When it all began
I had an audience
Yes, I had a fan
With a name – Lawrence
I had to pretend there were more
So I gave it the best I could
Hoping for tomorrow’s open door.
Now the decades have come and gone
I am still practising, hoping and waiting
For the Day of the Lord to come.
I am still pressing on, trusting, praying
God is not a man that He should lie
Nor the son of man that He should repent
And so there no need to give up or sigh
I will keep holding on to the Word. I will not relent.
It all began in Ireland
That land of Saints and scholars
I was almost a celebrity in that land
Back then the ‘black babies were few
And I was one of them- a rare breed.
Now everything has changed
Black babies are everywhere.