Poetry

“BLACK IS WHAT I AM!”

Black is what I am?

But it’s not who I am!

I AM the son of two overachievers

Who avoided all obstacles to become a success.

I AM hardworking, loyal, persistent.

I AM a dreamer, perfectionist.

I AM NOT your TOKEN,

I AM NOT your UNCLE.

Don’t look at my skin to undermine me.

And don’t use stereotypes to define me.

Don’t use my pigment to make me less,

Or use is to connect me to mess.

I AM what I give,

I AM what I do,

I AM A SUCCESSFUL, AMBITIOUS, BLACK MAN.

UNDERSTAND?!

 

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