Black Enough

I’m tired of these white boys

Saying I'm not “black enough”

I “act white” and “talk white”

So I don’t match their model   


I’m tired of them white boys

Trying to define how I should be

Like my blackness somehow dependent on how they perceive me


I was born into black

So I don't have to fit stereotypes

I was born into this culture

And I'm damn proud of who I am

I'm black because the melanin

But it's more than skin deep

I'm black because my heritage

Stemmed from roots of slavery


This hair come thick

This blood run thicker



Soul music

And momma’s cookin’


There isn't any person

Who can tell me how to be

So just let me live my life

Because I'm black enough for me


This poem is about: 
My community


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