What life is like to be a Black woman?

I am a Black woman

That is full of white folk

With riches and small talk

That a Black person can't stand

Black slaves with ugly honkies

that just want to be free

like Frederick Douglass

As civil rights grow

We Blacks can try to face

The evil whites

That can try to stop 

Martin Luther King 

destroy Black Panthers territory

take away the rights of Rosa Parks

If my life can be better

then I shall kill the white folks

To free my Black community

I am a Black warrior

For my precious Nikki Giovanni

I will be glad to destroy the honkies

Them bloody white folks just have to go

Because if they don't then I shall kill

I am a Black woman 

Who is free and middle class

Who can really save me?

Because no blacks can help me

When there is all these crackers

With help and money

While I am stuck in

My realitty of whites

I am a Black woman

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
My community
Our world
Guide that inspired this poem: 
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741