Tell Me I’m Black … MAG

August 13, 2011
By Anonymous

It's not the worst you'll ever say,
I might think it polite to address me this way.
A good man is what I am, no different, no less.
I look like my momma, a true queen,a princess.

Tell me I'm black,
and I'll call you a fiend,
an inhuman being,
a coward and no sting.

Tell me I'm black,
and I'll say Mr. please,
Thank you, I'm only human,
shy of perfection and ashy knees.

Thank God I am colored,
and not as plain as the sand,
I speak fortunes from many nations,
of heroes who take stands.

So say that I'm white for being this way,
but I'll call you white back for all the ill things you say.
You'll laugh and spread jokes,
dirty rumors and mad lies,
yet the truth shall set me free,
I speak words from the wise.

Tell me I'm different,
because I march to inspire change.
I don't always move between conventional lanes.
Instead I swerve flawlessly and unmistakably about,
I know only indifference and choose my own route.

I prayed to God last week
for cold facts, will power, and strength
and today he yelled back,
that as long as I was black,
one thing would never change,
He would always love me
and all his people,
everyone the same.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Aug. 8 2012 at 10:51 am
lnsims_98 PLATINUM, Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

That is an incredible piece! It speaks on so many levels to me. I love the perspective and the flow of the words. Thank you for the message! Keep up the good work!

on Mar. 21 2012 at 10:13 am
MiaUnwritten GOLD, West Palm Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the eyes seek what the mind cannot
Let the eyes judge what the mind cannot
Let the eyes believe what the mind failed to"

i love it.

ColetteF said...
on Mar. 20 2012 at 9:48 pm
This is an excellent piece of writing :) you have a really strong voice that keeps the reader entertained and empathetic. Great writing!


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