Our Diamonds: African-American Parishners 75 Years of Service

75 years of service, remembering the slavery bans,

In these years we also own land,

From their strength, faith, and perseverance we also say we can.

Some hand writing is on the wall, we follow Jesus, our writing is in the sand.

The wisdom our Parishners offer people go from “Bathsheba to Dan”.

Because of their contributions to our lives, we pray together with faith and say our Amen’s.

To their Leadership we ran.

Positive thoughts, hopes & dreams for us to develop they gave us a hand.

To enjoy their smiles, we looked at the women or man.


The brilliance out shines all.

The character like a diamond, was cut with each fall.

And then lifted up by such Saints as Paul!!!!!

This poem is written at the request of St. Mary Magdalene Church’s African-American Ministries in Honor of Parishners 75 years old.

Tres Mali Scott

About the AuthorSpirit of God Conference video 071

  • Best Poems and Poets of 2008 by the International Library of Poetry
  • Nominated Poet of the Year 2008 by the International Society of Poets
  • Editor’s Choice Award 3x 2007-2008 by the International Library of Poetry
  • Member of the Academy of American Poets since 2008
  • Pulitzer Center Citizen Journalism 2nd Place Award (3/2008)
  • Published by Noble House London in Memoirs “Seven Months & Walking” (2009)



Amen-meaning “and so it is”

Bathsheba to Dan-meaning “a long ways”

Look at the women or man-representing the presence of Jesus Christ

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