My Cup Runneth Over

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MY CUP RUNNETH OVER(Accompanied by The Medicine Drum)My cup runneth over
Reminding me,
To Forgive
Is NOT to forget!

To Forgive
Is really to REMEMBER
That we can all be so much more
Than each others’ devil drenched mistakes,
Like a gun purchased as a birthday gift and pulled out at a Prayer Meeting
To usher in death, led fervently by centuries of imprinted white supremacy hate!

Oh Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Issiah 7:14 says, “The Lord himself will give you
a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive
and bear a son, and shall call his name
Emanuel! Emanuel!

In the New Testament, according to Matthew 1:23
The Bible
Gives meaning to the name Emanuel
“God is with us.” The Hebrew word “el” means God,
“Emanu’ means, with us.
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Emanuel
Please continue to Swing Home Sweetly
9 more of your gone too soon Lights,
May they dance David’s Dance
With YOU in Paradise.
Rev. Clemanta Pinckney sings a New Song
Cynthia Hurd sings a New Song
Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton sings a New Song
Tywanza Sanders sings a new Song
Ethel Lance sings a New Song
Depayne Middleton Doctor sings a New Song
Rev. Daniel Simmons sings a New Song
Myra Thompson sings a New Song
The Nine Gone TOO SOON LIGHTS
Sing a New Song of Salvation
Asking Peace to Be STILL,
Remembering,
“THOU SHALT NOT KILL!”
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My cup runneth over
Emanuel I call out your name
I call you from the razor sharp remnants of slave ships
Where brutalized bones become precious minerals
Trapped at the bottom of the sea
Surrounded by every island of the world’s graveyard filled with the blood of slavery.

Emanuel
I call out your names
From the wretched history of broken backs who labored long during cotton field centuries
I call out your name Emanuel from auction blocks,
Where big bulging eyes hung down from lynching trees
Witnessing segregation’s Christian hypocrisy —
Where racism lauded its’ POWER acting like a mad dog scratching ceaselessly at fleas.

My cup runneth over
Emanuel I call out your name
Where Black Mammies sang out LOVE to Jesus in old knotted head rags,
Emanuel I call out your name
From Black Sambo hauntings and denigration’s Third Degree,
Where miscegenation produced a shared DNA from rape: giving birth to YOU & ME.
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Emanuel
My cup runneth over
As 9 more of your Lights GONE MUCH TOO SOON
Shout out to us!
“Look up and Live!”
“Walk fiercely through the shadows of death!”
“Pray ceaselessly!”
“And join hands together overcoming
Never again, just wishing to overcome, but be!”

Emanuel
I call out your name for Justice
My cup runneth over
And surely goodness and mercy shall follow “US”
All the days of our lives,
Where we shall dwell in the house of the Lord
FOREVER.”

And it shall be LOVE
Not a gun,
Embracing us to Swing Home Sweetly
To make a joyful noise
To Emanuel The Son!
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EMANUEL!
EMANUEL!
EMANUEL!

MY CUP RUNNETH OVER!

June 23, 2015

Arthur Theodore Wilson