Black Poetry : Self-Hate

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  1. blklespoet

    blklespoet Member MEMBER

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    This poem is pretty self-explanatory

    This feeling of self-hate is embedded in me
    As I see the perfect image on the TV screen
    Everything about it is opposite of me
    Tall, light, and skinny
    So where are all the dark and thick beauties?
    The ones that resemble me
    With curves, cellulite, and stretch marks, and are a bit heavy?
    I see some in between
    But none as dignified as the almighty vanilla queens
    Who the standard of beauty
    Therefore leaving the ugly dark lings like me
    Staring into the TV screen
    Wondering how we could look like thee
    So we buy the weaves, relaxers, irons, and bleaching creams
    But where do we buy our dignity?
    Where is the place to purchase self-esteem?
    How do we begin to cherish our unique beauty?
    Instead of transforming ourselves into a fake image that we claim to see
    Only it seems that the joke is on me
    But I am not laughing
    As I stare into the TV screen
    Inside I am crying
    Because I do not look like thee
    Is there any place in this world of vanilla cream?
    For a fudge dip like me
    As I look to see
    Where my place could be
    I see nowhere for me to cherish my unique beauty
    So in disgust I look into the mirror before me
    And stare into the image of this black thing with eyes so dark it scares me
    It has no beauty
    It just seems.
    That there is nothing for me
     
  2. Alpha Male

    Alpha Male Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    reply to Blklespoet,

    blklespoet,TRUTH YOU TOLD
    str8 to the point
    It is hard to live in this world
    your truth has taken the truth
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    Seize the Day!
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  3. queentswana

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    First turn off the darn "T.V.
    don't try to look like..."Thee"

    you are a beauty to behold
    please, wear your "blackness" bold

    "self-hate" will take you...out
    real quick, without a doubt

    Never think our skin is cursed...
    remember, we were put here first

    this was a wonderful piece, get it together beautiful warrior...for you must first see your beauty...before anyone else.
     
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    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There is room for you here. What a terrific post, so heartfelt and so(ul) deep.
     
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    This is a powerful drop. You know, even though the media doesn't reflect it, you have a much more powerful example: yourself. You are beautiful, and we love you.
     
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    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the community of unity & love
    welcome from above as i bless u some love
    happy to have u here in flow very well said piece

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    welcome to destee.com
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    Is there any place in this world of vanilla cream?
    For a fudge dip like me
    As I look to see
    Where my place could be


    this is beautiful and if you look beyond the tv screen trying to show you what to be, and look beyond the "thee's" of this world, you'll find someone that i found in this scribe, which is a sistah that knows that her beauty is seen through the things you want to be seen. so like queentswana said, turn off that darn tv screen. you'll find that once you do, in the gray screen you'll see true beauty, your own, your reflection, but make it more make it your own delightful dip that stands out on the "vanilla's" of this world. you...........let me just quit, you got it sistah, just make it yours-just make it yours....excellent work...... :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar: :spinstar:
     
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    the ongoing saga of shade...
    this was a very powerful peace
    it breaks my heart that this is
    such an issue...and it breaks
    my heart that so many of my
    sisters struggle with learning
    to love themselves in a world
    that consistently rejects them...

    love the way you crafted this...
     
  10. Muse

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    the reason they dont want your image on tv is cause you'd take over. Your beauty is infectious. DONT EVER FORGET IT. Loved the feeling in this expression.

    -Muse
     
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