Black Poetry : My Pastor Is On Vacation

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  1. PatriceCQueen

    PatriceCQueen Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Two days later the attendance is equal to or better than
    There are six more members for early prayer
    I was earliest and started the bended knee
    Five did not see me for I scared myself with footsteps
    The louder noise than my voice on the floor above
    Ended my sanctuary tarry to join members instead before that bathroom space
    Who were stewards for the gate and all who enter

    I ate my large mango with eagerness
    For fear was positioning itself inside of me
    My confidence waned with the absence of my pastor
    Christian Crossroads stepping up in ways to make the lord proud
    We talked more of mango and who loved it best here in our church
    Comrades in the delight of this world and things to work against
    I had to confess to Carl how I came downstairs from the prayer
    He told me what the noises were and reminded me I was safe in the sanctuary

    I believed him but could not bring myself to return to prayer
    Until the music started and I again could feel
    I noticed now that she is away they can see my fear
    They try to smile more and help me with the things I argue in solace in the street
    It feels good not to bicker and battle the world alone as they leave for their homes
    I recognize now how much I internalize and project my thoughts of attack against me
    Reflection mirrors revealed of this too must die

    All the invisible ways I protected myself in life
    These things must break down so more fruitful behaviors and thought
    Fill the vast areas of my life that held doom and gloom to create flight
    Ways of surviving and escaping with skills of personal deception
    Of which without God how could any survive living in the desert of our lives
    Yet in the garden of our living we must once again appreciate flowers

    Till the soil to reap the benefits of our soul

    Singing this little light of mine


    Patrice C. Queen
     
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    indeed sis indeed ....
     
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    Pastor on vacation, but God remains with you always. Welcome back poetess.
     
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    hmmmm ...how long was/is the pastor's vacation? ...perhaps we should encourage more of them to go on vacation :SuN031:
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to read and wink at my poem and affirm it

    peace

    Patrice
     
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    yes God is with us always

    he is never on vacation

    Peace

    Patrice
     
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    you and lilpea sharethe same thought

    He too speaks of a time when his pastor was on vacation and many were preent in his absence

    peace

    patrice
     
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    BLESS YOU sister Patrice C. QUeen
    It has been so long since I have HEARD or SEEN any of your Writing...IT was a BLessing and So refreshing
    Another great scribe from you as it will olways be AT LEAST....FLow on:)
     
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    It is great to be back

    thank you for noticing I was gone and enjoying my work

    I love your thoughtful responses

    Peace

    patrice
     
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    thanks for sharing this piece!
     
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