© 2006 Tyrone Vincent Banks
Ever since I started reading the bible
My head has been filled with so many voices
Not the harmful ones that often tell us to do harm
But the righteous ones that tell me to do good
Iíve spent over 36 years learning all of the bad habits that I try now to disown
One habit would be the swearing
Hello, my name is Tyrone Banks and itís been 3 days since Iíve said my last 4 letter wordÖ
I know that the path that I am trying to walk will be a difficult one
Years and years of bad habits
Like a smoker to cigarette
And drinkers to drinkÖsome old habits ďdie hardĒ
Iím trying to modify my temperament
Iím slowly learning the ways of patience
If God was not patient with me then I would have surely ended up in a bad way
the 4 letter words that float within my head have been replaced by a strange conversation of prophets in which one will ask a question and another will analyze it and yet another will offer forth a theory and another an answer.
A long sermon has started within where I analyze the ancient words utilizing ancient forms of speech to come about an idea born of todayís Etymology. I then place meaning in different examples and before that thought has concluded Ė another one begins.
At first Ė I thought that I was simply losing it
Now, Iíve realized that I am not losing it, but Iím loosing a part of it
The 4 letter words that roam within my cranium have been lost to a more righteous conversation.
I find myself reading the Bible and actually looking forward to the next read.
Iíve just finished the story of Isaac, son of Abraham and half-brother of Ishmael. Iíve ventured through the lineage of Jacob and Esau. I could not resist and I peaked at my next scheduled chapter about Joseph Ė the son of Jacob (Israel).
Itís all coming together
Slowly and surely and in spite of some confusion
Itís coming together and making sense!
If those voices crowd out the sinful words that I have mastered then
I will welcome these voices of the Bible to consume my entire being and to make me a better person and a better Christian.