In 1995 I first started writing, poetically correct. I wrote my heart out in poetry for impressing others, for communicating how I felt, and for winning hearts. I wrote for I could not convey enough of a musical composition to encompass my feelings into a way that could be understood, and had more patience with words than with the tones and pitches that echoed in my head.
In 1995 I wrote because I wanted to start a positive movement. I wrote because I tried to carry the world on my shoulders, and I took a class recommended from a teacher that I had with Rock Lyric as a Literature Form, who thought I would like her poetry class, which opened my eyes to the world again. I had written maybe two or three poems a decade before that, but in the class I wrote and wrote like there was no limits. Big dreams, and I was living in the dreams like I wanted to, even if I was imagining what could be and not seeing the harshness of a world beyond control, a world in which we just have to let go, a world in which we must just trust and do what things we can. If we do the best we can and see the opportunities, that opens that door still for it to be possible. A few words can change the world. We are a global family. That is the movement of understanding, of peace, of love, of cooperation, of harmony, of unity, that I wanted to be back then. I still do, if I go to those roots, I still believe. And I have hope for change. I know it will happen one day. And that day could happen any day.
When Brandon Leake took the stage, prayers behind him, and each step was taken with him following his passion with trust in Christ, that was another of life’s little affirmations and miracles that showed God has a plan. It brought up voices for those in need, for he spoke in his words of love and family and fairness and the value of life. He spoke words for the need for us to protect those that can’t protect themselves. He spoke for those in the place that need a voice to be heard. He spoke from my hometown of Stockton. He spoke from my community of poets. He spoke from the hearts of Christians united in the common love. He spoke from those dreamers who want more. He spoke love.
Movement is energy, is action. Called To Move, Brandon’s brand, is a movement. It’s spoken word, the voice for the previously unheard. It’s Momentum, the inertia of an object put into ambitious motion in order to fulfill the needs of many. It’s acting in faith, and by doing so proving the validity of that faith and making the miracles happen through that faith.
God moves mountains.
Time is coming in which we will be changing the world together.