December 10, 2015


I have to keep moving
Petal to the metal and then some
Moving onward and upward and then some
Hitting the brakes means I get none of what I say I want

Future becomes the past all to quick
Living in the present that was once the future
Although tomorrow isn't promised
I have to plan for its arrival

Looking down the road I get a glimpse
Enough to give me hope
On the wing I soar
Hanging by a rope

I'd like to fly away
Doesn't matter what they say
Unless they're going my way
Then lets ride

I can't let go of go
got to keep riding even if it's slow
I need to see whats ahead
One day the car will be parked
and I'll be read, in an obituary

So let me add lines to the pages
Fill up the pages with life
He never let go of go, is what it will read
Still holding on in flight to paradise

Never letting go of go...

December 3, 2015


I may be Broken, 
But I'm under repair
Cause a change is coming 
Since I changed my prayer

Where he wants me to go
I want to be there
And I know it’s coming
Since I changed my prayer

And it’s not about me
But what’s in his plan
I was in it for me, 
But I didn’t understand
His plan is forever, 
Beyond my belief
I'm just so thankful 
HIS plan includes me

He hears my needs
Took away my despair
Told me I was covered
When I changed my prayer

Now I know what matters
So with you this I'll share
Some amazing things happen
When you change your prayer

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

November 23, 2015


Free to move 
Free to do
Free to ask 
If I can spend a little more time with you

Free to know
What keeps us apart
Free to respect your answer
But free to hear your heart

Free to breathe
Free to exhale
Free to spend the night
In your mental world

Free to try
Free to be
You see in me

Free to write
Free to speak
Free to tell you 
I want to be 3 days in your week

Free to try
Experiment too
Free to let go of regrets
Involving me and you

Free to think 
you might change
Thoughts free of friends
One of these days

Free to smile
Free to see
You still inspire
Freedom of the pen in me

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

November 9, 2015


Up ahead I can’t see anything but the road
Not the twist and turns that await me
But full speed ahead I go
Not fearing the sudden stops
or the sharp turns

Up ahead I can’t see the end 
but I’m enjoying the ride
Stop signs aren’t the end just the pause
So why do we give them 
more power then they’re asking for?

Up ahead I see it 
Out of focus, out of vision, out of sight
But here I come anyway because, 
The road of life Is a road you've never traveled
and one you’ll never travel again

So I say sit back and enjoy the ride
It’s leading somewhere
Beautiful I guarantee
So don’t miss life trying to figure it out

Life has a way of passing you by
without giving you a chance to look back
But you’ll never hear life say lets do it again
Because life isn’t just a trip
It’s the one way kind
So on the road of life, where will you go?
Wherever it is, enjoy the ride

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

November 2, 2015


I count my blessings
Glad they exceed my age
Even if multiplied by days
I have room to spare

For in the moment of this moment
multiple blessings have occurred
that I can count, yet still forget

Because breathing each breath
Blinking both eyes
thinking these thoughts
all happen at once and more

And in saying that I just lost count again
of just how many blessings I have
But I count them nonetheless
but in doing so I always lose count
of the blessings that are too many to name
Don't you?

October 31, 2015


Like the leaves of fall,
my problems drop and scatter amongst the throng of others
We wish them never to return 
knowing they are part of the seasons of our lives
I eagerly await sunshine knowing 
I have to endure a winter of uncertainty before I smile again
But I'm good with that

This cycle of life has taught me
the more things change the more you should get use to it.
But I don't
As if I'm expecting some seismic shift in Mother Nature's predictable behavior
Knowing the calendar is the pattern of her performance minus a few days here and there

Lima Family Farms

But I think for a second and realize 
I have today
all to myself
to share 
to live
to give
to bless someone else

And I think even more about the fact
Someone can't write this poem today
Because Mother Nature and GOD agreed
The four seasons are now one eternity
A life that has come full circle
Maybe even without any fanfare
that they were even here...

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

October 23, 2015


Today GOD comes first
Dig the follow quench the thirst
Mental relief stress set free
Passing it on to you from me

I got it honest
from people in prayer
wanted the best for me
and that paved the way

Learned about grace
and forgiveness too
that I'm a work in progress
my apologies to you

If I ever hurt you
did you wrong
made you feel less than
didn't help you carry on

But as we grow we learn the truth
No excuse but goodbye to youth
Thoughts have grown, humble center stage
Stay positive going forward, negative now in a cage

But the challenge returns
when the peace takes a breath
Life is one constant battle
So i say what's next?

