Hey there Redbone! Lookin’ good…I love your skin tone Oh really? You love it? My Red Hair and Freckles? Society still don’t know how to treat me They bounce between Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll Too bright, too light to give 5 on the black hand side Too black, too dark, not light enough to not have it rough Don’t mistake my words I know I’m beautiful in my blackness I’m just saying the world can be ugly in its whackness It’s always boiled down to the color of one’s skin No one seems to care about what lies within Within the mind Within the heart Within the DNA Just quit talkin’ and keep walkin’ Calling yourself my brotha You just another motha Just Tired and Sick Of you thinkin with your **** How can we get over If you’re always tryna get on top? No difference between me and my sisters You want me cuz I’m light and you turn around and diss her Because of her midnight skin, cocoa breasts, black walnut feet, and ebony hair You fill me with despair and yet you’re not totally to blame Subliminal suggestions make you question your own identity Yeah, I might have been a house negro back in the day But just easily and readily accessible so that the master could have his way Ya’ll have been brain-washed If you can’t have a white girl Get a light-skinned black girl…best of both worlds Get off my back black man You don’t deserve me and you don’t deserve my sister queens Until you stop being a slave to the master and wipe your soul clean You want a Butter Pecan, Cinnamon, Honeybun, High Yellow, Light-Skin, Redbone to give you some? Get your **** together brother, because what you sellin’, I don’t want none! ©Napturally Yours February 28, 2007 **Note: I know all brothers aren't like this. This was written specifically for a friend of mine that claims he has preference for light skin women over dark skinned women.