This prayer or spoken word is meant to bring forth the ongoing struggle many of us face when we feel pulled between selfless work of advocacy and servitude and being consumed with one’s own problems. It is meant to reflect the trends of our generation that speak vigorously, truly inspired, but don’t always know in their heart of hearts if they mean and would live out what they claim with their tongues.
Give me the heart of a refugee.
Their resilience and positivity.
But honestly, do I truly mean and want this
When I ask it from thee?
Some days I am convinced
It is my route to your glory.
Words I write in vain,
I’ve definitely spoken with passion,
Then let them be slain,
By my personal ambition
Of focusing more on my mirror
And less on your heart-filled mission, whole mission.