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I Am Beautiful

Poetry By: djoulde

You are beautiful
no matter what skin of color you are in
no matter the shape
you are beautiful and should never let anyone tell you otherwise!

Submitted:Sep 22, 2010    Reads: 748    Comments: 9    Likes: 3   


Stare till you can't look any more
From the top of my thick kinky hair, to the sole of my bare feet
Look At Me!
Stare until you can't look any more
From the expense of my golden brown skin
My wide eyes
Broad nose
Full succulent lips
The breadth of my shoulders
I am proud
I bow to no one
Can you not tell?
From the wealth of my breast
To the dip in my waist
The flare of my hips
The strength of my legs
Look at me!
I come in all shapes and sizes
I hold my head up high
Yes I Am Beautiful
All the striking colors of brown
You can compare me to dirt
I am a creation of GOD
The image of Mother Nature herself
I am Beautiful
You can't tell me anything
No amount of words can take away what was giving to me
Passed down through generations
You can't stamp it out of me
No you can't
So look!
Stare till your eyes sting!
I will not slouch in defeat
You can't take from me what you did not help me get
I am beautiful
Can't you see?
I laugh
I laugh
Sweet as melody
Deep and throaty
I Am…
Like many before
A figure you cannot comprehend
Why try to take away from me
What you did not help me get?
I ask!
I say!
Stare till you bleed!
I am beautiful
As those before me
I walk
Proud and strong
The sway of hips
Does it not entice your eyes?
You can try to demean me
You should be
Because I am every, and anything!
I am
A strong woman
I am a proud woman
I am
Generations of history
Of culture
Of voices
Of struggle
You cannot take what you did not help me get
I dare you!
I laugh!
Regaled at your attempts to hurt me
Dehumanize me
Enslave me
No amount of shackles
Nothing! Can hold me down
I am a strong woman!
I bear the burden of my brothers and sisters
I hold in me
So much power
Don't you know?
I Am a creation of God himself!
An image of Mother Nature
I am
A strong
Black woman
So Look!
Love me!
For I am
Beauty personified


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