“Struggle with words at times so I mumble forgotten quotes
Fall asleep praying for the spirit of John Brown and to stay woke
Does God only answer pleas when someone bleeds?
Sacrificial tears do not cleanse wounds which become scars
Deeper than the eyes of those who’ve lost everything they’ve cared about
But call their experiences ‘lessons’ and count their blessings
I’ve been taught mostly by those who are still learning”