Take Me to the River (a poem)

Take me to the river
Wash me in muddy water
It’s so cold that I shiver
Adopt me as your daughter

The river water heals me
Brings me closer to my personal Jesus
We sing songs in a minor key
The river water frees us

I was born in the river
And one day I’ll die here
My ancestors will outlive me
They grow younger every year

The river is a spiritual place
A place to ease my worries
It’s where I found God’s grace
Where I pray on my knees

Drown me in the river
Let my body float away
My life will be delivered
Let’s do it today

(Photo by Jeremy Bezanger on Unsplash)

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