Black Woman

Dipped in gold

Drenched in soul

Sealed with cold

How the world needs you, you'll never know

Weight of the world on your back but you never fold

Burdens of your plight, the heaviest of loads

Story behind your pain, a sad truth left untold

Yet so vibrant, still so bold

Strained and disappointed, you take on unfulfilled roles

Such big shoes to fill, and you still walk in their soles

Fearlessly you strut down an unpaved road

Because nobody could even imagine how you stroll

Despite the long journey, you never cease to go

Been beat and kicked while down, a diamond from the coal

In a dark room, a flower blooms and grows

Dirt threw on your name, but irrevocably you glow

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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