What do you see when you look into this?
A deep dark abyss that you cannot dismiss?
Looking deep into the reflection of your eyes.
Inspecting the shell of your soul you cannot help but to become hypnotized
By the demons that stand behind you trying to pick away at your vision.
Reveling in the attempt to pursue the circumcision
Of your heart as you strive to stand in the midst of it all.
Covered in the tears that seem to drop down like the rainfall.
Becoming more aware that this game of existing will never be played fair.
That within you is lies a house of prayer
To speak your life and truth into actuality
And live out your own reality.
Learning to accept what you see.
Loving yourself in the bosom of scrutiny.
Why is that humans hate what they cannot understand.
Wrapping out heeds around the things we cannot expound.
Nailing us to these crosses then throwing us to the ground.
Continually working to maintain the upper hand.
Attempting to face our fears we continue to stand.
Fighting to change our circumstance as make no known sound.
Walking up the great mountains of fate as our heart string pound.
This world cannot inflict their scheme of hate that they have planned.
Living day by day to see tomorrow: a brand new day.
Showing hate the powers of love and being care free.
Educating ourselves and showing hate for nobody.
Teaching while enlightening putting all we know on display.
Running through the roadblocks flying down streets like a speedway.
Living for the day when love will be all the world can see.
They been killin’ us at a steady rate.
Enslaving us controlling our fate.
We continue climbing uphill.
Our souls they cannot kill.
Wipe the tears from your eyes.
Don’t you dare believe those lies.
Awaken my child.
Don’t you get lost in this wild.
As we continue to grow.
Remember that we all must reap what we sow.
The creative process for getting this children’s book assignment created was a very trying experience. On a regular basis, I found myself running into roadblocks as I was brainstorming ideas on how I was going to bring this piece of art to life. I was mostly breathing life in a piece of literature. This experience reminded me of the moments in which seeds are planted, and it has no choice but to take advantage of its fate to either die or grow. This is a moment in which my Creator planted a seed within my journey that has the potential to become something big and manifest in ways unimaginable. I believe that this was one of the many moments in which I will have to work through those moments in which I feel lost and not creative to return to the basics and allow my creativity to flow. I intend for it flow in an unapologetic fashion so that the beings that come in contact with my art will be enlightened. Participating in the unprecedented opportunities to evolve and continue to take steps towards your greatness. I ended up writing and illustrating a children’s book that encourages positivity to all children. As we are growing, I think it is important to learn from a young age on how to handle the woes that come with existing. Even in the process of teaching the young, it is also important for adults to also be able to take away ideas from children’s books as well. The beauty of this book is the fact that it works on not only a personal level but also on a grand level as well. Participating in the endless opportunities to grow will interchangeably keep you young and in space to remain open and free.
This is the first page of my ABC’s inspired Childrens Book.