I will scream, I will cry out
I will not keep silent
I will moan like a woman in labor
who knows her child will be stillborn.
For this nation has sinned against Me
and profaned My Holy Name.
For a long time I have kept silent
Hoping that they might repent
and live out their promise
but they have not.
They have taken land
from those before them
created treaties based on lies.
They have given as gift
Covering knowingly infected with death
They have marched these precious ones
Along trails of tears to barren places
Where suicide and addiction become rife
Then desecrate their holy sites without shame
They have brought slaves
on ships of death
to toil beneath the lash
Picking cotton to go to mills
where brown lung and debt poverty
stalked those who labored there.
Then when slaves were freed
They created Black Codes
and new forms of slavery under another name.
They have pitted poor Blacks
against poor Whites
lest they realize their oppression together
and rise up.
They have killed the innocent and unarmed in the streets
Reckoning lives of color not to matter.
They have caged children
and forced sterilization
on women of color
and on those they deemed
They have buried this genocide
this ethnic cleansing
under the guise of fancy words
and high sounding programs
All the while claiming
that they are "pro-life."
They have failed so miserably
at the stewarding of creation
That fires burn relentless as a dragon
and creation sickens
like a patient with stage 4 cancer.
Yet they do not hear or heed
My warning in this.
They have surpassed Nineveh in their cruelty
They have murdered their Jonahs
Therefore I will consume them
Drown them in the blood of their people
This nation shall fall, become a byword
an object of scorn to the nation's
All who speak their name
will hiss at their destruction.
Nineveh repented and I relented
Had Sodom and Gomorrah
recieved such a warning
they would have rent their garments covered themselves in ashes sought My forgiveness.
But this people will not.
So I will come in tears and wrath
Pour down destruction
like boiling oil.
But I will not destroy completely.
I will seek a remnant
faithful to My commandments
Perhaps the city shall be rebuilt
And the land once more bear fruit