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Dr. William W Richardson Jr.

Drops of Revelation: Reprise

An ongoing series of informational entries of my 2nd. Book

10/24/2018

This piece initially started out with the idea that there are issues in life too big for us, as human beings, to handle. There has to be something greater than ourselves, something spiritual, something supranatural. Often the Bible speaks on the fact that God will fight our battles for us or that we should let go and let God have His way. Ultimately we are promised the victory over our life's challenges. 


Take Your Hands Off


When your iniquity is impossible

When your sin is causing you to sink

When transgressions don't cease from 

troubling 


Just take your hands off


He will isolate you from your iniquity 

He will separate you from your sin

He will take away your transgression


Just take your hands off


He interred His body for your iniquity

After shedding His blood for your sin

He traded His life for your transgression

Please!


Just take your hands off


The last stanza is a reminder of how we obtained the victory that was afore mentioned. That victory over our iniquities, sins and transgressions was provided by the crucifixion of Christ, His death, burial and resurrection. The pictorial illustration associated with this poem is a primary example of how children began to walk in more advanced stages when the parent take their hands off of that child, and eventually the problem is handle without the parent's assistance.  My grandson is depicted with my great grandson mimicking the idea of releasing something. 


Just remember to take your hand off your issue and let God have His way with that issue.


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 


10/17/2018

You Know Who You Are 


You are an eagle flying high

above the earth

No man can throw dirt on you

No man can guess your worth 


You are a shinning star

Shinning for all to see

No man can stop your shine

For your spirit shine for eternity


This poem was written to encourage people, in particularly, children and women who are victims of abuse, whether verbal or physical. Children are being bullied in school and women are experiencing domestic abuse and being devalued. These words are penned to place value back to those individuals. This piece ended up being a work in progress and more has been added to this piece of poetry. In order to hear the rest of this poetry piece, you will have to purchase the Album "Powerful Poets" and select track six (6) "You Know Who You Are" and hear 4 minutes and 49 seconds of this poem laced with jazz.

Sometimes pieces like this causes a conviction and may be difficult to put a poem, such as this, to an end. Because of the nature of this issue I could not turn it off. I seek to uplift the victims of abuse through my poetry, seeking to elevate and empower people who need to evolve from such abuse.  Eagles are untouchable creatures, and so are heavenly stars...


Yours truly, 

Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 






10/08/2018

This piece was written to raise awareness about the color of skin that causes society to categorize or classify human beings into a race. Because of this classification process, stratification and discrimination becomes an issue. No living human being has input in their measure of melanin in their eyes, hair and skin at birth. Tantamount to a rose garden, roses may come in all types of colors and as they are beheld people are amazed at the beauty arrayed in the spectrum of colors. Why can't we appreciate the variance of melanin that saturate individuals in society within the Creator's Garden of living souls. We should be amazed by, and appreciate the beauty of the array of colors of eyes, hair and skin, just as we are amazed at and appreciate the Rainbow and its colors.   


Melanin

As a drop of ink changes  the color of a glass of water

A drop of melanin changes the future 

And the life of an entire race and culture


Melanin

The substance in the skin, eyes, and hair

Protection from strong sunlight

Not so for those who don't care

Those who are mystified

Sometimes caught in a gaze or a misunderstood stare


Melanin

One of God's way of painting a picture with the

human population

A flower garden of humanity

With a backdrop of the globe and a sky filled with 

Holy constellations


Melanin

The amount, measure or saturation there of

It's out of our control

Sanctioned only by the insight, His majestic love


Melanin

See it for its beauty

As it laces each race

Greet it with a smile

An expression of love

Manifested on every face


Melanin

Embrace it with pride

There is no need to hide

The melanin of our hair, eyes and skin

Wear it well make a friend


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. . 


Drops of Revelation: Reprise

An ongoing series of informational entries

November 14, 2018

Contrast Defined: to compare in order to show unlikeness or difference, opposite natures or purpose. This poetry piece "It's All In Contrast" was written with the idea of showing distinctions between Worldly ideology and Heavenly ideology. 


It's all in contrast

No, it's not Black and White

But shades of Gray 

It's my character that I feel this way


All to often societal issues are viewed in black and white, yet the true contrast is the in between, shades of gray. I's not racial or age related, or gender associated, it is my personal interactive journey or roller coaster ride that encompass my joys and pain that completely makes my experience whole.


It's  all in contrast

Long scale or short scale 

This love will never fail

What I'm expounding about

It is no tail


Farther than vision

Deeper than the sea

It's not about you 

It's not about me


What I'm expounding on is the intangible, the heavenly experience, that emotion that comes over a person that can't be explained, but brings on some type of euphoria which brings on a smile and a posture of piece. Implications of spirituality. 


