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Opposite

What if we have been calling things by the wrong name?
What if everything was the opposite of how we actually see them?
What if the land was called the sea, and the sea the land?
What If the moon was the sun, and the sun the moon?
What if black was white, and white was black?

Think. Think. Think.

Wait, what if black was white and white was black?
What if black was white and white was black?
What if, what if Blacks were the oppressors and the oppressed were White?
What if Blacks were ole massa and Whites obeyed their every command?
What if Blacks gained profit and Whites were beaten and sold?

What if Blacks were at home enjoying a meal while Whites out in the field?
What if Martin Luther King sat back on God’s word and watched the injustice take place while Whites marched the streets for a better life?
What if Blacks blew up a church where four little White girls died?
What if after almost 50 years many Blacks still hate the existence of Whites?
What if Black cops targeted and killed White boys and girls?

What if we have been calling things by the wrong name?
What if everything was the opposite of how we actually see them?
What if black was white, and white was black?
What if you were me?

Author Notes: None
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Silenced No More

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It will be as if my mouth grew extra lips.

Each pair will spit words like justice, peace, and equality,

All things that Black Lives Matter stands for.

When one mouth is closed, the other will take its place.

There will be no more silence when objections are loud,

Objections to police brutally, objections to the justice system, and objections to a school system design to keep us below average.

There will be no more silence when the oppressed rise up,

Rise up through war, peaceful war and protest,

The type of protest the Dr. Martin Luther King preached.

Fighting violence with violence only cause more death,

The death of a mother, the death of a father, the death of sisters, and the death of brothers.

If we do not act now, we will all be responsible for their deaths, their funerals, and the many who will mourn  for them.

Act now, reminisce later.

 

New Poem, “Hidden Battles”

Hidden Battles

Smiles do not tell the stories
Of pain and worries

The invisible foe does not know their sorrow
Nor does it care to see them live tomorrow

These hidden battles are seen by one’s own soul
They beat you down until you remain no more

Hidden in the darkness of one’s own heart
Lies the misfortune for others
Like a disease, these battles spread, and over the world, they cover 

Lighten the heart, but remain heavy on the foes
For the future of the hidden battles will forever go

Author Notes: You can never tell just by looking
at a person what battels they are facing

Happy Birthday!

A special poem, to a very special person born on January 17. This person helped me through a hard time; when I was ready to give up on school she helped me get back on the right road. Because of her, I am in college. I want to say thanks to my 10th grade teacher, Ms. Jessica Lilly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Every day we age
But on this day we have aged

We grow with wisdom and experience
We look back on our many years of endurance

We cherish what we have gained
And should never ever complain
About the things we don’t have

And remember, to have everything
Means to never need anything

So on this day, Happy Birthday!
And I wish many more to come your way!

Love Your Skin

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Love Your Skin

Love Your Skin. It's From Africa
Love Your Skin. It’s From Africa

 

As black women, we are often trying to cover up our true and natural beauty. Black is beautiful, so love the skin you are in. It’s Africa’s gift to you!

Design will be printed on

Teespring Premium Tee – $22.99

*back is plain black

Click Here to Order!

 

 

Size Chart

LENGTH SLEEVE WIDTH
S 28″ 8″ 19″
M 29″ 8.5″ 20.75″
L 30″ 9″ 22″
XL 31″ 9.5″ 24.25″
2XL 32″ 10″ 26″
3XL 33″ 10.5″ 28.25″
4XL 34″ 11″ 30.5″
5XL 35″ 11.5″ 32″