Posts made in November, 2016

Why Not You

Growing up we are told many things, One being, you can do anything. But somewhere between child and adult, Things change and we no longer sing. Life takes on a whole different meaning, From what we may have first believed. We all get so caught up in what life expects, And forget what we all could achieve. Whoever told you, you weren’t allow, To follow all of your dreams? Was it someone who took away your dream, Or was it you who was...

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For My People

For my people everywhere singing their slave songs repeatedly: their dirges and their ditties and their blues and jubilees, praying their prayers nightly to an unknown god, bending their knees humbly to an unseen power; For my people lending their strength to the years, to the gone years and the now years and the maybe years, washing ironing cooking scrubbing sewing mending hoeing plowing digging planting pruning patching dragging along never...

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Praise Song for the Day

Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each other’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair. Someone is trying to make music somewhere, with a pair of wooden spoons on an oil drum, with...

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