My Skin is Black

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





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Sapphire1225 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 2:48 am
loved the second stanza, btw!! 
 
Sapphire1225 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 2:47 am
this is good :) conveys the message pretty well :)
 
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