Simply Starting

The more I get to know You

I focus on less on trivial matters;

In fact, the clatter of everyday parade

seems to barricade itself

as I seek to just stare at Your face.

When I stare at Your face,

I am completely displaced

from anything that would try to chase my affections away from You,

from the sensation of just knowing You

of just knowing You.

I want to know the architecture of Your eyes,

the architecture of Your nose,

the makeup of Your mouth,

the formation of Your cheeks,

so I stare at You and every time I’m amazed.

I find me in Your pupil.

I see me in Your smile.

I sense my life in Yours.

Can I just stare at You?

Can I just gaze in Your eyes?

Can I feel Your breath as You tilt back and gaze at me?

Can I stay in Your lap and stare at You?

When I stare at Your face,

I am completely displaced

from anything, no everything that would try to chase my affections away from You,

from the sensation of just knowing You,

of just knowing You.

Anita Scott

Anita Scott

Poet & Perfromer at Anita Scott
Poetry has always been a second language for Anita. She has performed at local slam poetry and spoken word events. Now, the door is opening for her poetry in small groups and on stages around the United States where she has already shared the same mic with Micah Bournes and Amena Brown Owen. Her poems "Mary Go Round" and "Tears for the Motherland" clearly express Anita’s heart for justice regarding gender and racial reconciliation. People who have seen her perform all attest to the same thing: she is unforgettable.

Anita is also part of Ambassadors Alliance International, a passionate team of people who go into impoverished areas to assess their needs and provide help in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, education, and job-training that will lead to self-sustainable change.
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  • Beautiful. Powerful. I just put my one year old down for her nap, and I totally connected with this on the mother-child-rocking chair level. Yet, when I read the words, I find myself searching for Jesus and being received. Thank you, thank you, for this.

    • Anita Annette Scott

      “. . . being received. We all need that.”

  • The intimacy of this piece is so powerful, Anita. Thank you.

  • Anita Annette Scott

    Thank you Heather. You are always so encouraging!

  • Beautiful.

  • Oh, Anita, this is simply beautiful! It almost brought tears thinking about the reality of His presence, how I need to stop and stare and be amazed! I’m so glad I got to listen to you today. Many blessings to you, dear sister!