by Lupe’ King
O’ Great I AM I shout your Name
to deadened ears and self-made ways!
I shout out, LIFE!” to closed up wombs
and sealed tombs!
RELEASE! I say to clanging swords and
thunder hooves upon the dry
and dismal ground!
ARISE! I say to Christ within
and ransom sealed and barren
BREATHE! I say to deadened hope
and visions gone!
LIVE! I say to the dry bones,
ARISE, SHAKE, RATTLE, ROLL!
To holy movement, I say COME! and SHIFT!
in seen and unseen realm!
To this terrestrial realm,
I speak to kingdoms and domains
To you O Child of God
Held in darkness by self-made ways,
I say, FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM!