Inspiration Poetry

Our Blackness

My Prose Poetry on What Being Black Means to Me.

My Prose Poetry on What Being Black Means to Me.

My blackness didn’t use to be a thought in my mind.
I’m African. I’m a woman.
But I’m also Black.
I become aware of blackness through others.
I become aware of notions of blackness.
The accent. The address. The hair. The clothes.

But I see blackness in it’s power.
The strength in blackness.
The perseverance in blackness.
The intelligence in blackness.
The wisdom in blackness.

But I can see blackness in its beauty.
The beautiful shades of it’s black beauty.
I understand blackness in Rosa, Martin, and Malcolm.
I’m transported back in time. And my God, I see it’s Boldness.
This fuels my spirit.

I flip pages and immerse myself in the stories.
Through Maya, Toni, through Ta-Nehisi.
I understand the frustration because of the otherness.
That pain from knowing your color incites doubt and fear.
That knowing can arouse bitterness or defeat.
But there is a triumph in blackness.
And I’m moved because of our hope.
Because of our fight.
I revel in our people.
I revel in the history of greatness from the skin I occupy.

Our greatness.
Our blackness.

How do you interpret what it means to be black?



I’m the author of Reflect EveryDay, a Lifestyle Blog to provide motivation and inspiration. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experiences because I'm passionate about writing and engaging in discussions about life. Engaging in discussions on learning how to live well and handle life's challenges. I've featured articles in Her Daily, the Aloud Blog for New York Women in Communications and FindSpark Blog. I enjoy working on causes that support women, girls, and young professionals.

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