Saturday, November 01, 2008

sorry folks... someday i shall prevail and this blog shall go on... please be patient and kind :)



2012 update :
still having writer's blox... stuff use to spill from my head like blood. now the well is dry. eventually i will come out of this dry spell someday.

Monday, April 28, 2008


to ask for forgiveness from a sovereign King
is the hardest thing to do
this fear is always there, always present
but still we must submit and bow before Thee
bow before Thee everyday till our knees bleed

© 2001 thomas bates

Monday, January 28, 2008


everything in the clutches of a virus
every strand of you is violated
sleep is your only escape
takes you away into those feverish places
where you can reborn your conscience
escape the pain that will never awake you

© 2001 thomas bates

Thursday, January 24, 2008


alone... alone again
it's nice to be alone when i can't
it's nice to be alone when i'm tired
but i want someone to love before i retire
extract my feelings, my memories
become one with the unseen
leave this world behind thee
alone is what i think i shall ever be

© 2001 thomas bates

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


i've been living my whole life without You
i've been so close, but still i had no clue
i'm twenty now and see there's nothing left for me
i've lived two lives, i know too much about hypocrisy

lately You have worked in my life, when i didn't even call
i lived the way i wanted to live, but You still didn't let me fall
wild gentleman and crazy man, my tongue wasn't tamed
after it was all said and done, all i ever see is Your face

i've seen there's no heaven on earth, except when sin is gone
judgment day is coming and i don't want to be the one who You forgot
with fear, i'll shed a tear cause i know there will come my day
when i die, i want to look in Your eyes and hear You say my name

© 1996 thomas bates