Don't Take my Black Card

I’m black I promise I am

I love fried chicken

Mac and cheese

Collard greens

Watermelon? My taste buds say no

But don’t take my black card just yet

I like kool-aide

 

I’m black I promise I am

I’ve seen Friday

ATL

Boys in the Hood

Love and Basketball

Juice? Never heard of it

But don’t take my black card away just yet

I’ve seen Poetic Justice

 

I’m black I promise I am

I mean that’s what the color of my skin says

Isn’t that all that should matter?

 

Yes my parents are married

But that shouldn’t make me any less black

And yes I grew up a suburbanite

Why can’t I still be black?

 

Could it be that I’m getting an education?

Maybe it’s because I act educated

But don’t take my black card

Intelligence shouldn’t make me any less black

 

Could it be that my fathers in my life?

Why should I be faulted for that?

It’s proven that black fathers are more involved than white and latino

So why do you still try to take my black card?

 

Well, you know what?

I’m gonna keep my black card

I am black and I have black pride

But I’m not gonna try and prove my blackness

What’s the point?

Trying to impress a people that went from being oppressed

To oppressing itself

 

So you’re not gonna take my black card away

Because I Am Black!!!

This poem is about: 
Me

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