A Simple Prayer

October 18, 2016  •  1 Comment

 

As we watch our children play,

 we pray.

As we hear the song of their laughter,

 we pray.

As we witness the sun’s rays shining through their smiles,

 we pray.

Through sequences of setting suns and rising moons

we pray our children bloom

 and are allowed to grow to their fullest potential,

not to die over something inconsequential.

That they are judged by their character and the sincerity of their heart

not by senseless violence should we part.

Their identities were shaped long ago

by our ancestor’s visions and thou

they are but children they live it such a time of woe.

Where playing while black, brown and red

can result in them ending filled with lead.

How are we to explain society’s shame

that the hue of their skin could still, Today,  result in innocent pain?

As we walk along the threshold of time

 seeing the past and present only separated by a fine line.

Where those who swore to protect

Turn away in neglect

or select their view of our children’s worth

and feel it’s their right to return them to Mother Earth.

We chose to pray every day in every way

for the salvation of the ones that lay and the ones that slay.

We pray

to find common ground and re-educate minds

to look forward and leave hate behind

We pray

We pray

We pray

 ~ Maia Truesdale-Scott


Comments

Melanie Glass(non-registered)
Maia,The photo itself is phenomenal.You captured the strength of a black married man, father and his sons standing tall,embrassing,holding one another representing the power of prayer,family and unity. Outstanding!
The poem is tremendous! It is moving. I've read it over and over. Each phrase is on point and powerful. The only question I thought about is, what does the day when we leave hate behind look like?
Excellent piece! I'm happy my creativity could reenergize apart of your amazing creativity that was just wanting for you to unleash it.
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