I believe I am the answered prayer of a slave.
I believe that the God of my slave ancestors is outside of religion space and time
I believe that God is consistent and his word is his bond (promises)!
hell on earth
calamity and suffering; on this he was clear
I know of the suffering of the black slaves
I know the suffering of generations to come and I empathize and stand to chant
BLACK LIVES MATTER
God’s truth holds in court
God assures peaks of peace and times of prosperous soulful restoration
the movement and belief that BlACK LIVES MATTER
witnesses to the struggle of souls
and the promised and answered prayers of slaves
that we would marry wisdom, dance with destiny and find peace in chaos
Proclaim our integrity
We will walk along with the historical negro voices
Our feet will hit rock, and legs will get scarred
Our voices will unite in a war cry
then, you will see our war dance
My people, My black people:
Stand with justice
And, light lady liberty’s flame
Be proud of our kinky hair and dark skin.
Black is beautiful.
God did not give us reason for doubt
But, he (God) promised a journey unlike any humans and overwhelming opportunities
I always wonder one day beside my name will they say “first negro to accomplish this” (whatever “this” is)
I was once a slave
But now we awaken and is FREE!
I was a slave until those cops killed my black brothers and sisters
I was a slave until I was denied rights based on the color of my skin
I was a slave until, I realized as a race, as a people; whom we were meant to be.
“Like Dust, I RISE!” Angelou said
For we are the rhythm and beat of a negro hymn
We triumph in memory believing, God is with us and gave a new name, a new identity and called us to a high calling
He called us his people, then he called us friend
and birthed us purposefully in an era of change, reconstruction, and opportunity
This is what I believe!