by Brenda J McIntosh

I’ve seen much pain and heartache during this life
But until this body stands no more 
I will continue to love 
And give love to all who enter my realm 
I am but an aged Black woman 
Existing within the pain of constraints
That is my world 
I found beauty amongst the anguish
And as I contemplate and cultivate the future 
Recalling past delusions
That steered my course
Toward the end of days
I’m hopeful the end 
Will culminate near the Saints
And I will sparkle like a Black gem
Having eluded my persecutors
The cunning conniving seducers
Elevated my being to queen of the matadors 
And I will ride into heaven upon a golden bull 
In full regalia… and as the pain dissipates
I return from whence I come
Received into the loving arms of the Omnipotent One!

Living by Brenda J McIntosh

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