Tag: broken heart

When a Cowboy’s Heart Breaks

I have been reading so many posts about rain these days.

What does the rain mean to you?

What do you think of when it rains?

Here is a song collaboration I did with Kenney Noguera from Conconully, Washington.  Kenney is a talented musician with songs in many genres.  You can visit Kenney and his music here:

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods  

I love the internet sometimes – it let’s us connect with people all across the globe in a click or two!  And this song travelled all the way to Canada and back with Chameleon doing the Mixing/Mastering!  You can visit Chameleon here

Chameleon

WHEN A COWBOY’S HEART BREAKS

© 2013 Words by Diana Rasmussen
Music by Kenney Noguera
Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

WHEN A COWBOY’S HEART BREAKS

© 2013 Words by Diana Rasmussen
Music by Kenney Noguera
Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

A black cowboy hat
hangs upon the shelf
he took it off
the day she left
she was tired of life
being a cowboy’s wife

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
everybody knows
this rodeo’s closed
You can tell right away
that his love is gone,gone, gone
When teardrops fall
from Heaven

When the north wind howls
like an old night owl
and the ground shakes
you can hear his heartache
Leaves blowing in the breeze
There’s crying in the trees

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
Everybody knows
this rodeo’s closed
You can tell right away
that his love is gone,gone, gone
When teardrops fall
from Heaven

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
When a cowboy’s heart breaks

Please leave us a comment – Ms D has to come up with a Press Release for this song and I would love to quote YOU!

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THE WALKING WOUNDED: The Path from Brokenness to Wholeness

Congrats to Secret Angel! I would recommend this book to anyone who has been abused or lived in domestic violence. Her book has helped me to heal, and go from brokenness to wholeness!

Amethyst Shards

Amethyst Shards

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

from http://www.zedge.net

She carries her secrets
around in a box
hides them in darkness
keeps them locked

shoves the box
under her bed
some things are never
meant to be said

She lost the key
to her heart long ago
trys to stay sane
and be in control

burys her memories
stuffs all her pain
hoping they’ll never
come up again

in the depths of her heart
are Amethyst shards
falling down like
houses of cards

fragments of herself
lost in darkness
rattling around like
skeletons in
the closet

New Song Collaboration

 

© 2013 by Words Secret Angel
Music by Diana Rasmussen

Verbal abuse, he thinks its ok;
So destructive, done everyday.
He tears me down, to a point so low.
Fear sets in, I’ve no place to go.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

Behind closed doors, the truth’s exposed.
His attacks, where no one knows.
The wounds are real, but he’d deny.
And I’m too scared, to testify.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

His words are swords, they cut so deep.
But God sees all, and He can heal.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

Walking wounded, walking wounded, walking wounded.

Here is a Song Collaboration between Diana Rasmussen and Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministries. Sometimes we need to join together to spread the word. Secret Angel has her book coming out this month, and I took one of her poems and made it a song.

This song will be released soon at CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, with part of the proceeds to benefit Secret Angel Ministries.

WALKING WOUNDED HAS ALREADY BEEN AWARDED FOR TOP 10 -COUNTRY-ALTERNATIVE AND TOP 10- WISCONSIN AT BROADJAM, INC.

Father’s Love Letter – Transformation

Daily Prompt: Everything Changes

Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSFORMATION.

Father’s Love Letter

An Intimate Message From God To You.

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you. 

Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. 
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. 
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. 
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. 
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. 
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. 
Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. 
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book. 

Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live. 

Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb. 
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. 
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.

John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love. 

1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father. 

1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. 
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. 
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. 
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. 
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. 
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.

Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. 
Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. 
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul. 

Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. 
Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me. 

Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart. 

Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. 
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine. 

Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles. 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you. 

Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart. 

Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes. 

Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. 
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. 
Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you. 

Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you. 

1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love. 

Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me. 

1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…
Will you be my child? 