It's all in contrast

It's not about time

It's not about a place

It's not about a smile or a frown 

We have on our face


Opposite the world

And it's temporality

It's all in contrast

It's eternity


Look at it long

Study it wrong

It's beyond our thoughts and dreams

On earth it don't belong


So get out of self

And let death in

It's all in contrast

New life begins


Death comes in many forms and in many types of metaphoric circumstances. If we die to selfishness, we begin a new life of being more objective and less subjective, more altruistic and less egotistic. We must not be preoccupied with time that is in a linear frame , but focus on the eternal that has been prescribed for our human existence. Death enters at an appointed time establishing our temporal, yet it segue our existence into the eternal. Let death in so new life can began. 


I hope you get the picture, 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr.  



November 8, 2018

I Made It


I made it here today

Sometimes there's trouble 

Along the way


Sometimes thunder and lightning

From the sky

Other times wading through water 

That's thigh high

I made it here today

Knowing that Jesus

Won't let trouble last always


I made it


There are times when traveling toward a certain destination when a misdirection may take place, while in the mist of this misdirection there are experiences within the environment that may cause a delay in an arrival to that destination, just know that it isn't a complete denial of reaching that destination. It is only a delay. 


Sometimes, it could be people, sometimes it could be some thing that cause the delay or misdirection. There must be an understanding that the delay or misdirection is only temporary and that these delays or misdirection's will not last always. 


This poem was written as a personal encouragement to self in being mindful that  as I journey through life I will be faced with storms, some great some small, yet, they are not so severe that my destination will not be reached. My faith and trust will be the catalyst in reaching my goal, my destination.  Because, Jesus said he won't let my troubles last always. 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 





10/31/2018

This poem piece was initially written to encourage individuals who are or has experiencing abuse, whether it is physical or verbal or any type of bullying. Success of any kind starts within, within your own mind, your body, your own soul. It's not what others say or think you are, but what God says you are. This poem was so impactful that it was eventually expanded upon in a newer version that is now recorded on my Album (CD) called "Powerful Poets." The book version: 


You Know Who You Are


You are like an Eagle flying high 

above the earth


No man can throw dirt on you

No Man can guess your worth


You are like a shinning star

Shinning for all to see


No man can stop your shine

For your Spirit shines for eternity


You Know who You Are


Check out the New Version on cdbaby.com and down load the single or the entire album, also available on iTunes, and any of the download platforms. The album and tracks are also available on all of the streaming platforms as well, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and others.


All the best, 

Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 

Drops of Revelation: Reprise

An ongoing series of informational entries

December 12,2018

This Poetry piece is motivated by Jesus the Christ. His purpose on earth was to demonstrate to us how to live and love one another and to exhibit His position with God as the ultimate sacrifice for sin and how He promised to come back to gather His believers, thus the title "Stay Tuned," come in to play. Basically, we're waiting on the promise by faith.


Stay Tuned


Casting out demons

Having dinner with heathens

Giving sight to the blind

Traveling cross country without a dime

The truth He told

Will stand the test of time


Fishing without a net

You're thinking fish I'll bet

He's fishing for men

Saving them from sin


Just look up

No, don't stare

Can't you see

He had a cross to bear


Hey, He was in that hole in the ground

Why are all these people standing around?

Look up, He's going away on that cloud

Do you see, what did He say unto thee?


He said that He's coming back

For you and me

Wow, that's my purpose,

My Destiny

Stay tuned !



My Destiny and purpose is to share the story of the promise of Jesus the Christ. If you are not a believer, that's okay, I'm petitioning you to just stay tuned. I am.


Dr.​ William W Richardson Jr.




December 4,2018

This poem piece was actually motivated by the Winans and their song "The Question Is." While listening to the lyrics I began a self check and started to consider how my relationship with Jesus is actually a witness to on lookers. So I penned the words to this self examination. 


My Question Is 

Do I know Jesus 

Do I know that He died

Do I know that He's still alive

Standing by His Father's side


My Question Is

is He my Rock?

Is He My Healer?

My Doctor, My Lawyer

My Shepherd, My Appealer


The answer is yes

At the mention of His Name

My Question is to you 

Can you say the same


Our life story should be a witness to Christ and about His death, burial, and resurrection. We must first examine ourselves and then help someone else to identify with the one who sacrificed His life for us so that we should inherit God's Kingdom after this earthly sojourn. This is not an attempt to proselytize, but to share the inspiration of the Winans song as it impacted my spiritual emotion at the time. I would that you search out the song and then relate it to this poem. 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 

November 26, 2018

In this Nation, we boast diversity and inclusion, also being what is called a "Melting Pot," a collection of cultural and racial differences.  A flower garden of various colors and skin tones. The expectancy is an appreciation of God's creativity bounded in unity and collectivity. Everyone embracing a love for one another's uniqueness without humanity's assistance and input, yet God's product is rejected by some and is used to make distinctions in our societies six social institutions. This piece is a depiction of my thoughts and views of what is evident in my reality. 


