Do we give in A Goddess After this World Demonizes her A Goddess After the World Demonizes her for defying or emulating stereotypes forced upon her Find the strength and motivation you need to make a difference. Copyright ©2018 The Black Detour All Rights Reserved. Honor their sacrifices. G.A.W.D, GAWD She hurts herself.
You’re blackness wraps tightly around me just like a freakum dress. Programmed fair skin as a commodity that I need like a brand new purse. Although there are some poets who have received critical acclaim like Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin and many others. And I know them words may be scary to hear. There are so many talented African-American poets who go unnoticed. The Black Detour is a independent, digital publication that transcends black culture. Life is something you cannot fake. That may sound cliche but damn it’s the truth. But because when you look at a black woman, you are staring into the soul of God, Like as if it’s a sin to be a black woman, Dr. Betty Harris would not Blow up her ego, Lloyd P. Ray skillfully cleaned up our acts, Dr. Patricia Bath’s successes were so eye-opening, a positive triumph for Dr. Charles R. Drew, Madam C.J. A Goddess After the World Demonizes her!
“Tending” by Elizabeth AlexanderIn the pull-out bed with my brother…, “Still I Rise” by Maya AngelouYou may write me down in history…, “The Tradition” by Jericho BrownAster. We thought…, “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Cliftonwon’t you celebrate with me…, “Dirt” by Kwame DawesWe who gave, owned nothing…, “A Place in the Country” by Toi DerricotteWe like the houses here… I may have not been around the world but in all my travels I never thought I’d meet someone like you. For those who feel hopeless, "Watch us turn empty stomachs into gold," he said. Her skin absorbs the Sun as if that’s where it has resided since creation, Her hair defies gravity because as mother nature she determines what can rise, Her bosom has supplied nutrition of life to all of humankind, Her full lips have spoken entire kingdoms into existence, While her smile alone has caused the fall of many great men and their empires, Her body made strong because she has held up the weight of the world while taking the lashes of the man she loves, Her curves degraded and put on display only to be emulated by those who taunt her, Her DNA stolen, duplicated, and injected to be the savior of mankind, Her wisdom goes beyond that any man can comprehend because she has endured the life no other man can withstand, For when you look at a black woman you are looking at the first and greatest of all of God’s creation, When you look in her eyes, you are staring into the kingdom, She is the embodiment of everything that is good, She is what people speak of when they declare they’ve found heaven on earth.
You are destined for very great things.
Young women, young men of color, we add our voices to the voices of your ancestors who speak to you over ancient seas and across impossible mountain tops. May we never forget that powerful grit.
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A Goddess After the World Demonizes her because her skin is too deep What your made with, can’t be debated your closer to gold and that can’t be tainted. Inspirational Poem About Fighting Inner Demons, Poems That Bring Awareness To Alzheimer's Disease. The power in our veins. For those with a broken heart. “Theme for English B” by Langston HughesI wonder if it’s that simple? 'Cause the only time I'm happy is when I'm in my dreams Delphinium.
But it’s back to you because it seems like I just like you. Keep fighting that fight What happens when the truth becomes a lie,
Full of tears, frowns, and many lost battles.
Erica, I read all your poems and think you are an amazing poet. All other content on this website is Copyright © 2006 - 2020 FFP Inc. All rights reserved. But ya know we live in different states but no matter the distance I’ll still find my way next to you. You see a girl When you look in the mirror do you see what I can see? ….for being human.
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