Through the valley of pain and fear I would ride. When the road got rocky I never ran nor did I hide. I stayed facing all the obstacles in my path. Conquering one challenge made me glad. Emotions swayed back and forth as life progressed. Stress and worry ruled my thoughts with no rest. I was born in the Fall. Failure revealed what was once hidden. This life was thought out before it was written. I admit, I come from the dirt. I know very well oppression and hurt. The future is familiar but the past I can’t recall. Grounded in truth I’m prepared to face it all.♞
The Tower resided on the red side of Compton, CA. Piru’s made sure the only blue in sight was the sky. Patterns were consistently sprayed on the concrete sidewalk after sun fall. Smog was the daily inhale. Everyone is infected.
Funerals were a regular occurrence on the weekends. Usually the same hymn played its tune for the ceremony. A pale Christ appeared stained on a thick colorful glass window. With hands of prayer He looks to the sky as to gaze upon the Father. Beneath him is a pulpit of death. Casket colors change as do the lower vessel.
The Dragon Dream
RJ walked side by side with a man unknown to me. For a moment it felt I was with them but not once did they acknowledge or look my direction. Suddenly they turned around frightened by the first glance. Without hesitating RJ and the stranger sprinted away down a dark alley. Before I could turn around a giant black wing knocked me to the ground. Partially conscious, I glanced upon a black dragon towering over me. I slipped into a deep darkness and resurrected. The dragon was gone but my Father stood in the exact same spot where I was attacked. A smile was released before I was lifted from the ground and embraced with safety.
Nightmare of Faith
Three years passed but the dreams remained consistent. I thought a new location would make me forget about the Tower. Instead I had brought the darkness with me. Fear kept me in a place I hated. My soul became temporarily trapped in a nightmare. Demons wanted my flesh. Fluid reduced my pace tremendously. They chased me through the Tower reminding me I’m inhale.
It’s a full moon and I’m up early for the hustle. Even the weekend can’t keep my focus off pursuing my goals. I’m growing more excited as we move closer to the holiday season. It’s my duty and honor once again to show my family how much I love them by giving. Let us remember that even when our days turn dark there is always a light shining for you.♞