My Skin is Black

March 10, 2012
By HannaBarbie GOLD, Picayune, Mississippi
HannaBarbie GOLD, Picayune, Mississippi
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For the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts...


My skin is Black
just like the night sky
where stars lie above
like gleaming fireflies

My skin is Black
just like the dirt
that I have to work
even if I'm hurt

My skin is Black
which has no shame
but at the same time puts my family
through pain

My skin is Black
just like ink
writing down the days
until I sink

My skin is Black
and I'm proud of it
even when everyone else
doubted it


The author's comments:
We had to write a poem in history class about what we would be thinking if we were a slave

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on Mar. 12 2012 at 2:48 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

loved the second stanza, btw!! 

on Mar. 12 2012 at 2:47 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
36 articles 0 photos 265 comments

Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

this is good :) conveys the message pretty well :)


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