Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dear Mr. Officer: A Plea From The Grave

Dear Mr. Officer, I am you

I am not the color of my skin
Nor the dreads on my head
I am not the sag in my pants
Nor the swag in my steps
I am not the tattoos on my body
The incomprehensible language that I speak
Nor the brashly look in my eyes
I am you

The blood that courses through your veins
The little things that make you laugh
The big things that make you cry
And the water that trickles from your eyes when you do
The icky feeling of when you're sick
I am you 

When you were young and impressionable
Your little brother, nephew, or cousin
Though set in his ways, you loved him still
You laughed together, played together
You were his hero, and he looked up to you
I am you

They say I am tomorrow's leader
And you swore to protect and serve
And bring about change to society
But when you look at me, you see a degenerate
One scorned and society would be better off without
In me you only see trouble
One to be managed, diffused, and eradicated
I am you

You never stop to ask me about my day
Or what I am doing in the streets
You never talk to me about your job
And how important, and difficult it is
You stop me with your gun when I have none
And you're trained to never miss your target
Yet you say you fear for your life when I run
And pow, pow, pow, Boom! I am down
Gone from my family, friends, and society
Robbed of life, and human dignity

Dear Mr. Officer, I am you!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thine Sweet Melodies

I heard a song once sang
By angels on high
Their voices with the spirit rang
The sweet melodies of thine

Sung with Heaven’s harmony
To the splendor of God’s majesty
Like none ever heard
In praise and glory to God

For the beauty and grace He bestowed
For the love and care He showed
For the joy that filled your heart
When in service of Him you lived

I heard a song once sang
By angels on high
Their voices with the spirit rang
The sweet melodies of thine

I love you grandma. Sing on!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Frozen? Let It Go And Just Be

I accidentally found this music video titled "Let It Go," yesterday on YouTube. It is one of the soundtracks of the animated movie, "Frozen." This video is the "Africanized" version performed by Lexi Walker, featuring Alex Boye and the One Voice Children's Choir.

It may be the location and the costumes worn by the children, then add to it their voices which sounds so pure, sweet, innocent, joyous…oh, I could go on and on!

But, everything about it is heavenly! Ice age? Everything’s frozen – time and space if you will. Yet, we are who we are and you see that there is joy in being, just being – who we are individually and collectively: Children of God, born of peace and love, dwelling in light and grace.

Just, throw your hands in the air, lift your voice to the heavens, and simply “Let It Go! ” Enjoy the music below.