TESTIMONIAL, THE FREEDOM OF ERF WON'T DO UNLESS LACED WIT DE HOLY SPIRIT

my ma dead and gon to hebbun

my pa alive and kickin livin for himself

one brudder didn’t make it crib death got em

other brudder is not my keeper

every woman dat came my way change dey face

passed my antee on de street de otha day she didn’t even recognize me

no communication wit my sista

gramma had a heart attack right in front of me

pickin up my toy

at dat age didn’t know she was dead

grandpa passed shortly afta

gramma on my fatha side had a stroke during a drug raid

otha grandpa neva know de man

all my friends don’t take my’s mission seriously

and i cain’t force dis music on em

i take on otha’s sorrows as my own not to escape myself

on dis earth ain’t neva had a home

or a family to eat dinner wit

sleepin on the flo

supported by doze dat come and go

locked inside my own opinion

and a verse dat i dunno how it measure up wit de rest(how will my account differ)

whuffo

america sho is de land of de blessed and we’s salvage all we can get

all de real suffering i ain’t live tru or it’s overseas

feelin nostalgia for a time i ain’t neva lived through

history mayhap been mo unfair den now

now’s we pacified and sleepin indentured servants neva fixin ta leavin de plantation

no motivation to build up dey wealf or to market my works

meant for y’all and gawd almighty nachally

this future dats comin sho scares me

all de saints ain’t been marchin in

even gawd in de form of man was discriminated

and when de come with doze ships and ammo

why didn’t cha suffocate doze chillen and off ya’self

but we stand grateful wit de faif of de oppressed

we live and sang wit de aspiration fo a union on earf

and see’s ours progeny git rid of dis devilish money

sometimes i’s feels we’s foolin ourselves

and any of doze books is de devil in disguise

only de lords words in da flesh will make me feel promised

a motherless child with inconsistent faif

the troofs shuffled in de same deck as de lies

is dis audible to thy i testify

thou shall be de first and de last

i know not where i stand in this land

my mind tires

does everyone expect dare prayers to be answer’d

doubt shrivels confidence i take it personal even tho i shant

failure at the impossible tithes me over

and it could be worst

de lord will make a way somehow i’s sho hopes even tho

all de signs lead to something i will never admit

until dat day is upon

TESTIMONIAL, THE FREEDOM OF ERF WON'T DO UNLESS LACED WIT DE HOLY SPIRIT

ariyahjoseph

Corvallis, United States

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