Black Poetry : Life

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  1. NicoleM1

    NicoleM1 New Member MEMBER

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    Hello
    I am life
    I will live and not die
    I will not merely dream
    I will fly
    In the face of anything
    That is less than everything
    I specialize in breathing
    And heart beating
    Don't you think it's demeaning
    To cry holy, holy, holy
    And then walk lowly, lowly, lowly
    I have hind's feet in high places
    I am like water and I flow through tight spaces
    Holding on to Grace's hand
    I have learned that I am strongest when I simply stand
    I have seen it all
    My baby's grave
    The wedding band
    The splintered house
    And the foundation pounded to sand
    I have been storm tossed and not comforted
    I have faced accusation
    And stood like Stephen choosing not to run from it
    Then watched Him lay down my stones in dark mortar
    I am a redemption reporter
    Like Hannah, once I prayed so hard that
    Some thought I fell victim to drunkenness
    But I was only dealing with heart sunkenness
    Speaking life into something from nothingness
    I'm so grateful that He hates robbery
    And loves justice
    Because I have learned just this
    Every woman He ever loved is me
    I am Ruth enjoying fields I didn't glean
    But I have also pressed through crowds on my hands and knees
    To get to Him
    And touch His hem
    I am Mary looking down at a growing belly
    Pondering the future of the king inside of me
    I am Anna in the temple
    Choosing a life that might look simple
    But intercession is never easy
    I sit with Dinah in the red tent
    Intent on this
    Thing called happiness
    And like Tamar and I will have what is rightfully mine
    My birthright is the tie that binds
    I have laughed like Sarah
    then came to understand through tears
    It is better to wait
    Until the appointed time
    Though it tarries
    It most surely arrives
    and it is always better than anything
    I can contrive
    I am Rahab and she is me
    Not for her questionable proclivities
    But because I would hang my sash from the window too
    If it meant my salvation
    And that of every generation after me
    You better believe I'd write my name in Christ's genealogy
    Given the opportunity
    The Shulamite had no shame
    neither do I
    She loved unabashedly
    And did not hide her vulnerability
    her reward was love without limits
    Both public and intimate
    What do I care how much you know about me
    He knows my secret things
    And rewards me openly
    I am certainly Bathsheba
    The little lamb who got lost bathing in the moonlight
    Is evolving into a queen with Proverbs 31 insight
    You see, the end of a thing
    Is infinitely better than
    It's beginning
    And the former days don't mean anything
    Vashti's pride was her downfall
    Esther's rise was nothing small
    Am I not both?
    Leah was an expert in mothering
    And hovering over unrequited love
    have I not done so?
    Jael saved the world
    With a tent peg
    Are my weapons any less crude?
    I hold a rugged hammer
    But it gets the job done
    When that's not enough
    I have a sword
    To declare life
    I never beg
    Resurrection says I've won
    Before any battle's begun
    I am Deborah under the terebinth tree
    I speak a word
    And it is a decree
    I know who's I am
    I know me
    The things I've seen
    Make me highly qualified to say
    That He finds me lovely
    Haven't you heard
    He knitted me
    And we have an understanding
    It is high
    I cannot attain it
    His love
    I was made to contain it
    Of course
    There has been death on this course
    There has been rough terrain
    There has been searing pain
    Every crack was an open drain
    And when I was empty
    Completely
    He filled me
    That's the life that's in me
    You've heard of it
    It's called the reconciliation ministry
    He in me speaking to Himself in you
    Saying
    You are life!
    And you will live and not die
    Hold My hand
    I'm going to teach you how to fly

    (c) 2012 Nicole Murray

    I haven't posted here in nearly ten years....writing a book now and this morning I remembered this board so I stopped by to visit ;)

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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,




    ... Its good to see you remembered your way home, lol... especially after staying away for over 10 years, WoW. This means you started a brand new account today. Much success on your book and keep on visiting us, tc NicoleM1.



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    very creative. your knowledge of biblical content is impressive. like you, i love breathing. waking up is a wonderful thing.:) THANKS for the instruction.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    love the artistic flava of this creation
     
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    Hi :wave: Sister Nicole, this was totally wonderful, I was caught in the energy of the flow:jumping: . A whirl wind.
    Yes the pride of US from the womb of US, Awesome
    Peace and Love:grouphug:
     
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