Wednesday, February 11, 2009



Glass, metal, and car parts everywhere
That bang sounds so loud and perfectly clear
Fear, shock, trauma, and pain
Are we dead or alive? This is so insane!

Riding in a van on a bright sunny day
Laughing and talking the time away
From out of nowhere, in an instant, our lives changed so quick
Was this real or some kind of crazy movie flick?

Suffering the anguish of losing a loved one, so hard to bare,
How does our Father decide whose life He will spare?
Question upon question constantly running through our minds,
Will we ever know why it was not our time?

The loss of our sister hurts so very much
Missing her laugh, care and tender, loving hugs
We know in our hearts that she's gone to a far better place
Fond memories of times spent can never be replaced.

Cherrianne, you're missed by so many, I promise you this
We are so grateful for the memories given, that we truly miss
You are in our hearts always, forever in time,
Our special family together, so loving and kind.

We know that you're our angel protecting us from harm,
Your work with our Father has just begun,
Our praises shall forever ring out in the heavens so clear,
In our soul and hearts you are held so dear.

Written by Bert Calderon
Dedicated to Cheryl Ann McKinney, our sister and friend,
July 1, 1955 - January 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009



Yeshua held us in the palm of His hand,
Gave us this chance to live once again
An accident occurred bringing death to our door
Brought to our knees as never before
A tragedy so devastating - such a great loss
Our sister is now with our Savior who died on the cross

Our mission for Adonai is not yet complete
Little did we know how we'd first meet
This miracle of life, only He can give
Through music and praise we must glorify Him
Who knew what would happen on this special day?
Who knew we'd lose our sister in this tragic way?

Yeshua held us in the palm of His hand
Gave us a chance to carry out His plan
To write songs in honor of our sister who passed away
To give to Him thanks, honor and praise
Yeshua held us in the palm of His hand
Gave us this chance to live once again

Never did I realize all that He could do
The way He can pick out just me or you
For a mission to let many others know
Through our testimony of faith that daily grows
He saved us from death and gave us new life
Through the power of Yeshua, He spared our lives

I felt His hand carry me as if suspended in air
And set me down softly, His angels were there
I heard His voice saying those words so clear
That He held us in His hand and we have nothing to fear
It is still so amazing that its difficult to express
Now we must show Him that we'll do our very best

Yeshua held us in the palm of His hand
Gave us a chance to carry out His plan
To write songs in honor of our sister who passed away
To give to Him thanks, honor and praise
Yeshua held us in the palm of His hand
Gave us this chance to live once again

Written by Bert Calderon
This poem was written in honor of our Sister, Cherrianne McKinney. She was a talented writer, a gifted prophetess, a woman of God, a great friend, and our true Mishpocha. She was taken from us on our way to band practice suddenly as we were struck in a T Bone fashion by a young driver who ran a stop sign and was high on drugs. We don't understand how else but by Yeshua that Richard and I are still alive, but we certainly know that HE HELD US IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND to spare our lives. We miss Cherrianne tremendously and she will be in our hearts and thoughts daily. In tribute to her and to Yeshua we give you this song/ poem.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


When will we know?

When will we know?
In what direction we are going
When will we know?
If this uncertainty will end
When will we know?
If our thoughts will come to pass
When will we know?
If our dreams will be reality
When will we know?
That our faith is our belief
When will we know?
Whether we are being deceived
When will we realize?
That Yeshua is the only truth
When will we realize?
It is through Him that we gain eternal life
When will we know?
That He is our Salvation
When will we know?
That accepting Him is our only hope
When will we know …….

Written by Bert Calderon

Wednesday, January 14, 2009



Got dreams of rising to great success
Got dreams of goals running through my head
Got dreams of that one special love in my life
Got dreams in my mind as I lay in bed at night

Without these dreams I would not have any goals
Without these dreams I’d fear the unknown
Without these dreams my life would stagnate
Without these dreams I couldn’t appreciate

I must never give up this great hope
Even when difficulties make it so hard to cope
Dreams……… I need to keep that dream alive
Dreams........ They tell much about my life

Dreams of you forever on my mind
Dreams that last forever in time
Dreams of our future and life together
Those dreams will stay in my mind forever.

Keep that dream - keep it alive
Our dreams we need to coincide
To make our dreams our reality
Our dreams together of just you and me……..

Written by Bert Calderon

Tuesday, January 6, 2009



I close my eyes and what do I see?
Your eyes, your hair, my special lady,
You bring me love I never knew before,
You are the one I truly adore.

Can’t wait to hold you in my arms once again,
It is on your love that I fully depend,
Any time apart is so difficult to take,
All I can do is be patient and wait.

I close my eyes and what do I see?
Your image in my mind, I clearly see,
The image of your beauty is embedded in my head,
It is only to you that my heart is led.

Such charm and grace, so sweet and kind,
My one greatest love, forever in time,
My special lady, so grateful am I,
You are my partner and best friend for life.

I close my eyes and what do I see,
Visions of your face and exquisite beauty,
I close my eyes and see you there next to me,,
In my heart forever, you’re my special lady.

