Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Reason to Smile

We believe abstract ideas without any awareness of their origin. We question the validity of information in which the truth has no meaning. We look up to Godless sinners because they have money, and down on God fearing human beings because they’re broke. We tear down when we should build up, lash out when we should embrace, speak when we should be quiet and listen. We have forsaken our community, our family, and our God because we believe the rat race is the path to happiness… It’s amazing when you think about it; for all of our misguided ideas and imperfect actions; God still continues to love us. If that’s not a reason to smile and be thankful….. well you already know.

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Angels and Griots

I will not shed a single tear
For your death

I will not experience a single moment of despair
Because you are no longer here

I will not feel a second of sorrow
Because you have been called home

I will not be angry
Or distraught
Or believe you have left before your time

I will never allow myself to think of your death
As an injustice
God is not unjust

I will not hang my head in sadness
Because I am at peace
Knowing that you have found peace

I will not lose hope
Because I have accepted God’s plan and know,
There is no such thing as dying before your time

Sooner or later
One of us had to say goodbye to the other
It only made sense that you went home first

You have touched souls
Lifted spirits
Gave hope
And showed the world how to love
Even when the world forgot how to love you

And me,
I am a griot
A poet
A story teller
Left here to share the stories of your love
In hopes
That they will get it
Before our time runs out

I will not shed a single tear
For your death
Because it is our souls,
Hanging in the balance now

Smile, Are you With Me?

I want you to stop
Whatever you’re doing right this moment and
Smile

Smile
Because God made you
Beautiful

Smile
Because you’re loved and
Appreciated

Smile
Because you have the power
To make a difference

Smile
Because you know
Even though you’re not sitting next to me
Your smile
Will ignite the fire that
Lights my soul

Smile
Because you know
I’m smiling
And that’s something we can do
Together,
Brothers and sisters need to start
Smiling together

When we smile together
We are powerful
World changers
Nothing we can’t do
No obstacle we can’t overcome
No miracle we can’t make happen

When we smile together
We radiate light
Bright like a Supernova
Drip God’s contagious love
Attack the immune system of hate
Like a virus
Rendering it helpless
Unable to recreate negativity and
Defenseless
Against love’s advance
Until it’s only option
Is to assimilate
Into the culture of love,

And it all starts with you
And that beautiful smile of yours

So stop
Whatever you’re doing right this moment and
Smile

Smile
Because God made you
Beautiful

Smile
Because you’re loved and
Appreciated

Smile
Because you have the power
To make a difference

Smile
Because you know
Even though you’re not sitting next to me
Your smile
Will ignite the fire
That lights my soul

Smile
Because you know
I’m smiling
And that’s something we can do
Together
Brothers and sisters need to start
Smiling together

Smiling together
We are as God intended us to be
Beautiful

Are you with me?