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!
Copyright © Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis | Year Posted 2021
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