My good friend, Lenny Jaynes, regularly graces our page with poems but Lenny is more than a poet. He has spent years working with young people at the Philadelphia Express Track Club.
The club is raising funds to send their team to humble, Texas for the 2021 AAU Junior Olympics. It would mean the world to these kids to be able to participate.
Every donation is welcome but $100 or more will get you a framed copy of one of Lenny’s most popular poems.
Thanks in advance for your donation to this worthy cause. Click on this link to download the donation form.
Rest of My Life
From the back of the church I heard bell’s ring, and she’ll receive a diamond ring.
These are the words I heard him say, with this ring I thee Wed, and never shall I go astray.
From this day on all my dreams have been fulfilled, just to know that you will become a part of my life.
While walking down the aisle alone just to meet you at the altar.
Just to see you on this wedding day takes all my energy, and breath away.
A man so humble as myself, knowing our names will become entrusted as one.
So, this is one promise I will make to you, with these hands I will provide for you,
And should there be stormy sea I will lay down my life for you.
So, on this day I take you for my wife to have and to hold for the rest of my life.
BY LENNY JAYNES
You may not feel the way that I do.
But, I lost my best friend when I lost you-
And that morning breeze just keeps blowing through.
So, if you should stumble, If you should fall,
And you need someone to talk to – Give me a call.
Because in my heart you will always stay-
My best friend.
Because best friends have a meeting of the soul, and my soul refuses to let you go.
So, If I don’t hear from you – That’s okay.
Because In my mind you will always stay-
My best friend – Forever, and a day.
BY LENNY JAYNES
MUST BE THE REASON
When a baby bird falls from the tree before it learns to fly, there must be a reason.
If you start out on the right path, and end up on the wrong side, there must be a reason.
When flowers bloom and look up to the sky, there must be a reason.
But when you learn to fly, end up on the right side, look up to the sky, and have faith in yourself, and believe in God.
That must be the reason.
ONE OF US
I said I’d be there when the band starts playing.
I said I’d be there when they turn the lights down low.
I don’t know how you’re feeling, but one of us have to let go.
There comes a time when the journey is over, and one of us must take the high road.
So, just remember when the band stops playing, one of us have to let go.
You think there is no tomorrow, just like someone has just closed the door. You get all wrapped up in your feelings, thinking this is not how it’s supposed to go.
So, when the music stops playing, and they turn the lights down low,
Just remember that this is not the way it’s supposed to be,
But one of us must let go.