PAD Challenge Day 5: Tell Him by Lauryn Hill

PAD Challenge Day 5: Take the phrase "Tell (blank)," replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. 

Tell Him by Lauryn Hill

I was fourteen when I first heard it.
The last song on the album, 
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Number sixteen.
A hidden track.
A precious gem 
to my treasured soul.
A classic musical love letter.

My first four minutes 
and thirty eight seconds
was on a Saturday morning.
On days momma didn't press play, 
it became repetition 
on my RCA CD Walkman 
in my room 
where I would 
imagine Jesus Christ listening,
smiling with soft, 
angelic tears, 
mirrored to mine,
knowing someone 
loved him wholly
after the world 
blatantly hated him.


Artwork: Everything is Everything by Clarence Haywood
Photo taken at CAM Raleigh Museum 


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