Little Brown Girl

Little brown girl we have a bad rep,

Of having an attitude and snappin’ our neck

And when you don’t feel accepted by the world,

Just remember we are God’s precious girls

They will try to make you feel insecure about the size of your lips

And the curve in your hips

But look around and you will see,

They are trying to imitate what you naturally received

Little brown girl don’t be fooled,

They compare our shades,

Pinning us against each other to be cruel

But at the end of the day we are all brown girls trying to make a way

And listen to me when I say,

Your hair is beautiful

Your natural kinks, twist, and curls

Are just as complex as us brown girls

They will try to make your strength fell intimidating,

Tell you you’re bitter and need to be at ease,

But never let someone make you feel guilty for their insecurities

Little brown girl you will soon see,

Being brown in today’s society means you have to be as strong as you can be

And when you’re down in a rut,

Can’t find clothes to fit over your butt,

Bending over backwards to take care of your home,

Or struggling to find makeup that matches your skin tone,

Just remember we are beautiful, envied, complex, powerful black girls

Never let anyone make you feel sorry for who you were born to be

 

This poem is about: 
My community

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