Like closed ears, closed eyes, closed mouths, closed minds
closed ears, closed eyes, closed mouths, closed minds
has my savior yet come?
i prayed to God; He sent no signs
so please take my hand so we can run
to a far away place, open and wide
no secrets for me to keep inside
where people pry, inquire and ask
is a tortured child too great a task?
speak not, see not, hear not, be not
but we exist.
they chose to close us off
even Sunday school and my own teachers
avoided my glance and defer to preachers
who have taught me that the world is blind
whose lessons cut me with “Vengeance is mine”
Lessons betray me: Vengeance is mine
betrayed me when they said, “vengeance is mine”
afterlife, destiny, intervention divine
legal lessons speak though turned heads
laziness and selfishness and apathy
left to God which much be said
labored as law for i am a life
lonely and waiting for his swift hand
lesions of welts help me track the time
like clockwork i suffer in silence
loud cries heard only within my deceptive smile
Lord of all heavens, save me please!
lift me into a safe haven like you did the Prophets
leave me here if you must, but please stop it
abandoned and alone, i’ll surely fall
knocked down by the force of a downhill snowball