I am black,but, I

I am black,

but, I am an American,

yet, because of my color, you stab me in the back?


They tell me I speak too proper for a girl of my color,

and that I could be mistaken as white,

I'm sorry that my skin isn't like the president's, who's on the dollar.


I'm a "thug" and a "gangster" when I rap like Macklemore or Eminem,

but he's white, unlike me, and he's so "cool" and "awesome"

because I'm black, I can't rap like them?


I'm a person, not an object,

why does no one see that?

I guess society must be wrecked.


I'm a woman of color, no excuses, please,

I'm proud of my skin, and my heritage within,

so go, be racist like always, so your heart will continue to freeze.

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerful expression. Always let poetry fill your life. Keep expressing your heart.  

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