By Renee Matthews Jackson
* Dark child of distant ancestors do come
Awaken all the people that are sleep
Prepare the way with loudly pounded drum
Make no promise to us you cannot keep
Instead allow your leadership to grow
Into the hearts of those who fend you well
And share with you our need to have a go
Of what this nation must weigh and curtail
And we will stand in lines to give our vote
For greater than one person we promote
* Young one do not hold fear as your platform
Like those who are so bound and declare war
And look on betterment as now the norm
Erase the evils that held us before
Commit yourself to do the next right thing
Do speak and walk with dignity as lead
And watch the transformation that it brings
For you’ve been thrown into the midst of need
In honor hold your head to heights of peace
Today show us that there is an increase
* We know that you look to the future state
Where all are equal and with outstretched arms
Forgiving past behaviors of Black hate
We ask that God will keep you from great harm
Then, you with honest calm will lead the way
Where citizens unite with alms of joy
Like Jericho, the walls a crumbled fray
And round about swept up each wicked ploy
Where each one blends right in, with colored hue
For seasons have their sway in what to do
* Dear soldier, hands of healing set your pace
Engulf this country, yes, stir up the Earth
And let the sun of morning pique your face
Revive us with your portion of rebirth
Enlist to all the ears that will entreat
With words that do not candy nor do coat
That’s seen in glaze of eyes whene’er we meet
And proudly we will wear the badge of wrote
But speak the plainest truth one can behold
What transpires just now has been foretold
* How proud you’ve made so many of themselves
By standing as a man should always do
And when we see the year two-thousand twelve
We will repeat, and vote for you then too
For this new age dictates a different skit
And some will never fully understand
So keep on Brother never call it quits
For you have forces with you in this land
Your causes have to make a shift in tone
And know that you will never be alone *
(C) Renee Matthews Jackson (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) 2012
Devastation appears on silent whim Standing, staring, as horror strikes us cold When we glance back, our face a picture grim Contorted by what has us in its hold
This day was like all others of the norm Devastation appears on silent whim Hate quietly dispensed in wretched form When we glance back, our face a picture grim
Billows of smoke shout anger in stark gray Standing, staring, as horror strikes us cold We suffer pain from loved ones passed away Contorted by what has us in its hold
There’s sadness in the hearts of many left As we try hard to forge our way ahead What of the villains that spent us bereft Repeatedly we tend to bury dead
But in these trying times we give tribute There’s sadness in the hearts of many left Retaliation’s War is not my suit What of the villains that spent us bereft
I pray for peace to come and settle now As we try hard to forge our way ahead The people of the Earth must blend somehow Repeatedly we tend to bury dead
O God of great and small please pierce our souls To issue comfort that remakes the world I’ll watch with gladness as goodness unfolds And witness smiles on faces that unfurl
Let’s throw away the harshness that does kill O God of great and small please pierce our souls And in these last days let the waters still I’ll watch with gladness as goodness unfolds
And in the end let generations stand To issue comfort that remakes the world Come join to make a chain of every hand And witness smiles on faces that unfurl
In Memory of those slain on 9-11-2001 http://allpoetry.com/poem/3370000-Blue_Lights_Unto_Heaven-by-poetryality
© Renee Matthews-Jackson (Poetryality) Sep 3 2007 ~ 10:35 AM
WHAT COLOR IS A FRIEND
WHEN YOU NEED ONE
What color is laughter?
What color is the rain?
What color is respect?
What color is pain?
What color is love?
What color is protection?
What color is warmth in somebody’s arms?
What color is a friend when you need one?
What color can GOD be?
What color is a friend when you need one?
(c) Arthur T. Wilson
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – iforcolor / The Word