I don’t know what it feels like to fly. I can only imagine.
I don’t know why these thoughts spark at times random.
To truly be free? Right here on earth?
Then I’ll testify that when fear is cast aside and self removed from worry,
that on my own strength I won’t make it.
That when I acknowledge The Maker. And place my dreams in the hand of He who can take them.
I mean, take me higher.
Than I could ever conceive. Then I don’t dream.
And know– that I know– that I know through God’s power.
Truth inspite of doubt.
Assurance of success at that which makes Him proud.
At that which shines His light
In the world.
Dissipates darkness and communes with spirit.
Better than flight.
This unnatural joy when I
Lord, please help me hold my tongue today
So I don’t say what I ought not say
God help me keep from rolling my neck
When I have mind to disrespect
Who even looks at me wrong
Since they don’t know what’s going on
In my life
It’s not all strife
And I know better than to say
All is lost when things don’t go my way
For you said bless instead of curse
And I knew a time when stuff was worse
But not now
I have breath left yet to sing
Even without a diamond ring
Even without a pot to pee
I can still bend my knee
And bow my head
To you God
It’s not too hard
Yet I fail to follow your request
I’d do my best but come up short by using some excuses
What would I do if it were you who decided to throw up deuces?
Stop my scheming and resisting
I’d embrace my destiny
…So here I am now
Lord send me.
I am wondering if I’ll be a good poet if I’m transparent. The reason I ask is because I just want to say whatever I want to say. Must I be highly mysterious for your entertainment? What I’m really after is your reaction. I wanna know if you feel it like I do or if you don’t understand what I’m describing then I want to do it in a way that you can grasp it. I want to let you in on things. I want to let you know that the range of human emotion is deep and wide. Reaching depths and ranges that astonish and excite me. And maybe you too, if you know. Putting down these feelings is serious business. I rebuke what they say! I don’t have to hold it in and be unaffected. I can express it, and be unphased. I can be naked–plank on a page.