Black Poetry : The Women Who Bore You

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  1. TXDiamond

    TXDiamond Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Women Who Bore You

    Brotha
    Am I not so beautiful to look upon?
    Why do you look the other way when I am near?
    Do I remind you of the struggle, the pain, and the racism you have feared?

    Brotha
    Am I not so beautiful to love?
    Is my skin too dark, my hair too short?
    Is my voice too strong
    and my strength so wrong?

    Why do you reject me so-
    When I am the root of your past and the bearer of your children.
    I will always understand your pain and despair
    When others stick their nose up and act as if they don’t care.

    I was there for you when you achieved
    And there when you failed,
    And I’ll be there for you when racism is more than you can bear.

    So, you see my Brotha
    You will return home
    When the struggle, the pain, and the racism has left you feeling alone

    ©Copyright 1993, Angela Jenkins (AKA TXDiamond)
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .......Almost overlooked this strong write poetess, very real to the core. Often, men discount for varying reasons, none of which make any sense, for real; especially for the reasons you've carefully outlined above, Angela (TXDiamond).

     
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    Tho short, this piece spoke volumes. This was a righteous write.
     
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    .......:wave: yvw TXDiamond, for real :wink:

     
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