Written by Bert Calderon 1/6/09

Monday, January 5, 2009


I Got Them Lovin’ You Blues

Standard A, D9, E9 Blues progression

Verse 1
You hug me, kiss me and tease me
The whole night long
Ooh my pretty baby
Why you do me so wrong
You say you’ll be here at midnight
As the clock keeps ticking along
Ooh my pretty baby
When r you comin’ home
I’m bout ready to say good night
Can’t wait to hold you tight
I got them lovin’ you blues one more time again

Verse 2
It’s one o’clock in the morning
You still keep me hangin’ on
I can’t wait any longer
I need you back at home
It’s two o’clock in the morning
Now the tears I can’t control
Bring me the love you promised
I’m so lonely and cold
How long must I wait
How much can I anticipate
I got them lovin’ you blues one more time again

Verse 3
How long must I wait
To hold you in my arms?
How long must I wait
To feel your lovin’ charms?
Don’t make me wait no longer
I’m going to burst inside
These feelings that I got
I can no longer hide
So please take away
These lovin’ you blues
And bring me the lovin’ I need - only from you

Written 1/4/09 by Cherrianne McKinney & Bert Calderon


A Life Without You

A life without you is no life at all
The best times ever, that I can recall
Are when I followed the righteous path you gave
And realized how blessed I am to be saved

To be cleansed and reborn, so grateful I am
To have been chosen by you to fulfill your plan
The covenant you gave and promised to me
Are so true, as they are, forever binding.

Yeshua, I cannot change my past mistakes
You’ve shown me a new path that I must take
So blessed am I to know you, my king
You are to me, my everything

The one with whom I can share my innermost thoughts
The one who has given me the shalom that I’ve sought
Abba, our Father brought this gift of true love
Given His Son from the heavens above

A life without you is no life at all
Yeshua, Yeshua, you are my all
My life I now dedicate only to you
My heart and my soul belong to you

Written by Bert Calderon

Saturday, January 3, 2009


How can you justify?

How can you justify
All the things you’ve done wrong?
How can you tell me
To leave you alone?
Lost all my money
As you left me so broke.
Now as I try to recover
It’s so hard to maintain hope.

How can you justify
The pain you caused to me?
All I tried to do
Was help you with your needs.
How can you justify
All you took from me?
When I gave you all I could
Of my love and money.

Justify yourself
Cause to me you cannot,
I’ll give you one more chance
So try your best shot.
But you’d better do me right
Cause I can’t take it anymore.
This is the last time
I promise you - no more

You can’t justify
Your past mistakes,
Just take it as it is – that’s all it takes.
Make your amends and show sincerity,
Don’t live in the past, just show humility.
How can you justify
All the things you’ve done wrong?
You cannot justify the past for so long.

How can you justify……………………?

How can the world justify
All the damage that's been done?
Little innocent children
Being killed, with nowhere to run?
So many inequities - actions without reason
Things occurring all around with no rhyme or reason.
Plots made up by insane, power hungry, leaders,
Minds controlled by greed as they think they get nearer,
To their goals of taking over more and more,
Never enough for all they hope for.

How can this be justified........?

It can't.................

Written by Bert Calderon

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Eretz Yisrael

Verse 1:
Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael
The home G-d gave us is Eretz Yisrael
Our land given to us by Adonai
Where Jews always have a place to reside
The center of the world, Yerushalayim
The apple of G-d’s eye, Jerusalem
( go to chorus – then verse 2)

Verse 2:
We must always protect our Holy land
All Jews and Gentiles must now join hands
To protect this great and Holy place
That has withstood attacks throughout the ages
The anointed land, a gift from above
Sanctified and blessed with Yeshua’s love
(go to chorus – then repeat to end)

Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, How I love this Holy place
Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, Deserving of praise
Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, Our Lord is One
Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, Where we join as one

Written by Bert Calderon


Yeshua, You Light Up My Life

Am / C / G / D : Intro 2X

Bass Line : A, ABC. CBG, GBD, EDCB ---- A, ABC, CBG, GBD, EDCB

Verse 1:

Am //// C //// G //// D ////
Yeshua, you light up my life,
Am C G D
Yeshua, you light up my night,
Am C G D
When darkness surrounds me, I no longer fear,
Am C G D
Because I know, I know that you’re here
Am C G D
Here just for me, Here just for me
Am C G D
Here to protect, to protect and comfort me
Am C G D
I know you’ll be sure to fulfill all my needs

Am //// C //// G //// D //// ( four times for guitar solo #1)

Verse 2:
Am C G D
Yeshua, you light up my life
Am C G D
Yeshua, you light up my night
Am C G D
You are my glory, my savior, my king
Am C G D
You are the one who knows every thing
Am C G D
You are my salvation, my saving grace
Am C G D
It is your love that I embrace
Am C G D
Through you I’ll be brought to my rightful place

Am //// Dm //// F // G // Am ////
Yeshua and Adonai – one in the same
Am //// Dm //// F // G // Am ////
Glory and grace by your holy name
F // G // Am ////
May you always be the light of my life
F // G // Am ////
May you guide me through my darkest nights
F // G // Am ////
May you always be the light of my life
F // G // Am ////
May you guide me through my darkest nights

F // G // Am ////
Four times with guitar solo

Dm //// Dm ////

Am //// C //// G //// D ////
Then to Verse one – Chorus twice – then end

Written by Bert Calderon

TO ORDER OR CONTACT JUST US POETRY, INC. - A unique, one of a kind poetry site


Just Us Poetry, Inc.
354 Dechene DR
Thomasville, Ga. 31757
954 364-7129