I say my black is beautiful 

Not to gloat or offend

I acknowledge that the world is full of colors

Each shining beautifully between each spectrum end

 

But so often humans who come in darker shades

Are ignored or pushed aside

We are taught not to love ourselves

And taught that in self hatred we must hide

 

As I mature as a black woman

I come in contact with my truth

There is nothing in my genetics

That makes me any less of a human than you

 

So in a world that often treats these words

As senseless taboo

Let me shout out very clearly

That being black is beautiful

Published by | Avianna |