Tears in Uncertain Times

Shot of a young businesswoman looking stressed out in an officeFilled with fear and confusion

Consumed by my thoughts of uncertain times

Searching for answers that would lead

To an awakening of truth

An outlet, an escape from the fear which grips my soul

When I remember the world that will be no more

Darkened into submission

Never the same as we move toward a reset

We are paralyzed by change 

Having no idea what’s coming next

I cry silently in the darkness for lost memories

Of what was and what will never be again

As we crash into a different world

Awakening to new technologies

Extremely concerned with the storms of tomorrow.

Pat Fagan

 

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I Am Black

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Everyday, I look at a mirror, my reflection reminds me

I am Black

Everyday, I exist in a world filled with racism and discrimination

I am reminded, I am Black

You know what…in spite of all the horrendous trials and tribulations

Our Ancestors endured, suffering through slavery

Broken, tortured, raped, and oppressed

I come from a strong lineage of people who are strong, determined

Never willing to give up

To fight for change, equality, and denounce racism

I am proud to be Black

Black lives do matter as they are brutalized by the police

Communities impacted by systemic racism

Kept down from moving ahead

Believing and hoping for a better future

In which all lives matter

A world that doesn’t discriminate based on color

Yes, I believe in a world that is fair for us all

Racist attitudes seek to divide

Rather than love which intends to unite us

I can’t breathe.

Dear Lord

photo-1474505249622-84b542980263Every time I think you’re missing in action, you show me you’re always near.

You’ve been there through every laughter

You’ve been there through every tear

You’ve been there through my pain in the darkness

You’ve been there even when it rains

You’ve been there when my world was crumbling

You’ve been there through my saddest moments

You’ve been there through my mistakes and failures

You’ve been there when I felt so alone

You’ve been there when I suffered loss

You’ve been there when I searched for life’s meaning

You’ve been there when I was looking for love

You’ve also been there in my happiest moments

And you will still be there even after I’m gone

You turn my darkness into daylight and I can see more clearly your hands is in everythingYour love is eternal…..

 

THANK YOU LORD…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwanted Attention

photo-1523121412938-dc85733669b8I saw you looking at me from a distance

Checking me out like a piece of meat on a

Platter you want for dinner.

Oh no….

Shying away deliberately I smiled.

Hoping to avoid your gaze, I called to my

Friend who had just entered the room.

Hoping to engage her in a conversation,

I tried desperately to ignore your attention

Which made me feel so uncomfortable.

My friend and I started  talking about

Something…..

Anything to shake off that unpleasant feeling.

To distract the thought of your

Overwhelming gaze

Which made me feel uneasy.

But I felt your presence haunting me.

That unwanted attention…

I was definitely not attracted to

Your gaping by the way which

Proved to be very annoying.

 

Behind the Veil

yuris-alhumaydy-660577-unsplash5665312828898458491.jpgLife goes on regardless of the difficult moments we endure

So don’t wallow in self pity

Don’t hide your face behind the veil of your sunshine.

Shed the darkness, the disorder, the confusion of your mind which is entangled in a nest of depressive thoughts which robs you of the beauty of life.

The fire, passions which resides within is contained yet yearning to break forth.

However it is quelched, subdued by the moods which seek to keep you suppressed and feeding off of the darkness that hides within the crevices of your mind.

Scream out, break free of the dark clouds which keeps you in a state of despair.

Climb out of the shadows which keeps you in a perpetual state of decay where you’re fighting for your very soul.

Dreading each day due to the heaviness which consumes your time and keeps you awake at night.

After the dark of night is daylight bursting forth to feed your very soul. It’s a new day full of countless possibilities.

Don’t get caught up in the rat race, trapped in a sea of forgetfulness.

Lost in a maze, fighting to escape everyday life.

Get out from hiding behind the veil in that zombie like state…

Life has meaning..

Seek and you will find your sense of belonging,

There is more to life than you are allowing in at the present.

Peace and happiness will arrive at your doorstep if you let go of the past and move on to the future.

Time will set you free….