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ON THE COOL SIDE

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I got a Telegram it read: “Already answered.
We know you know these things
come down from above
But see, the Message was supposed to be a question:
“Say, do you know the meaning
or the reason
for love?”

Each day we’re told, “It’s answered.”
And we say it isn’t what we wanted.
Because we wanted so much more.
Like, “Yo, hon!”
“It’s now!”
“You made the grade!”
“Girl, you’re slammin’!
Ain’t no prize for humility so, check it at the door.

Sometimes He says, “Oh, no.”
Or it’s a “No way!”
Mostly we hear:
“Hold on. His will must be done.”
Some think love is a “Don’t know if I can today.”
But when your heart is right
you don’t have to run
to find you’re on the cool side of the Son.

Sundays we pray for riches,
fame,
and little chastity.
Three’s a crowd when your affection is for sale.
Welcome to the grind in your café-mocha-latté.
You feed the need for you
but for your fellow man
you bail.

We beg and plead
and bend our knees
and demand service.
Madame Blueberry has Stuff Mart and M-T-V.
Earth is a graveyard
for the bling-bling merchant ped’lers.
Let’s live beyond this matrix.
Choose to believe!

Don’t be surprised
when your time comes.
You don’t expect it
with-a-knock-at-the-door-Ding!
Delivery boy’s here!
Take a good look at that human opportunity.
What you do and say
is more powerful than fear.

The time is now to wear a sign of His forgiveness.
It’s a cloak of protection
that comes from within.
Bomb diggity cars can’t pump this so-tight reflection
because that tune is your soul force.
You can be free from all sin.

Sometimes He says, “Oh, no.”
Or it’s a “No way!”
Mostly we hear:
“Hold on. His will must be done.”
Some think love is a “Don’t know if I can today.”
But when your heart is right
you don’t have to run
to find you’re on the cool side of the Son.

Copyright © 1960-2018 Lawrence J. J. Leonard  All rights reserved

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