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The Church

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The Church

"The Church"
A wooden door clicks open 
To the beginning of a southern spiritual
The newbie feels depleted and empty
It is the reason why she came

Her acceptance is immediate 
She is given a few sheets of music 
Worn down by others who need them not these days 
 They slide in the pews and begin to ride the wave
Of vocal unity coming their way

Singing quintessential love for the lord
Flowing a strength that never grows tired
She see a person with palms extended
Telling her "Take my hand, become a witness" 

Everybody sings for all their worth 
And together spirits do rise!
In sanctity and emotion they are here to contribute
So she does all the same

The next passage leads into a wonderful Gospelous glory
A song evolved from the old days of slavery
And the sharecroppers who thought less of them
Unjustified though it was to keep people down
Belief and acceptance would be among the church goers
Welcoming anyone in need   
She starts to feel better 
Resting assured of her day redeemed

Reconciliation for old times has come
As everybody will be shown deliverance from evil
In this chapel there is growth and understanding
A community born and linked one note at a time

Progress and togetherness remembered every Sunday
We must never let our brethren forget was spoken from behind
She agreed with an outward wholeheartedness
"For here I am to worship!" The new comer sang her praise
And the priest, he said "Amen!"

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  1. Date: 7/30/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Very interesting thematically and detailed descriptions—excellent use of mood and emotions.