Stay in prayer,
keep hope alive
You might fall down
But you can get up with GOD on your side

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

October 13, 2015


Today my world is spinning by design
Rotating on its axis and the thoughts in my mind
Fueled by omnipresent images of you on a carousel 
Blowing kisses in circles that only I can feel

You are love and I'm surrounded by the feeling
Never had to ask because I've been forever willing
To fall in love with you before you ever asked
This is my utopia and to that I tip my glass
Filled with champagne dreams wine wishes come true
My heart could never find another heart, that beats like you

So we stay in rhythm and it feels just right
Dancing to a concerto called love at first sight
You see when worlds collide and green lights stay
It leads to happiness when you walk this way
No obstruction, nothing blocking the view
I've seen nothing but love since the day I saw you...

Copyright 2015 Wayne Box Miller

October 7, 2015


I have a place that you need to see
A view that takes my thoughts away
Time moves but stand still at the same time
Lets my thoughts control the moment

Clarity is my best friend here
Doubt waits in the car
Parked but wanting to move
But it can’t get that far

So I sit in the breeze of today
feeling the wind of the world
Reminding me it’s all temporary 
Even shorter than that

But for this moment 
I am married to peace
joined by a carless whisper
That tells me
We must come here more often…

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

October 4, 2015


I’ve had so many options
That other people chose
Didn’t really want them
But nobody really knows

Trying to find the answers
for the questions in my life
I know time is ticking
But I still don’t see the light

So I press on, stay strong
I don’t know what’s right
But so much is wrong 
and when it comes to the question
What life has for me
I don’t know, I just don’t know

Tried the long path
the short cut too
The complimentary
Even paid my dues

But my satisfaction
Isn’t satisfied
It’s no secret how i feel
and my eyes won’t let me lie

So I press on, stay strong
I don’t know what’s right
But so much is wrong 
and when it comes to the question
What life has for me
I don’t know, I just don’t know

So round and round I go
but i feel like I’m standing still
I’m trying to figure it out 
But with no winning cards in my hand, tell me what’s the deal?

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

September 15, 2015


I’ve got a secret 
and I wish I could tell you
I think one day I will
Just to see how you feel
But here’s a clue
Maybe two...

It’s like a field of colorful pastels 
in permanent bloom
Made perfect when she walks into view
Sun shine silhouette  
following her like a golden glow
Appearing out of nowhere
like never before
She’s a dream come true
And I wish I could tell you

The honey bees pause
To see the sweetest thing
Nature’s finest work
Listen to the birds as they sing …her praise
Animals are stuck in gazes
Confirming her queendom 
in this kingdom

She is a mystery unseen
and this glimpse will last forever
Stories to be told of her beauty
Will grow and get better
For generations to come
One thing’s for sure
She is the one
I really want to tell you

And the secret is out
But I didn’t tell
Nature took it’s course
beauty by force
eyes had to look
one time was all it took
yes we’re all hooked
ohh she I can’t resist
But it’s a secret
and I’d be remised 
If I didn’t say 
It might be you
But it’s a secret
and I wish I could tell you 
I think one day I will

If you haven’t already figured you out
In the mirror you’ll see there’s no doubt
I got a secret but i’d rather have you

September 7, 2015


i wish we could get rid of fine print
I wish people would say what they meant
I wish rich people would spend every cent
Yeah I wish

I wish you knew I tried
that I tried to love you even when I lied
I wish when I broke your heart mine died
Yeah I wish

But my wishes seem to be vapors
So quickly they disappear
I close my eyes wanting you
and open them and you’re not here
So I pull out my pen and put ink to paper
It all looks good but then…reality becomes the eraser
Yeah I wish

©2015 Wayne Box Miller

September 4, 2015


Not on my side
But it keeps track
Can't turn my back
Or I've lost seconds maybe minutes

Days move too fast
Nothing seems to last
Youth has expired
So times foot is off the brake

It used to move slow
When life was a question 
I didn't know the answer to 
But since I've grown
Mysteries are now known
And lights are always green

Life waits for no one
Time keeps ticking
Don't blink now
Just keep reminiscing
It's over in a flash
Like the 60 yard dash
Hopefully it won't crash 
And allow me to make a splash 
And leave my mark on this world
It's only a matter of time...