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Just Like You

I can't pop my gum when I speak
 I was born without that gene
I don't show the fullness of my hips through the tight fit of my jeans
 I like breathing
I don't accentuate my words with a finger cutting through the air
 My meaning still comes through
I may not act like you, walk like you or talk like you
 I am still a Black Woman
We share the same passion and pain
 Our mothers and grandmothers gave us our sass
Our fathers and grandfathers gave us our strength
I may not be just like you but I am you
 A Black Woman

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  1. Date: 11/11/2010 5:13:00 AM
    this was a great piece but it realy put black women down. just like you they ar'nt all like that, with bad habits. thats the neighbor hood your from. and the charitaristic's that mothers give us our sass, and fathers give us our strength. is a foundation if inequality. in other words i like the way the poem is, but i just don't like the poem, john h loving iii

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 4:35:00 PM
    The power of your womenhood permeates through your writing. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 6:45:00 AM
    love it. Love your take on this

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 4:54:00 PM
    A beautiful statement, thank you for your kind comment, follow your dreams! love Simone

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 3:11:00 PM
    Women of all races face some of the same feelings, emotions, hopes, loves, and expectations from life for us and our families..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 9:29:00 AM
    This sure speaks volumes! I really loved the conviction in this write of yours, Monica :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 10:20:00 AM
    Very nice Monica. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 2:21:00 AM
    Beautiful and powerful write Monica.. Awesome!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 4:35:00 PM
    I... think... I'm in love.... with you :-) powerful write girlfriend.

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 6:29:00 PM
    I like this one. It reminds me of someone I knew.

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 5:37:00 PM
    I love it deep, and well spoking:)

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 3:15:00 PM
    i like your strength, well stated, thank you, chuck

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 1:47:00 PM
    lovely write with strong words, love this one..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 6:02:00 AM
    Well said!!! please read my poem "What My Eyes See Now" I think you will like it...always Michael

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 4:13:00 AM
    Beautiful. I really enjoyed the diginity of this.