The Light (a poem)

Hello all! Long time ago, I wrote this poem and so now I feel the need to share it with all of you. After listening to what a lot of people were going thru, I felt compelled to put this piece together. So just in case you’re wondering, this poem is NOT about me. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.

As I sit here

Thinking about what could’ve been

Thinking about what should’ve been

I get pissed.

Start having fits

‘Cause I’m sick of this sh*t.

Rent is past due

I’m on food stamps

And my man is sleeping with several tramps.

And he thinks that I don’t know.

Car got repossessed

My finances are a mess

I’ve had it up to here

But God said, “Don’t fear.”

And although I know He’s near

It seems like the harder I try

The harder I cry.

Sick of people saying, “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”

Well, I’m pleading for God to work TODAY.

I know that you can’t rush God

And that He works in His own time

But I need Him to ease the pressure

Before I lose my damn mind.

Interview after interview, doors slammed in my face

‘Cause employers forgot how it was to be in my place.

I’m getting tired of your mother’s mouth

Putting up with all of her disrespect

I knew she was crazy and nosy as hell

But this wasn’t what I’d expect.

Sometimes I feel like getting in my car

Turning off my cell phone and driving away

But the little faith that I’m holding on to

Gives me the strength to make it another day.

And like a dumb ass, I kept taking you back

Knowing damn well that you didn’t deserve me.

But this morning, I woke up with light shining thru my window

And I feel the urge to set you free.

Please don’t beg for forgiveness as I pack your sh*t

Don’t say how much you love me.

Because your words are falling on deaf ears

You’re blocking my vision and I want to see.

So as I closed the door in your face

I’m ready to clean out my whole place

I’m gonna fill this place with new beginnings

Because now I know that my life has meaning.

I’m gonna pursue my dreams

And live my life

And I thank God for visiting me today

And showing me the light.


Copyright © 2013 by Sonica Jackson


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