Dakarai McKenzie-Dodson

My happiness doesn't live here anymore
Bright young black man
gone to the Promised Land
Here am I
left in a Valley of Tears
To cross the Wilderness of Mourning
with my companions
sorrow and suffering
Through endurance of adversity
I will gain the strength
To climb to the mountain top
where upon the Altar of God's
mercy I will pour out the contents
of my heart.

Nancy Greenhaw