As a philosophy Elijah's wisdom's made his poetic side reared its head while attempting to write his life story during his transitioning.
Listen To The Words Of The Fool
Oh, if you would but listen to the words of this fool
and look to the natural order, letting it be your school
then will the pains of sorrow that have plagued you so long
dwindle into nothingness and forever be gone.
Will you hear my cry, since I found the way,
and let those of tomorrow witness a better day?
Will you turn your ear to truth putting behind
the glamour you've made that for such a long time
has done nothing but caused heartache, trouble, and shame?
Will you but heap the coals on indifference's little flame?
More Words From The Fool
I have taken this time
to drop you a line
to help you reach your conclusion
to aid in eliminating your confusion.
I,ve written of things life opened to me
of how things are or how they can be,
about what was, is, and shall be.
I share with you the vision I see.
Another name for this book
other than the one I took?
Confusion's conclusion it would be
in hopes that truth it causes you to see.
So read, if you will, my words of wit
and see if the message you're able to git,
then apply it to your life however you will
since the decision is left up to you still.
To Man Of Knowledge
You! With the dawning of this knowledge,
reason it to its limits,
search it to its depth,
that you fall not back into slumber.
Though the chill of early morn' be upon you,
throw back the covers and move
so when the day is high and the charge is come
you'll be fed and not faint on the run.
No! You can't stand and fight,
you must flee so as to pass this knowledge on;
less you die beneath the sword;
while others await your knowledge
so they can reach their goal.
© 2020 Elijah A Alexander Jr