Can You Feel Me?

FeelMeMorning greets me and right out of my bed; the lyrical demon attacks thoughts within my head. I press on to do my chores with a heart full of threads confused like one resurrected —just woke from the dead.

Can you feel me?

While walking to the subway, I watch my back cause on the corner of my street, yeah, they sell much crack it’s sad but it’s life sometimes when you’re black. We live with the racism, the poverty and the lack.

But can you FEEL me?

The pressures of life I elude with my rhymes; it’s the hip hop of my soul, helps me cope with these perilous times; of working yet still broke but compelled not to sell nickel dimes. Just writing my sonnets while still in my prime, surviving the Ghetto amidst violence and crime

NOW, can you feel me?

At the core of my pain, there’s a reality I face, to continue penning my prose to uplift my race to maintain my sanity in this uncertain place; with the lyrical apparition, compelling me to make my case.

There’s the unanswered question that prevails in my mind so I pose it to poets since you are my kind and seem to perceive that I’m in a serious bind. So please respond to me emphatically…Can you, REALLY, FEEL me?


Author: The Healing Place Ministries

Denise J. Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York & holds a doctorate in biblical studies. More of her work can be found on her blog​ Her first book, The Healing Of A Broken Vessel was released in 2009. Her second offering, Chambers of the Believing Heart was released in June 2012. Her objective is to inspire the modern day believer to seek an authentic, passionate relationship with the Lord.​ Both books can be found on Amazon. ​ Denise has over twenty years of ministry experience. Her past outreach efforts included ministering to nursing home residents and tutoring young women in reading. She currently hosts Healing workshops in the Jacksonville area to empower women to be Kingdom builders in the body of Christ. In addition, she is a photojournalist who contributes weekly to The Florida Star newspaper, a voice over artist and on occasion hosts the radio show IMPACT sponsored by The Florida Star newspaper on WCGL 94.7 FM a gospel station in the greater Jacksonville, FL area. Denise is fully persuaded that believers can be viable catalysts to expose the world to God’s unconditional love, healing power and authority for such a time as this!

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