Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Will Wait For You

Most recently a transcript I wrote of one of my favorite spoken word pieces  Little Girl   has been receiving an abundance of pageviews. As as result, I decided to transcribe another spoken word piece that I adore. It highlights the importance of patience, especially when in/out of a relationship. In addition to reading this transcript I encourage you to listen to this spoken word piece by clicking the link provided below; after all, spoken word is meant to be heard. 

I Will Wait For You 
Janette Ikz 

So it seemed that it was cool for everyone to be a relationship but me
So I took matters into my own hands and ended up with him
Him who displayed the characteristics of a cheater, a liar, an abuser, and a thief
So why was I surprised when he broke into my heart
I called 911 but I was cardiac arrested for aiding and abetting
Because it was me who let him in
Claiming we were “just friends”  
It was already decided for me that by the first date that even if he wasn’t
That I was going to make him the one

You know
I was tired of being alone
And I simply made up in my mind that it was about that time
So I decided to drag him along for the ride
Because I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride
A virgin in the physical but mentally just a grown woman on the corner in heat
Who was tired of the wait
So I was going to make him the one
He had a form of godliness, but not much
But hey I could change him, so I’ll take him
I mean he’s close enough

Ready to sell my aorta for a quarter not knowing the value or use to me
Arteries so clogged with my will it blocked His will from coming through me
So I thank Christ that His blood pressure gave this heart an attack
That flat lined my obscured vision
Put me flat on my back
Through my ignorance he saw
So through my sternum he sawed
And cracked open my chest to transplant Psalms 51:10
A new heart and a renewed right spirit within

So now I fully understand better yet I thoroughly comprehend
How much I need to wait for you
See the bad thing is that I knew he wasn’t you from the beginning
Because in the beginning it was the word
And he didn’t even sound or shine like your son
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks
And all he could whisper was sweet empty nothings, which meant nothing
He couldn’t even pray when I needed him to
Asking him to fast would be absurd
So forget about being cleansed and washed with water through the word

But I know you
You’re already praying for me, even never have met me  
Let me assure you I will wait for you
I will no longer date, socialize, or communicate with carbon copies of you
To appease my boredom or to quench my thirsty desire for attention
And short lived compliments from sort-of-kind-of’s
You know
He sort-of-kind-of right, but sort-of-kind-of wrong
His first name Luke
His last name Warm
I won’t settle for false companionship
I won’t lay in the embrace of his arms attempting to find some closeness
But never feeling so far apart because I just want to be held
Because all I got to do is
Say no
No more almost sessions of almost coming close
Passing winks and buying drinks and I’ma, I’ma, I’ma flirt
Who flirts with the ideology of
 “Can you just tell me how much I can get away with and still be saved?”
No more
I’ll stay in my bed alone and write poems about how I will wait for you

He won’t even come close, our fingers won’t even interlock
We won’t even exchange breaths…  
I will no longer get rated down from so called friends
And family talks about the concern for my biological clock
When I serve the author of time
Who is not subject to time but I am subject to Him
He has the ability to stop, fast forward, pause, or rewind at any given time

So if we could role play you would be Abraham and I would be Sarah
Or you could be Isaac and I could be Rebecca
A Servants answered prayer
I am bone of your bone, flesh of your flesh
Made up of your rib – Adam
And once we meet
Like electrons I would be bound to your nucleus completely indivisible – Atom    
We even speak the same math
1 plus 1 plus 1 equals 3, which really equals 1 if you add them
We were all created in his image
But you have the ability to reflect, project, and even detect the son
If I were to explain what you look like you would have to look like a star
As son of the son
I would gain energy simply from the light that you shine on me
I would need you in order to complete my photosynthesis
I await your revelation but once again from the genesis

I will wait for you, and I will know you
Because when you speak I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom
Your ability to lead will remind me of Moses
Your faith will remind me of Abraham
Your confidence in God’s word will remind me of Daniel
Your inspiration will remind me of Paul
Your heart for God will remind me of David
Your attention to detail will remind me of Noah
Your integrity will remind me of Joseph
And your ability to abandon your own will will remind me of the Disciples
But your ability to love selflessly and unconditionally will remind me of Christ
But I won’t need to identify you by any special Mathews or any special Marks
Because his word will be tatted all over your heart

And you will know me, and you will find me
Where the boldness of Esther meets the warm closeness of Ruth
With the hospitality of Lydia is inline with the submission of Mary,
Which is engulfed in the tears of a praying Hannah 
I will be the one drenched in Proverbs 31 waiting for you

But to my father
My father who has known before I was birthed into this earth
Only if you shall see fit
I desire your will above mine, so even if you call me to a life of singleness
My heart is content with you the one who is [Him]
You are the greatest love story ever told
The greatest love ever known   
You’re forever my judge and I’m forever your witness
And I pray that I’m always found on a mission about my father’s business
I will always be yours and I will always wait for you Lord
More than the watchmen wait for the morning
More than the watchmen wait for the morning
I will wait 

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  1. I can feel all the things she is talking about! If you read this while listening to her, it's so more intense.

    Hope you are good.

  2. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! I love it!!!

    1. I know! My favorite part of this piece are the last three paragraphs; they really drive home the message of love and patience.

  3. wao...this is actually beautiful!!!!

  4. wooow!!! this is awesome!!!! Thank you Carmela for sharing with me :)

    1. You're welcome! After reading your latest post, I thought you would like this piece.

  5. woow!! this is awesome!!! Thank you Carmela for sharing with me :)


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