I Often Wonder

I often wonder. Will life bring pain or laughter? Will I be seen or shattered? Can I be me or does that matter? Either way my blackness has a master. I want to serve Him well. Sorrow sometimes clouds my devotion. I wait on the rain to cease while America continues to paint a picture [...]

Sunrises to Sunsets

I never felt like the sun had a home. Your light always felt welcoming like the morning’s gaze. I had a way with your delight. You gave me a view that I could only see from mountaintops and sometimes valleys. Highs and lows. Your mind skipped through waters leaving trails of you. You always knew. [...]

I See You

I know you are afraid. Scared of the unknown, hoping for someone to see you. It’s okay. I remember your laugh. The sun rose every morning as you approached a new day full of adventures. Your heart felt warm, full of color. I remember your first fall. You were rough with a gentle tone. Always [...]

What is this joy, you say?

There is an essence in arriving within yourself with grace and truth. The beauty of knowing that your person was meant to be is remarkably peaceful. I notice the ambiance. It’s soulful. I can hear the rhythm in the way you look at yourself in the mirror. What a bountiful body. Your eyes in motion [...]

Privileged Reality

“To honor God is a privilege. Yet, we still find ourselves battling with this right. To know righteousness in the midst of our sin Oh—why does sin feels so good Temporal satisfactions. Momentary indulgences. Sweet whispers of deceit forcing its bliss to taste so good To know ourselves is an advantage Yet, we blame ourselves [...]

Sweet Sympathy

“Sweet sympathy i need your time Sweet sympathy give me sight Awake in me— borrowed eyes Awake in me— desperate lines Be thy comfort keep me alive Be thy comfort tell me a lie Oh— sweet sympathy where should I hide Oh— sweet sympathy keep me inside”

New Mornings For Me

The morning is new and my thoughts are whispering to me as I embrace the gazing sun beaming through my window blinds. I can't help but to immediately self reflect on what's important to me and examine the things I tend to treasure. My thoughts are held captive to the idea of what this moment [...]

Fight, Oh My Soul.

When life seems to pull open crane doors, and shower down pounds of despair I will reach with ache, and grab on to hope When life seems to push me into revolving doors, and cause stumbling misdirection I will gaze upon still waters, where there is no rafting When life seems to pack me into [...]

Lights Out

i lay sleep, sneaking silent waves of rest i heard a bang, my rest is trapped darkness piercing through every inch of my flesh i hear fear's pulse beating in my ear, whispering horrific tensions grinning to my brain, anxiety floating at this moment, I felt the bed shift my heart skipped through the room [...]

Highways

lights move, speeding through parallel lines designed for destination i can see the constant drift stopping but not really going turning but not really merging movements caused by nature not intention in what way will this road elevate how high will my ways carry will they journey blindly will they lead me into direction into [...]