Monday, November 23, 2009

The "Peace" To My Puzzle

There is a “PEACE” to my puzzle that I’m missing…I’m incomplete!
So I retreat to that quiet place where God and I used to meet

Because my faith has been tested and I need to pray.
There’s no way to get around it so I seek His face.

I close my eyes and I visualize me at His feet,
Bowed down and as humble as I could ever be.

I repent of my sins to make sure my slate is clean.
I know He’s the bread of life, but I feel like my plate is clean.

I need directions to where I’m going before I stray too far.
Its been a while since the last time I prayed to God

I’ve backslid to a point where I’m filled with guilt
So I need to strengthen the bond that He and I have built

“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no evil!” Now I am free to take a breath.

“He lovingly leads me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul”, along with His sons and daughters.

“He annoints my head with oil. My cup overflows
Surely goodness and love will follow me,” So, I go where He goes

I will take shelter in arms whenever there’s bad weather
“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” and ever.


Scriptural excerpts taken from Psalms 23:1-6

Sunday, November 22, 2009


You don’t see me, my skin is the color of dark clay and then at times like the black, rich soil we buy in bags at Lowes,
You know what I mean
the good earth, it can grow anything on any day.

And yet, I’m not worth your stare, your cursory glance…
Won’t you swing around at the risk of whiplash to catch one look at me…?
Would you take that chance?
I think not because you just don’t see

I go invisible before your eyes.

Slowly, I am disintegrating into nothingness.
you are destroying me, erasing me by not choosing me.
I am your mother, the darkest one, but not your wife, nor your child.
If I am not you, then who will I be?
If you don’t love me, then who will,
My black brother ……to you,
I am invisible.