The Great One

The Great One
Written by Mel Brake


For a lifetime we have waited on God to answer our prayers
For eons and eons
Or so it was
High-noon God’s messenger appeared
As the rainbow ribbon sun was at its stand still

The messenger with white hair looked down on us from on high
Not in arrogance but with humility
After making circles overhead and getting closer and closer
To the ground the messenger landed in a tree

We watched and thought what was the meaning of this grand entrance
And who was the messenger and what was his message

“The time is now” were the words spoken
“What you asked for will be given” were the words spoken
“No longer will there be suffering among the people” were the words spoken
“Time to take up thy bed and walk” were the words spoken
“I am the way, the truth and the light” were the words spoken
“Be kind to thy neighbors and thyself” were the words spoken
“Look not for me but to yourself” were the words spoken
“We speak in the name of Wakan Tanka” were the words spoken
And then the messenger lift-off with his expansive wings
Rising higher above us and his white tail was like a torch in the day noon sky
And then the messenger was no more






About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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