More  About Color Than Culture


In a sea of diversity

The focus is on color, not of cultural diversity 

Affirmative Action is not a policy of thrift

Devised for equity Its purpose implementing a shift


Tagged in institutions as a matter of color

Despised by the majority

Depicted as a vulture

Seemed to be more about color than culture


Why be viewed by color

Lived on the exterior

The true self of anyone

Found in the depths of

A human interior


It's a cry to declassify

The superior and the inferior

Casting color posterior

Making equality of culture

A desired ulterior

Why should it be 

More about color than 

A unified culture

Manifesting division in policies and decision


Diversity is the melting pot

Of this Nation's premise

Amicable thought, an aim for the future

Yet, contemporary experience

Is more about color than a collective culture


Until standards change within this society, we as a Nation, will never reap and receive the full benefit of that which God has in store for us, as a human race. We must stop looking exteriorly and focus on the internal, that is where the beauty is located, within. 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 



Drops of Revelation: Reprise

An ongoing series of informational entries

01/08/2019 

My Masters degree is in Public Administration, in other words, meaning, administering to the public, or better still, serving the public or being a public servant. The person in service of another. One may be an administrator or leader, but they are still a servant. There is an adage that states: "in order to be a great leader, one must be a good follower." This poetry piece is an example of this adage. In this society we must not be afraid to "Just be the Servant." Lead by example.


Just Be the Servant


Like the one who put a towel

Across His lap and washed His friends feet

Like the one who prayed

While His friends were fast to sleep


Just be the Servant 


Like the one who didn't speak

While the accusers told a lie

And those very same accusers whished

To see Him sentenced to die


Just be the Servant


Like the one who said

Suffer the little children to come unto me

Like the one who walked on the water as He pulled

A Drowning friend

Up from a stormy sea


Just be the servant


Like the one who healed the sick

And gave sight to the blind

Like the on who fed 5,000

Who didn't have to stand in line


Like the one who raised the dead 

And had the Possessed, sitting, clothe

Andin his right mind


Just be the Servant


Like the one who stood for truth and righteousness

For His Fathers' sake

He was able to discern who was real

And discern who was fake


With this simple prose

All I'm trying to say

The example is given 

By the one that is risen


Just Be the Servant


Dr. William W Richardson Jr

"Peace and Love Forever"

01/02/2019

When the term "still" is used in reference to audible sound it connotes as being free from sound or noise, as a place being silent or a person being silent. It can also be stipulated as being subdued or low in sound, such as in a still small voice. 


There are moments in time when I'm alone or in deep thought or sometimes in meditation, I envision God speaking to me in a still small voice, either correcting me or guiding me or educating and enlightening me. It is in those moments when I maximize my hearing. 


Often I am awakened in the early morning hours and the meditation of my heart begin to speak to my soul and spirit, thus becoming the source of my poetry, as a result, I introduce to you, the reader, "Still Small Voice. 


Still Small Voice


After the earthquake 

After the fire

After the pain, your heart should desire


God's still small voice will sooth your pain

His still small voice will shield you from shame


Listen and hold fast

Your trials and circumstance

All will soon pass


Listen and be still 

Your emptiness He will fill


God's Still small voice

Loves you

It's real


Its presence you'll feel

It will console you

You'll have peace

Just be still and Know

That still small voice is very real


Those moments when life is in a state of dissonance one should be still and know that in the mist of it all we should focus and tune in on God's still small voice to navigate through the turbulence of life. On the way to the horizon of our hearts. Stay in His word, stay in His will. 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr. 

enjoy the Poetic New Year

December 18, 2018

This poem is an actual account of a situation experienced by a church member who was functioning in a service capacity for the church. Upon giving his testimony to the congregation at the request of the Pastor, the inspiration came to put it in a poetic format. Very motivational and inspirational for exhibiting faith in a crucial situation. Faith is F-forward, A-action, I- in, T- trusting, H-Him (God). Whereas, Hebrews 11: 1 states that Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 


God Spoke to a Man


God spoke to a man in a burning van

Stalled at the track

But God had his back


He even made some calls

But still lost it all

His tools, His van and almost the church plans

He was a defeated man


He felt so a shame

His business in flames

He wasn't to blame

Then he called on that Name


His Wife said, have Hope

Just narrow the scope

Don't dictate

Continue to dedicate

Allow Jesus to be the innovator

He is the awesome creator


Then he heard God's prophetic word

Obedience will open the doors of opportunity

To his business and his service

He stepped out on faith though he was nervous


His HOPE, having outrageous positive expectations

This was his segue to his blessed restoration

Now this man has another van

Now God gets the glory by this testimonial story


Cause God spoke to a man

Now with new tools, and another van


Be blessed believers, 


Dr. William W Richardson Jr.

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