Ms. Melanin’s Song

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By: Elaine Elaine

I love the way her melanin looks on me
I don’t get broken
Torn
Between anger
Disbelief
Feel self-hatred inside
When I hear someone say pretty chocolate girl
Though
I have heard some melanin beauties express
That it is not becoming it is not in their best interest
That they don’t want to be referred to in that way
To be put in that black box with the mother of all
But it sure sounds good to me
That she is the reason
She’s a part of how I came to be
To feel the honor; that ancient pride
This I will never hide
Because she is in my every heartbeat
Her beauty
Her ways still live here today
And when you look into my eyes it is a discovery
Plainly all can see
That we came from a melanin woman
Who birthed life into this world
So I say to you,
You can no longer hide
Dictate
Dismiss
Underestimate
Whitewash
Pretend not to see
That I am her
And that the first woman is in me
And that she is our life line
Our history

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