Nugget of a blessing within a song.

Nugget of a blessing from a song by the artist Kem. While listening to WCLK (jazz station at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA), this song played. What peaked my interest was the poem within the song. Read and I hope you’ll be blessed by it too!

Song: “Golden Days” by Kem
Poem: Jill Scott

What exactly, my dear, are you clinging to? Some propaganda stating you’re going as far as you’re going to?

That your skjes are finite and limited? That your growth is an impossible dream, that your future is inhibited.

Oh please!! They have been shoveling them lies since the 50s… Can’t nobody decide what your life can move through!

This is YOUR time and YOUR challenge. What is it that YOU want to do? Sit and be still and not shine the way your life was meant to?

Oh, I pray that ain’t true!! I pray that ain’t true!!

Oh please, don’t fall in the abyss because something negative once ruled you. Please! Understand I’m from where you are and I’ve got to fight my demons too. Please!

Don’t give up because somebody broke your heart or some things fell through. This is LIFE. You owe it.

Life… does… not… owe… you!

An obstacle is a thing that impedes or blocks one’s way. You can climb over…you can dig under…you can chip through it… you can go around it…you can move it…. you can ignore it! But you CAN do it!


We can find small blessings, like the poem above, everywhere throughout our day. The key is to be mentally and spiritually in tune to those special blessings that can inspire and motivate us when we least expect it and when it’s needed the most.

Shifting like the seasons,

Fight. Finish. Faith. (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)

(Added note: this post was created late Saturday night and accidentally deleted because of a rush. Note to self: prepare in advance and do not rush my writing.)


About Life and Shifting Seasons

Lover of God, jazz music, movies, books and nature. Southern girl. Smiling face. Spelman grad. Delta Diva. Almond butter/Nutella addict. RunningNerd. Aspiring author. Blogger. Focusing on living an Ephesians 5:16 life… Making the most of EVERY opportunity!
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