What Was A Black Woman's Truth

*What Was A Black Woman's Truth*

When was the time for her to call a place her home, without it being ripped out from under her, When was the time for her to allow herself as a person to be known, without permission, without repercussion and thrown stones,

 

When was the time for her to stand her ground and protect her own, When was the time for her to reach her dreams, tô turn 18,

When was the time for her to claim her womanhood her own,when was the time for her to be cômfortable In her own skin, to love her Beauty, as much you loved approperiating it, you made fun these of lips, play the copy cat, claiming their yours, Kylie getting love for another woman's identity you consider a flaw,

 

When was the time for hêr to break away from the commercial Hiphop game, exchanging envy, disrespecting sỉstah, after sistah's nảme,there’s no other way to be number one in this game, changing Hip-hops name is what you told hêr was how the game was run, by hêr body ánd twêrking skills, shots fired after shots fired, she'll be a pro at rising the hype of getting ahead,

 

When was the time for her to release her neck from the noose of the oppressor and breathe a sweet breeze of the words growing between her lips, inside of her mind and soul, When was the time for hêr to lay hêr lyrics of message, power, self love, knowledge, pêrsistencê,

When was the time for her potential to be known, loud and respected, college degree, Marching in these streets, When was the time for her to be known as another Sojourner of Truth, Another Maya, Another Rosa, Another Michelle, Another Cathay, Another Erykah Badu,

When was the time for her tell the man In the white house her life matters, When was the time put the gun down, kill the noise, Kill all the lights, Kill all the worldstarhiphop hype, let hêr speak,

 

When was time for her to be just Kathryn, Shantel, Rekia, Aiyana,Sandra, Janisha, Tarika, Miriam, Gynnya, Ralkina, Tanisha, Shareese, Mya, Bianca, Kendra, Alesia, Malissa, Darnisha, Joyce, Shelly, Symone, Raynette, Natasha, Charleena, Kindra, Alberta, Yvette, Ava Le'Ray,

When was the time for her story tô be heard and told from her own lips,

When was the time for her to choose who she loves,

When was time for her to say I am not meant to be caged,

 

When was the time for her to say Black has Matter, Black has history beyond the textbooks they feed & imprison into our minds everyday,

Black is more than a color it has name, it has a purpose, Black is written down everyday because of what it can bring,

Black is Wealth, Black is Knowledge, Black is Power, Black is Beauty, Black is Life,

 

When was the time for her to break away from the prison America trapped her in, When was the time for her to wash away the symbol of captivity that was painted on her back from the day of birth,

When was the time for her to speak out, speak the history of the Black Woman’s name and truth America collected in it’s mind, and locked away behind its lips, When was the time for her to say her body is not a battleground to be misused and abused for the purpose of control and hatred,

Letting the system rob of her of her genetics claim her as madness,

 

When was the time for her take the name back,

When was the time for her tô look into her daughter’s eyes and tell her she matters,

When was the time for her to say I am not the flag that they painted and masked my body with, I am a Black Woman,

When was the time tô let a Black Woman Know She Matters,

When was the time to put some respect on a Black Womans Name,

When was the time for a Black Woman to know she is as powerful as the sistahs before her and now,

When was the time for a Black Woman to claim her Crown,

When was the time for a Black Woman to reach beyond her chains, stare America in its face, and say,

When was the time for society to let a Black Woman Breathe.....

 

Who was Charlenna,

Who was Sandra,

Who was Mya,

Who was Ava Le'Ray,

Who was she,

What was her truth,

What was her truth,

What was her truth,

 

Tell me America, What was a Black Woman Truth!

What was a Black Woman's truth,

What was a Black Woman's truth,

What was a Black Woman's truth,

The truth,

The truth,

The truth,

 

What was a Black Woman's truth,

What was a Black Woman’s truth,

What was a Black Woman’s truth,

You gave me societies answers to the truth,

 

Apparently, freedom of speech doesn’t include black voices,

They'll have to use my Voice, because the last word I speak,

 

the Breathe I take, will be for another Black Woman’s Truth.

*Taylor Cathey
What Was A Black Woman's Truth- (Vindicated Voices).
07/11/2017 1:50 PM

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