hope

The Rejuvenation of Hope

Aspiration; that’s what floods my concentration.
Elevation; trying to awaken the whole nation.
Infiltration; into the minds of every race and
variations of speech and deliberation.
But one nation is what I preach to the congregation
on every station; Latin, Asian and even Haitian.
Maturation; is what we need for propagation.
A saturation of love with no hesitation.
And this equation is what will end the condemnation
of God’s creation and bring us to that culmination.
Our graduation; into peace. Get in formation.
Our situation calls out for this salutation.
This information is given out with calculations.
That our nation will finally rise to the occasion
and a celebration will be in order for the duration
of procreation, giving birth to inspiration…

~Jah Soul

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At Last

It seems a lifetime…
I’ve waited; hoping, dying, climbing mountains, scheming, praying and more.
Just to have you.
I have pined, cried, ached and dreamed; fearing the silence and darkness.
Ceasing to never forget about this day.
Longing, wishing, always thinking, not knowing, overwhelmed with anguish
and gentle pain…
Now you are here, at last you have come.
After waiting all these years, vision of my heart and dreams.
Welcome Sweetheart! Welcome my love! Welcome at last!
Freedom…

– Thomas D. Payne

Konscious Kings – The Definition

Knowledge is power. It is everything a King knows.
Our strength can be measured by how much our mind grows.
No person should ever tell you that you cannot succeed.
Sometimes a positive word is all that you need.
Conscious thoughts will guide you and help you to get through.
Intelligence is the key in all that you do.
Over the course of time you will begin to see and understand God’s plan.
Using mind over matter is a divine ability.
Search within yourself to find that spark that will ignite the fire in your soul
that will connect you to the light.
Know and love thyself is the message we give to you.
Insight is a gift from God that shows you what is true.
Never be afraid to be greater than what you are.
Give life everything you got and you will shine brighter than a star.
Show courage and resilience, and to hope you should forever cling.
Stand tall and be proud to be called a Konscious King!

– Jah Soul

Transitions

The Darkness

The Pain

The Anger

The Frustration

The Sorrow

The Suffering

The Tears

The Struggle

The Fight

The Determination

The Hope

The Strength

The Climb

The Ascension

The Light

The Freedom

The Joy

The Peace

… The Victory…

– Jah Soul

Special Delivery

Where do I start?  It’s been six years, I miss you woman, you’re still my heart.

Tell Grandma to stop trippin’, I love her too.  She always get’s much respect,

but this one right here is for you.

Many things has happened since you went away, I’m missing your guidance

and advice on a day to day.

Sometimes I still cry, yeah, can’t lie I do.  Try as I might, I have no one like you.

No one understands me but Pennie’s starting to be on that page.

Yes, we’re together, you said don’t point the finger if you’re guilty.

Comprehension comes with age…

Trying to hold the family together, Mama, it’s hard as hell.

My voice is losing authority the more I dwell in this cell.

Vinnie writes consistently, Jay and the girls stay in touch

Nette is doing okay but we don’t talk that much.

I made you a promise, just know I won’t quit or let up.

You had confidence I could do it so I will keep my head up.

Life ain’t perfect, you weren’t perfect either, still I respect what you did.

All the love you gave me, I passed along to my kids.

Speaking of, Icy is a young woman, now beautiful and mild.

Tae is doing well, working hard, got a little girl. Yes, your great- grandchild.

Pennie was relaying at visit something Icy put her through.

We both laughed out loud saying, “You know what Linda would do”.

We laughed even louder because the answer, we already knew.

Your parenting may have been unorthodox, but still I say “thank you”.

You were a kid trying to raise a kid, did the best you could.

Trying to get your life in order, you weren’t superb, but still it was good.

All the good times we had, I replay them and won’t forget.

Out of nothing you made something, we enjoyed it, would never fret.

You were more than a mother; my sister, confidant and friend.

Before I was able to get back to you, it has come to an end.

Yeah, I’m crying again… My feelings I can’t hide.

Remember you said, sometimes let it go. Never keep it bottled inside.

Hah! Didn’t think I was listening, I was. Now, I’m convinced.

My book and streets gave way to common sense.

Smile, indeed it took a second. I know it’s a major growth spurt,

I’m sorry you can’t see it in person.

Oh, Obama didn’t need your vote, he won in a landslide.

Now he’s in his second term, showing gray, he can’t hide.

What else? We had a family reunion, yes our side, heard it was nice.

No griping, no complaining, no snags, no fights.

Hmmm, must of been no drinks outside of sodas or any smoke.

Guess people buried the hatchets, letting old grudges go.

Anyway, just catching you up, you are missed and still needed.

Haven’t forgot anything you told me, even when you scolded me, I needed it.

Wish you had received my last card and letter that Mother’s Day.

But you moved on, so I take time now to say…

You are appreciated…then, now, through and through.

Gone but never forgotten, I will always love you.

P.S. By the way, tell Grandma to stop fussing and cussing – The Cowboys won today…

– Thomas D. Payne

New Beginnings

I could mack a whole nation with my machinations

but I chose the liberation of this population.

No hesitation. Confident about my occupation.

You’re witnessing the galvanization of our God’s creation.

The stimulation of the minds in congregation.

Now salutations are received at our inauguration.

Let the preparation begin for the celebration

divine meditation led to this revelation.

Spiritual levitation done with no perspiration.

No more segregation amongst the denominations.

It’s the annihilation of the devil’s incarnation.

Congratulations, Heaven has received your reservation…

 – Jah Soul

One Life, One Love, One Soul

I want to inspire the world

But, if I can’t inspire the world maybe I can motivate the country.

If I can’t motivate the country, then I can lift up the community.

But, if I can’t lift up the community

then I’ll encourage the people.

And by me encouraging the people, maybe they’ll lift up the community.

Then when the community is lifted, they’ll probably motivate the country.

And once the country is motivated

Then and only then, can we inspire the world…

 – Jah Soul

The Doctor Is In…

[Woman speaking over the intercom]

“Paging Dr. Jah Soul, you’re needed in emergency”

People’s hearts have ran cold, it’s a sense of urgency.

Their life is so depleted, a transfusion is needed.

OMG, it’s so terrible! It’s gonna take a miracle.

[Putting on latex gloves]

Hand me the stethoscope

[Heart beating weakly]

Give me a pint of motivation, 10cc’s of hope.

A couple pills of inspiration to help my people cope.

This is a spiritual surgery, taking out stress and drama.

Alleviating the problems that’s causing all your trauma.

I.V.’s filled with joy, connected right to your essence.

Resuscitating your spirit that’s caught up in evanescence.

Stitch up your confidence and bandage your self-esteem.

Infuse you with compliments, reviving all of your dreams.

A cast around your heart to help heal what’s been battered.

A crate of medical tape, for your world that has been shattered.

Staying right by your side monitoring your condition.

All you ever needed was somebody who would listen.

Coaxing you out of that coma, enlightening your existence.

I knew you would walk again, it just took a little persistence…

– Jah Soul