Black Girl

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Black Girl Poem

Submitted: July 26, 2018

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Submitted: July 26, 2018

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Black Girl by Raven Starr Attention my girls, my sweet black girls. So wild and diverse. I am here with a message from deep inside my heart. I know your pain so delicately sweet I too, have felt ashamed for being me. From images in magazines to people all tv I didn’t see anyone as dark as me. How I wanted to look like them the harder I tried the laughter never receded. Days and days, I would sit and contemplate the very purpose in which this negative misconception I found myself in. How could one hate the color of their skin? How could I allow the perception of me, make me want to roll over and give in. All because of the color of my skin. Looking in mirror I repeat to myself, “I am a good person and I deserve to live this life Without your ignorance, stripping my self-confidence away. Rise my girls, my chocolate girls. Rise up and listen to my words. I have been where you are and its time we move forward. Release this pain and remember you control your own reign. Goddesses inside That is what we are. Don't allow ignorance to continue to make you want to hide. Step forward, embrace the Queen you are inside. My ebony girls together we must stand. We cannot allow one another to fall behind. The bullies’ laughter made me hate being black, It took many years to come to terms that Yes, my skin is dark but my heart and soul are not I will no longer believe the hate thrown at me I love who I am, dark skin, nappy hair because I’ve learned to love the goddess within. I understand. I feel your pain but as we grow we must will take each other by hand. I was laughed at about my skin being coal black. People made me feel there was something wrong with that. I allowed them to put their doubts in my head, and for years under their abuse I would cower and fall. I didn’t understand I was giving them power over me by hating the way God has made me. We must release negative doubt haters have put inside our brain. We are beautiful with our ebony skin aglow. My black girls listen, rise and stand. Wipe those salty tears away. This is our life, and we must do what’s right, Achieve great deeds it all begins within ourselves. Positive thoughts, counter act the gloom Do not allow ignorance to build your fear. Flash a smile and continue about your day. Haters are going to hate no matter what we do or say. Stand up. Be proud. Respect yourself. Embrace the skin you were born in. Kind, loving, fierce and strong. Grab your dreams, fly straight and true, always remember I know your path and I believe in you


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