THE BEAT OF A DRUM

#Black History Time, Giving respect for a vision to the rhythm that never gets old.

Bang! Bang! Bang!,
I know you thought it was a gun,
No! No! No!,
It was the beat of a drum,
We can dance to it, we can sing with it too,
We can always take a moment to meditate to it’s mystical groove.

Boom! Boom! Boom!,
I know you thought it was a bomb,
Ha! Ha! Ha!,
It was the beat of a drum,
Our ancestors created it for us to understand where we come from.

The beat of the drum was the vibration which lifted their souls,
Giving respect for a vision to the rhythm that never gets old.
The original beat was embedded from our past for the future generations to come.
As the story repeats itself, same sentiment of the drum.

The drum created for where we kept all self respect.
Held by the drum to remember our stories with intellect,
Never to neglect, always a way to reflect.
Save your bet, for through pain and sufferance,
Never breaking our spirit as of yet.

Whack! Whack! Whack!,
I know you thought it was a whip,
Never ever did you all think that the drum is what we came equipped with.
So soothing, not even a savage beast could beat,
For in this bloodline, some things you could never defeat.

Talk with God,
For the drum was created from our past, for the present and to the future.
Lord, I hope for the blind may feel or see.
For the beat of a drum is life and freedom, for people of our ancestry.
Like some of you, with the same ancestral like of me.

The drum defines the rhythm in our melanin of you and me,
From our ancestors with dignity and integrity,
Lest not ever forget where we come from, no matter the lost,
Always remember the drum does not come with a cost.
So unique, a sound, so sweet, never forget that spiritual beat.

Bam! Bam! Bam!,
I know you thought it was a bat-a-ram,
No! not this time, for it was the drum beaten for all to gather around.
Tapping into the spirit to open our ears for God’s joyful noise of sound.
In finding direction to where we would be held and or bound.

Never lost, by God, always found,
For the drumbeat is what keeps us sound.
The beat of a drum still keeps us presently around.

THE BEAT OF A DRUM
©chelleythepoetess 02/11/20

Image: Ron Hardy

NICE TO MEET YOU

Nice To Meet You (Respectfully & Certainly)

Nice to meet you today Mr….. , hmmm, beautiful day, is it not?
Respectfully is my name, I have seen you around quite frequently,
I am here to tell you, I want to know your name, in all due respect.

Nice to meet you as well today, Respectfully. I have noticed you too,
No need for Mr…., Certainly is my name, yes it is a beautiful day,
I want to make sure you know, I am interested and Certainly happy to meet you.

Nice to meet you Certainly,
I like a man who is Certainly making sure he is interested in me, or what he wants in a woman, Respectfully,
Respectfully is all in what I give to a man of certainty upon meeting.

Nice to meet you, for we have a lot in common so far,
I like a woman who is Respectfully open for a meeting like this,
I am Certainly also, a righteous loyal man, to a woman who holds respect for herself.

Nice to meet you, for I agree with you
I like a man who is Certainly my type, upon meeting him,
I am Respectfully, honored to be a patient, honest woman.

Nice to meet you, Respectfully,
Nice to meet you, Certainly,
Have a nice day, you have a nice day too.

Nice to meet you all presently, we, Respectfully and Certainly, are now new found friends. We connected by a first impression, respect, certainty, a wonderful conversation, open communication, a nice meeting, a way to happiness, a common interest, sheer beauty, a sure true meaning, righteousness, a loyalty, a personal type, an honor, and patience in understanding, makes for a nice relationship.

Nice to meet you, from the both of us. Respectfully and Certainly.

We Are Creatures of Nature

We Are Creatures of Nature

We are creatures of nature
We must do what God said to do
We need to clean this land
We got to come together
One by one and hand by hand

We are creatures of nature
We need to fix what we can
We need more love and togetherness
We know of the old wise man

We are creatures of nature
We must do better for fellow man
We must join together one by one
We have to do this hand in hand

We are creatures of nature
Let us not reap what we sow
We need to sow seeds together
For our green earth to continue to grow

We are creatures of nature
We were put all over this land
It takes all of us to do what’s right
So we can follow God’s plan

We are creatures of nature
However we choose
Now if we don’t clean up God’s earth
We the people will only loose

We are creatures of nature
No need to explain
We are all put here for a purpose
To live in harmony, without the pain

We are creatures of nature
We just cannot let it be
We have choices in life
To make it all worth it for you and me

We are creatures of nature
We must love it too
For if the ground we walk on is not cleaned up
We will end up in doom

We are creatures of nature
We must do what’s right
We have got to lift each other up in prayer
We must save each other’s lives

We are creatures of nature
We know our Father loves us so
We got to give it all up to God
We must now bow our heads and nod
Amen

-Chelley

we are creatures of nature

Hey People

Hey People

Hey People
Dream with your hearts and souls with the spirit
Never by greed and the soulless ones of mankind
I have dreams of the very start
The dreams derive from the belief in God

Pay attention
Confusion is killing
Cost of food is starvation
The power of drug is disorientation
Children born in hunger sick and drug addicted

The working class is poor
The greed is rich
War is violence on a rise anywhere
Sleep is unrest
State of a union…….
What is that?

Hey People
Evil is the force that changed it all (Bad)
Love is the source to stop it all  (Good)
Stick together leave deception alone
Forever be true for one to live long
Get together with God
Then come on

Stay sturdy in your path
Pray worthy to our Heavenly Father
Balance the rope it’s tight
The time is ticking……
Growth…….
Where?

Hey People
All of this applies
Do not let deceit become your lie
Love each other all the time
Peace will be still in God
Truthfully always right on time

Feeling sublime on a dime
This time…….time after this time

Hey People

-Chelley

Hey People

 

 

As I Lay

As I Lay

As I lay
Feeling relaxed
Peace on my mind
No time to play
Just time to pray
While I lay

As I lay
Feeling sublime
Love making the best of my day
Forever more
Until the next sunrise
While I lay

As I lay
Feeling true
Daydreaming of castles near the sea
No bargaining chips
Just pure honesty
I give to my Lord thee
While i lay

As I lay
Feeling confident
Thinking about what life can be
One way to do this is to
Give all ones woes to thee
For thou to set me free
While I lay

As I lay
Do not misinterpret what  I said
For these words are formulated
From my head
Nice words easily read
I am writing from by bed
While I lay

As I lay
Feeling Inspired
I keep my faith in all I do
Just sharing some thoughts
To inspire you too

As I Lay
While I Pray
As I Lay

-Chelley

inspiration

I Am Your Friend

I Am Your Friend

Dear Friend:

When I rise up to the occasion, do not despair
despair is only bad air
I am your friend, do not sweat it
I am your friend, you will never regret it

When I hold your hand, it feels so good
bow your head down, pray and you will know you should
I am your friend, do not sweat it
I am your friend, you will never regret it

When life takes a volatile turn
I will not let you fall or burn
I am your friend, do not sweat it
I am your friend, you will never regret it

When you are sad, lonely, and blue, call out my name
I will answer you, relate to me and I will put those emotions to shame
I am your friend, do not sweat it
I am your friend, you will never regret it

Now that I told you what I will do,
all the rest is up to you
for I am your friend, do not sweat it
I am your friend, you will never regret it

I am your friend
In God in the name of Jesus

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