#WriteFree365 – Day 233: What’s Going On

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(You know the song.  Over forty years, and Marvin is still right.  Day 233…)

Father, Father, everybody thinks we’re wrong.  But who are they to judge us? …

I’m sick of having to explain why I’m a person.
Yes, I am a walking representation of the beginning of this world
But I am not a primate
Made lower than those whose melanin lie in darkness like their compassion.
Besides, if evolutionists are right
I’m pretty sure someone like me would never evolve into someone like you.

It is not an anomaly that I’m intelligent
I am already performing for an audience hoping I’ll be slaughtered
The American flag is Caesar
And I’m not going to salute
Because I don’t give honour to my killer

I don’t need a pat on the back.
Continuously giving reasons why I’m an equal
Is begging for treats at Master’s feet
I stand on two legs because I’m human
And don’t you holding my hand to walk for your enjoyment.

I’m not arguing common sense
Those who don’t have it
Are three fifths of who they believe they are
Since they don’t see or hear me.
So I’ll just be

#WriteFree365 – Day 151: If I Should Die Tonight

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(We’ve reached the end of the fifth month of consecutive days writing.  I can feel my mind and spirit changing since January 1st.  It’s, inexplicable.  With all the words I’ve written, it’s still impossible to describe.  I decided to end May with a thought that I sometimes have.  Day 151…)

If I should die tonight, I want you to keep this one thought in mind…

Forgive me for praying to you
Placing you in such a pious position
When you’re as flawed as I.
But should you forgive
Then I broke no commandment
Forgiveness is divine.
Hopefully there’s enough God between you and I.

Do what you must to limit tears soaked in my memory
Know that because I love you
I left as blessed as the day before the day I told you
I love you.

#WriteFree365 – Day 129: Yesterday

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(I decided to go with Marvin’s version over The Beatles’ one.  Brother Marvin just stirred my soul easier.  Given the idea behind today’s entry, it makes sense.)

I must have said something wrong.  Now, I long for yesterday…

I remember it like it was last night.
Nestled in my arms was she who carried the Universe in her hips
With my hands and mind on her
Nothing seemed out of reach
My world
Composed of the galaxies in her skull
Made stargazing easier

Her body housed constellations like hieroglyphs
The Big Dipper’s handle pointing to her heart
So I never forgot where home was

When life made my course full of raging waters
Looking up at her always gave me direction.

Somewhere between sundown and sunrise
When God declares it a new day
She left
Now the blank canvas of the sky traded the wine of newness for the sobering dose of emptiness

It’s not impossible without her
It’s just much harder without inspiration
Nothing looks as good if she isn’t starting at it with me.

Memories are the closest we get to going back
Hopefully tomorrow reminds her of yesterday.

#WriteFree365 – Day 92: Trouble Man

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(This is my favorite song ever.  I’ve written and finished countless pieces to this.  For whatever reason, this song speaks to me like no other.  Plus, today is Brother Marvin’s birthday, so it was only right.  Day 92…)

I’m checking trouble, sugar. Moving down the line…

Have you ever known what it’s like to have calamity in your DNA?
The Y chromosomes
Tiny divining rods that ring when problems are near.

I am the living lesson for King Midas
Though my touch is hidden
It’s best that some things
Some people
Never come in contact with me.

I’m not a troublemaker.
I am Trouble’s life partner
Separated by salvation
Praying that celestial blessings temper her desires to seduce me.
She’s the ex that won’t leave me be
Because without her,
My whys wouldn’t exist.

I am nothing without her
But I am everything I hope to be
Without her
That’s for sure.