For A Black Girl

March 21, 2018
By Anonymous

“You’re pretty for a black girl”

A boy in passing just told me

But underneath this pretty face

There is substance and knowledge, much more than just beauty

“You’re quiet for a black girl”

A girl just told me

I part seas and move mountains with my mind

There’s so much more to me than what you may see

Because I am a Black girl, I am supposed to know “Black subjects”

About braids, tight clothing, being loud and having plenty of lotion "on deck".

But there is so much more to a black girl

Our knowledge is power, and we could run the world

Many do not realize how the world can turn on our axis

Not a day goes by when on my mind doesn't pass this 

Things such as the Space Race and the Civil Rights Movement wouldn’t exist in the world

If it wasn’t for the dreams and the intellect of some strong Black girls

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