They hiss and wag their heads


but they are clearly visible

through opaline glass panels,


incapable of

producing light which keeps

my community

under siege

Oh! this has gone on far too long

too far and beyond.

And when one is in grave pain

there is no one to turn to

no where to go, to go to,

to get justice

especially when the system

is broken and against you.

You cry, you vex your spirit

you bawl and then you empty

your bosom, empty your belly

then you empty yourself

completely to the Lord.

You turn to Jesus.

With outstretched arms

He says forgive. Continuously, forgive!

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