“My City”

Inspired by Brandon Heath’s song, “Give Me Your Eyes,” Andrew Peterson’s “Everybody’s Got a Song,” and the recent mass shooting in my hometown.

I never loved you enough,

My city. 

I spent too long, 

Wishing

I was somewhere else. 


Until I got to know you. 

My people. 

I started to learn, 

Loving

In my home.


You were always here 

My childhood.

You raised me,

Loving

As a friend.


And then I left you. 

My goodbye. 

My college travels, 

Calling

I thought away. 


And then I realized 

My mistake,

My loving city

Calling

Me back home. 


I woke up, city

My horror. 

What happened to you?

Crying

Blood on your streets. 


I’ll cry too. 

My city. 

I spent too long, 

Wishing

I was somewhere else.


Forgive me, 

My people. 

Who raised me, 

Confessing 

Is what I must do. 

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