Black Woman You Are





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Published on Jun 15, 2009

Black Woman You Are
By Jerald Howard

I couldnt care less about your hue or complexion
What I really love is your strength and direction

For centuries youve found a way to overcome
You make no excusesyou just get it done

Black woman I love you in every way
Black woman I love you everyday

Black Woman

Youre filled with love and pridedetermination and resilience
I admire your courage, your beauty, and your brilliance

It really doesnt matter whats your sorority

And no disrespect to my sisters with your wondrous calls
But the truth is I couldnt care less if you pledged at all

Because no Greek letter or word can define who you are
Thats not what makes you such a shining star

Its your essence and grace that sets you afar
Your love and your beauty makes you better than par

Black Woman

Youve been lied to, raped, and beatencheated on and mistreated
But no matter how others scoff, youre still there when youre needed

And we dont say it nearly as much as we need to
But black women, your men appreciate you

Lemonade out of lemons you continue to make
Even when we are the lemons, you refuse to forsake

Whilst we moan and complain and fuss and cuss
You continue to believe in and encourage us

And we love you so much more than we could ever show
Even though I use this poem to try and let you know

These words that I speak only begin to capture
An inkling, of how you cause such rapture

Rapture in the sense of pure ecstasy
Move brisk like the wind and stand next to me

No matter how I confabulate, articulate, verbalize or vocalize
My words fall short of what you are in our eyes

Black Woman

Will Smith is not legendit is you who are legend
You are our queensyou who are destined

Destined for greatnessdestined for success
When God gave us you, he decided to bless

To bless us with your goodnessto bless us with your grace
If excellence had one, youd be its face

Black Woman

I love your lips. I love your hips. I love your attitude
Let me see where else I dare allude

Maybe to your sweet and lovely thighs
Thighs when spread, they set forth cries

Cries of passioncries of bliss
The cries of my baby boys lips I kiss

The cries of our children pushed forth from your womb
The seeds we plant; the flowers you bloom

Black Woman

Youre my grandmother, cousin, auntie, and niece
Youre hope, youre love, youre happiness and peace

Youre our mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives
Youre the reason were hereyou are our lives

You are our triumph and celebrationthe reason we gloat
This is for you black women. The realest thing I ever wrote

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