#WriteFree365 – Day 352: Soul Amazin’ (Steel Blazin’)

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(Whenever I stumble across a track from “Below The Heavens,” I’m reminded that I should listen to that album.  Day 352…)

My people need hope and I’m the one with it: the Soul Provider…

I took the time
To fathom this thing I harbor
Carries enough of the Universe
That we can exchange where in the cosmos we were created
Just by touching.

Every soul matters.
But there are some whose aura is beacon
Pieces of Polaris inhabit people walking the Earth
Should you meet them
You know which way you’re going

This thing
This divine compass
This spark that transforms whenever others need it
Still remaining the same
But instilling hope
A reminder in a world where life seems robotic
There are people living to be signs that everything will be okay.

#WriteFree365 – Day 351: Take On Me

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(Two weeks left in 2014.  I’m surprised I haven’t written to this, yet.  Day 351…)

You’re all the things I’ve got to remember.  You’re shying away.  I’ll be coming for your love, okay?…

After hiding from what you seek
Ready or not
Here it comes

The best love is a surprise
It catches you off guard while you’re in your favorite secret spot
Run all you want
Find the least conspicuous place in your world
And I’ll still find you.

I can hear your soul giggling from miles away
Finding you is as easy as you telling me to find you.

#WriteFree365 – Day 350: Dive Deep

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(Three hundred fifty days.  I have very little to say.  Day 350…)

Only Heaven knows about this treasure.  Love you like rain in the desert…

The most vital treasures are below the surface
I feel the shift in your world.
Beneath the ocean
Continents move
There is where lost cities are held

Strong lungs are necessary
To survive the pressure
I relieve it
A little
Or a lot
At a time
The fire that burns while surrounded by water
Lets me know your volcanic island is not for any inhabitant

But I’m not any inhabitant
I’m not lost on your shores
I can cause your small piece of land to erupt into paradise

#WriteFree365 – Day 349: Professional

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(I haven’t had much sleep today.  So much creative energy flowing through me.  Day 349…)

No, this is love.  It always makes its way back around.  It’s dispensable.  To fall is unacceptable…

I’ve seen your work
How you stay committed to it
While your heart is tucked away in your bag in the back
Is nothing short of remarkable.

How you inspire it
While keeping your heart away from it
Is a skill I never wish to acquire
But for you
Falling is unacceptable.

Make that money.
Spend the time and when it gets taxing
Know your refund will arrive soon.
And when you get that check
Hopefully it covers the expenses needed to keep you living.

Black Messiah

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(Inspired by this album that dropped a few hours ago.  This is how inspiration works, sometimes…)

It ain’t that easy to live.
In a time where Black lives are treated as worthless
By people claiming to be examples of godliness
We have salvation.
In a time where the melanin in my skin can get me killed
Its elegance radiates through this record.

A picture should be worth a thousand deaths
Documented evidence as payment for the myriad of names we hope rest in peace
While we expose the charade called justice
They try their hardest to eliminate us from the photo
Sugar daddies throwing money at their infidelity
And then wonder why we question if they really love us
Repeating history like Back to the Future
But let me tell you
This ain’t a movie, dawg.

We have a soundtrack to our movement
It won’t stop til it’s done
And no amount of prayer to the higher power you falsely represent
Will save you from us

No more fear
We will no longer betray the heart of our people
Walking through the door fist first
Blasting music you’ve never heard before
Trying to reverse the outcome of a future doc getting shot
Let me tell you again
This ain’t a movie, dawg.

This is what freedom sounds like
Where many instruments of love combine to form God
We make love to the finger style riffs in the guitar
Fight for love in the bassline
Spread love over the high hat
And when that love moves us
We improvise our vocal message of love
Because sometimes
Love is the most divine adlib
Key change
And bridge

Keep your Christ to yourself
We’ll save ourselves while He deals with the crimes you’ve committed in His name
Only from a people rooted in love
Could something so regal be created
This is love
We sing along, still unsure of the words
But that rise in our souls
Lets us know that
We don’t have to wait for joy in another life.

#WriteFree365 – Day 348: Aquemini

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(This song has one of my favorite lines in rap, ever.  Day 348…)

Faith is what you make it.  That’s the hardest shit since MC Ren…

Some people look to the Christ when times are rough.
I’m not one to disparage another’s faith
But it doesn’t work for me
Forgive the bleakness of this outlook

I don’t need Jesus
Because even He didn’t know what to do when His burden sat across His shoulders.
In fact,
He died.
I don’t have the luxury of divinity resurrecting me from rock bottom
Giving up doesn’t have the safety net of being holy.

It’s tough to be strong when an exemplary example want sure how to be strong, either.
But I have no choice but to be…

#WriteFree365 – Day 347: Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

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(Day 347…)

Now it’s three in the morning, and I’m trying to change your mind…

We should talk more often
It seems we only speak
When the things weighing heavily on your mind
Cause you to not think clearly

It’s like you’re on something
Something so damaging to your wellbeing
It causes the backlash effect
You fortify yourself in the things that are killing you
The nails in your hands are more sturdy because you keep hammering yourself to them

And now
You want to sacrifice yourself
To liberate yourself from sins that feel like the world
And yet somehow
My number is dialed like a prayer
I gladly answer if your salvation resides in my response.
I wish this isn’t how we talk.
But I’m glad we still talk.

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