Black Bear

Dear Stereotypes, 

Black bear looks in the mirror, what do we see?

Black bear, black bear scary as can be.

I look in the mirror what do they see?

Black girl, black girl angry as always.

They look in the mirror and see anger all the time

Because whenever they see us we’re speaking our mind.

But why is that an issue?

You see when they see black girl angry it's because her chicken isn’t cooked right

Or black girl angry because her man is being uptight.

But that anger isn’t anger.

That’s called love.

Because our brothers, our cousins, our uncles, our sons

Are being shot by the bullet of a gun.


Dear Black Men,

It’s funny how that love isn’t being reciprocated.

You see even to black men, black girl angry is a problem.

Instead of facing the issues of why we’re mad

They cower in their rooms and don’t text us back.

And it’s not because we’re ghetto or loud

It’s because we’re strong and proud

And don’t let no man take control of our mouths.


Dear Black Women

When I look in the mirror I see black girl hungry for an education.

Black girl motivated because that AP class no one thought she could get right

Finally paid off one night.

Black girl independent because that guy who leaves her on read

Is not worth the blood, sweat, and tears she shed.

Black bear looks in the mirror what does she see?

Black bear, black bear strong as can be.

Black girl looks in the mirror what does she see?

Black girl, black girl strong independent woman society wll one day believe.


This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
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