***This 2-part poem was written on September 11, 2008***
***This was inspired by the incidents that occurred on 09/11/2001***
Weeping May Endure for a Night…
A tear has fallen from my face
I look around this room, and realize that this will never be the same place
I can’t hug you no more. You’re gone, you ain’t near
As I got ready to tell you something, I remembered you’re not here
Why would God allow it for you to die?
The Bible says, Jesus, that You’d wipe away the tears that I cry
But my face is moist from my tears! Where are You?!
Why aren’t You doing the things that You promised me You’d do?
When I picked up the phone and received the news
I became angry, sad, scared, and confused
And what’s worst, they’re not here to lemme know it’s alright
When I call your name and don’t hear a response, I think of God and I wanna fight
Because I’m angry! God, You could have prevented this!
Couldn’t You let me see them 1 last time? Have 1 last hug or kiss?
Why would You do this to me, my friend? Do You hate us or something? ANSWER ME!!
Don’t turn away, don’t ignore me! The incision of hate is too deep inside me!
Will the sun ever stop hiding and reveal its light?
How much longer will I have to cry myself to sleep at night?
If I can’t laugh again, I’ll die for sure
It seems like every single night, my weeping may endure
…But Joy Comes in the Morning
Yes, I see you. I hear you. It’s going to be OK.
You’re still living in tonight, but you have yet to see a new day
I understand and feel your pain. I’m crying your tears too.
Don’t you know I’ll NEVER leave nor forsake you?
This may seem farfetched to you, but this is to help strengthen you
There’s always a plan to everything I do
I don’t hate you, I love you; I’m not ignoring you, I’m here
I’m here to protect you, so don’t worry or fear
I’m drawn to you. I wouldn’t dare try to do you any harm
When you call on My Name, I’m there. I always keep you in My Arms
Take this Power, Joy, and Strength I’m giving you to keep the faith
Don’t stop, you’re almost there; keep seeking My Face
When this storm passes, you’ll be a new creature, and you’ll smile again
This is just the beginning, far from the end
You’ll look new, feel new, sound new because of this change
But you can’t see it if you’re being weighed down with sorrow’s chains
I am your Rock, your Shield, your place of safety
All I’m asking you to do is put your trust in Me
Put your best foot forward, and continue your walk
When your storms has ceased, no words of sadness or hate will be I your talk
The rain has stopped. The clouds are gone.
“Victory” and “Strength” is your new song
You were lying in your bed last night complaining and groaning
But Joy cometh in the morning
(c) September 2008, B.I.B. Productions
(P) BOOYIKA!, Inc.