Tag Archive: Slam poetry


So you look at the surface and if the surface is clean then the inside is clean because you see the surface every day so it should be easy to clean, right?  I mean, if you don’t make time to clean the outside then how could you take the time to clean the inside?  But then, what about Jesus?  What about Paul?  They. Had. No. Showers.  They were dirty. Not leper dirty.  But Jesus was pure.  Jesus was clean.  Jesus is God.  Paul inwardly burned but was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Producing fruit we still eat today. The fruit of the Lord in the Bible and we can read it, we can try and fathom it.

but without the Holy Spirit, we can know nothing.  Understand nothing. Can do nothing. We aren’t holy, we aren’t special, we aren’t anything.  We are vapors.  The wind is more.  But God says, “you are holy because I am holy.  You are glorious because everything I make is glorious.  You are something because I made you.  Your life now is vapor but you are everlasting.  I made you that way.” We. Are. Children of God.

with the Holy Spirit, we are.  We are powerful, we are mighty.  We are gods.  Because God tells us we are.  We are the temple of God and his Spirit is in us.  We can do anything in Christ Jesus.  We-are-ambassadors of Christ.  And so, we can be dirty on the surface, but God looks within and he sees what’s inside us.  It’s what comes out of us that makes us dirty.  Jesus said so.  But we-are-ambassadors of Christ.  For Christ and by Christ.  So, we need to be above reproach. We need to be clean on the outside. People look at the outside. If the outside is dirty then the inside must be too.  Right?

People are perishing.  Every. Day. People. Die. Forever.  You are God’s child.  You are his son, his daughter.  My sister, my brother, my mother my father. We are the light.  The darkness is out there.  We. Are. The light.  Take off the shades.  Put on the light.  Be the light.  Jesus made you the light.  Be. The. Light. Show the way.  Show them, Jesus.  Be Jesus.  People die. Every day.  Forever.  Be Love.  God is Love.  He so loved the world.  You love the world.  Be not of the world.  People die.  Every day. Forever.  They don’t have to. Do Something.

Before. They die.  Forever.

I’m not okay
with people dying
everyday-
forever.
Content,
to sit around,
praying-
let those
sit, who
can only sit,
in church.
I am,
the church.
I’m not okay;
watching
people
burn,
war widows
wailing,
shattered lives,
homeless on streets,
famine, poverty,
death all
around.
I’m not okay,
that you’re okay,
content, watching
people die,
everyday.