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Photo Credit: CR Fashion Book

In place of a traditional interview for CR Fashion Book, Mrs. Carter penned a touching poem. The words are the thoughts and views of the “XO” singer, but was remixed by Forrest Gander, an American poet, novelist, essayist and translator.

In the poem entitled “Bey the Light,” Queen Bey gushes on Blue Ivy being her muse. She admits to hoping for a day where individuals no longer root for others to fail as well as mean what they say.

Check out the inspiring poem:

“Bey the Light”

Words Beyoncé
Remixed by Forrest Gander

It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse.
There’s someone, we all find out soon,
more important than ourselves to lose.

I feel a deep bond with young children –
all those photos in my dressing room –
especially those who’ve been stricken,

Children I’ve met across the years –
they uplift me like pieces of moon,
and guide me, whispering in my ear

I’m turned to spirits, the emotions of others.
And I feel her presence all the time
though I never met my grandmother.

I learned at a very young age,
when I need to tap some extra strength,
to put my persona, Sasha, on stage.

Though we’re different as blue and red,
I’m not afraid to draw from her
in performance, rifts, even in bed.

I saw a TV preacher when I was scared,
at four or five, about bad dreams,
who promised he’d say a prayer

If I put my hand to the TV.
That’s the first time I remember prayer,
an electric current humming through me.

You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform,
to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss
of those who hear me into my song’s form.

I’m a vessel for all that isn’t right,
for break-ups and lies and double-cross.
I sing into that vessel a healing light.

To let go of pain that people can’t bear.
I don’t do that myself, I call in the light.
I summon God to take me there.

Utopias, they don’t much interest me.
I always mess things up a bit.
It’s chaos, in part, that helps us see.

But for my daughter I dream a day
when no one roots for others to fail,
when we all mean what we say.

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  • Why would people drag her about writing a poem?

    • MimiLuvs

      Because, here on Clutch, there are a few commentators, who are very vocal with their opinions about Beyonce’s level of intelligence.

    • Oh…I don’t think she is stupid by a long shot. I may not care for her recent albums but she seems smart enough to build a major empire.

    • Simone L

      I think it’s because we live in a world where the media sensationalizes everything she does. It will be front page news if the woman farts because she probably doesn’t do it like the rest of us.

  • Me

    the thoughts are hers, but the words are gander’s? so she didn’t actually pen the poem then, right?

    • Yes, I’m That Leah

      right.

  • sparger

    How does one remix a poem?

  • Tsaun

    I love Beyoncé! People need to stop hating on her and her child!

  • “…I dream a day when no one roots for others to fail,
    when we all mean what we say.”
    Beautiful poem!