The Sacrifice

Then said I, here am I, Lord; send me, I’ll be the sacrifice.
The veil must be removed, whatever the cost, whatever the price.
From Your chosen ecclesiastical lost sheep and the other fold,
Everything crooked must be straightened, all truth must be told.
I mourned, cried, prayed; I submitted to all the revelations,
For I am that I am revealed His words in my Lamentations;
My psalm and proverbs, with these I ask the question, why?
And answer; Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny!
Life perfected in all aspects of His gifts, and so, Leviticus:
Laws of guidance for the tribe, in the beginning, from the Exodus.
We’ve forgotten, turned our backs, and lost our great numbers,
Wanted judges and kings instead of His will; we still live, a wonder;
Over and over, oft-repeated, with mercies; Adam to Muhammad,
Still blind, deaf, and dumb, so ignorant, it is terribly sad.
But then the truth for us to believe has been hidden, covered up.
One must step forward, take a chance, and take away this cup.
The veil must be removed, whatever the cost, whatever the price;
Then said I, here am I, Lord; send me, I’ll be the sacrifice.

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Then said I, here am I, Lord; send me, I’ll be the sacrifice. The veil must be removed, whatever the cost, whatever the price.

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Submitted by TheArkProject on July 02, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 1,145
Words 222
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18

Raheem Muhammad

Active Revolutionist from Chicago, by way of New Jersey, Atlanta, Birmingham, and now NOLA; dedicating his life to establish a truly independent economic system for the poor and oppressed peoples of America first. Fighting for those faces you see and don't see on the websites: THE ARK PROJECT LLC THE BEEP INC. BEEP BLACK WALL STREET BOOKS I'm Muslim, I'm Black and I'm American so I guess I have three strikes against me LOL. I'm here reaching out to those concerned about the great divides that no-one wants to address and I'm here to address them head-on (Social Injustice, Islamophobia, Systematic Oppression, etc...). I am the author of this book: "Oh, Say Can You See!?" (Secrets) & Truth Is In The Art which shows how passionate I am about what was done and what continues to be done and ignored. Poetry is as a result of my life experiences as well as my opinions. They are my studies of the scriptures while paralleling them with history along with the present day's crimes against humanity, by those that claim to govern us. Keep in mind that my love for this country is beyond measure and incomparable. However, there are principles that a person ascertains to and therefore must stand upon. more…

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