My Black is Beautiful: A Poem by K. Kennedy

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My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

No matter your shade,

Be it:

Almond, butter or mahogany

We are all covered by grace

Proudly showcase

the brilliant hue of you

No need to be morbidly blue

moca, coffee and chocolate too

Wonderful work of art

from finish to start

God be praised for the

extraordinary creation He made

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

Intricate tapestry of His glorious Majesty

Midnight, caramel and smoldering charcoal,

Confident enough to fly solo

Sun kissed bronze, licorice and cocoa

Until a new image is revealed

Old wounds remain unhealed

Step forward and take center stage,

Fear is a defeated opponent

This is your moment,

courageously own it!

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

Hold up the mirror,

How can I be any clearer?

Inside your mind greatness resides

Delve deeper beneath the cerebral cortex

to discover intellectual prowess

Laced with finesse

Impenetrable fortress

 command and impress

Robed in magnificence,

Stop bowing to anything less!

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

Bodacious Bella,

Always remember,

Your color is spectacular

Emerge from dark shadows

Razzle and Dazzle!

Valuable treasure of infinite worth

 Refuse to be silent or violent,

ILLUSTRIOUS bouquet

The King’s masterpiece,

Stand up and be proud

Let greatness resound!

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

Pecan tan and Ebony brown skin

No matter what the challenge,

Contrary to popular opinion

You were destined to win!

What shall we voice to critical naysayers,

Does my strength catch you by surprise?

Maya Angelou coined it best,

like ashes from the dust

Still I rise!

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

My black is beautiful

My black is powerful

My black is more exquisite

than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

One final lesson,

in this lyrical juxtapose

Our history is not our destiny

slavery has skewed our mentality

be not deceived by sensationalized media

promoting that which is controversial

to keep you and I adversarial

there is no honor among women slinging dirt

Seeking identity in the name of a purse! 

 

Our black is beautiful

Our black is powerful

Our black is more exquisite

Than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

Hearts filled with envy,

conceiving ancestral blasphemy!

When will it ever end?

REALITY SHOWS TRITE AND TRIVIAL

CONSTANT COMPARISONS,

Who’s a one and who’s a ten?

Instead of celebrating our beauty,

we build up walls of disunity!

 

Our black is beautiful

Our black is powerful

Our black is more exquisite

Than a pink diamond

Nestled in the Amazon

 

 ©2013 Kristie Kennedy

www.kristiekennedy.com

 I want to hear from you:

  • Can you relate?
  • Why is your black beautiful?

Comments

  1. Beautiful poem! I love the inclusivity! This is powerful. My fav. quote is “Our history is not our destiny” Deep!

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