Arm Me Not
by Reginald Grissom, incarcerated in North Carolina
Army not with riches, nor Treasures, nor dreams.
But arm me with the word of God, who set my heart at ease.
Arm me not to serve Satan, with his bottle of liquid hell, but arm me with the power of love so that I may serve thee well.
Arm me not to hurt the ones I adore, or curse the in the words I say, but arm me with Jesus who taught us how to pray.
Arm me not to take the easy way out by serving sentence evil ways but arm me with the shield of God, that I may serve him each day.
Arm me not with the wickedness of men, nor sends of shame. But arm me with your glorious ways, for there are souls to be saved.
Arm me not with wisdom that makes men look like fools, nor false courage, which comes from devilish games. Instead, arm me with the Love, Peace, Truth, freedom and Justice, because (I realized) those are attributes of yours.