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Portraits with Pzazz by Beth

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The dream

Was right there

Waiting

On me

To choose

To enrobe myself

In a faith

Grand enough

To wear its design


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Gray

The land of nowhere

Found tiptoeing

Between

Great heavy shadows

Holding hostage

Fearful what if’s

And the light

Bare naked brightness

Secrets once

Owned in terror

No more

Have power

Release

Peace

Freedom

Life


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Reflecting

From a view

Of self-peace


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I tried an experiment

Surrendered my life to God

Just to see what would happen

Opened my tight closed fist

To receive His will

He poured out on me

His abundant love

Now I am a tree

Planted by streams

Ever nourished

Ever protected

Catapulted into the favor

He planned for me

Before he formed me

In my mother’s womb

Grateful to be so adorned


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There’s layers to my depths

And depths to my layers

Arrangements of silence, sounds, letters, words

Building, stacking, mounting

One pause, one syllable, one moment at a time

Spinning out from

My soul’s innermost core

Bursting into life

The moment they touch air

Traveling through galaxies

Beyond the universe

Beyond time

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You will tell everyone

How you prayed

And how I answered

Love,

God


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Look!

You see?

When you serve me

I will put you in places

You could not otherwise go

I will place you

In palaces you can’t afford


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I thought

About contemplating

Then decided

Thinking too much

Is overrated…

Seize the day!


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My flame burns bright

Illuminating the darkness

It stays steady & fierce

Even though life’s gales

Divinely lit & furnished

My spirit shines

Guiding my journey


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One day it became

Crystal clear

In the split

Of a split second

My heart spoke

My purpose

God’s destiny

For who I am to be


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Encased

Within my beauty

A silent grain of pain

But my God

Layered

Love, upon love, upon love

Smoothing hurt into

Iridescent sheen


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Good morning sunshine

Up & out & at ’em

And feeling very fine


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They won’t see me

Until they SEE me

Patiently leveling up

Daily

I am a new man

The old things

Have passed away


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My little girl dreams

Are still cherished

By my woman’s heart

One day

Very soon

I know

They will be

My reality


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And then the day came

When I stopped

I stopped

Dancing for a song

That never paid me dignity

And on that day

I said

I am significant

Then I reached out

And I took it

I took my worth

I took my grace

I took my respectability

I wrote my own song

This song

I can dance to

Proud

 

 

 


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“Who will buy this wonderful morning?  Such a sky you never did see!…  Who will buy my sweet red roses?…  Who will tie it up with a ribbon, and put it in a box for me?” – Oliver


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Every story

I’ve ever lived

Recorded by my

Beating heart

Speaks no language

Man can decode

Unless he looks

Into my eyes

Those windows

To the pages

Of my soul

It would take

His lifetime

And then some

To read

Carefully

Through them all


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No never.

I’m just getting started!


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Don’t need you to be perfect

All I need is you to be the perfect man for me

Love me enough

To not want to live without my loving

You be the present & future

The one who makes my heartbeat sing

My smile glow

Secure in knowing you’re for real

No matter which way life goes

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I’m gonna love you

Love you like never before

Straight outta my heart

Throw back my head

Kick up my heels

Laugh from the bottom of my soul

Fully love living this life

Free


Behind the Scenes


Gnawing soft insides out
Ulcers of regret
Mourning
Tidal waves of acid to the soul
Desperate despair
Devouring
Famine in the belly
Once gorged with love

 

 


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Switching things up
Making moves
Smooth & sharp
Success is the groove
I’m feeling


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“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freeedom.” – Malcolm X