Majesty

Majesty

what do i feel
when i hear
my favorite song

i think of majesty
i think of triumph
i think of thrones

born poor,
don’t mention silver spoons
more like no spoons at all

no spoons, no pacifier
no bottle, no formula
only milk from a loving mother’s breast

fed me and made me strong

i think of majesty
i think of triumph
i think of thrones

we moved
to the tough neighborhoods
when i entered my teens

in the mornings
we ate grits
on weeknights we ate beans

it was then that
my mother was alone
just her and her six boys

I think of majesty
i think of triumph
i think of thrones

laughed at often for my high-water pants
ridiculed by many who learned
my younger brothers wore no shoes

told a many
times by many
i was destined for failure

told a many
times it was not
my right to rule

today those memories
of days of hardship
drive my goals

win or lose

i think of majesty
i think of triumph
I think of thrones

How Will I Fare When I Stand Before Goliath

How Will I Fare When I Stand Before Goliath

How will I fare before a Goliath?

will discouragement from family, friends
invade my ears, my heart, make me stand down

will the terror of his girth, horror his sword
make me cower, fret, lose nerve, run and hide

who is this Goliath that makes me shrink
from following after my dreams?

the apprehension of taking a risk,
the fear of failure pursuing success,

the timidity of stepping on stage,
the avoidance having, achieving goals,

who is Goliath that makes me stand down?

i will not stop my pursuit of success.
i will not run away, will not retreat