Ujamaa Christian Poetry
The other day I looked into the mirror and realized I'd been crying
Then it came to me that though I'm young, I'm old and dying
I want to curse the very breath that speaks of maturity
I see my mind aged so much faster than the rest of me
Endless raging inside, it's my blessing and my curse
A wallflower, and outsider, I'm not sure who said it first
I know what I need, though I'm not worth it, I'm convinced
One day I left my body, and I've been lost ever since
Just when I think I see a light, my world crashes down again
Someday will I find myself buried deep beneath the sand?
Show me the shadows, for there's no shadow without light
This battle tears me to pieces with my desperate attempts to fight
Somewhere inside me soul, I know the answer lies
I know I could hear if only I could hush these cries
Now all I said I was makes me out to be a liar
I feel a hand upon my face as it lifts me higher
I long to be free from all I thought I knew
So far away, I now ask myself, "Who are you?"
I'm torn in two directions, neither one could be a choice
How do I decide if I should listen to this voice?
I'm screaming inside my head, though no one here could know
I'm plummeting down to the ground, no one wants to see me though
My tears fall down like rain on the blackest night
I pray I'll be alive to see this blackness turn to light
Someone take my hand, please be gentle, please be kind
Be patient with my weary heart, comfort's so hard to find
Invisible to their clouded eyes, though mine pierce through their hearts
Will this life suffice when mind and body are apart?
Written by Katie Robinson
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