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wonders about my colour BLACK

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wonders about my colour BLACK

I don't know if I should love you or hate you
As innocent as I was you just had to label me
You took my love and replaced it with lust 
You made me lie
You thought me hate 
Most of all you made me hate the color black
You made me hate my Afro
You exploited my curves, my butt and my boobs
Yet I didn't understand why because when I looked at 
myself I saw an hour-glass with a pot-belly, curves, thick 
lips, with a heart that is so tough and long like the grate 
wall of china
Who's mind never shut like the busy streets of New York
Who has scars like the African mountains and valleys
Who has cries like winter rain 
With no voice like a whale crying for its child
You left me lost wondering, abandoned if I'm still human...

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...very sad subject but well written...

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Asiphe , :-) congratulations with your awesome "SELF PORTRAIT" poem. Take Care ~ PD

    Tomeli Avatar Asiphe Tomeli
    Date: 4/28/2013 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanx alot PD for your support and thanx 2 evry1 for supporting me as well. Big thanx 2 Linda, Kim, PD & Skat