From: A woman of color. To: The man I love

January 29, 2010
By iNERDY BRONZE, Sparks, Nevada
iNERDY BRONZE, Sparks, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Reader, suppose you were an idiot, but you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself"~Mark Twain

Fear not, Love.
You're safe inside me.
For I am strong and sturdy
and I was built to carry nations.
Don't trouble me with half truths
or white lies.
Do not spare me the gorey
details of the deaths of
the children I Myself have borne
They are not yours to lie about.
Feel Free to build your family inside me and have peace
knowing that no one
who harms what is ours will pass
me unscathed.
Go forth into the world and let
me stay behind to do the dirty work
Let the blame for our childrens flaws fall on me.
Let me carry the weight of your anger at the outside world.
let me lift you up in
quiet submission
For I am strong and sturdy and I was built to carry nations.

The author's comments:
I have alot of respect for women of color. The men of our races struggle to find manhood in a world that tells them that they're only good enough to do dirty work. The women who love these men must struggle to find a way to make them feel loved and strong. This poem is dedicated to these women and also depicts the love i have for the men of my race.

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