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The Poetic Revolution Saturday Revelations

The Poetic Revolution Saturday Revelations

I'm Black and I'm Proud: A Poem about self-awareness...

Updated on April 21, 2010

What does it mean to be black?

To buy fake hair just so it can swing down my back,

Or put 26 inch rims on "ice cream" painted Cadillacs?

As a matter of fact, I am black,

And the last I checked, I have none of that;

So these things are accessories but not necessities of being black.

But, we follow the media hype,

So we fall into the stereotypes

Just, trying to fit it in

We go so far as to bleach our skin

And then

Scream I'm black and I'm proud.

Then look down

On those who wish to be more,

Than someone on a poster at a record store.

We define our culture by how we "cope"

Teach our sons and daughters that there is no hope

Watch our ancestors dreams go up in smoke

While we continually sit back and blow dope .

Instead of supporting, we kill each other

Over what neighborhood you're from and your favorite color

And our children are lost because