In celebration of national Poetry Month, we asked friend and poet Patricia Spears Jones to contribute work of her art for the celebration.
Here’s a work titled Audra MacDonald sings “Come to Jesus”. Patricia stated that the, “Audra MacDonald poem was started during the Presidential campaign”:
Audra MacDonald sings “Come to Jesus”
Where once the dream was to find delight in the berry’s moisture
Or in the moist hands of a dark eyed suitor
Where once the dream was to weep as the lover scandalized
Or walk dark roads un-brutalized
When once the dream was unfurled, a flag for waving
To wake each morning with the possibility
to charm the valley
or build a city.
Where once the walk was head high and bright-eyed
There is now talk of unlimited power.
Whose hands will hold it?
What will manifest?
Where will the riots start? What spells will break?
Where are the plutocrats’ tunnels?
Who will dam them up?