I am BLACK and I do MATTER!

How skewed is your enterprise!
Black is death, while divine is white?
You claim your white is pure and right,
While black is the negative twin in hide!

You tag me depressing,
You label me frightening,
A black mark you say
is because of the wrong doings!
Alas, your lie is not even a lie,
when it is white. Right?

Know you must I should be celebrated!
No concede, no tags, no nonsense tolerated!

Now hear this!
I am the color of Anubis.
I am the soil of Nile.
I am unambiguous, I am definite.
I am hard to be misunderstood!

I am the color of the ink that you read.
I am, your nice silhouette.
I have depth, devoid of variation.
I am, the regal black!

In my power I absorb it all.
I am not one, but all of it all.
I am the core of universe.
It’s very dark hole!
Inescapable gravity, makes my core.

For aeons I have protected you.
I hide your mass,
I hide your feelings,
I hide your insecurities.
Yet you are demeaning!

Now hear this again!
I am not from you, you are from me.
I am your very absence, in fact
All your light lies in me!

I am BLACK and I do MATTER!

BLACK!

6 thoughts on “I am BLACK and I do MATTER!

  1. Reblogged this on Opher's World and commented:
    That until there no longer
    First class and second class citizens of any nation
    Until the color of a man’s skin
    Is of no more significance than the color of his eyes
    Me say war

  2. Wow. I am so glad you commented on my blog and shared your link to this. Powerful and True Truth! Reading it I was reminded of the first time I read Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise”. I am in a process of apologizing, stepping up, standing with, in the same way you are in a process of claiming your place, putting it in true perspective, using your gifts of writing to “bend light” –and so your poem about dark and light hits me where I live — who we are. I hope it will some day be who we WERE, but no longer. Thank you. ~~ Jane

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