The greener grass

Ashamed, confounded, befuddled, and weary are the offspring of the desire to be number one–or at least in the top 10. But how else will I live out my purpose? There was a time, I hardly cared what people thought or how I ranked but that was before it was tied to my livelihood and the livelihood of my family.  Unfortunately, the desire to do good so easily gets tainted with accolades and bonus money. Even more exasperating is the constant comparison of working vs. staying at home and my duty as a black female professional. If I could just be a white male stay at home “mom” like Charles. He stays at home with the kids while perfecting a craft beer recipe. I have no idea why he battles with depression.

It’s the voice of a great man that personifies my plight to better with the clarion call “Jane, stop this crazy thing!”

But I continue. I continue to run ashamed, confounded, befuddled and weary for that greener grass all the while knowing, better is the enemy of good.

#SuperVERSary

Verily, verily void of vainglory and vaniloquence

View this verbomaniac victrix’s villanelle

V + V = Divine order

Voicing of a veriloquent vatic vadelect

Volitient vergers vectitory viparious verbiage

Verily, verily void of vainglory and vaniloquence

Vert the vagant vagrant*

Vervecine vocalize victoria over the vulnerose

V + V = Divine order

Via vespers void of vacillation

Vectibled by The Vicegerent

Verily, verily void of vainglory and vaniloquence

Causing reverse variometerics verticiously

Invincibility, vallidom and verve*

V + V = Divine order

Thrivingly Vulnerary

Versiform vappa vis-à-vis* vastation

Verily, verily void of vainglory and vaniloquence

V + V = Divine order

 

Translation

Truly, truly void of idle boastfulness and vain or foolish talk

View this female victor with a craze for words poem consisting of five tercets and a quatrain

5+5 = 10

Voicing of a truth speaking prophetic servant

Willing church attendants conveying life-producing verbiage

Truly, truly void of idle boastfulness and vain or foolish talk

To convert the wandering person without a settled home who lives by begging*

Sheep vocalize a cry of triumph over the wounded

5 + 5 = 10

By way of prayers, never wavering

Able to be carried by The One acting in place of another (Christ)

Truly, truly void of idle boastfulness and vain or foolish talk

Causing reverse magnetic declination by the power of turning

Invincibility, worth and enthusiasm

5 + 5 = 10

Thrivingly healing wounds

Changing in form, sour wine face to face with purification by destroying evil elements

Truly, truly void of idle boastfulness and vain or foolish talk

5 + 5 = 10

*from google dictionary all other “v” words from The Phrontistery.info

This piece was written in celebration of Elevation Church’s 10 year anniversary and to the Body of Christ as a whole.