when I was just a girl, I never asked my mother what will I be. Yet, here’s what her presence offered to me.

you will stay

Black like me

proud like me

smart like me

kind like me

loving like me

flawed like me

and sometimes you might be

glad like me

sad like me

hurt like me

selfless like me

stubborn like me

angry like me

and when there are storms

you will dance

through them like me

fall down like me

get up like me

and when there are rainbows

you will smile

through them like me

sing your own song like me

feel joy like me

but for now

be royal like me

be loyal like me

be a woman like me

stay Black like me

for one of these days

you will shed this cocoon

stand in front of a mirror

and be Black like you

Hey there I'm D. Writer/Poet/Mother - I know a little Tai Chi, but my Kung Fu is weak - beautifully flawed Email:dabboh76@outlook.com

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