And God Created Black
Across the nights
God walked through starlit meadows
Picking stars to for a bouquet of timeless messages
In the vase of black velvet sky.
He reminds us constantly that even though we can’t see stars in the daylight
Because of our star
They still shine brightly.
He threw spinning worlds into a black space sea
A sea He brewed with multiple colors of pigment
That finished black and does not fade.
He sent night light to softly settle like a sable shawl
On the earth’s blue shoulders
He reminds us constantly that night and day
Cannot live without each other.
Even in the light of day
He walked with night in one hand
Healing with a cool touch
The glare of gold and greed
In souls burnt crisp by the desert sun.
He reminds us constantly that our natures
Are many hued and black is multiple colors of pigment.
He painted with ebony to color
A race of his people
Guided them on daylight runs
Through black tunnels to freedom.
He painted races of his people white, red, yellow,
He reminds us constantly that
White, red, yellow and black complement each other.
He reminds us constantly that it takes many
Colors to make a rainbow
And black is a vital ingredient..
He walked through a tomb in Gethsemane
Texturing its walls with healing black
To complete the sunlight of Easter morning.