“Mercy mercy me!”
Lawd, set my soul free!
I’m bound by a cord of three.
Fighting for my dignity.
Alone, I think of my integrity.
The path is crooked like a knotty tree.
I’ve tried to work with destiny.
Resisting all dominance and tyranny.
Restrained myself from too much honey.
Kept my eyes from envy.
Worked hard for a life that’s fulfilling.
Railed against the pull of misery.
Refused to be in it’s company.
But Lawd! Just set my soul free!
Have mercy, mercy on me.
Copyright 2017. R. Frank.