As Black History Month draws to a close I would like to pay tribute to all women of color. I wrote the poems some years back and I want to share it with you. To every black woman who has gone through life believing she is not good enough; just know that you are enough!
Strong Black Woman
They told her she couldn’t do it,
But she proved them all wrong.
Poor, bare foot country girl
Wanting to be doctor?
“Must be crazy,” they told her.
But she knew she was sane,
A doctor she wanted to be,
And for that goal she did aim.
They looked in awe and wonder,
Said she made them proud.
Yet they didn’t think her good enough,
For they told her she couldn’t have him,
Asked if she had lost her mind,
Doctor or not he wouldn’t marry her,
Her family was too poor,
And she was just too black.
She pitied their ignorance,
Felt ashamed for their own
lack of self-esteem.
She knew what she wanted
She knew together they would make a good team.
So she married him,
and stupid people that they were,
They wondered did he really love her or did she cast a spell?
Still enslaved by mental slavery,
They find it hard to understand,
That it is not the color of your skin,
Or the family you are from,
That defines you as a man or a woman.