Can’t hurt feelings
if there are no feelings to hurt
it’s kind of useless and dumb
to look down one’s thumb
or poke a stick at
a conscience desensitized and numb
Eyes glazed over from the last beat down the world gave to you
wondering where God was
and why no one ever came to save you
mental morphine intravenous drip dosages at the sound of a beep
smelling salts under nostrils
spittle dripping on a pillow fast asleep counting lost sheep
just forgot where the ground was yo’!
Staring at a living wall of tormented writhing flesh
maggots drawn to your canvas just waiting for a pallet to paint a carcass
delusional hollow speech of freedom
while drowning face down in a pool of your own vomit
vultures a-gather waiting patiently smelling imminent death
sharp defensive tongue even near the end
knee-jerks on cruise control, hearing judgments?!
Or is it the conviction of The Holy Spirit?
too close to hear it?
from and through the mouth of a brother
that chip has got to go!If I knock it offa’ your shoulder
you may knock me out
but rest assured…
He’ll send another and another and another…
until you hear what you could not hear
The Lord spoke to you
Spiritual director spoke to you
Stranger who sat by you at a bus stop too
till a messenger was dispatched to you
Everything in Heaven and on earth belongs to God
have “you”Eh? Me? I? or You? and sometimes why?
but never asking Y not us
or Y not WE?
there’s more, much, much, more
Than being a king within an enclosed sphere of influence
with imagined subjects
subjugated to a tyrannical rule
The Love of a Father that does not give up on His children
was sent to you
determined to not go home without you…amen?!
Ready… set… go…
to wake a sleeping mean-spirited dog!
So what’s it gonna take?
Clarence really wants to earn his wings
you still, haven’t heard a thing
Truth be told,
you heard it all,
every single word…
it’s just not your time to know,
in His time…
we can only do as we are told
“if people destroy something made by man they are called vandals. if they destroy something made by GOD they are called developers”