Black Girls, Brown Girls, Dark Girls
in shades of darkness.
Some shades are Black, Brown,
Caramel, Red, and Yellow.
Some are these women are tall, short, round,
and some are thick, thin, and curvy.
Some are intellectual, musical,
inspirational, sensational, and motivational.
Some are mothers, sisters, grandmothers,
teachers, pastors, writers, artists, leaders,
executives, administrators, friends, wives,
doctors, lawyers, scientists, entertainers,
athletes, CEOs, Congresswomen, and even a
Some have been hurt, rejected, segregated,
despised, hated, loved, celebrated,
liberated, married, divorced, single,
manipulated, encouraged, and discouraged.
Some have failed, put in cells, been to jailed,
burned, killed, raped, mutilated, and
Some have demonstrated, birthed nations, raised
their babies and other folks babies.
Some have long hair, short hair, curly hair,
nappy hair, kinky hair, wavy, and weaves.
Some are happy, sad, excited, delighted, belligerent, diligent, militant,
anxious, suspicious, malicious, meticulous,
ridiculous, talented, creative, successful,
classy, sassy, talkative, sensitive, insensitive,
sensual, spiritual, holistic, charismatic,
charming, and gracious,
but, all of them know how it feels to be
A repost of my original entry