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Our Black is Beautiful

This poem is to empower my peers to embrace their melanin.

Our Black is Beautiful
Everyday Feminism

Our Black is Beautiful

Black is supposed to be beautiful
Different shades of beauty
Different shapes of beauty
Different styles of beauty

Society has distorted our beauty
It has shaped our minds and character into disfigurement
We no longer know what true beauty looks like

We are so caught up in materialistic things and gadgets that we are lost
We care more about clothes and cars than our people in poverty
We care more about fighting then helping each other

We care more about what our fake hair looks like than what our children have to eat
We care more about being rappers or athletes than making a real living with real goals in life
We are not what reality television has described us to be
We are not what other races want us to be

We are black
We are beauty
We are a nation that needs to stop and be still
We are a nation that needs to stand together and become peaceful

No longer do we need wars on each other
No longer do we need our sons and brothers overcrowding prisons
No longer do we need our daughters and sisters to know what the streets are
No longer do we need our mothers and fathers running away from homes
No longer do we need no one teaching our children about our history

We need peace
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for his generations future
What's yours?

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