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Below is the poem entitled Black Girl which was written by poet Devondra Banks. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Black Girl

Curves to follow for days,
Twists and turns,
Blueprint of a maze.
Full lips, smooth skin,
Sharp tongue, story within,
Black girl.

Educated, 
Contrary to naysayers' tongues.
Soft hands, hard head,
Rough life,
Freedom songs sung,
Black girl.

Eloquent speech
To reach
The minds of stereotypes.
Wisdom to raise the veils 
From the blind and offer sight.
Made to nurture, requested to raise,
Attitude ain't so bad, sometimes too brave,
Black girl.

Often standing behind for support,
Hardly in front to define her worth,
Blind love, ebony hair,
Perfect poise, honest heir,
Almond eyes, round nose,
Scarred knees, painted toes,
Black girl.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:21:00 PM

    Rightly defined! One love. Joy Wells

    Banks Avatar Devondra Banks Date: 9/13/2012 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A simple tribute to my sisters......although misunderstood, we still understand each other. Thanks for the love!
  1. Date: 8/29/2012 11:37:00 PM

    You rock with this composition.

    Banks Avatar Devondra Banks Date: 8/30/2012 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Robert!! :-)
  1. Date: 8/27/2012 4:33:00 PM

    Your pen is incredible Devondra!!! Amazing!!!

    Banks Avatar Devondra Banks Date: 8/30/2012 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a bunch G Pace!