Quotes From the Divine

Quotes From the Divine

“The rain came the day they walked over me. My mama said she’d hoped shed never see me stop growin’. The grass blades looked tall on me like new sod on fresh flesh was in fashion. She knew that spot was blessed. She saw it as a blessing that I even left. She saw it as a blessing it was rather hot the day they shot me. She swore she even saw it coming but she couldn’t admit to knowing just the way the bullet tore before it hit. Tore the pages from the creases in my palms, stole the stories from my bones stole the meaning in my lungs, took the thoughts I never got the chance to think and now I’m knowing it’s a blessing that you’re putting it to ink. You’re an angel, a channel in disguise as a poet, I know my story matters but I died before I told it, thanks for writing it, I think that it’s important.”

“I was born in Mississippi 1989, a backpacking, blue-grassing fella with a nine. I never thought I’d need to use it, mama told me it was stupid, yet I carried it for comfort almost all the time. I was scared that where I come from didn’t feel like mine. No home for me there it made me feel like cryin’, which I was free to do as it pleased me,  mama that she need me, to show her the emotion Daddy couldn’t find. She always told me to be open with my heart I’d be fine. She said no matter they tease me there’d be tears where they need be and if they couldn’t heal with theirs then they could heal with mine.”

Mind over matter, matter over mind. Neigh sayers call me crazy but I don’t mind. I walk my life out like the rest of ya’ll, one step at a time. I feel the pain like the rest of ya’ll but no I don’t mind. Quotes from the divine, quotes from the divine. They trust me with their stories, quotes from the divine.

“Continue. Free flowing passion, flew passed the harassment, they told me I was crazy I said, I don’t mind. I got a whole chest of drawers filled with paintings I’ve made. God blessed the hand and paint blessed the page. I got a whole chest of heart filled with lessons I’ve saved. God blessed the mind and mind filled the space. Space be to God like eyes be to face. Light be to eyes like water to rain, like love be to pain, all these things are the same. The rain came the day the holy spirit called on me, brought me back to the source.  The time split atoms on my skin tone and turned the flesh to dirt so they’d never see me stop growin’. A miracle, a maze. A fervor, a haze. A short life lived long, a long face for days. A lotta questions to hone in. A depression to zone in. A long blunt to smoke and unwashed clothes to smoke in. He didn’t take it well, as far as I can tell, from this brand new perspective where all is well. So, I want you to tell him for me; I didn’t even die I just went back to the paint tube and the same hands that hold me are the hands that still paint you.”

Mind over matter, matter over mind. Neigh sayers call me crazy but I don’t mind. I walk my life out like the rest of ya’ll, one step at a time. I feel the pain like the rest of ya’ll but no I don’t mind. Quotes from the divine, quotes from the divine. They trust me with their stories, quotes from the divine.

“Honey Dew, do you look for me in the morning dew? Do you still call me in the afternoons? And when the summer heat is through, will you still be my Honey Dew? Honey do, you remember this tune? All those warm nights I held you and sang it straight through all your worries and woes ‘til sleep took you home, little Honey Dew, do you recall? The way the sweet melon dropped dew on your tongue when I let you lick mine because you were too young to chew? Honey do, you know how close I sit to you now when you cry? Just as close as ever but I’m a little passed your time sweet baby, I’m on a new page sweet baby but our story is the same sweet baby and your page is firmly bound right next to mine. And speaking of the bind, the bond the space, the time, the sea the pond, the life, the race that I have won, the sizzling summer sun, Honey do, you know that I am all these things to you? Honey do, you still look for me in the morning dew? Do, you still speak on me when I call you to? Do, you tell my story when they ask of you to tell it, of the sweetness of that melon of the way your mama held it just a bit beyond your throat to be so sure you wouldn’t choke, sweet baby do, you recall? And when you think of me my darling just relax and let it go, I won the race but you will find that second place is just as gold.”

Mind over matter, matter over mind. Neigh sayers call me crazy but I don’t mind. I walk my life out like the rest of ya’ll, one step at a time. I feel the pain like the rest of ya’ll but no I don’t mind. Quotes from the divine, quotes from the divine. They trust me with their stories, quotes from the divine.

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