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RDU (Understanding Poem) - Jahmel A. Holden

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  • RDU (Understanding Poem) - Jahmel A. Holden


    Fully immersed in the place few outsiders know to be named Gothic Wonderland
    Structures harkening to a time distances from the present moment
    It was in this land filled with diablos azules
    I felt the warmth of God's embrace
    Was reminded of the many linked chain that accompanies a distorted sense of self
    How long
    Rather how loud
    Can a soul cry
    Yearning to taste the rich flavor of freedom
    Hoping to overcome a flesh addicted to the bittersweet brittle of complacency
    Some say eventually all things will crumble and corrode
    But while venturing on Tobacco Road I saw an ageless sage pipe empty but what he offered me was a reminder
    He spoke of a conversation he had with the author and completer of faith
    He simply stated the steps you choose to or not to take have an affect on the way of life for not only you but to those whom you are connected
    With new eyes I was able to perceive the purpose of courage
    And focus
    The revelation gave birth to a timely shift
    A transformation of sorts
    There were occasions previous where opportunities to repent presented themselves
    But there was a strength maintained by immaturity
    That kept the 180 degree revolution from completing it's cycle
    I had yet to fully feel the warmth of the eternal sunshine with a spotless mind and heart
    But as stated prior to my road encounter I heard it said all things will eventually corrode or better expressed fall away
    That wasn't excluding the voids, the poor perceptions, and the callouses upon my heart that were sustained by a deficient understanding of the calling upon my life
    It was when I believed
    That I was given the gift of sight

    Jahmel A. Holden (Los Angeles, CA.)