A Cup of Cold Water

I am not asking for your best wine Nor a three course meal I’m accepting the Lord’s mercy, grace, and a love that seals… Fate, Unity, Life All in a cold cup of water I refuse hate, deceit, and unnecessary pain Humbly basking in joy, devotion, and a peace I claim… Reconciliation, Redemption, Freedom Through…

Lord Give Me

LORD GIVE ME Lord Give Me Joy so that I can share it Give me strength so troubled I can bear it Give me Light, Lord, so I can shine it A little knowledge so I might find it Then just a taste of comfort so knotted I untwine it LORD GIVE ME Lord give…

Being Black

There is strength in being Black There is beauty in being Black There is responsibility in being Black There is joy in being Black There is knowledge in being Black There is hope in being Black There is truth in being Black There is history in being Black There is harmony in being Black There…

If I was a Black Woman

If I was a black woman I’d snap my neck and roll my eyes with a hand planted on my wide hips. With a pointed finger tipped with an acrylic nail I’d give you the attitude that has festered through years of degradation. If I was a black woman I’d tap my foot while I…

Color Blind

Originally posted March 2019 I can’t hate you, for if I do I’d have to hate me I’m color blind for only through God’s love can I see I am a man of color they say; yet my family is of mixed race I have grandchildren that have blue eyes like you They share your…

Daddy I’ll Dance

Originally posted November 2018 Daddy dance with me, hold my hands and twirl me ’round Daddy dance with me, let me stand on your shoes so my feet don’t touch the ground Daddy dance with me, please just one more song Daddy dance with me, I don’t want to dance this dance alone Daddy can…

Mama’s Child

Originally posted April 2018 While I was an infant with an innocent smile, crying kept you up at night I was still mama’s child When I started school you said you were proud, when I played football you stood in the crowd Time past and many things changed; from school to the block is where…

Excuse Me Sir

I apologize for interrupting your life. There are important subjects I must, as a man, bring to your attention. This nation has been in a downward spiral for years. Understanding that we may have completely different views concerning the past, the present and the future of where we as a nation are headed, I am…