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   Yesterday I saw myself

But through the eyes of someone else ...

Only I didn't laugh when you did.



Yesterday the world spat at me

Because of my nappy hair and big lips ...

Only I didn't point when you did.



Yesterday they chased me

And I ran and ran 'til I barely got away ...

Only I didn't stop when you did.



I saw destruction and corruption

I felt evasion and damnation.



Yesterday the world was murdered because of her ignorance ...

Only I didn't die when you did



'Cause I'm too smart,

Too beautiful,

Too fast

Baby, I'm too black!




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Blacknconceited123:) said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm
i loved this somuch. i really can relate this as you can see from my screen name.... im proud to be black also..lol...keep up good work.
 
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