Wake up and tell the day

Woke up this morning and I told the day,
"I have dominion over you because I know
I am the child of God."

Thoughts sang themselves along my way.
Down to the depot, in my work, at school.
Mine was a sure initiative; I knew Love gives
whatever opportunities I choose.
Didn't have to act like anyone but me;
didn't have to weigh in on somebody else's scales
or wait to hear the news
to calculate which way my world will spin.
Wanted to hug whoever came along, to say,
"O friend, we are beloved—the very sons of Him
who sent His Son (the one who said, 'Neither do I
condemn thee ... sin no more')."

Woke up this morning, told my day to sing
because it's possible to think my own thoughts,
not be parroting about who's got it over whom,
or yesterday's designs.

I am God's child, I have His love to live;
His law becomes the very orbit where I go.
I can wake up and tell each day, "I have
dominion over you."


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Easter gladness
March 28, 1983

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