Poem: I Had to Pray to Stop What Was Coming

I had to pray to stop what was coming,
The knives,
The knives,
My heart is beating,
Not stopping,
My heart might stop,

So I took the chain off the tree,
Where the noose would be,
To radically undo the chain,
Around your neck,
And have it dissolve back into the soil,

I had to pray to stop what was coming,
I had to pray,
I had to pray,

The land will listen,
And I can feel my heart,
And I can feel the sorrow of generations,
I can feel,
I can feel,
I am grateful I can feel,
It was not too long ago when I was unable to feel,
My legs filled with hot energy,
I ran,
Running,
Faster,
Thinner,
Run away,
Get away,

I can feel,
I can feel my heart,
My heart is heavy,
My heart is sad,
My heart is in pain,

I had to pray to stop what was coming,
I prayed,
I prayed,
I am praying,
Aloud!