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Angry Young Man



Oh, angry young man with your feet in your shoes
And your fist in your HANDS.
Won’t you tell me,
Where are you going, angry young man?

You walk with a sting of rebellion and rage.
As the asphalt slaps the stride of your gait.

And the nape of your nose bores into the sun.
As you wrinkle your scowl at what they’ve become,
It’s everything you’re not.
And the festering boils from the stench of your past.
Waltz up to enchant you and offer a dance.
Why can’t you move forward?
Your pride will not bend.
And now you have pissed all your prizes to the wind.
With a chest puffed out wide and shoulders, you’ve chipped.
Oh, angry young man, your sail has a ship.
And a baggage claim tag too large to behold
Is weighing you down
As your hands fold.

If you would only look at creation and notice that it breathes
Swaying colors of green with a sprinkle of gold,
A teardrop of amber and a breeze blowing bold.
All God’s creation sings, yes it shouts,
if only you knew what the world was about?

Take away your titles, your money, and all your earthly dreams.
Then gaze into the mirror and grasp.
What you are without your material clout.

Not what they tell you
The world that is. . .
But HE who formed you, the one who says, “Be still.”
Splash the Word on your numb and wake up the sleepy man.
Shake off the chip on your shoulder,
Shake off the blood from your hands.

Take away the swine flesh that you eat.
And bow lowly before the feet,
Of The One, the whole world will bow to.
Take off the unholy, take off your shoes.

For the ground you are on is Sanctified.
And all our pride will become liquefied,
Rundown into the ground and dissipate.
Please take off the unholy son before it’s too late.


Tekoa Manning is the author of two fictional works, Walter the Homeless Man, and Polishing Jade. She is also the author of several inspirational teaching books including her devotional Thirsting for Water, and Blow a Trumpet in Tekoa, a more in-depth study of the Biblical Feasts. Her popular series, Doctrines of Demons, will be releasing part three during the summer of 2019. These books uncover a plethora of man-made doctrines that have crept in overtime, including heaven, hell, and satan. Manning has been featured numerous times on Hebrew Nation Radio, as well as Messianic Lamb Radio. She has won several awards for her pen, including the Kentuckiana Metroversity poetry prize for Women's History. Her historical fiction was accepted to the Kentucky Book Fair in 2015. Tekoa is a lover and devoted student of God's Word. She is an active blogger whose words help bring healing to the sick, downcast, and those suffering from a broken heart. Manning is a lover of dreams and gifted in the area of interpretation. She is the mother of three sons, one grandson, and the wife of a retired police chief. Tekoa and her husband reside in a small town in Kentucky where the deer roam free.

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