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Graphic illustration by Emmanuella Frimpong

VOX Teen Poetry: I AM

by share

I am the caramel drizzle
I am the mocha found in your coffee
I am the rich soil
I am the cocoa bean found in the chocolate
I AM THE DARKER BROTHER & SISTER
that society criticizes
I am the creator
Lewis H. Latimer, Garrett Morgan, George Washington Carver, Elijah McCoy, Marie Van B. Brown, Thomas L. Jennings, Madam C..J. Walker
We are the inventors
They say Black people are not beautiful
No one wants to be black
They say Black people are not smart
There is nothing unique about them
Their skin has no shine to it
Hide your treasure because they are all criminals
They say we have no songs
They say Black people don’t blossom
YET I AM BLACK AND
I am beautiful, I am loved, I am smart, I am unique
I am the sunshine, I am the treasure, I am the song, I am the blossoming flower
I set the goal
I am the leader, I am BLACK
The mighty warrior

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comments (3)

  1. Tomi Akinyele

    Beautiful!

  2. Lionell Goodman

    Awesome 👏🏾

  3. kyah

    ❤️❤️❤️