Black Poetry : beautiful is us...

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  1. MissPoetik

    MissPoetik Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what child looks to their mother and asks
    to be brought into this world?
    this question resides in the aching hearts
    of unaccepted little yellow girls
    i can't help that my skin is this color
    so why am i cursed as i walk into the room?
    unaware that the hate in your eyes
    is strong enough to send a sista to her tomb
    meanwhile i sacrifice a smile to make peace
    refusing to let ignorance bring me down
    despite my unconditional kindness
    on your face still remains a frown
    don't you know about our heritage?
    girl we got it made
    got other folks trying to be us
    our skin so smooth with its countless shades
    there's vanilla, beige, coffee, ebony
    mahogany, chocolate, and brownsugar too
    sweet honey and unforgettable caramel
    just to name a few
    i hope this poem made you think
    about a time when you may have been unfair
    because you measured someone
    by color, size or even the texture of their hair
    my point is that you think twice before you prejudge
    and always keep in your heart
    that beautiful is us...
     
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    herlove Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautiful is us ..... i love this read. touch home for me and a young girl was always complimented on being pretty but dark ,,,,
     
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    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for this one!

    This was on time and long over due, we need more sista's speaking truth like you do... I loved this to the very end!

    Blessings On Ya House!
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amen Miss

    ^5 on the peace cause beautiful is us. i remember in hs someone said to me that dark skinned brovaz only dated the light skinned sistaz cause all dark skinned folk did not get along and vice versa..



    ***wondering if somebody is recirculating that Lynch Letter from way back***





    One
     
  5. MissPoetik

    MissPoetik Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautiful...

    thanks ya'll. somethin' that i'm sure we have all had to deal with... but it's also something that really shouldn't matter especially amongst us...
     
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    Ladysoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it couldn't have been said any better
     
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