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Confronting Systemic Racism

Comes a time when I must face life's larger picture On canvas of my mind, earth is kept garden No one promotes killer weeds, God forbid! Facing my Goliath; those stones were formed by One Reverence for mother earth is linked to the Almighty Only eyes seeing from a contrite heart, heal nations No one should die of hunger or thirst of spirit Today chimes a bell of new beginning, won't you join in? In the deepest recesses of my mind, I see flames of love Night became electric with clarity and transparency God's flashlight reaches beyond time and space. Seasons in all their glorious colors, captures the world Yes, Captains will meet to delete drab colors of Soldiers, of Systemic racism, praying to lesser gods The rainbow goddess arched the heavens for all to see Earth's unstoppable bloom of flowers favored the rainbow Morning draped in silk, frozen hearts of hatred will melt I'll stand with you on shores, where blessings flow Can I get an Amen? Right from the start, we were one, bred by the Almighty Adam and Eve would traverse the land Change remains the only thing that never changes Islands washes away, but not The Word, life-sustaining Some folks stray from glory. Humility is pathway home My people, my people, vast as salts and sea, look up! *

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Date: 5/25/2021 8:23:00 AM
Iris, "Night became electric with clarity and transparency God's flashlight reaches beyond time and space." This is such an evocative line where one seems to awaken in an epiphany. I love this beautiful poem! Thank you.
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