Black Poetry : I'm 'Black' & Proud?

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  1. Envy

    Envy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm black...
    Sometimes I ask why?
    Why did God make me black on the outside?
    Black is the color of everything that the world hates.
    My color...black...it makes me want to hide.

    My own race hates me...because the color of my skin.
    It tears me apart...so not only am I black on the outside....but also within.
    I'm not the darkest shade...but I'm not the lightest neither.
    I don't want to be a dark black nor a light black...I don't want to be either.

    I guess because of my milk in coffee color...I'm in between.
    But either way I'm seen as black and stared at as foreign...which is why I don't want to be seen.
    People ask me all the time...what are you...you're really pretty.
    But when I say I'm African American...or black...they look at me surprised and then with pity.

    Lord, why am I hated because of who I am?
    Why does it seem as if because you're black your damned?
    African Americans...we're not even the color black...
    But because of that label we are held back.

    From slavery to current day because our skin color we are faced with controversy.
    Not only to other races but to our own...hatred because of color...no...because of diversity.
    Diversity? Nope not even the word...because of different shades...because of variety.
    But I know others feel like this...I know I'm not the only one...are you feeling me?

    Even if you're not... this is coming from the heart...
    Just because others don't like 'black' peoples' skin color...
    Why don't we...Black people need to stop hatin' their own and this could be the start
    Yup...just because of your shade or color doesn't mean you're better...
    Get your minds straight black people get it together!

    >>If we love ourselves it doesn't matter who hates us. Once we hate ourselves, because of others, we lose ourselves as individuals. Love thyself, no matter...
     
  2. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    wow...very nice...
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes indeed love one self and spread it to the next
    nice scribe
     
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    being black is the :bomb: :)
     
  5. Envy

    Envy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Lovely and Rich.:)
    Also thanks to Triniti...and being black definately is the bomb! I don't want to be anything else but who I am. Black and Proud!:cool:

    ;)
     
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    word is bond...
    black is beautiful
    and so is this poem...
    thanks sista
    peace
    khasm
     
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    like the flow
     
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    black is...
    the combination of all colors, a beauty within itself
    that's why "black is beautiful" in any shade

    and it's def' not unfortunate for me to be black but
    it's unfortunate for me to be so beautiful and exist
    within a world full of "ignorance"....and stupidity

    it's a tragedy that many of us are stricken to
    the contagion of this disease.... prompting the
    infection of self hate....

    so with this I quote....

    >>If we love ourselves it doesn't matter who hates us. Once we hate ourselves, because of others, we lose ourselves as individuals. Love thyself, no matter...


    like the perspective of thought you prompt in your flow!
     
  9. Envy

    Envy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Khasm:Black is beautiful! Thank you.

    mzblkangel:Thank you also.

    angelicsage:Thanks to you also. I quote with this:
    like the perspective of thought you prompt...

    Thanks, everyone, for the read!
     
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    Sister, this was FABULOUS! :toast:

    This is a "Call To Arms" for all of us in the rainbow of our hues to wake up!

    Sho nuff!





    And :birthday:
     
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