Black child why do you sneer at your reflection?
Black child why do you tilt your head to hear the negative noise?
Black child why you only look at the reflection staring back?
Peer into the girls eyes looking back at you
Right your head and still your mind to shine the light
Black child why you touch your skin with such heavy distaste?
Black child why do you frown and wish you looked lighter?
Black child why do you let yourself feel unworthy at the sight of your colour?
Glide your fingers on the smooth cocoa surface that glows so bright in the light
Feel the love of your likeness from the tips of your fingers to the depths of your soul
Black child why do you hide your scalp behind synthetic hair?
Black child why do you wrap the strong curls on your head under a cap?
Black child why do you fear to wear the hair on head with confidence?
Dig your fingers into the thick roots to your warm scalp and curls them
Feels the million soft wisps of curled hair that only your kin is lucky to have to braid
Black child why do you look at the girl of the same colour as you and think her worthless?
Black child why do you walk where the women of your colour dwell and spit at their pride?
Black child why do you encourage the girl of same skin to lighten herself tp get your attention?
Black is beautiful in its brown or blue black shimmer that reflects the sun
Feel the beauty that is within you as is from the outside, feel unique in that rare blessing of melanin.