Words From My Mother

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Words from my mother

Combing through knotted curly hair

One ear, Out the other

Phrases too hard to bear

 

Hardest part of the day

To me, this is so clear

Children go out and play

I'm the only black face here

 

Words from my mother

Tying my shoes

One ear, Out the other

Battles I chose to lose

 

Black is good

She'd always say

Yet, there I stood

And black I stayed

 

Words from my mother

Mirrors reveal ugly truths

One ear, Out the other

Other people see them too

 

Black is good

Black is divine

Yet, there I stood

I didn't feel fine

 

Now I am sixteen

The way time flies

I am still me

All the tears and goodbyes

 

The years go by

Counting the days

The Lord heard my cries

No longer am I a slave

 

Black is good

Black is grand

Yet there I stood

And here I stand

 

Words from my mother

Forever in my heart

One step after another

Here, my life can start

 

 

 

 

 

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