Dignity

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A few words reflecting how women have changed

Submitted: March 13, 2019

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Dignity

 

Listen:
I know color isn’t supposed to matter much 
but what has happened to you my sistah? 
There was a time when you thought more of yourself than what I see now 
and it gives more credence to why they say, “the man won’t buy the cow”. 
There was a time when you couldn’t find a black woman so revealing 
and yes indeed she still knew she was appealing 
Her values were more readily seen
rather than the curvature of her jeans 
For some reason you thought you needed to be more like them… 
 

Modesty use to be your policy

Now you’re living a life of hypocrisy. 
Now you flash it all just like the other side 
and seemingly you have lost what once was your pride 
Pride in how you carried yourself 
Now showing everything you’ve got leaves you with nothing left

Wanting the best but living as an adulteress
You say you just want to be free 
but my sistah tell me…
why does it have to cost your dignity?

 

 


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