Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Releasing You

The funk of depression kept me from truly discovering myself 
Left me in a sort of purgatory state 
I forgot how to be me 
How to truly love and accept life as it comes 
How to do my best to dictate my destiny 
You didn’t want me moping, struggling to find a way 
You wanted me happy and joyful, progressing in every way 
So I’ll take the mantle 
And begin to chill with the depressed antics of regression 
For your purpose to truly live and prosper 
I must live and prosper 
So today, my love, as hard as it is for me to do 
I must honor your memory by letting you be free 
Free from the constraints of my memories 
Free from worrying even when you’re not on earth 
I must set you free from me without ever forgetting that it is you who truly set me free 
Today, in front of God, family and friends, I release you Jackie 
I will always love you 
I will always cherish the memories we had 
I know you’re looking down and praising this moment 
I will struggle with it from this moment 
But for now, I release you 
But I’ll always need you 
But you’re released because I’ll always find a way to make it 
I love you eternally 
But I must move forward 
Our work isn’t yet done 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Don’t play my heartstrings 
Unless you’re willing to do a duet 
Me and you and you and I 
Side by side playing beautiful music 
Singing soulful things to our heart's content 
Confident but not boastful in our song 
Rainfall comes to drown out our sunshine 
But as with anything beautiful it needs a little hardship to grow beautifully 
Our heart strings play the most beautiful music 
Songs of pain, joy, happiness, and defeat 
Our heart plays beautifully, whether happy or sad 
Listen to your heart 
It’s singing a truthful song 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Clipped Wings

I came to the earth with clipped wings 
Already fallen 
I was but a shell waiting to rise again to my former prominence 
Born into innocence and sin my path was chosen 
The struggle of life is but a figment of your reality 
Is it really a struggle or missed opportunities we’ve missed and are paying for 
Maybe we should try listening 
Listening to the soft song of the mourning dove 
The music of the morning when God has yet again given us breath 
I came to earth with clipped wings 
A sinner upon birth 
I was born to love unconditionally 
Society told me to love selectively 
Denying my fellow beings the love that they need 
They told me to love as Christ loves, but at the same time they said it’s relative 
The double speak of simple minded humans, who don’t know permanence only temporary lust 
They say it’s me against the world, but I have little humans to think of 
I can no longer be selfish 
I came to earth with clipped wings 
But perfectly human 

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014