Too Much Of The Same Nuthin'!

by B.T. Bonner

I've spent too much time 
doing too much of the wrong things
receiving messages not meant for me
and following paths not bent for me 
I've seen too much darkness
despite my love for the darkest color
and denied a helping hand
to those I choose to call black brother!
I looked for peace in the arms of women that meant me no good
convincing myself that it was love
giving away pieces of my heart
when all they really wanted was the blood 
forging alone hollow
against a bitter grain
confusing the differences between a spiritual mind 
and a mind gone insane
I sat weltered in life
like a limb broken from its stem 
waiting for the final judgment
written clearly in the hymn 
then you came alone
with a voice soft like a sedative
you eased my body 
you caressed my mind
taught me how to embrace myself 
and told me everything would be fine
and I listened because the feelings were stronger than
the force that moves oceans 
distracting the waves
turning my dry days
into mornings wet with laughter
and evenings that fell softly upon peaceful
like an indescribable word 
written just to move me to bliss
written in just the right pitch
and for a moment we sat still... 
watching yesterday waving goodbye in the distance
listening to forever as it whispered upon the shore 
giving birth to the first note of a new song 

Too Much Of The Same Nuthin'! by B.T. Bonner

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