A Brain with a Mind of its Own

My brain wants me to scream
but my mouth won’t let me.

My brain wants me to weep
but my eyes won’t let me.

My brain wants my heart to pound
but my chest won’t let it.

My brain wants my arms to flail
but my shoulders won’t let them.

My brain wants my feet to run
but my legs won’t let them.

My brain wants me to break
so my soul cries out to pray.

To ask God not to let it.

I breathe.

I write this poem.

I pray.

I sit with God

in silence.

~ Written September 7, 2021

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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1 Response to A Brain with a Mind of its Own

  1. Kayci says:

    I feel it all….
    Praying for peace in your body, mind and soul…. thanks for sharing and keepin’ it real….🤗

    Like

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