Six-Word Memoir

I just picked up the February issue of O and in it there is an article titled – You in 6 words. As our lives unfold I can see these six words changing but I can also understand the irony of it. Think about it – Who were you when you discovered your true self? For me it was arriving at the Hospital and discovering Mike admitted as a John Doe – I knew then that it was serious, even though the Ground Paramedics had all the info on Mike the Chopper Paramedics knew to save his life time was of the essence. It didn’t matter what his name was it just mattered that he lived and for that I am extremely grateful.

That night in Emergency I didn’t know if he would make it. The next morning in ICU as I held Mikes hand and he opened his eyes he didn’t know it was me he thought I was an Angel. It has been a long journey with many highs and lows and through all of this Mike would continue to tell me I’m his Angel.  I didn’t feel worthy to be called his Angel I had not performed any Miracles I had not taken away his pain. Many Emergency Rooms later and a Liver Transplant, Mike is getting his second chance. I now understand what it means to him when he calls me his Angel and it makes me love him even more. That one word has led me to discover my own six words

Ordinary Person

Grew Wings

Became Extraordinary

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

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Love Hearts

I need to see your heart

When I look into your eyes

Remember when

We used to say we can have everything

Have it all

But what we really want is love

I’ve been dreaming about you

Remember when

We would laugh

Hold hands

French kiss

Make love

I can stay here all day

Safe in your arms

That’s all I want

No words

I just want to look into your eyes and see your heart

Like it used to be

Remember when

We would laugh

Hold hands

French kiss

Make love

I’ve been dreaming about you

Hold me close

Share your heart with me

Laugh with me take my hand let’s French kiss

Love me all night long

Oh baby I just want to look into your eyes and see your heart

Like it used to be

Hold me close

Let me look into your eyes and see your heart

Don’t ever let me go

You know we have everything

We have it all

I just need to look into your eyes and see your heart

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

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Angels Walk among Us

Angels walk among us everyday

They go un-noticed so they say

Yet we hear about their acts of kindness

Random gifts given to remind us

That Love’s still here

It’s in our hearts

It’s far and near

So when you pass a stranger on the street

Give him a smile a wave might be neat

A helping hand an open door

It’s the little things we all adore

And carry this the whole year through

Angels never take a day off

Even though we think they do

And remember

Peace on Earth

Goodwill towards men

I thank all of the Angels that have helped us

Amen

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

 

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Hold me in your arms

I don’t want you to leave

At least not like this

I thought I meant more to you

Than just a passing kiss

Hold me in your arms

Maybe tonight we can put the past behind us

Let’s hold each other tight

We can make it last

Even for just one more night

I want you to hold me in your arms and wipe my tears away

 We’re so good together

 Please just one more night

I know we can work it out

Don’t let this come between us

I just want you to hold me tight

Make the pain go away

Let me spend the night

We can work it out

I want you to hold me in your arms and wipe my tears away

 We’re so good together

 Please just one more night

I’m not walking away

What we have is too good

To see it end this way

Put your arms around me

Please just let me stay

I want you to hold me in your arms and wipe my tears away

I love you too much

To just walk away

So please let me stay

We can work it out

Just give us a second try

I know it’s hard to get past a lie

I just want you to hold me tight

Make the pain go away

We can work it out

I want you to hold me in your arms and wipe my tears away

Please just let me stay the night

We can work it out

Our love is worth it

I want you to hold me in your arms and wipe my tears away

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

 

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Love Love Love

I challenge myself to be the best that I can be

I’m not putting pressure on anyone else but me

I know I’m worth it

I just need to unearth it

Strip it down

Bare my soul

Show you at any age you can reach your goal

You just need to believe in yourself

Block out all the background noise

And find your own voice

Let your love shine through

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

I challenge you

To find the truth

Your here cause your worth it

Now you just got to unearth it

Ya it’s your time to shine

No matter what line

You find yourself in

Believe in yourself

And you’ll be fine

You just got to believe in yourself

Block out all the background noise

And find your own voice

Let your love shine through

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

From the Unemployment Line

To the Assembly Line

Working on the Frontline

Behind Enemy Lines

Lineup

A long Line of bad decisions

You’re Line of flight

Will give you a new Line

Be proud of your Bloodline

Your Noble Line is who you are

Don’t feed me a Line

Get a Line on

Lay it all on the Line

Communicate

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

Love, Love, Love

We can heal the world together

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

Welfare Line, Unemployment Line, Shelter Line, Voting Line, Lineup. No matter what Line you find yourself in, Believe in yourself, Love, Love, Love, Let your love shine through, Love, Love, Love, We can heal the World together

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The Way I Feel

I am not perfect

I came with flaws

Does it give you more power to hurt someone

I see what you’re doing

I am only just a child

I have no voice

But I know in my heart

There is a possibility that love exists

If not here with you

Then somewhere

What does hate feel like

Twisting and turning

This evil inside you

You don’t think I see it

I do

It’s in your words

Your actions

You carry it with you

I see it

The writings all over you

JEALOUSY

NEGATIVITY

HURTFUL

LOATHING

DISLIKE

BULLY

I see it

I want you to know

I can walk away

I’m surrounded by love

YOU

Are in your own hell

I want you to know

That I will never join you

I will spread my wings and fly

And once where I stood in the midst of hatred

Rose petals will shower down from the heavenly garden

Spreading love

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

 

 

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Victory

Victorious, Glorious

Fearless, for my illumination comes from the journey

I found the strength to leave my demons behind

Slaying them with my sword of truth

Victorious, Glorious

Living

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

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