Guard Your Mind

Everything is distorted and exploited
for monetary gain or a more sinister purpose
you’re a pawn in a chess game, guard your mind
put on the full armor of God. Exercise discernment;
take no man’s word for fact, not even mine
study to show thyself approved.


Because of her faith in God, they called her crazy
and delusional; in a blink, they shipped her off
to the psych ward and placed her on
a suicide watch. Then immediately “diagnosed”
her with schizophrenia, bipolar, and some other
scientific name she cannot remember. Twenty-four
hours ago, she was perfectly fine; laughing, singing,
and having a good time with her family and friends
in her right mind—no history of mental health.