A new song...spoken word

A spoken word poem I wrote & read for a Black History Celebration for CoCreate Artist Saddleback Church

A new song...spoken word
Photo by Pradeep Charles / Unsplash

A new song

The opportunity is all around us
Oh how I love the sound

Grace

Wrapped in love that covers
Forgiveness for self & others

A heritage rich and strong
both right & wrong

Sacrifice and
ILLUMINATION.

A NATION
under God
AND
catastrophe

But God’s love
washes over me

Even thru the blasphemy
Love Wraps me with love

a master’s touch

Tapestry
Un-rushed

AND
Beautiful!

Grateful
For the hardship
Because it's making me FRUITFUL

Shining bright
with luminous light
I choose to
LEAN IN

Receive glory WITHIN

A divine shine

not easily
Broken

Joy not easily
stolen

Leave sorrow
For tomorrow

Today I choose joy

Let go of the
the past
With a love that outlasts
The shallows

though I walk
Through these shadows

I Fear no evil

Even when it’s near me
God is closer

Through whispers
& Ancestors' hymns

a praise rose up

Love reminds me
kindly

I am not alone

With unity, we cry
A new song.