Good morning. As a poetess, I wanted to share how I feel as a woman of color. This poem is celebrating the skin that I am in. Happy Black History Month.
My black is beautiful
by: Nicole L. Ellis
My black is beautiful and comes in various shades
Skin smooth as chocolate, I must be heaven made
A descendent of kings and queens
I was created to embody the finer things
More precious than gems and stones
The beauty I exude goes all the way to the bone
Bole, Bronze, Brown, Camel or Coffee
In 365 days I transform into more than what the naked eye can see
A rainbow of hues that is shared with the world
My black is beautiful and I’m a pretty brown girl
Some say that my black absorbs the light
I am filled with the Spirit so when I smile it’s extra bright
There is nothing derogatory that anyone can say to me
Embracing who I am allows me to be free
When famous dishes are blackened they are seasoned beyond perfection
Calling someone black to offend is a common misconception
Being “in the black” is a profitable term
So I guess my black is used to affirm
Affirm who God created me to be
My black is beautiful and I love ME!!!
Happy Black History Month!
If you are an African-American, learn to love the skin that you are in. Find the positives for being you. God created you. Learn to love yourself more!!!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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