I AM MORE THAN JUST COLOR

I am more than color,

I am a young female who is trying to make it,

someone who is not out here trying to fake it,

but the hope of one day to telling my baby girl I made it,

I am more than color,

I am the first to break from  my teen pregnancy family curse,

 really I am the first  to not open my legs,

but I realize my education must come first,

I am more than color,

I am someone who faked a smile at work everyday,

because she knew in order to get pay,

she had to entertain,

in order to feel welcome in another white women work space,

I am more than the average black female statistics

I am my mothers living dream

I am more than what you see of me

I AM MORE THAN COLOR

I am more than color

We are young African American female teens

who still have dreams

I am tired of seeing us being portray as young pregnant, uneducated teens

This poem is about: 
Me

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