in the sound of laughter, and that anything is possible.
And that no one is really perfect.
Beauty is in please, and thank you,
it's in accepting, giving, and believing in,
the beauty is in you.

It Slips Away

by

Janet Herrera

It Slips Away

By the time I was old enough to understand
the concept of time, I was already falling behind.
And it was'nt until I reached the halfway point
That I began to realize just how important it is.
Minute by minute
and day by day
It slips away.

It seems that with a blink of an eye,
Another year has gone by.
And the more you try
to slow it down
the faster it goes.
Minute by minute
and day by day
it slips away.

It does'nt matter if your are
early or late
The time of your life won't wait.
Minute by minute
and day by day
it slips away.

How Much

by

Janet Herrera

How much is what I ask?
How little is what I want to give.
How much will it cost,
How much will I spend.
How much was left over?
How much did we really get in the end.
How much time do you have.
How much space will it take.
How much did we lose
or how much did we make.
How much will you give.
How much more did you need.
How much was too much?
How much is not enough
How much of nothing
does nothing make.

By Janet Herrera
9/14/2010
Copyright 2010JanetHerrera