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To The Left

Updated on December 6, 2011

To The Left

On my left shoulder temptation sits
In the space adjacent to my face above my arm pit
To the right is the righteous so close to my conscience
A whisper that guides my path through the nonsense
Love, hate, love, hate, a fate polarized by decision
On a highway to heaven or on a road to perdition

I am man, in the pivotal position of existence
So futile! All that I desire will be cast in to fire
These stripes on my back are a constant reminder
I will not be beaten, mistreated or defeated
Certainly not forgotten, they get bitter as I get better

For centuries I am silent for even speech is biased
I learn this foreign dialect as I remain quiet
I walk to my right towards the light
A beacon of freedom shines through the night
Drop the hyphenation attached to my classification
My arms manifest your destiny - this land is mine

Ungrateful children curse the wombs that birth them
The bosoms that nurse them, the hands that burp them
Such a meek inheritance, still we serve them

To my left my strides surely lead to death
Each step attests to the free will I possess
Ashamedly I satisfy the longings of my flesh
Only as I fall on my face do I ask for forgiveness
I am: angry, hungry, horny, kind of greedy I guess
Yet I brush off the shoulder where temptation rests

My Lord has room in his kingdom for me
This world means nothing, there is nothing for me
I thought as my outlook became bleak
How he could take my father, my friends, r.i.p.
I pack my bags to embark on this journey of life
That leads to his light one step at a time
There is no time for hate, I move to the right



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      Innuentendre 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you sweethearts2!

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      sweethearts2 6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      On the straight path to success. Voted up and awesome

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      Innuentendre 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Awesome! Thanks Cardisa!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      This is so powerful and inspirational. Moving towards his good. I absolutely love it!