by Sunny Eddie Crawford
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart ~ Psalm 37:4
One night, I knock down my chest, Like a wall hammered by anger Of letting go of God's presence, lives want, Wanting to plant a kiss. Each on his bare hand- a repentance, Revive for walking a long way there I was instructed to seek his face & asked for his mercy To let go of my sinful deeds, I should've sharpened by my thoughts As I climb down, climb down the ladder of temptation If you ever pay attention to its perpetual twirling- always escaping something, like a spirit, a stubborn demon, Is the secret body of the devil's mission these slaves were created to love the world And before it began, Tell them, all my life I've curtain my grief Like a child counting the grain of sand, & now my soul is a victim of this circumstance. As I ran again before the presence of Christ with a wound heart, willing to look beautiful again.
Sunny Eddie Crawford writes from Monrovia, Liberia. His works have been forthcoming as in: Kalahari Review(KR), Ducor Review, Love from home & Uncaged love (Chapbooks published by the Liberian Poet Society), Ngagi Review, Spillwords, Orange blog Africa, Cutthroat(A Journal of the Art), and the We Write Liberia website.