John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. 
Luke 15:11-32

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Cold Bathroom Floor (may trigger)

Cold Bathroom Floor

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

When his shouting starts
she just runs away
locks the door
curls up on the
cold bathroom floor
He pounds on the door
with his angry fist
quoting his Bible
and screaming
“You have to obey!”
A tear falls from her face
as she begins to sway
She counts the tiles on
the cold bathroom floor
rocks her numbness away
hopeless and afraid
love shouldn’t hurt this way
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore
She looks at the razor
on the side of the tub
will it make the
pain go away?
she doesn’t want
to go one more day
the darkness is
calling her name
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore
Such trauma and abuse
so many bruises
why don’t they see?
what he’s doing to me?
she carries her secrets like stones
laying them out on the floor
square by square, tile by tile
she rocks not to feel anymore

Betrayed

Being unfaithful

Everything disgraceful

Trust forever broken

Respect wasn’t chosen

All things now uncertain

Your lies are in motion

Exposing your treachery

Disloyal enemy

Diamonds on the Floor

I am boycotting Mothers Day. My mom, Linda, and mother-in-law, Oma, both passed away.  Maybe next year.  Ms D can’t do it today. QQ :’-( :'(

“Her Diamonds”

by Rob Thomas

Oh what the hell she said
I just can’t win for losing
And she lays back down
Man there’s so many times
I don’t know what I’m doing
Like I don’t know now

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Says it’s funny how the night
Can make you blind
I can just imagine
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
But if she feels bad then i do too
So I let her be

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She sits down and stares into the distance
And it takes all night
And i know i could break her concentration
But it don’t feel right

By the light of the moon
She rubs her eyes
Sits down on the bed and starts to cry
And there’s something less about her
And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
So I sit down and I cry too
And don’t let her see

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

She shuts out the night
Tries to close her eyes
If she can find daylight
She’ll be alright
She’ll be alright
Just not tonight

And she says oh
I can’t take no more
Her tears like diamonds on the floor
And her diamonds bring me down
Cause I can’t help her now
She’s down in it
She tried her best but now she can’t win it
Hard to see them on the ground
Her diamonds falling down

Meet Her in Her Brokenness

Meet Her in Her Brokenness

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

They were married for years when he said goodbye.
Walked away from promises he made.
She found herself forsaken, betrayed.
Lord, meet her in her brokenness.
*
Another broken heart in a broken world,
trying to make sense of her suffering.
Life isn’t fair, it doesn’t always make sense.
Lord meet her in her brokenness.
*
She kneels by her bed every night in prayer.
Praying for a child lost in addiction;
drinking and drugging to numb the pain.
Lord meet her in her brokenness.
*
Another broken heart in a broken world,
trying to make sense of her suffering.
Life isn’t fair, it doesn’t always make sense.
Lord meet her in her brokenness.
*
The kids moved out, and the house is too quiet.
She’s left with boxes of her memories.
Trying to figure out where time went.
Lord, meet her in her brokenness.
*
Another broken heart in a broken world,
trying to make sense of her suffering.
Life isn’t fair, it doesn’t always make sense.
Lord meet her in her brokenness.

Nothing is Wasted

NOTHING IS WASTED   By Jason Gray

The hurt that broke your heart
And left you trembling in the dark
Feeling lost and alone
Will tell you hope’s a lie
But what if every tear you cry
Will seed the ground where joy will grow

And nothing is wasted
Nothing is wasted
In the hands of our Redeemer
Nothing is wasted

It’s from the deepest wounds
That beauty finds a place to bloom
And you will see before the end
That every broken piece is
Gathered in the heart of Jesus
And what’s lost will be found again

And nothing is wasted
Nothing is wasted
In the hands of our Redeemer
Nothing is wasted

From the ruins
From the ashes
Beauty will rise
From the wreckage
From the darkness
Glory will shine

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,
On this resurrection Sunday, I ask you to restore all those who are broken. Bring life to the dead places in our lives. Breath life into the purpose You have planned for us. Resurrect our hopes and dreams. And thank you Lord, that nothing will be wasted, in Jesus Name.

Web of Lies

Web of Lies

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen
Like a spider weaving a web,
one lie built upon another,
All fashioned into your master plan
To deceive and kill another.
*
Smooth talk till I fold,
And follow you home.
But your venom you spew,
Waiting for the kill.
*
Does it run in your blood
To betray ones you love?
When you violate my home,
It’s personal.

I heard Tom Selleck say the quote above on Blue Bloods.  It was one of those things that hit me right away. Yep, an “aha” moment.  It made me recall all the lies I believed when I was in an unhealthy and abusive relationship.  Denial is a powerful force. For many years I “knew” things were not right; but to admit it in the open meant I would have to make a new choice.  It meant I would have to stop giving my life and my power to someone else.  I had to choose to take my life back. Thank you Lord, for the truth, even though it hurt.