Black is not derived from the word negro. Black was not on the fields, black was not in the home.
Black is my stereotypical ego that I was given when others were put upon a throne.
I am not colored "I AM BLACK!"
Not from melanin, the white man, discrimination, or my race and ...
I am black, because of what I see, because before I was seen, it was all I saw.
I am black, because it is the color of the ink in which my life uses to draw.
I am black, and I don't have to explain to you why I am black ... But I will.

I am black, not because I'm darker than another, but because when I was born my mother taught me not to judge.
In fact, when you lack the qualifications to understand is the moment when ignorance isolates illusions incapable of insulating intrusions within the mind.
A color most seen through the blind, but it sharpened our senses.
I am not saying it was the whites who were relentless , but what I am saying is that they are the reason for our genesis.
Screw all that, because when that little white girl, and little black boy become the best of friends
Those same illusions incapable of intrusions amend.
The bible says, " who ever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in the darkness."
This is not a Harkness, this is NOT debatable, because I am explaining to you why ... I am black.

But, I'll stick to whats relatable, contemptible, degradable ... Until you are able to prove me wrong.
I am black, because I am one of a kind.
I am black, because I don't spend time trying to justify the significance of skin color.
I am black, because it was the color of my mother's mother.
I am black, because it is what I choose to be.
But I will NOT be black, because of what your ancestors chose to see.
This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world
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