A Black Woman’s Veins

30 Mesmerizingly Beautiful Women Painting Ideas on Canvas

 

What is it that courses through a black woman’s veins?

Our history intricately woven in struggle and pain.

Despite the obstacles continually faced,

We move with unmovable strength and such regal grace

What is it that courses through a black woman’s veins?

Constantly we are berated and made to feel shame.

Too loud, too much attitude, too outspoken, too demonstrative

In a court room full of accusers we are never the plaintiff.

Always the defendant actively trying to navigate the stereotypes that are hollow,

The plight of those before us serving as a guide for tomorrow

What is it that courses through a black woman’s veins?

Maya said we were phenomenal right?

Rosa taught us to never give up and keep equality in sight,

Kathrine’s calculations  helped foster preparations to the moon

Dorthy was a human computer, and Mary made every black engineers hearts swoon

 

What is it that courses through a black woman’s veins?

When they ravage us with hurt, yet tell us to not complain

When they pick apart the art that is our bodies,

big hips, big butt, big lips, big what…why are we never enough?

When they go low though, Michelle taught us to go high,

to look to the sky and gain strength and to have pride

In who we are, in whose we are, and what we have yet to become.

What is that courses through a black woman’s veins?

That allows her to spit out defeat, and boldly proclaim…

We are here!

We overcome death, we overcome struggle, we overcome one parent households

We are strong, we are unrelenting, we are bold!

What is it a about a black woman, our stability is a force deep within

We take, and take, and take, and still we never break.

What is it about a black woman, we are an impenetrable wall

no matter the toil, no matter the heartache, we never fall

Our crowns become crooked, titled, even jaded,

There are times that they may even fall off, or become a little tainted

But we look in the mirror, we look deep within, beyond our skin and we always find strength

What is it that courses through a black woman’s veins….?

~Jay Smoove~

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