Given the opportunity to share my point of view...
I wish my professor can see that i am more than just a mere name on a sheet of paper
I am more than just another body in a desk
I am more than a document of what my brain has been taught
I am more than just a BLACK woman.
I am a woman of color, with my caramel brown skin, my brain's shine brighter than my beauty
Oh Lord, I pray that I can get through just one day without being judge because of the deeply rooted pigment of melanin.
The sway in my hips
My full-figured curvy temple; which has grown into early maturity.
Rather, I will become more than a statistic among my neighbors
I will rise above all ignorance that surrounds my neighbors, because I am more than just a name on a sheet of paper.
I will turn my aspirations into a reality...
Aspiration? Ah... The subtle crave of want and desire
As it runs steaming through my ebony skin
Aspiration? Runs deeper than my thick-hot blood stream
Aspiration for me is more than clothes, jewels, and fame; unlike my peers
I intend on making it out of the poverty, I intend on surpassing my struggles
Aspiration for my education has tripled since the beginning of this piece.
I wish my professor can see that I arrived on time, despite the stereotype.
I wish my professor can see that I arrived on time with heavy 6 ton bags under my eyes, weighing me down because I have went sleepless studying.
I wish my professor can see that as a "BLACK" woman, I did not take interest in making my hair look extra special today, despite the stereotype.
As a "BLACK" woman who has just touched her peak of passion for education. I wish my professor can see that I am not just a "BLACK" woman.
I wish my professor would consider the fact that i am striving to become more than just a stereotypical statistic,
Rather, I am striving to make something of myself
I am not pregnant,
With multiple baby daddy's
But instead, I have graduated high school,
Earned my high school diploma,
and have been accepted to numerous universities based on MY educational successes.
Professor can you see me now?